The Duomo April 16th 2012 Short entry today. No rain and a bit warmer.
We both slept in, ate a leisurely breakfast in our loft on Via Lancetti, and then rode the tram into the center of Milan to see the Duomo and an art museum of 20th century Italian artists. Very leisurely day. I left the memory chip to my camera in my computer in the loft and couldn’t take photos.
Sally took a couple for me and I copie ... read more
Europe » Italy » Lombardy » Milan Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more
I'm making a 30 year anniversary trip to Italy in mid-September. I'm mainly going to Reggio Calabria, an area I've never been before. I want to see "I Bronzi," two incredible Greek statues that were discovered in the water off Riace back in 1980.
I was 40 when I went to Italy the first time, so you do the math on how old I am now. This is sort of a test to see if I can still hack it. The HoustonJulia moniker is because I live in Houston ALASKA.... full info