Italy Roundtable – 1st Anniversary Post – Why I write about Italy

I write about Italy for a number of reasons. I have loved Italy for a very long time, never thinking that I would ever live here for a significant amount of time. I love exploring and taking pictures of new places that I discover.

‘A picture is the expression of an impression. If the beautiful were not in us, how would we ever recognize it?’  Ernst Haas

All of the pictures below were taken in Pitigliano, Tuscany.






Gelato is one of my favourite things.  The whole family enjoys having a cone loaded with tasty flavours.



The first time I went to Pitigliano was a day trip on my first wedding anniversary.  My husband and I walked around town pushing the pram carrying our small son and discovering things.  Quite by chance we found a shop selling paper goods, and he bought me this lovely address book.


I have taken part in this post today as the ladies from the Italy Roundtable extended an invitation for us to write a post about one of the topics that they have covered during the past year (they celebrate their first anniversary in May).


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What invitations are the other members of the Italy Blogging Roundtable extending this month? Find out by clicking on their links below.

  • LindyLou Mac

    You did a post after all then Cathy, happy memories. 🙂

    •  Yes I did Linda, as I came up with an idea to present it, through images of a lovely day.

  • lisa | renovating italy

    Wow Cathy, you site looks fantastic and love the images!!! How could you not share such passion! ciao love lisa x

    •  Oh thanks Lisa for the compliment.  I had fun picking the pictures for this post. Un bacio. Cathy x

  • Your site looks SO good, Cathy. 🙂 Clean and easily navigable. 🙂 The pictures look so sunny and warm. No wonder you love Italy so much. 🙂

    •  Krista thanks for the lovely compliment on my site.  I am pleased with it too. 

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