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Seaside Holiday Virgin Grannies Return From Croatia

(photo: Facebook)

(photo: Facebook)

Three Italian grannies, who crowd-funded their first ever vacation to the seaside, have returned from Croatia….

The likeable grannies, Erminia, Iolanda and Armida, all from the small Alpine village of Daone in the Trentino region of northern Italy, had never seen the sea live let alone dip their feet in the sea. The trio, who have an age of 80, decided to start raising money to make the holiday a reality. First they tried selling cakes at the local fair, and they even made a calendar to sell, but nothing worked. When they turned to crowd-funding on the internet, the funds for the trip were collected in only two days.

As the BBC reports, the trio have returned from the Croatian island of Ugljan, chosen because it has the same patron saint as Daone: The Madonna of the Snow.

Ugljan – (photo credit: tzperko.hr)

Ugljan – (photo credit: tzperko.hr)

“They were like little kids in a way, they were very emotional. They played in the water and some of them, the most brave, literally jumped in the sea so it was a pretty intense emotion,” Davide Valentini, who was part of the team making a documentary about the women said.

“As I saw the sea, the first thing I wanted to do was to put my foot in the water. I’m not able to swim, but I felt a great sense of liberation,” Iolanda said, adding that the women had a trip that they would never forget.



Katia Bernardi’s documentary ‘Funne – sea dreaming girls’ will be released at the start of 2016.

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