One of the things that I will never get use to seeing is castles. They are everywhere. We have 3 (that I know of) within 25 minutes of our house. They aren't all huge, but a castle is a castle, right?! We had never seen a castle until we moved to Italy. They're all different and all beautiful. I'm not sure I could have survived back then, but when you stand inside the castle walls you can't help but imagine yourself in that time. When Kelly's parents come to visit and we tell his Dad we're visiting a castle he always says, "We're going on a J.A.C tour today." He had to explain it to me the first time. He said, "You know just another castle." It still makes me laugh when I think about it and I know that he will say it every time. We don't take anything for granted. We absolutely love seeing the castles and it will never get old.
Sirmione, Italy - This was our very first castle and it will probably always be our favorite. This is one of the cutest towns in Italy. It is on Lake Garda, Italy's largest lake. You have to walk through the castle to get to the town. So cool!
Marostica, Italy - This castle is about 15 minutes from our house. It is absolutely beautiful. The castle walls go all the way up the side of the mountain. In the city square there is a chess board and every two years they have a chess game with living pieces. They have horses and everyone wears costumes. How awesome is that! We plan on going in September so stay tuned!
Still in Marostica - This is the view from on top of the mountain. You can see a little bit of the chess board in this picture.