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Calm Christmas

In December we had to take yet another life decision. When you have to choose between two almost equally good opportunities, there is no choice but to take the one with less disadvantages and immediately forget about all of them when the decision is taken. […]

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Pumpkin risotto with Blu cheese

Piemonte in Bocca

Two years in Milan slipped out unnoticed and I realised that I have never visited any place in Piedmont. Since recently we were always back and forth between Paris and Milan before the big move in two weeks, it was quite difficult to organise an […]

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Venice

Seasonal list of pleasures

Sunday afternoon finds me on a bench in Giardino della Guastala, facing the colourful building of the Synagogue. Life is good. Children, generously covered with sticky ice-cream stains are playing in the sight of their talkative parents. Young lady in jeans is walking a chocolate […]

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The harlequin town of Crespi D’adda

The first image emerging in my mind before the term factory town used to have much in common with a hostile location, ghost streets, unhappiness. The Italian workers village Crespi D’adda managed to break these personal myths of mine. Crespi D’adda was built in the […]

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Through the Eyes of the Siren

The sun beams penetrating through the window in our living room are writing an invitation for a stroll in the park, kindly reminding that spring is waiting behind the blossoming threes and over the wings of the singing birds. Time to throw the lighter coat […]

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Carnevale di Viareggio

First time I visit Viareggio was back in March of 2011 when the carnival just have finished and streets were still covered with colourful paper flakes like a snow of joy. Three years later in March I had the chance to witness for the first […]

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Getaway in Gardone Riviera

If you are in Lombardy, one of the best ways to spend a sunny day off, is definitely to make your way to the Lakes. This time we find ourselves on a Sunday trip to Gardone Riviera, situated at the lake Garda. Being the largest lake […]

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Three Women To Inspire February

I was born in a small hospital in Tokyo. Mamma says she remembers two things: A mouse running across the floor, which she took as a sign of good luck.A nurse bending down and whispering apologetically: “I am afraid it’s a girl. Would you prefer to […]

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Moon

The same Moon over us

Tonight enjoying a cup of hot tea on the terrace (since it is the first day of twelve in a row when it does not rain) I could see the beautiful moon manifesting over the sky in Milan. It has been a long time since […]

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