The Ramundo Orlando family hails from Rome, Italy. They are dad Piergiorgio (an architect), Tiziana Pilone (a diplomatic attaché), and son Stefano (age 15), a student at Beijing World Youth Academy. The family first moved to Beijing four years ago, when Tiziana took up a position at the Italian Embassy. They are pictured here near their home in Palm Springs.
Favorite Family Restaurants
We like the Yunnan restaurant Middle 8. As for Italian food, the average Italian restaurant serves good meals for most people, but not Italians. However, Tavola is of a good standard, and new places like Eatalia and Mercante also deserve a visit.
The Dashilar neighborhood and Wudaoying Hutong near Yonghegong Lama Temple
Best Place for a Special Occasion
Homemade tiramisu and pizza from Pizza Plus
Favorite Day Trip
Favorite Way to Relax
Watching a movie at Mega Box Cinema in Sanlitun. We attended the European Film Festival there, which was actually very good.
Best Place to Play Outdoors
798 Art District and Sanlitun Village
We do a lot of sports. Stefano plays football at school with the BWYA team. He used to train with O’le Football Club and has also taken tennis courses at Broadwell Tennis Club.
Discovering restaurants on Saturday night and enjoying a pancake breakfast together on Sunday morning
Rainy Day Activity
We use the club facilities at Palm Springs, where we live.
photo by SUI