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

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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

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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

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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.