Posted by: Kerry & Jim | 21 November 2013

A white winter farewell

What an amazing last day. We woke to a very cold morning and quite heavy rain. The village looked gloomy.


As we heading off for coffee it suddenly cleared for a short time and the village looked absolutely lovely in the chilly morning air.





These three lovely ladies go for coffee every morning and always say hello to us and I finally have their photo. We haven’t really been able to have a conversation and have enjoyed greeting them each day.


But the highlight of the day was a call from Debra saying it had been snowing up at Montefegatesi (842 metres) and would be like to drive up and see. Her car has snow tyres on and so she offered to drive. Leaving here the temp was only 6 deg and on arrival up at Montefegatesi it was down to 0 deg. Pretty chilly so it was out with the beenies and brollies and this is the fabulous scene that awaited us.


Thanks Deb. The perfect end to a perfect holiday.


  1. You better not take that weather home with you!
    Travel safe.
    love Heather and Tony

    • Perth would get a shock if it snowed!

  2. Safe travels home, Jim and Kerry….what an amazing experience! Love to catch up again somehow, somewhere, so stay in touch!

    • Sure will….see you on our travels.

  3. Perfect end to your holiday. What an experience. Good luck to you both.

    • Hi Jenny….we are very lucky to have spent this much time away.

  4. So now you have seen all four season, how spectacular. we can’t wait to see you we all miss you both so much. Thank you for sharing your adventure, you have made us want to follow in your foot steps.

    • Thanks Andrea…..see you in Jurien Bay soon.

  5. Hi Jim and Kerry Must be hard to say goodbye to your Italian adventure but what a wonderful farewell nature has put on for you. Looking forward to catching up and hearing all about your travel and seeing those yellow shorts in the brilliant Oz sunlight. Patrick Cripps taken by Carlton. All the best Peter & Janet

    • Looking forward to a ‘bright’ get together soon.

  6. What a wonderful last day to an amazing holiday. I’m sure you will miss staying on Italy but we are glad your coming back. Lv Jill and family. XX

    Sent from my iPhone

    • Thanks Jill….can’t wait to see you! So much to talk about.

  7. Reading your last blog from Bagni Di Lucca makes us a bit sad. When Karen and I left you in August we still felt an attachment with this beautiful part of the world via your posts. Seeing photos of familiar people and places has allowed us to (in away) extend our holiday with you. Have a great trip back to Australia and hopefully we can meet up in the new year, if it means you coming to Sydney or we fly to WA. Regards, Paul and Karen.

    • We are already planning our trip to Sydney….so we will see you soon.

  8. You’re gonna miss it!!!!! Popped into the branch yesterday to say “Happy 2 years” to Mel!! My how time flies! Enjoy your trip home. xx

  9. Will miss all your stories and of course the fantastic photos I think you both should be travel writers But looking forward to seeing you both Love jackie

    • Really looking forward to seeing you both soon….we will be in touch.

  10. Fantastic! Beautiful photos. Have a safe trip home and we look forward to catching up.

  11. What a fairytale farewell! It really looks fantastic.
    Have a safe trip back home and we hope to see you again in the near future.

    • I’m sure we will meet again in Ponte a Serraglio.

  12. What a perfect last day, you’ve experienced all the seasons in one trip! Safe travels home 🙂

    • Just perfect. Hope to see you again on another trip.

  13. Oh wow so lucky!!! That’s very pretty!!

    • Yep! It was pretty special.

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