|In May 1998, Sue and Peter travelled to Italy and Spain. Here are a few pictures from the trip.|
|Sue's father rented a villa 'Casa Castelrino' on the Montozzi estate. This is in the Tuscany region, near the town of Arezzo. We stayed there for the first week.|
|This is the view from the Estate's castle, built in 1399, down to the olive orchard where our villa was. The yellow in the valley is a field of rapeseed.|
|Here is a postcard, showing a villa like the one we stayed in. The red color is from wild poppies, blooming in May throughout the Mediterranean coast.|
|From the villa, it was a 45 minute drive to Florence. Here is a view of a bridge over the Arno river.|
|We climbed to the top of the Duomo in Florence, with its spectacular frieze inside. Here is a view from the top down on terra cotta roofs and a private garden.|
are Sue and Peter in the well-preserved medieval city of San Gimignano.
This walled city is on a hill-top and features multiple towers. These days
it is awash in tour buses and souvenir stores.
We also visited Siena and Volterra which were nearby.
|On the way to Spain we spent a night in Pisa. Its famous leaning tower is in the background.|
|We stayed with our friends the Mann's at their vacation home in Rosas. This picture shows the ruined Visigoth fort at the bottom of their street.|
|This is Peter and Marianne Mann, with the Mann's new puppy Bolleke.|
|Nearby in Figueras is the Salvatore Dali Museum, built by the artist in the last ten years of his life. Peter is standing outside by the eggs.|
|Our thanks to Robert Stern for planning the Italy portion of the trip, and to John and Marianne Mann for their hospitality in Spain.|