In May 2012 I returned to my favorite place in Italy to visit my friends Annelies and Martin at their estate in Liguria. We visited his farmer neighbor, Biacho and sat by the pool and enjoyed the weather.

Before long they put me to work loading hay for the farmer from the fields on the estate. Hey, when in Rome, do as the Romans, even if it means throwing hay!

My visit included a tour of the river and markets of Turino and the canals of Milan.

We visited a farmer, Natale (lower right). Here’s a photo of Martin, Annelies and Ana.

Later, we visited Milan and its canals and restaurants.

We’ll be back to Italy soon. Did you enjoy these photos? Email me: