Adriane Dedic & John Raskopf 
 Italian Vacation
Milan, Varesse, Lake Como, Venice, Murano, Burano and now Florence, Umbria and Rome.....
San Marco Square in Venice is spectacular! We timed our stay in Venice to meet my best friend from high school, Julie and her husband Carl, since their cruise would be stopping in Venice on April 20! We met at the Florian Cafe. From Venice we headed to Florence, the home of Michelangelo and other glorious Italian Renaissance artists.

Note the very top of the Cupola of the famous Duomo in Florence, ....after climbing 630 circular, winding steps, we had a breath taking view over looking all of Florence. 

Leaving Florence in our tiny Fiat Punto, we headed for Siena, and the 
area of Umbria. From our farm house cottage high up in the Umbrian  hills, we took day trips to the medieval towns of Perugia, Todi, Orvieto and Assisi.

 We said good by to our little Fiat in Orvietto and hopped the train to Rome.  From the rooftop patio of our hotel in Rome, we could look over the entire city! (next)