S: Italy 2012
BC: DEPARTED | ITALY | 7 JULY 2012
FC: Italy | Milan | ARRIVED 21 DEC 2011 | Phil, Ann, Gloria, Joseph, Phil, Lisa, Nick, Michael, Chris & Julie
2: Arriverderci Long Island, Ciao Milan!!
3: MILAN | 27 June 2012 | Our private bus to the Hotel Ariston. Milan
4: Relaxing after arriving at the Hotel Ariston. (Chris looks warm in that jump suit!)
5: 1st Day in Milan
7: We started our day at the Duomo di Milano Santa Maria Nascente
9: ***Pinhole that produces the solar image*** | ***The meridian line***
12: St. Bartholomew | Duomo di Milano | One of the Great Organs
13: Blessed with a years good luck with a spin on Taurus the Bull!
15: F | The Streets of Milan
16: The Castello Fountain
18: The Sforza Castle Built in the 14th century, the castle was the residence of the duke of Milan...
22: Santa Maria delle Grazie Church. Home of the Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci
24: The architecture of the Santa Maria delle Grazie is a representation of everything that is remarkable about the human design and ingenuity and can be considered as one of the most studied structures in history today...
25: The 15th century mural painting was created for Duke Ludovico and his duchess Beatrice d'Este. It represents the scene of The Last Supper from the final days of Jesus as it is told in the Gospel of John 13:21, when Jesus announces that one of his Twelve Disciples would betray him...
26: Milan | Leonardo da Vinci | 28 June 2012
29: Our 1st dinner in Milan. Yum!
32: 28 June 2012 European Football Cup Semi-finals. Italy v. Germany
37: Italy Wins!!
38: Lake Como
44: Lunch on Lake Como
47: Dinner on the Milan Canals | 29 June 2012
48: Out & about in Milan
51: Ciao Milan!
52: Hotel Catania Donna Carmela Sicily
59: Welcome to Villa Mila!
66: Welcome to Milo! | Our new friend, Brandon
68: Exploring Milo
70: Home cooked meal at the villa | White eyes joined us!
75: Giardini Naxos
82: I do!! Engaged July 2, 2012
83: Boat tour in Naxos
98: Relaxing back at the Villa
106: Exploring Asilandia!
116: Pool Break!
118: Welcome to Taormina!
137: Moonlit evening at the Villa
138: 4th of July in Sant'Alfio
143: The candles we lit in celebration of our engagement
146: The Hundred Horse Chestnut the largest chestnut tree in the world!
151: More fun in Taormina!
161: getting wedding ideas!!
162: A smoky Mount Etna | Later that night..,
164: Went back to town to hang with the locals | Too bad Brandon was not out...
165: Found a dance competition, and a red jump suit!
166: The day at Gambino Vineyards
171: Lunch with our new friends from Chicago
176: Looking down at our villa. We explored our neighbors!
177: Made another new friend!
184: Engaged and so happy!
185: Welcome to Catania!!
192: Driving up Mount Etna!!
195: Leaving our mark...
210: Last night in Milo...
213: Farewell Italy, until next time...