Today, Leslie and I leave for a 10-day trip to Italy and Sicily. I will be attempting to post daily travel blogs, but there will be fewer postings during this trip. We will start with three days in Rome followed by six days in Sicily and then one final day in Rome. I will be visiting the village of both of my grandparents Josephine and Dominick Piazza (I am half Irish and half Sicilian). The village of Cianciana is located about two hours from Palermo. We will also be staying at Syracuse and Catania in Sicily. Not since the likes of Hannibal and Garibaldi has a force in the field attempted such an ambitious campaign.
I hope to post every day but that depends on my connectivity and my sobriety. I have been to Italy before but this is the first time that I will be visiting Cianciana, which both of my grandparents told me about as a child.
I hope to have some good stories and good pictures to share. Keep in mind that there is a six hour difference so there may be a delay in posting. The weekend bloggers will be posting as usual on the weekend.
In my absence, I have asked Darren to keep an eye on the blog. He has graciously agreed and will have full authority to enforce our civility rule, including the ability to suspend commenters who continue to refuse to comply with the rule in my absence. I would appreciate our commenters making his voluntary stint as easy and uneventful as possible.
Until then, arrivederci!