Blog Post Photo, Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy


Recently I went to a blog I’m following and clicked on a Youtube video called “Florence the Magnificent.” The next thing I knew, I heard Luciano Pavarotti singing “Nessun Dorma” which I adore. He sings it so beautifully I always cry when I hear it. The song was accompanied by photos taken in Florence and I cried some more! See it for yourself, by going to Victoria’s blog a chock-a-block blog full of all sorts of great travel information and other amazing things you might just want to see.

There’s a simple explanation for this and it’s that I’m homesick for Italy! How can this be?

People tell me that they get homesick when they are travelling and really want to go home, not me. Maybe it’s because we don’t stay in hotels? Or maybe it’s the people or the food, or maybe, or maybe there is no answer?

There’s no getting around it, we have to go back to Italy, so a fourth trip is being planned for next spring. When I think of how much we’ve seen and how much we haven’t, I am amazed! The Sistine Chapel, for one is still on our to-do list.  Or how about the inside of the Duomo in Florence, or that gelato place in Rome that we never did find, after much searching.  But that’s Rome for you. Can you say GPS?

Yes, I know what you are probably thinking, “don’t those two have any other places they would like to see?” Yup…but Italy is not finished with us! There is still Paris, the countryside in the south of France, Budapest, Prague, Vienna, Alsace Lorraine, the coast of Croatia, and a Rhine cruise when we are too old to do anything but cruise and drink wine. When’s the next Lotto draw?


  1. Phyllis,

    Grazie for the mention and for sharing my blog and YouTube info! It’s so gratifying to have others enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating it!

    Yes, I know that “homesick” feeling all too well! It’s constant and persistent…returning again next spring, too, maybe you can join me in Puglia?

    Let’s stay in touch! A presto…un abbraccio…


    • Victoria,

      Will definitely keep in touch, great to hear back!

      Ciao, P

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