Tag: Alassio

Trip to Alassio: Part II

A bit like the Romans many centuries before, the British in 19th century colonised both the French and Italian Rivieras. I’ve already written about their influence on the Cote d’Azur, here’s what happened across the border in Italy. The history of the English in Alassio… Continue Reading “Trip to Alassio: Part II”

Trip to Alassio: Part I

After his heroic efforts cycling in –  or should that be up and down –  Piedmont, my beloved felt in need of a few days of restorative farniente. There was only one place to go. Just over the hour from home, Alassio is a… Continue Reading “Trip to Alassio: Part I”

One from the vaults: Yet another trip to Alassio

Continuing my reposting about our many trips to Alassio while we’re there this week. This one’s from October 2018. The rationale for our most recent trip was a few relaxing days away so my beloved could use the hotel’s Thalassotherapy facilities to sooth his… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Yet another trip to Alassio”

One from the Vaults: Thursday doors #121

This week as I’m in Alassio, I’m re-featuring doors from there. Note, these are all in the same street! Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favourite door photos from around the world. Feel… Continue Reading “One from the Vaults: Thursday doors #121”

One from the vaults: Two becomes one

Continuing my reposts about Alassio where we’re enjoying a few days of lotus eating and Aperol Spritz drinking. This post is also from 2017.  Yes, this is a sad tale about separation and loss. My beloved had arranged a business meeting in Alassio on… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Two becomes one”

One from the vaults – Things my beloved says: “Would you like to go away next week?”

We decided to skip town for a few days of farniente in Italy. We’ll be enjoying a few days in Alassio, followed by a few more in Milan which will also include client meetings. Accordingly, while I’m away I’m reposting some of my earlier… Continue Reading “One from the vaults – Things my beloved says: “Would you like to go away next week?””

Postcard from Portugal (not): Part I

As you know, we were planning to spend Christmas and New Year in Southern Portugal. The choice of destination had been made by my beloved who’d booked the flights to Faro, booked the car hire and chosen the hotel (with my blessing). While we… Continue Reading “Postcard from Portugal (not): Part I”

Thursday doors #46

Would you believe it, I’m still featuring doors photographed on my last visit to Alassio, in Italy, which are all still from the same street! We’re enjoying our first Thanksgiving on Long Island and I hope you’re all having a great time too with… Continue Reading “Thursday doors #46”

Thursday doors #45

Today I’m featuring doors photographed on my last visit to Alassio, in Italy, which are all from the same street! Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favourite door photos from around the world.… Continue Reading “Thursday doors #45”

Thursday doors #44

Today I’m featuring doors photographed on my last visit to Alassio, in Italy, which are all from the same street! Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favourite door photos from around the world.… Continue Reading “Thursday doors #44”