At Easter in Bella Italia

Our recent trip over the eastern school holidays have led us to Italy, again. This time, we traveled through switzerland, visiting the Lago Maggiore and staying there for the first night – very expensive. Next day straight down south to Genova, passing the rice fields at the Po River plain. The coastline from Genova down to Pisa is called the “Ligurian Riviera” and there are a lot of historic and very beautiful places along that stretch. Recco, Camogli, Santa Margherita Ligure, Portofino, Sestri Levante, Levanto, Monterosso al Mare, the Cinque Terre Villages, Portovenere and Lerici, just to name the popular ones. Portofino is a high society place and like the other small villages which are built in small rocky bays, pretty difficult to reach to. There is mainly just one small road leading there, no drive through roads and very little amount of parking areas. We were glad to get one of them coveted spots and to visit a unforgetable saturday night with a big easter fire being lit. The following two days we had to recognize, that our attempt to travel without reservation for a hotel room (two adults, two kids) can get quite difficult. Nonetheless, we´ve made our way down to La Spezia and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The area inbetween those two cities is known for its fine marble, as the white Carrara. HWY 12 has led us then from Pisa via the Apennine Mountains to Modena and the Po River plains to Verona, the city I´ve first been 27 years ago. What a historic, but also very fashionable city. Actually, I´m not very much into city, but this mix is very exciting, especially at night and I might thinking about becoming a travel photographer. After 6 days out and over 2000 km of driving, we got back home to Lower Bavaria sound and safe and had again a great time in Italy! Enjoy!

 

lime tree avenue @ Lago Maggiore, Switzerland

 

rice fields @ Vercelli, Po River Plains

 

Easter saturday, late afternoon @ Portofino

 

Easter saturday night @ Portofino

 

Easter fire @ Portofino

 

Vernazza @ Chinque Terre Nature Park

 

Old town @ Lerici

 

Ruins @ Montemarcello  Nature Park

 

the Leaning Tower @ Pisa

 

Via Guiseppe Mazzini @ Verona

 

entry to:  Balcony of Julietta @ Verona

 

wine-growing area @ Rovereto

 

” The mystery of the crucifixion and the resurrection is so interwoven that to be fully understood the two must be explained together for one determines the other. This mystery is symbolized on earth in the rituals of Good Friday and Easter. You have observed that the anniversary of this cosmic event, announced every year by the church, is not a fixed date as are other anniversaries marking births and deaths, but that this day changes from year to year, falling anywhere from the 22nd day of March to the 25th day of April…The first Sunday after the full moon in Aries is celebrated as Easter. Aries begins on the 21st day of March and ends approximately  on the 19th day of April. The sun´s entry into Aries marks the beginning of Spring…This movable date should tell the observant one to look for some interpretation other than the one commonly accepted..”     (from the book: “Your faith is your fortune” by Neville Goddard)

 

 

 

 

 

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6 thoughts on “At Easter in Bella Italia

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