Giro d’Italia is soon coming to Lanzo!

I’ve been taking some pictures of Lanzo lately, since the small town is full of pink bicycles and other pink decorations… It’s all happening thanks to Giro d’Italia. It feels almost like being part of a big wedding party while driving or walking through our little town these days. Everything is so pink! And everything…

The travel must come to an end!

I’m gonna wake up quite early tomorrow morning, to grab the plane from Kristiansund to Oslo. The travel has come to an end… I’ve seen a lot more of Norway than after one of my usual trips back home. I’ve met old friends that I hardly ever see and I’ve met new and interesting people….

Exploring the town of Saluzzo

As I told you before, yesterday I woke up in Saluzzo. I had finished my job as a Norwegian guide, and wanted to take a look at Saluzzo before going home. I also went to visit the castle of Manta, which is located further up the road.   I was awaken by the cows on…

Bussana Vecchia – from Earthquake struck Town to Artistic Paradise

While I lived by the sea, I went back to one of my favourite places in the hills. The very small town Bussana Vecchia. In 1887 a violent earthquake struck the hinterland and only ruins were left. Some time after several artists started to make the town alive, and today you´ll find many interesting artistic…

Wonderful small towns in the Ligurian alps

I’m not the most patient person when it comes to beach life. Therefore I’ve been often striving to visit some of the really amazing towns surrounding the Ligurian seaside.     Since yesterday was rather cloudy, I decided to take my mother to see some of my favourite places up in the hill. On the…

Visiting the furniture exhibition near Milan

Today I went to see the furniture exhibition called “Il salone del mobile” near Milan. It was a huge exhibition filled with all kind of furniture design and most of all; pure luxury! In this exhibition area you can see all the important brands within furniture design. One of them is Thonet, that builds furniture…

Visiting La reggia di Venaria Reale

La reggia di Venaria Reale is the hunting castle of the Savoia royalty. It has been renewed and is today a very popular tourist point. It´s so popular that they have even made a new big parking for all the visitors. Yesterday was one of those rainy Sundays where you either stay in the house…

The Antique Shop in Turin

Every Thursday I go to an Antique shop in Turin. Not to buy or restore furniture, but to teach Norwegian to the owner. It´s quite seldom that an Italian person wants to learn Norwegian, but Angelo is actually soon moving to Oslo… In his shop there are many funny objects. I found these really old…

The horse statues of Turin

Turin is known for it´s beautiful open places and many statues. It is the city of horses made as beautiful bronze sculptures. I decided to write a little bit about the horse statues, to make you know even more about the history of this fantastic city. “Caval ëd Bronz” (The Bronze Horse) is the Piemontese…