A beautiful morning in Rome and a VERY long journey home to Chicago through London. One plane for both from Rome to London. Separate flights from London on home. 20 hours in motion.
A visit to the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican museum to boot. Walk around the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. Our last full day in Europe.
Arrival in Rome and some time with the faithful on the sabbath day in St. Peter’s basilica. A pleasant stroll through Rome seeing familiar sights along with weekend romans enjoying the weather.
Overcast weather for a day trip into Florence. Walking past famous and familiar sights plus a visit to the Accademia (no lines for same day visitors!) where we were practically alone viewing the David by Michelangelo (no photos allowed).
Morning in the food markets of Bologna. Travel in our rented Fiat 500 across the Apennine mountain range. Glorious vistas culminating in our arrival at Waldensian retreat center, Casa Cares in Tuscany.
Wonderful worship at the Waldensian Church in Milan followed by a stroll around the city. The sanctuary was beautifully renovated … but I forgot to take photos! It was a “no car” day in the city so everyone was out strolling or on bikes (no cars to hop around!).
A long train travel day from Arles to Milano via the Cote d’ Azure and many tunnels in Italy! Wonderful to arrive with friends from the Waldensian Church in Milano for dinner and gracious hospitality of the Mack family.
Train delays kept us home in Arles for a windy day of “Le Mistral”. Yet it was a great market day and chance to peruse all the local shops and fare. – Concerned for all our friends in the Chicago blizzard!
Glorious day in Nice, France, of clouds bursting sun, walk on the promenade, Chagall museum and a ride along the Côte d’Azur by rail. – New Chagall and Coastline Photos!
A good day spent in Vieux (Old) Lyon walking the streets once trod by Peter Valdo, founder of the Waldensian spiritual movement.
Worship in Geneva with Setri and his family, a visit to the World Council of Churches building and the World Communion of Reformed Churches headquarters before a train to Lyon.
Morning snow on the vineyards. Midday worship at Taize after a visit to Cluny cloisters. Train to Geneva.