Sweet Bella Vita

a dash of motherhood… a sprinkle of homeschooling… and a pinch of photography ( with a side of compassion )

December 10, 2015
by LisaA
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florence… gelato

What better treat to enjoy while walking around Florence then a gelato! I highly recommend a stop at ‘Edoardo gelato biologico’ (not only is it organic ice cream… but it has VEGAN options too!!!) it is near il duomo.      … Continue reading

December 9, 2015
by LisaA
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Florence…il duomo

Please see my post on Florence here 🙂 and my 1st and 2nd top places to visit Lastly, you can’t go to Florence and not visit the famous “Il Duomo di Firenze” (Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore) … my kids were blown away … Continue reading

December 7, 2015
by LisaA
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Florence…Piazza della Signoria

Please see my first post about Florence here 🙂  and my 1st favourite place to see here 🙂 My 2nd favourite is… Piazza della Signoria and Piazzale degli Uffizi and the area around it It is amazing… full of incredible sculptures / statues that my … Continue reading

December 7, 2015
by LisaA
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Florence…Piazzale Michelangelo

Please see my first post about Florence here 🙂 My number 1 favorite place was … Piazzale Michelangelo, not to be missed!!! The view is spectacular! You have probably seen it in pictures … try to go before sunset and … Continue reading

December 5, 2015
by LisaA
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Florence

Florence… I really want to say that I loved florence and I want to say it is gorgeous and stunning and stop there … but Florence is a tourist destination and I really dislike touristy spots. I took the kids … Continue reading

November 21, 2015
by LisaA
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driving in Italy

my random thoughts about driving in Italy 1. Italians are INSANE drivers! 2. Do NOT trust your GPS in Italy; It takes you down dead end roads or makes you take a side street just so you end up back on the main road.  … Continue reading

January 3, 2014
by LisaA
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flashback friday… Pietracatella

My mom was from a very small town in the mountains of Campobasso (Molise, Italy) I spent endless hours sitting on the stoop in front of my grandparents home, collecting all the snails that crawled by and playing hide and … Continue reading

November 17, 2013
by LisaA
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my mom and dad

For those of you that know me, you know that come fall I get a little depressed and somewhat anxious about the impending winter months. Some of that is impart due to all the losses I have suffered at this time … Continue reading