Villa Bononmo, an exclusive location in Trieste

Events, weddings, important occations.

I wonder how many times you drove up via Bonomea, the road which connects Opicina’s obelisk with the neighbourhood of Gretta, and admired the view from your car window. The road was built in 1779 to connect Villa Bonomo to the city. From up here you can see all of Trieste, as well as Pirano,…

Portopiccolo SPA, the perfect place for wellness and relaxation

A beauty and wellness oasis in the heart of the Natural Reserve of Duino’s cliffs

The bora. The cliffs. Miramare. And the sumac plants, so dominant in the Karst landscape. If you’re imagining an article about the wonders of the Karst, I’ve misled you. Today I want to visit a place where relaxation and wellness are an easy habit; the perfect spot to regenerate your mind and body, surrounded by…

Savoy: a royal lunch with a modern feel

Surrounded by the most elegant furnishings, a quick lunch break that everyone can afford!

I’d already mentioned this wonderful place, a jewel of Trieste: the Savoia Excelsior Palace is a 4 star hotel in the centre of the city, just round the corner from Piazza Unità. In this enchanted place, you’ll feel surrounded by the luxury of the past century, it was in fact built at the beginning of…

Silverleaf: when silver becomes art

Face to face with Massimo Moreale, goldsmith from Udine.

“Beauty is a form of Genius–is higher, indeed, than Genius, as it needs no explanation. It is one of the great facts of the world, like sunlight, or springtime, or the reflection in the dark waters of that silver shell we call the moon”. With these words the poet and writer Oscar Wilde described the…

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…

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…

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…

The show Liberty at the stables of the Miramare Castle

A day in Trieste dedicated to history, art and the sea

It’s baking hot today, but that’s what summer is all about really. So, I decide to organize a “refreshing” day and visit the new show that just opened, about “Liberty and the European art revolution”, taking advantage of all the summer services that my city has to offer. I decide to reach the castle of…

How to take advantage of the space in your house

The tricks to make your home as beautiful as possible

In our first article, we talked about a project where the house was completely renovated, where we started from scratch after a demolition. There are some lucky situations in which the structure of the house is already quite good and doesn’t need radical intervention, just a little work on the last furnishing and on the…