Aosta Valley occupies the sweetest little corner of northwest Italy. To me Aosta is the fairy tale region of Italy – full of history, romance and of course – castles. Here in the smallest region of Italy you will find French-speaking Italians, surrounded by The Alps and every […]
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1. Your hands are as important as your words. Everything you say is punctuated with a perfectly orchestrated hand motion. Crazy weekend? You recount it with a flourish of the wrist. Difficult boss? A shake of the fist. Don’t understand what…
Milan is a working town. It is a busy place and is going to get busier in about one day with the EXPO 2015 opening. Why not get away from the crowds below and enjoy some peace and tranquillity from up above?
Looking for a home in Italy? Have about €250,000 to spend? What can you get with that kind of cash? Well, that all depends on where you are. In places like historic centers of Rome and Milan expect to pay this amount for a 300 square foot (30 […]
Many people are fearful of driving in Italy. I admit I was one of them. Growing up in Texas where we have lots of space, are overly hospitable and have something called lanes, I was terrified of driving in Milan. Not only are there cars on the streets in […]
Spring is here and that means the flower trees are in bloom. I have no idea what their names are, I only know I go crazy for them every year. Here are some snapshots from my daily routine. Happy Friday!
In Italy, “La Bella Figura” does not completely relate to having a beautiful body or figure, but it is somewhat linked. La Bella Figura is an approach to life – a philosophy.
With Expo 2015 right around the corner, Milan is going to be bustling city full of activity, events and tourists. But in case you need a little escape from all the craziness, here are some ideas on what to do outside the city, just an hour away.
As an adult, I was never much into Valentine’s Day. I admit it. It seemed so contrived – like a forced display of love. And nothing makes me more crazy than something that seems forced. One day in talking this over with my sis, she totally convinced me […]
This weekend I saw a movie in which Vanessa Paradis stars. She covered of a beautiful, classic Neapolitan song played at the end of the film. I specify this song as “Neapolitan” because it is sung in the dialect from Naples.