Saturday, March 05, 2016
Italian Light and Colors
We went to Italy in February of 2000. The millennium bug hadn't brought the world to it's knees, and the Euro had only been out for a few weeks.
The thing that I found most striking about Italy was the warm soft light and the colors. Rome is a pallet of rich warm colors. I was enchanted. Rome is also crowded, noisy, dirty and exhausting. A week there and I was glad to move on. I can't wait to go back.
And we are headed back. A week in Rome, then north to Padua - Venice and Modena. Paudua is a 30 minute train ride from Venice, and significantly less crowded and expensive. Modena is home to balsamic vinegar, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Pagani and Pavarotti - have I ever mentioned that I hate opera?