Rome, Florence, Lucca and Umbria

  • Fresco recent uncovered near Galileo’s tomb
  • Christ crowning Mary
  • Sante Croce Lion
  • Sante Croce Church under water in 1966
  • Pitti Palace entrance
  • Boboli Garden
  • Face in Boboli Garden (1996)
  • Trompe l'oeil in Museo degli Argenti (The Grand Ducal Treasures)
  • Carved from one piece of Ivory in Meseo degli Argenti
  • Barbara at Golden View Open Bar
  • The Golden View!
  • Dinner at Golden View Open Bar
  • Odd drink at Golden View Open Bar
  • Golden View Appetizer
  • Golden View Nick’s Main Course—Braciola & Tuscan Beans
  • Golden View Barbara’s Spaghetti
  • Scene across from the Golden view
  • Passeggiata by locals at the Loggia dei Lanzi
  • Passeggiata by locals at the Loggia dei Lanzi
  • Last scene in Florence from our Hotel
  • Lucca, bicycles and cobblestone streets
  • San Martino Cattedrale
  • San Martino offers his cloak to a beggar
  • Wall around Lucca offers walking and bicycling
  • On the wall: A lion
  • View from the wall: A garden, part of a palazzo
  • Garden Lemon
  • Garden Rose
  • Garden Hydrangia
  • Out of M.C. Escher
  • View from the wall: Colorful buildings
  • Mosaic on the outside of a church
  • Possibly by Nicola Pisano
  • Local Saint Gemma in the Chapel of St. Zita
    • Machiavelli School
    • Eliptical Piazza Anfiteatro on the site of a Roman ampitheatre that seated 10,000 people.
    • San Michele in Foro
    • San Michele in Foro marble
    • San Michele in Foro from the back at sunset
    • Florence American Cemetery and Memorial
    • Our honored World War II dead
    • Known but to God
    • Fields of Crosses and Stars of David
      • World War II solder—looks like Barbara’s Dad
      • A final look...
      • The Road to our last lodging, up the mountainside
      • Casa Del Gallo, our cottage