Friday, 18 March 2016

Make your kid a great Pizza Maker -ATELIER PIZZA at LUIGIA 's on April 6th from 3p.m. till 5.30p.m. for kids 6-10 years old

What a great opportunity for your kids to learn how make the real Neapolitan Pizza at Luigia's,  the coolest and most famous pizzeria in Geneva !
The Piccolo Pizzaiolo is a great Pizza Atelier for kids from 6 till 10 years old , organized by the "Gruppo Genitori Ginevra" who promotes Italian culture , language and traditions , note however this atelier is open to all kids, not only to the Italian ones :) !
This great atelier will take place at Luigia 's in Rue A. Lachenal 24 , 1207 Geneva on April 6th from 3 till 5.30 p.m. ; its costs is about 15 CHF/child , a discount is applied for the members of the association. At the end of the atelier , kids will certainly eat their creations and will receive a T-shirt to remember this experience.
Worth going! There is a limited number of seats available and booking is required at or at 0796280347

Thursday, 17 March 2016

How to enjoy Italy's largest Fair : St. Joseph 's Fair in La Spezia - over 650 stalls and great bargains March 18th -20th

This is an original way to spend a week end in La Spezia , the gate to 5 Terre, 5 -6 hours driving  from Geneva, visiting the St Joseph's Fair, the largest in Italy with over 650 stalls that takes place every year in honor of the Saint patron of the town, this year the Fair takes place from March 18th till March 20th .
It will take almost one full day to see all stalls , it is several kms if you put one after the other. You can find and buy everything at the fair and make great bargain especially in clothes, leather handbags and many other leather items such as jackets, wallets, shoes, all type of household articles , and so on.
view of the stalls

La Spezia waterfront where the Fair is installed

Most stalls sell high quality products , and quite many sell branded clothes at extremely low prices (-50%-70% retail price) because either they come directly from Italian factories or are from the past season.

Many stalls are on the beautiful La Spezia seaside promenade so while you browse for bargains you can also enjoy the view and the sea breeze. 
I would definitively recommend to go there, however if you go plan your trip in advance and ensure you find an hotel in the city center because the Fair paralyzes the town and it's impossible to move around by car.

La Spezia is the starting point to visit 5 Terre so you can spend one day  in town and one day visiting the beautiful 5 villages on the sea, one of the most beautiful Unesco Heritage.

Here is useful addresses: La Spezia Tourist Office  .

Friday, 11 March 2016

For the Chocolate Lovers -FESTICHOC, Chocolate Festival , in Versoix on March 12th and 13th -FREE entry

I love this Chocolate Festival ,also called Festichoc that takes place each year in few weeks before Easter in the Espace Lachenal in Versoix, 15 minutes drive from Geneva  ! I'm sure that you will love it too, this Festival hosts 25+ Chocolate producers that exhibit and sale their productions in the course of the two days.
chocolate sculptures at Festichoc from
This year the Festival starts this Saturday , March 12th at 10a.m. and ends on Sunday at 5 p.m.; the program is full of interesting events such as chocolate cooking classes, chocolate sculptures and chocolate workshops for kids.The most interesting activity is the visit of Favarger Chocolate factory that can be reached from the festival via  the "Chocolate touristic train".
The Festival is free of charge, to visit to the Faverger factory costs 10 CHF/person and it's free for children under 12 years old; children's workshops cost 7 CHF/child.
A great way to spend some hours this week end , worth going!
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