Feb 272017
 

The focal point of the citadel in Sisteron is the chapel sat just below the upper ramparts. Unfortunately, it was bombed in the second World War and has had to be completely restored.

To the left of the chapel you can see a tower which is actually built on the top of the bridge. On the front you can see a very small window. This marks the room Prince Jean Casimir Vasa, future king of Poland, was held captive for a whole year. The winter spent up there must have been brutal.

the chapel and a sentry post in sisteron in front of a clear blue sky

Jan 192017
 

The walk up to the top of this tower was interesting. It was a tower that vacationers could rent, but there is only one room per floor. So as you walked up, you passed through multiple bedrooms, kitchens and bathrooms, each on their own floor. By the time I got to the top I was ready to collapse. After catching my breath I took a few picture before making my way down again. We sat in a nearby courtyard and enjoyed the most garlicky bruschetta I’ve ever had. It was delicious.

san gimignano square tower and tuscan countryside

Sep 032012
 

On our way out of Acqui Terme we spotted this tower up on a hill, so naturally, we set about driving to it. It was still light when we spotted it. As you can see below it took a while to get up close!

Medieval stone tower with golden light and purple night sky in Acqui Terme, Piedmont, Italy.