Today we gave our teaching Power Point presentations again to the remaining English classes. A great success! Afterwards, we toured Varallo's churches and other places.
|Madonna della Grazie (Our Lady of Grace)
one of the oldest churches of Varallo finished in 1400 by Gaudenzio Ferrari
|Gaudenzio Ferrari, the statue in front of the church|
|The interior of the church that started the 3-D movement in art|
|A small shrine in a wall|
|We have arrived on top of Sacro Monte. It was built in the
late middle ages so that people no longer had to go on pilgrimages to the Holy Land but
could go on a pilgrimage right here, closer to their homes.
Gaudenzio Ferrari and Brother Caimi
|The view from Sacro Monte over Varallo and the valley is breathtaking|
|Melanie is trying to climb the Holy Steps on her knees....like people have done in the past when participating in a pilgrimage|
|A scene from on of the many chapels on Sacro Monte|
|Another view of the town Varallo|
|This cool mountain water is quenching our thirst|
|Quite refreshing on this warm spring day after the climb|