Epiphany 2016: An appointment with the pignarûi (bonfires) in Friuli Venezia Giulia

A regional tradition that’s very still very loved and celebrated

During this period in the Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, in the days of the 5th and 6th of January, we celebrate a tradition that has Celtic origins, adapted then to Christianity, and still in use today. During these two days bonfires (called pignarûi) are built with wood and branches (and often they place a…

Trieste : Barcolana 2015 – 47th edition

A thousand events to experience

From the 2nd until the 11th of October, Trieste hosts the Barcolana, one of the most important International sailing competitions (I had already told you about it in an old post). On this occasion my city is an explosion of life, Boats of every size and model. Professional sailors, competitive, fierce and ready to face…

A look around second-hand markets in Friuli Venezia Giulia

Some advice for who stayed in town

By know you know my passion for secondhand markets…but you might not yet know where to go and look, if you’re in Friuli Venezia Giulia, and don’t feel much like going to the beach. I suggest you go and discover new places, and maybe find a few bargains. If the right season for these markets…

Pitti Uomo 16th-19th June

Discovering new suggestions…

Pitti Uomo is about to end, with its incredible collections and trends. In these marvelous fashion occasions I love observing the extravagance, the eccentricity and the personality of each of us. I love sitting on the edge of a sidewalk to discover new trends, away from the runway. I observe ordinary people, their dress code…

Modepalast Wien

Design, fashion and creativeness

  Eager for a change, I started looking on the web for something to keep my curiosity satisfied. What did I find? Modepalast, an international fashion design event. Young designers from Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Serbia, Croatia and Bulgaria all locked up in a historical building in the centre of Vienna, all united in a…

On Opicina’s tram

It seemed a day like any other, instead…

  In Trieste there’s a very special tram, that since 1902 has connected the centre with the plateau. It’s special because it’s the only tram in Europe that goes up a 800 meter slope (with up to 26% inclination), so steep that the wagon needs to be pushed up hill and restrained when going downhill,…