We just wanted to give Middle Age Miles readers a heads up that we’ll be a little slower on posts through the end of next week. We’re very excited to be heading back to Italy!
The short of the trip is that we’re running back an itinerary that we took in April 2018 – a couple of days in Rome, followed by a few days in Positano on the gorgeous Amalfi Coast. In between, we’ll re-visit Pompeii, climb back to the top of Mt. Vesuvius, and make our first visit to the Royal Palace of Caserta.
The biggest difference between last year’s trip and this year’s is that this year we’ll be joined on our adventures by Middle Age Miles son Dylan and daughter-in-law-to-be Alli. We’re looking forward to the family travel time together. We’re also heading out to the Pope’s summer residence at Castel Gandolfo, which we didn’t have time to do last year. Finally, we’ll be trying out some new accommodations – the lovely-looking Grand Hotel Palace in Rome, and an Airbnb in Positano with a spectacular view.
We’re on Saver-level business class award tickets from DFW to Rome, one-stop through Philadelphia. We felt very fortunate to score Saver-level business class to Europe, even though we’ll have a stop and a few hours’ layover at PHL. On the return, we’ll be using the first leg of an originating-in-Europe round-trip ticket, as we described in our earlier article, Combining 2 Tricks for Massive Savings and AA Elite Qualification Miles/Dollars – Originate in Europe & Buy Biz Class Partner Tickets.
After we get back, we’ll pull all of our information from the April 2018 and April 2019 trips into a single combined Trip Report. We’ll also try to Instagram interesting sites to post along the way. We can’t wait for the trip and to share it all with our friends and readers!