April 2022 - Traveling Cats - Travel Pictures of Cats

Cat from Meteora {Greece}

 

meteora monastery greece

The Meteora is a rock formation in central Greece, hosting one of the largest complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries. In her book Meteora Monastery: Discover The Historical Monuments In Greece: Mount Athos And Meteora, Krista Goldfuss writes, "These 'columns of the sky' were built, despite incredible difficulties, from the 11th century onwards, at the time of the great revival of the eremetic ideal in the 15th century. Their 16th-century frescoes mark a key stage in the development of post-Byzantine painting."

Because the Meteora is located in a region of almost inaccessible sandstone peaks, its monasteries are regarded as a perfect isolated place to find peace and harmony and to support spiritual ascension. It is therefore an official holy place since 1995.

A five-hour train ride connects Athens to Kalambaka, the town at the foot of the Meteora. Tourists often spend the night in a small nearby town called Kastraki.

Have you visited the Meteora monasteries? Have you met this cat?

Photo by Lauren Palmucci

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Cat from Sorrento {Italy}

 

Bagni Regina Giovanna

Bagni Regina Giovanna Sorrento

Have you ever seen a cat in a more confusingly isolated but picturesque spot?

It was getting stormy on the Sorrentine peninsula when this kitty found a sheltered spot overlooking the Bagni Regina Giovanna for nap time. Named after the Queen Giovanna d'Angio of the Kingdom of Naples (who supposedly spent hours in the water with her various lovers) this secluded beach and swimming hole is surmounted by a rock arch on which stand the scenic ruins of a sprawling Roman villa. This popular getaway is only a 45-minute-walk away from Sorrento's city center, or you can go there by bus.

Have you ever visited the Bagni Regina Giovanna? Did you meet this cat? 

Photos by Laura Tottenham 

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