FAMILY IN ITALY

We had so many lovely moments with family in Torino. Lili has two cousins: Amedeo who is 24 and currently in medical school - soon it will be time to choose a specialization; and Giuliano who is 19 and will become a composer - he has already completed the first year of Conservatory while still in high school.

It has been seven years since Lili saw his cousins last and obviously she did not remember much from that encounter. This time there was time to create many new memories!

Believe it or not we went to have some sushi in Torino and it was great. Here we are with our bellies full! Lidia with Lili, Manuel, Giuliano, Sonia, Amedeo and Dante. 

Believe it or not we went to have some sushi in Torino and it was great. Here we are with our bellies full! Lidia with Lili, Manuel, Giuliano, Sonia, Amedeo and Dante. 

 

Amedeo's girlfriend Sonia was a new acquaintance for us and as she is a language major it was very easy for all of us to communicate.

 

My aunt Eeva came from Finland to join us in Torino for a few days and as she is an enthusiast of any things Italian (including language) she was like a fish in water right away.

We threw a big dinner get together one evening as we had rented a spacious apartment in the old centre of Torino, and also Dante's cousins Susanna and Simonetta came to meet us. Susanna's daughter Amarilli is now 16, a young lady. Happy eating and chatting went on till late.

I am attaching a few images of the various family things we did.

Simonetta with Lili. Did I mention that pastries in Torino are to die for? 

Simonetta with Lili. Did I mention that pastries in Torino are to die for? 

Lili and Amarilli. 

Lili and Amarilli. 

Lili and cousin Amedeo. 

Lili and cousin Amedeo. 

Lili and cousin Giuliano. 

Lili and cousin Giuliano. 

An earlier pasta dinner at our place: Dante, Eeva, Giuliano, Lili, Amedeo, Manuel, Lidia.

An earlier pasta dinner at our place: Dante, Eeva, Giuliano, Lili, Amedeo, Manuel, Lidia.

Out for pizza with Eeva. 

Out for pizza with Eeva.