In April 2007, we spent 3 weeks in Italy on a Road Scholar (then Elderhostel ) walking tour of Tuscany and Umbria. We walked for about 5 hours each day with local guides.

Our Tour Bus

We spent a week walking in Tuscany. Each day we went by bus to the start of our walk.


We walked on the walls of the medieval city of Lucca near Pisa.

Near Spoleto

We spent a second week in Spoleto, walking in Umbria.

Spoleto Cathedral

The Spoleto Cathedral.

Nerina River

The Valnerina - the valley of the Nera River.

Village in Valnerian

A village in the Valnerina.

Appenine village <

A hilltop village in the Appenines.

Antipasto for One

The food was brilliant.


We later visited Rome. Very expensive and full of tourists.

Roman Forum

The Roman Forum .


The Roman Colosseum

St. Peters in Vatican City.


After visiting Italy, we spent about a week in Sweden with relatives who live in the mid-sized town of Gavle.

The Gavlean River which runs through the town.

Sculpture by British modernist sculptor Henry Moore.

A village near Gavle.


We spent three days in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden.

Tulips in Stockholm

Public Garden.

A view of the historic harbour.

We splurged and stayed in floating hotel.

It was early May and the trees were just coming into leaf.

Famous children's author Astrid Lingren lived in Stockhom.

Some of the historic boats that line the harbour.

We saw many Albins in Lake Mallarin - Albins (including Skol) were built in Sweden. Exciting.

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