149 – Aneurin’s First Visit To “Bella Italia”

In October we were delighted to welcome our youngest grandson Aneurin and his mummy Emma, who came for a 2 week visit.  The weather was still beautifully warm and sunny for much of their stay, which was perfect for several days out at Sant’Agostino beach, situated midway between Sperlonga and Gaeta.  As you can see, we had the beach practically to ourselves.

The Riviera D’Ulisse or Costa Pontina in South Lazio – this beautiful coastline, with its golden sandy beaches, is still largely undiscovered by international tourists.  It is extremely popular with Italian visitors from Rome and Naples, particularly during the month of August, or on sunny summer weekends, when they flock to the seaside to escape the city heat.  However out of season this area reverts to a sleepy, peaceful setting for a relaxing Italian holiday.

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The safe sandy beach was an absolute delight for a fearless energetic 2 year old !!!

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Aneurin really enjoyed the freedom of  the wide open spaces and olive groves around “Tre Cancelle”

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and we dug out the old train set from the loft, which went down very well !!!

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One evening we went to our friends’ restaurant – the Bellavista in Itri, run by Giancarlo and Massimo. Here Massimo gave Aneurin and Emma a lesson in making pizza.

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We all, including Aneurin, very much enjoyed our pizzas !!!

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Giancarlo has a little girl just a few months older than Aneurin.

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It was so lovely to see them interacting. It was clear that Chiara had taken quite a shine to Aneurin.

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Thanks to all at the Bellavista for a lovely rememberable evening !!!

All photos by me © Louise Shapcott

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Tre Cancelle Farmhouse Apartments Near Sperlonga Beaches and Historic Itri, South Lazio, Italy

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3 thoughts on “149 – Aneurin’s First Visit To “Bella Italia”

  1. Thank you for Sharing the beautiful scenery of your home and I love the little faces n the two children together.

  2. How things that go around come around! ……. seeing the picture of Paul with Aneurin in the wheelbarrow reminds me of being in Paul’s grandfather’s wheelbarrow (more of a cart really) on the way to his allotment in Ealing. “Uncle” Reg as I knew him was a wonderful man. I have a picture of him holding me around 1946. Happy days. Tony

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