What’s new?

29 Mar
29 March 2017. It is difficult not to think of Italy and our Italian life. I love being back in Oregon and living in a small coastal community, but Ric and I do have a fondness for things Italian and wax nostalgic about our fabulous years in Roma.

The Alpe di Siusi, Italy, one of our favorite places.

I am delighted to see new people signing up to follow this blog. I hope you find it useful in planning your trip to Italy, or perhaps you are just reading and dreaming about Italy. I do that a lot myself. 
Since GoodDayRome is on hiatus until we travel to Europe again, you can join me over at Our Weekly Pizza for commentary on our continuing search for great pizza, or at Project Easy Hiker where we are blogging about hiking. As the weather gets better, we’ll be out-and-about on the Oregon Coast adding to our hiking repertoire. 
And if you know anyone traveling to Italy this year I hope you will tell them about our new book, “Walking in Italy’s Val Gardena.” The Val Gardena is a paradise and easily experienced on foot with a series of easy hikes, suitable for children, the elderly, or anyone who wants to enjoy the alps without climbing them.

6 Responses to “What’s new?”

  1. Chloe March 30, 2017 at 09:28 #

    I told a friend about your book as she is going to Val Gardena and she bought it and says that it is wonderful. Did you forget about all of the rain that Oregon receives each year? I am sure that things will dry out and warm up soon. Our friends and neighbors in France have assured us that it has been warmer and drier there than in California this past winter…Every time we arrive in France in pouring rain, our friends tell us that we should have been there the week before. I am bracing myself. Have you ever thought about writing a book about places to see in Rome? I know many have been written, but mostly by those who have never lived there.


    • Laurel Barton March 30, 2017 at 12:00 #

      I did not forget about the rain in Oregon, but this winter has been particularly awful, starting with multiple snow events and now the third wettest March on record! I also remember how lovely and cool it is in the summer on the Oregon Coast and am so looking forward to that versus the heat of Rome! No A/C needed in Lincoln City! We did not have A/C the last two summers in Rome, and I could not go through that again.

      I see my blog as my “book” about places in Rome. If I do another book, it will be easy-hiking somewhere else. Maybe Switzerland. Thanks for the referral, BTW! Sales are not bad for off-season on a niche-topic boook. 🙂


  2. gayleseely March 29, 2017 at 19:28 #

    This has been one of the worst first 3 months of the year in a long time. Even I am missing Italy. And southern California, and a nice tent in a 3rd world desert somewhere. I am so sick of rain I would not even require running water.

    Hang in there. If I find a good deal on some desert property I will let you know.


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    • Laurel Barton March 29, 2017 at 21:39 #

      Maybe it is the rain making me more nostalgic. A friend is posting pictures from Venice and it ahs been sunny all month for her! They say we have 5 rainfree days ahead starting Friday!!!


  3. Marcia March 29, 2017 at 18:49 #

    That picture you post is idyllic !

    Liked by 1 person

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