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Summertime in Italy: Fun, Festas, Fireworks and fractional ownership!

Aug 11th, 2010 | By | Category: Our Blog

One thing for sure, whether you are holidaying in Italy during the summer months or living there, you will be spoilt for choice in the number of festas, sagras, open air concerts or firework spectacles to visit! We, here in Todi, have had an array of fantastic events, the Tango Festival in June, International Balloon […]

Primavera, Pasqua, Petrischio and Properties

Mar 27th, 2010 | By | Category: Our Blog

It’s that wonderful time of the year in Italy….Primavera!   The awakening from the winter months and heralds SPRING.   It seems the whole of Italy is ablaze with spring colour in the form of beautiful wild flowers, orchids, azaleas, tulips and irises, viola and primula and cherry blossom in profusion. TO BE CONTINUED………………tomorrow!

February: Time for Carnivale and Romance

Feb 7th, 2010 | By | Category: Our Blog

February in Italy is a wonderful time for making merry, in other words Carnival time.  Carnivale is celebrated all over Italy, in towns, villages and cities and perhaps the most famously celebrated is Carnivale in Venice, with its opulent pageants and rich colourful costumes, floating along the canals, masque balls and moonlight gondola rides , […]

Buon Anno a tutti !

Jan 5th, 2010 | By | Category: Our Blog

Wishing everyone a “HAPPY NEW YEAR” Tempus fugit…..a decade since the millenium, incredible.  Let us hope the next decade will bring forth much hope for all, peace and happiness. I thought I would write about New Year celebrations in Italy which carry on until 6 January.   La Festa di San Silvestro is celebrated December […]

Thoughts of autumn…..Stunning Sicily!

Oct 12th, 2009 | By | Category: Our Blog

Let’s talk Sicily……..A place that conjures up many thoughts – traditions and soul immediately spring to mind least it beng the largest island in the Mediterranean, with a diverse landscape of colours from Etna’s top covered with snow to the warm and wild coast of the Zingaro nature reserve, to the verdant Madonie, from the Greek temples of Agrigento to the windmills […]

Time for Tramonti, Todi and Townhouses

Aug 17th, 2009 | By | Category: Our Blog

Where has the time gone!!  Two months since my last blog.  What I can say is that from 1 May we have had one long hot summer with only half a day of rain, a few thunderstorms and here we are, 15 August and Ferragosta in Italy – the time when all Italians take their holidays […]

Dreamily thinking of holidays in Italy?

May 5th, 2009 | By | Category: Our Blog

   May is the time to think about holidays…..in Italy, where else!   We now have a large variety of beautiful holiday villas, apartments, country houses, villa complexes with pools, exclusive country residences and agriturisimo – all in wonderful places such as the Amalfi Coast, Sicily, Florence, the Veneto, Tuscany, Umbria and Puglia.  Why not take a look at […]

Primavera and Pasqua!

Mar 28th, 2009 | By | Category: Our Blog

Primavera (Spring) in Italy comes early and is a wonderful time to see nature…..the blossoming trees, the wild and beautiful flowers, the verdant green landscape all culminate to make this a very special time to visit.  The temperature is mild and it is not so busy as the summer months. March arrives with a celebration of Festa della Donna […]

February : The magic of Carnivale !

Feb 18th, 2009 | By | Category: Our Blog

The good thing about living in Italy is that you go from one holiday to another.  Just as the Christmas season drew to a close in early January another one started—Carnival, the time of merrymaking.  I was surprised to know. after moving here, that Carnivale is celebrated throughout Italy, in all its towns and cities […]

Top Hats and Tiaras welcome in 2009!

Jan 18th, 2009 | By | Category: Our Blog

BUON ANNO a tutti!!    Welcome back and hope you all had enjoyable holidays.   How time flies.  It seems no time at all since we welcomed in the New Year in our lovely Piazza in Todi, amidst an array of top hats and tiaras with most people carrying a bottle of Prosecco (Italian sparkling wine/champagne). Corks flew in the air […]