Dreaming of an Italian Wedding?

Are you dreaming of a fairy tale wedding in Italy? Well.. who doesn't dream of getting married surrounded by the rolling hills of Tuscany? Need I say more? We present to you, Irene, the founder of FairyTale Italy Weddings. She has been planning extraordinary weddings in Tuscany for 10 years. Her website is absouletly gorgeous and we think you will love it too. We had a little Q&A with her to ask some questions you might have. It went like this: Q: Can you share the story behind the founding of your wedding planning business? I’ve been working in the wedding industry for 10 years now. I was Event Manager in a 5 stars hotels in Florence for 7 years, that’s where I learnt how to plan and manage events of different types. Not only weddings but also birthday parties, anniversaries, baby’s showers, small corporate meetings etc. Weddings caught my attention and I started to think about quitting my job to become a wedding planner. This took me few years, I was mainly worried about not finding suppliers for my business. At a certain point, I decided to leave my job. This was the best decision ever and my business had excellent results from the beginning due to my expertise and past experience in the industry. Q: Can you share a memorable wedding moment that showcases the essence of your services? I think receiving hugs and compliments from our couples and their guests is what makes me proud of the work we did. Q: As a fellow female business owner (and mom) I understand the demands that having your own business comes with. How do you manage your work/life balance? It’s not easy to incorporate family with our job, especially when you are a female. Planners don’t have fixed times, we work 7/7 days a week, even during weekends, bank holidays, in the evening and at night. We’re not good housewives I’d say, I don’t find a lot of time to cook, clean the house or other. When we are less busy, we try to dedicate some time to our closest ones but our families need to be aware that we love our job as much as them. As a female entrepreneur, it’s a little bit harder to start a business. But, if that’s really what you want, nothing can stop a woman. Q: How do you believe collaborating with Tripsitta will benefit your clients? Sometimes our couples and guests bring small children with them to weddings. We always recommend having a babysitter to take care of them so everyone can enjoy the reception. Tripsitta provides experienced nannies that speak English (or other languages) to take care of babies. Parents can trust them and make sure that their children are in good hands. Q: What do you enjoy most about being a wedding planner? I love helping couples to plan their best day ever and make them happy. Moreover, I like meeting new couples and creating new designs and floral arrangements for every wedding. Every event is different and this is very exciting for me. Q: Where do most of your clients come from? Most of them are from the US and UK. Every now and then we have couples coming from other European countries, Australia, India, Dubai or other. Q: What are the most desirable locations for a Tuscan wedding? That’s hard to answer to this. Tuscany has more than 1000 wedding venues, they’re so many and it’s hard to choose even for us. There are farmhouses, country houses, villas, castles, hotels,… Our region offers so many beautiful places! Q: What are the Italian wedding day traditions? At the end of the ceremony, when the newlyweds walk back the aisle, we usually throw some rice. While at the end of the day, when guests leave, couples give some wedding favours to their guests. We call them bomboniere and, as per our tradition, they have sugared almonds inside (called confetti in Italian). It’s a way of thanking guests for being there on such an important day. There you have it! Please take a look at Irene's beautiful website and reach out to her for further information. We hope you enjoy the wedding of your dreams with FairyTale Italy Weddings

Unwind in Tuscany: Your Family Oasis at Podere Conti

Choose Tuscany For Your Next Family Vacation Tuscany stands as an unrivaled family destination, captivating visitors with its timeless charm and diverse offerings. From its rolling hills adorned with vineyards and olive groves, children can delve into the region's rich heritage, exploring ancient castles and indulge in delicious gelato. Meanwhile, parents can recharge amidst the stunning landscapes, savoring world-renowned cuisine and fine wines. With its year round mild climate, welcoming locals and a myriad of family-friendly activities, Tuscany promises an unforgettable adventure for all ages. With Tuscany in our minds, we are thrilled to unveil our latest collaboration with [Podere Conti] enchanting 200-acre estate nestled amidst the serene foothills of the Apennine mountains, boasting family-friendly Tuscan apartments, hotel rooms as well as a breathtaking wedding venue.

Babonbo - Innovative Travel Soultions For Families

Duygu Sefa on how and why she started Babonbo and her vision to relieve the stress of travel for parents!

Halloween Family Fun In Rome!

What's the most eagerly anticipated day of the year for our children, apart from Christmas? It's definitely Halloween! The spooky month is here, and Halloween is just around the corner. * Are you ready to roam the city and enjoy a multitude of exciting events while indulging in treats? If you're travelling to Rome with your family, check out these six fantastic Halloween activities for your kids! Halloween Party Let your children have a blast at this costume party. They can enjoy candies, play with balloon sculptures, and dance to their heart's content. This event is perfect for kids aged 3 to 6. Where: ROCCO TOYS ARDEATINA (Via Vittore Ghiliani 40) Date: Saturday, October 28th, starting at 11:00 am Cost: Free! Booking: Click here to book Halloween at Bioparco Imagine celebrating Halloween at the zoo with your whole family! The Bioparco of Rome is hosting a grand event for the Halloween weekend, featuring games, art labs, delicious pumpkin-based food, and special €10 tickets for kids up to ten years old. Plus, they get to see a variety of animals, which always brings joy to their faces. Where: BIOPARCO Piazzale del V.le del Giardino Zoologico, 1 Date: Saturday, October 28th, and Sunday, October 29th, starting at 11:00 am Cost: €10 for kids Booking: Purchase tickets directly at the location Halloween at Castello Farnese Why not spend Halloween in the spookiest location of all—a castle? Castello Farnese is a stunning venue for events, and this Halloween, they have a range of exciting activities planned, including castle tours, a captivating show with monstrous creatures, and creative workshops. Your little ones can even meet beloved characters like Wednesday Addams and Frankenstein! Where: CASTELLO FARNESE - Isola Farnese, Via Baronale, 16, 00123 Roma RM Date: Saturday, October 28th, and Sunday, October 29th, from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm (last entry at 5:30 pm) Cost: Kids €20, Adults €15 (special promo) Booking: click here to book Halloween at Parco Bonelli For next Tuesday, the Lampada Blu association has planned a super fun afternoon at the park to celebrate spooky day; don’t miss the “build your little ghost” activity! Stories of witches, baby-dance sessions and trick-or-treating are waiting for you and your babies at this wonderful Roman park. Where: VILLA BONELLI Municipio XI Via Montalcini 1 Date: Tuesday 31st October from 4.00pm Cost: free! Bookings: no reservation in advance needed Halloween at Zoomarine Are you children interested in magic tricks, fairy worlds and wizards? Then you must check out this event! The Zoomarine staff recreated the great Hogwarts, including a Harry Potter themed dinner and spells lessons. Your kids will even have the chance to assist an amazing show of lights and to participate in an interactive parade with their beloved character Willy Wonka. Where: ZOOMARINE Via dei Romagnoli, 00071 Torvaianica RM Date: Tuesday 31st October from 2.00pm Cost: 29€ full ticket; 15€ reduced tickets for kids up to 14 years of age. Bookings: click here to book Halloween at Museo delle Carrozze What makes all kids happy? A scavenger hunt, of course! Don’t miss the chance to have the best of fun with games, riddles and delicious snacks. In this stunning museum, your little ones will have the opportunity to explore among the ancient carriages and eventually find the sweetest treasure of all. Where: MUSEO DELLE CARROZZE D’EPOCA Via Andrea Millevoi 693 Date: Sunday 29th October – multiple shifts available! Cost: 10€ for children – entrance + scavenger hunt; 8€ for adults – entrance + tour; 4€ for children under 4 years of age. Bookings: click here to book

Tripsitta of the month - March 2023

And this November the Tripsitter of the month is... Alicia, from our Paris team! Alicia is a brilliant nanny/babysitter, originally from Spain, but based in Paris. Born in Tenerife, Canary Islands, and with also an English heritage, which makes her bilingual in both languages. She also speaks a bit of French. Alicia has 6+ years of experience within a childcare environment and with children aged between 8 months old and 11 years old. She has been working as a babysitter with us since 2021 and we only heard good things about her - in fact, Alicia is the candidate that received more positive reviews of all our teams in Europe! She is a very proactive candidate; someone who likes to play with all children and engage with them by creating fun activities. We couldn't be happier of having her in our team and we hope to keep living exciting experiences together! As a thank you from all the Tripsitta Team we are offering Alicia an Amazon voucher of 50 EUR! Congratulations again Alicia for being the Tripsitter of the Month! Keep it up!

CoWork-It Mamma: Childcare meets coworking for mothers

We are so happy to share this exciting news with all of you! The Florentine Magazine has posted an article about our new co-working project CoWork-It Mamma! International mums can now co-work while making sure their children are kept safe and entertained. The weekly coworking space in Palazzo San Niccolò made for mammas, called CoWork-It Mamma, is the brainchild of Emmy Yoshida, aiming to help mothers mingle while they work with kids kept entertained at the same time. Emmy tells us more about the English-language get-togethers for pioneering parents. We invite you to find more information about it on the link below:


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