Luxury Italian Villa Holidays - Try Award Winning 'Bookings For You'

Luxury Italian Villa Holidays - Try Award Winning 'Bookings For You'

Luxury Italian Villa Holidays - Try Award Winning 'Bookings For You'

This week we're chatting to Jo Mackay of Italian Villa rental firm Bookings For You. Jo built her business from a love of her own family holidays in Italy to become a holiday specialist with beautiful villas available throughout the country and has now expanded into France. 

If you would like your holiday organised by someone who realises how special those precious weeks off are and considers it of upmost importance that your time is memorable, read on! 

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Bilingual Children - Week #9

Bilingual Children - Week #9

Bilingual Children - Week #9

This week on Bilingual Children I decided to actually interview my children about learning languages and their two cultures! 

You've heard don't work with children or animals... well I'd say there's some truth in it! 

Watch here to find out more and join in the discussion with your anecdotes on raising children with languages whether it be at school or home! 

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Inspirational Women - International Women's Day 2018: (#DolceVitaBloggers)

Inspirational Women - International Women's Day 2018: (#DolceVitaBloggers)

March: Inspirational Women - International Women's Day 2018: 

This month at #DolceVitaBloggers we're honouring International Women's Day by choosing 'Inspirational Women' as our topic! 

I've created a video this month and my Inspirational Women is the main character!

Take a look and please comment with your stories of the Inspirational Women in your lives! 

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World Book Day - Bilingual Children - Week #8

World Book Day - Bilingual Children - Week #8

World Book Day

This week in honour of the brilliant initiative World Book Day, we are concentrating on great bilingual books in a variety of languages. 

World Book Day is a day for celebrating anyone involved in the creation of books and stories and most importantly it’s a celebration of reading.

UNESCO have recognised it as a worldwide project to promote books and reading, and it's celebrated in over 100 countries all over the world.

The initiative has been running for 21 years and the next one will take place on 1st March 2018.

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Bilingual Children - Week #7

Bilingual Children - Week #7

Our Bilingual Week

This week we are back to sharing Our Bilingual Week with you, what we've been working on and our observations of our children's learning. 

Festivals

As we learnt last week from our mothers of bilingual children. Learning a language is about more than words. When you share your language with your child, you're sharing your heritage too. It's often hard to infuse the culture of the minority language in to your every day life but there are little ways to do this.

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8 Insights into British and Italian Style

8 Insights into British and Italian Style

8 Insights into British and Italian Style

As London and Milan Fashion Weeks are around the corner. I thought it would be interesting to look at the key differences in Italian and British style. The fashion houses themselves have a style set by whomever is the current designer but what are the real indicators of style that the average man/woman follows? 

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Bilingual Children - Week #6

Bilingual Children - Week #6

Our Bilingual Week

Welcome to week Six of Bilingual Children! Sadly this is the last week in our Series of speaking mums raising bilingual children! I hope you've enjoyed reading it as much as we have enjoyed sharing with you. 

This week we're looking at the reasons why it's important to us that our children are learning our languages and how to not give up in those difficult times. 

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Bilingual Children - Week #5

Bilingual Children - Week #5

Our Bilingual Week

Welcome to week FIVE of Bilingual Children! Last week I spoke with lots of mums raising bilingual children and asked them to share their challenges. They were very kind enough to be honest about the hurdles that they face and this week I’ve asked them to tell me about the different approaches that they use. 

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Bilingual Children - Week #4

Bilingual Children - Week #4

Our Bilingual Week

Welcome to Week Four of Bilingual Children! I've been really busy last month collecting feedback from other Bilingual Mums. So throughout February I will be sharing all of their challenges, different approaches and reasons for helping their children learn a second or multiple languages.

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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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Bilingual Children - Week #3

Bilingual Children - Week #3

Bilingual Children - Week #3

I recently asked other mums who are raising Bilingual Children if they could share their experiences, good and bad. I asked for tips and most importantly challenges, as we all know there are many!

Firstly I was amazed and delighted at how many of you came forward. However I also noticed that as usual us mums do worry if we are doing things the correct way or should have done approached this type of learning differently. 

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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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The Origin of Spaghetti and Meatballs - Donatella Polizzi

The Origin of Spaghetti and Meatballs - Donatella Polizzi

The Origin of Spaghetti and Meatballs - Donatella Polizzi

Is spaghetti and meatballs really Italian? It's delicious no doubt but there's a lot of snobbery around this dish and some quite extreme views on it's origin. I recently discovered the lovely Donatella Polizzi's posts on Italian food and culture on Facebook and she's agreed to share her knowledge here.

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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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Bilingual Children - Week #1

Bilingual Children - Week #1

Our Bilingual Week

I'm starting a new series on Mammaprada. Every Wednesday I will give you a little insight into our bilingual learning. What has challenged us and which products we've found useful. There will be some interviews with others raising bilingual children, an expert in the subject or a creator of a product or service which helps us all in raising our children bilingually. 

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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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Best Italian Ski Resorts - Bormio

Best Italian Ski Resorts - Bormio

The Best Italian Ski Resort - In my opinion! 

Bormio is one of those places you want to keep a secret! Papa' Prada has been coming here since he was six years old and we have been here together regularly for over ten years, more recently with our two children.

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