Wednesday, December 27, 2006

A Rainy Day in Caltigirone

We live about 20 minutes drive from Caltigirone. One evening a couple of weeks ago, we decided to go explore. We found some great shopping, but after about an hour my hubbie was ready to go. As we tried to find our way out of town we found the old section - absolutely beautiful, but Les didn't feel well and wanted to get home so we didn't stop.

This last Thursday we were able to take a tour of Caltigirone. I was dying to take pictures of the places I had only glimpsed before.

Thursday dawned (I use that term loosely) dark, gloomy and rainy. We debated on which coats to wear and how many umbrellas to take and finally settled on our heavy coats and both umbrellas. It was still pouring when we arrived in Caltigirone. We were fortunate that we brought both umbrellas. The tour turned out to be mainly a walking tour so we sloshed our was around trying to take in the sights and stay as dry as possible. I didn't get nearly as many pictures as I had hoped for, but here are the few that turned out.

Inside the Cathedral

Nativity on the 144 Steps, Each step has beautiful ceramic tiles made in Caltigirone

There area lot of great shops and beautiful sights that I can't wait to go take in when it is SUNNY!

1 comment:

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