Friday, November 14, 2008

PhotoHunt: Ruins - Fiesole, Italy

These are the Roman ruins up at enchanting Fiesole, above Florence. I took Alessandro up there last October.







It was a beautiful day at the beginning of October when Alessandro and I caught the #7 bus up from Florence to Fiesole. As it wound up the hill we could see the beautiful villas dotting the hillside.

The first thing we did was to have a cappuccino at a cafe, then we went into the Duomo to see the della Robbias.

Lastly, we wandered 'round the small Roman ruins of Fiesole. How beautiful to be with my son, in a place that means so much to me.

This is my latest entry.

39 comments:

keeyit said...

Beautiful photos you got.

Happy hunting~

Annie said...

Your designs are so lovely! I've never been to Fiesole but would love to go someday. Hope you have a nice weekend.

Photo Cache said...

Now those are beautiful ruins. Happy hunting.

Sue said...

I will echo the others, and say just beautiful!

My entry for photo hunters is here

Stop by if you have a moment :)

Annie said...

Thanks for the info about da Ninos. I know where the campo is but have never noticed the restaurant. Sounds like a great place (and thanks for warning me about the chicken leg, LOL)! I'll have to check it out - I'm always looking for places to eat early so thanks for that tip too.

Hope you're having a nice visit with your sister!

Expat Traveler said...

And even more priceless when you've captured them in photos for those great memories... :) Great shots!

Carver said...

Great shots of the ruins and also of Alessandro. Good quote too and I always love your designs. Happy weekend.

pat said...

Oh, I loved seeing ruins when I was in Italy.

Happy Weekend.

Snap2Days said...

Beautiful shots of the ruins. Thanks for visiting us at snap2Days. Hope you have a great weekend.

Leslie: said...

Hi! Great mates think alike - I put up some Italian ruins this week, too. :D

gen/entry said...

Oh wow nice one for this week...Happy hunting!

Barbara H. said...

What neat places to explore!

jmb said...

WE once spent a week in Fiesole and caught the Number 7 down to Firenze every day. They have a great roman theatre there as I recall.

Have a happy weekend Leslie

Aileni said...

I was going to do a castle ruin but thought of a further island content using my archive.
I could have done some neolithic remains - a burial chamber.

Yen said...

Beautiful photos of that place!~

Yen's PH. Happy Weekend!!

PastorMac's Ann said...

I'm enjoying all the different ruins we're seeing with this week's theme. Amazing how lovely and interesting ruined things can be.

gmacomics said...

beautiful place! great entry!
mine is up as well. happy photo hunting!

ZOOLATRY said...

Very pretty photo collection, hard to think of any of these places as ruined...

Cindy said...

Such a beautiful place- so serene looking. Makes me want to see these places for myself and I've never been one to think I'd like to travel much.

I'm ruined

Mickey said...

What lovely pictures!! It looks like a perfect day too. Pictures so often look better without bright sunshine. These pics have an ethereal quality.
You are a great tour guide,thanks :)

Liz said...

Very beautiful layouts as always. I especially like the third one.

archiearchive said...

Such beautiful countryside with the remains of those magnificent Romans to add to the interest. Great photos.

earthlingorgeous said...

Lovely photos and I love the scrapbook style you did with them very artistic!

Earth

julie said...

Beautiful ruins you've got there :)

marcia@joyismygoal said...

what fun travels that is my dream to go there someday

JC said...

Excellent presentation! Fully agree, the memories you made will outlive all the ruins and make it more special :-)

Tanchi said...

i really love those..:)
good on artworks too:)

keep up the good shots:)

heres mine:

SHOTS OF A FRUSTRATED IT STUDENT

Mrs Mecomber said...

Lovely photos. The Roman architecture and design style is so noticeable.

I did Photo Hunt today, too. I hope you get a chance to visit and leave your link!
http://newyorktraveler.net/photo-hunters-ruined/

Have a great weekend!

YTSL said...

Great designs, etc. Thanks for sharing.

Katney said...

I remember that
Fiesole was a neat place to visit when I lived in firenze.

marta said...

Beautiful presentation. Looks like it was a lovely day with your son.

Sammawow said...

What beautiful ruins! I love the way you did those layouts - such pretty colors!

Patricia said...

Very lovely, Leslie. How wonderful to be able to visit such wonderful places.

girasoli said...

I was lucky enough to visit Fiesole once many years ago. It was a very memorable visit, including my memory of getting off at the wrong bus stop on my return trip back to Florence.

Glad you enjoyed your visit with your mom, your sister, and your nieces.

Brine Queen said...

As always great shots, and fantastic presentation. Those look like some beautiful ruins.

Napaboaniya said...

A lovely post of the Ruins in Fiesole.
I'm sure you had a great time with ur son :)

Dragonstar said...

Beautiful! I love the dreamy nature of the last one, with the flowers in the foreground.

mama meji said...

Must have been a memorable trip! Lovely layouts. Thanks for dropping by.

anne said...

I fell in love with Fiesole over the course of my one day there.
All those ruins and views and steep, winding roads, gorgeous colours, churches and art...tis a taste of heaven, to be sure! How wonderful that you got to enjoy it with Alessandro.