What started out as a sort of "experiment", turned into the best vacation Lorraine and I have ever had as a couple. Most romantic, most surprising, most interesting, most fun. I never went on a "guided" tour before, had never been to Italy (a lifelong dream), and I was never in a country that didn't speak English as their first language. I had only movies and books to help me anticipate what to expect, so I was a bit concerned that my expectations would be too high. Suffice it to say, the guides (locals) made this trip even better than my expectations, and the group of people I was with enriched it all the more.
If you don't have much time - make sure to go through the "Best of Tour" photos. These are the most "representative" of all that we did and saw. However, there are terrific pictures under all of these tabs; both people and scenery. Feel free to right click and copy any of them if you like. I suggest clicking on the first picture of each group, which will enlarge it, (the thumbnails do not usually show everything) and then simply click on the right arrow ( ). Grab a "cafe" and sit and enjoy. After looking at the last picture, you can return to this "home" page for the trip, by clicking on the home ( ) button.