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…

Rimske Thermal baths, the oldest roman baths in Slovenia

Discovered in 39 B.C., they were developed in 1840 by Gustav Adolf Ulrich of Trieste

We’re in Rimske Toplice, a Slovenian town in the common of Laško, which is well known for the brewery with its same name, for the Restaurant Pavus I’ve told you about, but also for something else! In Rimske Toplice we find the most antique roman thermal baths of the country J a jewel with a…

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…