Faeries come

“Faeries, come take me out of this dull world,
For I would ride with you upon the wind,
Run on the top of the dishevelled tide,
And dance upon the mountains like a flame.”
― W.B. Yeats, The Land of Heart’s Desire, overlooking Italy from San Marino


The boat that came heading towards us

And there in a boat that came heading towards us
Was an old man, his hair snow-white with age,
Raging and bawling, ‘Woe to you, wicked spirits!
O never hope to see the heavenly skies!
I come to bring you to the other shore,
To eternal darkness, to the fire and ice.

From Dante’s Inferno Canto III, The Divine Comedy

Ravenna, Italy


What you take

“A trip is what you take when you can’t take any more of what you’ve been taking.” – Adeline Ainsworth

Spiaggia Di Conversano, Puglia, Italy

The Romanesque cathedral is the see of the diocese of Conversano-Monopoli. It was built in the 11th century but received new decor in the 14th and, in Baroque style, in the 17th centuries. The exterior is in Romanesque style with a large 15th-century rose window and three portals, the middle one having sculpted decoration.