I'll place the 9/5 departure date first because that's the group you've been following up until now. The 9/12 departure group follows. Even though we're doing the same itinerary, I'll try to post different pictures and events for each group in each location. Since I'm traveling with the 9/12 group, I'll be able to make those posts a bit more personalized.
9/5 - Italian Riviera - Cinque Terre
These nearly inaccessible fishing villages are tucked between the mountains and the Mediterranean.
Note: I'm on a plane to Italy as this blog posts, so I can't receive and incorporate photos from our travelers. As a result, the Cinque Terre photos below are some I "snagged" from the internet. I'll add "real photos" once I get settled into our hotel in Italy.
9/12 - Depart for Italy
As a reminder, here's our itinerary.
Day 2: Milan - Tour Begins
Day 3: Milan
Day 4: Lago Maggiore
Day 5: Locarno, Switzerland - Stresa
Day 6: Stresa
Day 7: Stresa - Orta - Italian Riviera
Day 8: Italian Riviera - Cinque Terre (Our 9/5 departure group today.)
Day 9: Italian Riviera - Lucca - Tuscan Villa
Day 10: Florence
Day 11: Siena
Day 12: Tuscan Countryside
Day 13: Tuscany - Bologna - Venice
Day 14: Venice
Day 15: Venice - Tour Ends