Monday, October 26, 2009

Off the beaten track through the Dolomites

From the top going down:
Rural life near Colle Santa Lucia
Mount Civetta in the morning
Museum at San Martino in Badia
Funes Valley from Santa Magdalena
Town of Antermoie
SpeckFest at Santa Magdalena
Roadside chapel - Funes Valley
Vista of Chiusa from Villandro (note the people sitting on the bench and the cow!)
Belltower of Church in Villandro
Chiusa "Toergelen" [Oktoberfest]

Saturday, October 24, 2009

From Romagna Apennines to the Marca Trevigiana

From the top going down:
Glimpses of the coast from Locanda della Luna, Longiano
Pumpkins and more pumpkins on a road near Pomposa (Ravenna)
Dining Room in Hotel Vecchio Convento, Portico di Romagna
Castel Brando, Cison di Valmarino
Agriturismo Furlan, producers of prosecco

Variations on Abruzzo

From the top:
Sanctuary of the Holy Face, Manoppello
The village of Santo Stefano di Sessanio
Stone window on the world at Castel del Monte
Campo Imperatore Plateau from afar

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

UNESCO Heritage Site of Matera and its "sassi" [stones]

From the top:
Panoramic cafe is located on the top floor (windows under the clock) of old building; view of piazza taken from the panoramic cafe; view of the Duomo; Civita area of Matera

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A wonderful stay at Pensione al Convento, Pollica

Sunset over Pollica; the pergola at Pensione al Convento; Palinuro Gulf sunrise, taken from the monastery; Monastery Santa Maria delle Grazie / Pensione al Convento

Off the Tyrrhenian Coast

Make a Wish archway just off Ponza Island; View of Terracina and Circeo Peninsula; Agriturismo Castello Santa Margherita (in the distance); Hercules Temple [undergoing restoration]

Monday, October 19, 2009

Umbria quartet

Umbria quartet:
Trevi from the Flaminia national road; entrance to the old town gate in Spello; Montefalco's ancient walled entrance and tower; view of Marmore Waterfalls.