Our trip is coming up fast… I can’t wait! In just a few short weeks, we’ll be in Nice, then the West coast of Italy, Malta, and afterwards, Paris!
Barry and I have been pouring through excursion options for our Azamara cruise adventure, and we’ve definitely decided on Modeno (a three hour drive from the port of Livorno) so that Barry can drive a Ferrari on THE Ferrari test track. This won’t be cheap. Afterwards, we’ll take our rental car back and enjoy some of the small towns enroute to the port. Our rental car alone for the day is 140 Euro! Everything is so darn expensive in Italy, but we’ll enjoy our experience there nonetheless.
We’re still up in the air for some of the other cities we’ll be experiencing (many overnight) on our journey. I think we’ll probably do a full day Segway Tour in Rome on Palm Sunday (whilst avoiding the crazy near the Vatican… oh hell no), the only caveat to that trip would be that we have to make a tight schedule for the fast train into the heart of Rome from the port, or we won’t make the 9:30am departure for our first full day of touring in Rome.
Malta? We have no idea what we’re doing while we’re there… Got any ideas? I’ve never been to that neck of the woods before. (Whereas, I’ve been to the rest of the cities we’re traveling to).
In Paris, we’re thinking about doing a full day wine tour to Burgundy (I think that’s what Barry was talking about), and maybe another tour on Segways through the city. We’re still up in the air on the options for the four days there. We’re staying at a beautiful B&B in Paris, so that’ll be a cool way to experience that city!
Our cruise ship itself is pretty much all-inclusive for meals, alcohol, and entertainment, so we are skipping the nickel and diming of the floating trailer parks of cruises past. I don’t think we’ll have the desire to ever go back to that style of cruising again, especially for the longer itineraries, anyhow.
One thing I might mention, our house will have a housesitter… so, we’re comfortable with the security while we’re gone. Just sayin’
YOUR TURN: Got any ideas for us? We’re definitely booked for April 12, 18, and 20th.