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Christmas in Padua


December 11th, 2015

Friday 26th of November 2015: the opening ceremony of Christmas in Padua. In the program this year: Christmas lights all around the city, a tall solidarity tree, Santa Claus in Prato della Valle, bows on the monuments, choirs, traditional songs, children’s games and shows, theatre in piazzas, presepe, Christams markets, exhibitions, and many many more…... View Article

Two brothers and artisans, one passion: interior design


April 14th, 2015

My dear friends Marco and Alberto, two brothers living and working in Padua and owners of Almar (www.almaritalia.it), interviewed on their lifetime passion as artisans and entrepreneurs in interior design. “We love what we do and we dedicate to our job all our time (including our free time). We started learning about interior design at... View Article

Padua: traditions from the past and present


March 18th, 2015

My beloved mother in law Anna writes down some memories of her childhood in Padua, Veneto region. “My husband and I were both born in the 1950s in Padua, Veneto region, when the cultural and social transformation was very strong but we distinctly remember some old professions: • The knife grinder (el moleta in the... View Article

Villa Contarini: an architectural masterpiece


February 2nd, 2015

A tribute to Anna, my mother in law: Piazzola sul Brenta, a comune in the province of Padua (Veneto region) and her home town. Anna and her family moved to Padova when she was only 3 years old. From that day on and for many years she used to go back to Piazzola to visit... View Article

Charming Pedrocchi: vacanza italiana part five


January 23rd, 2015

The good thing about living away from your home country is that you can get married wherever you like. The good thing about getting married away from for your home country is that you have to go back to celebrate with relatives and friends that cannot come to the wedding. The even better thing about... View Article

New Year’s resolutions: vacanza italiana part four


January 19th, 2015

After a Christmas spent in my region we traveled to Padua to enjoy the other half of the holiday in the even colder north-eastern lands of Italy. For the last day of 2014 my husband and I stayed at home with his parents. New Year’s eve went by very quickly, a relaxed chatting morning and... View Article

University of Padua and Palazzo Bo


January 9th, 2015

The University of Padua is among the earliest universities of the world and the second oldest in Italy. The University of Padua is one of Italy’s leading universities and my second home for five amazing years. Below: Padua (Padova) – aerial view of the town Padua is the town that saw me growing up and getting a... View Article