Sunday, 3 October 2010

L'Isola del Sole

I don't know where this week has gone! It's taken me all week to get round to posting about our mini-moon in the North of Italy. We stayed in a hotel in Grado which is in the north eastern region, Fruili-Venezia Giulia, not far from the border with Slovenia. Grado, or L'Isola del Sole (Sunny Island), as it's known, is a lovely seaside town in the centre of a lagoon on the Adriatic Coast. We spent a lovely day exploring the old town, walking along the beach and eating sea food.
I love taking pictures of windows!
Lanterns inside the church
This room of the church was under water.
The most common way to get around in Grado is by bike..........
........or by boat!
an interesting quote on a blackboard outside a bar. It says,
'The worst prison is the one we create for ourselves"
I loved the bright sunny yellow of these beach huts.
After a lot of walking we definately deserved this tasty pot of mussels and a few glasses of the local wine.

Tomorrow I'll be back with pictures from Venice (the few we managed to take before our camera ran out of battery - school boy error!)


Rebecca said...

looks beautiful, you are making me want to be in Italy!

Ellen said...

Such visions you shared. I long to go on an extended journey though I cannot right now...maybe someday my Love and I will get back to Italy.

Tina said...

Gorgeous pictures Sarah! It looks like such a beautiful town. So envious:) Wishing you a wonderful week~ Tina x

Sara Louise said...

Your photos are beautiful! I love the lanterns in the church :-)

Louisa May said...

oh it looks amazing! Its so strange I've been dreaming of venice since I got the Toast catalogue through last month! Did you get any pictures of doors? I'm in to doors at the moment.x

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Hi I just came over via Linda's blog News from Italy.. and I thought I would have read of your blog. I cannot believe I have found someone who has been to Grado! I have just found after years and years(45) my cousin(from Malta) and she lives in Grado. Her and her Italian husband have been living in Italy all this time, not always in Grado though, I am going to visit them soon.