chasing clouds in alto adige

For the second part of our vacation we decided to spend some time in Trentino Alto Adige. After all the heat in Sicily we felt we needed a place to cool down. We spent four days surrounded by nature, Isabella got to see some farm animals up close and personal and I got to take some pictures. Weather was bit unstable but we had a great time anyway.

More to come on separate posts of some of the most popular sights around this area and which we enjoyed a lot like Lago di Braies and Tre Cime di Lavaredo.

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last day of beach fun

Last day at the beach. Waves were high so it was hard to swim and play in the water, but it was still nice. On the way back to the apartment I convinced Alex to take me to see the house where they filmed a very popular Italian tv series called Montalbano. The location is called Punta Secca. The house that appears in the series is now a bed and breakfast. It’s a very popular sight now because it got so famous. There where so many tourists it was embarrassing, and it felt a little bit like Hollywood except we were in Sicily.

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san lorenzo beach and marzamemi

During our vacation we decided to spend one day at the San Lorenzo beach close to the Riserva di Vendicari on the east cost of Sicily. It took us almost two hours to get there from Marina di Ragusa but it was worth it. The beach was amazing, and the water was all shades of blue. During high season it can get crowded but that goes for all popular locations all over Italy. On our way back we stopped by this very cute little fisherman’s town called Marzamemi for some great Sicilian granita.

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destination sicily

Here we are in beautiful Sicily. This year we decided to take a plane instead of driving somewhere so we could save time. Isabella was super exited. Destination: Marina di Ragusa.

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We rented an apartment with a beautiful view of the sea, situated not far from the beach but not walking distance. The positive side is that we have parking, a terrace so we can eat outside and an amazing swimming pool. Oh yes and the garden is beautiful too. The down side is that we have to drive to the beach but this way we can explore more.

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summer vibes part 2 - the beach house

For our summer vacation we rented this beach house on the seaside near Pula. We figured that with three kids under 4 it would be easier and more flexible to be so close to the beach and enjoy our stay away without the stress of searching for a beach everyday and find parking especially during August which is the high season and beaches tend to be super crowded.

The house was super nice, fully equipped with umbrellas and beach toys and it allowed us to accommodate everybody’s needs and schedule. It had a private entrance to the beach so that it was safe for the kids and it was walking distance.

Things we loved the most about this location were: the outdoor shower with hot water, the huge garden so the kids could play and run outside, the BBQ. Things we didn’t like so much were the mosquitos and the wasps.

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