Easter in Carinthia

Each season has its beauties traditions… let’s discover them together!

I’ve just returned from an incredible Easter holiday in Carinthia and I have to admit that I was thinking about publishing this article in twelve months. But then I realized that my experience could come in handy to someone else too… better to be prepared, right? I also had already given you a few tips…

A day of sun and snow in Nassfeld/Pramollo

A great snow resort so close to home

This year has been great for ski lovers: there’s been loads of snow all over our area, and between Italy, Slovenia and Austria all the snow resorts have been working non-stop to offer hundreds of kilometers of slopes to skiers and snowboarders. I like a “comfortable” mountain, preferably during the months of February and March…

Lagana Restaurant Bar in Villach

Two hats on the Gault-Millau guide and a faboulus dinner

I’m really tired of hearing people say “It’s a pity Austrian food is so bad”! I was talking about this the other day with someone. Of course, being Italian we’re priviledged, as well has having an excellent cilunary tradition, we have excellent products. It’s an easy win 😉 But, you know what I think? Austria…

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…

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…

Bad Kleinkirchheim: hard to choose one of the many thermal baths

St. Kathrein o Römerbad? Depends what you’re looking for!

  Pilgrims have been travelling to Bad since the Middle Ages for health purposes. The thermal water springs at a temperature of 36° C, right in the heart of this little town in the middle of the Carinthian mountains in Austria. Originally the springs were well known for their healing effect on the eyes (i’d…

Vienna: always you! 2/2

All the atmosphere of the capital: a few secrets

I’d already said I’d be telling you all about my journey and I’d promised to try and be as concise as possible! The following days were memorable and the rich breakfasts at the Hotel Falkensteiner Am Schottenfeld gave us the perfect energy to start the day. Giovanni was thrilled at the idea of discovering the…

Vienna: “Oh capital my capital!”

As thrilling as the first time I visited, this city is always a revelation!

I return to my beloved Vienna, a city I feel bound to, probably for the very strong connection between Vienna and Trieste, in fact when I’m here and I’m asked when I’m from, they always say “ah Trieste! The south of Austria!”. Nostalgic people from Trieste like me would still like to be part of…