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Gia-Gina Across the Pond

So I've decided to follow my husband to his native Italy. Follow our adventures as we eat, drink, travel, adapt to and explore this remarkable country. Part food blog, part photo blog but mostly my rants and raves. After our two years in Italy, we relocated across the Atlantic "pond" and are back in the States.

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Our Holiday Weekend

June 2nd is a national holiday in Italy. On this day in 1945, Italy became a republic, kind of like an American 4th of July. We had a 4 day weekend and decided to drive to Rome. Unluckily for us, about ½ of Italy planned to head to the seaside and our 6 hour drive stretched to 9 hours. Needless to say, my darling husband was not too happy when we finally arrived. It was nice to see our niece and nephew as well as a good slew of friends. On Saturday, we headed to Sabaudia, a small seaside town about 110 km from Naples, (66 miles from Naples) to hang out with a few friends and their children on their boat. I took my first swim in the gorgeous Mediterranean; the water was very salty and quite warm for early June. After a long cruise we headed back to dinner with the family. What a way to end a weekend. Being in Rome always cures my homesickness.