Tag Archives: Buon Natale

Babbo Natale invades Venice!

If you’ve ever been in Venice on the last weekend before Christmas you’d be forgiven for thinking that you’ve had one too many mulled wines as you’ll start to see double. Or maybe triple. In fact you’ll be seeing Santa … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Yellow

As the streets of towns and cities across Europe and America fill with Christmas trees, fairy lights and decorations, this week’s photo challenge theme is yellow! Yellow suggests various things to me – summer sun, sandy beaches and bananas – … Continue reading

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Dear Santa, Please would you nominate me for the Italy Magazine Blogger Awards!

Dear Santa, I know I’ve not written for a while but I’m loving your work! And have you lost weight? You’re looking great, the Arctic air obviously does wonders for you! Anyway, listen, as you know I’ve been a very … Continue reading

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Italian 101 – How to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

As the countdown to Christmas is now well under way it got me thinking (again!) – how do we wish someone a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year in Italian? If you ask the Google Translate boffins they … Continue reading

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