HEAD AMONG THE CLOUDS IN THE ITALIAN ALPS by Judy Croome
As due to copyright, I can't reproduce the article here (not even the original unedited article) here are some random photos from the holiday:
|Val de Mello near Chiavenna Italy
|View from the balcony of Casa dell Ava in Pianazzola, our home for a week
|We climbed down more than 2 kms of these steps from Pianazzola to Chiavenna
(and, yes, they are as steep as they look!)
|On the way to Chiavenna we overnighted at St Moritz and woke to the first snows of the season
|I loved Pianazzola because it was full of cats!
|The view from Casa dell Ava's balcony in Pianazzola after a rain storm
|After Pianazzola, it was off to Milan and Teatro de alla Scala
|and the Castello Sforza in Milan
|And even more cats at the Castello then we found in Pianazzola!
|and amazing buskers in the Milan Duomo
|We started in Basel Switzerland where Beric represented South Africa at the International Fiscal Association's 69th Annual Congress - here he is talking to the nearly 2000 delegates!
|In Chiavenna in the ancient and beautiful Church of San Lorenzo a close up of the magnificent gold filigree on the Peace of Chiavenna, a 12th century gold & bejewelled Bible cover.
|Frescos at Church of San Lorenzo in Chiavenna
|Aqua Fraggia near Chiavenna
|View of the Rhine from our hotel room in Basel where the conference was
|Switzerland = chocolate shops!!!!
|Day time cruise down the Rhine