A party at the Atlantida Boutique Hotel

A weekend of wellness, good food and a lot of fun

I returned to Rogaška Slatina. I had been there some time ago, remember? This time I decided to spend a different weekend, without my usual photographers or any family members, but with five special friends: it’s time to celebrate my 40th birthday J yes, I have to admit it. It’s not my birthday yet (I’ll…

Slavonia, 10 things not to miss

Discovering the unexplored Croatia between Hungary and Serbia

This time I visited a little place that’s not so well known, because if I ask you “what do you know about Croatia?” I’m sure you’ll answer “the sea, Zagreb, Split” and maybe something extra. Some time ago the Croatian national tourism institute Croazia Full of Life asked me where I’d like to go for…

Grad Otočec, sleeping in a fairy tale

Discovering a Relais & Chtâeaux hotel in Slovenia

I’m in Slovenia, about an hour and a half from Trieste, in a perfectly positioned location because it’s just an hour from Lubljana and an hour from Zagabria. First of all I have to say that here, at Grad Otočec, the food is incredible (link article), but that’s not all; it’s a lovely place to…

Grad Otočec, a dreamlike restaurant

I step into a castle to try some incredible delicacies

I’ve just returned from a truly incredible trip to Slovenia: The sixteenth century castle of Otočec  built on a little island in the middle of the river Krka. I’m just going to tell you about its incredible restaurant 🙂 The building also has a magnificent five star hotel of the Relais & Châteaux chain (there…

Villa BellaVista, a dreamy bed & breakfast in Trieste

In Conconello there’s a stunning swimming-pool with a view on the city!

I usually don’t write about bed and breakfasts, but when they are as good as a 5 star Boutique Hotel I couldn’t miss it, could I? Villa BellaVista (beautiful view villa). This lovely building in Conconello couldn’t have a better name, as it has one of the best views of Trieste, a view which people…

Seven things to do in Bad Radkersburg

I return to Styria in search of some relaxing time

We have few certainties in life. One of mine is Austria! I truly love this country and as soon as possible I try to escape to the nearby region of Styria, just two hours and a half from Trieste. This time I went to discover Bad Radkersburg, the third city of this district in terms…

Millstätter See: bivouacs, dinners, excursions and high-class boat trips!

Here are all the romantic programs to experience in Carinthia

By now I’m getting more and more interested in nearby Austria. And to think that until some time ago I knew almost nothing about this land! In the last ten years I have discovered instead that in this country there are not only mountains and folk clothes but there is much more 🙂 Now, not…

Romantik Seehotel Jägerwirt, a dream hotel … Ideal for families too!

In the mountains of Styria. A true pearl of hospitality

For years I have been visiting these enchanting places (and if you follow me assiduously you should know that very well). Where do I take you today? We are on the Turracher Höhe plateau, nestled in the Nock Mountains, at 1,763 meters, overlooking a lake that is half located in Carinthia and half in Styria.…

“Trattoria al Cacciatore”, at the Subida for a special dinner

Traditional, local and seasonal food, here are the dinner suggestions

I’ve just told you all about my unique experience in the hills of the Collio and the great hospitality of the Subida. We’re still in Cormons and I’d like to dedicate a focus on the Trattoria al Cacciatore. Everything started in 1947, when Josko’s father bought this house and turned it into a small osteria;…

La Subida: a 20 hectare dream in Cormons

In the green hills of the Collio, great restoration, excellent hospitality and sport

During the 1990s I used to spend the weekend at the Subida with my family. After lunch we used to go to the stables to admire their beautiful horses. But it was just recently that I truly discovered how much this place has to offer. A fairy tale location… after all there are legends that…