Wonderful Grado: here’s what to do

The island of the sun shines in Friuli Venezia Giulia

…find a comfy seat, grab a pack of popcorn and read this article that, I’m warning you, won’t be very short. But to tell you what I’ve done in Grado at best, I have to start from the beginning. During the wonderful 1980s, I still was a child, and this was the usual place we…

La Subida: romanticism in Friuli-Venezia-Giulia

A pleasing return to discover many news

Those of you who paid more attention during the lockdown should remember that I made a promise: “the first trip after the quarantine will be to La Subida! ”. And could I ever break that promise? Of course not! So here I am, two weeks after the reopening of my paradise in Friuli-Venezia-Giulia: I travelled…

At Bris’, having a fish menu sitting on the sea

I’m in Portopiccolo to taste wonderful food and…

I have to admit that I’ve heard all sorts of things about Portopiccolo since its opening. Chatting with many people from Trieste, I’ve discovered that they’d preferred to leave the area as it was, but let’s be clear: many did, but not all of them. Italian, Slovenian and Croatian tourists are always impressed by the…

Maritani: pastry artisans in Friuli Venezia Giulia

They’ll open their laboratory’s doors to 10 MissClaire’s readers

When I first told you about this sweet story called Maritani it was December 2015, but this amazing company from Staranzano has grown so much in 4 years, that I had to pick up where I left off, to tell you about the latest wonderful news from the Maritani family and their “dirty hands”! I…

Illy: the 10 most common questions about coffee

Does coffee have to be tasted with sugar? What’s a blend? Let’s find out!

Some of you know this story, some of you don’t. When one talks about coffee, it pricks my ears and I’m always ready to decisively take on this subject, like if I was asked about a book that I’ve read a million times page after page, a book that I know by heart. This is…

The September beauties of Alta Badia.

Discovering the good life in the mountains.

If thirty years ago somebody had told me that I’d have enjoyed going to the mountain during summer, I wouldn’t have believed them. To me, the perfect combo was sea and hot season, mountain and first colds. Yet, I decided to discover the beauty of the Dolomites in September, a time of the year overlooked…

Architecture itinerary in Trieste: discovering Liberty style as you walk around the city

Some more or less well-known places to see as you walk around the city

As you walk around Trieste you don’t always notice how many Liberty style buildings there are. Often it’s easier to notice the imposing neoclassic or eclectic style which tower over the streets and which are very common in Trieste. Liberty architecture in Trieste (known as Art Nouveau in English) was mostly used on residential buildings…

Sauris, 8 tips for a great experience

In Friuli Venezia Giulia to enjoy nature, food, hiking and…

A place filled with special surprises, like the isolated Germanic language area. This is where some families from the area of Tyrol and Carinthia took up residency; groups of people with German origin made this wonderful place their home. The language hasn’t changed since then, without any influence from surrounding languages, in fact they still…

Paper Engineer: Annalisa Metus is one of a kind in Friuli Venezia Giulia

Special artisans in the heart of Trieste

“How does Annalisa make a living with Art Attack?” It all started with my interest in discovering everything I could about the work of Annalisa Metus, class of 1978, with a great passion for colored cardboard. I had been keeping an eye on her for a while now! Her name kept popping up during cultural…

The restaurant La Casa Gialla in Pordenone gets a new look

An elegant environment for eating some traditional food

We’re in Prata di Pordenone, one of the last commons of Friuli Venezia Giulia before the Region of Veneto. Right here, surrounded by green countryside, is where we find the Casa Gialla (Yellow House), a fabulous restaurant opened by the Furlan family in 1993. The family manages the restaurant until 2010 when they decide to…

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