What We Did On Our Holidays

scattered reflections on travels in the U.S. and abroad, 1971-present

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Italy: Crowded?

Holy smokes, if this is the off-season....!

And you know, going during the school year exposes one to a special risk: the school field trip. Whether church or museum, Rome, Ravenna or Florence, there were school groups everywhere.
The Italian teenagers behaved like middle-schoolers anywhere else: the boys horsed around noisily, the girls chattered incessantly, and at most, one or two per group seemed to be paying attention to the teachers or guides.

Would You Go Back?

Oh, good heavens- we only just scratched the surface. You could spend three days at the Uffizi alone, a week at the Vatican Museum.


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