The 20th Trip To Italy - Umbria, Upper Lazio, Tuscany, Lazio, Rome
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The trip we planned last year, changed 4 times, and then cancelled may finally materialize next Tuesday ! I am only hoping that we are healthy and take the trip without much difficulty. This is the longest period of time I ever did not travel to Italy since 2001, and 2011 was the first time a trip was not taken there since 2000, when also I planned a trip that was cancelled. This time we begin in Rome where we rent a car and drive immediately to Orvieto, where we stay for 3 days visiting with two of our closest friends, Ric and Sharon (boy have I missed them !!!). During that time we will permit Ric and Sharon to lead us around to anywhere they want. We also plan to visit with another friend, Franco Sala, who lives in Orvieto. Then we drive to La Palagina, a villa just to the west of Figline Valdarno, where we will spend time with Luca and Mary, and again let Luca show us around. Then off to Pisa where we will spend a night at the Arno Riverside hotel, Royal Victoria, and Lidia may visit us. Then we will drop off the car and take the train in Florence for a week long visit. I have not been that long in Florence since the early 2000's. There we will continue to hang out with Luca, perhaps Mary (she may not be able to get off from work), Lidia, and any member of her family who can find time from their busy schedules to see us. Then back to Rome for a day, where we will try to see the new Museum of Modern Art of the XXI Century (MAXXI).