|An old, yellow Fiat! Cute!|
After crossing a noisy, jam-packed road full of crazy drivers, we arrived in the park. On the map, the park looked thin, a sliver of green on a grey map. In reality, though, it was quite large and had a myriad of surprises hidden inside. When we first entered the park, we were welcomed by slender silvery-white trees dancing in the warm spring breeze. The trees sat upon lush emerald grass speckled with wild daisy weeds.
The reason we had come to the park was to have lunch. We had bought a fresh loaf of bread to have with our ham and cheese. We also had some pineapple juice that I absolutely loved. So we were in search of the perfect picnic spot. The park (which ran along the River Po) was covered in springs running like veins through the grass. It was one of these springs that we followed towards a duck pond. Griffin, of course, was intrigued and was very angry when the spot by the pond was not proclaimed "the picnic spot." Presently, we came upon a castle. It was smallish and thick, so it looked like a medieval fortress. I wasn't wrong, but I wasn't exactly right, either.
|The castle in the park|
|A courtyard within the castle walls|
|The church within the castle walls|
|Griffin holds up some seeds|
|This is one of my favorite of the season statues.|
|The Castello Valentino|
|The rust of the fence is the perfect picture frame for the Castello|