Tuesday, 1 August 2017

St. Giulio


This post refers to the second day in Orta ( small city on Orta lake  )
 I was wearing a different t-shirt .


Even if my platform shoes were very comfortable , I had to buy a pair of flat sandals to be able to safely walk on pebblestones! 
( is what happens when you decide for a very lightweight luggage!!)


Then I was ready for a visit to the tiny island of San Giulio


A world of silence, where there is a monastery , a small restaurant  and


many narrow halleys where you could  see  the   shining water of the lake in the distance.


I was caught by the silent beauty of the island


where many indications invited visitors to be silent in respect of the place 
and the meditation that there took place .


The same day my husband helped a swallow


And finally we had dinner in the open air, at a typical little restaurant with tablecloths of different colours.

It has been  a very  special day. 

24 comments:

  1. Dan, this looks like a magical place! I love it, just exploring and enjoying the beauty of the place. What a lovely place to sit outide and you look elegant as always
    Thanks for linking!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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    1. The place had something magic and we enjoyed the island very much ...

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  2. Dinner in open air! That is so very nice! This Summer we ate a lot outside! It gives a Holiday feel! Looks like a very nice place to come to rest Dan!

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    1. The little restaurant in the small square was so inviting!

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  3. I've done this exact same thing of buying shoes on vacation---my husband thinks it's a ploy!! I consider it smart---and your sandals are the best!!
    Yay for helping the swallow!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Husbands can't get the risks of walking with wedge sandals on pebblestones!
      ...But honestly I was very glad I did a little not expected shopping!! :-)

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  4. What a perfect pictures. I wish Ron and I were there in our friends holiday home. We could have diner together. You look like you always look: elegant, modern and pretty. Fun T-shirt, beautiful dress and I even like your flat sandals. The photo of V is sooo good.
    Greetje

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    1. I would love to plan a staying together in a nice corner of Paradise like that ... of course it was not a luxury restaurant, but one of those little typical places very common in Italy ...

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  5. Such a beautiful place! Thanks for taking us along!

    I love the fun tee with the skirt. And you new flat sandals are very nice, too.

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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    1. My t-shirt has a nice embroidery, it looks like a sort of necklace and so ... no need for me to wear extra jewelry!

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  6. Nice place and beautiful look! I love the skirt and I love the shirt. The complements are precious.

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    1. Thanks for commenting, Joseph!

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  7. What an amazingly beautiful place! I love the photo of the island, and the one of the restaurant with the differently coloured tablecloths. Your newly purchased flat yellow sandals are great too, I've been looking for a pair of yellow sandals for ages. xxx

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    1. I had thought I was wearing the perfect shoes for the journey ... I couldn't imagine that all the streets were of pebblestones!! Luckily I found those sandals in a very nice yellow colour ...


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      I am sure that you would love the place ...

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  8. Such a lovely place! And you look relaxed and fabulous dear Dan.
    Sabine xxx

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    1. The silence of the place, the view of the blue water of the lake and the clean skies made the day one of the most beautiful of my summer!

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  9. Yes, I would say it was ! Love your white one white outfit with the gorgeous bag! Such beautiful sights and phtotos! love the last photo, dining al fresco at that spot, seems divine!
    How lovely to enjoy a quiet retreat!
    Xx, Elle
    http://www.theellediaries.com/

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    1. I love big cities and crowded places all the year round but definitely not when I am on summer holidays! Hot weather requires quiet and calm... :-)

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  10. You are always elegant no matter where you go and this charming place suits your style! I always travel light to leave space for new purchases :-) The photos are beautiful and I especially love the setting of the restaurant with different coloured table cloths. How nice of your husband to help the little bird!

    ❤️carmen

    https://fashionableover50.wordpress.com

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    1. We always try to help animals...by the way...everything went well with the swallow and the bird flied after a short time rest!

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  11. What an amazingly beautiful and special place. I hope you were able to keep cool! Your sunny yellow sandals looked very cool. And what a cool husband to help that swallow on his way.

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    1. I was worried about the little bird and I thought it was hurt. My husband looked like an hero to my eyes!!

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  12. I love these photos, it looks like such an interesting place!!

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    1. And really it is.Small cities on the coast of lakes are so nice! I should plan more visits on lakes ...

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