|As we pulled into the port of Livorno, Italy.|
|Views from the ship were limited.|
|Historic buildings lined the streets in Livorno.|
Yes, we have now been in Italy for the past 24 hours, yesterday in Livorno and today in Civitavecchia, the port that brings us within an hour and a half drive to Rome.
|Exactly how we envision Italy, isn’t it?|
|The cruise ships and ferries were lining up to let off the tourists.|
As the time nears to move into the house in Tuscany, we’ve contacted the owners to complete the payment. Originally, they’d asked for cash in Euros for the balance for the two and a half months. With all this cruising and frequently moving about, we’ve preferred not to carry much cash with us based the dangers of pickpockets.
|From afar, we could see the Norwegian Epic, the ship we didn’t like due to poor design and…where we experienced the 50 foot waves while crossing the ocean.|
With the owners of the Tuscany property asking for cash in Euros for the extended period, we’ve been in aquandary. We could go to any bank and pay more fees to have our bank wire the funds to us to convert to Euros.
|An old grain elevator close to the port.|
|The sunset shortly after our shipped pulled out of the harbor.|