Sunday, December 20, 2009


The tall hotel is our one - DH did a great job booking this one; it could not be more central.
He also made a very smart move in deciding to upgrade us to this balcony-overlooking-the-town-centre room.
These are some views from there. When we went for a walk this morning, it was below freezing but the most beautiful, still, sunny day. There is something magical about that cold air in your face . .
A lovely promenade runs the length of the town and most of the town seemed to be out enjoying the sun today.
I have never seen so many fur coats! Every dowager turned out to parade in her (no doubt hugely expensive) one.
I am hard pressed to describe the vibe here - it is so great. The food is wonderful (we have fallen in love with spaghetti bolognese!), the wines are good, the crisp cold air makes you feel 20 years younger, and we danced last night! We went for a quiet meal at a restaurant around the corner, and at about 9pm 3 jazz muso's tuned up and lo and behold, people up and started dancing - so we did too.
We felt like teens again.
So lekker.


Lynette Jacobs said...

There is nothing like traveling abroad that makes you feel like young bokkies again...lekker...enjoy my darling friend.

allie. said...

Ag thanks, Lynette.
And ja, thats so true
Dancing at a restaurant unexpectedly even more so!

I am so sorry I will miss you in Cape Town - I hear you and Mel are meeting.
I'll be thinking of you both.

Anonymous said...

So glad you loving it! Caio. L.... wish we were there....xx

Chez said...

Italy is something else. Magical and all you described. Keep soaking it all in. LOVE the pics - thanks for sharing! mmmmmmmmm Italy!!

Meriel said...

a quiet dinner around the corner and dancing - it sounds magical. What a treat !

Ness at Drovers Run said...

I could *so* use an overseas holiday right now. Never been to Italy, but its definitely on my list after reading your post.

Hayley said...

Oh wow, sounds amazing! So glad you are having a good time!