Relaix & Chateaux Rosa Alpina in San Cassiano

Memories and new discoveries in the heart of the Dolomites

San Cassiano is a small town in Val Badia that brings back wonderful memories of holidays on the snow with my family. Every year we used to count the days to our trip to the Dolomites and our stay at Rosa Alpina, the enchanted hotel that felt like home. The years have gone by but…

Garden Village in Bled : have you ever slept in a tree house?

A children’s dream (and not only) that come true

I’d been looking for a particular hotel for some time and finally I found one that suited my childish dreams: a wooden tree house! The Garden Village in Bled, a famous tourist town in Slovenia – characterized by a small emerald color lake surrounded by snowy mountains – opened little more than a year ago.…

Ljubljana’s Antiq Palace Hotel

An old noble residence renovated in a kitsch style

I was looking for a hotel in Ljubljana, a nice place where I could spend a weekend with my family. I chose the Antiq Palace 4 star Hotel, right in the city center, just a few steps away from the Ljubljanica river that runs through the Slovenian capital. Set in a magnificent building that was…

The Marchese del Grillo in Fabriano

A hotel and restaurant through history and poetry

It so often happens that I fall in love…. I’m sometimes the victim of love at first sight. Maybe because I’m an aesthete or simply because I’m an enthusiast. I see something and in a moment I’m totally and unconditionally captured by it. Once I happened to fall in love – and I am still…

Punta San Vigilio

A Paradise on Lake Garda

During one of my work trips last year, I discovered Punta San Vigilio, a small “borgo” (a name for a small village), built at the end of the 1400, famous for a special historical tavern. Since the 1500 this place has hosted – and still hosts – well-known people: Napoleon Bonaparte, the Tsar Alexander, Price…

L’Albero Nascosto

Discovering Trieste: sweet dreams in an 18th century building

A beautifully renovated building from the end of the 1700, in the heart of the city center, hides away a cute little hotel with 10 rooms and few small apartment. The owner, Aldo, is an art collector and he invested his love for vintage objects into his hotel, decorating it as if it was his…

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