Italy – 2011

During the summer of 2011 I took my Nephew Matt to Italy to celebrate his high school graduation. I wanted him to experience my joy of travel. I gave him many options and he chose Italy. I dubbed this trip “Matt and Dave’s Excellent Adventure.”

We arrived in Venice 2 days before the tour officially started and had a great time visiting the major sites as well as wandering the back streets and canals of this historic place.

In Florence I surprised him with a Segway tour of this city center. I thought that would be a great surprise, though his highlight of Florence was found when we headed back to the hotel. While I had never seen the show, on the walk back Matt hollered out, “Uncle Dave, it’s “J-WOWW” from the Jersey Shore!” Yes, The Jersey Shore was filming in Florence while we were there and he had the chance to see some of the [so-called] stars of the show. If I remember correctly, the fine citizens of Florence were “not” sad to see them leave.

Our hotel in Rome was an excellent location just a few blocks from the Coliseum. We did much walking throughout the city although I had to opt for a taxi for the final ride back to the hotel.

We had a great time and enjoyed our fair share of pizza and pasta along the way.

Dates: June 6-15, 2011
Tour Operator: Gate 1 Travel

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