Friday, 28 August 2015

How to visit Geneva's best attractions for free - FREE Geneva PASS on Sept 10th to all Geneva residents

I think this is a great initiative and I want to share it with you.
If you live in Geneva , and you plan to stay in Geneva on the long week end of the Jeune Genevoise , then on September 10th just pass by the Geneva Tourist Office in Rte de Mont Blanc 18  with an identity card proving that you live in town and you will get one day Geneva Pass for FREE
The pass is valid only for that day , on Sept 10th, the Jeune Genevois , and offers the possibility to take advantage of 40 attractions at discounted prices or  for free like  for example all the Geneva Little Trains tours, all public transports, all museums, boat cruises and many more.
Not to be missed if you are staying in town that week end.
images of different Geneva passes , from

Monday, 24 August 2015

How to learn everything about bats ; Geneva BATS NIGHT for adults and kids as of 6 years old on August 28th

Like every year also this year the Bats Night takes place in more than 50 locations in Switzerland .
In Geneva the Bats night is planned on August 28th at the Museum of Natural History in Rte de Malagnou n.1  in Geneva Champel from 8p.m. till 11.30 p.m.
© 2015 Natural History Museum, Geneva

The event is free of charge and anybody can attend, children are allowed as of 6 years old accompanied by an adult.During the Bats night , scientists and experts of these protected mammals guide the public through a night tour around the park of the museum to discover how bats live and fly and how to recognize them via the bat detectors.
During that nights many activities are organized in the museum, all around these animals.
If your kids like bats then I would definitively recommend this event; I took my son there a couple of years ago ; he loved it and I found the Bats night very well organized , we saw bats and enjoyed the explanations of the experts (watchout all activities are  in French)
Definitively something your kids will remember.
images from the Bats Night in Geneva  from

Craft Market Weekend in Puplinge (Geneva) on September 5th & 6th -More than 120 artisans

Come and see the Craft Market in the village of Puplinge , just few kms far from Geneva, on Saturday Sept 5th from 10 a.m. till 8 p.m. and Sunday Sept 6th from 10 a.m. till 6p.m.
There will be more than 120 artisans exposing their products! Kids workshops , food stalls and various entertainments are also planned through the two days .
one of the 120 stalls at the Puplinge craft market 

A very nice way to spend some hours and find original things to buy. The village can be easily reached by bus # 31& 33

Sunday, 16 August 2015

How to enjoy Italian Aperitivo and meet new people- Next event : August 18th at RooftTop42 in Geneva at 7.30 p.m.

When I moved to Geneva from Rome, back in 2004, one of the things I missed most was the Italian tradition of the "Aperitivo", that great habit to meet friends in a nice place or bar and have a chat in front of an apero, while tasting Italian tapas  the "stuzzichini" ,that in any typical Italian bar or pub normally come with the drink. Duringmy last 10 years in I truly missed that unique evenings  and their nice atmosphere !
Since last year, thanks to the initiative of a group of young Italians entrepreneurs, the  team of Quelli dell'Aperitivo Italiano , the Italian tradition of the aperitifs has become a reality also in Geneva.
The formula is very simple , the cost to attend the Aperitivo event is 25 CHF/person and includes one drink and the tapas  . Enrollment is open to anyone via their website. The Italian aperitifs normally take place every two months in very nice locations in Geneva and are accompanied by live music, net a very nice way to spend an evening and to meet new people, and why not, to improve your Italian.
I attended their last event which was linked to an exhibition of old Fiat 500 ,I enjoyed it very much and had the chance to meet interesting people.
Next event is planned on Tuesday August 18, at the Rooftop42 in the supercentral Rue du Rhone in Geneva,the view from there is break taking, do not miss it!