Thursday, November 6, 2008

Here it is: Our Top Ten (and then some)

Howard and Dayna’s Top Ten

#1: Walking between Trevi Fountain and the Pantheon in Rome

#2: Borghese Gallery in Rome

#3: Pompeii

#4: Amalfi Coast

#5: Tuscan countryside and hill towns

#6: Bike-riding in Lucca

#7: Bargello Museo Nazionale in Florence

#8: Chianti Sculpture Garden

#9: Venice

#10: The Cinque Terre

Because we couldn’t limit it to ten, here are the next ten in no particular order:

Driving in Italy

View from Manuel’s Guesthouse in Montorosso

Outdoor antique markets

David (“the” David)


Duomo in Milan

Alabaster of Volterra

Boboli Gardens in Florence

Colosseum in Rome


Okay, so we can’t quite limit it to twenty. Here are a few honorable mentions:

Il Campo in Seina

Duomo in Orevito

Raffaele Ariante of Assisi

St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican

Spanish Steps in Rome

Oh, and we really liked the Sistine Chapel

Thank you to all of you who have joined us on this trip through my blog. And a very special thank you to those who have been so faithful in leaving your comments, thoughts, suggestions, and good cheer - you have made this trip much richer as a result!


Destree said...

That looks just like my bike...just different coloring. I think I need to add some polkadots!!

Shelly said...

Your photos are phenomenal !! What a fantastic trip you've had. Thanks for sharing.
Safe journey home.

Peshe said...

i liked the glass, the rocks, the shells, the litter/trash, and oh yeah the glass. the boots are good. sculpture gardens. morning view. abandoned buildings. flea market finds. but best of all...knowing the folks who took the trip.

gl. said...

it's a dalmation bike! safe journey home, you two!

Bridget B. said...

the cinque terra made it Darren and my top ten, too - Darren still compares every pizza we get to one he got there - complete with fresh pineapple. :) Thanks so much for sharing all of this with us!! (even though I am about a week behind now on your blog . . .)

Anonymous said...

i also loved pompeii (have wanted to visit there since i was in 2nd grade, so went vicariously with you!), the chianti gardens, and would have loved the bike riding. but so many beautiful places that you so generously shared with us. i feel as if i've gone myself and if i don't get there i can live happily knowing i am more in touch with the italy you visited. bless you, dayna! vicki

theresa martin said...

I enjoyed tagging along on your trip - thanks for the beautiful photos and stories. May you get over jet lag quickly!

theresa martin said...

Thanks for your visit to my blog - I did enjoy tagging along with you and had the same sentiment as you - we can't see everything (as much as we wanted to)! It makes for something to look forward to on the next trip, doesn't it?