Sunday, July 07

Meina, Italy

JULY 7 Independence PICNIC Meina

SUNDAY 7 JULY 12:00 - 19:00!

Democrats Abroad Italy and Easy Milano -
Invite Americans , partners and family to an all day POT LUCK picnic.

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Bring your favorite picnic food to share and throw your burgers/hot dogs or veggie choices on the BBQ prepared for you.

🎉 Games, prizes, best side dish and dessert contest, music, & surprises!

We offer a  fantastic location on Lago Maggiore at Meina in a boat club, including  soft drinks and cool water, indoor and outdoor tables, grills, bathrooms, changing rooms.  Beach for swimming or wading, bring your own floaties, friendly dogs invited! 

Includes optional, one hour boat ride along the scenic coastline past the Campari and Versace villas, Rocca D’Arona Castle and more. First come first serve. Departures at 4 pm and 5 pm. Maximum capacity per boat tour: 28 people, including babies.

🍺 ☕️Coffee and other drinks available for purchase at the boat club bar — or bring your own.

Auctions & prizes including:
- A dental cleaning & checkup provided by Dr Catherine DeFuria, American Prosthodontist
- A weekend in country house located 'Wine Country' south of Milan

Assistance to register to vote from

How to get to Meina on Lago Maggiore:

  1. Train via Arona 1h 39m. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Arona change and then Meina ( our location 800 m from train station $8. check on Trenitalia.) *The train service  between Arona and Meina is under repair and a  Bus service replaces train between Arona Meina please check the times.                   
    BUT Attn: Threatened National train strike on  Sunday!  Go to and click on menu, click on "linee e orari", click on "le nostre linee", where you will see the trains listed with either a green ball to the left (train going, no problems), or a yellow ball to the left (delays, strikes, problems, bus substitutes, etc.).

    Threatened National train strike on  Sunday!  Go to and click on menu,
     click on "linee e orari", click on "le nostre linee",
     where you will see the trains listed with either a green ball to the left (train going, no problems), or a yellow ball to the left (delays, strikes, problems, bus substitutes, etc.).

  2. Drive 51 min. Drive from Milan to Meina 43.3 mi. There is free parking at the venue
  3. Bus from Malpensa to Lago Maggiore. Tickets must be booked online no later than Saturday 6 July 2024.
  4. WhatsApp carpool group Join to offer or get a ride.

See the full list of directions from other Northern Italian cities here.

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 We recommend you bring your food with an ice pack, swimming suit, towel, hat, suntan lotion, ball, frisbee….

Adults $38 - Only American citizens may buy tickets.

Children under 12, $16  

Democrats Abroad and Easy Milano accept no responsibility for any injuries, weather conditions, food related illness etc.

No reimbursements, if it rains we will stay inside! Your funds will be used to get out the vote in this very important election campaign.

Can't attend?  You can still contribute to our efforts to help us Get Out the Vote for all US citizens living in Italy! Click here to make a donation to Democrats Abroad Italy. Thanks for your support!



Sunday, July 07, 2024 at 12:00 PM Rome Time


Location address will be provided in your RSVP email
Meina, MI 28046
Google map and directions


Nancy Fina
[email protected]

Buy tickets here!

$16.00 1- Children under 12 Ticket

$38.00 - 1 Adult Ticket

48 RSVPs