I have been meaning to post along my trip but I have found my internet connections in Italy to be lacking. The last two places I stayed at, one in Bologna, and one in Florence, have both had internet connections which have been flaky. It seems about 1 in every 3 requests is just dropped. I could understand if it were just one hotel's bad connection but two?
I finally got to a hotel which seems to have a steady, albeit somewhat slow connection. Unfortunately, I'm too tired to post as I've been driving all day in the search of an elusive mall.
So I will have to try and catch up later. Right now, I'm in Lucca Italy. About to go see the wall that surrounds the city and maybe make it to Pisa to see the tower.