A trip to Bled: some things to see and do

Out to discover the natural wonders of Slovenia

If you’d like to spend a weekend immersed in nature, or even just a Sunday trip, here’s my suggestion: go visit the area around Bled. After a walk around the small town (with a stop to taste lovely typical pastries) we wanted to reach the island in the center of the lake, the only natural…

Garden Village in Bled : have you ever slept in a tree house?

A children’s dream (and not only) that come true

I’d been looking for a particular hotel for some time and finally I found one that suited my childish dreams: a wooden tree house! The Garden Village in Bled, a famous tourist town in Slovenia – characterized by a small emerald color lake surrounded by snowy mountains – opened little more than a year ago.…

Ljubljana: street food and great views (3/3)

Pivo & Burger Fest, an event organized in the market square

Every year in Ljubljana they host the Pivo & Burger Fest, a festival where all Slovenian producers  offer their home-made beer with wonderful burgers from the best restaurants in the area. Each of them has their own secret ingredient, some use truffle, some use special cheeses and others great bacon and there’s some who also…

Ljubljana: design, tradition and innovation (2/3)

Looking around the Slovenian capital

Ljubljana is a city that always keeps an eye on fashion and on the last trends and young designers. In fact there’s no shortage of shops that give space to new talent, like Zoofa, a “container” boutique dedicated to emergent and creative Slovenians, but not only. Browsing around the items on sale you can also…

Ljubljana: design and traditions, vintage and innovation. (1/3)

Looking around the Slovenian capital, among laces and crystals.

I love Ljubljana, its traditional architecture and its desire to experiment and explore new ideas and trends. Luckily I can reach the city with only a 40-minute car drive; so as soon as I have some time I go and browse around for the latest fashion of which the Slovenian capital is full.   In…

Ljubljana’s Antiq Palace Hotel

An old noble residence renovated in a kitsch style

I was looking for a hotel in Ljubljana, a nice place where I could spend a weekend with my family. I chose the Antiq Palace 4 star Hotel, right in the city center, just a few steps away from the Ljubljanica river that runs through the Slovenian capital. Set in a magnificent building that was…

Romantically Croatia: The Kanova at Kempinski

A restaurant immersed in a breath-taking location for an unforgettable dinner

Summer is almost over. But I’m hanging on by my nails to these last sunny days and decide to spend most of them in Croatia. I found a last minute offer with a complete wellness package, so I’m off to a location I already know and have already explored: the Kempinski Hotel Adriatic, in Istria.…

Wellness Thermenhotel Ronacher

An escape rated five stars Superior

Well, I admit it! Sometimes I escape from my family to allow myself a few hours relax, far from everything and everyone… My refuge, this time, was the Ronacher Hotel in Bad Kleinkirchheim, the best Austrian wellness centre according to Relax Guide. About 4.500 square meters immersed in the silence and warmth emitted by the…

New experiences at Einkehr – Bad Kleinkirchheim

A day in the Austrian mountains

Today I’m at Einkehr, a wonderful shelter among the green Austrian mountains, to enjoy some sunshine with a slight breeze. I’m in a mountain hut among tennis and volleyball courts, children’s playgrounds and a little lake where you can go trout fishing. I start my day off with a little sweetness… a ricotta strudel with…

Falkensteiner – Schlosshotel a Velden Austria

A vacation fit for princes and princesses

A castle, lake, refined cuisine and nature. If I have to choose four words to describe the Schlosshotel I would use these, even if they don’t feel like enough. The Schlosshotel is a place fit for royalty, set in the greenery of Carinzia, a castle from 1603 with 104 rooms that for some years now…