Friday, 15 April 2011

Where do I start? .. A fantastic trip to .......

Grado , Italy.

If you have been following me on
Facebook or  my blog ,
you will know that I re-connected with
a cousin after 45 years... and yes it was thanks
to Facebook , (it does have its uses)

Actually thanks to the one and only photo I have
of my cousin , her husband and children (grown up)
with their names (and surname on the back .. )!! and Facebook!!

The green lines  on the map are the areas we visted ..
and a coastal drive.

It was fantastic ♥
Not just meeting up (after all these years)
with Valerie and Gianni (1st time)
but to be shown around the wonderful area and
spending time together,

Grado  is a town and commune in the north-eastern
 region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia
 located on a peninsula of the Adriatic betweenVenice and Trieste.
Once mainly a fishing center, today it is a
popular tourist destination, known commonly
as L'Isola del Sole ("The Sunny Island"), 

Click on photos to enlarge.

Doesn't it just look amazing.. and this
was just the first afternoon !!


  1. Anne I am so glad that you had such a wonderful trip and hope you will return to Italy soon.

  2. Looks like a wonderful trip. And yes, I'm finding that connecting with people from years ago is one of the only good things about Facebook. To be honest, it's strating to work my nerves.
    Your Friend, m.

  3. It looks amazing, looking forward to the rest of the trip. Take care Diane. xx

  4. Can't wait to see the rest of the trip. How lucky to reunite with cousins in Italy rather than cousins in Iowa.

  5. Lucky, lucky you to be shown around such a pretty part of Italy by family! Wish i could find a long lost cousin who lives nearby....

  6. It does look fantastic. Hard to beat Italy and the ocean.

  7. WHat a great story ANne - I guess FB is not so bad after all. BEautiful photos, anxious to see more.
    Bon week-end,

  8. Lucky you! Do you speak Italian as well as French? You must be my tour guide one day. :D

  9. Wonderful that you linked up again with your cousin after all those years! The area in which they live looks quite magical and I am totally envious of you having just visited Italy, my very favourite place! Lovely photos.

  10. This was a wonderful treat for you Anne - and to see all this with long lost cousins makes even more special.
    Have a wonderful spring week-end.

  11. Hi Anne,

    I am going to borrow your fav adjective, "brilliant!".
    Oh my; if I could just hop into the decor...
    I have never been here, but thanks to your pics, I will experience some of it.

    I am looking forward to the next posts :)
    Take care xox

  12. Hi Anne, that trip looks great and I'm so glad you enjoyed re-connecting with your family. It looks wonderful. Hope your weekend is good xo

  13. So great to read such a happy post. So glad you have reconnected and spent such a great time in Italy. Plenty to be thankful for :-)

  14. Aw, this is such a cute story. And being in Italy it reminded me a bit of Letters to Juliet :) Looks like you had a lovely time, the photos are beautiful!

  15. nice :-) and such a lovely happy story :-)


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