An Italy Golf Vacation in Milan at Poggio Verde Country Villa

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Milan is known for its stylish boutiques in the Golden Quadrilateral, lean models walking the runways and art students sipping Spritz at the cafes of Brera.  What many don’t realize is that the Lombardy region of Milan has some of… Continue Reading

Eric Egan & Fromental: Debut Showing of the RAINERI Chinoiserie

Interior designer Eric Egan hosts the inaugural opening of L’Artigianato design studio with the debut showing of RAINERI, the chinoiserie created in partnership with Fromental, award-winning wallcoverings atelier. Milan Salone del Mobile 2019, Fromental collaborates with renowned interior designer, Eric… Continue Reading

Behind the scenes at ‘The Mermaid Fashion’

I was invited to spend the day with Eva Lako, Instagram influencer, and founder of TheMermaidFashion.com, her personal blog about swimming, beauty, and fashion, which has over 45K followers. I got an exclusive, behind the scenes look at what it… Continue Reading

Weekend Getaway to Framura, Liguria

Framura, on the Ligurian coast, sitting on the Levante Bay neighboring Cinque Terra, is a three-hour drive from Milan and the perfect place for fresh air, fresh fish and the fresh waters of the Mediterranean. Escaping the city Well, we’re… Continue Reading

No problem! (Living in Italy The Real Deal – Expat stories)

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Non ci sono problemi – No problem! With my right foot still on the pavement, the estate agent’s car was already pulling away. My reaction was fast: I pulled both legs inside and slammed the car door, averting an accident.… Continue Reading

Best Day trips from Milan by Car

Driving in Italy may seem daunting to many, but I can assure you it’s not that bad! People do drive fast, but they also respect the rules, except when it comes to parking. With no doubt, Italians are “creative parkers”.… Continue Reading

Skiing in Italy – Ski Resorts Near Milan

Ski Season – If you are a winter sports enthusiast, Milan is a very strategic location for weekend getaways for skiing and snowboarding in Italy. Milan is located at the base of the Alps. You can even see the majestic… Continue Reading

Small-Group Lake Como, Bellagio and Lecco Full-Day Trip from Milan Including Cruise

Visit the beautiful cities of Como and Bellagio and experience a cruise on its fascinating Lake along the two branches, up to the charming town of Lecco. Departing from Milan, you will travel to Como aboard a relaxing train (approx. 60 minutes). During the journey you will be able to enjoy the impressive landscapes and reach directly Como’s city centre. At your arrival, be prepared to experience a breathtaking cruise on the Lake. Continue Reading

Private Tour: Valtellina Day Trip with Lunch and Wine-Tasting from Milan

Enjoy a full day trip to the beautiful Valtellina valley, pass along the lake Como and the marvellous paths of Valtellina.
Once in Varenna, meet your guide and explore this fantastic city before to get on board of a private car and start your trip to Valtellina.
Stop for lunch in a typical restaurant and enjoy a wine tasting in the afternoon.
Stop here and there to explore the tiny Valtellina’s historic villages and then head back to Varenna, where you can board your train back to Milan.

Optional trip extension : overnight stay in hotel, in the middle of vineyards. Following day, head to the famous resort of Bormio! Later in the afternoon you will head back to Varenna.

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4-Day Italian Lakes and Verona Tour from Milan

Visit four of the must-see lakes in the Italian Lake district as well as the city of Verona, on a 4-day tour from Milan! With a mix of free time and tours, explore the tranquil hideaway of Lake Orta, mountain-framed Lake Maggiore and glamorous Lake Como. Discover elegant lakeside towns around Lake Garda – Italy’s largest lake – and see Juliet’s House and more on a Verona tour. Boat rides on the lakes are included as well as 4-star hotel accommodation in the lively towns of Como, Verona and either Brescia or Bergamo. Continue Reading

Lake Como Day Trip from Milan

Take in the stunning scenery of world-famous Lake Como on this day trip from Milan, just a quick 1-hour drive away. Explore the fashionable lakeside town of Como, surrounded by snowcapped mountains and picturesque Mediterranean villas, and enjoy a breathtaking cruise along Lake Como. In the summer, dock at the enchanting village of Bellagio for free time to dine and shop; in the winter, take the funicular up to the town of Brunate for a sweeping panorama of the city and the lake below. Continue Reading

Italy and Switzerland in One Day: Lake Como and Lugano from Milan

Visit Italy and Switzerland in one day on a relaxing daylong excursion to Lake Como, Bellagio and Lugano from Milan! Hop aboard a sightseeing boat and cruise around chic Lake Como for 2 hours. Then, get ready to discover the beautiful town of Bellagio. In the afternoon, cross the border to Switzerland and make the most of some free time to discover Lugano’s delights. Shop for Swiss chocolate, discover fine Renaissance art and admire breathtaking lake views. Continue Reading

Orrido di Bellano – Natural Waterfall and Gorge Bellano Lake Como

One of Italy’s most beautiful natural spectacles is just 90 km from Milan. It’s called the Orrido di Bellano. A natural waterfall and gorge carved into the rocky mountainside of the pre-alps in the city of Bellano on Lake Como. It is said to be in the making… Continue Reading

Ski at Madonna di Campiglio: the Dolomites from dawn to dusk

Skiing from dawn to dusk in the biggest Trentino ski area 2015 edition Saturday 21 February 2015  https://www.campigliodolomiti.it/lang/EN/eventi/dettaglio/trentinoskisunrise_-_doss_del_sabion_pinzolo,6265.html   Every year (End of February) Madonna di Campiglio: meeting with the Dolomites Dawn. On the legendary slopes of the biggest Trentino ski area, Trentino… Continue Reading