Our memorable trip through Italy continues with the next 10 paintings. First Verona and then on to Como via Peschiera del Garda. Then we traveled down to stay with a penpal near Imola. After this we moved on to Tuscany.
This statue made by the Veronese sculptor, Mario Salazzari. is one of 4 beautiful statues on the ends of the famous bridge. ‘Il Ponte della Vittoria’, just outside our B&B, Lady Verona. In Verona Italy.
Verona view from Il Ponte della Vittoria, on the Adige River.
the exquisite “Giardino Giusti”, a classic Renaissance style garden, hidden behind a simple door in the wall of a street in Verona. This is the view as seen from the entrance.
Giardino Giusti Gardens, Verona. A magnificent sea of green, so exquisite, so peaceful !! Have always wanted to visit a classic Renaissance garden, so I felt that it was just my personal piece of heaven… Then to complete the picture, a cute kitty appeared and all was right with the world.
This Madonna wall shrine is called, “L’Immacolata capitello “. I may not be a Catholic but having been educated in a Catholic Convent in Rhodesia, these ‘shrines’ have a nostalgic quality. We saw so many throughout our trip around Italy, but this is by far the most beautiful.
Peschiera del Garda.
It is on the southern tip of Lago di Garda. We passed by here and stopped briefly for breakfast, on our way from Verona to Lecco, on Lago di Como.
Swans at sunset, – Lecco. Lake Como. After we had arrived at Lecco and booked into our accommodation, we took an evening stroll along the promenade beside the lake with the swans. So beautiful !!
Varenna, Lago di Como.
We drove around Lake Como, and though there were several wonderful views, this is the one I loved the most.
Roadside scene near Parma, Emilia-Romagna. Italy.
Old farmhouse near Imola. Emilia Romagna. Italy. Springtime.