Florence, Italy will always be a second home to me, and I know that it will be indelibly printed in your memory as one of the great cities of the world, and a focal point of our 2014 trip to Italy. I will upload information on this page regarding all aspects of our upcoming trip, so come back and visit often.


Money Deposited and Amounts Owed to JMc


Hotel Contact Information


Cost Estimate With Current Details as of May 27


Participant Information

Next Italy Meeting

Wednesday June 11

At ????

Who would like to Host?

6:00 p.m.

Click on the Rick Steves Link Above for Packing Ideas

The Last Victory

This is a fantastic documentary about the Palio in Siena on July 2, 2003. It is a very up close rendering of this great event as seen through the eyes of the citizens of the Civetta (owl) contrada. This is one of the best films that captures the passion and heartbreak, as well as the sights and sounds of the real Siena during the unforgettable time of the Palio. If you can find the time, please watch the entire film, which is an hour and a half long, worth every minute.


Italian Language Links:

Fun lessons with Emilia Ciatti

BBC Italian

Untitled Document