12 Apr 2015

A walk around Isola del Liri

Today it's raining here so I thought a walk around Isola del Liri in the sunshine would be good!


The view from one of the bridges on Corso Roma shows the Cascata Grande and the ancient Castle Boncompagni.  Unfortunately the castle and gardens are not open to the public.



 Window display in a bomboniere gift shop








Waterfall Valcatoio

In the mid 19th century new mills were built in the Liri valley producing paper due to the abundance and power of the water.  In the park some parts of the old machines are displayed and illuminated at night and it's a popular place to walk and have a meal in one of the converted buildings that's now a pizzeria restaurant.

 


 








Cascata Grande is a picturesque place for a wedding shoot. The following photos were taken during a Summer visit and I took this photo whilst the couple were posing.




Isola del Liri has many events throughout the year such as the children's cycle race and the International Blues Festival.  Corso Roma is closed to traffic and it's a pleasant place for an evening stroll on a warm Summer's evening, to sit and have a drink or an ice cream at a caffè or bar.





22 comments:

  1. It's raining here at the moment and blustery too so a wander around Isola del Liri with you has cheered me up no end. What a gorgeous backdrop that bride and groom have to their wedding photos, you couldn't ask for anything better really, could you?

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    1. The rain and cold weather is a shock to the system after such lovely weather. I suppose it couldn't last for long! I seem to come across couples on their wedding day wherever we go when out and about in Italy. There are some beautiful backdrops for the official wedding photos, but I think the Grand Waterfall is one of the best in the local area.

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  2. Lovely tour in Isola del Liri, I can imagine the warm summer evenings sitting at an outdoor cafe with an superb Italian icecream.

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    1. Yes, there's a favourite gelateria/pasticceria we like to go to on Summer evenings where the cooling spray from the powerful waterfall making it a pleasant experience.

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  3. Hello Linda! The pictures are very beautiful! Isola del Liri is a gorgeous place!

    Cheers, Sandra

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    1. Hello Sandra. Thanks for the visit and comment.

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  4. It certainly looks a fantastic place to visit! Wow, really idyllic and lucky couple for such magical wedding photos! Whereabouts in Italy is it?
    x

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    1. Isola del Liri is situated south of Rome in the S. Lazio region, Kezzie.

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  5. Oh how lovely, such a lively and interesting place both day and night and for every age group. Sounds a wonderful place to visit. Glad you have had a lovely Easter with your family, Linda:)

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    1. We do enjoy visits to this local town whether it's a quiet day-time stroll or for an evening event. Thank you, Rosie, we did have a lovely Easter weekend.

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  6. Dear Linda,

    Your photos are absolutely gorgeous! I don't get to travel at all, so I wish to thank you so much for sharing this fascinating and beautiful tour!

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    1. Thank you. Linda. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour around Isola del Liri.

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  7. It all looks wonderful. I love the pictures of the flowers on the street corner and shadow shot of the street light.

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    1. Flowers that specially decorate our streets certainly brighten them up. It's good to see the Spring flowers in planters around town.

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  8. hat a fascinating place! The mill wheel is fantastic, as is that sunset. I do love the colours the walls are painted in Italy, they go so well with the sunshine!
    As for Cascata Grande....WOW!!! How lucky you are to get to visit such interesting places seeped in history ......sighs....xxx

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    1. The waterfalls are impressive, day and night. It's a shame that the castle and gardens aren't open to the public.

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  9. After several days of chilly wind and rain here in our neck of the woods it's a pleasure to go armchair traveling in Isola del Liri. What an enchanting place. The colors are so vibrant and I especially enjoyed the street scenes and the sun setting over the hills beyond. Lovely.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed a virtual walk in the sunshine! :)

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  10. I do just enjoy your walk-abouts and strolls.
    It is all so beautiful and so much older and more character than in my part of the world.

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    1. There are many beautiful places in Italy, but I'm fond of this particular local town because of the waterfalls. Glad you enjoyed a walk around.

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  11. I think it must be nice to do the passeggiata down Isola del Liri main road – then stop at a café to drink an expresso doppio …. Che bella vita! Mi piacerebbe moltissimo!

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    1. Ciao Vagabonde. Si, abbiamo sempre godere di una passeggiata intorno Isola del Liri. :)

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