Three Quick Stops in Italy via Photos

On my way to Germany for a press trip I spent Easter in Italy………..the food, the people and the ceremony  were a great reintroduction into European life.

Four cities in a week is not for the average traveler but far better than just ‘arriving’ at my first assignment.

Later this month you can follow my 7 towns off the Beaten Track

Assisi

The countryside of Assisi on a cloudy day

Inside the cloisters of St Frances:  asked the American working there what they use the massive building for

In the central square of Assisi

VENICE

On the vaporetto you can not WEAR your back pack.  NOW I know why that woman was yelling at me!

Canal entrance to a private home

Masks to change your identity

A quiet moment for the gondoliers

On every trip, the gondolas are parked here.  Have wondered if it is for the perfect photo op?

Colors and textures are all over Italy.  A different way to observe a city.

Often the BEST part of my trips are the moments I stop and live Italian.
At the end of my alley was café/kiosk.   Sitting here in the sun with NO other tourists.

Visiting a residential area of Venice.  It is laundry day!

A former gondola offers fresh produce in the neighborhood.

Venice is the PERFECT location to add to my collections of ‘reflections’ photos
Not far from my guest house is a gondola ‘repair shop’

Florence 

The smallest coffee/drink stand I have ever seen

During Easter the oxen bring a special cart to the Duomo.  The expressions says to me:   This hat?  Really?

Unusual signs are all over Firenze.  I am still trying to translate this one.

Sitting in the sun in the Boboli Gardens.  On Easter many of the important sites were FREE and very well attended.

Published by Lee Laurino

A traveler not a tourist, searching for experiences not in travel books. Solo traveler who travels as long and far as possible sharing photos of the people and places I discover

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