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Soave, Italy
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The only road to Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy (scanned photo of me in 2001)
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Comments (23)

Nice! I love Soave the wine and like getting to see what the area looks like. And even though it's not a close-up, I can tell you're happy in the second photo! Have a great weekend.

Very cool photo. It is so green there! I have some great shots of the Kilauea flows and almost posted one for this hunt!

Too Cool! Great photos!!

This why I love to stay in Italy.... Perfect one for today's theme... Happy weekend! Mine's up too hope you can drop by...

Jo:

awesome place! I would love to go there someday...

here's mine - http://www.joarduo.com/2008/09/photo-hunt-road.html

Neat shot - one of these days I'll have to get to Civita . . . .

That first road looks curvy like the one I shared, excpet you can see more of it.

WOW! Great shots! I love all of them...but probably like the first image the best. A winding road of life....

Thanks for sharing. Mine is up too!

the terraces on the sides of the slope reminds me of my treks in asia. I love the country!

Che bella! :)

Eden:

Great road shots... I love them both!

I was expecting Hawaiian roads... with some turtles, nene, or those little rodents crossing... Road to Hana?

Those are both wonderful shots. I love the terraced planting in the first one and that's a fabulous shot of you on the bridge.

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Girasoli, great theme photos! Cool photo of you in that second one on the road to Civita di Bagnoregio. I also enjoyed the first one winding through . . . beautiful!

Great selection! Have a great Sunday!

Love both photos!

I had to look up both places on the map since I didn't know its exact location. Soave is so close to Verona, where I spent a week in '02. When were you there?

Civita sounds like a lovely hill town. Will have to put it on the list. I love seeing scanned photos of pre-digital travels.

About the castle, I didn't want to put this information on the post because my Sicilian family is quite reserved, but my cousin lives in the castle. For more than half a century her husband's family worked for the owners (always referred to as "il principe and la principessa"). My cousin is a widow now and she and her son run the farm and have a small store at the entrance of the road where they sell their produce. I stay with them when I'm in Palermo, so I sleep in the castle. The ground floor is the only part that's habitable, the rest is closed-up. Next time you make it down to Sicily I can take you to visit a castle "in rovina" (in ruins).

Annie, I thought it was pretty cool to see the vineyards where the Soave wine comes from. We also drove by the factory.

Lucy, that would have been a great idea to use the Kilauea lava flows for the road theme.

Tammy, thanks for stopping by!!

Pretty Life, as you can probably see, I am partial to Italy also.

Jo, I hope you get there one day.

Jerry, I think you would love Civita. It is a tiny village with amazing views.

Yummy, I loved your road also.

Enigma, thanks for stopping by! Ahh yes, the winding road of life...

saint2, I didn't think of that til you mentioned it. Now that I think if it, I have seen photos in Asia with similar terraces.

Leslie, grazie!

Eden, yesterday morning when heading out to do some errands, I found a dead rodent next to my car! It was either a huge mouse or a small rat - the tail was missing so I wasn't sure which one it was. I decided against a photo though. I have only done the road to Hana once many years ago before the digital age. I was too busy getting car sick to take photos that day.

Carver, thanks! Glad you liked them.

Kathy, I don't usually like my photo being taken and am not too excited about my toothpick legs in this photo, but it does bring back wonderful memories!

María, I was there in June, 2006. Katia and Guido took me there. It is a pretty neat little town with a castle that you can tour. This photo was one of the views from the top. I had an amazing gelato while there. One of the best I think I have ever had! Civita is also very cool. It is very tiny with only a few residents still living there. I had a great time wandering around and the views as I mentioned earlier are amazing!
Thanks for the info on the castle. Wow, you get to sleep there? That would be cool if one day we could meet up in Sicily. I have only been there once back in 2002 for two weeks and would love to return one day.


Mar:

Bello, bellissimo!!
:)

G: Touche! I laughed when I saw your entry - Civita - of course -- the one and only road for entry....and here I was thinking I'd see Hana . Thanks for the Sunday afternoon chuckle:-)M

Mar, thanks for stopping by! Glad you liked the photos.

menehune, no road to Hana for me. The problem with me getting photos of roads in Hawaii is that I am usually driving. And when I am not, the traffic is too crazy to stand in the middle of the road to take a photo.

Kim:

Love the second photo - one of these days I need to get there!

sandrac:

Fabulous photos, and you look wonderful, Girasoli.

What a great keepsake!

Kim, it is a very cool place to visit :-)

Sandra, thanks! Wow, catching up on blogs while in Italy. I am impressed!

Anne:

Love the photo of Civita - that town has been on my list ever since I first read of it a couple years ago. But not sure it's very reachable by public transportation so alas, it's been out of my reach so far - hoping to get Dave over there one of these years so we can rent a car and just tool around aimlessly.

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