Since there is a fair amount to post, I will do this in parts.
On the afternoon of July 11 we took the train to Verona in order to spend the night at a hotel near the airport before our flight early the next morning to Moscow.
Our group of fourteen flew on an Air Italy charter flight with about 200 other travelers from Italy. It was a fine flight; it took about three hours to fly to from Verona to Moscow. This drawing is made with ballpoint pen because I have to empty the fountain pen before a flight. Otherwise the change in air pressure makes the pen leak and it is a big mess.