Autumn in Bad Kleinkirchheim with good food, nature and thermal waters.

Summer is over…but holidays are not!

Did I have to turn 40 to discover the beauty of the mountains in September? It looks like it, also because if someone had suggested me a trip some years ago I would have answered “Absolutely not! If it isn’t winter, it’s sad to go in the mountains!” Well, today I can tell you that…

The September beauties of Alta Badia.

Discovering the good life in the mountains.

If thirty years ago somebody had told me that I’d have enjoyed going to the mountain during summer, I wouldn’t have believed them. To me, the perfect combo was sea and hot season, mountain and first colds. Yet, I decided to discover the beauty of the Dolomites in September, a time of the year overlooked…

Beautiful San Rocco in Brtonigla

I hide away in a marvelous boutique hotel an hour away from Trieste

This summer I heard a lot of things about my beloved Croatia and I can assure you that that hurt me because I am deeply in love with this beautiful land, as you know. One of the comments I heard the most, refers to the fact that, according to someone, it has become almost out…

Architecture itinerary in Trieste: discovering Liberty style as you walk around the city

Some more or less well-known places to see as you walk around the city

As you walk around Trieste you don’t always notice how many Liberty style buildings there are. Often it’s easier to notice the imposing neoclassic or eclectic style which tower over the streets and which are very common in Trieste. Liberty architecture in Trieste (known as Art Nouveau in English) was mostly used on residential buildings…

A trip to Styria part 2

Discovering the food, thermal baths and flowers of this wonderful land

I’m back after a short break J If you missed the first part of my trip to Styria, here’s the link. The next part of the trip to this Austrian region will be about its landscape and its lovely hills. Hills which welcome lots of farmland, with sunflowers, pumpkins, fruit trees, vegetables and, obviously, the…

A family holiday in Styria

A destination for every age

If you follow me on Instagram and Facebook, I’m sure you haven’t missed my last adventures in Styria. I’ve been there loads of times, and here you’ll find the links to some of the articles I wrote about this location: Styria, an Austrian Tuscany Buschenschank: Osmize in Styria! Seven things to do in Bad Radkersburg…

Sauris, 8 tips for a great experience

In Friuli Venezia Giulia to enjoy nature, food, hiking and…

A place filled with special surprises, like the isolated Germanic language area. This is where some families from the area of Tyrol and Carinthia took up residency; groups of people with German origin made this wonderful place their home. The language hasn’t changed since then, without any influence from surrounding languages, in fact they still…

Paper Engineer: Annalisa Metus is one of a kind in Friuli Venezia Giulia

Special artisans in the heart of Trieste

“How does Annalisa make a living with Art Attack?” It all started with my interest in discovering everything I could about the work of Annalisa Metus, class of 1978, with a great passion for colored cardboard. I had been keeping an eye on her for a while now! Her name kept popping up during cultural…

Špacapanova hiša, Komen’s restaurant in Slovenia

Tradition, territory and fabulous flavors

We’re just 20 minutes from Trieste and I suggest you reach this restaurant from the Monrupino border; from here we can start our trip to discover Slovenia’s flavors. Once you cross into Slovenia you’ll be surrounded by green countryside and along the road you’ll cross many little towns like Duttogliano. There’re loads of respect for…

Novi Sad. The little Austria in the Balkans

Here’s what you should see surrounded by the beautiful blue Danube!

Once I left the lovely city of Belgrade (LINK), I took about an hour’s drive to the second largest city in Serbia, the capital of the Voivodina region, which has almost 400 thousand residents. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Novi Sad! An undiscovered location until lately, it’s starting to flourish thanks to a nomination it…

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