• EUROPE,  GARDALAKE,  ITALY,  LANDSCAPE

    What to see around Lake Garda in a two-days road trip.

    A bit of Lake Garda As most of you probably already know, Lake Garda is the largest in Italy. Because of its mild climate, the flourishing vegetation and the luminous landscapes it could be also considered the most charming lake too. Nevertheless, all the historical remains scattered all over the zone make the sceneries even more beautiful and interesting. The regions wet by its water are three: Veneto, Lombardia and Trentino Alto Adige. For the sport lovers, sailing and windsurfing make Garda famous all around the world. Anyway, there are plenty of activities you can do: horse riding, golf, mountain biking, kite surfing, canyoning, trekking and climbing. Least but not…

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    DOLOMITES,  ITALY,  MOUNTAIN SCENERY,  NATURE,  RELAX,  VAL GARDENA,  WELLNESS HOLIDAYS,  WINTERBREAK

    A weekend winter escape in a perfect getaway in Val Gardena.

    Val Gardena Val Gardena is a valley in Northern part of Italy, in the Dolomites of South Tyrol. It is best known as a skiing, rock climbing and woodcarving area. In particular, the woodcarving industry has flourished since the 17th century. Since the 19th century, they have focused on statues and altars for Catholic Churches. Later they started to realize wooden toys. One of the valley’s best-known products is the peg wooden doll which was popular all over Europe and America in the 19th century. The production has been sent all over the world, this is why it’s so famous. Nevertheless, In Val Gardena there are magnificent landscapes and a vast range of sport activities and offers.…

  • BASILICATA,  CITY,  ITALY,  MATERA

    Romantic night sleeping in a Cave room in Matera

    Matera: a hidden treasure in Basilicata, in the south of Italy Matera enchants everyone, leaving visitors speechless. It’s one of the oldest city in the world and things didn’t change with the passing of the time: history, culture and nature meet creating charming landscapes. Due to this, Matera is a unique city and a timeless place. But the most famous things here are the Sassi and, for them, it became the first site in southern Italy declared a World Heritage Site. Furthermore, landscapes and natural areas of different flora and fauna are incomparably beautiful. Anyway, the “Sassi” or “Stones” are probably the first thing you still think about when someone talk about…

  • 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:…