Friday, 5 October 2012

Abbazia di Sant'Eustachio. September, Sunday 30th

Dear Autumn, you're very welcome. But, could you please stay warm a little bit longer?

 I'm afraid Lambretta season is slowly ending.. and Sunday was a glimpse on our foggy, wet Winter.
We couldn't stand an indoor afternoon, and despite the light rain we went to see a little gem we've never seen before, near Montello.

Sant'Eustachio Abbey  is completely in ruins. The grey sky, the soft murmur of the rain on the shiny green.. It suited the romantic side of the place.



History lesson! The Abbey was founded by the Counts of Collalto in 1062. For its blessed position and peace, it was chosen between the 16^ and 17^ centuries as a place of retreat and meditation by many intellectuals of that time. Here, Giovanni dalla Casa wrote the Galateo, a treatise of manners.

The Great War has left a tragic sign here, too. The Montello was at the forefront.


































So, if Lambretta season is ending, that means gelato season is ending soon, too. Uva Fragola {Strawberry Grapes} is a gelato flavour made by our favourite gelateria Gasparetto, only for this last month, before closing. We stopped by after the Abbey visit, enjoying the shy sun after the rain.






Last pic is taken with iPhone, the others with lomography Diana F+.

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