Thursday, March 1, 2007

Italy Part 3: Friday

Writer's note: This is one of a series of posts about my fabulous trip to Italy. Please scroll down or click on Archives to the right to make sure you read them in order.

We arrived at the Venice airport around 9:45 Friday morning. Molly was there waiting for us, and we hopped in her car to head to her home in Asolo, about an hour and a half away from Venice. Asolo is in the foothills of the Alps, and is EXACTLY what you think of when you imagine small Italian hill towns. Molly, her husband Jimmy and their kids live in a house about a 10 minutes' walk away from teh heart of the city. Here's their house:

Yes, it really is that beautiful. After getting settled in, we walked into town. We passed vineyards and sweet little old men and women out walking and riding bicycles. The views on the walk were breathtaking:

Then we got into Asolo, which is just incredible. Narrow winding streets, stunning old buildings--just perfect.

We spent some time in Asolo, then headed back to their house. Friday night, we had dinner and the home of another professor, Dominic, and his wife Laura. Dominic is British and Laura is Italian. Also there were John and Nicky, both British. It was such a fun evening, and everyone was incredibly nice. We were tired but so thrilled with our first day in Italy.


Anonymous said...

WOW!! Look at those beautiful pictures!! I can't wait to see the rest!!

Anonymous said...

Nice Digs, Molly! I think I need to set myself up with something like that.