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Ever dreamed of staying at a place that combines modern comfort, a historic building and an art gallery at the same time? Well, then here’s the one to go for: Hotel Settecento in Presezzo, Italy!

I recently picked this hotel by pure chance when I was looking for accommodation for a few days in northern Italy – more precisely the region of Bergamo and Lago di Como – and I can’t …

[ Written by guest | 11 Jul 2014 | 2 Comments | ]

“Waterfall? No one said anything about a waterfall before.” My heart skipped a beat and my already compressed chest trapped in a neoprene suit felt even worse. I was sitting in a rafting boat with a group of people who had (like me) never done this before. With only 30 minutes to go on our tour we thought the worst was already over when they made us jump into the …

[ Written by Kathi | 25 Jun 2014 | 2 Comments | ]

I often get asked by friends and people I meet what would be a nice location to travel to for just a few days, one that, ideally, is not too far away or expensive to get to. My answer is always the same – Italy! Great food, wonderful landscapes, friendly locals, charming architecture – what’s not to love? No matter how many times I travel there it never ceases to …

[ Written by Katja | 22 Jun 2014 | 3 Comments | ]

Would you spend an entire year on a small sailing boat, whose cabin doesn’t even allow you to stand up straight? While I would not even want to think about the excruciating back pain that would cause me this is exactly what French skipper and explorer Nathalie Ille did when she sailed around New Caledonia and other Pacific islands for one year. And as you probably have guessed already – …

[ Written by Kathi | 4 Jun 2014 | 2 Comments | ]

Tremosine sul Garda. It’s beyond impossible to encapsulate the sheer beauty of this Italian getaway in words, or be able to really get across the crazy deliciousness of the local produce, but after spending a weekend in this mountainous commune beside Lake Garda in northern Italy, I swear I will try to do my damn best as it deserves recognition! Not only is the landscape so picturesque it felt like someone …

[ Written by Sophie | 21 May 2014 | 5 Comments | ]

 One of the best parts of being a daredevil travelette? Receiving an invitation to discover a stunning place before other venturous souls begin to wander into the hidden gem. Nothing can beat the feeling of being today’s Christopher Columbus. Besides, could there be anything better than taking a selfie in front of the top notch views and superb seascapes months before the masses?
Teeny sparks of traditional Italy can still be …

[ Written by Rita | 20 Apr 2014 | 5 Comments | ]

Whenever I go to Italy I have two prime concerns. One is food, the other is wine. Both are often especially good in bella Italia and since my first visit to South Tyrol last summer I am becoming more and more intrigued by all things wine and have been known to appreciate many a tastings since.
A growing trend has wineries compete for always better and more unique architecture, hiring the …

[ Written by Katja | 11 Jul 2013 | One Comment | ]

Having lived relatively close to the ocean for most of my life, I’m used to flat landscapes, moderate coastal climate and a constant breeze. Even during my travels I stayed true to this pattern – with the sunny hills of California being the most unusual environment.
With this in mind, you can imagine my amazement when we were approaching the mountains of South Tyrol during a recent trip to Northern Italy. …

[ Written by guest | 1 Jul 2013 | One Comment | ]

Anybody who doesn’t believe travel changes you – mostly and hopefully for the better – is probably reading the wrong website. I know that travel changes you. I think you do too.
Here’s one interesting way that travel changed me.
Back in 1999, a family holiday to Naples, Italy, when I was an often moody, always day-dreaming seventeen year old changed the course of my life. It persuaded me to start studying …

[ Written by Frankie | 10 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]

Inspired by Alex’ recent post about Rome, I would like to tell you about another side of the Eternal City. It is equally beautiful as the rest of the city, and deserves to be seen as much as the Colosseum and the Pantheon do: The neighborhood of Trastevere.

The name derives from the Latin words trans Tiberim, meaning “beyond the Tiber”. While most of Rome’s popular sights are located on the …

[ Written by guest | 8 Mar 2013 | 4 Comments | ]
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