Love Thursday: Hearts in Savoca, Sicily

Part of our Sicilian adventure included a quick, rainy stop in the medieval hilltop village of Savoca in the province of Messina.

It reminded me a lot of my own beloved town except that Savoca happens to have been where parts of Il Padrino (The Godfather) was filmed.

Yes, I will tell you more about Savoca and share photos soon, but since today is Love Thursday here are some of the many symbols of love that were literally everywhere in this village.

Hearts on a window in Savoca, Sicily

Hearts on a door in Savoca, Sicily
Hearts on a lamp post in Savoca, Sicily

Isn’t it interesting that Savoca is probably most famous as a setting for a movie with violent and gruesome undertones (to say the least), and yet love is all around?

I even found a small gate with a message for P and me:

P and M in Savoca, Sicily

Happy Love Thursday!

24 Beans of Wisdom to “Love Thursday: Hearts in Savoca, Sicily”
  1. 02.28.2008

    Ha! I posted a LT post with pics from the trip, too.

    Love was all over the place, no??

    Cherrye’s last blog post..Ti Amo, Too

    Only fitting since we were *so* far away from the boys πŸ˜‰

  2. 02.28.2008

    Love these photos! So many hearts…

    maya’s last blog post..Daddybaby hug

    Thanks Maya! We were surrounded!

  3. Lovely photos. Love is all around!

    nyc/caribbean ragazza’s last blog post..No , I am not Frances Mayes, Angela Bassett or Diane Lane

    Thanks, and I’ll be right over to read your latest post–looks great from the title!

  4. 02.28.2008

    Great photos, I’m getting the Sicillian vibe good and strong. All well here now after a grim week, hope you feel better soon. I guess you must have picked up something in Sicily, Al or Andy?

    amanda’s last blog post..Cold and luckless

    Magari!!!! I’m just having that weird weak, kind of dizzy/heavy head, nauseated feeling; hoping it goes away soon πŸ™

  5. 02.28.2008

    Awww, how great! I love the gate especially, its like the village was sending you a sign. πŸ˜‰

    Karina’s last blog post..They’re No Good – Thursday Thirteen #44 – American Idol Recap

    Yeah, just in case I was forgetting about him πŸ˜‰

  6. 02.28.2008

    I love those shots. So pretty.

    Thanks Lisa πŸ™‚

  7. 02.28.2008

    Ahhh! I love the gate for you and P (a little because it works for my P and me, too…) πŸ™‚

    Maggie’s last blog post..What makes a woman, a woman?

    Hah! Of all the “P” comments back and forth, I never put it together that we have the “M” thing going on πŸ˜‰

  8. 02.28.2008

    What beautiful scrollwork!

    bonggamom’s last blog post..Welcome Back Love Thursday!

    There is such beautiful ironwork all throughout southern Italy–especially the hearts πŸ˜‰

  9. 02.28.2008

    I love that “message” you found! Greatness in every photograph!

    Secret Agent Mama’s last blog post..100 Words: Generation

    Thanks Secret Agent Mama…I love your name!

  10. Jen

    I love “Love Thursday”–what a wonderful idea! Your website and your life are just amazing–I’m living vicariously through you and eating tons of virtual Italian food. Thanks for the comment!

    Jen’s last blog post..Weekly Goal Support Group Membership Drive

    Hi Jen, pleased to see you here πŸ™‚ And please feel free to take any virtual Italian food off my hands any time you like!

  11. 02.28.2008

    I love it! Those are so wonderful, all hidden away, just waiting to be found and appreciated.
    I especially like the one for you and P. That’s the best!

    Glad you had so much fun. Glad you are home, too!

    Love is all around us, if we only stop to look. You never miss anything, and that is one of my favorite things about you.

    Scarlett & Viaggiatore

    Wanderlust Scarlett’s last blog post..4 x 4 Squared

    The one for me and P was probably the most hidden of all in fact–especially as dusk was falling fast! As always, thank you so much for your kind words πŸ™‚

  12. 02.28.2008

    What darling images! I have stomach flu and I’m in the dregs of Michigan weather and these photos actually warmed me up.

    jen of a2eatwrite’s last blog post..What’s Cooking Wednesday and Queen for a Day

    Glad to be of some help Jen, and I hope you feel better soon!

  13. 02.28.2008

    Wow! I love your love thursday photos! They are awesome. It sounds like you guys had so much fun!

    Ambra Celeste’s last blog post..Homebirth. Scared?

    Thanks Ambra; and yes, it was so much fun!

  14. 02.29.2008

    OH, I’m so jealous! I love Sicily. I went in 10/2006 with my 2 sisters to visit family there. We stayed in Agrigento where they live. But we also saw Taormina and visited Catolica Ericlea where my oldest sis was born. Sounds like you had a wonderful time! good memories.

    Diana’s last blog post..F – Alphabet Wednesday

    Sounds like you’ve been lucky too Diana πŸ™‚

  15. 02.29.2008

    Great photos! I’d love to see Sicily some day.

    LDP’s last blog post..Pleasant dreams.

    It’s a truly beautiful island LDP; I hope you get to visit someday πŸ™‚

  16. Gil

    Great shots as usual! Interesting how you seem to find all of these hearts!

    Gil they find me, I swear!

  17. Christina

    I’m so glad you are enjoying your time in Sicily!! I love it!

    Thanks Christina! It was so much fun πŸ™‚

  18. 02.29.2008

    Awww, I love the gate!! I have a *thing* for wrought iron πŸ˜‰

    My Melange’s last blog post..French Flowers

    I’m with you on the wrought iron Robin πŸ™‚

  19. 02.29.2008

    Those photos are just gorgeous! Happy weekend to you and P!

    Jane’s last blog post..Never give up

    Thanks Jane! Hope you’re enjoying your weekend as well!

  20. 02.29.2008

    Oh my gosh. I so love wrought iron! What great shots! There were hearts all over the place, weren’t there?

    kacey’s last blog post..My Camera was Stolen!

    Thanks Kacey! I’ve always loved wrought iron too–even just saying it! Yes, there were hearts just everywhere. Such a loving town I suppose πŸ™‚

  21. maggie ann.

    so fabulous! i adore when our surroundings remind us of love.

    maggie ann.’s last blog post..Love Thursday : Four Months Married

    Me too Maggie Ann, me too πŸ™‚

  22. 03.05.2008

    Love your photos and would love to tour Sicily someday since my grandmother is from there! Now…I’m off to check out the rest of your photos!

    Bren’s last blog post..Wordless Wednesday – I’m Cute and Stylish

    Hope you enjoy Bren!

  23. Paula

    what great pictures !!!! i especially love the gate !!!!!

    Thanks πŸ™‚

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