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Vivaitalia (Britalia) Club this December 2016

Welcome to December

Here we go! It is the final month of the year and what a year it has been! Although it is good to reflect, it is even more productive to plan for the coming year, blank pages ready to fill with lots of wonderful activities. Special thanks to everyone for supporting the Vivaitalia meetups, walks, cinema trips and restaurant occasions. We hope to do even more in 2017. Thank you also to Rosemary of the Benvenuto Club in Sanremo for sharing and supporting our news too. What a lively, interesting and caring expat community we are!

Whatever your plans are for the upcoming celebrations, have a wonderful Christmas and a terrific New Year! La Bella Vita! La Bella Italia! #VivaitaliaClub

Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo


* Vivaitalia Goes Indian this Christmas, in Sanremo: Save the date: Saturday 10th December - We thought it would be a good idea to have a change this Christmas... With all the usual and beautiful expat events taking place in the area, we didn't want to do the usual traditional Christmas outing. One of the things most expats say they miss when they leave the UK for example, is a good curry! See Full details

We hope to be back at Bar Scirocco in Portosole, Sanremo in 2017. We had a fun and lively meet up in November which took place just after the American election, so the conversation was... 'interesting'. Thank you to Erica and her team at Scirocco for looking after us. See PHOTOS.

* Vivaitalia Bordighera Apero Evening: Friday 30th December, starting at 6.00 pm. With people being in different places on New Year's Eve, we thought we would have one more meet up before the end of the year at our winter residence with Vanda and her Prestige Bar near the church in Bordighera Town. As always you are welcome to stay as long as you like and enjoy chatting with new and old friends! Our November Apero was very special and so much fun! See PHOTOS


* Cinema Cristallo - English Film Night: Saturday 17th December.

The film is 'Sully - Miracle on the Hudson' - From Oscar-winning director Clint Eastwood

Starring Oscar winner Tom Hanks * and Aaron Eckhart * and Laura Linney

On January 15, 2009, the world witnessed the “Miracle on the Hudson” when Captain “Sully” Sullenberger glided his disabled plane onto the frigid waters of the Hudson River, saving the lives of all 155 aboard. However, even as Sully was being heralded by the public and the media for his unprecedented feat of aviation skill, an investigation was unfolding that threatened to destroy his reputation and his career.

Video Preview HERE

Starts at 6.30 pm - Film length 1 hr 36 mins.
Venue: Cinema Cristallo, Dolceacqua.

We enjoy going for a meal/pizza afterwards so why not join us. Email me to let me know if you would like to go to the restaurant so I can book a table for us. The restaurant keeps a tab of individual orders which makes it nice and simple.


Christmas Market Dolceacqua: 10th and 11th December. Dolceacqua has a festive Christmas market taking place on the Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th December in piazza Garibaldi and piazza Mauro starting early until 7 pm. There will be something for everyone. Full details (in Italian)


Charity Malar Trust

Last year on behalf of one of our lovely expats Maureen, we collected pens, pencils, crayons and little books so she could take them to India to a charity she and her husband Ernesto give their very own time to. The charity is Italian Registered and you can see the work they do here:

Owing to transportation issues and cost, Maureen has suggested that it will be easier if money was given, so they can buy exactly what is needed when they arrive in India. Maureen and Ernesto will be travelling to India mid January, so you can contact Maureen directly for more information and to know more about their cause and mission. Email:


Come and meet your friends and make new ones too as we engage in a lively fun evening. Everyone is welcome!

We look forward to seeing you very soon!

Anna Fill
+39 339 724 8538

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Any existing links to Britalia.Club will be ongoing. Even with a name change we are still the same group with the same principles and same mission: To meet like-minded people from all over the world who enjoy meeting others and sharing experiences in Bella Italia.

We as a club believe in being a part of the local community by supporting the local community.

For The Riviera Woman December Newsletter: HERE

Wednesday, 30 November 2016    Section: Events
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