A day between tests and sea

19 May

Last tuesday all the family took a road trip to a very famous (at least in Italy) seaside place that in summer is a no-way for me, too hot and too crowded….not to enjoy a day off all together, but because we decided to give another try to find out a new way to help my daughter with her food intolerances and allergies. There’s a doc there who seems to be a real guru on the subject, so we left home very early in order to be there at 8.00am so M would have her blood tested as soon as they could. Luckily the doc studio is in a nice part of the town

Viareggio is located in northern Tuscany, on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea and it is the main centre of the northern Tuscan Riviera known as Versilia, The most widely accepted theory recognises the city’s name as deriving from the Latin Via Regis (“Kings’ Road”), the name of the Medieval road linking the fortification built on the beach to Lucca. It is known as a seaside resort as well as being the home of the famous carnival of Viareggio (dating back to 1873), and its papier-mâché floats, which (since 1925), parade along the promenade known as “Passeggiata a mare”, in the weeks preceding Easter. The symbol of the carnival of Viareggio and its official mask is Burlamacco, designed and invented by Uberto Bonetti in 1930.

We took a walk towards the beach admiring a little bit of the old buildings, mostly art-decò and liberty, that are a gem of the town…

Luckily it was a sunny and hot day, so between a test and an examination, we had the chance to stay on the almost deserted beach near the studio for a while…..

Poor baby, maybe strolling on the beach she was already fearing the strict diet the doc was surely about to prescribe her….

So, we were at the seaside, she was facing at least two month of detox diet…what best than to have a good lunch of seafood???

Viareggio hosts the Premio letterario Viareggio Répaci for literature, established in 1929, so the last thing we did before leaving?


Posted by on May 19, 2013 in Uncategorized


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3 responses to “A day between tests and sea

  1. ionuca

    May 19, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    I hope this doctor will give her that diet that will make her as healthy as possible. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you!

  2. Dee

    May 29, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Okay, I don’t know what those worm-like things are in the second photo but for the first time, you’ve posted a food photo of something I don’t think I ever want to eat. LOL! Not into wormy things.


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