The following images were captured last year during a delightful 2-week house exchange in Central Italy which encompassed a visit to the walled city of Urbino - noted for its University and independent Renaissance culture.
It was also the birthplace of the painter Raffaello Sanzio, known as Raphael and these cute cherubs at the base of a statue commemorating him caught my eye.
It was a warm day and these locals seemed to be enjoying a chat in the shade of these magnificent trees
This was the view looking up the hill towards the square housing Raphael's statue - a walk not for the faint-hearted!
. . . the beautiful surrounding countryside
A delightful memory of both Italy and France is the colourful window boxes which adorn the soft pastel-coloured buildings that were in abundance throughout our travels
Linking up with Our World Tuesday
and thanking Lady Fi and the team for hosting.