Monday, August 22, 2011

summertime...

Hello again, dear blogreaders! Just came back last night, after a wonderful vacation in Italy.

On the way to Umbria we stopped near Basel in Switzerland, to visit the Goetheanum in Dornach. It is the Mekka of the Waldorf movement. Visiting this strange yet stunning building was one of my wishes for a long time. When my boys saw the building on the outside they thought it was a huge prison... inside it felt like being back in the womb though!



The first week in Italy we spent in Umbria, which was at the same time the highlight of our vacations. Umbria stole my heart. Our fantastic apartment (the terrace, the garden, the pool) did too. This year was the first time ever we rented appartments - I'm not so fond of tents and campsides - and I am really enthusiastic about it: never came back so relaxed as this time!
I will start saving money today already for the same concept for next year, it's worth it big time!

Left: The books we read. Right: me on the doorstep of our beautiful old house, a former convent built on roman remains (see also below).

Keeping in touch with your friends new style and old style...

The streets of Perugia.

We have visited many cities and villages. Amongst others: Perugia, Cortona, Assisi, Castel Rigone. Staying in Tuscany we 'did' (like thousands of other tourists) Siena and Florence and during our stay in Le Marche we went to Loreto (where we rented a house), Recanati and Ancona.
Culture, nature, good food, heavenly coffees, sun, water and being together with my men... this was a good summer!

8 comments:

  1. Wat heerlijk dat je enthousiasme van het scherm afSPAT! Toscane heeft mijn hart gestolen, maar Umbrie ga ik zeker ook eens verkennen na het lezen van dit wereldse report.

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  2. ziet er heerlijk uit! mooie foto's uit bella italia & grote stapel boeken; lang leve de vakantie!

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  3. Wat mooi. Die huizen daar zijn toch wel prachtig!

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  4. Prachtige plaatjes!!
    Het Goetheanum is voor mij een leuke jeugd herinnering.

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  5. gorgeous. even the fly screen is tasteful :)

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  6. dat klinkt als een Hemelse zomer,
    hoop dat je weer een beetje geland bent..
    en dat je net zoveel plezier mag beleven
    met de routine van alledag x

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  7. All looks wonderful, maybe it time to take my boys next year!

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  8. Baci, dall'Umbria... linda di Perugia!!!

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