A restful rainy day and good conversation with Deacons Paul and Antoinette Krieg, administrators of Casa Cares.
Sabbatical Day 82 – 34th Day of Ordinary Time – (Florence) Regello, Italy
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).
Sabbatical Day 81 – 33rd Day of Ordinary Time – (Sienna, San Gimignano) Regello, Italy
A day of travel through the wine country of Tuscany on our way to Sienna. Saw Sienna’s striking colors and contrasts on a day with clouds skittering through the air. Finished the day at San Gimignano as the skies covered over with grey and the towers stood mute.
Sabbatical Day 80 – 32nd Day of Ordinary Time – (Greve-in-Chianti) Regello, Italy
A restful day at Waldensian retreat center, Casa Cares, and short day trip to Greve-in-Chianti. Greve was largely shuttered up! (A down season for tourists). The olive grove and the sunset were life-giving.
Sabbatical Day 79 – 31st Day of Ordinary Time – (Bologna, Tuscan-Emilian Apennines) Regello, Italy
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.