April 20th

Ready to play?

Since everyone’s staying home, let’s pretend we’re off on an International trip.  My books are set in places I’ve visited, and I’m sharing some of my photos this month.

Identify the location of the picture below.  Remember to register your answer by clicking “Leave a comment” at the top of this page and then write your reply (I’ll approve comments at the end of each day and reveal the locale in the following blog). 

Correct answer receives a point.  If you’re not certain, go ahead and guess! I’ll be posting a different photo, along with a hint, every day this month.  Whoever has the most points on April 30th will receive a prize (you’re not winning the lotto, dear people, but I will mail you a small gift which will include a modest Amazon card).  In the event of a tie, a randomly generated number will decide the winner. So, be sure to check back here each day, & let’s see who can . . .

Name That Location:

Hint: In this village (located approximately 60 miles north of Rome) you will find St. Patrick’s well, seen here.  The well was built in the 1500s and it’s unusual construction allowed donkeys to descend to the water and return to the surface without turning around.  The town is dramatically positioned on a hilltop of volcanic rock.  It was a major center in the Etruscan era and some of its underground caves used during that period can be toured. The village’s duomo dates from 1290 and includes its own Pieta.  The town’s location between Rome and Florence makes historians confident that Michelangelo visited the church here and probably drew inspiration from the cathedral for his work at the Vatican. Today, you can ride a funicular from the train station to the village.  Can you name this charming Italian town? 

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~Yesterday’s location was Salzburg, Austria. Congratulations to some of our usual suspects, Lisa Maliga, Sharon K. Connell, Catherine Conn, K. Nichols, & Amy Reade.~

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