Scoil Mhuire, Corofin, Co. Clare

Dear Mam,

I’m enjoying my time here in Italy. This past week we have spent our time at Bel Italia, a campsite by Lake Garda. We wake up every morning to the sun streaming in through our tents and the birds chirping. We spend our days soaking up the sun and swimming in the pool. Sometimes when I look out at the sun setting at Lake Garda I miss ye all back home, but I’m having so much fun and the days are flying by. We’ve taken lots of walks around Lake Garda and we’ve taken a boat trip to Garda where we visited the markets and I’ve got mementos for ye all back home.

Last week we took a day trip to the beautiful city of Venice and we were lucky enough to be there for the carnival. The women were dressed in medieval dresses and everyone wore beautiful masks. There was colour everywhere and crowds littering the tiny pavements. When you look up you see all the clothes blowing like bunting in the breeze, adding more colour to the carnival. We took a gondalo through Venice which was the highlight of our stay. We have also stayed in the lovely city of Breiche where we visited the old town. We went to see the Piazza del Forno which is in the heart of the centre of the city. There we had pizza and watched the world go by. Tomorrow we go to Milan for shopping but I’ll tell you about that in my next letter.

Until then lots of love,