Posts under ‘Italy’

Vive Visitors

The first set of visitors were Colin’s Sister and his Dad George. We were actually on time to pick them up from Malpensa airport, which was a good start to their trip, based on our past reputation. It was great to see they had been able to make the trip. Less than two hours later [...]

Photos, Family and Snow

Over the next two weeks we still had more work to do at the house. First job was to move everything out of our store room in the basement where there was no heating, we shifted our books back into bookcases where there was heating and we could dry out some of the damp that [...]

It’s a Wonderful Christmas

By the time we got to Christmas we were well and truly worn out. Which might explain why Lindsey had a tizzy a week before Christmas about us not having a proper Christmas. By this stage we hadn’t been able to go shopping for presents, we only had 2 Christmas cards and the tree, though [...]

It’s all about flat packs!

We learnt that tolls in France are expensive but that the money spent is well used on clearing the roads. No snow to be found here stopping the traffic, although they had had as much, if not more snow than the UK. We had decided to take a slightly longer, but hopefully more scenic route [...]

Lake District – Italian Style

City break over we headed to the Italian lakes, Gargnano, to be precise on Lake Garda. Research of course for our visitors when we rent out the house in Treiso – nothing to do with maintaining a supply of hot showers!! One of Gargnano’s claims to fame is that it was the headquarters for Mussolini [...]

Night at the Opera

So, it didn’t rain! And Linz surprised herself and liked the opera!! Definitely helped that we printed off the plot line and took it with us. We’d have been clueless without it, although it did l So ead to Linz having an attack of the giggles when our plot said that a character died “immediately” and it [...]

Up Market Camping – Treiso, Italy

Life here, in Northern Italy is interesting and the idea of spending a couple of weeks helping complete our house build have been a little testing! The day we arrived it was chucking it down with rain in a big way! We hired a van so chucked our suitcases in that and headed to Ikea. [...]