Passeggiata Palladiana

.....And the view was quite stunning from Mont’ Berico. The Jewel of Veneto’s snow-covered peaks Look like panettone with frosting so sweet...

…..And the view was quite stunning from Mont’ Berico.
The Jewel of Veneto’s snow-covered peaks
Look like panettone with frosting so sweet…

Passeggiata Palladiana was blogged about by Tom Weber on his excellent blog The Palladian Traveler. This was a lot of fun to create, with photos by Tom and words by me. Below is the poem in full with just three photos by me. To see the entire walk in detail, with Tom’s great photos, just click on this link Passeggiata Palladiana and join us on our walk along the icy cobble of Monte Berico, Vicenza, Italy.

Vicenza this morning was sunny and cold

As we dressed in our warmest and went for a stroll.

The porticos uphill were laden with snow

And the view was quite stunning from Mont’ Berico.

The Jewel of Veneto’s snow-covered peaks

Look like panettone with frosting so sweet.

Next down the scalette – just watch for the ice –

And to Villa Rotonda we walk in a trice.

...To La Villa Rotonda we walk in a trice. White fields and black trees make the photographs pop And Palladio’s masterpiece is where we stop...

…To La Villa Rotonda we walk in a trice.
White fields and black trees make the photographs pop
And Palladio’s masterpiece is where we stop…

White fields and black trees make the photographs pop

And Palladio’s masterpiece is where we stop.

Through the Valley of Silence, our next port-of-call

Is the Villa were nani perch high on the wall.

Across frosty cobble, past snow-covered gates

We return to the city: macchiato awaits!

Across frosty cobble, past snow-covered gates..........

Across frosty cobble, past snow-covered gates……….

Orna O’Reilly

Veneto, Italy

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