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Love’s Labour’s Locked

imageOn our trip to Lecce we visited the castle at Tarento. An iron swivel bridge from 1958, which tore out one of the castle turrets when it was made, connects the castle (which is on an island at the mouth of the harbor) to the mainland.

Padlocks cover the railings of the bridge.  The first time we walked over the bridge we didn’t know what the locks were for, but the second time we looked more closely and my Dad suggested that maybe couples put the locks up there when they decided to be together.  Later we discovered that this tradition was started about 20 years ago in Italy but now it is popular worldwide.  After the padlocks are secured couples will throw the key in the water.

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Umbrian Images

As the year comes to a close, we thought we’d share some images that haven’t appeared in our other stories. Click to enlarge.

Happy Holidays, one and all!

Sasso e Spazio:

"An old couple"

“An old couple.” These two buildings seem to have known each other for a long time. Via del Silenzio, Perugia.

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Not Just Dormice - Food for Thought

Exploring Roman food, memory & identity

Architecture of Sport: Soccer in Italy

DePauw Winter Term 2015-2017

Nomadstrek Journeys


Canterbury Travails

It all begain when our family of four relocated from Vashon, WA to Canterbury for a year

Rick's Rome

Help and advice for travelers in Italy

Art by Jakob

Through Young Eyes

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Professional Soccer Coaching Advice features free tips, tools, sessions and advice from Premier League and grassroots coaches.

one year in perugia

Living in Italy with my family

Electrum Magazine

Our family's time in Perugia