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24 HOURS IN MILAN


Published in Milanostyle.com A One Day Itinerary in Milan, Italy You’ve only got one day to visit Milan – here is a guide on how to best spend your time. You can follow this D.I.Y. tour, or book a 3 hour tour with a guide. Morning Start the day at Bar Magenta for morning coffee and fresh croissants and brioche. Bar Magenta…

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PANETTONE ITALIAN CHRISTMAS CAKE


Published in ItalyTravelandmore.com Dating back to a Milanese baker from the early 1800’s, Panettone can now be found on most Italian Christmas tables.  It has become very popular in other parts of Europe and South America and is spreading throughout North America as well. Popular brands are Maina, Tre Marie, Motta, Alemagna, Bauli and there are many more. According to…read more Most…

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SKI AT SUNRISE TRENTINO – ALTO ADIGE, ITALY


Published in ItalyTravelandMore.com Silence. Pristine, white snow. The only sound is the woosh of your skis and a cool whisper of wind. The golden glow embraces you and accompanies you downhill. Be the first to leave your tracks on the slope.  Trentino Ski Sunrise is the skier’s salute to the sun. From January to March, the piste of Trentino will…

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13 ITALIAN SUPERSTITIONS


Published in HuffingtonPost.com I have lived in Italy for most of my adult life and it always amazes me how superstitious the Italians are. A few, but not all superstitions even have a remedy. Just don’t do these things or you may have bad luck! 1. It is bad luck to walk under a ladder. If you are climbing up…

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BEST DAY TRIPS FROM MILAN BY CAR


Published in Milanostyle.com Driving in Italy may seem daunting to many, but I can assure you it’s not that bad! People do drive fast, but they also respect the rules, except when it comes to parking. With no doubt, Italians are “creative parkers”. Milan has the perfect strategical location to use as a base for exploring Italy by car. Even…

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10 TOWNS OF LOWER LAKE COMO


 Published in Huffington Post Lake Como is shaped like an upside-down Y . Como is at the southwestern tip and Lecco is at the southeastern tip.  At the middle point, we find Bellagio. All along the shores in between, there are lovely little towns and villages.  Here’s my top ten (this is not a ranking but the best 10):  #1…

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5 Towns of Lake Como You’ve Never Heard Of


Published in HuffingtonPost.com When I mention to people I live on Lake Como everybody says “Oh, near George Clooney?”. Way back in 2002, Clooney had bought Villa Oleandra in Laglio, on the western branch of the lake but according to the national Italian news channel TG24 he sold it last year. Nonetheless, people still associate George and Lake Como. I…

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WHAT KIND OF ITALY TRAVELER ARE YOU?


Published in Vietnam Discovery Travel | World Travel Are you passionate about art and cuisine? Or have a flair for design and fashion? Perhaps the legends and history are what you want to experience. Too boring for you – are you looking for sport and adventure? No matter what kind of traveler you are, Italy has a bit of something…

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LA TERRAZZA AT HOTEL VILLA GIULIA (VALMADRERA )


Published in Lakecomostyle.com Overlooking Lake Como from the Valmadrera shore is the Villa Giulia Hotel and Restaurant. Known for it’s spectacular view of the lake, the Terrazza Restaurant is truly a special little gem and a favorite for the locals. We went for a summer lunch to celebrate a special occasion and it was the perfect setting. We were led to an…

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10 GREAT PLACES FOR KISSING IN MILAN


Published in Milanostyle.com Best places to stop and kiss in Milan. I got the idea for this guide after a trip to Hawaii with my husband. In the guide book they had romantic places to kiss. Here are our choices for Milan: 1. Top of the Duomo – you can take an elevator or the spiral stone staircase of 919 steps…

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