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Postcards #11: Piacenza, Italy

Welcome to our home town in Italy! Piacenza was founded as a Roman military colony in 218 BC and its name means a "pleasant place". Here are some glimpses of the town centre, of our wedding church (built from 1122 to 1233) and of the shiny windows of my favourite shops...

We had a walk in the town in the morning to avoid the high temperatures, but it was already rather warm.  Lovely days to remember now when the weather has turned rainy again. This year the Finnish summer was really short, here about one-two weeks long. :)

Yesterday evening, however, under my large umbrella I greatly enjoyed watching the rain and contemplating the golden coloured leaves on the ground.

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  1. Hello, what a beautiful place to live. Like it's name, it does look like a very pleasant place. The colors of the buildings and balconies with the flowers are lovely. I like the church, stained glass and the statue! Wonderful photos and post. Enjoy your weekend!

  2. Enjoyed seeing another town in Italy. Thanks for sharing your trip and wonderful photos with us. Have a blessed day and wonderful weekend. Madeline

  3. Your home town is molto bello (or is that bella?), Sara. I love the color of the stone and the balconies. Italy is a place I hope to visit one day and in the meantime photos like these inspire me.
    I hope you're staying cozy in Finland as fall comes.

  4. Ohhh, what a beautiful pictures to look at when it is raining outside the window. Latvian summer is also very short and it looks like an autumn already here.
    As to the shopping, it was rather a shopping for the school season.

  5. Onpa kaunis Italian kotikaupunki teillä! Ja upea hääkirkko!

  6. What a beautiful way to make the most of your very brief summer! I will not complain about ours any more because at least it was longer than you had! xx

  7. We really have a good summer this year, the last few weeks, however, we have heavy showers but we needed the rain. You show us beautiful Piacenza, thank you.
    An no, I have not yet been shopping for winter, I like to stretch the summer as long as possible. I like autumn and winter but not too early.
    Have a nice new week!

  8. What a wonderful place to spend your summer-holidays!
    I enjoy the pictures!
    And no, I'm not buying winterclothing, we have a beautiful late summer. But I do long for the fall.
    But I think, when you are in Italy, and there are many stylish clothingshops, I wonder if you also take something to house.

    Love, Gerry

  9. You photos are lovely! I especially like the wonderfully bright yellow hues of the houses. It certainly cheers the soul! Have a wonderful day!

  10. So pretty! I love the colors of the houses. I love old churches and the beautiful windows. No, haven't been shopping yet. Looks like you have a lovely place to shop...! :) Happy Monday!

  11. Fabulous Sara..we honeymooned in Italy and if we had the money would move there to live....of course we are both from Italian ancestry so Italian food is our favorite...and I could live on gelato alone.

  12. Lovely photos. Sounds like you had a great time in Italy.

  13. Haha, just when I think I have things figured out you show us your home town in Italy. So you are Italian living in Finland? :-)
    The church is beautiful, stained glass to be admired as the modern church building I attend has no windows. The horse statue is wonderful, I'm glad you included it.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Sara.

  14. Very beautiful! What a lovely place to have lived! Thank you for the pretty walk! xo Karen

  15. Stunning, just stunning to think of people like yourself who have been so blessed to live near such beauty in all ways. I can only imagine and thus so appreciate the shares so that I can see into the world of others like your kind self, as you share~

  16. Wow. Your home town is so beautiful! I love the ancient buildings and architecture. It's so lovely and you must really enjoy it there. Pam


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