Posted by: Debra Kolkka | November 1, 2016

Goodbye Italy

It is time to go back to Australia for a while. I will miss Bagni di Lucca for obvious reasons.

Ponte a Serraglio

I wonder if my purple flowers will survive the winter on my balcony.

My balcony Ponte a Serraglio

I will miss the mountains in the mist and the gorgeous autumn colour.

Prato Fiorito

Prato Fiorito

…and I will miss Casa Debbio.

Here is the view from the house on my last morning.

Casa Debbio

Casa Debbio

Casa Debbio

Today I begin the long haul home. I will stay in Rome tonight, fly to Helsinki for a couple of days and arrive in Brisbane on Saturday.

I will be back in February to get back into the garden for the next stage of planting…and some new adventures.


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  1. Safe journey….

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    • Thank you. I wish Australia was a bit closer to Italy.

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    • Thanks for sharing w me all the beauty of your trips in Italy.
      Have a wonderful time back to Australia & a blessed month of November. Tchau Tchau

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      • I love to share our little bit of Italy. Thank you for your good wishes.

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  2. Oh Debbie it is so beautiful I don’t know how you can leave!’ But the good thing is we will renew our old friendship! I loved your last two posts.. interesting travels and good gardening !!
    Travel well old friend and I look forward to seeing you post jet lag!! Jxx

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  3. Have a safe trip home!

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  4. Have a safe trip back home and I hope that we will meet in Bagni next year.

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  5. Enjoy the trip home Deb….love the photos.

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  6. I don’t know how you can bear to leave! Wishing you a safe journey.

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    • It is nit easy, but good things await at home…mangoes!

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  7. Safe trip! And what a wonderful set of images you have given us in this post….

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  8. Safe travels Debra. Love all of your photos. Thanks for sharing the fall color

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    • It has been an interesting trip. Now it is time to do Australian things.

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  9. Welcome back – safe travels

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    • I’m looking forward to being home for a while.

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  10. Bon voyage Debra, and safe return…

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    • Thank you. I am already planning my next trip to Italy.

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  11. Lovely images Debra, makes us homesick for Bagni di Lucca. The garden at Casa Debbio is flourishing.

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    • Bagni di Lucca is looking lovely right now. The garden is going to be even better next year.

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  12. Have a fab trip. Perhaps new flowers are in order for your return after winter;)

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    • I am planning to plant another couple of rows of lavender and some more pomegranate trees.

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  13. Safe travels home, Debra.

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    • Thank you. I have just arrived in Rome and I am about to go for a walk.

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  14. I don’t allow jet lag either Deb. Safe travels home

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    • It is a long way, but I stop at great places along the way.

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  15. Amazing photos
    xx
    https://theonethattravels.wordpress.com/

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  16. Lovely photos and autumn colors. Have you thought of writing a book? I really think you should if you haven’t yet. Safe travels. xo

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    • I might write one about making our garden one day.

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      • I will be your first buyer ๐Ÿ™‚

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  17. You lead SUCH a charmed Life Ms. Debra; thank you sincerely for inviting us to share all the best bits!! I derive such pleasure from ALL that you include us in….’gifts’ with no birthdays. Safe journey.

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    • I only talk about the good bits, but I do have an interesting life.

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  18. Brisbane is not such a bad place. We realky enjoyed being there sevveral years ago. But not much compares to the Lucca area…

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    • I love Brisbane. I am happy to be going home.

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  19. That sure went quickly! Have a safe trip home and a wonderful holiday season.

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    • Time goes too quickly. Thank you for your good wishes.

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  20. I don’t know how you come back to Brisbane for our very hot and humid summer months. I think I would like to go down to the Amalfi coast instead!

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    • I will be returning to Italy early in the new year. I don’t like Brisbane summer, but I find it OK until about Christmas. The Amalfi Coast just about closes down in the winter. I would avoid the summer in Brisbane entirely if I could, but for several reasons it is not possible.

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  21. Love the umbrella image! Is that an annual event?

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    • It is the first time this has happened. It was very effective. I did a post on Bella Bagni di Lucca a while ago.

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  22. Italy is so beautiful, you pictures have captured it so nicely ๐Ÿ™‚

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  23. Wow what gorgeous pictures! I wish I would’ve done this town when I was in Italy last summer!
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  24. Stunning photos!

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  25. The end of an adventure is always a little melancholic, but at least that means you’ll get to start a new one! ๐Ÿ™‚

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