The last two weeks of Italy have been both demanding and rewarding. We have seen things spoken of by other pilgrims; now we share those experiences. The Vatican, the excavations, the many churches, Assisi, then Firenze – all have had their own unique wonders to lay before our eyes.
When we first put this itinerary together, we knew that we wanted to move through Italy as soon as possible, because of the heat. Little did we know that the heat would catch up to us anyway. Every day, in every city, the temperatures broke 92°+, and in some cases, especially in Rome, came even closer to 100°. (Yet when we hear of the summer in America right now, there is room for thankfulness!).
Over the past three weeks, we've set a pretty demanding pace for ourselves, and really haven't slowed down too much. Now, by design, we're getting quiet for a short time in Genova (Genoa), before moving on to our next pilgrimage point, the beautiful town of Antibes, west of Nice, in France. There we pick up a rental car, join in the liturgies for the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul in the city, check out the Musée Picasso and prepare for our next leg of our journey to Switzerland.
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