Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A Sea Witch in Vicenza

Yes, I have been missing for few days as I am in Vicenza, Italy visiting my precious raviolis better known as my grandchildren.  I left on Sunday afternoon and have been having a ball with them ever since I arrived on monday afternoon.

The twins, Kelsey and Connor!  Be still my heart.


Big sister, Kaitlyn.  Too adorable for mortal words and she makes me laugh. 

Yesterday, while Kaitlyn took a gymnastic class, her mom and her two Italian girlfriends and I took a walk around the block where her gymnastic class was held and came across this magnificent, old residence.


The two Italian women explained that this was built during the 18th Century and that Napoleon had crossed the nearby bridge and camped on the residence.

Original main building, original windows and doors.



Windows are deep set into the stone and are huge.  Original shutters still remain.


It is spring in Italy and many of the homes fill these window sills with lovely flowers.


Closeup of the gate at the front entrance.

I hope to take more pics of the city of Vincenza tomorrow while pushing my little raviolis in their stroller.  I feel morning cappachinos coming on along with a little something lovely from the local bakery. Sea Witch

21 comments:

alice said...

Fantastic! I love Itay and your little raviolis! Big Sister is darling too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 Have a wonderful time.
smiles, alice

maroon skye said...

sooo jealous. have fun! :)

Bettyann said...

Lucky you fun with the kiddies...Have a great time...

debsea said...

i love when you travel, so i can vicariously travel with you! what beautiful photos, it must be amazing to be right there. and those grandbabies just get cuter & cuter! enjoy them!
(are you going to another deli? because i still treasure the memory of the photos you posted last time of that deli.....)

sweetcheeks said...

Beautiful buildings and delightful raviolis. Italy at it's finest.

Jacque said...

Good Morning Witch,

I love it when you go MIA...you are always off doing something great! Have fun with those adorable grandchildren and enjoy your trip!

Be safe

piggy said...

Hello Friend! I sure have been missing you!!! I can see that you are having a fantastic trip- love the beautiful photos. Hope to get together when you return.
Hogs & Kisses

Mama Feoneafey said...

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Because I adore your blog!!!

seanymph said...

Ahhh Vincenza.........check out the jewelry there. Lots of good gold jewelry there. I have one bracelet I ordered long ago.........18k that I adore. One great piece is all you need. The Italian women know this :)

By the way,,,Id be eating up all those raviolis and smooching em all over ! Too cute.

whimsy said...

OMG the grsndchildren are beautiful. You must be having a great time. Enjoy.
Hugs and whimsical kisses
Becky

Barb said...

Hi Sea Witch,

Your grans are precious. I think i would have a difficult time leaving.
Enjoy your time with them. The photo's are stunning.

big hugs,
Barb

Lori said...

your little raviolis are gorgeous...what a beautiful place to be...have a wonderful time!!!

Stella said...

Your'e so lucky. I've never been to Italy (only Spain), but I always wish I could go. Those little ones are very precious too. Hope the time moves slowly, so you can enjoy it!

Madame DeFarge said...

Undeniably cute children. And a fabulous house too.

Busy Lizzie said...

What a beautiful place, lucky you! .. and such adorable children. Have fun! x

Sandy and Joe/rhubarb reign said...

It looks so lovely! Can't wait to hear more about your trip -- and the cute grandbabies. Thanks as always for your nice comments on our blog -- sorry I'm always so slow in responding! xo

piggy said...

Hello Friend! I have something sweet for you in my pig pen so stop by for a visit when you can. Also, let your family know that you ARE NOT ALLOWED to be gone from us for so long...
Hogs & Kisses

Kathleen said...

Your grandchildren are too precious for words. Love the little tour of Italy. Oh, to live in a house like that! I'd have to have a maid though to keep all those rooms clean. Hope you are really enjoying yourself, Hugs, Kathleen

houndini said...

Wow that loks gorgeous! Have fun - and what a lovely term of endearment 'my little ravioli's' ;-)

Enjoy the rest of your stay - Houdini

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Lucky!!!!! Oh how fun. I'm still jealous from your last trip there! Kiddo's are as cute as ever!
hugs,
shell

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I've missed so much of your blog Sea Witch! I'm so sorry! I admit to being a bad blogger lately. I've had some health issues ( thankfully resolved!)and had to go for a lot of tests and unless someone commented to me I wasn't visiting blogs...and even then I missed many comments :-(

Your grandchildren are so adorable!
Are they living in NY now? You must be so thrilled to be able to see them more often now!