The Dreamer of a Thousand Names for Starlight (cloudtrader) wrote,
The Dreamer of a Thousand Names for Starlight

more photos of my trip to Italy

Another view from the villa out over the Elsa Valley.

And here is the olive grove that is behind the villa. You can't see it in this picture, but there is also a vineyard.

The fortress at Certaldo.

At the Certaldo fortress, a Japanese exhibit was going on. Calligraphy demonstrations in the old dungeons, a lecture on Japanese history in the courtyard, and so forth. It really amused me. I mean, who expects to be looking at Japanese art in a small Italian city?

This is the view of the Elsa Valley from the city of San Gimingano. This city was cool in that it is the perfect example of a walled city built for defensive purposes on a hill.

Here's the view from Castle Monsano, a private winery owned by the Monsano family.

This is the spectacular cathedral I saw in Siena.

And finally, this is a picture of the chapel of the Unicorn neighborhood in Siena. Cool pigeon, huh?

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