My wife spent the better part of two hours on the phone last night changing our travel itinerary to more manageable departures and arrivals on our way home from Milan this summer. She has a tremendous amount of patience. Italy means great food and spectacular landscapes. These photographs are from 2001 when we took a custom adult trip that the friends we traveled with still talk about. Margaret also organized the whole thing and I just went along with wherever she wanted to go, or at least that's how I remember it. The top shot is Margaret enjoying a plate of mussels and "shrimps" as they call them in Europe. This is Lago Maggiore at La Bruma Sur Lago. It was so good we went back the next night. Our friend Jane sits below a window looking out at the Tuscan countryside at Villa Pitiana, a former convent turned hotel. Below, Margaret enjoys a Caprese Salad in Rome next to the Spanish Steps.