Friday, July 25, 2014

let's go: Bosnia roadtrip. July, Friday 25th

we're leaving! summer holidays are here.

we're about to spend a few days on a roadtrip by lambretta in Bosnia we've been planning for weeks: this afternoon we're going to sail from Rjeka to Split, and then we'll make a big balkans loop through Split, Neum, Blagaj, Mostar, Sarajevo, Travink, Jajce and back to Split and the ferry boat to Rjeka.

i'm excited but departures make me nervous.
wish me luck and good weather 

{p.s. for on the road updates follow marco's instagram or i diari della lambretta facebook page}

Saturday, July 5, 2014

travel packing list

Irene is a lovely travel addicted who masterly runs via che si va, italian funny blog full of travel memories and tips. 
in addition to travel, we share the passion for books, illustration and.. making lists. the outcome is a post on her blog, with our travel packing lists, her advice, and my little drawings.
here, i briefly report the highlights.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

in the venetian lagoon. June, Monday 2nd

we read on the local newspaper that a flock of pink flamingos had arrived to the venetian lagoon, and was staying somewhere over there, near a place called Lio Piccolo. we've actually never heard of the place. like many people, when i think about the venetian lagoon, my thoughts go to Venice, the main island, or to Murano, Burano, Mazzorbo, la Giudecca {for italian readers, a post about la Giudecca here}, il Lido, the smaller but globally known islands, that can be reached with a quick vaporetto {water bus} ride from Venice. but the lagoon is much more bigger than that. there is a whole world made by greens, yellows, blues, birds songs and poetry that stands between the coast and the islands, and we have never explored before. the pink flamingos news was the flea in our ears that made us take the lambretta and ride towards the sea.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Poffabro and Frisanco. April, Saturday 26th

Frisanco and Poffabro are two towns near the Carnic Alps. we visited them in a cloudy and warm april weekend. they are as enchanting as they're quiet. we explored them by feet, cause the tiny streets were too narrow, and the silence was so solid, we did not want to disturb. 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

under the tree

if you have been following this blog for a while, you know that sometimes i like to tell stories not just using words and photographs, but also with the help of my pen and a bunch of white sheets.
from my rough doodles came a collaboration with the under the tree girls, a creative team which spreads diy projects, recipes, beautiful photographs, coziness and tips for spending time togheter in a simple but not ordinary way.

here some of the moodboards i sketched for them. for more, you can follow their utterly inspirational facebook page.
captions are in italian, but i know you can understand the universal language of nice things 

barbecue in the mountains

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

hey you

i'm finally ready to be back. back posting, taking pictures, writing, scketching, having adventures on the road.
my head has been a pinwheel in the last couple of months. having a early summer sunday, taking a walk in the sun, with a polaroid camera, just enjoying the landscape and each other's company, felt like a good night's rest for marco and me.