I love traveling whether it is here in the U.S. or vacationing over in Europe. Enjoyed our 13 days in Italy (we also took a day sidetrip to Innsbruck Austria)but I must say, it was great returning home, to the USA. We are blessed in this great land and I am PROUD(and Lucky) to be an American!!!Pompeii was fantastic, as was Rome, Venice, and Pisa.Florence was okay but it rained almost the whole time we were there. Milan was dreary too as it rained non-stop!The isle of Capri was beautiful but the sea was too rough for us to see the Blue Grotto by the small island boats. I would recommend a trip to Italy for any of you that can travel overseas. The ruins are unbelieveable as they still show the genius and ingenuity of the Romans from all those years ago. Their engineering feats were quite remarkable and unbelieveable for their time period. It was a sombering feeling, however, when we went down into the Mamertine prison where Paul was kept in Rome.It makes one realize how we as Americans, haven't suffered as other christians have in the past (even now in many countries other than America)for their beliefs.