Well, since our last adventure...
As you can see in the photos, we went to the Colosseum, Palantine Hill and the Roman Forum. Pretty cool stuff, Palatine Hill was especially great. The Colosseum is incredible when you're actually there, beats all the documentaries by far. Amazing to hear about the things that went on a few hundred years ago.
We left Rome after 5 nights, glad to be away from the chaos and constant smoke. Not that it's bad, but there's only so much Rome you can take! We headed out to Perugia (on the recommendation of certain PEOPLE WHO SHALL REMAIN NAMELESS) and promptly had Adam's phone stolen by a dirty gypsie. He courageously gave chase but the thief slipped his clutches. Dammit. So we spent the rest of the day finding the carabineri (local police) and explaining what had happened via interperative dance, as he spoke no english, except to tell us that he spoke no english. But he was funny, and it all worked out.
The next day (Friday) we caught a bus to a tiny little medieval town called Gubbio - and it was our best day so far! The weather was perfect, there were no crowds, no gypsies and it was clean as anything. Very relaxing, with a fantastic terrifying chair lift to a remote church on top of a mountain. It was great, and Adam bought a medeival replica gun, Sam bought a ceramic dealy. Says pretty much everything about us as a couple, really.
The next day we headed off from Perugia and arrived in Florence, and we both instantly fell in love with the city. It's beautiful here, a great catherdral and pretty bridges, awesome shopping and good markets. On Sunday we went and saw Michaelangelo's David, and he really is all they crack him up to be. It's great to see him in 'person'.
Today, Monday, we caught a train and bus to a tiny village called San Gimignano, a Tuscan hill-town. Magnificent views, great gelati and a wonderful church and paintings topped the day off for us. Now we're tired, and Adam has discovered you can buy cold beer at the 99cent store. So guess where we're off to next?
Tomorrow, we're off to Pisa, and Milan!
Thanks for all the comments from everyone, we miss y'all and it's nice to hear nice things!
PS for all those who don't know, Geoff is our masot. He is Groovy Death's pet dog. Pretty obvious, when you think about it...