Rome

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In 2010 I went to Rome for the very first time. I’d been to Italy many times but never Rome. This was the view from my hotel, the Marriott Grand Flora, at the top of Via Veneto.
I was hooked as soon as my feet touched the ground. The smell, the chatter, the atmosphere.
I remember standing on the banks of the Tiber with Castel Sant’angelo behind me, looking across the bridge towards the city, gasping for breath. It was almost too much to take in. I couldn’t even lift my arms to take a photo. I glanced at my husband, who stood next to me, and saw he felt it too.

Rome isn’t just a trip, it’s an experience, its something you feel.

 

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Morning has Broken

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Eerie Morning

DSC05332Sunrise in Franktown doesn’t normally look like this. It’s 7:15 am and the wildfires in Montana are playing havoc with the atmosphere. Stay safe everyone.

Longing to be Back

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Excellent Villa Eustachio

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View from Villa Eustachio

Italy is my passion and nothing gives me greater pleasure than planning summer vacations in the country I love. Lake Garda, Venice, Milan, Sienna, Lido de Jesolo, Capri, Amalfi, Positano, Rome, Ravello…the list goes on, but I know where it ends.

The little town of Scala, perched on the beautiful green hills that tumble into the Mediterranean, has captured my heart. The little bars and restaurants were fantastic, great food and great company. The locals are friendly and made me feel at home.

Planning the perfect vacation is my hobby and I always do lots of research before finally finding somewhere. When I first saw the Villa Eustachio I was blown away and it certainly didn’t disappoint. It was beautiful. We were a party of 11 adults and the villa accommodated us with room to spare.

Pasquale and Marco were the best hosts anyone could wish for. Charming, attentive and helpful. They obviously love their properties and want to make sure their guest love them too. They also arranged our transfers to and from Naples, met us when we arrived and couldn’t have been more helpful.

Villa Eustachio is a beautiful villa, in a beautiful setting, and I highly recommend it. Check out the link below.

Villa Eustachio

 

Capri – Crazy Beautiful

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My four days on the island of Capri are almost done. The whole island is gorgeous! Full of flowers, fascinating people and fantastic food. I’ll definitely be back one day. I’m very glad we stayed in Ana Capri. It’s less crazy, less expensive and the people are so nice and so much fun.

Italy – Where my Heart is!

As I count down the days until I fly to Naples (9) I anticipate my first meal. Will it be the famous pizza or will it be seafood? One thing is certain, it will be SPECTACULAR!

Italy stole my heart over thirty years ago! Maybe this trip will show me that little retirement place I’ve been searching for! I know I’ll find it soon, its meant to be!

 

Morning Meeting

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Chilling with the Colors of the Night

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Cotton Buds in the Sky

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