This summer our family had the adventure of a lifetime. We got to explore Italy for a month while I taught in a study abroad program. It was an absolute delight and dream come true. I realized I hadn’t shared many photos with y’all yet, so here goes.
We lived in Siena for a month with day trips to Florence and Pisa. We also spent three days in Rome. It was a whirlwind, but a dream come true in so many ways. My oldest is an ardent fan of Lisa Bergren’s River of Time series which is set in medieval Siena. Living in Siena made the books come even more alive. When we were in Rome she did something that her favorite character in another series did. And then she inhaled the entire Percy Jackson series (again) while living in places that scenes from those books occurred. It was a book lover’s dream.
I hope you enjoyed this short tour. There are so many great experiences I could share, but we’d need to find a booth at a coffee shop and a lot of time. Where have you traveled?