Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Lo-Tiv-Ro Tour Day 5

Today was our only full day spent in Tivoli, Italy. We started off with a nice breakfast on the veranda of our B&B hostess where we had breads, cheese, prosciutto, and some fresh squeezed blood orange juice (which was the best juice I have ever had). After breakfast we headed to the center of town and caught the bus down to Hadrian's Villa. Here are only a very small taste of the pictures taken there:

 A view of Tivoli from the Villa down in the valley:
 After we finished walking through the Villa. We stopped for a drink and a bite to eat at the cafe.
 We then caught the bus back up to Tivoli and went in search of Villa Gregoriana. We did not opt to go through the park itself as it was a pretty steep walk down some slick steps and we were a bit worn out. 

Instead of going through Villa Gregoriana, we stopped at another cafe and had some bubbly and looked out over the valley. The barkeep brought out some tuna fish sandwiches and margherita pizza gratis:
We then wandered back through the village. As we were walking past, we saw this woodworker in his studio working on a new sculpture. Being noisy, I stuck my head in and he was very happy to welcome us into his studio and show off what he was working on. While he spoke absolutely no English, I was able to get my appreciation across to him, I hope, and told him that my father also does woodworking.
Lastly, I had to get a picture of one of the fountains that are scattered throughout the town (and again in Rome) where water runs constantly straight out of the aquifer and everybody goes and drinks straight from the fountain, or fills up their water bottles, rinses their hands, etc.
And for those of you who are into nail fashion, we saw this sign in a window for what to expect in the coming seasons regarding nail art. It looks like long, sharp nails are going to be coming into fashion.


Jane said...

Great architecture, nails or dear, and where is pics of you??

Jay said...

One more set of wonderful pics!! Can't wait to see more!

Kim Thomas said...

I am in awe over these pictures