Tag: Italian Riviera

[Yet another] Postcard from Alassio: Part II

As a child aged 8 I spent a wonderful holiday in Laigueglia, Italy, with my family. My fondest memories are of the guys selling warm jammy donuts on the beach, sadly no longer in evidence. Amazingly, the small, family-run hotel we stayed in is… Continue Reading “[Yet another] Postcard from Alassio: Part II”

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

Like last week, I’m still revisiting 2017 and a trip to Alassio while we’re enjoying the self-same hotel in 2022. During my beloved’s recuperation from his broken leg, we’ve had an ongoing joke that I’ll deserve a break when he’s finally back on his… Continue Reading “One from the vaults – Things my beloved says: “Would you like to go away next week?””

Postcard from Alassio

We’ve rather come to regard Alassio as our home from home, it is after all only 80 minutes by car from us. It was the first place we were happy to stay at post the last Lockdown, largely because the Covid rules in Italy… Continue Reading “Postcard from Alassio”

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: Reasons why we love visiting Alassio in Italy

We’re actually in Milan meeting with clients today nonetheless here’s my final repost which is from April 2018. We often spend a day or even a couple of days away in Italy, in Alassio. My youngest sister asked me why we go there so… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Reasons why we love visiting Alassio in Italy”

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?””

Looking for Lavender

As the Tour de France peloton rides adjacent to Provence’s famed fields of lavender, I thought I’d explore the French and Italian Riviera’s lavender heritage, when and where to see lavender in bloom, plus where to buy lavender-based products. Think of lavender and your… Continue Reading “Looking for Lavender”

Thursday doors #63

We’re ignoring the Italian exclusion zone and popping over into Liguria for a few (more) Italian doors. The Italians do great doors. Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favourite door photos from around… Continue Reading “Thursday doors #63”

Trip to Sanremo

The first of this year’s Monuments (five oldest one day bike races), La Primavera goes from Milan to Sanremo. A parcours of almost 300km and, aside from the Turchino, all the hills are in the last 60km. I should add these are not difficult… Continue Reading “Trip to Sanremo”

Reasons why we love visiting Alassio in Italy

We often spend a day or even a couple of days away in Italy, in Alassio. My youngest sister asked me why we go there so often. Fair point, why travel 90 minutes around the coast  – although it’s a lovely drive – to… Continue Reading “Reasons why we love visiting Alassio in Italy”