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Gratitude Friday - Italy Trip

Gratitude Friday was inspired by Diana of Creative Structures, and it has really caught on!

It's less than a month until we leave for Italy, so this week's gratitude is focused on our trip.

1. I am grateful that I was able to get FF tickets in business class, but only on the way there. On the way back only coach was available,

2. I am glad we will have a couple of days to spend in Milan because we haven't been there before. Likewise for Torino. It's always exciting to visit new places in Bella Italia!

3. We have been to Lake Como before, but we loved it so much, we are returning to the same hotel (Albergo Lenno) and will revisit some of the same places. New places are exciting but so are beloved old places!

4. I am REALLY grateful that we will have the opportunity to stay at the Baur Bed & Breakfast for 10 days and visit the beautiful Piedmont area while we are there. I am SO excited!

5. The wine and the food are a big part of any trip that we take, so I am thrilled that we will be able to experience all that Piemonte has to offer.

Comments (7)


Wonderful!! I agree that beloved old places are just as exciting as new places. Very interesting to hear the traditional Piemonte music. It is very similar to the music of Cape Breton (in Nova Scotia), which has strong Gaelic roots. Although CB music generally involves much more fiddle playing! Lovely video. Thanks for sharing this, Nancy.

Have a great weekend!


Hey Nancy, when are you going to Italy? I need to join the Friday grateful club.


I was a little surprised that the music sounded so Gaelic. It doesn't sound very Italian to me!

We are leaving for Italy on Sept 2nd - I can't wait!

You're 23 days away from being in the Belpaese. How exciting! You need one of those nifty countdown clocks on your blog!


Great post,Nancy. What a wonderful trip that you have planned!

Barb Cabot:

I am so happy for you! I can understand your excitement completely. Returning to familiar places that we've been to before is so wonderful. I'll look forward to more beautiful photos. The ones you took at Lago di Como are among my most treasured visions of bella Italia.

Still catching up here. Funny reading this now that you are in Italy! Your itinerary sounds wonderful! I have found combining places visited before that you love with new places is a great way to take a trip. And the front of the bus on the way there! What a bonus :)

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