by pennifold 19 Oct 2017

Good morning/evening Cuties, wherever in the world you may be. I've had quite a few requests from you Cuties wanting to see pictures of our travels to Italy. I've only just this week downloaded them from my Iphone and will put up ones I think are suitable. As you can imagine I took quite a few, in fact there are over 800!

I will try and catalogue them in town/city order. Love Chris
1. Bologna - view from top of local hilltop
2. Map of region of Emilia-Romagna (Bologna is in middle row 3rd one along (as you can see it's not too far to the Adriatic coast on the right side)
3. Trev and me on balcony of the Renaissance, Barga. (sorry it won't let me upload the right way, but I think when you click on it, it will be o.k.)
4. View towards The Apuan mountain range - we were at Il Ciocco, The Renaissance Spa resort! What a magnificent view!
5. View looking from balcony to pool and valley below at Il Ciocco, The Renaissance Spa resort, Barga.
6. Trev making pasta! He failed ha ha ha!!!!
7. My antique Cameo earrings he bought for my birthday (along with the trip mind you, I'm very lucky)
8. Lunching in Lucca (central square, which is round!)
9. Church in Lucca, (I think St. Giovanni's) where we went to listen to two magnificent Opera singers a Tenor and a Baritone singing Mozart and Puccini arias, it was MAGNIFICENT!!!
10. Me at leaning tower of Pisa.
11. St. Mary's, and tower of Pisa.
12. Baptistry in the Pisa compound (amazing place!)
13. Speed of train (300kmh)
14. Me and Win ( our host from Cherry House, Polinago - they came to collect us from the train)
15. Trev and David (Win's husband)

I'll do another set later, there are so many more! Love Chris


by airyfairy 20 Oct 2017

Thank you Chris for these amazing pictures. As you know we just love Italy as well. Beautiful memories.

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Oct 2017

Ciao Bella! Yes, such a glorious country with so many varied regions. Love Chris

by mammagatta 20 Oct 2017

Beautiful your photos! I hope you take with you a beautiful memory of my Italy

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Oct 2017

Thanks yes I do - we're going back at Christmas to Milan this time and doing a Segway tour! We did one in Bologna and we loved it! Love Chris

by cfidl 20 Oct 2017

I am with Karen. It is nice seeing the world through your pics, however hearing the tales would be even better. Is that mirrors on the ceiling of the train? and do you know what the tower is leaning?

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Oct 2017

Hi Chris, no they're lights on the ceiling of the train and the leaning tower of Pisa has a nearly 4 degree lean! They have been restoring it over the past 27 years, it is amazing that it's still standing! Love Chris

by graceandham 20 Oct 2017

Looks like you two were head over heels in love with Italy. Oh, maybe it's just a posting issue. Thanks for sharing your fun.

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Oct 2017

I was and I've had a love affair with Italy for years! Love Chris

by 02kar Moderator 20 Oct 2017

Thanks for sharing the photos. You were glowing so I know it was a wonderful trip. And Trevor has great taste in jewelry too. I wish we could sit and watch you work with the photos and tell us your tales.

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Oct 2017

Hi Karen, oh! it's such a boring task and it's taking such a long time - as I write down what the picture is from the information on my phone onto the computer! Then I catalogue them in folders of date, that way we know exactly where we were! Love Chr

by marianb 20 Oct 2017

Looks as if you had a great time, it's been over 40yrs since I was there last would love to go again might even take Kev this time..

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pennifold by pennifold 21 Oct 2017

Ha ha I'm sure Kevin would love it. Such a beautiful country. Love Chris

by Sewmum1 20 Oct 2017

What wonderful photos. Love the cameos that will always bring cherished memories for you

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pennifold by pennifold 20 Oct 2017

Thanks so much sewmum, yes, they will always remind me of our trip to the Apuan mountains in Italy. Love Chris

by katydid 19 Oct 2017

Beautiful photos, thanks for sharing.

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pennifold by pennifold 20 Oct 2017

Hi Kay, you are welcome, it's always great to share great parts of the world. Love Chris

by kustomkuddle 19 Oct 2017

What wonderful memories. So glad you were able to go. It is such a beautiful place. We went about 15 years ago but it was a tour and only spent 2 days in Italy. Would love to go back and take more time.

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pennifold by pennifold 20 Oct 2017

Hi Debbie, it's such an amazing country and when you consider the age of the places it's just mind blowing to imagine how they built everything! We're going back at Christmas again, but to visit Milan! Love Chris

by crafter2243 Moderator 19 Oct 2017

According to the smiling faces, I conclude you had a wonderful time.

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pennifold by pennifold 20 Oct 2017

Hi Angie, yes, we were just happy to be amongst the natives! love Chris

by dragonflyer 19 Oct 2017

Looks like a wonderful time...I love Italy, too...

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pennifold by pennifold 20 Oct 2017

Hi Kim, yes, it's my all time favourite country, besides Australia of course! Love Chris

by toogie 19 Oct 2017

Thanks for the photos. They are all so clear. Surely, this is a birthday you will never forget! Love the earrings,too. I'm happy you and Trevor were able to have this time together.

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pennifold by pennifold 20 Oct 2017

Thanks Toogie, I hope your holiday is as wonderful. Love Chris

by shirley124 19 Oct 2017

Lovely photos, lovely memories. Thanks for sharing. Hugs

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pennifold by pennifold 20 Oct 2017

You're welcome Shirley. Love Chris

by pacmp 19 Oct 2017

Thank you so much for sharing! Priceless memories! Pam

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pennifold by pennifold 20 Oct 2017

Thanks Pam, yes, they are. Love Chris

by marjialexa Moderator 19 Oct 2017

Love your pictures--especially you and Trevor upside down! I know you're from OZ, but really, I didn't think you all were standing on the world upside down just because you're Down Under, hee hee hee. You must have enjoyed your Italian trip immensely, I'm so glad for you, that you got to do that. M

pacmp by pacmp 19 Oct 2017

They were just Head over heels to enjoy their Italian adventure! LOL Pam

crafter2243 by crafter2243 19 Oct 2017

Nice to see you Marji

jrob by jrob 19 Oct 2017

Hey, girlfriend! Glad to see you and Jaime.

pennifold by pennifold 20 Oct 2017

Thanks Marji, and also for the lovely PM. Hope to see you on here a bit more. Love Chris