VARESE – DAY TWO – Pt 2

Continuing on the path, heading away from Villa Mirabello, you suddenly find yourself in the delightful Giardini Estensi, with the lovely Palazzo Estensi at its bottom.  Take your time, and stroll slowly through this beautiful park!  When it was first built, the Palazzo stood outside of the city walls.  Now, it is the centerpiece of…

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VARESE – DAY TWO – Pt 1

Varese is, for me, a perfect mix of small city and village life.  While it is technically a city, I felt as if I was walking around a small village.  It is the sort of place where everyone knows each other, and when one is there, it feels as if nowhere else on earth exists…

VARESE – Day 1

I chose a town relatively close to Malpensa Airport, for my next destination.  I only had three more days left on this trip, and I wanted to pack as much into them as possible.  So, after careful consideration, I chose to visit the city of Varese.  Varese is located approximately 55 kilometers north of Milano,…

ROMA – SPRING 2017 – Pt 5

There is nothing more inviting than an open passageway leading to an inner courtyard.  All you need to do is to take a few steps away from the street that you are on, and you find yourself in a space full of quiet and beauty!The Baptist Church of Roma, founded in 1963, is located in…