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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...

SWITZERLAND / 05.09.2015

It’s the capital of Appenzell Innerhoden Canton, the smallest in Switzerland together with Basel City, but don’t expect a city, since Appenzell is nothing more than a town counting less than 6,000 inhabitants. Appenzell, the town of the Landsgemeinde Appenzell is well-known for its colorful houses with painted facades and as one of the only two towns...

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...