gambasca

Continuing on with our stories of renovated villages I'd like to share with you the beautiful San Bernardo... I particularly love this hamlet in the mountains of Piemonte as it was the first time we came across an entire renovated community. Our new house in Veravo is a ten minute walk from the stunning Colletta […] Read More

sambuca

Sambuca Throughout the month of November, BootsnAll is inviting bloggers from around the world to join them in a daily blogging project – the 30 Days of Indie Travel Project Day Twenty :  Drink - Sambuca During our years at Borga Nari there was one drink that became an institution for us. It got us […] Read More

Throughout the month of November, BootsnAll is inviting bloggers from around the world to join them in a daily blogging project – the 30 Days of Indie Travel Project Day Four:  Kindness Arriving in a new country  can be a shock, although we planned and my husband spoke fluent Italian things were still difficult to […] Read More

A few nights ago I came across the video we took during our time at Borga Nari. I thought I had lost it all, so I have been happily reminiscing with Sam. Carina is of course much older now but she loves watching herself in these video's. I thought I'd share them with you  (hopefully […] Read More

We were delighted when we explored our new home to find a number of frescoes. The most vivid fresco we found on the wall above a tiny balcony was funnily enough disfigured by the electricity company running pipes through the edge of it. There was no way to reach the balcony other than through the […] Read More

The Italian pace of life We are learning to slow down and shop in bulk.  I keep thinking we’ll get the internet soon and I’ll be able to email but that still looks like a long way off. We sent an email a few days ago from the library in Saluzzo, 4 floors full of […] Read More

Well we have found our home in a tiny mountain town called Gambasca, we both love it and in the agents car on the way up the mountain we could hardly contain ourselves. We are now officially living in Italy. Buying a house in Italy is a curious process, everyone dresses up and meets at […] Read More

Today we put a deposit on our house which is about 3 kms out of the town of Gambasca, Piemonte. It is straight up a road that in some spots reminds me of Lombard St (the very crooked road in San Francisco). Are we nuts? Most certainly. Do we want to renovate this rustic farmhouse […] Read More