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Italia Quattro: Lombardy

Having previously posted a blog in 2013 about our trip to Switzerland (Cœur des Alpes), it was remiss of me not to complete the story. 1,007 more words


Our Easter trip exploring different towns on Lago Maggiore

We were cracking our heads to figure out what to do and where to go over Easter this year. We weren’t as quick as usual with booking flights and going anywhere within Europe seemed too much to pay for a weekend. 635 more words



Signora, ce non e possibile, oli isännöitsijän välitön kommentti, kun näytimme hänelle terassilta saunan paikkaa. Kerrostalon parvekkeelle ei saa rakentaa saunaa, hän lisäsi yhtiöjärjestystä referoiden. Sauna tai kylpyhuone, … 557 more words


Italy and simple pleasures

Italy is the country of simple pleasures. It became clear to me when I ordered a green salad to go with my pasta. I am not sure what type of green it was. 270 more words


The Grass is Greener on Malghera

Travelling between the Borromean Islands of Isola Bella and Isola Superiore dei Pescatori on the calm waters of Lake Maggiore, I find myself not thinking about the elaborate palace, bizarre sculptures and lavish gardens of Isola Bella, nor of the lunch of local lake fish, which I plan to have on Isola Superiore, but of the small uninhabited rock, which lies between them. 229 more words


Around the North of Italy: Isola Bella

By the time we had arrived on Isola Bella on Lake Maggiore, I had been peppered with questions for over two hours from the only people younger than me on tour, two girls from Singapore. 1,277 more words


Spring Ahead to the Slow Lane in Italy's Po Valley and Lake District

By Jean and Peter Richards

A short driving trip meant to fill time and gaps in our travels in Italy turned into three memorable weeks along the Po Valley and into The Lake District just as it awakened in April. 1,553 more words