I’m off …

… and this is where I’m going: Triora – Liguria, known to be one of the most beautiful medieval citadels in Italy.

Much of the architecture in Triora dates back to the 12th century, but its period of greatest fame was during the 16th century when a number of witch trials were conducted by the Inquisition. A year of bad weather and crop shortages in 1587 led to the accusation that witches were conspiring against Triora. A group of women from Triora and local villages were accused of sacrificing babies to The Devil. They were tried, tortured, and burned alive between 1587-89.

My intention is not to study witches or witch-craft, but to go hiking – peacefully – in the Ligurian mountains. I will be back …

 …          ?

Albrecht Dürer: The Four Witches (1491)

a r r i v e d e r c i !

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18 Comments Add yours

  1. KM Huber says:

    Happy hiking. Sigrun! We await your return.
    Karen

  2. Harold Rhenisch says:

    Bon voyage!

  3. Angela says:

    Take lots of pictures, Sigrun. The rest of us are counting on the armchair travel. 😉
    Have a great trip!

    1. Sigrun says:

      Thank you – I will!

  4. Have a good holiday. It seems you are travelling to paradise. Micheline

    1. Sigrun says:

      Thank you! Paradise it was!

  5. That looks amazing. Have a great trip x

  6. How marvelous that place looks. Have a wonderful time steeping yourself in the history and the beauty.

    1. Sigrun says:

      Triora and the Argentina valley (= silver valley) was fantastic! Would go again – any day!

  7. Arti says:

    Beautiful photos. I’m sure the place is lovely. Looking forward to your future posts and see more pictures of your trip. Have fun!

    1. Sigrun says:

      Triora was great, highly recommendable!

  8. Kim says:

    looks wonderful. i do hope you will make some pictures? happy hiking! (och, that sounds rather cheesy but i do mean it.)

    1. Sigrun says:

      Thank you, I have had the most beautiful hike ever, would go again – any day!

  9. Debra Kolkka says:

    I have a house in Bagni di Lucca and your first photo looks remarkably like the views of some of the villages in my area. It isn’t all that far away….as the crow flies.

    1. Sigrun says:

      Lucky you! It’s such a beautiful area!

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