Since you couldn't come with us, I want to share my trip with you with a few favorite photos.
We arrived in Venice, taking a water taxi to our hotel which was on the Grand Canal. We visited Doge's Palace and Cathedrals, as well as a glass factory.
We traveled by bus to Florence. On the way, we stopped to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Later, we stopped to have lunch at a Tuscan farmhouse restaurant.
Florence was filled with beautiful artwork and Cathedrals. Amazing!
We traveled by bus to Rome, stopping to see Assisi, home of St. Frances, one of my all time heroes.
Rome was amazing. So many churches, so many cathedrals, and the largest church in the world: St. Peter's. The Vatican museum was filled with treasures--gorgeous maps, paintings, tapestries. The churches were brimming over with beauty for our King of Kings. Old Rome was full of history with the Colosseum and ruins. As a history buff, I was in Heaven.
Everywhere we went the food was delicious. Everything was beautiful and there was so much art! We are so grateful that God allowed us to go and will treasure the memories forever.
God bless you.