Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Hello from Stresa, Italy

Well, here we are in Stresa, a beautifully posh little town in Italy's Lake District. We are only a block or so from the shore of Lago Maggiore under sunny skies.

Today we cruised out to three gorgeous little Borromean islands to see two palaces, a bird sanctuary (where I got to pet a white peacock), and amazing botanical gardens with plants from all over the world.

Tomorrow we are taking a train to the Cinque Terre, which are a chain of five clifftop villages hanging out over the Mediterranean and staying in that area for three nights.

This last while we have been staying in Venice---don't let anybody ever tell you it isn't worth going there. We stayed on a tiny street and woke up to the bells of San Pantalon every morning. We could look out our window and actually see the bells rocking back and forth in the tower. Good alarm clock.

Anyway, hopefully I'll make a few more posts in the next two weeks but the days are full.

Well, except for the time relaxing on terraces with Peronis and limoncello. :)

11 comments:

Hageltoast said...

I am soooo Jealous!!!

BostonPobble said...

Ah.... Happy Sigh....

blackcrag said...

You're not supposed to post about it now. You're supposed to experience it now, and relive it through your posts later.

We'll be here when you are back, and read all about it then. Go have fun.

Mel said...

I am jealous! Thanks for thinking of us poor saps while you are basking in the fabulousness of Italy!!

Get Off My Lawn! said...

VERY jealous! Spent a day in the Cinque Terra an 98. Very beautiful and memorable. Enjoy!

Ms.L said...

Oooooh Lovely,simply Lovely!

Dagoth said...

Hi Spider

I hope you are having a splendid time while over there and have that shutter just a snapping away for us...

and by the way you have been tagged over at my site for when you get back...

Josie said...

*Sigh.....*

Hope said...

Sounds so fabulous!! Jealous to the bone!! Also, I've tagged you for a meme so stop by when you get a chance!

Chris said...

ya, ya, ya... enough fun already... time to bring her home :-p

Jocelyn said...

My face has officially been rubbed in it.

But how glorious for you!