Our flight over was completely uneventful. Each flight was on time. No bad weather. Easy access once we got here. We were experiencing United Airlines new branded Polaris Business Class. I give it very mixed reviews. The food is definitely a big improvement. They have a special Polaris lounge (we were at Chicago O'Hare) but it was so packed and noisy we could not even find a seat. We ended up just leaving and going to the departure gate that was less crowded and quieter. The seats were the same business class seats but they were packed in even tighter so there was less feeling of privacy between units. So not terribly impresses.
Wife and I both noted that after Asia and with the number of times we've been in Italy, there is very little adjustment needed to get into the swing of things. Our AirBnb is located on a quiet road outside of the main tourist area but with very easy access. There were not problems with getting to it or linking up with the owner. We immediately set out and just started getting a feel for the city.
The door to our pad and the immediate neighborhood
Gates in the old town wall
We're taking some tours so I'm sure we will find out what some of these things are -
A panorama of the Piazza Maggiore
Practicing my paparazzi technique
And some reflection shots Wife pointed out