Tom & Shirley's Page -- 2004 Italy Trip
 In early fall of 2004 we got to sample a bit of Italy with our friends. Starting off in Rome for a week, Shirl and I shared an apartment located in the old Jewish Quarter with Bonnie and Rollie. Tom and Nancy's apartment was just across the Tiber in the Travestere. We found Rome alive, exiting and too full of history to absorb in only a week. Leaving Rome we hooked up with Barb, a friend of Tom and Nancy's who then accompanied us on the rest of the trip.
  On to Tuscany where we rented a great old villa near Castellina for most of a week. The place was awesome; a working vineyard, 4 bedrooms, full kitchen, fireplace, secluded and even had a pool. The views were spectacular. We loved our Tuscan experience, especially exploring the quaint hill towns that dot the region.
  Our trip ended with a 3-night stay in the Cinque Terre. Here our apartment was built into the cliffs of Vernazza, right above the water. Again, another awesome place with beautiful scenery, challenging trails and magnificent sunsets.
  We couldn't pick one area over the other as all were great in their own special way!
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  Doesn't take us long to find food and drink Tom's version of Rodan's Thinker Tom & Nancy Rome apt. included this nice patio
  Pass the plumb game! Shirl & I at the Vatican waiting to glimpse the Pope Beer Break!
  Fun time at Dino & Tony's in Rome We took a day trip to Herculaneum. Very Cool! Our apt. was in the old Jewish Quarter
  Visit Citiva di Bagnoregio if you get the chance Our Tuscan Villa (Caggio 6G) near Castellina Serene view from our villa
  A great Tuscan butcher shop in Panzano Cute family in costume at the Impruneta Grape Harvest festival Barb getting a better view of the Grape Harvest parade
  Our sweethearts in Sienna. Salute! Nancy, playing our tour guide The girls browsing a Montepulciano market
  Nancy preparing hor’dourves in the fire place Our roof top patio in Vernazza, Cinque Terre On one of the hiking trails just outside of Vernazza
  Some old guy was selling grapes and water on the trail A spectacular sunset in the Cinque Terre