Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Turin Trip - Part 1

We traveled to the fabulous city of Turin (Torino) a couple of weeks ago and I'm just now uploading the photos. I took even more than usual, so there will be SIX blog posts total!!!! So stay tuned to see them all! The last two will contain the Egyptian Museum photos!

La bohème is an opera in four acts,[N 1] by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, based on Scènes de la vie de bohème by Henri Murger. The world premiere performance of La bohème was in Turin on 1 February 1896 at the Teatro Regio[2] and conducted by the young Arturo Toscanini. Since then, La bohème has become part of the standard Italian opera repertory and is one of the most frequently performed operas internationally.
Pull my finger!!! LOL!

Royal Palace gates

Bella gets kisses wherever she goes!!!

Thomas & Bella outside the palace.


Courtyard
Slippery stones, but the overall pattern was gorgeous!

Original doors, hundreds of years old!

Roman era mosaics found and preserved.


Pretty awesome, huh?? The weather as you can see was just glorious - sunny and warm!!! Next up tomorrow....we'll see the royal chapel of the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist where the shroud of Turin is kept! Come back to see all!

6 comments:

Christina said...

Beautiful. And just think soon you might have another country to make us envy. I love your adventures.

April said...

GORGEOUS! I keep thinking how very fortunate Bella is to be experiencing all that she is at such a young age!

Deanna said...

Such history! Beautiful architecture. Beautiful everything! I agree with April. Bella is so lucky to be experiencing this. So are you!

Rita said...

Now that is definitely old world! The architecture is amazing! I was thinking, too, how lucky Bella is to see all these places and travel the world like this--wow! Be waiting for the next installment. :)

Heatherlyn said...

I love all the pictures you took! Thank you for sharing so many! It is the next best thing to being there!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

A great virtual tour of Turin and Happy Wedding Anniversary.