This spring has been odd.
As my younger son, whose memory is far better than mine, reminds me, this spring is apparently like the spring of 2019. All rain and grey weather until almost June. This is unusual in Rome, but this was definitely the case this spring.
That’s why I was so excited to make my first beach outing in the last days of May.
My older son was home from college for a short vacation and my younger son – miraculously – did not have a track meet, so we all departed to one of our favorite seaside resorts fairly close to Rome: Sperlonga.
As always, the day was perfect.
My oldest son hadn’t been there in years, so it was fun for him to be back to this picturesque beach town between Rome and Naples.
We always start our days with a cappuccino on the bustling main piazza, then we wander all the postcard-perfect streets to admire the architecture and the stunning sea views.
After we’ve had our fill of the town, we wander down to the star of the show – that wide beach.
It’s still early in then season. Although there were still a lot of people, it wasn’t too crowded and we were able to enjoy the sun and surf. I got my first beach reading of the season in … always a wonderful rite of spring.
Another great rite of spring is lunchtime seaside. I always look forward to that first plate of spaghetti alle vongole (spaghetti with clams). Never gets old!
Just a wonderful day. Had a great time there with my two sons, and hoping its the first beach visit of many this spring and summer.
Happy beach season to all!