Monday, August 3, 2009

More Venice ~ Merano

While in Venice we took a fast, fancy boat to Merano, one of the islands off Venice where the glass is made. Merano is beautiful and slower paced than Venice. The glass making exhibition was amazing. It was a great way to spend the afternoon!

Old Town canoe in the canal in Merano.

At the vapparato stop, waiting to return to Venice.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Today we (ash jason, me mom and dad, and 2 guests that ash knew in the past) went to Fano, and checked out the market! Here's some pic's!

Then we (Ash, me mom dad and Sheree) went to the beach and swam in the Adriatic Sea! Here's some pics from the beach!


Monday, July 27, 2009

Pizza Night!

We are having soo much fun! It'll be hard not to be here every Thursday! Everyone's been having fun making pizza's! Here's some pic's from the other night!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Pizza Night!

more Monte Cerignone....

Gracie "feelin' it"!
Beautiful door to a residence in the town.

Kevin with spear.

Poster about the festivities.

Musicians in the square.

Monte Cerignone

During our first week in Italy, we drove through pouring rains to the beautiful town of Monte Cerignone. The town was putting on a three day midevil festival, but was unfortunately inhibited by the rain on the night we went. Still, it was amazing.
The entrance to the walled town.


Cousin time... wish all the cousins were here!

More jesters!

Scenes from La Tavola Marche

Beautiful mornings.
Shawn chopping wood.

Flowers in the kitchen window.

Grace looking down from our apartment.

View from our apartment.

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Beautiful rolling hills in Le Marche.....

Fields and fields of yellow flowers. They are grown for the oil, but are a spectacular sight.

... and some more Pennebilli

Street scene.
Looking back over town to the church above.

The chuch above town where the nuns were singing.

Driving into town from the small church... yikes!!

Leaving town, the cows were giving us the eye. Ciao, Pennebilli!

More Pennebilli

Jason checking out a beautiful courtyard garden.
Building with sundial clock. The town had a very artsy feel, old with modern touches.

The town square.

Street scene.

Grace and Ashley having an after lunch gelato.

Hill Towns ~ Pennebilli

Driving to Pennebilli, a small Marchean hill town. Love those Italian roads!!!
Looking down on Pennebilli from a village with church and several houses. The view was breathtaking and in the church the nuns were singing. Beautiful!

Home in Pennebilli.

Shawn, Linda and Grace on the hill above Pennebilli.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

More Piobbico

Grace and Audrey performing in the castle, Palazzo Brancaleoni.
Chiesa di Sant' Antonio, built at the end of the 14th century.

Street scene.

An ape (ah-pay), so called as it makes the same sound as an ape (bee).

Castle gate.