It’s a long weekend here! I love it when a holiday falls in the middle of the week. It’s a great excuse to take an extra day off. Today, the 6th is San Nicolò celebrating the patron Saint of Lecco and the 7th is a local holiday in Milan for Sant’Ambrogio, the city's patron Saint. Wednesday the 8th is the Immaculata and like many religious holidays is also a national holiday in Italy. Since I live and work in both cities, I’ve got days off. It’s a great way to start the holiday season!
In this issue of the newsletter there is an updated guide to Christmas markets and gift giving for Italophiles. I also share some insights on Post Pandemic Fashion and have started compiling a guide for the 2021-2022 ski season.
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Wishing you all the best for a happy and healthy 2022!
Italy has some of the best Christmas markets with handcrafts, food and gifts. Consider taking a trip to discover a new town and do your Christmas shopping! Take a day trip from Milan or fly into Linate or Malpensa airport and use Milan as your starting point to travel to Christmas markets in northern Italy.Read more
There are a lot of ski resorts near Milan, but what will the 2021 – 2022 ski season in Italy bring us on the slopes this year? Because of the worldwide coronavirus crisis, we have become accustomed to a different kind of mask and gloves! This year, like last year, the ski lifts in Italy will reopen with new rules and safety measures. Read more
The best gift for the Italy lover is one that makes them remember their visit with fondness or feel proud of their Italian heritage. This gift guide will help you find the perfect gift for your loved one who loves Italy! Read more