In April, we are going to spend a week in Rome. As in Rome, Italy. While in Rome, we intend to do as the Romans do.
As in most things of life, when it comes to international travel arrangements, who you know is more important than what you know. Thanks to our pastor, we were able to secure an amazing deal on a great apartment not far from downtown.
Yesterday, we ponied up the bucks for the airfare. Getting there really isn't as expensive as one might expect, only about $2600.
Between now and our departure, we will be thinking about and planning our itinerary. We intentionally did not latch on to some kind of tour package, preferring instead to chart our own course. We will certainly be doing some touristy things, and we hope to spend at least a day in Florence, but we really wanted the freedom to explore Italy on our terms.