Pop the Prosecco, Italy is giving quarantine the boot for UK visitors from tomorrow.
All of which means we can make good on our a dopo and a piu tardi vow the last time we met in Bergamo.
That translates to ‘see you later’, which actually means more like ‘see you soon’.
The Orio al Serio Airport was the last I saw of Il Bel Paese nearly a year ago. You may know it as Milan Bergamo.
Of course, Bergamo is a joy to behold and a story to be told in itself.
And it would be my recommendation to stay and take in the charms of the Citta Alta and Citta Bassa, the high and low cities that make up this captivating citta.
Milan and a passion for fashion
Do, of course, feel free to check out its big sister Milano particularly as we are heading into L’Autunno, Autumn and the famous Milan Fashion Week.
All the beautiful people will be stepping out on the runway at Milan Spring/Summer 2022 fashion week from September 21-27.
And I hear that bandanas are in this year).
We hear 42 out of 61 brands will be hosting live physical shows.
From Italian luxury brands including: Fendi, Prada, Armani, Moncler, Versace, Salvatore Ferragamo and Dolce & Gabbana.
FOMO and Lake Como
The Rich Set go for their R&R to Lake Como but it’s by no means beyond your reach.
And besides who says we can’t follow George and Amal around Europe’s hotspots… I have!
Their Italian back yard has its own swanky design with a new and immersive format in the historic centre of Como with the Lake Como Design Festival.
It will present The Originals, a selection of the best international design galleries of the 20th century, invited to reflect on the theme of icons and their interpretations.
This year, exhibitions will take place inside the Palazzo Mantero.
The historic headquarters of Mantero, the biggest silk producer on Lake Como.
It will also be the first time the Palazzo has been open to the general public.
And where to stay?
The Grand Hotel Tremezzo is showcasing Giacomo al Lago.
It is Lake Como’s first lakeside fish restaurant, and new mindful wellness rituals at the Grand Hotel and Villa Sola Cabiati.
As well as Sense of Lake, the Grand Hotel’s all-Italian digital boutique.
It offers a bespoke collection that allows you to indulge in Lake Como living at home.
Visitors to the online boutique can expect a feast of fashion.
There’s locally crafted Como silk scarves, luxurious swimwear, beautiful kaftans, Murano-style glassware, Aqua Como candles, personalised luggage and much more.
So with Italy giving quarantine the boot then the fashionable North is worth checking out and spoiling yourself with a visit.
And who knows, you might very well see George and Amal at the big events or even strolling around the Lake.