As relaxing as meandering around the streets of Saluzzo was, the time arrived for us to return to San Antonio.
Leaving Italy always is made easier by beginning to make plans to return in a year or two. And by the pleasure of sorting through so many photographic souvenirs.
Such as those precious Valais blackneck sheep-goats grazing just outside the town walls. And the three little red monkeys.
A medieval town set against a backdrop where the snow-topped Alps melt upward into the clouds, making mountains and sky almost indistinguishable from one another.
Located in the province of Cuneo in the Piemonte region of Italy, Saluzzo spent much of its history under the House of Savoy or neighboring France’s rule.
We spent a leisurely week wandering her narrow cobbled streets. Sort of a vacation tagged onto our extended stay in Italy last year.
It is only because I have so many “postcards” waiting to be delivered that the beautiful spot will be showcased mainly through snapshots not words.
Dominican friars began construction of Chiesa di San Giovanni in 1330. While its façade is plain, almost to the point of homely, the crowning bell tower added in 1376 hints there might be treasures within the brick walls.
The somewhat quirky details inside the church and adjoining convent do not disappoint.