5 Jul 2008


Holidays are hard life ! There are so many things for me to rediscover, places where I haven't been since 30 years or even more. My daily program is : in the mornings walking around in the little cities looking at the many shops for tourists, of course enjoying the beauty of the lake, the mountains and the little pittoresque houses. The afternoons it's usually so hot that you can only lay motionless in the garden. Even moving a finger is too much work ! I don't go to the beach at the lake because it is now so crowded with surfers that you can't even get a square cm of space and then with the risk to get a sail or a bord at your head !

Around 3.30 I walk down to the beach and have my daily "Sorbetto". It is a kind of frozen lemon icecream served in a Champagne glass and you drink it with a straw. It is very refreshing.

The evening is usually for our friends here around or for the family but besides my sister in law and a few cousins there are not many left. My Italian came back as soon as I put my feet on the Italian ground. Some words are missing, but that doesn't matter I am also Italian after all and use my hands to speak !

Yesterday I did a bus excursion to Verona (Mr. Gattino knows it by heart so he prefered to go to his sister and chat)
Verona is the city of Romeo and Giulietta. I took a lot of pictures because it is a very beautiful town.

As soon as I am back I will report more detailed of course and show pictures. It is quite difficult to upload them and it takes a lot of time, so I use my daily hour more for commenting and see what happens in blogworld. Of course one hour isn't a lot so please forgive me if I don't answer all your comments, but I have read them. I will catch up as soon as I am back.

My daily view when I eat my "Sorbetto"

With friends in a restaurant. The "boys" know each other since primary school !

Little streets and places

and Giuletta's balconee in Verona (more pictures to come of course)


claudie said...

How romantic Giuletta's balcon! I can hear her Romeo playing mandolina! Looks like you have great time in Italia! I wanna got a sorbetto with straw! I can't move here too! But I enjoy to be on summer vacation and have a super moral! Je suis en nage!!! Vivement la fraicheur du soir!

Maribeth said...

How lovely! I enjoyed my time in the northern part of Italy with Hubby and our dackel Shubi. We walked the streets, visited many places and Shubi was the center of all attention!

Czar said...

Italy indeed has several of the most colorful and most stylish cities in the whole world. Well-painted buildings, complexly designed structures, name it...it's all found in Italia!

I have always wanted to go to that country every since.

Is the cost of living in Italy high? I hope it's not. It will be an obstacle for me if it is.

Junebug said...

I love the European way of holidaying. It seems everyone has such long holidays and several a year. I guess you just know how to live life by planning all the holidays in. It seems that employers give all employees several weeks a year and then they can get more by working overtime and let it build up until they have 3 months or more. What a life! :D

Jeanette said...

Ohh Gattina. your holiday sounds wonderful. your photo's are beautifullook forward to seeing more on your return..

vlado&toni said...

hmmm i wonder how that sorbetto tastes like. you really seem to be enjoying your vacation, thanks for keeping us posted. i feel as if i'm seeing those places too.