Scenes from Vattaro, Italy

I kept telling myself all day yesterday not to say it out loud. You might jinx it. But, here we are today, safe and sound, in Vattaro, Italy nestled near the Dolomiti; and it was the easiest trip ever. Every flight was on time. Backpacks arrived safely. I didn’t lose anything important, like, um…passports (yes, that has happened twice in transit.) Even the big ass bike box wasn’t as much hassle as we imagined to get through airports and train stations.

We are in our new home for the next two months and it’s everything we hoped and then some. Before arriving, we didn’t have a clue what our budget-friendly, rented apartment would be like. As with most things Italian, it’s over-the-top good.

Day 1 – Nesting…

My new office in Vattaro

My new office in Vattaro

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View from our balcony

Our very large apartment

Our very large, two story apartment

The view, the view!

The view, the view!

Hotel Alpenrose, where our apartment is located.

Hotel Alpenrose, where our apartment is located.

Oh the irony. It's the largest closet I've ever had in my life and I only have a backpack full of clothes to put in it.

Oh, the irony..largest closet I’ve ever had and only a backpack of clothes to put in it.

We have a guest room! Get yourself to Italy to see us while you can.

Ok, people, we have a guest room! Get yourself to Italy to see us while you can.

We also have a garage for all that bike shit. (said with love.)

We also have a garage for all that bike shit. (said with love.)

Ready for it...yes, that is a horse you see. Visible from our fabulous jacuzzi tub!!

Ready for it…yes, that is a horse you see, visible from our jacuzzi tub!! Don’t be hatin’.

So long Whole Foods. Ciao, Famiglia Cooperativa.

So long Whole Foods. Ciao, Famiglia Cooperativa.

Hooray for fresh Italian veggies!

Sweet goodness, I love it here.

Happiness in the supermercado!

Happiness in the supermercado!

A few supplies in case we get to missing Mexican food!

Good to know…just in case we get desperate for Mexican food!

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Stocked!

Dinner fixings!

Dinner fixings! I’ll settle in for a few days, then challenge myself to making gnocchi from scratch.

Our stocked kitchen!

Ready to cook in this kitchen.

Time for what we came for...riding and running!

Time for what we came for…riding and running! Addio, amici.

    1. Nina May 12, 2015
    2. mademoizellevero May 12, 2015
    3. Rae Trimmier May 12, 2015
    4. Philip May 12, 2015
    5. Amy Bailey May 12, 2015
    6. Heather May 12, 2015
    7. margo May 12, 2015
    8. Hope i. Cooper May 13, 2015

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