donderdag 16 augustus 2012


When we visited Valle Verzasca we came also in Lavertezzo, a little village halfway the valley. Just outside Lavertezzo is the Ponte dei Salti, which is often referred to as the Roman bridge. It only dates back to the 17th century, but it's a beautiful double-arched stone bridge.

It was the perfect place to have our picnic. And if you like to you can also go swimming or diving in the emerald green  (a gorgeous colour) water of the Verzasca river.  We only saw one boy who actually did jump.

One of the other days we went by boat to the other side of the Lago Maggiore, to the quaint little town of Cannobio. We took a boat like this....

And passed Maccagno... (were we went a few times to swim, and stay on the beach)...

Cannobio, a typical little town at the coast of the Lago Maggiore...

And we went up in the mountains again...

And down...

And we arrived at this cosy little beach, ofcourse without our swimming suits..

And this is the Roman bridge we were looking for, a real ancient one...

I so enjoy looking back and thinking again about our vacation in Italy. It such a beautiful environment, it felt so good being there. The mountains, the plants, the flowers, the villages. And when we were in Italy it wasn't such a good weather in Holland,  since we're back it's rather nice.  It feels as if we have such a long summer!! I really enjoy it.

5 opmerkingen:

  1. Wat een schitterende vakantiefoto's, werkelijk prachtig! De bruggen zijn mooi, vooral de brug met de 'boogjes' vind ik erg mooi!

  2. The countryside is stunning, that bridge looks so fragile! Ada :)

  3. Ik heb de foto's al wel twee keer bekeken. Het is prachtig. Als je die bruggen ziet, lijkt de tijd even stil te hebben gestaan. Wat een mooie herinneringen nu ook voor je zoons. Die zullen daar ook nog wel eens naar terugkeren willen gaan.

  4. Weer prachtige vakantiefoto's!! Vooral die eerste waar je de verschillende rotslagen onder de brug ziet, vind ik erg mooi!

    Liefs, Annabel

  5. It looks like a wonderful place to visit - beautifully rich and varied scenery. The Verzasca river looks very inviting - but so does that sparkling blue sea...and those bridges are superb. What a holiday!