A Bilingual Love Story

A Bilingual Love Story

A Bilingual Love Story

When you hear the words love and story I bet you start thinking about two people poetically in love. Add Italy and you can already picture the two of them sharing dinner at a ristorante like Lady and The Tramp with candles slowly burning between their glasses of wine. And even if a love story about Italy often involves a man with dark eyelashes and a charming accent, we'll leave the men for now.

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From London lawyer to Italian cashmere luxury label; the woman behind Lois Avery

From London lawyer to Italian cashmere luxury label; the woman behind Lois Avery

How to go from London lawyer to Italian cashmere luxury label?

If you follow Mammaprada on Instagram you’ll know I’m a huge fan of the beautiful Italian cashmere scarves of Lois Avery. I’ve met some of the most inspiring people in the last 3 years that I’ve been using Instagram and one of them is the lovely Jennie, Founder of Lois Avery.

She has the most dreamy, Italian feed, plenty of travel inspiration, shots of her super soft scarves and she shares her very personal journey of creating this amazing brand around her 3 children.

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Bilingualism: The Best Gift of All

Bilingualism: The Best Gift of All

Guest post by by Martha Miller

This week the wonderful author Martha Miller has shared her Italian story with us. Martha and her Husband, John sold everything and moved to Italy! How many of us would be that brave?

They were searching for adventure, but also the desire to feel settled in their community. To have a truly authentic experience not touristic one. So off they went!

I love this story and am slightly jealous we haven’t done this yet!

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Summer events in Italy - Turin Epicurean Capital

Summer events in Italy - Turin Epicurean Capital

What is Turin Epicurean Capital?

Turin Epicurean Capital is a 3 day event in Turin, Italy. The year 2018 marks the 5th edition of the festival and it will take place from 20-22nd June. I organize the event to help promote Turin and shed some light on our beautiful royal city that is still pretty much under the radar despite most famous Italian brands and products being born right here.

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Where's My Village? Mammaprada & Facebook

Where's My Village? Mammaprada & Facebook

Where’s My Village? Mammaprada & Facebook

Mammaprada is starting to build a bit of momentum and I would like to create more opportunities for us to share things with each other, chat, have fun and offer assistance or collaboration!

With that in mind I have in a moment of possibly sheer madness created TWO Facebook groups!

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Italian Summer Events - Turin Epicurean Capital

Italian Summer Events - Turin Epicurean Capital

What is Turin Epicurean Capital?

Turin Epicurean Capital is a 3 day event in Turin, Italy. The year 2018 marks the 5th edition of the festival and it will take place from 20-22nd June. I organize the event to help promote Turin and shed some light on our beautiful royal city that is still pretty much under the radar despite most famous Italian brands and products being born right here.

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18 Trips to Take in Italy in 2018 - Part 2

18 Trips to Take in Italy in 2018 - Part 2

Where to travel in Italy in 2018

Last week to lift our moods in dreary January I put together a list of 18 Trips to Take in Italy 2018!

Hopefully you have all now read Part 1, where you learnt about the first 9 destinations to add to your 2018 Italian Travel Wish List!

I wanted to help you explore areas you may not have heard of and this week is no different. 

So here are the final 9 destinations! I hope you enjoy them and get inspired! 

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18 Trips to Take in Italy in 2018 - Part 1

18 Trips to Take in Italy in 2018 - Part 1

Where to travel in Italy in 2018

To lift everyone's spirits after Blue Monday, what could be better than a bit of dreamy Italian holiday inspiration?!

I've put together a list of 18 Trips to Take in Italy 2018 to help you explore areas you may not have heard of. Where I know experts in these destinations I've asked them to tell us why their town/ city is wonderful.

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What to See and Do in My Favourite Italian City, Mantova (#DolceVitaBloggers)

What to See and Do in My Favourite Italian City, Mantova (#DolceVitaBloggers)

Great Italian Cities: Mantova

Many years ago not long after Mr Prada and I were married, we went on an Italian road trip.  What is most surprising is that we were still married at the end of the trip as we always argue in the car! This is of course his fault rather than mine! Being in a car with an Italian, especially when they are suddenly back in their homeland means all sorts of insane driving practices seep out! How we got to Mantova is beyond me but it is one of our most memorable trips. 

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Italy: Land of opportunity?

Italy: Land of opportunity?

Italy has been suffering from a mass exodus of its talented young people for over 20 years. In that time half a million Italians aged between 18-39 have left for other European countries. Youth unemployment stands at just under 38%. One of the highest rates in the EU.

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