Atlantida boutique hotel, in the heart of Rogaška Slatina

A long weekend filled with design, mineral water and…snow flakes!

I’d been wanting to visit Rogaška Slatina for a while, a small town in the Slovenian area of Styria, famous for its crystal, the Donat mineral water and the food delicacies of these hills: wines, tasty food and vegetables from small plots (but I’ll tell you about this in another article). This long weekend was…

Villach, Christmas markets and 10 things to do!

An exhilarating weekend in Carinthia

For the second year running I packed my bags and headed to Villach, I couldn’t miss the official beginning of the Christmas season, when they light the decorations and start the Christmas markets J An event that starts with a wonderful show with dancers and music, a religious blessing and a countdown that ends with…

Family hotel Amarin, the perfect place for children

A weekend for the family in Rovigno

When I’m travelling to discover new places, I always have my trusted photographer with me. Almost always. This time I have a special guest with me… and he took all the photographs this time! After all I had to bring my son Giovanni to this hotel where everything is made for children! Who to best…

Portopiccolo SPA, the perfect place for wellness and relaxation

A beauty and wellness oasis in the heart of the Natural Reserve of Duino’s cliffs

The bora. The cliffs. Miramare. And the sumac plants, so dominant in the Karst landscape. If you’re imagining an article about the wonders of the Karst, I’ve misled you. Today I want to visit a place where relaxation and wellness are an easy habit; the perfect spot to regenerate your mind and body, surrounded by…

Are we in Ireland or Slovenia?

The wonderful scenery and the relaxing thermal baths in this corner of Styria in Slovenia

It’s raining! The temperature has suddenly dropped and it seems like summer is mostly over. The weather forecasts for the weekend don’t promise anything good, but I’m not giving up…it’s the perfect weather for a trip to the thermal baths. This time I’ll head towards the region of Slovenian Styria, the Štajerska, and what impresses…

Bad Kleinkirchheim: hard to choose one of the many thermal baths

St. Kathrein o Römerbad? Depends what you’re looking for!

  Pilgrims have been travelling to Bad since the Middle Ages for health purposes. The thermal water springs at a temperature of 36° C, right in the heart of this little town in the middle of the Carinthian mountains in Austria. Originally the springs were well known for their healing effect on the eyes (i’d…

7 Things to do in Villach

Will two days be enough?

It’s almost Christmas time, and lights and decorations are popping up all over the place. As soon as I see the first decorations I always feel like taking a trip somewhere, but there’s always very little time and even less budget, so today I’m going to suggest a low budget trip away from Trieste and…

Head to the new Hotel Slovenija for a weekend of thermal baths and wellness

A short holiday, just a few kilometres from home!

People from Trieste are very lucky: they live close to the Austrian mountains, the Croatian sea and the thermal baths of Slovenia. This is the best season for a weekend of wellness for body and mind! So after a little research I find where to take you today … just 30 minutes from home, in…