Well, I don't know if you've noticed, but most of the reviews I published in the last two weeks have been of books from Italy, and that wasn't a coincidence. I didn't want to say anything until I was back home but I've been on vacation for the past two weeks with my husband and his parents, on a whirlwind trip through Florence, Rome and Sorrento. We had an incredible time; it was my first trip to Italy but they all have been several times already. They showed me around to all the sights, and we ate a lot of good food, walked a lot, and spent some great time together. I'll have a post later this week on my literary adventures, but here are some of the other highlights:
|The Colosseum, Rome|
Exploring ruins like the Colosseum and the Forum in Rome,
|The crater of Vesuvius!|
|Perseus with Medusa in the Piazza Vecchia, Florence|
|Ponte Vecchio, Florence|
|Spaghetti with fresh truffles at Tartufi Nacci, San Miniato, Tuscany|
|Capri Island, Campagnia|
Reading? I brought Don Quixote with me and got about 1/8 of the way through. I am enjoying it thoroughly but this was not a reading vacation. I didn't even read much on the plane since we had lots of options for movies and sometimes I have a hard time concentrating on plane flights. I did buy some books, but more on that later in the week.
Anyway it's good to be back, and I plan to spend today catching up on my reading, writing a blog post or two and buying some groceries. We have almost nothing to eat in the house!
What are you up to today? I hope you have a great Sunday. More Sunday Salon on Facebook.