“C” for Collio

Not just wineries: there’s also charm and good food

To those of you who don’t know this area I have say: BAD, BAD PEOPLE. It’s nonetheless true that everybody deserves a second chance, which is why you have time to catch up. How? Well, you can read all the way through this article! The Collio (“Cuei” in the local language and “Brda” in Slovenian)…

What to do in Maniago?

Choose among crafts, gastronomic excellence, and nature

What if I told you that in my 42 years of age, I’d never visited Maniago? You wouldn’t believe me, right? Well, it’s true, I’d never been here! But it’s easily fixed: I happily accepted the invitation I got from the Maniago Municipaity to come here and have a look… SMITHS AND CUTLERY Maniago, the…

On a cruise, sliding on the Mediterranean

My first experience aboard a cruiseship

Ah, the smell of the sea. To tell you this story I must start from the very beginning. CruiseTopic (a travel agency specialized in cruises) contacted me in January to ask me a favor: they were looking for a native Croatian speaker to work on their foreign market. Could they find me unprepared? No! So,…

MetMat by Mattia Meterc design

To the discovery of a heaven of twine in Jalamicco!

What I’m about to tell you is a story of work, passion and much dedication: it’s an Italian (and local) fairytale which sets its braided roots fifty years ago. We’re in Jalamicco, a small village in the county of Udine, a few kilometers away from Palmanova. Here, in the 1970s, a woman became a widow…

Lis Neris, a paradise among vineyards and hospitality

In San Lorenzo Isontino discovering much beauty

Today I’ll bring you to San Lorenzo Isontino, a small town in the county of Gorizia which is home to only 1500 people. But, in order to tell you this story, we’ll have to go slightly back to the past, more or less to 45 million years ago: at that time, this region was covered…

What to do in Sappada?

Where to sleep, eat and what to do during this ski-resort-less winter.

I promised you. What do you mean “what”? I promised I would collect all the things to do (or rather what I did) in Sappada in a little guide! I fell in love with the place but seen how you’ve reacted to what I’ve told you on Facebook and Instagram, I think I’m not the…

Bloom Specialty Coffee: in Trieste and unique in Europe!

A long tradition that grows and develops

The more attentive among you already know this: I told you about this reality in February 2017. I know that not everybody has a great memory, so here is the link to that article. On that occasion I introduced you to the Bloom Coffee School, an academy dedicated to coffee, which was born as a…

Tonini Interiors: the realm of interior design in Udine

A story of passion and great beauty

When I’m in Udine, there’s one thing I can’t not do. It’s mandatory. Nobody can take away my usual walk around the city center, that is usually combined to a good glass of wine and a frico (it’s not that light of a meal, I know…but who cares!). I also always stroll around the castle…

A magical suite with private spa in Gradisca d’Isonzo

A lovely weekend in Friuli Venezia Giulia

A little premise. Here we are, on a thread that swings between fear and insecurity, we’re being bombed with far from reassuring news: we’re tired, stressed and afraid…we’re in the middle of something that has run over all of us and doesn’t spare anyone. There are people that, nonetheless, want to go on, in the…

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…

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