2016 Trip to Italy (Photos)

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  2. Hello -

    Yesterday, Amy and I returned from a wonderful week spent in Italy. Although we've done a fair amount of traveling during our many years together, this 30th Wedding Anniversary vacation was our first trip "across the Atlantic". (It was a present to ourselves.) We had a wonderful time, to put it mildly! Our "home base" was a lovely hotel in Montecatini, Italy. We were part of a 51-person tour group. It was our first time traveling in such a group. Together, we took day trips by bus to places like Venice, Pisa, Lucca, Siena, Florence, and another place which I don't remember. (LOL!) The daily bus trips were long, but the destinations were well worth the longer rides. Because of this type of vacation, we were able to see a whole lot of this region of Italy. But because of time restraints, the well-scheduled tours were quick. This bus tour type vacation gave us a decent "overview" of places that we would like to experience again if/when we return to Italy on our own. Without a doubt, though, this was a fantastic vacation for us!

    The following photos is sampling of what we saw in Italy. I shot over 500 photos and video using my happy iPhone 6 during this vacation. Surprisingly, this little "smartphone" took some nice photos. (I left my trusty Canon 70D camera at home because I did not want to risk losing or damaging it.) I hope that these photos serve to "wet the interest" of anyone who might be entertaining the idea of traveling to Europe. Just in Italy alone, there is so much beauty and so much HISTORY to explore.

    Last edit by Joe V on Jan 24, '17
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  4. by   Joe NightingMale
    Great pics Ted!
  5. by   StNeotser
    Oh, Lovely Ted. Rushing out the door to work but it looks like you went all the good places!
  6. by   dianah
    Fantastic!! Great overview, as you said! I'll bet the other pics are just as good, you have given just enough to whet an appetite!
  7. by   Farawyn
    Love it, I wanna go back!
  8. by   Davey Do
    Great ! Now I've got a picture to hang over my fireplace!


    Really, Ted- those are some awesome pics!
    Last edit by Davey Do on Nov 1, '16
  9. by   Ted
    ROFLMAO! Davey- Do! LOL!
  10. by   BCgradnurse
    Beautiful pics, Ted! So glad you had a wonderful time!
  11. by   tnbutterfly
    Great pictures Ted.
  12. by   No Stars In My Eyes
    Neat pix, Ted! I saw some cool places I'd have liked to hang out at if I were ever to go there. The people-watching must be great, too.
  13. by   FranEMTnurse
    Wow Ted, you had an awesome trip!
    Last edit by FranEMTnurse on Nov 13, '16 : Reason: wrong name
  14. by   NutmeggeRN
    OH my Gosh, great pics!!! Got there last year, just Florence but it was magnificent!!!
  15. by   Joe V
    Great album! Love the photos - especially the one where she is holding up the Tower of Pisa. (It's clear you were having a great time.)

    Thanks for sharing