First Steps with iPhone 4 in Italy

Having resisted the temptation to go for an iPhone 3, I capitulated and went for an iPhone 4, signing along the dotted line of a Vodafone contract last week. What convinced me to go for the iPhone 4?

Ballooning Over Tuscany

I like the idea of doing something different on holiday, and although I’ve never done it, I can think of nothing quite as appealing as the idea of floating silently over Tuscany in a balloon.

Italy Map plus YouTube Videos

If you are looking to while away a few minutes, perhaps while waiting for an important phone call or suchlike, and you are thinking about coming to Italy for a summer holiday, then this Italy map link might prove fun.

Images of Cogne, Val D’Aosta, Italy

Charming Cogne

I recently wrote about my visit to the lovely village of Lillaz in the Italian Alps last weekend. Well, down the road from Lillaz is Cogne – which has, apparently, been discovered by Russians.

Snow Shoe Hike, Lillaz, Near Cogne 2009

Lillaz near Cogne, Italy

Last weekend I escaped to the mountains to stay with a couple of friends in a dinky little apartment they have rented in a tiny little village in the Valle d’Aosta area of Italy called Lillaz.

Back in a Week or So

Blog from Italy is going on a short holiday, but normal service will be resumed towards the end of August. In the meantime, if you are not on holiday yourself, why not have a dig around Blog from Italy.  You should find one or two posts interesting, and please leave comments.  I’ll reply once I’m […]

Marvellous May

May in Milan is a wonderful month. It’s when the balmy weather starts to kick in, just before the steaminess of late June, and the just about unbearable heat of July. The temperature hovers around 24 or 25°C in May, and those from northern European nations will find that coats are just not necessary. Jeans can become […]

Small, Furry, and Black

The weekend coming up is a holiday weekend here in Italy, and this means that, weather permitting, the roads may well be rather chaotic. Anyway, despite the probable impending road chaos, a friend of mine has asked me if I want to go with him to the Verdon gorge just across the Italian border in […]