Thanks to a very generous donation my sons and I had the opportunity to enjoy some precious time together during the half term holiday exploring beautiful Italy.
We stayed in a beautiful 3 story house in the quiet olive tree filled village of Casamaggiore, close to Castilliagno Del Lago in the central Italian province of Perugia. Our host was super helpful, providing some great ideas on how to spend our time in Italy to enable us to make the most of our trip. The property had everything we could wish for a comfortable break. Unfortunately the pool was not accessible as we travelled in Oct but the Italian autumn weather was still mild enough to relax outdoors on the sun loungers whilst reading a good book.
We hired a car for the duration of our stay and I soon became accustomed to the Italian highways. We also used the rail network for a day visit to Rome which was absolutely amazing. During our trip we also visited Florence, which is less than an hour from the house. Such an amazing city and a wonderful opportunity for my sons (aged 7 & 9) to learn about Italian art and culture. We were lucky enough to visit during the annual Perugia Eurochocolate Festival! Wow… what an amazing chocolate fun filled day out.
My husband and I are both serving so family time is extremely precious to us. Unfortunately my husband could not accompany us on this visit due to training commitments … maybe next time! My boys certainly had some amazing tales to tell on their return to school, we cannot thank Give Us Time and our generous host enough. Nearly forgot to add, we ate A LOT of pizza too!