Thursday, May 24 - All roads lead to Roma (and some to the Vatican)!!
It is 1:30 AM Sunday morning in North Carolina, 7:30 AM here in Monterosso on the Italian coast. Internet for the past two or three days has been pretty spotty and I am three days behind on getting updates to our travel blog completed. Please pardon the abbreviated comments as I try to get caught up.
The image below shows the elevator shaft in the hotel we stayed at in Rome. There were 84 steps I climbed in Florence to get our luggage up to the top floor (fourth or fifth, I don't remember for sure which). In this hotel, we were on the fifth floor (remember that the main level is zero), so we are six floors up in this hotel. The elevator had some weight limit, and three people with luggage were too much. Oh well . . . I never did count the steps here. They were closer together and a whole lot more of them!