Best of Italy tour - October 2013
Buongiorno, Best of Italy tour - October 2013 Rick Steves' friends !!!!
I have here some pics about our recent October Best of Italy tour : do you want to check them??
Lets start with the ill-famed tour bulletins !!!
From Varenna - Lake Como - we moved to Kastelruth, Dolomites.
The weather was not so cooperative, but we did well. We were fortunate to be there the day of the "Down the lower pastures" move of the local cattle.
What a great parade it was !!
...and entertained by great Folk Music !!!
... and where we met Kat, our "insider" expert :
With her we went on a hike ....
... which was the excuse to lunch in a typical " hutte " ...
We then went via Bozen ...
... down to VENEZIA !!!
and saw how masks are made ...
...and checked local food. Always for hystorical purposes !!
The weather then changed .....
... and through Tuscany , we reached Cinque Terre and its charming Monterosso
Felicita taught us how to fix a real pesto sauce :
But the real surprise was our " Flying Friar " Renato, at the convent !
Then Siena, with its football, squares and Palio !!!!!!!!
Dinner at La Selva Contrada.
Massimo's Stained Glass demo :
Assisi came right after, with Marco our host :
Via great " La Rocca " Umbrian resort, we finally reach the Caput Mundi : ROMA !!!
A touch of Sicily in our Farewell dinner restaurant " La Zagara "
Sorry !!! pics blurred. Must be the wines !!
And finally, allow me a big thank to our Keith !!!! without his expertise in Hystory, Arts, Technology, Phylosophy, Anthropology, Gemmology, Weaponry and Artillery ( as you can see down below ) our tour wouldn't have been the same !!!!
Grazie, everybody !!