Ciao !!!

Welcome to our Blog about Tre Cancelle

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We have been living in Italy for more than 10 years now.  The place we chose to call our new home was the small town of Itri – a sweet little town nestling in the foothills of the Aurunci Mountains, in South Lazio

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Historic Itri

And closeby is the beautiful coastline and golden sandy beaches of Sperlonga.

Sperlonga

Sperlonga

We came to this area on holiday several times and we loved it so much that we decided to sell up, and move out here, and we have few regrets.

This region of South Lazio  is so rich in natural beauty, history, culture and is noted for its temperate climate, and rainless summers.  To complement the beautiful mountain scenery there is a spectacular coastline, with numerous golden sandy beaches, rocky coves, hidden caves and sheltered harbours.

Louise’s maternal grandparents originated from the beautiful mountain community of Atina in Frosinone, not so far from here.

Well, we hope you will enjoy reading about our news and adventures and follow our progress.

So, Ciao for now !!!

Louise and Paul

“Tre Cancelle Farmhouse”

This Blog and text  © Louise Shapcott 

All photos © Louise Shapcott   All rights Reserved

(Except where they have been rightfully accredited to the photographer)

Note – images marked with are in the Public Domain.

9 thoughts on “Ciao !!!

  1. Hi Louise
    I’m glad to have found this website, i’ve passed it onto others like me far far away who can’t get there as soon as we’d like.
    My great grandfather came from Alvito, as did my great grandmother
    it appears they are from Pico , Ansonia, Alvito.
    The plan is to get there in 2011 I have a child doing his final school exam prior to university entry. hence the hold up.
    I would love information on how to trace further my grandfather, but i have no idea what the processes are.
    Pleasure coming across your site
    Mary

    • We have tried to reply to your enquiry, however your email address keeps bouncing. Not sure why?
      ………………..

      Ciao Anna !!!
      Many thanks for leaving a comment on our “Tre Cancelle” Blog.

      What period are you thinking of planning your trip?
      Perhaps you can give us some idea of when you might like to come, and we will let you know when we have availability.
      We can indeed accommodate a family of 5.

      “Tre Cancelle” Farmhouse is in the countryside, 4 kms from Itri and 15 kms from Sperlonga, therefore you would require a car.

      Please Take a Look at Our New Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mz5MhZaFvG0

      and Website: http://trecancelle.shapcott-family.com

      We are an English couple. We came to this part of South Lazio on holiday several years ago and fell in love with the area around Itri. In fact we liked it so much that this was where we chose to start our new life and we have been here for almost 5 years now.

      This area of South Lazio is still a hidden gem, yet to be fully discovered by foreign tourists.

      “Tre Cancelle” is within easy reach of the numerous local golden sandy beaches along the spectacular Riviera D’Ulisse coastline, an area still largely undiscovered by foreign tourists. The beaches are said to be the best South of Rome and North of Naples and for most of the year are virtually deserted, and for several years now have been awarded the European Blue Flag for their crystal clear water.

      Nearby are the seaside towns of Gaeta, Sperlonga, Terracina and Formia. Our favourite place is Sperlonga. This region is so rich in natural beauty, history and culture. There is something of interest to be found around every corner.
      http://sperlonga.shapcott-family.com

      Here in Itri, surrounded by mountains in the peace of the countryside we have the best of both worlds. http://itri.shapcott-family.com

      I am creating a new website with lots of photos and information regarding this area: http://southlazio.shapcott-family.com

      From here it is easy to do day trips to both Rome or Naples.

      We also have a BLOG where you can catch up with all our news: https://trecancelle.wordpress.com

      Well, very much looking forward to hearing from you again soon.
      If you have any questions feel free to ask as we are here to help.

      Kind regards

      Louise and Paul Shapcott
      “Tre Cancelle”
      04020 Itri, LT, South Lazio, Italy

      http://trecancelle.shapcott-family.com

      Do you have family connections with Atina?
      See: http://atina.shapcott-family.com

      Well, really looking forward to hearing from you soon,
      Ciao for now !!! Louise and Paul

      http://trecancelle.shapcott-family.com

  2. Hi LouiseI’m glad to have found this website, i’ve passed it onto others like me far far away who can’t get there as soon as we’d like.My great grandfather came from Alvito, as did my great grandmotherit appears they are from Pico , Ansonia, Alvito.The plan is to get there in 2011 I have a child doing his final school exam prior to university entry. hence the hold up.I would love information on how to trace further my grandfather, but i have no idea what the processes are.Pleasure coming across your siteMary
    +1

  3. Beautiful Tre Cancelle!

    We had the most wonderful time staying at Tre Cancelle when on vacation in March. Paul and Louise are fantastic hosts. We felt so much at home there; yet at the same time we were surrounded by a lush olive grove and vineyard, completely immersed in Italian life. The apartment was so clean and homey; it had everything we could have possibly needed during our stay. The view from our bedroom balcony overlooking Louise’s garden, the hills, and the sea in the distance was breathtaking. At night we could see a sky full of stars and the lights from the city in the distance. It was so beautiful I didn’t want to close my eyes to go to sleep. The peaceful quiet setting in the Itri countryside was better than I could have ever imagined.

    We enjoyed driving intro Itri’s city center to shop and to visit the castle. We found the cemetery near Tre Cancelle very interesting, surprisingly we spent an entire morning there. We went out to dinner a few times in Itri and a couple of neighboring towns, delicious authentic meals, but we loved shopping for food in the local markets and bringing it back to the apartment to make dinner. Our favorite meals were had at Tre Cancelle, sitting around the table trading stories with Louise and Paul into the night.

    Tre Cancelle also worked great as a home base while we visited other regions of Italy. We took a couple of day trips to Rome and to the Naples area and we took an overnight trip to Pescara on the east coast. My cousins went to Sicily for a couple of days. We traveled by train and car, with our GPS I think we could have gone anywhere.

    Although Louise and Paul are great hosts, the four legged hosts at Tre Cancelle are even friendlier. Their dogs (the“wolf gang”) made leaving my dogs behind much easier. There was always one of the dogs available to go for a walk or play fetch in the yard. I know I’m one of their favorite guests but I think the biscuits I carried in my pockets had something to do with it.

    Needles to say, I’m counting the days until my next visit to Tre Cancelle. For anyone considering visiting, I would highly recommend staying at Tre Cancelle.

    Louise and Paul thanks again for a wonderful visit.

    Mary Lou Walczak
    “The Great American Friends” from California

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