It is with a heavy heart that I read about the havoc that the new coronavirus is wrecking in Italy, especially in the north of the country. Having traveled through northern Italy only between 4 and 5 months ago I feel the temporal proximity of the unfolding drama.
Most likely I didn’t meet anyone who has been made critically ill but I can imagine how severe it could be for some of them if they were to contract the deadly pathogen. I think especially of several elderly members of the free-living community Avalon-Elfi in the province of Toscana (Tuscany) who I wrote about on my sister blog.
” I think especially of several elderly members of the free-living community Avalon-Elfi in Tuscany “
My thoughts too lie with Pius Leutenegger and his team of staff at the Centro d’Ompio on Lago d’Orta in the foothlls of the Alps in the province of Novara in the Lombardy region, the worst affected by the Covid19 outbreak.
I’d love to include a few photos of our trip to this region to remind people what a beautiful region it is. Please also check out my two posts from the Avalon community above. Consider a visit there when this is all over. They need your support!
Memorial to those fallen in the Great War. Honours Roll. Milan Central Station.
Raphael in the shadow of the monument
Raphael and one of our fellow visitors to the Centro
A statue of Garibaldi in the station square, Navarro.
One of the beautiful wooden meditation buildings at the Centro
Mirjam and baby Uriel en route to Genova from Milan
The infamous Fiat Panda police car
The cross above the Centro
Looking back towards the Alps from one of the stations near Milan.
A view of Lago d’Orta from above Centro d’Ompio
The resident peacocks
Mirjam and the boys pose with a friend, Priska
Looking north-west towards the early snows
A group of film-makers staying concurrently at the Centro