Visit to Italy - October 2007
For the first time John was able to join Marwyn on her October break - we went back to Italy to visit friends. It was great to get back into the warmth temporarily away from the rapidly approaching Edinburgh winter.
|Back in Bologna - the towers through a portico||Bologna is full of lovely courtyards like this just off the streets - wander through an archway and see what you find|
|John got to the top of the Asinelli tower for the first time; here;s the view towards Piazza Maggiore||The Asinelli tower shadow, and the top of the Garisenda tower|
|A little snack in Piazza Galvani - we didn't realise it would be so much!||What St Francis would have said about this - on the window ledges at the church of San Luca|
|The Cathedral in Modena - beautiful - not a brick in sight!||Fantastic carving on a cathedral doorway in Modena|
|Covered market in Modena - just like Lancashire!||Inside the cathedral - more sculpted stone|
|The Porta Pretoria in Aosta||Near the Roman theatre and ampitheatre in Aosta|
|Sant' Orso bell tower in Aosta||The mediaeval castle at Fénis, in the eastern Aosta valley|
|Now that's what I like to see! - at Conterno Fantino||Vines in autumn at Monforte d'Alba|
A very restful break, great company, great food and wine, great architecture, great scenery. We'll be back!