39 – Need Something To Look Forward To ?

Brrrrrrrrrrrr !!!

The weather back in the UK sounds atrocious !!!  

Here in Itri, this year, we have yet to experience a frost !!!

Today was mild and sunny so we have been working outside.  

It was lovely to feel the sun on our back, and hear the birds joyfully twittering.

Spring is on the way !!!

If any of you are fed up with the cold and the snow,

why not think of planning a little break in Italy,

something to look forward to?

The Spring is a lovely time to visit ” TRE  CANCELLE ” and Italy in general

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Set amidst the greenery of our own olive groves,

in the heart of the Italian countryside. 

An  excellent  base  for  exploring  this  beautiful, region of South Lazio.

Close to many lovely Golden Sandy Beaches on the Riviera Di Ulisse 

and  seaside resorts of 

Sperlonga / Gaeta / Formia / Terracina / San Felice Circeo

Rocky coves, hidden caves and sheltered harbours.

Sparkling, clear waters awarded the prestigious

European Blue Flag for several years. 

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Sperlonga

Yet close by are the dramatic mountains of the Aurunci Regional Park,

with its verdant hillsides, olive groves, lakes and protected nature reserves.

 Easy day trips to Rome / Naples / Caserta / Montecassino / Anzio / Ponza

 Nearest Airports: 

Rome Ciampino / Rome Fiumicino / Naples Capodichino

 We are on hand to ensure you have a most enjoyable holiday.  

*** SPECIAL OFFER ***

 We have decided to reduce our “Out of Season” prices.

REVISED PRICES – per apartment, per week (7 nights) during Period :

2 Feb 2009 to 3 April 2009 … was 425 euros    Now 395 euros

(including heating via Wood-Burning Stove – wood provided)

4 April 2009 to 1 May 2009 … was 450 euros   Now 425 euros

2 May to 3 July 2009 …  was 550 euros    Now 500 euros

4 July to 17 July 2009 … 550 euros

18 July to 28 August 2009 …  630  euros

29 Aug to 2 Oct 2009 …  was 550 euros   Now  500 euros

3 Oct to 6 Nov 2009 … was 475 euros   Now 425  euros

See our website for full details: 

 http://trecancelle.shapcott-family.com

 

We also have a selection of other Holiday Villas available in this area:

http://www.shapcott-family.com/Immobiliare_Itri_La_Rocca/Holprops/index.html

Please do contact us for more details

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20 – “Just Tinkerbell”

In September we welcomed our youngest guests to-date, 2 year old Tom and 5 month old Ben, of course accompanied by their mummy and daddy !!!  They were a lovely young family, who had come to coastal South Lazio to meet up with family who had been sailing their yacht  around Italy and Sardinia during the summer months.

Maggie and Ian plotted their approach into Anzio, through a channel, marked on their chart as being clear, however, the channel had become silted up over time as the local authorities had not been diligent in dredging it. With quite a swell behind them the boat soon ran aground, and became firmly stuck.  Eventually it had to be towed off and lead into safe harbour at Anzio, however the vessel had taken quite a battering, and the steel wire rigging, holding up the 50ft mast had snapped.   

After being in dock for a couple of days for some urgent repairs, they decided  to motor down the coast to Gaeta, to finally meet up with the rest of the family.  Meanwhile a chandlery in Anzio was appointed to make them some replacement rigging.

The reunited family spent a couple of nights here at “Tre Cancelle”, which gave us the opportunity to get to know them all.  Maggie and Ian kindly invited us to go and have a look at their boat, which was named “Just Tinkerbell”.  

The day for our arranged visit, the Anzio chandlers arrived with the new rigging.  Ian was keen to get it fitted, and elected to do this major task himself, climbing up and down the mast using just a climbing harness.  Despite all his arduous work,  it soon became evident  that the chandlery had made the rigging  too long, so it all had to be taken down again, and the chandlers returned once more, saying that they would have to take the rigging away again to adjust it.

Maggie and Ian were a little downcast, as these problems were going to delay their departure, however they warmly welcomed us onboard, and opened a bottle of bubbly to toast our friendship. 

This was the first time I have ever been on such a boat, and I was surprised to find that below decks it was very beautifully and comfortably fitted out, with a saloon/dining area, galley, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

We really enjoyed all the family’s warm company and will always remember our special visit aboard “Just Tinkerbell”.

 

All The Family Aboard "Just Tinkerbell"

All The Family Aboard