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…

A trip to Styria part 2

Discovering the food, thermal baths and flowers of this wonderful land

I’m back after a short break J If you missed the first part of my trip to Styria, here’s the link. The next part of the trip to this Austrian region will be about its landscape and its lovely hills. Hills which welcome lots of farmland, with sunflowers, pumpkins, fruit trees, vegetables and, obviously, the…

A family holiday in Styria

A destination for every age

If you follow me on Instagram and Facebook, I’m sure you haven’t missed my last adventures in Styria. I’ve been there loads of times, and here you’ll find the links to some of the articles I wrote about this location: Styria, an Austrian Tuscany Buschenschank: Osmize in Styria! Seven things to do in Bad Radkersburg…

Špacapanova hiša, Komen’s restaurant in Slovenia

Tradition, territory and fabulous flavors

We’re just 20 minutes from Trieste and I suggest you reach this restaurant from the Monrupino border; from here we can start our trip to discover Slovenia’s flavors. Once you cross into Slovenia you’ll be surrounded by green countryside and along the road you’ll cross many little towns like Duttogliano. There’re loads of respect for…

5 things to do in Belgrade

I’m back in Serbia to discover Orthodox Easter and much more!

If you’ve been following me for a while you’ll know I completely fell in love with Serbia, a lovely country with great food, hospitality and a great spirit! Last time I went there at the end of December, for the Christmas season. While I was there everyone told me it would be lovely to return…

The flavors of the Valley of Vipava 2019

Sunday 12th and Monday 13th of May at Zemono for a delicious festival!

There’s a wonderful place I’ve already told you about many times. A place that in the spring time is covered in thousands of colors: the Vipava Valley, Vipavska which means dolina in Slovenian, is an area that spreads from the Gorizia plane to the Resderta hills, in Slovenia. Right here, among vineyards and blossoming cherry…

Central Carinthia, 6 things to do in the spring season

A small guide with some new and fascinating itineraries

Dear friends, as you know I spent the Easter holidays in Carinthia and I was pleasantly surprised by their traditions and habits during this holiday LINK What I haven’t told you about yet are all the new things I discovered in this area J I decided to write a little guide with a just a…

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…

A day with Tomaž Kavčič

Let’s discover what’s behind a chef’s life!

As usual things happen by chance. Those of you that follow my Instagram and Facebook stories will know that I’ve been preparing my team’s Christmas lunch. Yes, that’s right, I’m not getting ready for Christmas 2019, we’re going to be celebrating last year’s Christmas! A particular choice, but not original after all, because diplomats always…

Pinija Restaurant in Strunjan (Strugnano)

The perfect place to enjoy the sea all year round!

The Pinija Restaurant & Beach bar opened on the 14th of December, a cute and modern restaurant just 20 minutes from Trieste. We’re in Strugnano, a small locality of Portorose, which is well known for its warm sea water swimming pools. Strunjan, well know for its old salt extraction plant, is in the middle of…