#CulturedKids February 2018

#CulturedKids February 2018

Welcome to February’s edition of #CulturedKids!

Since last month’s link-up, here at the home of the Pigeons we’ve been hunkering down, getting into the routine of school and work – and living off the memories of our fantastic ski trip to Passo Tonale in Italy. If you thought that ski resorts had little to offer culture-vultures, you’d be wrong. Passo Tonale, on the Lombardy/Trentino border, was the site of territorial conflict between Italians and Austrian forces. Until 1918 it was under Austrian rule, and visitors can still see the underground tunnels built by Italians during WWI. You can read a little more about the town’s history in this post.

Passo Tonale

Passo Tonale’s war memorial, where the bones of Italian soldiers are interred.

Inspired by the Christmas festivities we witnessed in the Alps, I posted about some of the winter traditions in Italy. Pannetone, saunas and a Christmas witch, anyone? For this month’s #CulturedKids, though, I thought I’d take a look back at a trip we made at the end of last year, to Warwick Castle. Our visit to this part of the world – known as Shakespeare’s England – was so rich with history and cultural nuggets, that I’ll be posting again soon, about parts of the trip I haven’t covered yet on the blog.

I had a great time reading the posts that linked up last month. They were a particularly fine bunch. One that stood out in particular for me, was a family-friendly tour of Montgras Winery, in Chile’s Colchagua Valley. Thanks to the Family Voyage for sharing this particular tale with us, including tips on where to stay. The wonderful Hilary Style gave an insider’s guide to Los Angeles and where to get your cultural fix. Oregon Girl Around the World showed us some beautiful, fresh artwork from the streets of Paris – all of which came with a story.

What have you written about this month? Do head over to Catherine’s Cultural Wednesdays, where you can add your post to the #CulturedKids link-up.

Can’t wait to read them.

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