Well, I'm flying out tomorrow night.
I've been meaning to go back to Italia for years. I was there for two weeks in June 1999, and have always wanted to return. All of my across-the-pond trips over the past several years have been to England, of course, because I have friends there as well as contacts for poetry gigs. This year, I'm going to see if I can fit both trips in...
And now the Leaning Tower is open again.
When I was in Pisa the last time, the tower was closed to the public, and there were giant weights on one side and wires attached, trying to stabilize the lean. I got photos, but that's about it.
I'll be in Rome for a few days, then up to Pisa, Florence if there's time (it's close to Pisa), and Venice for the last two days. Pasta, pizza and gelato will be enjoyed.
I imagine the entire trip will go something like this: