Subject: RE: Italian Recommendations Wanted

Your trip sounds really wonderful!

My daughter & I took the train from Florence to Taormina &on to Palermo, with a stop in Pompei on the way south. I loved it! We met so many helpful people along the way, it added to our experience. Might have been because my lovely daughter is 5' 10 with red hair, green/gray eyes &a sweet smile for everyone?

We didn't have a car in Sicily &found getting around challenging. When I go again, it will be with a car; the train/bus options didn't always go where &when we would have liked. We missed some of the ruins which were our focus.

We went in December & it was cool &damp. It was just fine, not much different from our Northwest winters!

Gail In Eugene..