my italy

I have some dearest friends in Italy, family almost, at least that’s how I think it feels for all of us. I’ve been visiting there since I was 5 years old, sometimes every other year, sometimes with a few years in between where I didn’t make it. Being in that part of the world feels a little like coming home every time and I never realize how much I need to be there until I arrive. This last visit was only short of two days and I soaked up every minute of it.
My Italy is rolling hills

and picturesque flower pots.


Wide open spaces, century old stone houses and family vegetable patches at every corner.

My Italy is noisy family dinners, with food you never knew could taste this good, deliciously prepared by 86-year-old nonna.


My Italy is lemon trees on the terrazza and trying to keep up with an italian conversation heavily flavoured with regional dialects until I give up and just let the words buzz around me pleasantly while breathing in the air that hints at the sea some 30 minutes away.

My Italy feels like home.

16 thoughts on “my italy

    1. tidytipsy

      Lynda, the region is called le Marche and it’s on the Adriatic Coast. It’s not very well known and doesn’t have a lot of tourism, though it’s beautiful with its ancient little hilltop towns. It’s also the heart of the italian shoe industry (my friends have a factory for children’s shoes).
      Whereabouts in Italy did you go?

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      1. Lynda

        We did one of those “pajama’ bus tours where we saw alot of the country in 14 days. Some of the places we saw: Capri, Burano, Venice, Rome, Pisa, Assisi, Florence. Of course touristy for us tourists. When we go back we’ll pick a region, rent a car and just enjoy. But the bus tour was a great way of seeing a lot in a short time.

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        1. tidytipsy

          Wow, you saw a lot in 14 days!! Renting a car and just driving around sounds wonderful. A friend of mine did that with her boyfriend and they discovered a beautiful tiny little village and now they’re getting married there😉

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  1. ana gr

    Italy reminds me so much of Spain, after all we are both Mediterranean people and we share so many things!
    I love how you picked the essence of life there in your little lovely details, so cosy and warm. You reflect your love for the place in every picture you show. They are beautiful.

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    1. tidytipsy

      Thanks Ana! I do love everything about Italy, for me it’s the tiny details that make up the essence of life there, as you call it🙂 I love Spain too but I haven’t been there as often and of course I don’t have such close friends there.

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