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    CHARMING,  CITY,  EUROPE,  KRAKOW,  POLAND,  WINTERBREAK

    Krakow: one of the most fascinating medieval cities in Europe

    The top things to see in Krakow Old Town As I have already said, Krakow is one of the most fascinating medieval cities in Europe and the fact that escaped World War II destruction surprised me a lot. In fact, there are not so many cases. First, what I like most are its soaring Gothic church spires and cobblestone streets.  Second, its Old Town heart is attested by UNESCO so there is no need to say that it’s very beautiful.  I visited this town in December, it was cold outside but there were lots of Christmas markets, perfect for tasting some local food.  Different monuments in Krakow Old Town St Mary’s Basilica…

  • CHARMING,  ITALY,  LANDSCAPE,  NATURE,  PUGLIA,  RELAX,  VALLE D'ITRIA

    Weekend guide to Puglia exploring Itria Valley.

    More about Itria Valley in Puglia  Between the Ionian and Adriatic coasts of Puglia rises the great limestone plateau of the Murgia (473m). At the center of the Murgia lies the idyllic and fairytale Itria Valley. The landscape here is so particular: dry-stone walls, vineyards, almond and olive groves, winding country lanes.  This is the part of Puglia most visited by foreign but also Italian tourists.  Four cities to visit in this zone of Puglia Each one has its own charm because they are all beautiful but different. You can choose your favorite: I wasn’t able to! Alberobello You’ll spot that Trulli houses are scattered all around this region, but Alberobello is…

  • CHARMING,  ITALY,  MOUNTAIN SCENERY,  NATURE,  RELAX

    A marvellous weekend in South Tyrol

    I live in Veneto so it is not difficult to reach the South Tyrol for me but if you come from far, the nearest airport is Venice. In order to reach this fantastic region you have to cross mountain passes where you can enjoy stunning scenery any time of year. With luck, I find myself going to every season to see the wonderful changes that nature offers. Coming from Cortina, just crossed the mountain pass I immediately find the quaint village of St Kassian where I will be staying for 2 nights in the beautiful structure of the Lagació Hotel. The most important things for the native people in Alta…

  • CHARMING,  ITALY,  NATURE,  RELAX

    Chilling out in the Umbrian countryside

    Tenuta di Murlo’s enchanting atmosphere reflects the true Umbrian lifestyle where it is easy to lose your sense of time: it covers thousands of hectares of woods and olive groves and it is known for its amazing valleys, lakes, rivers and waterfall. All of this make it the perfect location for a relaxing holiday, far away from the mayhem of the city and from the helter-skelter of modern life. The Murlo Estate is one of the most exclusive private country estates in Italy, owned by the same family for generations, and it offers different kind of possibilities for its guests, all of them with superior levels of comfort and elegance:…