Today is the first day of summer! In celebration, this morning my family and I are listening to Italian music – a mixture of Italian children’s music from my son’s weekly Italian music class and Putumayo’s Italian Cafe. We’re excited because we’ll soon be headed to Italy for our summer vacation!

Until then, I thought I’d post a few photographs from our last trip to Italy’s Amalfi Coast in the slideshow below. I hope you enjoy them and tonight’s summer solstice!

Buone vacanze!

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E tu dice: “I’parto, addio!” 
T’alluntane da stu core…
Da sta terra de l’ammore…
Tiene ‘o core’ e nun turna?

You say: “I am leaving, goodbye!”
You will leave behind my heart…
Do you have the strength to leave…
this land of love?

–Verse from Torna a Sorrento
by Gian Battista De Curtis

4 thoughts on “Bella Italia: Amalfi Coast

  1. Between, your pictures of Italy and reading Dan Brown’s Inferno I feel like I’m in Italy right now. Well, minus Mister Softee passing in front of the house.

    1. …and that’s the beauty, the capacity to create a space that allows the world at home. Thanks for commenting. I hope you enjoy Inferno and your “stay” in Italy! Happy Summer!

  2. We started out our day, the first day of summer & The Celebration of Music, listening to..don’t laugh now…Classical Country. Wish we had a trip to Montana planned, have always wanted to visit, hopefully soon. Thx for sharing your Italy pics, makes my mind wander straight there and I’m content. Maybe ill visit there too!

  3. Awesome! So glad to hear you celebrated the first day of summer and La Fête de la Musique – with Classical Country or any other type of music! I hope you all had a great time. As for Italy, here or there, I’m always visiting it somehow. This morning I was listening to Gianmaria Testa, one of my favorite Italian singers and like you, my mind wandered straight to Italy, I was content and for a moment I felt as if I was there. In a way I was….

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