April 18, 2013

Summer Feelings in a special April

from left: pranzo in piazza, castle and beach,  fruit scetch

This April, the weather in Pizzo is much more gentle than last year. When the sun is shining, and it has been shining every single day for the last ten days - it feels like summer!

We all agree, that for us it feels more special being in Pizzo in April, than in summer. 

There are only few tourists around. The Pizzitani are among themselves. Including us! We feel more like Pizzitani, inhabitants of Pizzo, now, in April, when socializing with the locals seems effortless.

People have time to talk. You don't wait two hours for a pizza (ok, that happened only once in August). And the piazza and gelati are even more enjoyable. 

The beaches are empty. You can sun bath and kids can dig holes all over the place. However, the sea is yet too cold for a swim. Even the weatherproof Brits would only bath their feet. 

This April was also special for us, since we had planned a lunch with family and friends for a belated celebration of our son's first communion. When we met in the church San Giorgio on that Sunday, an unexpected small and very special ceremony was organized for us.

Now, our stay is almost over. But no one wants to leave!! It was our best April ever!

We had not much to do in the house. Mission accomplished. Just "bonding" with the house and enjoying  :-)

It's always sad to say good-bye. But the comfort is that summer is near. And with it a very long summer holidays around the corner that we will spend in this Bel Paese!

As soon as I have a computer and Internet (not just a smart phone) available, I will post some more. For now, please visit us on Facebook for more pics.

Ciao e a presto!

PS: I merged the the above photo with the text again. Somehow when you upload a post via email, the text that you write before the photo will appear in the post behind the photo (as I like it), but the text behind the photo does not appear. When I tried to add the missing text, I accidentally deleted the photo. Apparently you can now add photos from your phone to your post via Google+. I downloaded the app, but did not manage. Also, I am a bit reluctant to too much Google services.


  1. We've been lucky enough to visit Calabria a few times and it's just delightful. For me, apart from the stunning scenery and beautiful clear sea, it's the people who make it. They're always welcoming and so friendly, how wonderful to have a home there. Lesley www.estestest.me.uk

    1. Dear Lesley,
      thank you for your little "letter" ;-)
      You are right, nice places are even nicer with friendly and welcoming people. We are lucky to become more and more integrated in the community of Pizzo. Of course it makes it easier that my husband was born in Vibo Valentia and spent his first 5 years with his parents in the neighbouring village.