About Us

Written by on July 8, 2020 in Home

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About Us

Anita and I have been living in the Aosta Valley region of northern Italy with our two boys, Olly and Marty, since 2014. We live in a nice little apartment in the village of Gressan, in the foothills of the mountains on the road between Aosta town and Pila ski resort.

Anita is from the Balaton area in Hungary. I am from Buckinghamshire in England. We met back in 1998 when we were both living and working in Budapest and got married in 2004.

As well as the Aosta Valley and Budapest we have also lived for a couple of years in Chiswick, West London. Then two years in Bologna followed by a year in Bergamo. For the three years before we came here home was a little village called Inxent in the Pas de Calais, France. Close to the town of Montreuil sur Mer and the seaside town of Le Touquet.

Anita works for an Italian clothing company called AD Fashion in Torino. She is in charge of the export business. I am a chartered surveyor and have had a career in European commercial real estate. These days I work as a property consultant. I am also part-time ski instructor working for local tour operator Interski.

We love living here in the Aosta Valley and enjoy exploring the neighbouring Regions of Piemonte, Liguria and Lombardia. This North-West Italy area really does have everything you could wish for, all within a couple of hours drive. Majestic mountains, gorgeous seaside, spectacular lakes, beautiful countryside, historic cities. The climate is lovely, the food and wine are delicious and the local people are kind and friendly.

Thank you very much for visiting our site. We hope that you find some of the content interesting.

We would welcome any suggestions or ideas that you might have which would help us to improve things. Please feel free to drop us an email at ian@goodlifeitaly.com.

Ian & Anita Collins

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