Thursday, January 29, 2009
Like everywhere else in Europe, also here we got a lot of snow this year. Considering that we usually don't get any... the Alps get all of it. So, the kids were more than happy to see the white flakes, they went out right away to build a snowman, a fortress they had a snowball fight etc. And once we had the real winter, the cold, ice and snow, we felt like going iceskating. We went to Asiago with the Bird family. Unfortunately we could take a picture only of the smallest champion - maybe because he stayed the shortest time on the ice: about 10 seconds. he said: it is too slippery!! No comment...
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Between Chrsitmas and New Year's Eve Samuele had a fever, so we couldn't go to Monte Baldo (a 1200 m high mountai near to Verona, you can take a ski-lift to go up,), instead we stayed home to get better and rest. We visited though the Monte Berico here in Vicenza and finally, Emanel and I went to see the teatro olimpico, which is the greatest site in Vicenza. It was designed by the architecture Andrea Palladio in the middle of 1500, and this was his last but greatest work. unfortunately he could never see it finished. It still functions as a theater, it was built by the plan of the ancient roman theaters, the background is halfway real, the other half is painted. Well, like always, here are the pictures:
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Thursday, January 1, 2009
On the 22nd of December we decided to take a look at the decorated town of Bolzano and check out the countrywide famous christmas markets. Here are our fotos: