Sweet Bella Vita

a dash of motherhood… a sprinkle of homeschooling… and a pinch of photography ( with a side of compassion )


flashback friday… Pietracatella

My mom was from a very small town in the mountains of Campobasso (Molise, Italy)


I spent endless hours sitting on the stoop in front of my grandparents home, collecting all the snails that crawled by and playing hide and seek and tag with the kids.

mom's house

these pictures were taken in 2006… but I swear it looks exactly as it did when I visited every summer of my childhood … it has the gift of staying frozen in time …

village of pietracatella

town of pietracatella

house top view

this is a beautiful view of the surrounding area

view of hills Pietracatella



flashback friday

I have decided to start a series called flashback friday … pretty self explanatory I think 😉

These were taken 2 years ago in California… across from San Francisco … with a view of the famous golden gate bridge


you can see Alcatraz in the middle of the water, and San Francisco just above the bridge


I loved watching the fog roll over the hills


this above was the start of the fog rolling in

and below the fog rolling in from the pacific ocean … when I see this picture I can hear the foghorn.


this was a not so secret but secret looking tunnel


I wish you all a great weekend!