The Carousel at the End of the Street

Step Right Up and See the World

Yesterday after a lovely late lunch we strolled down the Corso Vannucci, because Perugia was hosting a cultural exploration laboratory ( with exhibitions, lectures, and showings of film, new media, radio, tv, web series, storytelling, and fumetti (comics). One of the most impressive sections was ‘Young Guns‘, an exhibit of young graphic/comic artists, showing an array of imaginative and expressive local talent. Great sources of inspiration for Jakob.

At the end of the Corso, however, loomed paradise for a five-year old: a Ferris wheel (here, ‘Carousel’; what we call a ‘Merry-Go-Round’ is simply an ‘Antica Giostra‘), set down at the edge of the town walls. As it was 16:15 and sunset was approaching, of course we went up (for a good 15-20 min. ride). Here are the boys and the views.


Jakob above the red tile roofs

Micah and Simon couldn't see the snow that had descended on the Apennines behind them

Micah and Simon couldn’t see the snow that had descended last week on the Apennines behind them. A bit of snow is forecast for the next two days in Perugia.



There was also a Merry-Go-Round in the Piazza della Republica, in the midst of an Antique Fair

There was also an antica giostra in the Piazza della Republica, in the midst of an antique fair


The Horses are Real