Varenna is quiet and peaceful compared to the city of Milan which seems to never sleep. I was happy we had the chance to travel here before Dear started his responsibilities at the Conference. It wouldn’t have been enjoyable for me to travel here alone. Be forewarned that this post will be filled with lots of photos and few words.
Maybe you can tell by these whitecaps that it really was windy in Varenna on this day.
From Varenna we caught the train back to Milan stopped at the hotel to get new batteries for my camera and then headed out again to the Cathedral. We had a full day.
We’re having a quiet weekend for which I am thankful for as I recuperate more and more. It’s hard to believe that we’ll be celebrating Palm Sunday already. How’s your weekend shaping up?
15 thoughts on “Quaint and Characteristic…”
Oh, how beautiful and those little cobble streets are delightful!
Very quaint! I love the warm colours and the narrow streets. Glad you are having time to recuperate this weekend.
How lovely to walk those streets with you.
Looks just like I thought Italy would look…beautiful! Glad you are getting an opportunity to rest and recuperate!
I could tell from the photos it was chilly and windy. Love, love, love all those beautiful colors though.
Oh, for heaven’s sake….this is beautiful! Several of these photos remind me of the countryside seen in “The Godfather” and “The Godfather, Part II”. (I actually think I see Fredo’s dead body bobbing around that little boat in the first picture! 🙂 ) The serenity conveyed in the photos is just amazing, Ellen. Thank you for sharing!!!
These photos are beautiful! I love how the people in Varenna use any little spot to grow a plant. LOVE the green door with the painting above the mantle.
WONDERFUL photos – I do love the steeply stairwell alleys. Beautiful!
I really love the photyos… nice alleys, stairs, buildings..
I really love the photos.. nice alleys, stairs, buildings..Goodness.. my spelling!
Love, Love the narrow cobblestone paths and streets, and vines and arches amongst brightly painted old buildings.
WONDERFUL LOVELY PICTURES. CAN I SEE FLORENCE, VERONA, VENICE AND NAPLES. I LOVE THOSE ANCIENT CITIES?.. LOVE YOU
This post contains some of the most charming scenes…exquisite and unlike anything one sees here in the States. Still haven’t reached the info I am looking for, but am shocked by how much I have missed.