Mary & Jim's trip to Italy, September, 2001

Hiking in woods above Bolzano, Italy

Bolzano (Bozen) is on the Italy - Austria border

The setting is Alpine, with the mountains capped in snow in the background

The farms are unusually clean and prosperous

A cable car takes you up and down the mountain above Bolzano

Vineyards are everywhere

Jim delivered four lectures in Castle Mareccio in Balzano

Mary took some vacation during those talks

The view out the castle window - tough competition for a speaker

The conference room, with some of the speakers and participants.

Outside the castle

Down in Florence, a few days later

In Piazza della Repubblica, Florence

Jim over the Arno, just west of the Ponte Vecchio