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Wednesday, 11 September 2013

The Magic Of Italy ......

Ciao, amica mia!
Italian


Venice...










Hallo again my friends.  Lovely to be visiting with you once again.  Blogging, really, is just like having penfriends all over the world, which is rather wonderful.  I love writing, and I used to really enjoy writing letters to friends and to receive one from them in the post.  Sadly, that art has almost died out now, with all this modern technology, which is rather a shame in a way.

Most of my 'older' Followers know just how much I adore Italy, and Venice in particular.  The following popped up on my facebook page - gosh, how I would love to go on that trip and see Venice behind the scenes!




I hope you don't mind today if I share some beautiful images of Italy with you.  I have been there quite a few times and visited Tuscany, San Gimignano, watched the magic of the opera at Verona in the ancient amphitheatre, Rome, Florence, Lake Garda, and Sicily (which is absolutely beautiful).  I would love to visit Lake Como (where George Clooney has a home!) or Lake Maggiore.

Venice

Venice

Italian Villas

The Italian Riveria

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Cadenabbia, Lake Como ,Italy


Villa Carlotta , Italy


Venice, Italy


Il Duomo, Florence, Italy

I hope that I have given you a flavour of this beautiful country.  I love the romance of the Italian language, their food, and, oh, Italian men are quite dishy too!

Italian II


Arriverderci!

All images today courtesy of Pinterest

19 comments:

LindyLou Mac said...

Lovely, sure you already know how much I enjoyed this post. :)

Linda O'Connell said...

My daughter's dream is to go to Italy. I shall give her a virtual tour via your blog post. Thank you. My grandfather came from Italy, so this was a treat for me as well.

Bouncin Barb said...

Fabulous pictures. I'd love seeing it too. Someday.

Bouncin Barb said...

Fabulous pictures. I'd love seeing it too. Someday.

Shelly said...

What a glorious thing to look at in the morning! For the rest of the day, I shall be thinking of beautiful Italy!

Shady Del Knight said...

Hallo, dear Thisisme! Why settle for those dull, drab Italian men when you could have Shadykins? (LOL)

Venice is breathtaking in its beauty and charm and a holiday in that enchanted paradise is high on my bucket list. I especially like the idea posed by the Titan Tours advert - that of venturing off the beaten path and seeing the real Venice rather than the tourist version. It's exciting to know that Titan offers a worldwide brochure. I plan to obtain one and show it to Mrs Shady because we both love to explore and mix with the locals in our travels.

Just yesterday my blog friend in Italy posted pictures of her recent stay in Stresa, a beautiful spot steeped in history located on the shores of Lago Maggiore. I'm sure you would enjoy the scenery and the architecture there.

What a marvelous header, Thisisme! I wish our friend Desiree was here to appreciate it. I surely did.

Thank you for a wonderful post, dear friend, and enjoy the rest of your week!

rainbow said...

The photos are breath taking, so BEAUTIFULL I can see why you love it there. THANKS FOR SHARING ANYTIME!!!!

rainbow said...

The photos are breath taking, so BEAUTIFULL I can see why you love it there. THANKS FOR SHARING ANYTIME!!!!

Claudia Moser said...

The men? :)

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

A fabulous post , and as you know I adore Italy too. George Clooney's Italian home was in Laglio ,not sure if he still has it or not. We stayed at Lake Como for 10days a few years ago , and were pretty close to it . Every view we had from our rented apartment looked over the lake , it was fantastic, I must go back to Italy soon. xo

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

As you know I like writing too , and sending and receiving postcards, huge collection now.

Retired English Teacher said...

These photos are too beautiful for words. I do so hope to go there someday. Dreaming ...

becca said...

gorgeous pictures thank you for taking me on this trip

Rosemary Nickerson said...

Oooooo, Diane, You gave me shivers. I love Italy more than any other country I have visited. I've been there 4 or 5 times (can't remember) and had the best time always. yes, the food, the scenery, the history, the crazy, exciting people! My dream is to live in Rome on the Piazza Nuevo for 6 months minimum, work in a gellato shop and write a novel. hmmmmmm.............

~Ellie Kings~ said...

Why oh why Diane would you post this and tell us how many times and the many places you've been to in Italy? Why must you rub it in? LOL It is my dream vacation! One day, I will follow your footprints in Venice and Tuscany, & Rome and and....
Thanks, thanks a lot! :)

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Diane,
OMG, I LOVED all these gorgeous places in the pictures. I enjoyed them SO much; really exotic for me♡♡♡
Thank you so much for the sweet time before cooking dinner(haha, hard work for me).
Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Grammy Goodwill said...

I love your pictures. I've been to Italy once and would go back in a flash. It's such a beautiful country.

Montanagirl said...

Oh MY GOODNESS!! How beautiful !! I LOVED this post, and having a look at a country that I'll likely never get to see in person. Thank you for sharing.

Suzanne Prickett said...

Hi Thisisme. I'm sorry to be running late, we had to replace the modem for our computers. I've had off and on computer problems all week. We finally got a new modem, and I seem to be up and running.

This is beautiful...love your Venice photos. And the balconies with the florals are outstandng-such gorgeous color! Hope you are doing well. I saw your fig chutney recipe on facebook. My parents used to make mango chutney, and, we kids loved it!

Have a great week-see you soon! Hugs to a fun pen-friend! ♥