Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Some photos...

Hi everyone, I'm back to my usual cloudy life...and blogging:)
As promised I'll post some pics of my beautiful holiday in Italy. I didn't have my camera, so I only took few pictures with somebody else's camera in Sicily, while I didn't take any in Tuscany.
I was for a week in Levanzo, a small island off the coast of Trapani. It's my favourite place in the entire world. It's my little paradise. This year my father rented a house away from the town. To reach it you had to climb up a very steep road, called "pittata".Or you could just use my dad's quad :D

Here's the entrance to the house, from the inside. There's also a lovely kitchen garden.
This is the house.
And this is me with my dad's partner's son, Ruggiero, in the veranda. It was one of our favourite reading spots.
Usually my father collect lots of sea shells and sea food snorkeling around. This was part of his loot one day. I think I'm gonna try and make one of those things you hang from the ceiling, with them. I forget what you call them:P a mobile! One day...And now I'd like to show you some photos I didn't get a chance to post last year. We saw some dolphins while we were on the boat. It was beautiful! Click on them to see better!
This is a little guy my dad caught. He was released soon after we finished playing with him:)
This is our fierce cat.
A view of the village.

And a little taste of what the sea looks like:)

There. Gotta run to work now. Hope you enjoyed them:)

17 comments:

Trish said...

Simple breathtaking, Valentina! I wish you had some pictures of Tuscany as well--I think of all the regions I visited in Italy that was my favorite (although I never made it to Sicily).

Great shot of the cat!

Anna said...

Levanzo...this is the first time I have come across someone who has actually been there- Isn't it absolutely great? And so much better than Favignana? Your photo's make me very very homesick.

Amanda said...

So beautiful! I love that little guy you caught. :)

Laura said...

It's a pity you missed all that rain here in Dublin... No worries, there will be a lot more :-)

(ok, I'm green with envy, Levanzo is so beautiful... lucky you!)

Nymeth said...

Aww, dolphins :D And the little octopus is so cute! I never thought I'd say this if an octopus, btw :P

mariel said...

How lovely! I love Tuscany myself, but I haven't really seen a whole lot of Italy outside the main tourist destinations. I'll try and persuade my Milano friend to take me with her next time!

And common dolphins! At least I'm guessing they are commons (my favourites!) as the markings aren't too visible. Looks like you had a great time!

Melody said...

Oh wow! I wish you had brought your camera so you'd take more pics because they're awesome!

The octopus is so cute, and so are the dolphins. Sounds like you had a wonderful time!

Kristina said...

It's gorgeous Valentina!! I can't believe how clear the water looks! It makes me want to go =)

Celine said...

OMG. The sunshine. The sunshine! My pale Irish soul quivers. Fantastic photos, Valentina!

Marg said...

So gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

Serena said...

Those are great photos.

Mother (Re)produces. said...

Do you mean a mobile?

Lovely pictures. Ireland and Italy are two of my favourite places :o)

Darla D said...

Love the pictures! Sounds like you had a fantastic time. I'm glad! :-)

valentina said...

Trish, yeah now I wished I took some in Tuscany, but I wanted to travel light and my camera is old and big!

Anna, levanzo is the best. Miles better than Favignana! HA! glad to find another fan:)

Amanda, thanks. yeah he was cute. he was lucky we didn't eat him for dinner:D

Laura, hihi

Nymeth, what? you don't think octopuses are cute? I've always thought so:P

mariel, I don't know much about dolphins. But I suppose they are common, yes. Well, they look like any other dolphins I've seen hihi!(I know you mean the species...)

Melody, yeah me too, next time!

Kristina,yes the water is crystal clear in most places there!!

Celine...I miss the sunshine and the swimming a lot...

thank you Marg and Serena!

mother (re)produces: Yes! that's the word. I didn't know that. Thank you:) I'll try and make one with those:D

Darla, I did. Oh I did...

Memory said...

That house looks amazing. Even from those few photos, I can see why the island is your favourite place in the whole world.

And I'm with Nymeth on the tiny octopus. So cute!

Lenore said...

That cat is FIERCE!

Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

What lovely photos. I loved Greece!