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Vito Vito | 11:23 UK time, Monday, 7 November 2011

Hello everybody!
Here I am with my third blog.

Today I'd like to speak a little bit about my countryside, in particoular about mountains of "Valle Formazza".

Very often I love to go there in Summer for a great walks in the woods and in Winter too.
In a better season it's really nice to find after some hour walk really beautiful natural Likes like this one, with suggestive coulors and really peaceful.

Valle Formazza

Walking through the paths is really nice to find some squirrels who are waiting for something to eat than if you have a look in the sky in a total silence some hang gliders lands slowly on the grass.

A squirrel

A hang glider

It's also easy to find good mushrooms, blueberries, delicious fresh milk, yoghurt and of course cheese.

So, what should I have more?

Go to work like everyone every day and go to the mountains as soon as I can to have a rest seams me a pretty nice combination to regenerate our bodies and our minds.
There aren't just bad things to see, think and live but it's important to be a little bit positive always and for everything.

That's life!

Best regards to all!



  • Comment number 1.

    Hi Vito, Congratulations for the writing and for the wonderful photos! Your blog took me back to a long time ago. More than 10 years ago, I spent two memorable summers of my life: in 1999 in Pian della Regina and in 2000 in Bolzano, precisely in Pietralba. They have been the most marvelous holidays in my life!
    In Pian della Regina I’ve been very near to the source of river Po and we spent our holidays in a small house close to the shore of Po. It was very interesting: we enjoyed a lot drinking fresh milk for breakfast… having very loooooong walks, breathing good and fresh air… picking the wild flowers along the shore of river Po, fishing the trouts in the river Po… Ah… it was simply wonderful… Great! I could visit so many natural lakes…The one I couldn’t ever forget is Lago della carezza! What a magnificent view!
    Then, the next year I went to Bolzano. Pietralba was a bit different from Pian della Regina, but still very beautiful and interesting! Well, it was something modern… I preferred the wild aspects of Pian della Regina than the modern aspects of Pietralba.
    Vito, now I really feel envy for you, because you can do and enjoy whenever you want what I would like to do and enjoy a lot! But I thank God for having me given that opportunity to see and enjoy such a beauty… and to keep its warm memories in my heart and mind.
    As you said it’s the life… and it must go on… so let’s look for the positive things and thank God for what we have… Thanks again for sharing with us some angles of your daily life… Take care and looking forward to seeing one of your splendid blogs…

  • Comment number 2.

    What beautiful pleaces!
    Vito you are a lucky man

  • Comment number 3.

    Hi Vito
    Congratulations for good pictures. I love mountains, wild nature and wonderful landscape like on yours photos. I think and agree with you in that places we have to hearing silence and ...rest.

  • Comment number 4.

    Hi, Vito...
    I already read your first blog a few days ago and I was really interested in your passion for this language, the English, and why it began - you mentioned something about that presenting yourself.
    I think it's very important to study always in our life, to have an open mind. I didn't imagine that studying English would have had a positive impact in my job too (I'm a physics teacher in Rimini and many times I tell my student what I read all over in the website: particularly the BBC news, The Guardian and son on).
    Thank you very much for sharing with us your huge enthusiasm!
    P.S. Do you read also books in English? What?

  • Comment number 5.

    Hi Vito,
    Thanks for your new blog. This one is as good as yours other blogs. As usual the pictures bring life in your writing and as a regular follower of your writing, reading your article is satisfying. I haven't got so much opportunities like you to get close to natural beauty. However, i did travel around mountains and sea beaches sometimes. Although i agree with you that getting closer to nature regenerates our mind for works, it is also true that our busy daily life prevents us to enjoy our most.
    Besides everying, as you said its our life and we have to learn how to bring out the best of it.

    Best wishes..

  • Comment number 6.

    Hi Vito , Please accept my belated welcome ! You are so lucky to live in such a paradise ! the shots speaks a world ! Now a days like you I just can practice my English on line and mostly with BBC and VOA sites . I think regular courses are vital specially for learning grammar as I 'm a bit at learning it . I was lucky enough to have some English courses for about three years but With my second cheeky monkey birth I left my studying ….What a pity… now He is three years old but my every day routine is so hectic… no time for evening classes having two kids , office work and my home chores is enough for me ! Never mind hope for future chances ! By the way today we had our first snow fall !
    Looking forward to read your future entries !
    Good luck
    Pary from Iran

  • Comment number 7.

    Hi Vito! Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos. I really like the squirrel holding an apple one! ('∇^d) I'd like to see and hear more of your country.
    See you then!

  • Comment number 8.

    Hi Vito
    It looks attractive. I wish I was in this lovely country side! I think it is quite a silent place.
    One of my sacramental dreams is to visit a place where are no human's sounds. When I had been a boy I want to be a painter and a forest ranger living in small house somewhere in mountains and painting. Nowadays the first is almost realized, but the second one (to be forester) no.
    This squirrel has a keen appetite. I have never seen squirrels eating apples. Local squirrels in Samara prefer nuts. :) Well, there are a lot of strange things all around. In Stockholm I saw a squirrel devouring ice cream :)
    Samara Russia

  • Comment number 9.

    Hello Vito.
    I often need getting close to natural places, no necessarily mountains or lakes. In agree whith you: Nature give us only good things and show us the best way to profit the present. It isn't necessary to think about nothing, ony to open our eyes and our ears.
    But I need peace every day. That the reason why I try to walk every morning. I go to a big park next to my hause, in the little town where I live. There're squirrels too. An now, in autum, the colours make me to wish be a painter. That's the way I get stronger to take over my very busy life.

  • Comment number 10.

    Hi dear Vito
    Thank you for your beautiful landscapes of your countryside you shared with us. To be honest, I envy you for living in such lovely nature in which many natural things are avaiable to have a healthy life.what caused me think about mostly, is the fresh air you breath because, I'm living in a huge city called " Tehran " the capital of Iran with a population about 17 milion of people and also more than 2000000 cars! you may not to believe, but unfortunately that's a fact that we are facing to in Tehran! so, what suffring people in Tehran, is the pollution, due to heavy traffic and the industries. keep your place and enjoy it as we as possible. I wish I could get the chance to visit your beatiful region someday.
    waiting for your next blogs

    All the best

  • Comment number 11.

    Hi Vito,
    Congrats!This is your third blog...as always I just want to say´Thanks Vito for share your experiences and your beautiful pictures with all your pals.Indeed.
    As I told you from the beginning´What are you scared of?´.In contrast to your first blog,filled out with ´fear for make mistakes´,your third show confidence and let us see how your english have been improving from the first.In short,keep on track..you are doing a great job!
    All the best,

    Colombia,South America

  • Comment number 12.

    Hi Vito,
    It's my first comment on this blog after very long time. You are writing blog third time, really interesting. I will try to visit blog and comment on it.

    All the best.

  • Comment number 13.

    Hi Vito,
    Really you have very nice countryside, I hope you will keep it away from pollution as you may realize that climate change is a big issue these days. Thanks for sharing with us these views and all the best.
    Yours, Shams from Khartoum Sudan

  • Comment number 14.

    Hello Alfonso!
    It's nice to hear from you!
    Thank you very much for you message, but you are joking, don't you?
    I think not to have wrote and read English like this month and maybe that's the reason of my progress. In my next blog you'll find my motivation that make me interested in this wonderful language.
    Let me know what you think about it, I'll be glad!
    Best regards


  • Comment number 15.

    Hello shams55deen!
    Thank you very much for your message and your words.
    I'm glad you like my opinion and my pictures.
    What do you do in your life? Where do you come from?
    Best regards

  • Comment number 16.

    Hello Vito,

    I havn't been on the student blog for quite some time and just read your posts today to catch up and make comments. Like you, I am also interested in improving my english and I think this student blog is the best place for improving english. I wish I had more time for contributing to these discussions but anyway, I am doing my best to contribute. Now coming to your posts, I read your three posts and I thoroughly enjoyed reading them. I would also like to say that the pictures are really amazing. Itly seems to be a beautiful place and I wish to go there one day. It will be good if you can share some of your amazing food recepies with us. I am looking forward to learn more about your culture such as your traditions, religion, and delicious food.

    Take care

  • Comment number 17.

    Hello Vito

    The squirrel is very lovely on your photo :-) Even from photo have feeling that this place is good source for renewal your energy. Such places have strong energetic supplies. I agree with you. The city living make us something alike squeezed orange, we never get energy, which can be given, for example, by your living place. I really need to revise my notion about living place. But there is a one problem which keep me and likely many as me, from living in such a place. Just there is not enough working places for earning money. And else It's good that there is not big population in such places , because humans spoil everything around.
    I think your worrying about your English was vainly. I had great pleasant to read your posts. Thanks.

  • Comment number 18.

    Hello Vito,

    I think it's true that, you're very lucky, because you live near to nature. It could be very good to drink fresh milk and eat local cheese. Because I live in Miskolc, in a relatively big city in Hungary, my connection with nature is only a walk in park. I feel it isn't enough for me. I would like to spend more time in nature.
    This little squirrel is so cute!
    Thank for your photos.

    All the best, Virág

  • Comment number 19.

    Hi Vito!
    Third post following you and delighted at knowing more about Italy. Those are really great photos, my favourite is the squirrel, these animals are always so cute.
    Be in contact with nature helps us to find peace and relax.
    Yes, that's life and life is Nature.
    Thank you for your posts,


  • Comment number 20.

    Hi Vito,
    I like your pics, which look so peaceful and wonderful!
    Your pics, especially the first one, is like a scene in a movie.
    I hope to go there in my life :)
    I live in Asia, so those kinds of landscape is so fresh to me.
    Just looking at these pics allows me to feel happy and relaxed.
    Thanks to your blog, I feel inclined to go to mountain near my school !
    haha waiting for your next blogs, thank you for your posts,

    All the best, Claire

  • Comment number 21.

    Hi again Vito!
    I like your countriside and especially I like mountains.I like summer contriside and mountains,but winter not.Your photo with squirrel is very nice and funny.And your other photos are also nice.In my coutry is very nice countriside and mountains.I like to go out into nature.Your text is very true and interesting for me.And I'm the same opinion that go to the mountains is very nice and calming.Your text and english is very good.
    Thank you for your posts.

    Czech Republic

  • Comment number 22.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!

  • Comment number 23.

    hello Vito.nice story


  • Comment number 24.

    AOA if any one in the world are interested to observe and see the pure nature that must visit Baltistan, in extreme north of Pakistan. which is known as "HEAVEN ON EARTH","ROOF OF THE WORLD", world highest peak k2, world highest plain "DEOSAI" world largest glacier "saichen"(after lope) world rear brown bear, marcopolo sheep and so many things area there to see and observe.
    The most attractive thing towards BALTISTAN is the peaceful, calm, joyful, and friendly people and environment.

  • Comment number 25.

    Thank you Vito,
    I like your pictures very much. How peaceful they are! I close my eyes and imagine that I am in these sights. It is really really wonderful!


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