Live Interview with Tosca Radigonda on Italian Feelings

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in General Info, Culture | No Comments

We are super happy to have our dear friend and collaborator to Casa Chiesi join us in this visual presentation of what we like to call The Italian Feeling.

Tosca Radigonda is a commercial and editorial photographer specialised in children and baby lifestyle photography with a vast list of clients worldwide. In this Event we will concentrate on her wonderful Italian portfolio and gather some insight towards her passion for Italy (She is married to Angelo, who she met in Milan and has a son named Milan…need we say more?)
In the meantime you can check out her wonderful work on her web site:www.toscaradigonda.com

Casa Chiesi Business Cards!

Posted by on Oct 24, 2014 in General Info | No Comments

We got our brand new business cards!!! Yeah!

Genoa Flash Flood : Stuck again!

Posted by on Oct 10, 2014 in General Info | 3 Comments

Last night was quite a rough one here in Genoa. As you probably know I work as a consultant for a studio in Genoa which involves designing Cruise Ships since 1992. Back in 2011 on the day of my birthday a flash flood ran through the city creating havoc and blocking all transport in and out of the city. I was lucky enough to catch the last train to Milan but it took 6 hours to get back home (this usually is a 2 hour trip). Obviously it was a mess with my wife waiting to celebrate my birthday but having to delay stuff.

Here is a video that highlights the extent of what that was like:

Well now I am stuck again! Last night a flash flood covered the city again. To play it on the safe side I have taken the day off and laying low here in Camogli since they are expecting another huge storm to hit the city during the day.

On now on to some pretty impressive footage from last night:

Will try to re-enter Milan tomorrow by car! Let’s see how that goes!

Nazim

Fall is here: Chestnut Harvest

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 in General Info | No Comments

As most of you know we have the fortune of having a small country retreat up in Val Tidone which provides us with an escape valve to run away to over the weekend. One of the marvels that occur each year around the month of October is the arrival of fresh chestnuts in the back woods close to the house. These tend to be relatively small in size but quite tasty, to say the least. As you can imagine Betti can get a bit aggressive when it comes to picking them!

Old Fiat 500s-600s

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in Culture, General Info | No Comments

Ever since I arrived in this country I have always had one dream: buying an original Fiat 500 from the 50’s era. Yes, I know that I am not a car buff but once I saw one of these jewels roaming the streets of Milan I just had to have one! Considering that now it is an object that will catapult you towards Hipster stardom (obviously they have become harder to find!) it is a challenge to tear one of these baby’s away from the so called “in crowd”

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If you want to read up on the story behind these beautiful vehicles:
Wikipedia on Fiat 600’s
Wikipedia on Fiat 500’s

Maybe we can put a Casa Chiesi Logo on the side doors just like Herbie had!!!

Nazim

Welcome to Casa Chiesi!

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014 in General Info | No Comments

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It is with love and affection that we would like to invite you to Casa Chiesi!
After some major fussing, brain storming and dwelling on Google+ along with the encouragement of dear friends such
as Mia Voss,Chef Dennis Littley and Wayne Nix we have taken the plunge and decided to open Casa Chiesi.
We hope to be able to provide you with an insight to all things that make Italy wonderful in our eyes from the point of view of a couple that has been living here for the last 23 years.
Enjoy!! e che iniziano le danze! (and let the dance begin!!!)