The days have been filled with beautiful sights, wonderful images, sculptures and paintings, and awesome food & wine!
I've expanded my knowledge of Giotto, and satisfied a curiosity about his work which was born when I visited the Scrovegni Chapel last year. My eyes were opened to the works of Fra Bartolomeo, Fra Lippi, and Cimabue to name a few. I have explored every corner of the Uffizi and Museo San Marco.
I've learned that the train system sometimes is not as perfect as I thought it was, and I'm not taking about the unexpected strikes in Italy. The bus system can be a little tricky if you don't know where you are going. I have validated what I've know all along: "I suck at reading maps"! , so thank God for the little blue dot on my google maps app that tells me where I want to go and if I'm going the right way.
I've also observed that Italian men are not afraid to wear skinny jeans, and most of them look pretty nice in them, and yes some of them carry a "man-purse".
The beggars in the street that come at you from all angles bother the crap out of me, today an old lady came to me asking for money and told me she was pregnant, really ?? she looked almost 70!
A little weekend trip took me to Paris, which only reaffirmed that Italy is the place for me. I found things in Paris more expensive this time around that when I was there two years ago. They do have the most awesome breads and croissants!
I think I finally have become addicted to coffee, I love having my cappuccino and a cornetto in the morning, my caffé in the afternoon, what the hell I'm saying my caffé at all hours of the day!
I love eating at my local trattoria, and having so many options to eat and hang out near my apartment.
At lunch his place is filled with locals and students alike looking for a quick bite to eat at a reasonable price, whether is a panino or a pasta dish. He always greets you with a smile
Click on this link for an overview of the Best of Sicily tour.