• Mirmare was used as General Quarters for the U.S. after WW II, while aiding in Italy’s recovery.
  • Somewhat violent mythological scene.
  • 270° views of the water.
  • The sun arrives as we depart!
  • Chiesa di San Giusto, on the top of the central hill of Trieste, built about 1,000 AD.
  • Modern Mosaic.
  • Ancient Mosaic.
  • Not your typical alter piece. San Giusto is the patron saint of Trieste.
  • Floating Pietà.
  • Facist memorial also on the hill.
  • “Retired” bell ringers in the Trieste Fort.
  • Photographing the city below from the battlements.
  • Trieste is a large port city. Looking North.
  • Trieste lighthouse.
  • Cross in the Fort museum. There we almost no other tourists.
  • This pointed Roman rock is called a “cuspid” after the tooth.
  • Lunch in Trieste on our last day.
  • The largest synagogue in Europe. Looks like it was once a church.
  • We’re in Udine, looking out Giuseppe’s and Laura’s apartment window.
  • A miniature version of the Venitian clock, from when Udine was a province of Venice.
  • Up the hill to the Udine (pronounced u'-din-eh) park.
  • Students come up here to study and soak up the sun.
  • Beautiful Spring colors in nieghboring Cividale.
  • Cividale piazza.
  • The whole town was set up as a giant flea market for the day. We bought a brass Sun & Moon.
  • Giuseppe & Laura took us out to a restaurant on a farm, popular with locals. They plied us with many of the dishes on the menu.
  • R to L: Baby Nicholas, Laura, Giuseppe, Barbara, Laura’s parents, Laura’s brother-in-law & sister.
  • Grandparents with the baby.
  • “Nonna” & Nicholas.
  • Laura’s niece, Nicholas, & Nonna.
  • Laura & sleeping Nicholas
  • We’re now in Milan, with all modes of public transportation.
  • Hotel Gran Duca di York
  • Four stars in our book!
  • Beautiful room next to a noisy alley, where the motor scooters made echos into the night.
  • Our own little terrace.
  • Milan Cathedral, the fourth largest in Europe.
  • Cathedral doorway.
  • The cathedral has over 1,500 statues and took 400 years to build. “Like building a cathedral” was coined after it.
    • Fascinating composition.
    • Doesn’t look happy.
    • Gargoyles with wires to keep away the pigeons.
    • Many statues are quite inventive.
          • Saint Barbara
          • We’re on our way to the roof. Real life Hogwarts, except the stairways don’t move.