21 August 2014

Magic of Tirol


This summer, I accompanied my daughter to a magical region in the southern Tirol of the Italian Alps, so she could study piano for three weeks with some wonderful professors.

Several times a day we would walk down and then up a mountain from our lodgings to the village to attend classes.  The trail would turn to road, gravel, stairs, gravel, sidewalk, stairs, and then cobblestone. In the early evening one could hear the music down in the village echoing off the mountains.  In the beginning we were panting up the hill, but by the end of the trip, we were easily hiking up the hill.  By the middle of the trip, she was often running ahead, not because she was faster, but because of the perceived safety.

The village church is open most daylight hours. Children on bicycles pedal the village. Shrines greet weary travelers who make it up the hill or who embark on a hike. Apple strudel, gelato, and lattes in coffee cups!  Afternoon siestas and no internet!  Medieval castles and churches....    In the early evening, while preparing to attend a concert in a castle, one could hear the music in the village below.

We loved our simple, summer life, in the summer Alps. A church in the center of a village that rings its bells every hour from seven to seven... Nature all around...   When she finished studying, we spent a couple of weeks traveling, but our hearts missed the nature and the quiet village.  We have been back a little over a week, and we are starting to feel settled at home again.



















Three single lane roads meet, and there is a shrine to the left out of view.
















This trail is just one stairway that leads to the church.







 This trail appeared, not to go through.












31 comments:

  1. What an amazing experience for both of you! Beautiful photos! Glad you are back...we missed your posts :)

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  2. Oh my goodness, what a beautiful place! So nice to have that time with your daughter in such a magical place!

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  3. So special to have that time spent with your daughter. Oh the memories that were made! Such beautiful pictures.

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  4. You were missed, Su! Such an amazing opportunity and time spent together.

    My daughter and I went to England years ago. The memories keep me smiling, as will yours.

    Hugs,
    Lin

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  5. I love villages tucked into the hills like this one. It's so beautiful, and the brightly colored laundry hanging on the line is delightful. What a wonderful experience for your daughter and you to share, Sue. I've missed your posts. It's good to see you back. xxx ~ Nancy

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  6. Everything sounds so peaceful and magical. It's good to have you back, lady!

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  7. Such a lovely place and a wonderful experience for both of you! A sweet description of a simpler way of life. It must have been hard to leave, but now you have very special memories. I love the last photo....so precious. xo Karen

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  8. Yes I agree, what a lovely experience for the two of you. I bet you had so much fun on vacation. I love the photos and the mountains. Welcome back home.
    Julie

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  9. So very special to spend this time with your daughter , precious memories that will last a life time. Anita xo

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  10. Welcome home. I missed you too. I am so excited to hear more about your time away.
    I love how you wrote today's post. Beautiful!
    Carla

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  11. So very wonderful! My heart sings with the true beauty of it. I am so happy you and your girl got this marvellous experience. And welcome home, it is lovely to have you back xx

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  12. I have missed you - I would check periodically to see if you were back.

    What a lovely spot for a memorable mother/daughter time.

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  13. Welcome back home! Your trip sounds just magical. What an amazing experience for your daughter to study abroad....and share it with her mama!! :)

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  14. Wow, memories you can not even imagine without them happening to you. So happy for both of you.

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  15. WOW!! What an incredible experience for the both of you! And probably great mother/daughter bonding time too I would imagine. :) The pictures are sooo stunningly beautiful - I can't even begin to imagine actually being there! Crazy... It looks like something in a fairy tale. :) love love love.

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  16. What a wonderful opportunity to spend time with your daughter in such a beautiful and peaceful village. Welcome back!

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  17. Welcome back home, and to your blog :)

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  18. You're so right, these places are truly magical, I love them so much !!!
    Thank you and welcome back
    With love
    xo
    Daniela

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  19. Que dias maravilhosos ao lado de sua filha.

    O lugar é lindo. Parece até um cartão postal.

    Querida, tenha um belo final de semana,

    beijinhos,

    Lígia e =^.^=

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  20. Wow--so gorgeous! It looks like you made some wonderful memories. Welcome back by the way :)

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  21. What a gorgeous view! This trip was filled with priceless memories.
    I'm so jealous!
    Hugs and welcome home,
    Patti

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  22. What a wonderful space. The attention to detail is just glorious.
    Interior Design

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  23. You will remember this amazing trip for the rest of your lives. What a beautiful place, and such a lucky girl she is!

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  24. Such a beautiful trip. What wonderful memories you both will have of this time together. Ahhhh the beautiful of life there. Thanks for sharing this.
    Kris

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  25. I'm trying to imagine myself there....and it would be such a remarkable experience. I've enjoyed your photos and hope you have a marvelous time. How nice to get away and really immerse yourself in another culture. Sweet hugs, Diane

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Thank you for taking time to visit and leave a kind message today. I love to visit your blogs too, and I do when I can link back. xoxo Su