European tour – Day 1 – Vicenza, Italy

We arrived in Italy and managed to get ourselves up to Vicenza to visit with our friends Rich and Vally, who are sharing their home for a couple of days. It was great to catch up and then tour their local town. We managed to fend off jet lag and made it to a fantastic local restaurant for dinner. The food was fabulous, including some local salted fish dishes. We saw portions of the old city wall, viewed the Palladian Basilica, walked through the Piazza dei Signori, viewed Torre Bissara, did a driving view tour of Villa La Rotonda (the inspiration for Jefferson and Monticello), a nighttime view at the overlook and the Basilica of St. Mary of Mount Berico. We were tired and slept a good nine hours as we acclimated to the new clocks.