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ITALY / 18.02.2016

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] “It’s not a dessert wine. More correctly, Moscato di Scanzo is what we call a meditation wine”, the girl explained.  It took me a few seconds to refocus. I admit that I’m not a great wine connoisseur, and in my mind “moscato” was a synonym of sweet wine, mostly served with cakes and deserts, sometimes...

ITALY / 14.01.2016

Poorly connected by public transport, out-of-the-way from the routes connecting the main towns of Emilia-Romagna, Comacchio is a little-known gem of northern Italy.The cities and towns crossed by canals are charming and picturesque, aren’t they? I’m not thinking of Venice’s uniqueness (don’t believe to characterizations like “the Venice of the north” or south or whatever,...

ITALY / 29.11.2015

Unlike many cities and towns in Italy, Cervia, as we see it today, is a rather recent settlement, dating back to the late 17th Century. Well-known as a beach resort of the Emilia-Romagna region for Summer holidays, Cervia actually has a lot of charm apart from its wide beaches.Cervia, the town of salt.  Originally the city...

ITALY / 16.10.2015

The majority of tourists think of Milan as the city for business and shopping, but there are neighborhoods - like Distretto Isola - where one gets surprised by Milan.[caption id="attachment_24226" align="alignnone" width="750"] Milan - Daily Life at Distretto Isola [/caption] “Isola" means island and the district’s name originate from the construction of the railway which, in 1865, divided...

ITALY / 12.06.2015

Whether it's art, architecture, beautiful landscapes or food and wine, Italy never ceases to amaze me. Whenever possible, I try to visit lesser know regions like the superb and wild Basilicata in Southern Italy, or unusual towns like the lovely Porretta Terme in Emilia-Romagna.Italy is a country of incredible diversity, and there are many regions which I...

ITALY / 28.05.2015

Have you ever heard of Mantua? If not, don’t worry. Despite being one of the most beautiful towns in northern Italy, Mantua is often overlooked, not only by foreign visitors but even by Italians. Yet, Mantua is one of the best cities to visit in Italy and there’s no reason it should play a minor role in a...

ITALY / 28.03.2015

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Whether you like small charming towns, the lakes, or art cities, there are many beautiful day trips from Milan you shouldn't miss. Best known as one of the Fashion Capitals in the world and often overlooked, there are plenty of things to do in Milan. Furthermore, the city is...

ITALY / 14.03.2015

Parma is famous for its beautiful monuments and excellent food, but colors were the first thing that struck me. Yellow, pink, green, orange, red, make this small city of Emilia-Romagna (a less-known region of Italy which has so much to offer) a joyful place and it’s no wonder Parma is considered one of the prettiest towns in...

ITALY / 18.10.2014

If Bologna were to be defined by its food specialties, these would be homemade pasta and mortadella.And while Bologna is beautiful and well worth spending a few days, besides the beautiful architecture and lively atmosphere, food is certainly one of the main attractions.In its simplicity, making egg pasta is an art and I was mesmerized looking at...