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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Snapshot Saturday...Quirky things I love about Italy

We just got back from a holiday to Italy. I was so charmed by many of the quirky things we saw there that we don't see at home.

Ancient statues with birds on them
Balsamic vinegar and olive oil are served with the bread. This one also has pepper sprinkles
Trees that look like this.
Granitas and gelato
Entrances to zoos and such that look like this
Tomatoes that taste like tomatoes should
Little trucks. The streets are so narrow all the vehicles are so little.
Pay telephones that look like this.
Parts of gigantic statues. This is the original Big Foot
Motorcycles and scooters everywhere. This is a commuter parking lot
At home I drink coffee, in Italy it is cappuccinos and some looked like this one. Yum!

Snapshot Saturday is hosted by West Metro Mommy.


  1. We'd planned to go to Italy last summer and then we discovered we needed a new roof. :-( We'd planned to go to Italy this summer and then my son decided to get married. :-( So now we are thinking that we won't even try to plan a trip to Italy next summer...It's just not to be, I think.

    Charming. These photos are charming, just wonderfully charming. Thank you.

    1. This trip was the "make-up" trip for the one we had planned in 2011 because my husband was diagnosed with cancer that Spring. Go ahead and plan a trip for next summer and it will happen!

  2. I definitely want to enjoy some of these specialties of Italy. I have loved oil and vinegar with bread in Italian restaurants here.

    Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  3. Love the quirky parts of traveling and the differences one encounters. The trip sounds magical.

  4. Nice pics. Love to have a cappuccinos but probably wouldn't want to start drinking so not to disturb the foam art.

    1. The cappuccino that I have pictured here was not only the prettiest but the best tasting of the trip and it was made at a Burger King near the train station in Florence. After taking the picture I did drink it then wished my husband could have seen it. (He was away buying picnic foods for the next leg of our journey.) when he returned I made him order one himself so he could see the coffee artistry.

  5. Part of the joy of travel for me is embracing the quirky differences. I love the Italian things you pictured here.

  6. Love those trees. I definitely associate them with Italy, even though I've never been there.

    I didn't know that Italians make pictures with olive oil and balsamic vinegar -- fun!

    Joy's Book Blog

    1. It was only one restaurant that did the fancy oil and vinegar. It was one of our favorite eatery spots, too.

  7. Lovely place, maybe someday I'll get to go! Great pics!

  8. Wow, gorgeous photos - looks like an amazing trip!! Love the smiley face and the Seussian trees.


    Book By Book

  9. What a great post. I love those trees- they look like Dr Seuss trees. And birds on statues- I like them too.


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