Greetings from the Unseasoned Traveler. Today is May 22, and it is our final day of this current junket. Today we left Vernazza, Cinque Terre, and headed back to Rome where we will spend the night and then fly out for Virginia Wednesday morning. It is hard to believe that thirty-five days have come and gone. Ashleigh and I have had the adventure of a lifetime starting in Sorrento and
ending in the Cinque Terre. Here are some pics of my favorite of the five towns, Corniglia. It is a fifteen minute walk from the train station to the 300 steps that will get you into the town. Yes…300 steps. Take a look.
Everyone gets tired and thirsty. Even man’s best friend has to stop for a drink.
On the way up, you see terraced gardens.
Getting to the center of town is not easy.
Houses grow out of the mountainside.
People live up here…for real.
Amazing sights no matter where you look.
For our final adventure, we managed to see Michelango’s Moses. Photos are included here in order for you to be as amazed as we always will be.
Moses is looking very cool. This statue is in small San Pietro Vincoli, not too far from the Colosseum. The public is welcome to view this important work of Michelango for free…and you can stay as long as you like.
As our special treat, Rome put on a spectacular show tonight.
The Colosseum was alight to the delight tourists and locals alike. No rain tonight.
You can walk all the way around this structure…again, it will cost you nothing to do this.
At the far end you can visit this Roman arch…walk around for free.
Visit pagan and Christian structures right next to one another…walk around for free.
Go to the Trevi…hang out…everybody does for free.
Gaze in wonderment for free.
Walk where Caesar walked…..the ruins are extensive and also free.
What a night! What a trip!
My gratitude goes out to all of you who have followed this adventure and found the time to leave your comments. I hope you have enjoyed the photos and sensed my joy at seeing things that I never thought I would see. Ashleigh and I have seen and done many things, and we are so happy we got to do all this together. My loving thanks to my daughter for taking this junket with me and for being the best adventure companion ever. She and I agree that this trip has changed us…we will never be the same, and THAT is a good thing. Travel and experiencing another culture makes you a better person, and we both hope we have become better people. See you next time…Ciao…The Unseasoned Traveler.