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Weekends away – Monferrato for the Medieval Festival

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This past weekend after our tour de force of children’s’ sports days, shows and yes Saturday was also the end of the year school party, we decided we needed a break from it all. As in fresh air and wide … Continue reading

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Weekends away – Villa D’Este Lake Como for The festival of elegance.

Just a 40 minute trip from Milan and we are home, aka: Nonnas’ home (grandma’s)on the beautiful lake of Como. I love going to Nonnas’ house and I’m especially looking forward to it this weekend. I imagine the children and … Continue reading

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Weekends away..24 hours in Venice

There comes a certain point in mommy-hood when you start to feel like you are in serious need of a little R&R. (for my Italian readers that means rest and relaxation) R&R as in sleeping past 6.45am, as in not … Continue reading

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St.Jean Cap Ferrat, and the beautiful Rothschild Gardens

Easter comes and goes leaving a good amount of chocolate in its wake. All the zii (which means aunts and uncles) have gone back home, leaving us to enjoy a week with Grandma Angie. We do what we never have … Continue reading

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Weekends away: Varese and wrought iron tables.

Antique markets in the Italian countryside..sound like fun? Well, what might sound like a perfect way to spend the weekend for some, is not exactly what I consider my ideal weekend. ( as in I would prefer to have my … Continue reading

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Weekend Get aways: Nice, St.Jean Cap Ferrat and Monte Carlo..evviva la vacanza!

Can I just say I love Italy? Lately, it seems like we’re always on holiday! Last Wednesday the 7th was Festa di Sant’Ambrogio –  favorite holiday of the Milanese. Offices in Milan close for the day and there are loads … Continue reading

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I’m away for a long weekend in the South of France, please call back

I realize that I’ve made jokes about blogging light, light blogging ecc. but 5 days no posts is a bit much even for me! However the reason for this is obvious. I’m on vacation. The Italians say ‘un weekend lungo’ … Continue reading

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Weekends Away: Touring Turin

This weekend we packed up the kids and the kids – kids, (lion, teddy, baby duck and tiger, who by the way do not have car seats.) and we headed to Turin to go see ‘il nonno’. That’s ‘The grandpa’, … Continue reading

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Weekends away: The Monferrato countryside in Northern Italy

This past weekend we headed to the beautiful countryside in Northern Italy known as ‘Monferrato’. This incredible area with its rolling hills and never-ending rows of vineyards is just as famous for it’s red wines as it is for the … Continue reading

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Weekends away..

One of the things I love most about Milan is how conveniently close you are to some of the most well-known vacation spots on this side of the Atlantic. This past weekend we packed up the kids and made a … Continue reading

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