Our family has always been run by our matriarch, our grandmother, Pie. After her passing in August, we knew we were not ready to spend out first Thanksgiving without her. So my grandfather treated us to a trip to remember to Italy for the week.

Anne, Daniel, Mary Beth, Hannah and I started our trip in Venice and then headed to Tuscany to meet up with our parents and Big Frank.



Giorgeone Hotel (“Junior Suite Prestige”) 
Location: Cannaregio district

Hotel Giorgione
Calle Larga dei Proverbi
Cannaregio 4587
30121 Venice, Italy

Gritti Palace

The Next Day: Would could take a Gondola Ride, ​check out the Rillto Bridge, and take in the fun water scenery.

Venice to Florence

Driving Directions: 

Day Trip to PISA

I had never been to Pisa and the Mont girls had. So I took a day trip with dad and Lynne to see that leaning tower.

Travel time: Pisa (1 Hour)/ Vinci (45min)
To see: Pisa – leaning Tower, Market/ Vinci- the birthplace of Renaissance polymath Leonardo da Vinci


Exploring Florence


November 27, 28 
(we fly out 29th)

Transportation to Rome

Florence SMN Train Station
Trains from Roma to Firenze!!
Economy Seats $50
Travel time: 1.5 hours
Aiming for the 4pm train from Florence to Rome. 


HEART OF ROME (click here to see our place!)
Piazza del Monte di Pietà, 30
Roma, Lazio 00186

Owner we are renting from through Airbnb
Giovanni Vastola
+39 3286 791 693


Reservations are recommended. (2 hour tour)
€ 32,00 – € 24,00

We can do a headset tour of this

(Links provided outline costs)

Free Sightseeing 

Trevi Fountain

Spanish Steps

Roman Ruins


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