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fredag 26. mars 2010

San Giorgio di Valpolicella - Wordless # 8

3 years ago, my hubby and I went to Italy to visit the wine district Valpolicella, because of our interest of Italian wine. On our way we found San Giorgio - a small village in the comune (municipality) Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella, in the Italian region Veneto (located about 120 km west of Venice and about 15 km northwest of Verona).

From the hill top of San Giorgio, there is an excellent panorama, with the whole Valpolicella valley spread out below. On a clear day, the view spreads from the Sermione peninsula on Lake Garda to the beginnings of the Apennine Mountains, and the whole of Verona.

We fell in love with this beautiful and romantic place and went back the year after..... First we got married in Verona and then we spent our honeymoon in San Giorgio.


The village is located on the top of the hill, surrounded by fields where, in addition to vineyards, olive and cherry trees predominate


 San Giorgio is well known for it's magnificent barbaric-romanesque church


 
Bell tower - Campanile - rebuilt in the twelfth century after the great earthquake in 1117



 The monastery - also rebuilt after the earthquake 







 

  





 
San Giorgio is part of the town of Sant'Ambrogio (right down the hill)


 
Panoramic view .... Lake Garda can also be seen



 Valpolicella valley








Images taken April 2007 and 2008

See also my post about the church in San Giorgio HERE


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1 kommentar:

Anne sa...

Jeg suger!!! til meg all informasjon :-) for undrer på om ikke ferieturen i år går mot noe de trakter. Har jo feriert i det landet en 15 ganger snart, men ennå mye som er `ugjort` og ikke `pløyd over`... Ikke så gira på Italia mannen her ii huset, men jeg sjø, he he liker til og med det kaotiske folket jeg!!!