The trip from the Marco Polo Airport to Aviano Air Base took just under an hour. As I said we pleaded with our son to slow down a bit on the autostrada. Thank you so much Kevin for driving us around.
The Air Base is located in Aviano very close to a portion of the Alps. This is a striking and beautiful facility which was established by Italy in 1911. Read about it the Wikepedia link. We stayed in the largest Area F also known as the Flight Line Area. We had access to the commissary, food court, movie theater, gym...etc...during our stay. Our small apartment was part of the Mountain View Lodge. I loved the sight of the mountains every morning. Our apartment was a short distance from Kevin's dorm. On this our first day we took it easy, getting familiar with the surroundings and walked to the commissary, post office, the movie theater and the food court. Admission to the matinee cost only $4.00 and $4.50 at night. During our stay we saw two movies: Hancock with Will Smith and Beverly Hills Chihuahua.
We had great weather every day. Temperatures were in the seventies on most days.