Lussino and the best things to see

Culture, sea, history, plants, food and wine and breathtaking views

After setting off to discover the island of Cres (here’s the article), my Croatian adventure continues in Lussino, an island connected to Cres by a bridge. It can also be reached by ferry from Pola, Zara or from Brestova if you pass through Cres – like I did –  to then drive to the dolphin…

An imperial weekend in Rogaška Slatina

Crystals and mineral water with an atmosphere that recalls the Hapsburg Empire

I’m back in my “Middle Europe explorer” costume. This weekend is entirely dedicated to the town of Rogaška Slatina, about a mile northeast of Ljubljana. This name has always reminded me of the famous crystals, so the first place I visit is the Rogaska crystal and glasswork plant where for over 350 years they’ve produced…

What to do in a weekend in Zagabria 1/2

What you can’t miss according to Miss Claire!

I was lucky enough to spend three days in Zagabria for the opening of the Christmas markets, a wonderful show I told you about in the previous article (if you missed it, here it is: https://www.missclaire.it/travel-eng/zagreb-the-most-colourful-christmas-market-in-europe/ ) Today I want to tell you a little about all the things you shouldn’t miss in the Croatian…

Massimiliano Schiavon Art Team: Murano’s glass art

Six generations of success in a new furnace in Venice

When you mention excellence, the art of glass manufactiring is definetly included. I’ve decided to talk about it today, taking you to the colourful island of Murano, in Venice, to discover  Massimiliano Schiavon‘s new furnace. When I meet him I gather that we’re not talking about recent history. Massimiliano’s family has been designing glass for six generations,…

ZoneOne72, Davide Comelli’s signature

China, acrylic, bic or graphite: different techniques with a unique spirit

There’s no better way to start this article than introducing the main character. Davide Comelli, born in Trieste from 1981, is a young talent and – as you’ll see –  does some impressive work. His father was a professor of painting technique and workshop at the Istituto Nordio in Trieste, and he learnt a lot…

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…

Le Saline suites, an exclusive and special place to stay

A small Middle European corner in the heart of Palazzo Panfili

In Trieste it’s not that hard to bump into a corner which has a Middle European feel to it; places where time seems to have been stalled. Have you ever noticed? Today I’m visiting one of these places, right next to Trieste’s main train station and close to the old Port. In via Carlo Ghega…

A tour of Trieste’s historical cafés

Let’s discover the city’s middle European heart!

Can a cup of coffee, a simple cup of coffee, have a story to tell? I think so. The story I want to share with you to today is a really good one. Trieste’s connection to its black gold has deep roots. The first coffee stores opened in the 18th century, with a Viennese style;…

Milan’s Furniture Exposition

When the city turns into a great show-room!

When the city turns into a great show-room! Every year in springtime there’s an appointment with Milan’s furnishing exhibition, recognized as the most important international showroom for home design, furnishing and décor. In April the city become a hub for designers and architects from every continent, a stimulating meltin’ pot, fun and energetic, capable of…