Just got online for first time since arriving in Rome.
Vincenzo met us at the airport, all the bags arrived perfectly (thanks Jason Drzewiecki) and the car ride into town went smoothly. Our new apartment is so wonderful and various people had placed welcome gifts (flowers, drinks, homemade eggplant parmesan!) inside for us. Yuliya did a spectacular job getting it cleaned and Vasile gave us the tour of the basics last night. We slept in our new beds and slept well!
Andrea Manchée and Simonetta Ciccolini van Staaden showed us around the church this morning and will be taking us shopping for food soon. Much to do this week, but I appreciate Italian priorities …food first!!!