Siamo in Irlanda o in Slovenia?

Protagonisti il paesaggio e il relax delle terme in questo angolo della Stiria slovena

Oh no. Piove. La temperatura è scesa vertiginosamente e qui sembra che ormai l’estate sia bella e conclusa. Il tempo previsto per tutto il weekend non promette niente di buono, ma io non mi do per vinta, anzi…..questo è il momento giusto per andare alle terme! Stavolta dirigo la mia prua verso la regione della…

Are we in Ireland or Slovenia?

The wonderful scenery and the relaxing thermal baths in this corner of Styria in Slovenia

It’s raining! The temperature has suddenly dropped and it seems like summer is mostly over. The weather forecasts for the weekend don’t promise anything good, but I’m not giving up…it’s the perfect weather for a trip to the thermal baths. This time I’ll head towards the region of Slovenian Styria, the Štajerska, and what impresses…

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…

Ca’Ciara, a Country House in the hillside of Treviso

An escape from everyday routine to live the rhythm of country life… in style!

Between sea and mountain, we’ll always find the countryside! A relaxing place, perfect to step back in time and enjoy its slow and pleasant rhythms. Let’s be honest: we almost always end up booking our holidays in the most popular and often overrated destinations that we’ve seen over and over. But about the countryside? We…

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…

The key to a restaurant’s success?

Here is a little guide that starts with the importance of a proper welcome!

How many times have we left a restaurant feeling we just experienced an exceptional treat? I’m sure most of us have very few of these experiences, with an accurate description of all the dishes, where we feel involved by the chef and surrounded by a fun and convivial atmosphere, all perfectly organized. But this is…

Orsone: Lidia e Joe Bastianich’s Italian-American home.

Restyling the environment and the menu

After being closed for a brief period during the holidays there are changes at the Bastianich home. For whoever hasn’t had the pleasure to visit yet, the Orsone ewas originally divided into two separate areas: a tavern where you could eat excellent American style burgers and sandwiches on wooden tables set with simple placemats and…

How would you like to spend Valentine day?

MissClaire’s suggestions to celebrate in an unconventional way.

When people ask “How will you spend Valentine day?” I always shudder because the 14th of February for me is a day like any other. But this year I find my mailbox filled with invitations to dinners and events and special offers for holidays. And when I read the word holiday, I start appreciating this…

New year’s resolutions (2/2)

MissClaire’s 10 resolutions for a great 2017!

We had shared the first 5 new year’s resolutions dedicated to travel and fine dining … now I’ll tell you about the remaining 5. I’m sharing them with you hoping they can inspire a truly magnificent year. 6. Furnish your home: I can’t remember who told me this, but changing the setting of the furniture…