Farm Life In Italy


It’s Susan here… logging in from a little farm in Northern Italy.

My husband, daughter and I are staying with my husband’s family on their cute little hobby farm near Venice. All of Rob’s immediate family and most of his extended family live here, and so we try to visit as often as possible.

But this is Julia’s first time here. And she loves it!

Although I have to admit, it’s probably not so much ‘Italian life’ she’s in love with as it is ‘farm life’. She can’t get enough of feeding the animals and watering the garden. And eating fresh cherries and strawberries plucked right before her eyes is another of her top-rated activities.

Come with Julia as she shows you around a little…

Here I am walking with my Nonno to feed the animals.
Julia with her Nonno

There are lots of fun animals here on the farm… like Hugo the Goat and this mommy peacock. Hugo’s the daddy and granddaddy of all the other goats here and wow does he SMELL!!!
Hugo the Goat Female Peacock

And you gotta watch out for Peter the Turkey — He’ll charge you if you’re not careful. He’s not very good at sharing his territory.
Peter the Turkey

But my favorite animals are the baby goats. They’re soooo cute! I love to feed them corn with my Nonno.
Nonno and the Goats

Okay, let’s go for a walk to the garden. I help my Nonno plant and water lots of veggies… it’s too bad they take so long to grow. Mom says we’ll be gone before we can eat them.

Walking by Field

But I love to smell all the flowers that are already here.


Here you can see my Nonni’s house where we’ve been staying.


Well, that’s all for now… I’ll walk you out… thanks for visiting!

Julia Walking By Garden



  1. says

    What a wonderful time you are describing! The photos are beautiful… Julia is a doll! Hope her schedule is adjusting! 😉 Know just how that goes when we go back to the states!

  2. says

    Oh, that was so neat! We spent 5 months in Italy (Crema) when I was only 5 years old~ my dad was on business with the Olivetti corporation. I would love to go back one day and see it through “adult eyes”. I have memories~ I can still taste that hard bread and the pizza from the pizzaria. Yummy!
    Enjoy your visit!

  3. says

    I am so jealous! I would love to have family in Italy and give me an excuse to go visit! Pictures are beautiful! Have fun!

  4. says

    My grandfather’s family is from Northern Italy, but I don’t know any of them. Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos!!! Glad you are able to spend time over there. We’ve been at my in-laws’ the last 2 weeks while hubby works in theire city, and they have loved every minute of having their grandaughter here.

  5. says

    Oh, what a beautiful place! I completely love the photos of Julia living her dream life on the Italian farm. Such precious memories. Thanks for posting.

    How are your allergies?

  6. says

    Those are some dreamy scenes (and isn’t your darling girl dressed so perfectly for the occasions!). My hubby and I honeymooned in Toscana, and we’d go back in a heartbeat. Thanks for sharing your wonderful time with us here!

  7. Susan says

    Thanks everyone for your sweet comments!

    I’m so happy you liked the photos. Yes, it is very beautiful here and I’m so happy that Julia’s schedule has finally adjusted and she’s able to really enjoy herself.

    And thanks for asking… my allergies are doing a lot better thanks to the nasal spray I was able to get. But I still spend most of my time inside to stay away from the pollen.

  8. says

    Looks like you are having a Wonderful time!! Thanks for sharing all of the lovely pictures and for letting us experience your trip with you! :)


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