Italy was a lot of fun. I saw beautiful cities, buildings, artwork and met some really nice people. The people you meet along the way can really enhance the experience. I thought it would be fun to take their picture and share them with you. I took notes, but I was surprised how much I remembered on my own. These people left an impression on me, I hope I did the same for them. The weird thing was that I met 3 other people named Wendy.

Giuseppe (our driver) my sisters and myself. Giuseppe was the best driver and I highly recommend him. You can request him thru tours-europe.com. I felt our tour that day was really worth it.

Giuseppe (our driver) my sisters and myself. Giuseppe was the best driver and I highly recommend him. You can request him thru tours-europe.com. I felt our tour that day was really worth it.

Luigi and my mom. Luigi was the owner of restaurant we went to on the Amalfi coast. It was so good. All fresh hand made food.

Luigi and my mom. Luigi was the owner of restaurant we went to on the Amalfi coast. It was so good. All fresh hand made food.

Tania  Buenio was our tour guide for Pompeii. She was great. You can request her if you go thru tours-europe.com for your driver.

Tania Buenio was our tour guide for Pompeii. She was great. You can request her if you go thru tours-europe.com for your driver.

Christina from Georgia, USA was our tour guide for the Vatican. She was great. She has been a tour guide there for 12 years. My sister actually took her tour 7 years ago. We were lucky to get her again. I will post the company she works for on my links.

Christina from Georgia, USA was our tour guide for the Vatican. She was great. She has been a tour guide there for 12 years. My sister actually took her tour 7 years ago. We were lucky to get her again. I will post the company she works for on my links.

Dee and Wendy from England. They were on our tour and we ran into them twice in Rome while we were there. They are very sweet ladies.

Dee and Wendy from England. They were on our tour and we ran into them twice in Rome while we were there. They are very sweet ladies.

This is Tony and I at Taciolaro Ristorante in Rome. This place had great food and wonderful service.

This is Tony and I at Taciolaro Ristorante in Rome. This place had great food and wonderful service.I will link this restaurant to my link page.

Family from New Jersey. The children have seen the last 2 popes and mom has seen the last 3. I was so impressed by that.

Family from New Jersey. The children have seen the last 2 popes and mom has seen the last 3. I was so impressed by that.

John from Brazil. He was nice. We tried taking pictures to look like we were holding up the dome.

John from Brazil. He was nice. We tried taking pictures to look like we were holding up the dome.

Group of teenagers from Belgium that were standing with us waiting for the Pope to speak.

Group of teenagers from Belgium that were standing with us for the Pope to speak.

Sarah and Marco from Italy. They translated for us when the Pope was speaking. Very sweet couple.

Sarah and Marco from Italy. They translated for us when the pope was speaking. Very sweet couple.

Alec and Laura from Italy and California. Alec lives in Italy and Laura (his mother) was visiting him.

Alec and Laura from Italy and California. Alec lives in Italy and Laura (his mother) was visiting him.

Laura trying to paint something before it rained.

Laura trying to paint something before it rained.

Salvatore from Sabatini Leather Shoe store. He was so friendly and has great leather shoes. stesab62@libero.it Borgo degli Albizi, 75r 50122 Firenze, Italy

Salvatore from Sabatini Leather Shoe store. He was so friendly and has great leather shoes. stesab62@libero.it Borgo degli Albizi, 75r 50122 Firenze, Italy

Heather was traveling alone. We met her at our hotel in Florence.

Heather was traveling alone. We met her at our hotel in Florence.

Bledy our waiter at Trattoria Al Trebbio in Florence. He was so friendly and the food was so good we ate there twice.

Bledy our waiter at Trattoria Al Trebbio in Florence. He was so friendly and the food was so good we ate there twice.

Group from Ireland we surrendered our table to at the very busy Hard Rock Cafe.

Group from Ireland we surrendered our table to at the very busy Hard Rock Cafe.

Salvatore at Officina Della Pelle in Lucca. He makes custom leather items. You can find him at www.leathermadeinitaly.com. He has great items and is very helpful and friendly. I recommend this shop and the town of Lucca.

Salvatore at Officina Della Pelle in Lucca. He makes custom leather items. You can find him at http://www.leathermadeinitaly.com. He has great items and is very helpful and friendly. I recommend this shop and the town of Lucca.

Couple we met in Pisa. They had just met each other traveling alone thru Europe. One was from South Korea and the other from China. We saved them from a horrible lunch in Pisa.

Couple we met in Pisa. They had just met each other traveling alone thru Europe. One was from South Korea and the other from China. We saved them from a horrible lunch in Pisa.

This is Wendy and Dawn (I am not making this up! Yes we have the same names). They are originally from Canada but presently living in Saudi Arabia. These girls were touring the same areas as we were. They were going on a cruise too. I hope you ladies had a great time.

This is Wendy and Dawn (I am not making this up! Yes we have the same names). They are originally from Canada but presently living in Saudi Arabia. These girls were touring the same areas as we were. They were going on a cruise too. I hope you ladies had a great time.

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