This blog chronicles my letterboxing adventures. It includes posts that share my travels that are letterboxing related, the letterboxes I have found and planted as well as the people I have met along the way. There are also photos included to help give a complete picture of the fun I had.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Another Box in Italy

For this trip to Italy I decided to plant a couple of boxes (even though all but one box went missing from my last trip to Italy), one in Catania and one in Herculaneum.
Mount Vesuvius
I planted Trinacria when we were in Catania (Planting a Letterbox in Sicily) and today I planted my second box. This box is called Vesuvio. I placed it on our visit to Herculaneum (since we weren't going to Vesuvius) and that seemed like a good place to leave it. We made our drive to Herculaneum and then went in to see the ruins. I decided not to put the box inside for two reasons - 1) there were so many people it was hard to do so unseen and 2) I didn't want to make people pay to get the box (even though it is worth the cost to see the ruins). So when we finished our tour of the ruins and we were back at the bus I decided to find a spot in the parking area. At first I had a hard time but then I noticed a spot and some landmarks I could use. So I placed the box and we will see if it gets any visitors and if it lasts for a while.

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Planting a Letterbox in Sicily

Thomas and I are in Italy again - but this time we are in Sicily and Southern Italy on a tour with Pinecone Adventures. It is the Southern Italy & Sicily with Pinecone Adventures event. The last time we were in Italy back in 2012 I ended up planting seven letterboxes. At present only one of those boxes is still active. So when this trip came up I had decided not to plant anymore boxes in Italy. But then I found a couple of images I really liked and decided to carve two stamps and make a couple of boxes. So today we had some free time in the afternoon and I took the chance to place a new box. We checked a couple of places but I wasn’t comfortable about hiding a box at any of them. So I finally checked a map and found a large park and decided to walk over and check it out. We arrived at Parco Villa Bellini and I knew immediately that I could find a good spot to hide a box. The park is huge and had different areas including a botanic garden. Almost immediately after entering the park I found a couple of statues and decided to use those as landmarks – so I went from these and found a great spot to hide the box. The area isn’t too landscaped so I think it will last at least a year or two. So I planted Trinacria in Parco Villa Bellini in Catania, Italy. I really hope it gets some visitors and that people enjoy the box.
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