Italian Summer Vibes

It’s that time of year again! August in Italy is my least favorite month. It’s hot and lonely. When you don’t have air condition, the weather is hot no matter what the actual temperature is. Lonely because almost EVERYONE takes off on vacation. You have people who go into the mountains and those who take … More Italian Summer Vibes

Our Family Vacation…2016 (part 5- Surviving the beach)

It’s wintertime and while this year’s weather is absolutely bonkers, we’ve had a few cold spells. It’s during these cold months that Carlo and I tease each other about how we much we miss summer, or more specifically…. the beach. As I mentioned in the previous post, I gave up “relaxing” too much to be … More Our Family Vacation…2016 (part 5- Surviving the beach)

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)

Chiuso per ferie

  We’re in the peak of summer season and the Italians are getting ready to hit the road. Many have already been ‘Chiuso per Ferie’ which means, Closed for Holidays! Back in the good ol’ days, everyone would shut down the entire month of August and head out to the beaches or mountains. When I … More Chiuso per ferie