Monthly Archives: June 2011

Bellagio

Wednesday June 15 This morning I took the ferry over to Bellagio. The views of Varenna from the water were wonderful, and as we approached Bellagio, I had a chance to capture some great landscape shots of the colorful town. … Continue reading

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Relaxing in Varenna

Tuesday June 14 I think I could stay at this place forever. It is so peaceful and beautiful, it makes me feel as though I never want to leave. I had breakfast this morning with a really nice couple I … Continue reading

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Varenna on Lake Como

Monday June 13 I arrived in Varenna in the early afternoon and nothing I have seen in photos can compare to the beauty of Lake Como (Lago di Como). The lake is completely surrounded by mountains with small villages and … Continue reading

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A Day in Lecce

Friday June 10 Lecce is in southern Puglia and is known as the Florence of the south, mainly because of its many old churches, palaces and monuments that have the elaborate Baroque style of architecture. Only an hour from Ostuni … Continue reading

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A Day at the Beach and an Evening in Ostuni

Thursday June 9 After breakfast I made arrangements for a taxi to take me to the private beach recommended by the hotel. It is a beautiful sunny day, and I can’t wait to relax on a beach! Although I can … Continue reading

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Trulli in Puglia

Wednesday June 8 Puglia is not known for being a major tourist area compared to Rome, Florence and Venice, but many Italians and Europeans come here during the summer. It is not that easy without a car to travel to … Continue reading

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First Day in Ostuni

Tuesday June 7 This morning after breakfast I went out to explore Ostuni, and just outside my hotel I found I had a great view of the centro storico (historic center) of Ostuni! It is easy to see why Ostuni … Continue reading

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Record Search in Colle d’Anchise and Train Travel to Ostuni

Monday June 6 I packed, had breakfast, checked out and said arrivederci to Signor Michele, who introduced me to his lovely wife. Antonella picked me up and we went to the commune, where I hoped to locate some records of … Continue reading

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Family Day in Colle d’Anchise

Sunday June 5 After breakfast I talked with Signor Michele about writing an article about La Piano dei Mulini. He is very involved in archeological projects in the region and discussed some of this with me. I will e-mail him … Continue reading

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Back in Colle d’Anchise – A Better Day

I am happy to be back in Colle d’Anchise, and especially to be staying at the comfortable La Piana dei Mulini in the countryside. This morning I had breakfast and then met Signor Michele, the owner, who came and sat … Continue reading

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