FC: Il primo viaggio in Italia di Sofia
1: Dear Sofia, During the summer of 2008., we took you to Italy to meet your family and enjoy the wonderful place where daddy grew up. We arrived to find Nonno, Adele, Zio Gianluca and Zia Patrizia waiting for us at the airport in Naples. During the 2 weeks that we were there, you swam in the Mediterranean, went to a water park, drank espresso, ate mozzarella, got a haircut at zio's place, went on a picnic, ate pizza, went to the mercato, danced with Zia Paola, played drums on plastic plates with Nonna, sang and danced with Nonno & Adele, and just went crazy laughing with Zia Patrizia & Zio Gianluca.!
2: Welcome to Italy! Benvenuti in Italia!
3: We took these pictures outside of the airport in Naples. Everyone was so happy to meet you!!
4: Nonna Marisa made a cake just for you!
6: Quanto mi diverto con zia!
8: WOW, did you love espresso! Anytime we had coffee, you screamed, "Caw-see", and wanted to drink the last drops left in our cups!
9: This was our first day at the beach! We went with Nonna and you had so much fun, by the end of our vacation, you made some friends!
10: Zia Paola came for a while too!
13: Zia Patrizia & Zio Gianluca took us to Isola Verde. You loved playing on the slides, jumping in the water and just walking around. You got so tired that you slept for 3 hours at the park!
15: These two pictures were taken by the staff at the park. You posed just for them!!
16: We stayed at Zio Gianluca and Zia Patrizia's house for a few days... As soon as you went to sleep, we would play scopone til the wee hours of the night! | What a view!
17: You loved going outside on the balconies to talk to the neighbors and throw things off - like your toothbrush!!
19: We went for a walk and stopped for an espresso on the way to the park
20: We had a wonderful dinner at Nonno & Adele's house - we danced, sang, watched Spongebob and had so many laughs!
22: On the beach in Maiori | We went with Nonna, Zia Paola & Zio Roberto to the beach in Maiori - you loved playing with the sand toys, eating grapes and playing with everyone!
30: Maiori - Costiera Amalfitana
33: We ate pasta, swordfish, trippa and lots of sweets, chocolate and of course, vino! | What an evening! We went to Agerola, high up on the coast, to a dinner party of a friend of Zio Roberto. The purpose was to use the proceeds to renovate the church, which wasn't open for over 20 years. The church dates back to 1200 A.D. They opened the church to allow us to go in.
34: We decided to walk around Salerno on this day - had panini in the piazza, caffe' with Nonno & Adele on the beach, a drink at the fountain and then walked to Zio's salon to get a haircut!
35: Sofia's very first haircut by Zio Gianluca!
36: At the beach, we met Nonno & Adele - what a surprise! We had a wonderful day - talking, eating and laughing. Adele even sang you to sleep.
39: What a fun day at the beach with Nonno & Adele
40: Scampagniata con Nonno, Adele, Zio Gianluca and Zia Patrizia | You enjoyed playing on the swings, with the ball, walking around, eating, of course, that cold shower that we gave you before we went home!
41: What a menu! We had pasta with zucchini, tomato salad, bruschetta, BBQ steak, pork, sausage, cheese and salami, pastries and melon
43: What a relaxing day that we spent together!