Well, we left beautiful Tuscany a couple of days ago. Our drive down south was pretty uneventful, the rain got stronger the further we drove.
Yep. That's our windshield wiper in the picture...
It just had to be like that, of course. Whenever I go to Italy, there will be rain. I went to Calabria on the tip of the Itialian boot a few years ago with a good friend of mine, in the height of summer, and we had days of terrestrial thunderstorms. We decided to drive to Tuscany...still rainy. The first time Bob and I went to Venice was in February. It was raining badly, but we couldn't use an umbrella cause the wind was so terrible that it flipped the umbrella. I was about to give up and say let's just go home, when we got the first view of the Canale Grande and the chruch of Santa Maria della Salute. We waited out the worst of the weather in a little bar, and continued to check out Venice in the rain. Once, we rented a little Beetle convertible to drive around Lake Garda, I think it was in May. Needless to say, we took the top down once in the whole week we had the car. Well, so here we are, in Sorrento, in the beginning of September, and it's raining. It seems like it's dying down, though, so I am hopeful for the next few days. And, even if it continues to rain - at least it's warm, and we always make the best of it :)