So many times I’ve worked in Italy, yet never got to Capri.
And I was obviously hanging out with the wrong people, because I never got invited to a place like this one!
If you become the buyer, promise that you’ll invite me to visit, okay? The best time for me is during the Canadian winter, say February or March.
Thank you kindly.
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I’d like visitation rights too! 🙂
I’ve visited once, and the beautiful memories are still vivid in my mind. 🙂
Lucky you! The flowers and the ocean — so beautiful. Reminds me a bit of Jamaica, my homeland.
Not destined for me. Every time I clicked it failed to load. Lesson there. But big houses = lots of cleaning. Therefore, not good.
Aspirations? I’ve learnt to stick with simple. Much easier.
And there I was thinking you’d be the buyer … tee hee… Never mind the grand house — I aspire to the ocean, the lovely tropical flowers, and the sunshine during the winter. If you were in Canada, you’d know that’s a huge luxury.
Ojala! And I had the income for the upkeep. Nah. Learned simple and smaller is better. Even better! A one-bed house means no visitors!
Ooops, sorry, half the comment came later. Ah, yes, I agree with the rest. I love subtropical flowers and sea views. Jasmine all year round, veg in winter, sitting on my terrace all last month looking at the sea, yup, doesn’t come much better.
Jasmine all year round and veg in winter! And sea views too! You’ll regret saying that. ‘Cause now, my whole family and half of my blogging community is coming to visit you on the next cold day in these parts….
We have cold days too. Sort of.
If you have an ocean nearby, mild winter weather, sunshine and some flowers in the winter, I’ll sleep on your floor. So your one-bedroomedness won’t keep me from visiting you! (But would the dogs come and lick my face?)
Sea. Mediterreanean Sea. Winter is fantastic here. All flowers in winter, none in summer, too hot and dry.
Well, we do have a small casa chica …
Dogs? Nope, most likely to ignore guests!
Okay, Miss Smarty-Pants. I failed geography. What’s the difference between a sea and an ocean? Is one huger than the other? (I like that word ‘huger’.)
Seas are mostly enclosed by land. Eg Baltic, Black, Red, Dead, Caspian. Not sure about North Sea! Heck, I didn’t make the rules.
Well, Cynthia you can come visit me next winter. The greyhounds will be happy to see you, but I am lacking an ocean view. Gotta love those Italians pricing on the villa 5 to 10 million something? Oops, it didn’t specify.
Thank you, Amy. I like greyhounds.
I must say that pricing knocked me sideways too. How can something be between 5 and 10 million? But I’m sure it is no issue for someone of your great wealth… tee hee…
If it is millions of lira we can go in together. My vast income from writing will buy a fabulous house. Not.
Capri looks like a much better place to be than here. I can imagine dancing on the sandy beach then swimming in the sea.
And that’s what pictures like these do. They remind us of the sea, the blue skies, the flowers, and they get our imagination going. Imagination is a marvellous thing – a movie of your own making, right there in your own mind. So I shall imagine sitting on that verandah with a cool drink, a footstool under my feet, a good book, and the view of the water.
I’d be happy with a small home, as long as I had that view. 🙂
Me too! What a view.
My coast is not that beautiful but I do live in a modest home a block from the bay (Gulf of Mexico) and have mild winters and hot summers. While I will never get to Capri (or Italy), I am thankful for what I have and will enjoy photos like this one!
Oh, wow. That sounds ideal! A small house a block from the bay and mild winters, it all sounds perfect to me.
That ocean!! Loving the vibe of this place 🙂
Ah, yes. the water, the blue sky, the verandah….
I always wanted to visit Capri after reading the book by Axel Munthe ‘The Story of San Michele’ at school when I was 12. It looks wonderful there and I could happily sit on that verandah and look out on that view for hours. My view from my kitchen window this morning is of rain, rain and rain.
I never read that book. Was it good? Maybe you still will get to go, Clare. It’s closer to England than Canada!
A young relative of ours went to school in Italy and visited Capri. She loved it. Pity almost all my time in Italy was spent working. Though walking from the RAI TV building along the Arno river to supper in downtown Florence almost every night was a great blessing and privilege, so I will recognize and give thanks for that!
I would like to think that I might get to go there one day. I read the book just after leaving primary school and starting at grammar school. All the books we read that first year made such an impression on me – they were so different from the ones at home and the local library. I wasn’t sure if I would like ‘San Michele’ at first (it wasn’t fiction) but I grew to like it very much. I haven’t read it or seen it since and I had virtually forgotten about it until I read your post and I suddenly recalled it and my excitement at reading a really different book. Florence is a glorious city. I spent my first honeymoon there and got bitten to death by mosquitoes. I revisited it three years ago with Richard and Elinor and was just as impressed by its beauty. But the crowds of people everywhere….!
I’m so glad you got to go with Richard and Elinor. It is indeed a glorious city.
Memory is a funny thing, isn’t it? You just reminded me that I too, got bitten by mosquitoes in Florence — I stayed in historic Florence for the first time. I also had never visited there in summer – only between autumn and early spring. It was astonishing to see the crowds of people there; the city is very different in the off-peak season. And oh, the sunshine was glorious! And the ice cream at Santa Croce! Did you go to Santa Croce?
My first visit was at the end of September 82 and the mosquitoes were terrible then. I didn’t notice them during our recent visit in July. I visited Santa Croce in 82 but we didn’t go inside when we were with Elinor as her back was so painful and she couldn’t stand for long. We did eat a lot of ice cream though!
I’d love to visit too Cynthia, take me with you, the view looks so uplifting and to tend the garden, must be an absolute joy.
OK, Julie, you’re on! (tee hee…)
Wow! Let’s plan a writer’s convention there. We could sip Italian wine and learn some great cooking whilst lounging on the verandas overlooking the water between chapters. I’m up for it.
Now, that’s a great idea. We’ll all end up on the verandah to enjoy that view.
Husband and I went to Capri on a day trip. Twenty-five years, four children, three homes and too many goldfish later, I still recall that sparkling blue, golden-hued day with pure joy. Thanks for reminding me!
A good memory to have!
People who’ve been there talk about the sun and the sea and the flowers — it sounds special.
That looks like a beautiful vacation spot, Cynthia!
It is so beautiful. I have not been there but have been to the Amalfi coast, which was totally magical. I would LOVE the villa. It would mean I could invite you over and you could run some courses, or just have a holiday. I could run painting and cookery classes and we could all have supper outside every evening, under a canopy of stars. A place to fall in love 🙂
I’ve heard that the Amalfi coast is indeed magical. Oh, and I love the picture you paint in that place, Karen. With all your talents, you would have great projects and creative fun there. And I will come there and enjoy a holiday and run some courses. Wow.
Hmm, I think you’d have to be one of these guys with something spare tucked away in Panama to run to this one.
Are you saying you don’t? It’s the newest status symbol, having money tucked away in Panama…. (har har)
What a fantastic place to dream of enchanting visits!! Wonderful post Cynthia ~
A verandah, sunshine, flowers and the water — there is luxury enough in those four things — ah, yes, there’s also the house….
I live in the mountains of Maine, so you can guess how much I would like this!
I hear you! I am afraid to say it after the snow and cold this April, but I think (shhh) that spring is finally coming to Ontario.
I’ve never been to either, Cynthia. If you get to Capri, take me with you, please? Please, Cynthia???
Okay, okay, I can see that I will have to bring you and quite a few more of my blogger friends! A girl can dream, right?
Oh, I would love to go…yes, I’m dreaming with you and all of them. 🙂 🙂
Another reason why I need to go to Capri .. What a house!
And what a view!
We finally got warm spring weather today and sunshine too. I’m so thankful, and don’t want to break the spell by saying “spring is here” but it really felt like spring today. It’s a gift! And you are going into your winter soon?
Hey Cynthia .. Yes indeed. And the nights are starting to get that chill now ..
Cynthia, this would make a great timeshare property for Northerners who need to get away from snow (or rain). It’s free to dream—right? 🙂
Blessings ~ Wendy
Now that’s a great idea. That view is something else. Last weekend we finally have had warm weather here, Wendy. I am so thankful for it.
Warm weather always lifts the spirit. The sun has arrived here too—yay! Enjoy spring.
OH to win that darn lottery….Can’t even imagine waking up to that view if only for a few days. What a beautiful place…thanks for sharing and giving me something to daydream about at my desk!!
It is such a wonderful view, Tina. The stuff of daydreams, especially on a winter day.
Mwah hahahargh! D’you think they’d let me tag along too?
About as likely as my getting there…. tee hee…
If I could afford that, you’d be the first one I’d invite, Cynthia! 😀 Lol.
Isn’t that view something? Especially when it’s winter in the grey climates….
Absolutely… I live for views like that! 🙂
Hey, nobody invited me, either!! LOL. I haven’t traveled in so long, I’ve forgotten what it’s like to look outside and see something vastly different from what I know. Maybe that’s why, in part, reading is such a joy …