From door step of our home to door step of our hotel in Italy, it took us 16 hours of travel! Needless to say, I was exhausted when we finally arrived!
We began our honeymoon by boarding an Alitalia plane at John F. Kennedy Aiport in New York. Our departure time was perfect (9:40 PM) which meant that we could (theoretically) sleep on the 8.5-hour flight and arrive in Italy around Noon. :)
Michael's military ID card allowed us to board early with the first class passengers! As everyone settled into the plane and prepared for take-off, beautiful piano music played softly in the background. What a pleasant touch!
We were lucky enough to be seated with no one beside us, so we spread out and made good use of that extra seat and leg space! :)
And while we should have slept, we were distracted with the prospects of watching multiple movies, playing video games, checking the digital flight map, and eating a snack, dinner, and then breakfast.
It was a very long but very pleasant journey! One of the things I loved best about the flight on Alitalia was the soft piano music they played while we were boarding. It certainly soothed me!