Photo by Artur Dancs

Just a “Thank you!” note

When Somewhere In Northern Italy.com was close to hitting the count of 9,000 visitors I thought it would be nice to write a note of appreciation to all of you and post it when we hit the magical 10,000. But I missed that because the visitors just kept flowing. And all-of-a-sudden I found myself looking at the stats amazed and overjoyed, now approaching 12,000 hits. … Continue reading Just a “Thank you!” note

Photo by Artur Dancs

Crema – “So what does one do around here?”

“Wait for the summer to end” ?!…. Definitely not. Crema is enchanting anytime but if one wants to see it in its splendor, would need to visit in the summer. The sundrenched piazzettas in the morning crisp with the intense smell of the espressos infusing the morning air from the open doors of the coffee shops. The tiny and crooked alleys, the cobblestone streets telling … Continue reading Crema – “So what does one do around here?”

Photo by Artur Dancs

Moscazzano – beyond the villa

My visits to Moscazzano were not only about the Villa Albergoni. I enjoyed spending some time with the young mayor of the commune, Gianluca Savoldi who told me about his love for his hometown and the history of the place. He proudly mentioned the name of the famous Italian engineer, Arturo Caprotti who was born in Moscazzano in 1881. In 1921 the first steam locomotive … Continue reading Moscazzano – beyond the villa

Piave Memoriale

Pandino – the confession at the Piave Memoriale

It’s obvious that following Elio and Oliver to Pandino the first thing will be to take a selfie with the Piave Memoriale. … and a quick shot of the piazzetta where we’ve seen Oliver entering the tabaccheria for some Gauloises Blondes… Half-way between Crema and Milano, Pandino offers the typical Italian small-town charm to its visitors. The Visconteo Castle and the Santa Margherita church are … Continue reading Pandino – the confession at the Piave Memoriale