Sunday, September 9, 2012

Streets of Italy

Italy is such a great country to visit and tour. 
Some of the streets are fascinating to walk through and take in the beauty.  Here are a few streets
we traversed. 

Friday, June 8, 2012

Travel to Siena, Italy

Third part of the European Vacation is to Siena, Italy and we arrive the day after the Palio!  Siena is a fascinating place of energy.

The city was thriving, energetic and fun after the 1st Palio, Jul 2nd, 2011.

The Oca (Goose) Parish won that race.  They had a parade at all  hours of the night.  This is the
Palio di Provenzano.

The next day would be July 4, 2011 (4th of July, Independence Day in the United States). 
More on Siena next blog.

Part I Italy trip Lake Como

Part II Italy trip Venice

Thank you from Royal Presence.

Italy, 2011 Venezia! Venice

From Lake Como we travel to Venice!  Venice is the most amazing place, with just so many places to explore.  I particularly liked traveling to the Cicchetti bars for small appetizers,  so delicious, great seafood and homemade goodies. 

As in many parts of Europe there are wonderful churches with amazing art. 
Santa Maria della Salute (Basilica of St. Mary of Health) hosts a Black Madonna.,
Madonna the mediator.

Scala Contarni del Bovolo - Spiral Staircase


 After Venice, we arrive in Siena the day after the Palio!