The La Pergola, in Rome was a really special experience! Had some wonderful meals this year, but this was the most memorable. Will always remember how nice and professional the staff was!
Erc, the dining is in a Hilton, so sorry it was not a Marriott! But a wonderful place to dine! Thank-you for the mention, I really love fine food and wonderful company!
Sledchick completely agree with you about preferring a book, and neglecting everything else.
And Pompeii is one of my favorite books!
A real cliff hanger, which also prepared me for my visit to Naples and the drive down the Amalfi Coast. Also learned alot about aquaducts, which I was just reflecting on in the write-up on Trevi Fountain which is a terminus for 2 aquaducts.
Ditto. I don't read history books when I travel, but mysteries, and usually take my kindle. My history books are still real book books. But I simply couldn't live without books. They gave me the life I have and helped me live in other cultures even before I'd ever ventured outside of Pennsylvania.
Readers!!! Don't forget about GemPrincess 's excellent compilation of travel reading suggestions:
Since we're on the topic, my favorite books from 2013 that were set in interesting places include:
I have been going through the beginning winter of desperation as I finished the last of Donna Leon's mysteries based in Venice. I downloaded a bunch of other French and Italian based mystery series, but am finding my reading for my second semester courses (all new) as interesting. Happily, I just got an email from amazon that Donna Leon has a new Brunetti mystery coming out in February.
I will add your suggestions to the list.
Together we will learn more about the world which adds to the enjoyment of our trips, and improves our minds!
I wonder if participating in MI has the same effect as reading a book?
Maybe Marriott should provide a grant for a study on this. Get the folks that did the study on reading Pompeii to test us after our MI participatino???