Italy Trip 2019 Blogs

In summer 2019 Rachel Brask embarked on a trip to Italy to accompany her crates of paintings for a solo art exhibition in Frosinone, outside of Rome. Here are the daily blog posts recorded of her adventures around Rome, Florence and Tuscany. Click on any post to read more and to view more photos. 

  • Italy Trip 2019: Day 1 (Wednesday) - My journey begins with a harrowing adventure of almost missing flights, an international shipping snafu and our first small explorations of Piazza Spagna...
  • Italy Trip 2019: Day 2 Thursday - Today's focus was getting my crates of artwork delivered, unloaded, and to install the exhibition in the gallery...
  • Italy Trip 2019: Day 3 Friday - Today we visited the Vatican and attended the opening reception of my solo exhibition, where I gave a talk in all Italian...
  • Italy Trip 2019: Day 4 Saturday - Today we saw Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Sainte Eustachio Cafe, and gorgeous views of city lights from Zodiaco Ristorante...
  • Italy Trip 2019: Day 5 Sunday - Today took the train to Florence and explored the city, checking out the Piazza Duomo, Il Latini Ristorante, and the sunset over the Arno River...
  • Italy Trip 2019: Day 6 Monday - Today we ventured to the Castello Verrazzano winery in Tuscany for wine tour and tasting with lunch, and then I explored Florence at night after returning...
  • Italy Trip 2019: Day 7 Tuesday - [Re-posting since these didn't post] In today's adventure, we saw the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Mediterranean Sea (and a spectacular rooftop sunset)!
  • Italy Trip 2019: Days 8-9 Wednesday-Thursday - This post covers our last 2 days in Italy: attempting to enter the Uffizzi Gallery, our last day and return journey home