Paul’s sister decided to take early retirement last year from her job as Head Teacher at her school in Warrington. She had started teaching at the school over 25 years ago and had progressively worked her way up. Anne was hoping to have more time to relax and unwind after the last stressful years of her job. She also wanted to be able to spend some more time with Dad Shap in his later years. He still lives in Bristol, and Anne visits him whenever possible.
It was also lovely that she could organise a trip for her and Dad to visit us in Itri, since in the past he has loved to come, but at the age of 87 really finds travelling on his own too much these days. It was lovely for him to be able to catch up with us at Tre Cancelle and meet up with some of our Italian friends who he has come to know well over the years.
Paul and Dad Shap – photo by Anne Bright
During their visit we had a very pleasant lunch at a little restaurant by the beach called the Miramare, the weather being beautiful at this time of year, sunny but not overbearingly hot as it can be for northern Europeans during the summer.
Dad, Paul and Louise – photo my Anne Bright
Dad, Anne and Louise – photo by Anne Bright
Also during their visit we chose to go to one of our favourite eateries – “La Casareccia” in the nearby little town of Campodimele. You may well have read some of my previous posts about this wonderful little gem of a Taverna.
Here we organised to met up with our friends Pat and Melinda and their visitors Bobby, PJ and Luke from the USA, also Pat and David, also from the US – who like Pat and Melinda, have recently purchased a property in Minturno, and finally Karen and Stewart from Nottingham who have a holiday home in Sperlonga. We were celebrating Melinda’s birthday and Dad and Anne’s visit.
Stewart, Pat, PJ, Luke, Bobby, Paul, Anne and Dad
Melinda and Stewart
PJ and Luke
Bobby and Anne
Once again we were not to be disappointed by the wonderful spread prepared by Maria the c0-owner and cook of the Casareccia. Plate after plate came our way of truly delectable food.
Maria, David and Pat
Stewart and Karen
Happy Birthday Melinda !!!
Very seductive pose Ms Melinda !
Here are some photos of a previous visit to “La Casareccia”.
Pat and David, Melinda and Pat
Paul, Pat, David and Melinda
Pat, his brother Mike and sister-in-law Jeanne
Pat and David
Highly Recommended !!!
Please note that during the winter months La Casareccia is only open at weekends.
A previous post about La Casareccia
Trattoria La Casareccia in Campodimele
The Casareccia reviewed on TripAdvisor
Bar Trattoria La Casareccia
Stazione di servizio Repsol, 04020 Campodimele, Italy
All photos by me © Louise Shapcott
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