Christmas lunch? Company party? Here’s my suggestion about how to organize something special

I open my house up to my staff…

Like every year, it’s already Christmas time and we’re filled with occasions to celebrate. It’s always the right moment to have a drink and something to eat with friends. Drinks, dinners and parties that really don’t help us, common mortals, to keep our figure and even keep guilty feelings away. Like everyone else, I’m always…

Locanda Gaudemus: for three generations they greet travellers

A restaurant, ten rooms, a garden and a relax area

Tasting menu with 4 or 9 dishes, respectively 30.00 Euros or 50.00 Euros. Everything is based on fish, wine not included. This is where my story starts from today, and the main character is Locanda Gaudemus, a restaurant in Sistiana, a fraction of the commune of Duino-Aurisina in the province of Trieste. I chose to…

Zidarich, an excellence from Trieste’s Karst

Wine producers since the 1800

The wine from Zidarich’s cellar has stolen my heart. I met it (and tasted it) for the first time a few years ago, during  “Mare e Vitovska” a tasteful wine and food event, hosted in the appealing Castel of Duino. Despite my “love” for this wine, I don’t know much about Zidarich’s canteen… I know…

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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