Zadar: what to do here?

From the Christmas markets to the discovery of the city without tourists.

Those of you that have been following me know that in April I’ve been to Zadar…here’s that story. Well, I wanted go back there in December, a month in which it’s easier to fully enjoy this beautiful city and its treats thanks to the lack of tourists. This time I stayed in an excellent 4-stars…

Dubrovnik: the gastronomic tour

Here is where to go!

Here we are! After having told you about Dubrovnik’s history and having shown you its beauties (here the link to the previous article), the moment has come to think about the real stuff: FOOD. Are you ready? It’s a long road, I’m telling you. Swing by Stara Loza,a fantastic restaurant where you can also sit…

What not to miss in Dubrovnik

A tour in the old city and on the cable car on Mount Srd.

Before starting this new adventure you have to really understand where we’re going: many people think that Croatia is really small and easily reachable…but that’s not the case! This trip took me to Dubrovnik, the main town of the Dalmatian region. If you want to get there by car, know that it is a 10-hour…

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…

Brda, relaxing at Gredič’s with a good Medot wine.

The Slovenian Collio always gives you strong emotions.

I love to check out new places close to Trieste where you can spend a nice weekend while relaxing and, why not, enjoying good food, and those who know me can attest that. This time, I am in Brda, the Slovenian Colllio, a fascinating place overlooked by gentle hills and vine rows; here, among wineries…

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…

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