July 1-4, 2012: A Trip to San Antonio
May 18-28, 2012: A Northern Mediterranean Cruise
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May 28 - June 5, 2012:
A Week in Italy: Florence and Rome



After we finished our cruise through the Northern Mediterranean, we docked back in Civitavecchia. From there, we traveled into Rome and then immediately to Florence to spend four nights. On June 1st, we traveled from Florence to Rome, there to spend another four nights before heading home on June 5th. As I have done with other major destinations and cruises, I have organized this time in Italy by giving you an index into the various days of our stay here. If you have used one of these Master Indexes before in my album, you can skip the explanation of how it is organized if you will click



Using the Master Index

We took hundreds of pictures and movies during our stays in Florence and Rome, so I have had to find a good way to organize them so that they are not simply overwhelming.

There are only two destinations involved here (Florence and Rome), so I have organized these album pages by day- beginning with our trip from Civitavecchia to Florence and our first day in that city, to our last day in Rome and our trip home. Within an album page, I may also provide an index into the headings for each major attraction, event or stop on that day.

In the Master Index, you will find a link that will take you to each of the separate album pages for the individual days of our stays in Florence and Rome. For each of these links, I'll provide a capsule description of the things we did that day (or the general picture groupings), so you can look at the things that might interest you. If you are just looking through this album linearly, and want to go through the whole trip day to day, then simply use the first link and start there.

When you get to one of the daily pages, you will see the same familiar buttons at the top and bottom of each page that will take you to the next day, the previous day or back to this Master Index. As I said, I have tried to organize things so that all you should want to do is use the "NEXT" button to go from page to page, but I have provided the other buttons should you wish to use them. When we have returned to Dallas and our trip is over, you will want to return to this Master Index so that you can continue on through the photograph album.

Near the top of most destination/day pages, you may also find a set of links that will enable you to jump to a specific activity that occurred on that day (or a specific group of pictures), should you wish to do so. Of course, the easiest thing to do is just go through the page linearly, which will also be in time sequence, of course. You can always scroll by topics that might not interest you. (In case you might want it, there may be also a link at the end of each section that will take you back to the top of the page for that day.)

When you are done looking at the pictures from our stays in Florence and Rome, please use one of the "RETURN" buttons that appear at the top and bottom of every day page to return to this Master Index. Then, use the link that you will see there to return to the top of this page so you can continue back and forth through the photograph album.

We hope you enjoy looking at the pictures. To access the Master Index, please click


























(To return to the top of this page and continue through the photo album, please click HERE.)

Monday, May 28 Civitavecchia to Florence
From the Noordam to Florence; Our B&B- Casa Rovai; Pont del Vecchio; Piazza Vecchio; An Evening Walk through Florence
Tuesday, May 29 (Siena/San Gimignano) Siena and San Gimignano
Wednesday, May 30 (Florence) Florence Day 2
Thursday, May 31 (Florence) Florence Day 3
Friday, June 1 (Florence to Rome) Rome Day 1
Saturday, June 2 (Rome) Rome Day 2
Sunday, June 3 (Rome) Rome Day 3
Monday, June 4 (Rome) Rome Day 4
Tuesday, June 5 (Rome to Dallas) Home to Dallas