Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Last Post for awhile

Telecom is turning off our telephone/internet connection this week. So I won't be able to post until we get back to the US!
Thanks for visiting....
9 days to go.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Went to the Beach

Over the weekend we went to the beach in Falcone. They have sand on the beach instead of the gravel that is everywhere else. On Saturday it was chilly due to the wind. Here's a little video to show you how windy it gets here!

Friday, June 4, 2010

The Castello Part 3

These are photos taken from the inside of the Castello.

The courtyard

A beautiful mosaic

Under the tower

A Cross.


The Sacristy

Cannon balls???

I did not get any photos of the inside of the church because
there was a service going on. It was beautiful as usual!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Festa della Repubblica

The Festa della Repubblica is celebrated on the second day of June, and it commemorates the institutional referendum of 1946 when (by universal suffrage) the Italian population was called to decide what form of government (monarchy or republic) to give to the country after World War II and the fall of Fascism.

After 85 years of monarchy, with 12,717,923 votes for and 10,719,284 votes against, Italy became a Republic, and the monarchs of the House of Savoy were deposed and exiled. This is one of the most important Italian public holidays which, like July 14 in France and July 4 in the USA, celebrates the birth of the nation. A grand military parade is held in central Rome.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Castello Part 2

The restaurant we went to was near and named for a local castello. In the last post was a video as we drove up the mountain towards it. Here are some photos of it.

The castello

The other side

sign - look at the date!

The Tower

Some shots of the inside tomorrow!

The Castello