There are many great places to visit in northern Italy. On this trip, I visited Turin, Parma and Milan.
Turin is famous for its grand buildings.
Covered walkways makes it an impressive place for shopping.
Continuing the Bourne movie theme, this scene appeared briefly in The Bourne Ultimatium to introduce the meeting between Neal Daniels and Simon Ross in Turin.
A lovely atrium surrounded by shops.
Another wonderful town in Italy is Parma.
The town center is great for a stroll or riding a bike.
Built in the 12th century out of beautiful pink Verona marble.
Parma is famous for parma ham and parmesan cheese.
We also visited Milan and wandered through the castle there..
One of the courtyards inside Milan castle.
Seeing a large statue of a geisha inside Milan Castle was unexpected. It was there to promote a production of Madame Butterfly.
This theatre in the park was very interesting. It was constructed of old metal chairs embedded in concrete.
The carvings on old churches weren’t there just for decoration, but also served to teach people about the Bible in an age when most people were illiterate. There is something ironic about the Tower of Babel in this context–where man thinks he is greater than God and tries to build a tower to reach heaven.
These spires do point towards heaven.
But it is men that is put on top of them.