Villach, Christmas markets and 10 things to do!

An exhilarating weekend in Carinthia

For the second year running I packed my bags and headed to Villach, I couldn’t miss the official beginning of the Christmas season, when they light the decorations and start the Christmas markets J An event that starts with a wonderful show with dancers and music, a religious blessing and a countdown that ends with…

A minibreak coming up? Miss Claire has the right idea!

From the truffle fair to the capital of food and wine – Ljubljana, here are a few tips for a relaxing time

Ph. Jerian Sunday morning. I head straight for the first bakery I see and a few minutes later I’m walking along with a little bag filled with pink, cream and brown treats. I open it straight away, I just can’t wait! The scent of almonds reminds me of when I was a little girl. I…

Maria Theresa of Austria: a multimedia story on display in Trieste.

To the empress who turned the city into the Centrale European capital, Trieste dedicated an exhibition at the Magazzino delle Idee: have a preview of it with me!

She inherited the crown and became ruling Archduchess at the age of 23, and she forged the cosmopolitan and Middle European heart of Trieste. On the 300-year anniversary of her birth, Trieste dedicates a unique series of events to Maria Theresa of Austria. She never visited Trieste but during her reign the city went through…

The show Liberty at the stables of the Miramare Castle

A day in Trieste dedicated to history, art and the sea

It’s baking hot today, but that’s what summer is all about really. So, I decide to organize a “refreshing” day and visit the new show that just opened, about “Liberty and the European art revolution”, taking advantage of all the summer services that my city has to offer. I decide to reach the castle of…

7 things to not miss in Lignano Sabbiadoro

During the event Easy Fish I discovered a new side – and great food – of this seaside town!

  I was a guest at an incredible event recently! For a few days I explored – and tasted! – a different side of Lignano Sabbiadoro, thanks to Easy Fish, an Adriatic fish Festival that this years is at its third edition. An event that is signed by Fabrizio Nonis, a well known face from…

How would you like to spend Valentine day?

MissClaire’s suggestions to celebrate in an unconventional way.

When people ask “How will you spend Valentine day?” I always shudder because the 14th of February for me is a day like any other. But this year I find my mailbox filled with invitations to dinners and events and special offers for holidays. And when I read the word holiday, I start appreciating this…

A weekend of time traveling

The castle of Strassoldo (Udine) and the market stalls

It’s finally springtime and the first sunshine and the trees in bloom convince me to take a trip. I take advantage of the “Castelli Aperti” (Open Castles) event to go and visit the famous castles in Strassoldo. This small village in Friuli opens twice a year to the public: Palm Sunday weekend and the second-to-last…

“Le Vie delle foto” – the Photo routes – a collective photography exhibition

From the 1st until the 30th of April it will be on display in different places of the city.

It started 6 years ago with an idea of Linda Simeone, and “The Photo routes” was an immediate success. It’s a collective photography exhibition, with many different displays located in different bars and restaurants of the centre of Trieste, in which almost sixty photographers show their work. The main purpose of the event is to…