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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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SKI AT SUNRISE TRENTINO – ALTO ADIGE, ITALY


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 open early at…

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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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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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ORRIDO DI BELLANO – NATURAL WATERFALL AND GORGE BELLANO LAKE COMO


Published in Lakecomostyle.com One of Italy’s most beautiful natural spectacles is just 90 km from Milan. It’s called the Orrido di Bellano. A natural waterfall and gorge carved into the rocky mountainside of the pre-alps in the city of Bellano on Lake Como. It is said to be in the making for over 15 million years. It’s a natural gorge carved by glacial waters of the Pioverna Streams. Located…

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TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN LECCO


Published in Lakecomostyle.com Lecco is about 55 km north of Milan.  The city lies on the eastern branch of Lake Como set at the base of the Alps surrounded by nature.  The nearest airports are Milano Malpensa, Milano Linate and Bergamo Orio al Serio. Read more:  How to get to Lecco , Read more: Hotels in Lecco While you are in Lecco, you…

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