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Standing in the Street

Published on 22/01/2014 By Fabio

standing in the street

Italy, around Christmas 2012. It was night and cold. My dad got a flat tire and my sister had just got a new camera with many built-in photo filters. I got to stand in the middle of the street alerting approaching cars. Not an unforgettable Christmas, but much better than the previous one.

Thanks sister for the picture.

Befriending Milan, part 2

Published on 21/03/2012 By Fabio

Welcome to the second part of my attempt to discover what Milan has to offer! In the first part I talked about a few city attractions, but I left out the most important one: its fabulous cathedral, or Duomo. Again on a bike, of course.

milano duomo bicycle


Befriending Milan, Part 1

Published on 16/03/2012 By Fabio

Do you all know where I am from? I bet you do. In case you don’t though, my blood is Italian: born and raised there. More specifically, I come from Rome. There’s something unique about Rome, something special, something that you can’t describe but which makes you fall in love with it.

Just as the two Dutch “defining cities” are Amsterdam and Rotterdam, with their love-hate relationship, Italy’s other side of the coin is Milan. People in either town naturally grow up with some kind of negative prejudice about the other one, and I’m no exception to it.

For the first time in my life, I spent a weekend there visiting a friend. I had the opportunity to be a tourist in Milan and find out more about its secrets.

milan sforza castle


Merry Christmas 2011!

Published on 25/12/2011 By Fabio

christmas tree italy

Time with family? Lots of food? Religious climax? Consumerist feast? Whatever it means for you, I hope you have a nice time around this time of the year!