Today's post brought to you by the inventive mind of Jeremy Bates. I'm participating in his Dog Days of Summer Blog Hop.
I think many of the other bloggers will be writing about summer, but since it's cold outside and winter here in Australia, my topic is: If you could have the ultimate vacation ever, where and what would it be?
In a word – Italy. From the moment I got out of the train station in Rome, when I was 20 years old, and away from home for the first time, I was in love. What's not to like? It's beautiful beyond measure from its cobbled streets to amazing buildings and monuments, to the clothes, the people, the museums and artwork, and let's not forget the food. The food is a list of my favourites – Pasta, pizza and ice-cream. The holy trinity!
My ultimate vacation would see me go back to my favourite cities and towns: Rome, Venice and Lake Como; and explore places that I have yet to visit: Bologna, the Amalfi Coast and Sicily, to name a few. On this trip I would have the time to immerse myself in every different place, to learn the language properly, meet some local people and make friends. I would drink wine and eat lavish meals while enjoying magnificent views, I would sit and read in sunlit piazzas, I would find quiet spots to write in.Now please excuse me, while I turn up the central heating. It's freezing over here!
|Me in Rome 2005|
|Food store window in Venice 2005|
|The Basilica in Florence 2005|