Countdown to departure from Italy. 14 Days to Go!

Last night, Lulu and I hosted a little aperitivo, or happy hour, to hug many of the friends we made here in Arezzo.  And I am happy to share some of the photos with you!

Grazie a tuttii!
Grazie a tutti!

Two weeks from today, Lulu, Scotty and I will board an airplane for a direct flight from Pisa, Italy to Cork, Ireland.

Lulu presented "Awards" to the many people who enriched our lives here in Arezzo!
Lulu presented “Awards” to the many people who enriched our lives here in Arezzo!

The trip will last only a little over an hour.  In that short amount of time we will move to a new country, a new culture and a new life.

Dionata Baroni, the wonderful director of Lulu's school, Allioti.
Dionata Baroni, the wonderful director of Lulu’s school, Allioti.
Simona, Lulu and Massimo
Simona, Lulu and Massimo

Fortunately – along with clothing, toys and a few keepsakes, we will be carrying a treasure of memories of our three years in Arezzo.

The incredibly inspirational and progressive-thinking, Franci Cappelletti, who made so many things possible!
The incredibly inspirational and progressive-thinking, Franci Cappelletti, who made so many things possible!

Lulu had to give away some of her larger play-things like a scooter, a wooden easel/chalkboard and this giant cardboard rocket-ship that was featured in a short Italian film (click below to see it!) – but she’s exchanging these replaceable things for the irreplaceable experiences and adventures that come from travel.

We will make new friends, of course, but we will never forget the incredibly warm, caring and loving people we met in Arezzo.

Thank you all for coming last night – and for everything else over our three years as neighbors and friends!

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And hey, we’re only a short direct flight away, right?!

Baci e grazie!!

Gina

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