Today was mostly travel...from Milan to Trieste via two train connections, and then onto Novigrad by hired driver...from 10:30am to 5:30pm. It was a lot easier than we thought it would be.
Except that Dick's wallet was stolen as we got on the metro in Milan on our way to the Centrale Tren Statione. We didn't realize it until attempting to buy breakfast at the station. What a surprise and disruption for the start of our adventure. Not only money and credit/debit cards, but online ID's and passwords were in the wallet.
There was a lot of gnashing of teeth during the train rides. We will undoubtedly spend many hours over the next days resolving this situation. This is an unfortunate lesson, but we are okay and determined to continue to have a good time, and to be more cautious.