anne-marie & giovanni    
       
     
  Location:   ( 37.058447, 15.293594)    Place:   Vecchio Pub   Anne-Marie:   This is where we had one of our first dates.  I used to go there often with my teammates after practice to grab panini's and beers and you took me there a few weeks after we started hanging out.  I remember we both sat on the same side of the booth and despite my low-level Italian at the time, we talked and talked and talked until you noticed that the waiters were eager to turn the table over to new customers. Much later, you told me that you always paid for the bill when we went out not just out of courtesy but because you thought I had no money since I always wore the same clothes provided by our team sponsor : )  Vecchio Pub will always remind me of that time:  two young, carefree athletes just beginning to get to know each other.          
       
     
  Location:   ( 37.080835, 15.293079)    Place:  La Piscina Comunale / Community Pool   Giovanni :  È lì dove ho visto la prima volta la donna della mia vita. Lei aveva un baseball hat e una giacca di jeans. E li subito ho avuto un colpo al cuore (amore a prima vista).   Giovanni:   That's where I first saw the woman of my life. She had on a baseball hat and a denim jacket. It was like a shot to the heart. (Love at first sight ) .
       
     
  Location:   37.467513, 15.065732   Place:   Arrivals Gate, Catania Fontanarossa Airport   Anne-marie:   Because the second year we lived in Sicily, I played for a team in Palermo so I split my time each week between Siracusa - where I lived with you in our first apartment- and Palermo- where I trained with my team.  I would stay in our apartment Sunday through Wednesday, then take the 3-hour bus ride to Palermo to train Wednesday-Friday.  
       
     
  Location:   37.467513, 15.065732   Place:   Arrivals Gate, Catania Fontanarossa Airport   Anne-marie:   We travelled for competitions on Saturdays and instead of returning with my team to Palermo, I would fly home to Catania where you would pick me up.  I remember being amazed at one point because a place that less that a year before was entirely foreign to me had become my home.  As soon as I saw Mt. Etna, I knew I was about to land and see you again.
       
     
  Location:   (36.891697, 15.070898)   Place:   Noto Baroque Church   Giovanni:   Dove io e te, abbiamo promesso di stare insieme per sempre.   
       
     
  Location:   (36.891697, 15.070898)   Place:   Noto Baroque Church   Giovanni:   Where you and I, we promised to be together forever.
       
     
  Location:   (36.963412, 15.214792)   Place:   Fontane Bianche Beach   Anne-Marie:   Because we came here on your motorcycle one spring day in April when no one was there and had the entire, beautiful beach to ourselves.  A friend of yours who worked at the lido got out 2 chaise lounges for us from storage (since it was way before the summer season opens in June) and we stayed there for hours swimming, talking, eating panini's.  It was close to sunset before we packed up and headed home.  Water was what connected us from the beginning and we are always happiest when near bodies of water. 
       
     
  Location:   ( 37.059849, 15.293249)    Place:   Duomo di Siracusa   Giovanni:    E ' lì dove ho giurato il mio amore eterno per voi presso Dio.  Ed è qui che abbiamo iniziato la nostra meravigliosa famiglia.   Giovanni:   It is there where I swore my eternal love for you before God. And that's where we started our wonderful family.
       
     
  Location:   (37.069046, 15.285367)   Place:   Via Archia n. 11   Anne-marie:   Our first apartment together, it was tiny, had no central heating.  The lights often went out if we had the washing machine running at the same time as our neighbor...but we loved it because it was ours.
       
     
  Location:   (37.075458, 15.288577)   Place:   My parents home   Giovanni:   Ecco dove ti ho presentato alla mia famiglia , che poi e diventare il proprio.   Giovanni:   That's where I introduced you to my family, which then became your own home.
       
     
  Location:   (37.008836, 15.309771)   Place:   Plemmirio    Annemarie:    This is where we rented our first villeta in the summer with your family in 2008. The villeta was pretty run down but it was a short walk from a beautiful protected coast.  It was late July/early August- extremely hot and humid- so the first thing we did in the morning was walk to the bluff and jump into the sea to instantly cool off.  We did this every morning for 3 weeks. Unbeknownst to me, I was pregnant with our first daughter, Sofia, who loves to hear the story of how she and I jumped off a 10 meter bluff into the sea.
       
     
  Location:   (37.085703, 15.301662)   Place:  Scoglio Due Fratelli   Giovanni:   Il posto dove sono cresciuto d'estate. Ed io e te abbiamo fatto una delle nostre nuotate.   Giovanni:   The place where I grew up in the summer and you and I have done one of our swims.
       
     
  Location:   (37.002637, 15.265573)   Place:   Overlook above Arenella Beach, sitting on the Vespa   Anne-marie:   We used to come to this beach and it's the first place we took our oldest daughter, Sofia, to touch and feel sand and salt water when she was 4 months old.    
       
     
  Location:   (37.069756, 15.290763)   Place:   Red Moon   Giovanni:   Dove tuo padre si è reso conto che saremmo stati per sempre insieme.   Giovanni:   Where your father realized that we would be together forever.
       
     
  anne-marie & giovanni
       
     
  anne-marie & giovanni    
       
     

anne-marie & giovanni

 

  Location:   ( 37.058447, 15.293594)    Place:   Vecchio Pub   Anne-Marie:   This is where we had one of our first dates.  I used to go there often with my teammates after practice to grab panini's and beers and you took me there a few weeks after we started hanging out.  I remember we both sat on the same side of the booth and despite my low-level Italian at the time, we talked and talked and talked until you noticed that the waiters were eager to turn the table over to new customers. Much later, you told me that you always paid for the bill when we went out not just out of courtesy but because you thought I had no money since I always wore the same clothes provided by our team sponsor : )  Vecchio Pub will always remind me of that time:  two young, carefree athletes just beginning to get to know each other.          
       
     

Location:  (37.058447, 15.293594)

Place:  Vecchio Pub

Anne-Marie:  This is where we had one of our first dates.  I used to go there often with my teammates after practice to grab panini's and beers and you took me there a few weeks after we started hanging out.  I remember we both sat on the same side of the booth and despite my low-level Italian at the time, we talked and talked and talked until you noticed that the waiters were eager to turn the table over to new customers. Much later, you told me that you always paid for the bill when we went out not just out of courtesy but because you thought I had no money since I always wore the same clothes provided by our team sponsor : )  Vecchio Pub will always remind me of that time:  two young, carefree athletes just beginning to get to know each other.

 

  Location:   ( 37.080835, 15.293079)    Place:  La Piscina Comunale / Community Pool   Giovanni :  È lì dove ho visto la prima volta la donna della mia vita. Lei aveva un baseball hat e una giacca di jeans. E li subito ho avuto un colpo al cuore (amore a prima vista).   Giovanni:   That's where I first saw the woman of my life. She had on a baseball hat and a denim jacket. It was like a shot to the heart. (Love at first sight ) .
       
     

Location:  (37.080835, 15.293079)

Place: La Piscina Comunale / Community Pool

Giovanni:  È lì dove ho visto la prima volta la donna della mia vita. Lei aveva un baseball hat e una giacca di jeans. E li subito ho avuto un colpo al cuore (amore a prima vista).

Giovanni:  That's where I first saw the woman of my life. She had on a baseball hat and a denim jacket. It was like a shot to the heart. (Love at first sight ) .

  Location:   37.467513, 15.065732   Place:   Arrivals Gate, Catania Fontanarossa Airport   Anne-marie:   Because the second year we lived in Sicily, I played for a team in Palermo so I split my time each week between Siracusa - where I lived with you in our first apartment- and Palermo- where I trained with my team.  I would stay in our apartment Sunday through Wednesday, then take the 3-hour bus ride to Palermo to train Wednesday-Friday.  
       
     

Location:  37.467513, 15.065732

Place:  Arrivals Gate, Catania Fontanarossa Airport

Anne-marie:  Because the second year we lived in Sicily, I played for a team in Palermo so I split my time each week between Siracusa - where I lived with you in our first apartment- and Palermo- where I trained with my team.  I would stay in our apartment Sunday through Wednesday, then take the 3-hour bus ride to Palermo to train Wednesday-Friday.  

  Location:   37.467513, 15.065732   Place:   Arrivals Gate, Catania Fontanarossa Airport   Anne-marie:   We travelled for competitions on Saturdays and instead of returning with my team to Palermo, I would fly home to Catania where you would pick me up.  I remember being amazed at one point because a place that less that a year before was entirely foreign to me had become my home.  As soon as I saw Mt. Etna, I knew I was about to land and see you again.
       
     

Location:  37.467513, 15.065732

Place:  Arrivals Gate, Catania Fontanarossa Airport

Anne-marie:  We travelled for competitions on Saturdays and instead of returning with my team to Palermo, I would fly home to Catania where you would pick me up.  I remember being amazed at one point because a place that less that a year before was entirely foreign to me had become my home.  As soon as I saw Mt. Etna, I knew I was about to land and see you again.

  Location:   (36.891697, 15.070898)   Place:   Noto Baroque Church   Giovanni:   Dove io e te, abbiamo promesso di stare insieme per sempre.   
       
     

Location:  (36.891697, 15.070898)

Place:  Noto Baroque Church

Giovanni:  Dove io e te, abbiamo promesso di stare insieme per sempre.

 

  Location:   (36.891697, 15.070898)   Place:   Noto Baroque Church   Giovanni:   Where you and I, we promised to be together forever.
       
     

Location:  (36.891697, 15.070898)

Place:  Noto Baroque Church

Giovanni:  Where you and I, we promised to be together forever.

  Location:   (36.963412, 15.214792)   Place:   Fontane Bianche Beach   Anne-Marie:   Because we came here on your motorcycle one spring day in April when no one was there and had the entire, beautiful beach to ourselves.  A friend of yours who worked at the lido got out 2 chaise lounges for us from storage (since it was way before the summer season opens in June) and we stayed there for hours swimming, talking, eating panini's.  It was close to sunset before we packed up and headed home.  Water was what connected us from the beginning and we are always happiest when near bodies of water. 
       
     

Location:  (36.963412, 15.214792)

Place:  Fontane Bianche Beach

Anne-Marie:  Because we came here on your motorcycle one spring day in April when no one was there and had the entire, beautiful beach to ourselves.  A friend of yours who worked at the lido got out 2 chaise lounges for us from storage (since it was way before the summer season opens in June) and we stayed there for hours swimming, talking, eating panini's.  It was close to sunset before we packed up and headed home.  Water was what connected us from the beginning and we are always happiest when near bodies of water. 

  Location:   ( 37.059849, 15.293249)    Place:   Duomo di Siracusa   Giovanni:    E ' lì dove ho giurato il mio amore eterno per voi presso Dio.  Ed è qui che abbiamo iniziato la nostra meravigliosa famiglia.   Giovanni:   It is there where I swore my eternal love for you before God. And that's where we started our wonderful family.
       
     

Location:  (37.059849, 15.293249)

Place:  Duomo di Siracusa

Giovanni:  E ' lì dove ho giurato il mio amore eterno per voi presso Dio.  Ed è qui che abbiamo iniziato la nostra meravigliosa famiglia.

Giovanni:  It is there where I swore my eternal love for you before God. And that's where we started our wonderful family.

  Location:   (37.069046, 15.285367)   Place:   Via Archia n. 11   Anne-marie:   Our first apartment together, it was tiny, had no central heating.  The lights often went out if we had the washing machine running at the same time as our neighbor...but we loved it because it was ours.
       
     

Location:  (37.069046, 15.285367)

Place:  Via Archia n. 11

Anne-marie:  Our first apartment together, it was tiny, had no central heating.  The lights often went out if we had the washing machine running at the same time as our neighbor...but we loved it because it was ours.

  Location:   (37.075458, 15.288577)   Place:   My parents home   Giovanni:   Ecco dove ti ho presentato alla mia famiglia , che poi e diventare il proprio.   Giovanni:   That's where I introduced you to my family, which then became your own home.
       
     

Location:  (37.075458, 15.288577)

Place:  My parents home

Giovanni:  Ecco dove ti ho presentato alla mia famiglia , che poi e diventare il proprio.

Giovanni:  That's where I introduced you to my family, which then became your own home.

  Location:   (37.008836, 15.309771)   Place:   Plemmirio    Annemarie:    This is where we rented our first villeta in the summer with your family in 2008. The villeta was pretty run down but it was a short walk from a beautiful protected coast.  It was late July/early August- extremely hot and humid- so the first thing we did in the morning was walk to the bluff and jump into the sea to instantly cool off.  We did this every morning for 3 weeks. Unbeknownst to me, I was pregnant with our first daughter, Sofia, who loves to hear the story of how she and I jumped off a 10 meter bluff into the sea.
       
     

Location:  (37.008836, 15.309771)

Place:  Plemmirio 

Annemarie:   This is where we rented our first villeta in the summer with your family in 2008. The villeta was pretty run down but it was a short walk from a beautiful protected coast.  It was late July/early August- extremely hot and humid- so the first thing we did in the morning was walk to the bluff and jump into the sea to instantly cool off.  We did this every morning for 3 weeks. Unbeknownst to me, I was pregnant with our first daughter, Sofia, who loves to hear the story of how she and I jumped off a 10 meter bluff into the sea.

  Location:   (37.085703, 15.301662)   Place:  Scoglio Due Fratelli   Giovanni:   Il posto dove sono cresciuto d'estate. Ed io e te abbiamo fatto una delle nostre nuotate.   Giovanni:   The place where I grew up in the summer and you and I have done one of our swims.
       
     

Location:  (37.085703, 15.301662)

Place: Scoglio Due Fratelli

Giovanni:  Il posto dove sono cresciuto d'estate. Ed io e te abbiamo fatto una delle nostre nuotate.

Giovanni:  The place where I grew up in the summer and you and I have done one of our swims.

  Location:   (37.002637, 15.265573)   Place:   Overlook above Arenella Beach, sitting on the Vespa   Anne-marie:   We used to come to this beach and it's the first place we took our oldest daughter, Sofia, to touch and feel sand and salt water when she was 4 months old.    
       
     

Location:  (37.002637, 15.265573)

Place:  Overlook above Arenella Beach, sitting on the Vespa

Anne-marie:  We used to come to this beach and it's the first place we took our oldest daughter, Sofia, to touch and feel sand and salt water when she was 4 months old. 

 

  Location:   (37.069756, 15.290763)   Place:   Red Moon   Giovanni:   Dove tuo padre si è reso conto che saremmo stati per sempre insieme.   Giovanni:   Where your father realized that we would be together forever.
       
     

Location:  (37.069756, 15.290763)

Place:  Red Moon

Giovanni:  Dove tuo padre si è reso conto che saremmo stati per sempre insieme.

Giovanni:  Where your father realized that we would be together forever.

  anne-marie & giovanni
       
     

anne-marie & giovanni