Day 1: Wake up at 4:30 to get to airport. Stopped in Atlanta for a transfer. Day ended on a plane to Rome.
Day 2: Got to Rome around 6. Took a short walk around the Spanish Steps and got on a bus to go to a hotel in Assisi.
Day 3: Visited 2 chapels and took long walk around my 2nd favorite city. Assisi is BUTIFUL! Got on a bus to a hotel in Tuscany.
Day 4: Drove to Florence. Florence is crowded and has lots of stores. Climbed up El Duomo. Took tour of Florence. Went to The Academy to see 'THE' David. Went back to hotel.
Day 5: Drove to San Gimignano a medieval town. Best town ever, my favorite, it's BEAUTIFUL and relaxing. Walked around the whole town. Drove to hotel in Rome.
Day 6: Took tour of Pantheon 'the' Colosseum, and the Forum. Went back to hotel.
Day 7: Took tour of the Vatican City. Saw the Sistine (not sixteenth) chapel and more. Went back to hotel.
Day 8: Went to airport and got on plane to New York. Flight back home got canceled and had to stay in hotel in NY.
Day 9: woke up at 4:30 to get to airport and get on flight back home. Got home that same day.
That is the tale of Italy. Now onto the stroke of knowledge I got while in Rome.
You know how every plane in Wizard 101 is based of a place in real life. KT on Egypt, MB on old London and so fourth. I never knew what DS was based off of. While in Rome we went to a place called the Forum. In Florence we went to a place called The Academy.
In the game there is Dragonspyre Academy. In this place is a statue in the center of the section. That statue is based of of 'The David' in the Italian 'Academy'. The Roman Forum was destroyed and was later used for building materials for buildings. It is now in ruins. The Forum in Wizard 101 is in ruins. Coincidence? I THINK NOT!
There are more things that can relate Italy to DS but I don't want to go into detail. I probably was one of the last to know this, but it is cool to see the things kingsisle based parts of their game off of in real life. I am glad I found out this information. Hoped you learned something.
See you in the spiral,
oh, I forgot. I am guessing the countdown to be a epic April fools joke.