Friday, 13 August 2010

ITALIA, QUI VENIAMO ..........

In a few days we will be off on our holidays to Italy!! It is Viareggio and Sienna who are the lucky ones to have our company. From those two bases we can explore the delights of Lucca, San
Gimignano and the Cinque de Terre among the other glorious towns and villages of Tuscany.








.......... a few platefuls of this ..........


.......... some of these ..........



.......... and a few scoopfuls of this .......... all washed down with a few glasses of ..........



THIS !!!!
Just to be sociable, of course !!!!
See you all soon.
















Jackie

84 comments:

  1. I hope you have a wonderful time in Italy and a wonderful holiday. I'm also so very excited! But I have to wait another 2 weeks!
    Big hugs,
    Yvonne

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  2. Oh,so schöne Bilder,ich liebe die Toskana.Eine schöne Zeit für Euch!Edith.

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  3. you are going to have a fabulous time.
    i love italy.
    the images, as always,
    are perfect.
    xx

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  4. Jackie!

    Dont you have a large travel bag so that I can go with you to Italy?

    oooo...you will have wonderful time Im shure!

    Take care and enjoy so much you just can!

    hugs

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  5. You are such a tease. Hope you have a fabulous holiday and get some much needed wine, I mean, food, I mean sleep, I mean sun. Whatever!

    Jennifer XX

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  6. I just woke up to your magnificent photos ! I just want to be you right now, packing my bags or the character of Under the Tuscan Sun...Have a wonderful holiday, take in the sun, the beauty, the scents, the food, wine, have a good swim for all of us.....

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  7. Oh Jackie! Have a wonderful time! It was just last year that I visited Italy and loved every minute! Lucca is an especially magical place! You must be sure to say hi to Vale when there! I can taste the gelato now!
    :)

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  8. I wish you a lovely trip to Italy!

    I hope you have a wonderful holiday there!
    The pictures are amazing! I have never been to Italy by my self, but I'm sure you will have a great time there!

    Take care/
    Camilla

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  9. Wishing you a fantastic holiday!

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  10. Ciao Jackie!
    Have a wonderful time, good food, sunny weather and don't miss Portofino!
    Ciao Bine

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  11. Even though I just returned from my holidays, I can´t help I´m jelous...I always wanted to go here, but my husband says No, hehe.
    I´ll just have to go on my own =)!

    Jackie...I wish you the most wonderful time!!!
    Can´t wait to see all the photos you bring back for us!!!

    Take care, sweet friend!
    Hugs/
    Luiza

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  12. Italy has my heart,but not yet my soul. I love it so much. And what I want more than anything is to take my children there and share it with them. You will have the best time. Have a fabulous holiday. xoxooxo

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  13. Bonjour Jackie,
    Have a fabulous time in Italy my friend. The colorful houses perched on the cliffs are gorgeous, you will fit right in!
    Bon voyage!
    Mimi

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  14. Have the most wonderful trip Jackie and could you have some of that pistachio gelato for me please? Enjoy! Much love XO

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  15. right.......just to be social;)

    have a great time! hope you take pics!!

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  16. Beautiful photos! How exciting to be off to Tuscany. We spent a week in Rome last summer but so want to return and visit Tuscany. Missing the melone and pistachio gelato and so much more! Hope you'll share lots of photos on your return. Have a wonderful trip!

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  17. Enjoy your holiday, you lucky girl!! I look forward to hearing all about the trip, with some more delicious photos to make me swoon.
    xo,
    Anne

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  18. Benvenuti nella nostra Italia, leggendo post come il tuo,(nonostante tutto) mi accorgo di vivere in uno dei più bei paesi al mondo!la nostra storia, la nostra cucina è poesia per chiunque la voglia gustare. Ti auguro di passare bellissime vacanze ! ciao ,Nicoletta.

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  19. Ahhh, I will be there in September and October cannot wait!

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  20. Jackie have the time of your life dear one!!! I am so excited to hear all about it when you get home.
    Isn't the patina on that building in your first picture gorgeous?!! Italy is a country of amazing beauty.
    I will be thinking of you there while I am slaving away in the garden.hehe
    hugs to you from here

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  21. Jackie, how wonderful! I was in Tuscany in 2004 and would love to return but sadly probably will not. Have fun! hugs♥olive

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  22. Little fairy villages!
    Have a glorious time!

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  23. Molto bello! Mi piace tutti:-)(using the little italian that i know). Buon weekend!

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  24. Oh you are soooo lucky, enjoy it, every minute!!! Then come back and tell me everything!!!!
    Hugs,
    Margaret B

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  25. I'm jealous!

    But hope you have a wonderful time! I'm sure you will! Jennifer:)

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  26. Owww....enjoy your vacation ...have a good time !! enjoy yourself !! love Ria...

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  27. Enough already!!! I’m a jealous, envious Yank who wants to be you...

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  28. Wonderful colours, good food, delicious wine and the very best ice cream, what more do we want? Enjoy your vacation!
    Annelies

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  29. You are a lucky girl, Jacqueline. Enjoy every second of your wonderful holiday!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  30. Hope you enjoy every bit of it!! Tuscany, sigh!

    Helle

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  31. Jackie - have a fabulous time & enjoy beautiful Tuscany...when we are planning a quick getaway I can never make my mind up between Tuscany and Provence....France has won the toss this year but now I see your lovely pictures.....hmmm....happy weekend packing your holiday togs! x

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  32. You brat ~ off again on another adventure!! Have a blast and have a plate, scoop and glass for me while you are at it.... Will miss you. xo

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  33. OMG, so jealous. have many scoops, glasses, plates and whatever else you can possibly have!!
    ~laura xx

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  34. Now this definitely beats Blackpool Jac! Happy days.
    Millie ^_^

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  35. I'm sure you will make the best of you trip.
    Have a super time and have a little drinky for me!!!
    xxx
    Carole

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  36. Oh my, take me with you! It's always been my dream to go to Italy. Have a fabulous time!!!

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  37. Oh sweet freind...enjoy..enjoy. It will be magical! xoxoxo

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  38. So excited for you! Have a marvelous adventure. :-)

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  39. Have lots of fun!!!! I fell in love with your blog right away! Thank you for sharing such beauty!

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  40. Bonnes vacances Jackie.
    régales toi bien..


    Manon

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  42. Have a great time, Jacqueline! Those photos of the many-coloured buildings are absolutely stunning. I'll imagine you strolling in a top hat and lacy dress among them.

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  43. I just know you are going to have the most spectacular time Jackie. I will be thinking of you soaking up all that wonderful warmth amidst some of the most gorgeous scenery I have ever seen. Enjoy my friend...Mangia!!

    Jeanne xxx

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  44. Welcome to my country!I hope you'll have a wonderful time!Bye,Anna

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  45. what phenomenal images!!! We just love Italy! you are going to have the best time of your life!! Take lots of pictures, especially of your food!! I can't wait to hear the stories and see the pics!
    Be Safe!
    Dennis

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  46. Well Jacqueline.. you know I am jealous.. particularly for Cinque Terre which I missed out on last time...

    Unlike Jane.. Italia has my soul also... Have a fabulous time. Buon Vacanza.. xxx Julie

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  47. I hope you have a wonderfull time...
    I am Jealous..........!!
    XXX Hetty

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  48. Have an absolutely amazing time! xx

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  49. Wow! Wonderful pictures!
    greetings from Holland,
    Ineke

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  50. Jackie, as allways your photos are stunning! Its always such a joy visiting your blog, ho I want to go to Italy NOW! The colours of the hillside houses are so wonderful, have a fab time and have a ice cream for me!!Linda x x

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  51. Jackie, when you get back please stop by and see me. I have a little something for you:)
    xo,
    Anne

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  52. Your photos are so beautiful ~ hope your holiday is the same.

    That Italian ice ~ my husband ate 10 scoops throughout the day once when we were visiting Venice ~ your picture reminded me of that fun memory.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  53. oh Jackie - how wonderful. I am looking forward to hearing about your travels. I am going myself to Italia in Oct/Nov. I have never been to tuscany and can't wait to hear about it.
    enjoy enjoy enjoy.
    x

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  54. I am so envious! I know you will have a wonderful time. Every time I have a glass of wine or a little gelato I will think of you and look forward to your pictures and hearing all about your fabulous trip. Enjoy!

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  55. Lucky you, the city looks amazing! I hope you have a wonderful time.

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  56. What a coincidence, I am just back from there, you can visit my gallery at http://picasaweb.google.com/lemelimelodeval/5TerreEtLigurie#

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  57. Oh Jackie I am green with envy!!! :) I want to go to Italy so bad {and I really want to learn Itlalian :)} My father's family is from Lucca, so if you run into any Desideri's they're related to me :)))) Have a fabulous vacation!! I hope to make it there in the next year or 2 myself...

    Hugs ~

    :) T

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  58. My lovely Jackie....what a dream getaway! I can just imagine you drinking it in through every pore! I've only ever read about Cinque Terre and it sounds absolutely exquisite...and you need to be pretty fit also, I believe, just to explore. That's the sort of workout environment that I could get excited about!

    I hope you have a truly magical time. Can't wait to hear all about it. Meredy xo.

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  59. I hope you're having an amazing time in Italy. Soooooo jealous!

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  60. 知識可以傳授,智慧卻不行。每個人必須成為他自己。............................................................

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  61. Ciao, ben arrivata tra noi..
    grazie delle belle foto...peccato non poterti incontrare,la liguria è molto vicina al Piemonte
    buone vacanze
    R

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  62. Tank you for those gorgeus photos of my country!!!!! I wish you nice nice holidays in Italy!!!

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  63. Spaghetti al vongole ;) My favorite dish esp. with some botarga on it as well ! I hope you are having fun, the colored village is beautiful!!

    Un abraccio desiree

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  64. Hope you're having a fabulous time Jackie. This must be the most beautiful part of Italy. The Cinque Terre is amazing - I could tell you a funny story about my visit there but will save it for another day! xx

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  65. Hi Jackie,

    I am probably too late wishing you a great time in Italy.....sorry! I imagine you sitting on a terrace with a glass of cold white wine in your hands, a handsome man sitting beside you, some soft music in the background and an amazing view of the Mediterranean!!! Enjoy!!!!

    Lieve groet, Madelief

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  66. C'est pour celà, et plus encore, que j'adore l'Italie ...
    Tes images sont fabuleuses.
    Marie-Ange

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  67. Oh, Jackie, I'm thinking of you with excitement and a teeny tiny bit of envy! Hope you are having a fabulous trip. Can't wait to hear all about it when you return! xoxo Gigi

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  68. Fainting. Cannot wait to hear all about it. xoxoxoxoxox

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  69. FABuLOUS... oooooh the colour is oooh la la!!!!

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  70. 在莫非定律中有項笨蛋定律:「一個組織中的笨蛋,恆大於等於三分之二。」............................................................

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  71. Jackie - you are likely sipping your wine & having tasty treats by now & wandering those lovely old streets of magical Italy. The photos are stunning, almost surreal. I hope you all are having major fun and you know I wish you all the best for a glorious holiday. Can't wait to hear all about it. Hugs to you xo xo deb

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  72. Hope you have a super vacation, you super lucky gal. (You suck!!) hahaha JUST kidding. I promise. :D

    Love ya and travel safe!!

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  73. Jackie, cara, I can't wait to hear all about your Italian vacation. It's so nice to think you so near.... xx

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  74. Of all the places in the world I've visited I love Italy the most. The Amalfi Coast is, for me, the most beautiful. The colors in your photos are truly amazing. Have a splendid holiday.
    Cin Cin, cara mia

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  75. I just got back from mine and here i am jealous already! Italy? The nbest country in the world. Enjoy everything, you deserve it.
    XX

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  76. You have the best test!!

    And I adore the way you share your talent with others.

    Lucky we are!

    love you.

    nevin

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