Monday, February 7, 2011

Le Mura

The walls of Ferrara. . .

Our city is literally a walled city. The walls are hundreds of years old and circle the entire city (9 km). At one time they were an impressive defense system and were even studied by Michealangelo. Today, not only are they still standing, they are wide and lined with trees and are the perfect place to bike or walk. Really, one of the only places our kids can ride bikes in the city is on top of a 12 meter, 700 year old wall. Crazy.

Inside the walls (where we live), the city is very urban and outstide the walls almost immediately begins the countryside. So from the top, you can look down one side and see the hustle and bustle of the city and from the other, the peaceful country. Bello.