Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio

“One of the most ancient churches in Milan, it was built by St. Ambrose in 379–386, in an area where numerous martyrs of the Roman persecutions had been buried. The first name of the church was in fact Basilica Martyrum.” source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basilica_of_Sant%27Ambrogio

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Tulum (Tulúm…Zama) 

Looking back on an amazing day spent exploring these ancient Mayan ruins dating as far back as A.D. 564 with some inscriptions, it’s heyday being around 1200-1521 A.D.

Tulúm 01

Temple of the Decending God and The Castle

Tulúm 02

Temple of the Decending God, The Castle and the Great Palace foreground ruins

Tulúm 03

The Great Palace

Tulúm 04

Cloudy day at the Caribbean Sea

Tulúm 05

Temple of the Frescoes

Tulúm 06

The Castle – El Castillo

Tulúm 07

House of the Cenote

Tulúm 08

Beach access area

Tulúm 09

Structure 20

Tulúm 10

Caribbean coast view with El Castillo

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Bergamo – Citta Alta

This historic Lombard town at the base of the Bergamo Foothills, but raising above Bergamo’s Citta Bassa,  was the highlight of my time in northern Italy.  Though we spent just the one evening and night,  this town’s charm will always hold a special place in my heart.

Via Gombito

Bergamo cobblestones – Via Gombito

Piazza della Cittadella

Here comes the rain…

Spumoni

Unlike any I’ve ever seen

Pane alla Uva

Mmmmmm raisin bread

Giallo rosas

Giallo rosas

Castello di San Vigilio

Castello di San Vigilio – start 1166, complete 1335

View toward Sombreno

Beautiful view from Salita dello Scorlazzone

Cappella Colleoni & Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiori

Cappella Colleoni (R) & Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore (L)

Campanone Torre Civia

Campanone Torre Civia

Reading scipture

Reading scipture

Church of San Vigilio - Bergamo

Church of San Vigilio – Bergamo

Giottesque frescoes

Giottesque frescoes from an unknown artist, with Histories of St Aegidius, The Last Supper and the Tree of Life (1347), partially covered by a 17th-century fresco. (source: wiki)

Piazza Padre Reginaldo Giuliani

Piazza Padre Reginaldo Giuliani

Citta Alta - Bergamo

View from Chiesetta San Vigilio

Milan in a Day

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First things first…

Arco dell Pace

Arco dell Pace

Roses in the park

And then these…!

Sforzesco Castle

Sforzesco Castle – Torre Umberto I o del Filarete

Sforzesco Castle - Torre Falconiera

This moat looks quite difficult to mow… 😉

Milan Duomo

The sound!…!

Milan

That view!…!

Milan Duomo -And that view... sigh...

And that view… sigh…

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Rubbing the bronze carving of Christ is thought to bring good luck.

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Duomo di Milan