I began 2015 atop a snow-covered mountain high up in the Italian Dolomites, and I’m bringing the year to a close, at a much lower elevation, among the vineyards and olive groves of Italy’s Euganean Hills.
In between the well-above-sea-level antics, I’ve packed and unpacked multiple times over as I’ve logged countless miles — on land, sea, air and around la tavola — traveling the Bel Paese and frequently beyond. Why, I even changed my permanent postal code, and that may very well be the highlight of my year.
From the Dolomites to the Apennines to Macgillacuddy Reeks; from the Adriatic to the Ionian to the North Sea; and, from the Balkans to the Salento to the Wild Atlantic Way.
Large cities, historic castles, even tiny dots out to sea, were well-documented in my dispatches dated 2015.
Thanks for traveling with me, virtually, as I’ve thoroughly enjoyed your company this past year. And, here’s hoping you’ll pack a bag and ride shotgun with me again in 2016.
Buon Anno! Happy New Year!
©The Palladian Traveler
Greetings of Happy New Year 2016 to you and your family from Penang, Malaysia.
Thanks so much. Happy New Year to you and yours.
Always such beautiful photos! Happy New Year Tom. Orna
Thanks, Orna. Buon anno to you, too!
I signed on to your site about 4 years ago since I have been interested in Palladio’s projects. I am/was a civil engineer who got hooked on his work. You have covered a lot of territory over the years in an interesting way. So keep up the good articles and photos. Good luck in the new year!
Thanks very much, William. Buon Anno to you, too.
If it wasn’t for your camera’s eye and and your well written narrative, I would never understand the beauty that you have passed along. Have an interesting new year with your new vantage point.
Thanks, Fred. Be well in 2016.
I know I don’t comment as much as I should but do know that you were one of my first blog inspirations and this post is just another confirmation of why…spectacular photos and great writing…Happy New Year, Tom!
Inspiration? Me? Well, thanks Victoria. Buon Anno!
Indeed! We can never tell who’s out there being influenced by our writing, etc.
Thanks for taking us along.
Thanks for riding shotgun, Jill!