travels, photos, and family
We managed to unravel the unfamiliar train systems and board TrenItalia in time to travel to Assisi. We sat with a young nun, who helped us when the conductor fussed at us because we hadn’t validated our tickets before boarding in Florence. I was just happy we made in time onto the train! The so-called ‘RapidTicket’ kiosk was no help and we waited in the wrong queue for several minutes before we were told we needed a number to get served. Just like the DMV at home!
Our travels were rewarded by a beautiful Tuscan/Umbrian landscape with wild poppies lining the train tracks. It started to rain as we arrived, which made for a fantastic afternoon sky and sunset.
So wonderful to follow along from halfway round the world- isn’t technology wonderful? At least the train CAME , right? 🙂 sometimes the don’t hehehe
Yes, the destination makes the travel day worth it. And we had bread soup — yummy and filling!
Yes, the Italian trains can be a puzzle. We had two different experiences! So glad you made it to Assisi, and were able to enjoy the area.
Sounds like an eventful train experience. Glad you made it to such a delightful spot for the night. Love the hanging basket of flowers caught in a shaft of light.
Nice photo!–love those close-up structure pics.
So transportation continues to be exciting even without the car!
Assisi looks beautiful!