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10 stunning places to visit on Lago Maggiore

Written by on March 22, 2021 in Lakes & Rivers, Things to See & Do
10 stunning places to visit on Lago Maggiore

Because of Covid we are not able to get out and about around our area of North West Italy as we would like, in order to bring to you stimulating information about places and experiences that you might find useful when you are next in this amazing part of Italy. There can only be so […]

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The best beaches in Liguria

Written by on March 19, 2021 in Liguria, Regions
The best beaches in Liguria

Liguria, a tiny region located in north-west Italy, is famous for its breath taking landscapes, picturesque hamlets and great cuisine. However, the most important reason that attracts every year millions of tourists from all over the world (apart from during the pandemic period of course) is its beaches. But they are not all the same, […]

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Meatballs in tomato sauce: authentic Italian recipe

Written by on March 12, 2021 in Gastronomy, Recipes
Meatballs in tomato sauce: authentic Italian recipe

Meatballs in tomato sauce, the authentic Italian recipe Meatballs or ‘polpette’ as the Italians call them, is a famous dish all over the world. The Swedish, Germans and Arabs all have their own versions and proudly include them in their gastronomic traditions. It is so easy to prepare, very versatile and also cost effective. In […]

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Discovering new winter sports in the Italian Alps

Written by on March 6, 2021 in Blog
Discovering new winter sports in the Italian Alps

Discovering new winter sports in the Italian Alps, Aosta Valley The recent announcement that the Italian ski resorts are now going to remain closed for the rest of the 2020/21 season due to Covid is obviously a big blow. For us as a family that lives in the Italian Alps and who love skiing obviously, […]

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What is it like sending your kids to local school in France and Italy – part 2

Written by on February 17, 2021 in Blog, Education
What is it like sending your kids to local school in France and Italy – part 2

What is it like sending your kids to local school in France and Italy – part 2 Our move from Northern France to Italy in 2014 was mainly driven by Anita’s job as export manager for AD Fashion, a family owned clothing producing company based in Torino. She had been working for them remotely for […]

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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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What is it like sending your kids to local school in France and Italy

Written by on February 6, 2021 in Blog
What is it like sending your kids to local school in France and Italy

Sending your kids to local school in France and Italy – part 1 We moved to the Aosta Valley in Italy with our two boys, Olly who was then aged 11 and Marty aged 18 months in September 2014 from a small village in the Pas de Calais, France called Inxent. Inxent is located 10 […]

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The charming and lesser known ski villages in the Aosta Valley

Written by on February 3, 2021 in Skiing & Snowboarding, Sport and Adventure
The charming and lesser known ski villages in the Aosta Valley

Discover the charming and lesser known ski villages in the Aosta Valley! As well as the main ski resorts of Courmayeur, La Thuile, Pila, Cervinia, Champoluc and Gressoney, the Aosta Valley is full of other charming little ski villages and stations. Most have only two or three chairlifts and a handful of pistes but they […]

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Discover the Italian Carnival traditions and events in North Italy

Written by on January 28, 2021 in Italy Stories, Things to See & Do
Discover the Italian Carnival traditions and events in North Italy

Let’s discover together the Italian Carnival – Carnevale traditions and events in North Italy ! What is Carnival and when is it celebrated Carnival in Italy is a Catholic and Christian celebration but in reality it has very distant origins going back to ancient Greece and the Roman world. The word Carnevale is an Italian […]

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The job of a school group ski instructor

Written by on January 26, 2021 in Blog, Sport and Adventure
The job of a school group ski instructor

The job of a school group ski instructor… In the winter of 2018/19 I did the BASI level 1&2 ski instructor course with Interski in Pila, Aosta Valley. Having somehow or another managed to pass the course I have so far done 4 week’s paid work with Interski as an instructor, looking after school groups […]

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