The Slow Road to Rome

We were actually at the Vatican last year, in August. After a family cruise around the Mediterranean—something my semi-retired parents surprised us with a  year and a half earlier—my wife and I disembarked the cruise ship to spend an incredible five weeks touring through Southern Europe. Our road to Rome, our first stop after the cruise, was quick, but painful. Without knowing it we’d booked a train from the Italian sea-side to Rome on a Sunday, the day when, apparently, all… Read more

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