Jan. 14 - Arrival in Rome
Our Italy group is having a grand time. We had two days in Venice, one of which was sunny; two days in Florence, one of which featured torrential rain; and today we arrived in Rome, though it was several hours behind schedule. Our bus broke down twice on the way from Florence to Assisi, and we spent a fair amount of time waiting around, although in beautiful places. First stop was in Passignano on Lake Trasimeno for a late lunch, and then after quite a long delay, we were picked up by a new bus and dropped off in Assisi. What a gorgeous medieval town. Because of the delay we only had time to see the Basilica of St. Francis, but it finally stopped raining and there was a gorgeous sky and view of the valley below. We have not had very easy access to wifi while here, so not many updates yet, sorry. Tomorrow, as hard as it is to believe, is our last day.
We've been enjoying wonderful food, great fellowship, and incredibly rich experiences in this beautiful country. We're so grateful for safety and great times.