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Ah viaggiare… si puo’ fare anche con un bambino! Cosa portarsi dietro?

Ultimamente i viaggi non sono piu’ cosi’ frequenti come un paio d’anni fa’, ma ci difendiamo.

Sapete non riesco a stare ferma neanche con un bambino. E cosi’ gia’ 3 settimane dopo la sua nascita, abbiamo fatto qualche giorno al lago, e poi ci sono stati altri viaggetti tranquilli tra mare e montagna.

Insomma pur con un bambino riesco comunque a trovare le scuse o le occasioni per scappare, lasciare correre i pensieri, liberare l’immaginazione e respirare quel senso di liberta’, soprattutto mentale, che mi da’ il viaggiare. Lo scoprire nuovi posti…

3 x 3 tips on where to have breakfast, lunch, aperitivo and dinner in Milan!

Ok, June has started, so it’s supposed to be good weather, right?! But for some reason it’s not always the case. So what about a city escape to another city? And what about Milan?! Since after the Expo Milan has been in full bloom! The city looks spectacular: lots of renovation and works to improve the city, new restaurants and bars openining up at every corner, new shops as well as new museums and new exhibitions spaces to visit! So while you wait for you seaside escape, try Milan! Here are some spots you’d want to check out, assuming you already know Milan. Otherwise I’ll provide some tips in another post. Art, food, design and the likes . Fondazione Prada – contrasting opinions about it. Some say it’s cool and worth a visit because it’s Prada, some really liked it, some really didn’t. The cafe’ is interestingly decorated. See for yourself! . La Triennale Museum – a museum mainly dedicated to design, architecture, jewellery and space, which a very interesting location itself with a garden …

Tips on One of the Multiple Paradises in Italy, South of Sardinia (English only)

It’s been a long time since the last time I’ve been to Sardinia, probably 7/8 years. Often I dreamt of coming here while living in Australia, which has indeed beautiful beaches. But the Mediterrean is something different, unique with its vegetation, its rugged coastline and crystal clear water. And Sardinia is just a paradise! In case you’re already thinking of planning your next spring or summer holidays! 😉 There are many spots to visit throughout Sardinia, but this time I’m bringing you to the south, not far from Cagliari where you can fly to, for example, with Alitalia, Meridiana or Ryanair from Milan or Bergamo, if leaving from Italy. We’re staying at Chia, part of Domus de Maria, not too far from Pula. There are different accommodation options here: – Aqua Dulci, a 4-star hotel, where you can enjoy a very comfortable stay and beautiful food, but that doesn’t come cheap – Hotel Spartivento Resort, which is a bit further up on the mountain, but that offers you an uncomparable” view over the sea. The …

Here 20 “Osterias” not to miss in Italy // 20 osterie da non perdere in Italia

A few weeks ago I was so lucky to spend a week in Sardinia, visit the artistic town of San Sperate, not far from Cagliari, and eat at a very good “Osteria”. See the link here for the definition of Osteria: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osteria The Osteria I’ve been to is called: “Da Ada”, San Sperate (CA). It’s the number 20 of 20. And if you want to know more of this good restaurant and the town where is located, read my blog post here: https://lavaleandherworld.wordpress.com/2015/10/06/san-sperate-a-hidden-gem-in-sardinia-8-reasons-to-visit-it-san-sperate-e-uninesperata-gemma-campidana-sardegna-8-ragioni-per-visitarla/ Here at the link below is the full list of 20 “Osterias” not to miss in Italy by ‘Corriere della Sera’: http://cucina.corriere.it/libri/cards/osterie-d-italia-20-nuovi-indirizzi-non-perdere/mangiare-slow-a-prezzi-pop_principale.shtml?cmpid=SF020103COR  Have you been to any of these? Or are you planning to visit any of these? ———- // ———- Qualche settimana fa’ ho avuto la fortuna di passare una settimana in Sardegna e di visitare il paesino artistico di San Sperate, e proprio qui di mangiare ad una buona osteria, citata tra le 20 da non perdere dal ‘Corriere della sera’. L’osteria in questione si chiama “Da Ada”. E se …

San Sperate, a hidden gem in Sardinia. 8 reasons to visit it. // San Sperate e un’ineSperata gemma Campidana (Sardegna). 8 ragioni per visitarla.

It took us a rainy day to go and explore the town of San Sperate, that at first doesn’t look like anything interesting, if you don’t know about its numerous artists and you don’t push yourself into the little lanes. We actually went there because my dad is a big fan of a sculpturer residing in San Sperate: Giampaolo Mameli. I’ll tell him about him and his craftsmanship in a separate post. Here 8 reasons to visit San Sperate: 1. Loose yourself, or better follow the different coloured path, in the little lanes and admire the diverse collection of “murales”. You’ll find some of them are really astonishing and will capture your interest completely! 2. Have lunch at Trattoria-Pizzeria “Da Ada” for a local, delicious experience. I have now discovered it’s among the 20 hidden trattorias to try at least once by “Corriere della sera”, a national newspaper. The choice is varied, but I’d suggest: – the “insalata catalana”, a salad with chopped fish, onions, tomatoes and condiments. – the unusual salad with celery, apples, …

Milan over Xmas… Shopping! // Milano a Natale… Shopping!

After 3 flights of 7hours each approximately, I finally landed in Milan! The fog’s smell at Malpensa airport was penetrating my nose. Something not definitely sexy, but dear as it smells like home, although you hardly see any fog in Milan anymore. The following day I was already with family having a pre-Xmas lunch also with my cousins from Torino. I was extremely happy, although fighting against a bad jet lag. The day continued with some shopping in Corso 22 Marzo, not far from home. I really needed to at least window shopping. What you can find in Milan is definitely different to anywhere else! There are some interesting rising Australian Designers, but then the most recognised fashion shop in Melbourne is Le Louvre which sell mostly designers from Italy, France and Europe! I was mainly after shoes and some jumpers and anything to renovate my future winter wardrobe. Because the time was limited, I didn’t do much shopping in Milan, and I’m not any fashion expert, but I’m feeling like sharing a couple of …

An unexpected Italian TV show on SBS TV… ahah / Pensate cos’ho visto sulla TV australiana?

Sometimes you think you’re really far away from home, but then something surprises for the good or the bad, but it makes you laugh anyway. I was at home, changing TV channel to look for yet another new program, after the Italian news, waiting for the Spanish news and skipping the German news, just because I still don’t know how to speak German eheh and so, looking for the Aussie ones. And, all of a sudden, an old Italian TV serie “Don Matteo“, with Terence Hill, is being broadcasted on SBS. Well, I’d have never expected to see such a TV show, not of particularly of high cultural interest, in Australia!To know more about the show, if you really are curious, just click on “Don Matteo” a couple of lines above. You really need to be brave! Well, what to say, Australia can surprises me even in this way! Ahah 🙂 ———- // ———- Alcune volte, vivendo in Australia, ti senti veramente lontano da casa come in realtà attualmente si è. Ci sono tanti modi …

Milano, the Place to Be this Week: 9-14 April 2013 Design Week

Milano, la capitale del business, della moda e anche del design d’Italia. Milano, una città di lavoratori, dove la professionalità è altissima, dove non c’è mai tempo e dove il lavoro, purtroppo o per fortuna, riveste un’importanza esagerata. Una città dove tutti sono indaffarati, dove le persone corrono da un posto all’altro. Dal lavoro all’aperitivo, alla cena, al dopo cena, dove non c’è un minuto da perdere, anche quando ci si diverte. L’ “agenda” fitta ed organizzata del lavoro si riflette anche nella vita privata e sociale. E così si corre, corre, corre… per vedere l’Ale, l’Andre, la Francie, la Maggie, ecc… tutti i nomi rigorosamente con l’articolo davanti, come è usanza qui e da un ritrovo all’altro. E per uscire bisogna organizzare con almeno una settimana di anticipo. Se la confrontassi con Madrid, una città attiva tutti i giorni della settimana a tutte le ore del giorno e della notte, direi che Milano, almeno in questi ultimi anni, è principalmente attiva dal mercoledì sera in avanti con punte il giovedì sera e durante il …

MADE IN ITALY … WOW!

I’ve been living in Melbourne out of 1 and a half suitcase for about 2 months and despite that I managed to get compliments on my attire (clothes, accessories, shoes) from random people on a tram, after a pilates class  and actually without trying too hard. This is not a kind of show-off line just to state how cool I am, but just to underline the fact that in Italy “we” make really nice products, especially Fashion-wise. And these kind of compliments were very welcomed for different reasons: they make me proud once again to be Italian and remember Italians are good at many things they allow me to interact with people and have a nice chat that help me understand more the Australian culture, just make me feel more integrated into the community or just have a good time they just some time cheer up my day, if I’m maybe a bit low for whatever well, at least I’m well dressed and have a chance here, since a lot is based on first impression …

Turismo in aumento / Tourism is growing

Leggete qui dal Corriere della Sera: http://www.corriere.it/cronache/12_novembre_06/un-miliardo-di-turisti_157b76b2-281c-11e2-9e66-88ac4e174519.shtml Nonostante la crisi il turismo è in aumento, chiaramente nei paesi emergenti. E l’Italia si posiziona 5a come destinazione mondiale dopo USA, Francia, Stati uniti, Spagna e Cina. E’ sicuramente una nota positiva. Vuol dire che le persone continuano a viaggiare e non si è persa la voglia, di scoprire, conoscere, sperimentare. L’Italia con destinazioni come Roma, Venezia e Firenze, solo per citarne alcune, forse potrebbe fare di meglio! Se solo sapessimo venderci e si agisse tutti verso la semplificazione dei processi, la protezione e la valorizzazione delle nostre bellezze! Comunque 5° posto non rimane poi male. Viva l’Italia! ———- // ———- I just read an article on the Corriere della Sera that says that tourism is increasing beyond the crisis and that we’ll be reaching 1 billion of tourists travelling by the end of this year. Being Nov 13th the Day estimated to be the dya of the number 1 billion tourist and OMT will celebrate it. Italy is 5th among the tourist choices worldwide after the …