I am so ready to be charmed by Italy. It is #3 on the list of places I long to see. Hubby and I are headed there next year! The anticipation is killing me!!One thing that I am happy about is that I was able to book the exact itinerary that I had been following at a travel agency site, and the same itinerary I talked about on a post in my previous blog, Afflicted by Fernweh: The Places I Long to See.
My wallet is happy about this, too! I regularly check this trip at Gate 1 Travel. I know the regular package rate and the early booking rate. When I received the email for the travel agency’s Memorial Day Sale, I knew it was time to book the trip. More discount! Plus, I didn’t want to take the risk of not getting seats on the dates I wanted if I waited too long. At booking, I found out there were 14 seats left. I sighed with relief we got seats at a good deal!
I love that the itinerary on this trip stops at Assisi. Ever since I saw Brother Sun, Sister Moon, St. Francis of Assisi became my favorite Saint, and since then I hoped to visit the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi.
The other reason why I chose this itinerary is Pompeii. In Turkey, the ruins of Ephesus amazed me. I was told that Pompeii is even more amazing. The itinerary also allows for leisure time on our own which I like. Hubby and I will be able to do some independent exploring!
I’m crossing my fingers for a very enjoyable trip to Italy. 😊
Have you ever been? Tips are very welcome. Do share.