October 16, 2017


Allora....... a simple, yet fully loaded Italian expression, that means everything and nothing at the same time.  In English, it may translate as so....., well, then....., okay....., here we go......, now.......  It may also simply translate as that little thoughtful pause or inhale one takes before saying something.

How do I know?  Because I just recently visited Italy!!!!!
I will be breaking down the sightseeing of my trip in two or three posts, and please note that all Italy photos are property and courtesy of
Bandito & Co.
As much as I enjoy photography, I was blessed and spoiled silly with a hands-free and care-free adventure.  Well, almost hands-free; I certainly did do some shopping.

Allora....... let's start at the beginning, at a private residence in Rovereto, where I initially plopped myself and my luggage down after an eight hour flight and a three hour drive from the airport.
I was instantly smitten with this family compound, and settled in as if I had belonged there.  Who wouldn't want to start their morning with coffee on a balcony overlooking a beautiful vista and koi pond?
The interior walls were bathed in saturated hues that made me drool with delight.  And, as for bathroom tiles and fixtures...... I admit, I do have a fetish for ones such as these.
Couldn't you just imagine Mozart possibly having performed in concert on the grounds here?  If you agree, then you would be correct - because he did.

Allora........ I'm going to stop here for now.  The Dolomites, Lake Braies and how I fell in love with red gingham fabric and apple strudel will be next, so do check back soon!


  1. I'd love to visit Italy. It's where my great grandparents are from. I don't need to see the big tourist places, so I'd be happy to spend my time in a smaller town. You chose some wonderful photos to share. I'll be watching for the next ones.

    1. Thanks, Rush. Yes, make a plan to visit Italy. Choose a region to explore, and enjoy!

  2. Wow! What a great trip ❤️

    1. Gail, it was a most amazing trip. I would have loved to spend more time there. I plan to make a return visit sometime in the future.


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