June 9, 2018
As we continued our travels in Italy, we left Florence this morning and made a lunch stop at Bologna where we saw a statue of the Roman Sea-god Neptune at the square.
Portion of city square at Bologna, Italy. Sea-god Neptune is seen at far left center. Photo by Leon Mauldin.
As we traveled north we crossed the Po River. The terrain had changed as we left the hills and saw flat, very fertile, farmland.
Po River. Photo by Leon Mauldin.
We reached our destiny of Trieste by late afternoon. Tomorrow our group is meeting with a congregation made up of Christians, many of whom have ties and connections with the folks on our tour. Gianni Berdine is the local evangelist here in Trieste. Several of us went for a walk after dinner.
Trieste Square. Photo by Leon Mauldin.
Trieste is located in the extreme northwest of Italy, on the Adriatic Sea, and borders Slovenia. This is one of the great Piazzas of Italy.
July 15, 2014
It is an understatement to say that the Roman Empire really left its mark. There are many sites where theaters which date back to Roman times may be seen. When we were leaving Trieste yesterday morning, we went by the Roman theater there.
Roman Theater at Trieste, Italy. Photo by Leon Mauldin.
Yesterday we made our way on to Venice, where we had an afternoon to visit. Then today was an all-day tour of Venice (walking; they do not intend for you to sit anywhere here, at least not for long). Our wake up call is in a few hours at 3:00 AM; then a quick transfer to the airport to make our way home.
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July 12, 2014
This afternoon we safely arrived in Trieste, situated on the Adriatic Coast.
In Trieste, Italy, looking across the Adriatic to Slovenia. Photo by Leon Mauldin.
In the distance you can see Slovenia.
Yesterday we had the occasion to pay our respects at the American Cemetery near Florence. To your right is my friend, Harold Comer.
Florence American Cemetery. Photo by Leon Mauldin.
Some of the soldiers were killed just days before the war ended.
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