The Gang: Because it's not all about places.
All of my memories from Italy are incomplete without the people I experienced them with. Sure, the places will be there for a long time to come and others will visit them, but none will have the same fond memories that I do because the people will be different. There will never be another experience like ours.
So here they are, the ducks all in a row, caught during a fondue lunch at the top of a mountain near the end of our trip together.
There was also a gaggle of local guides,
at a Rick Steves' "travel is concentrated living"
average of one per day:
Katerina and frescoes in Padua
Rosanna and mosaics in Ravenna
Ricardo and dukes in Urbino
Rosie and the hike at the Villa di Monte Solare
Amaro and his olive oil
Roberto and the tombs of the Etruscans
Giovanni under the sun in Cortona
Nina and the bicycles in Lucca
Contessa Claudia and her 2 villas
Elena and her wine and gazzoline
Lucy and her life in Mondovi
Mario and his farm
Rosalie and her spices and wine in Stresa
Now that we've made all of the introductions, we can begin our story.
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