Monday, July 16, 2007


Hello Everybody

I’m back blogging again after my Italian holiday. Italy was wonderful as always. This was my third visit there. I stayed in the Lake Garda area on this occasion, at a resort called Riva Del Garda. It’s a really good base for touring the surrounding area. I visited Venice, Verona and the Italian Dolomites. My Mum and I took a gondola ride in Venice, which was a novel experience. We also visited St Mark's Square and the Basilica. Verona is also well worth a visit. I particularly enjoyed watching the street performers. They stand like statues, dressed in costumes. There was an Egyptian Mummy, Michelangelo and a woman dressed in Shakespearean costume. Having done some Shakespeare at college, I also enjoyed visiting Juliet’s house and balcony and reading the thousands of love messages that people from all over the world had left on a wall near to the house! The Dolomites are also well worth a visit. The views are spectacular. It was a really good holiday and I enjoyed every minute of it. The weather was also good in Italy, a lot better than in England right now. England has had an exceptional amount of rain this Summer, with the wettest June on record and the “rains” set to continue until the middle of July. It was raining on the way to the airport and raining when we came back home! Despite the rain, it’s still nice to be back home again with a cup of English tea, even if the pasta and ice cream doesn’t taste as good as it did in Italy!


Sheila said...

Glad you had a great time in Italy. I'm jealous. It's been two years sinceour last trip and I don't know when we can manage another one with college expenses looming.

I've only visited Venice for a day and found it too crowded with tourists to really appreciate. But I love Bologna. That's about as far north as I've been.

Coming home is always a bit bittersweet. Hope you had lots of gelato.

Naomi said...

Hi Sheila

I know from reading your blog, you have a special love for Italy. I will e-mail you some photos when I get them sorted out.

I found Venice a bit overcrowded too and very hot. A bit too hot for me and my Mum. Yes I had lots of gelato. The only problem with coming home was that I brought a flu bug with me Sheila! Looking forward to the next holiday.

Jackie said...

What a wonderful trip you had. Like Sheila said I am very jealous.

Naomi said...

Yes it was a wonderful trip Jackie. But back home and back to work now. Back to reality again!

The Gatekeeper said...

Oh, I will ditto that! I am so jealous. I dream of Italy every day--never been there. Maybe one day I'll find a wonderful gentleman who will sweep me off my feet and take me to a seaside village for our honeymoon. Sigh.

Naomi said...

Fingers crossed gatekeeper! I'm still looking for Mr Right too! I hope one day both our dreams come true!