Campli, the evening before the wedding, in the courtyard of the bride’s home. It is the tradition to dine with the groom and his parents.
The joyous expression of the bride’s father.
The shadows of the trees.
Here come the bride and groom! Allied and united.
The aunt serves the coffee; the bridegroom is the centre of loving attention.
Conversation between two old friends: the bridegroom and the best man.
What a smile towards the future ...
The benediction of someone who knows what love is.
The gift of her experience.
The bridesmaid observes the bride.
The cutting of the ribbon.
The neighbours are delighted to join in the celebrations.
Walk to the Porta Angioina, the historic town gate dating to the fourteenth century.
I climb onto the roof of a house opposite the church of San Giovanni Battista. Perhaps the newlyweds would like a portrait of their homeland from this beautiful vantage point. I remain in silence and …
Campli, the 14th-century Church of San Francesco, declared unsafe after the severe earthquake of 6 April 2009. Aquila and many towns and villages were severely damaged. This portal leaves one speechless. We stop with the newlyweds to record it in our photos. Pilasters alternate with slender columns terminating in capitals adorned with leaves; in the archivolt are human faces and animals.
Crypt of the church of Campli, Santa Maria in Platea. This magnificent crypt is adorned with frescoes painted by the followers of Giotto.
The newlyweds close to the fresco of the Resurrection.