Notes and photos from places around the world that have villages, ruins, and good food. And $35 hotels... Also, wilderness 4x4 camping and backpacking.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Este, June 1 to 7, 2008

Este is a village about 50 miles southwest of Venice, in the Veneto province. Friends rented a big old villa there for a 50th birthday party. Seven consecutive wonderful dinner parties for 16.

Trompe l'oeil in a nearby Palladio villa

Unmistakenly Palladian

Our villa

A non-Palladio villa on our way to Venice at the end

Donnatello's masterpiece in Padova

More Palladio

Our group