28 February 2011

is it spring yet?

I don't know about you, but I could use a vacation. This is my least favorite time of the year.  Winter seems like it will never end, no fun holidays, no exciting sporting events.  Everyday is the same.  What we need now is a good, old-fashioned adventure.  There's no better cure for the mid-winter blues than a romp around Italy.  

We could go to Milan, where they let you climb on the exterior of the cathedral (You may have noticed that I took a lot of pictures of churches.  This one is among my favorites.  How often do you get to play around on the roof of a gothic cathedral?  It was so much fun.)

Milan Cathedral
 We could get lost in the wandering streets of medieval town of Urbino:

Urbino, Italy

Take in the view of the Adriatic Sea:

The Adriatic Sea

The Adriatic Sea near Pesaro

Shop and stroll and sip espresso in Bologna:


Or be completely overwhelmed by Naples (the layout of this town makes Venice look sane):

Naples, with Mt. Vesuvius in the background
Maybe we can go back because I really want to go to Pompeii.

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