Article Photos: Twain then, us now, on Italian time travel trip 4/8

This July 17, 2012 photo shows a view from the Bridge of Sighs onto the canals of Venice, Italy. To travel through northern Italy with a copy of Mark Twain’s 1869 ‘'The Innocents Abroad', his classic 'record of a pleasure trip'. It took him to the great sights of Europe and on to Constantinople and Jerusalem before he sailed home to New York. Such a trip would take far too big a chunk out of my holiday time. But, Milan, Florence and Venice, a mere fragment for Twain, was within my reach for a two-week vacation. (AP Photo/Raf Casert)