Regions

Discover the 8 officially prettiest inland villages in western Liguria

Written by on February 10, 2021 in Cities, Towns & Villages, Liguria
Discover the 8 officially prettiest inland villages in western Liguria

Let’s discover the 8 officially prettiest inland villages in western Liguria! Inland, away from the luscious sea side, western Liguria, i.e. the part between Genova and the border with France is a varied and relatively wild land of vineyards, olive groves, lemon trees and forests. It is a mountain landscape dotted with medieval towns and […]

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A visit to Umbria: interview with David Lang, owner of Casa San Gabriel

Written by on January 24, 2021 in Property, Umbria
A visit to Umbria: interview with David Lang, owner of Casa San Gabriel

As part of a new series of interviews and features coming from the other parts of Italy: North East, Central and Southern & Islands, we are very excited to be able to take a first Good Life Italy look at the gorgeous and refined region of Umbria through the eyes of David and Chrissie Lang. […]

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North West Italy: reasons to visit this region

Written by on December 27, 2020 in North West, Regions
North West Italy: reasons to visit this region

Now that we have produced a few articles and got the Good Life Italy site up and running I thought I would do a little summary of what we have discovered so far about the four regions that make up our region of North West Italy. Namely La Valle d’Aosta, Piemonte, Liguria and Lombardia. We […]

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Great introduction to Lake Garda

Written by on December 18, 2020 in Lombardy, North West, Regions
Great introduction to Lake Garda

World famous and wonderful Lake Garda is located half way between Milan and Venice in the north of Italy. Its huge! Lake Garda is the largest of the Italian Lakes in terms of its surface area (370km/sq). 51km long and 16km wide at its widest point, the southern end. It is so big it belongs […]

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A life full of mountain adventures in the Aosta Valley

Written by on November 14, 2020 in Aosta Valley, Italy Stories
A life full of mountain adventures in the Aosta Valley

An interview with Tom Durham – skier, mountain biker and entrepreneur, who lives with his wife Lorna and daughter Sadie in the lovely village of Gressan in the Aosta Valley Tom, thanks so much for agreeing to share your story with us. What brought you guys from Scotland out here to the Aosta Valley There […]

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A great introduction to Lake Como

Written by on November 10, 2020 in Lombardy, Things to See & Do
A great introduction to Lake Como

Simple days well lived When we were living in Bergamo we made a handful of day trips to nearby Lecco, at the bottom of Lake Como. Lecco was only an hour’s drive away from Bergamo. A boat trip to Varenna or Bellagio was about 1 hour from there. We would take the boat somewhere, have […]

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What is it like living and running a self-catering villa in the Langhe?

Written by on November 9, 2020 in Piemonte, Property
What is it like living and running a self-catering villa in the Langhe?

  An interview with Richard Noble who together with his wife Allegra, owns and runs a beautiful guesthouse in the Langhe area of Piemonte called Villa Ribota. Richard, thanks so much for agreeing to share your story with us. What drove you to move to Italy and buy a guest house? It was 2012 and […]

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What is it like to live in Bergamo?

Written by on October 22, 2020 in Lombardy, North West
What is it like to live in Bergamo?

City at the heart of the Italian Lake District and gateway to the Alps Bergamo sits on the northern edge of the mighty Po Valley plain, right where it touches the foothills of the magnificent Alps. It is an ancient and important settlement located only 40 km to the North East of Milano and 30 […]

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The Beautiful Piemonte Wine Area of the Langhe

Written by on October 6, 2020 in North West, Piemonte
The Beautiful Piemonte Wine Area of the Langhe

A drive from Aosta to Alba From our home in Aosta it is an easy two-hour drive to the historic Piemonte town of Alba, capital of the world-famous Langhe wine area. We have made several trips to Alba and relish the change of environment from Alpine to something more typically Italian. The drive down from […]

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North-West Italy at a glance

Written by on October 3, 2020 in North West, Regions
North-West Italy at a glance

North-West Italy So what does North-West Italy have to offer as a place to live or to visit on holiday? Firstly there’s the Mediterranean Sea. Secondly you have the high Alps. Thirdly it is an area of stunningly beautiful and varied countryside. It has fantastic local food produce and a favourable climate means it can […]

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