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This Christmas we decided to go to Italy. The choice was not random since we have Italian friends there and invited us to spend together their Italian Christmas. Not at all a bad idea and so we started looking for flights England to Italy.
A very good choice for those staying Midlands is the Birmingham airport. We booked tickets with flybe from Birmingham to Milan.
Flybe is a low cost company, but personally I was very pleased with the service. I recommend wholeheartedly! Our destination was Delebio village near Lake Como 80 km north of Milan.
The flight was very interesting over the Alps real magic!
We arrived at Malpensa airport early afternoon and the weather was surprisingly mild like Greece. We waited for a taxi which took us to our friends in Delebio. The ride was beautiful as most of it was beside the lake and surrounding mountains covered in snow on the peaks. Arriving at the Italian village familiar smells of rustic fireplaces however invading the architecture which is quite different from ours. Italian houses are usually painted red and mustard yellow which makes the villages look lively. The next day was Christmas Eve and like in Greece all the shops are open that day until late afternoon. People come out doing shopping. exquisite Italian coffee. We visited a beautiful village of Chiavenna is very close to the Swiss border and St Moritz.
We ate at an excellent Italian restaurant with great views and fantastic food.
On Christmas Day the Italians as it happens everywhere they cook and eat with their family at home.
Their tradition is not turkey.As a starter we had Italian salami this is a classic thing they serve , then lasagna and pork with mashed potato. For dessert we had an Italian dessert called pantoro is something like bun that came with pastry cream that boosts the flavor. Excellent sweet! It goes without saying that we’d had many good Italian wines.
The Italians have a very nice culture of food. Eat and drink slowly. On Christmas day we began to eat at 13:00 and we picked the table at 21:00 in the evening (not bad).
Dawn Boxing day we took the car and went to a village of Varenna on Lake Como. It’s beautiful.