Our family vacation…2016 (part 2-location and food)

Last year we  stayed at a simple hotel called Piccolo Mondo. It’s part of the Valentini Village group. As I mentioned in the post (read here), these hotels are usually all inclusive. Some are small 3 stars, other 4 star luxury hotels. Either way, because they belong to this group, all patrons are able to … More Our family vacation…2016 (part 2-location and food)

Day trip: Lago d’Orta

There are many reasons to love Piemonte. One of my favorite things about this region is the location. It’s position on the Alpine border makes it perfect for visiting pristine lakes. Lago d’Orta is one that we have visiting a few times this summer. It’s located in northern Piemonte near Lago Maggiore and the Switzerland border. … More Day trip: Lago d’Orta


Just an hour and a half from my fair city is Bardonecchia. A small mountain retreat in the Alps and quite possibly a hop, skip and a jump from the French border. Since Bardonecchia is in the Alps it is the perfect place for your Ski trip. Lucky for us, it wasn’t ski season yet … More Bardonecchia