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  • I lived in Milan for more than two years and despite its reputation as a high powered business destination, there really are a few great sites to see. For most, it’s just a layover destination as they connect to Venice or Florence. But here are a few reasons why spending a day in world’s fashion capital is worth it. Coffee Start your day at an authentic Italian coffee bar. If you want to blend in…

  • When I was living in Italy as an expat, Tuscany became our escape from the hectic and hurried life of Milan. After a few visits, we considered ourselves “locals,” so staying in a tourist hotel was beneath us. That’s when I discovered the Tuscany agriturismo culture.  Read more: What I Learned After Moving Abroad With Kids Agristurismi are accommodations on a working farm in Italy. The agriturismo program was codified by the government in 1985…

  • As much as I travel, I still find it very taxing to wade through all of the hotel reviews to really get a feel for the comfort of the accommodations. And the catalog of Italy rentals is overwhelming. On this last trip to Umbria, we decided to rent a private villa in Italy for the week since we were traveling with another family. Unlike most tourists who think “I won’t be in my room that much”, we’ve…

  • As a former Italian expat, I was excited to go back “home” and tour some of the luxury wineries and resorts in Tuscany and Umbria. When people think Italian wine, their first thought might be the robust Chiantis of Tuscany. Having lived in Italy, I kind of felt “been there, done that.” But on my return, I was excited to learn, and taste, how Tuscany is embracing luxury wine travel. My adventure began at the…

  • 36 Hours in Milan

    by mom

    Since I lived in Milan, I often get asked, “What are the top attractions I should see in Milan?” Milan may be the world’s fashion capital but there’s much more to this city than haute couture. Milan is home to some of Italy’s most famous architecture and art. On your next European trip, opt for a two-day layover and experience this Northern Italian gem. Read more in my article on LuxeGetaways.

  • When I lived in Italy, my favorite day trip was to Lago Maggiore. While most of our visitors begged to visit the iconic Lake Como, I always insisted a trip to Lake Maggiore would not disappoint. And it never did. While most visitors to Northern Italy flock to Lake Como in hopes of catching a glimpse of the island’s most famous resident, George Clooney, many are missing out on what is truly the region’s most…