Posted by: Debra Kolkka | October 31, 2012

A presto Ponte a Serraglio

It is time to go back to Australia for a couple of months. This is what I will miss when I leave Ponte a Serraglio.

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It has turned cold and wet in the last few days, but I love this too……until next time.


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  1. Every photo is like a postcard. Gorgeous. I would miss it also Lyn

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  2. Did you leave contact details at “my” new house in Via San Francisco ?

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    • I think we need to find an agent to do some sniffing around for us.

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  3. Hi Deb, I know exactly the feeling of being away from Ponte a Serraglio! Hope we meet soon!

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  4. Have a good trip back home, Debra. We shall see you for coffee when we get back in April.

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    • I look forward to coffee next year….a presto.

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  5. Have a safe trip back!!!!

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  6. I love this beautiful town, and with the season changes too… Thank you dear Debra, and the last one should be soooooo delicioussssss! Have a nice day, love, nia

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    • I think I miss the sfoglie the most when I am gone.

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  7. […] It is time to go back to Australia for a couple of months. This is what I will miss when I leave Ponsource […]

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  8. Hi Debra. Love the photos. Enjoyed very much meeting you and hope that we can share a wine again sometime. Have a safe trip back to Oz.

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    • Next time you come to Lucca we will share that glass of wine.

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  9. Safe trip home Debra,
    Thanks for all your wonderful pictures.
    Pam Proctor

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  10. I don’t know how you can bear to leave!! As a Brit and as much as I love Australia, there is really no comparison……….. apart from the family ties obviously! I look forward to your return to BDL and more wonderful photographs.

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    • I have lots of posts stored for the time I will be back in Australia.

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  11. Safe travels and thanks for the sharing the beauty that you see every day.

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    • There is a never ending supply of beautiful things to share here in Italy. I am in Florence right now and outside my window the dome of the cathedral is shining in the rain.

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  12. Safe travels back home!

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    • Thank you. I hope to catch up again one day soon..

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  13. Alla prossima volta Deb! You’ll be back before you know it. And in the meantime you’ve got Italy in your heart. Have a safe trip!

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    • The time goes so quickly, too quickly. I am looking forward to some beach time back in Australia.

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  14. Sorry to hear that I will miss you Debra. I’m returning to BdL on Friday and was looking forward to seeing you. So, ci vediamo al aprille.
    Have a good trip back and thanks for keeping us in touch with BdL on your blog.

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    • I will be there in April….see you then.

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  15. I don’t know how you tear yourself away…

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    • It isn’t easy, but I love Australia too.

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  16. Safe travels, Debra. Bagni di Lucca will await your return.

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    • And I have so many more places to photograph.

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  17. aggggh! you ended with the apple sfoglia! aggggghh!

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    • I will miss my daily sfoglia.

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      • and now you had to say “daily”!!! oh yum!

        I know you’ll be finding good things once you get to your other home, too!

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  18. vicarious – “felt by sympathetic participation in another’s experience; as ‘vicarious’ pleasure” is a part of the entry for this word in my 1970’s onward ‘The Winston Canadian Dictionary for Schools’…and so, strangely it seems, I feel the ‘pang’ of YOUR departure like it were my own. You have a lovely life and your recent photos describe (and reiterate) the most delicious place/s where we travel with you. THANK YOU for this gift Debra, it endures and enriches the lives of those who join you on your adventures. Battling the ‘nostalgia’ will be a challenge for a while; the rain will stop, the sun will shine and, like you, we’ll all have many a distraction to comfort us. Buon viaggio e state bene!!

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    • I love sharing Bagni di Lucca with the world. I wish you would all come to visit.

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  19. So much to miss and look forward to for next time. Happy travels!

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    • I hate to leave, but at least I know I will be back soon.

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  20. Safe travels Debra. Thank you for keeping Italy alive for me.

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  21. Safe travels, and like the previous post, thanks for keeping Italy alive for us.
    I just cant get over how lucky Italians are, and I wonder….. do they know it?
    What landscapes, and beaches, music, food and wine, not to mention the beautiful buildings. The ‘nostalgia’ is a problem for most of us I think!

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    • Sometimes I think you need to look at a place with a stranger’s eyes to really appreciate it.

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  22. Thanks for the wonderful photos they actually bring tears to my eyes. Hope to visit with you next time your in bagni. Ciao

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    • I will be there for a few months from January next year. I went to Riolo to take some photos. There will be a post on Bella Bagni di Lucca in a little while. See you soon.

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  23. That’s a awful lot to miss – travel safely.

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  24. I ‘travel’ vicariously too, but haven’t quite got a vicarious sfoglia licked! However, we do have good Baclava in West End – I used the Rugby Union instruction for my lads when addressing the Baclava……”touch, pause….engage”! Happy Landings.

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    • We can share a baklava soon…..400 calories a slice I believe.

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  25. That’s me.

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  26. Oh Deb they are glorious photos of one of the most beautiful places anywhere . Love it -reminds me of my many trips with you to Italy. I will look forward to our coffee catch up on your return.

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  27. Beautiful photos, Debra. Have fun in Australia.🙂

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    • I love Australia too. I am looking forward to spending some time at the gorgeous beach

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  28. I absolutely understand why you will miss this! I love the geraniums everywhere just beautiful bursts of colour from balconies, doorsteps! In your heart and dreams until you return Carla x

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    • My geraniums are almost finished and the cold and wet will be the end if them, but I will be back next year to replant.

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  29. The last two days of photos have been especially beautiful, Debra, perhaps your heartfelt temporary farewell to Italy🙂. I remember how the clouds and mist would gather in the hills around Barga, enchanting. Thanks for sharing Italy through your eyes with those of us who “wish we were there.”

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    • I love the autumn mists in the mountains…..a beautiful time of the year.

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  30. Gosh that time went quickly…it’s such a beautiful place that it must be hard to leave but you certainly do have the best of both worlds. Buon viaggio

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    • It is all happening too quickly….we have to make the most of everything…always.

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  31. I would miss this, too, Deb! Safe travels, my friend.
    Hugs,
    Kathy

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    • I have some great stops on the way home, and meeting some friends in Hong Kong will be a highlight.

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  32. Have a safe journey back to Australia. Lovely parting photos.

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    • Thank you. You can see why it is difficult to leave.

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      • Absolutely!

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  33. Ciao Debra!!!!

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  34. Beautiful. That’s a lot to miss!
    Safe travelling Debra.

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    • Home is good too, I am very lucky to live in 2 wonderful places.

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  35. I miss it too Deb. Get in touch when you get back. Cheers Hazel

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    • I’ll be home Melbourne Cup day. I will be in contact soon after that.

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  36. I’m missing it and I’ve never even been there – it looks fabulous! Safe trip home.

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  37. Just fabulous!

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    • It will be real winter when I return in January. I love that too.

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  38. […] was raining heavily when I left Bagni di Lucca in early November to come home to […]

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