Malga Eats

Where to eat when hiking in the Dolomites It is easy to find good, yet simple, food while hiking in the Dolomites. in fact there are plenty of ”Rifugi Alpini”1/, Malghe”2/, and ”Casere” 3/, along the trails and/or high up in the most remote spots. Food is simple, usually, cheese, cold cuts such as speck, […]

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The Dolomites; Rocks or Clouds…

“Are they rocks or are they clouds?” Are they true or is it a dream? “ Dino Buzzati, an Italian writer and novelist. From “What are the Dolomites?” The Dolomites, also called pale mountains, are a group of mountain groups of the Eastern Alps. Located between Veneto, Trentino-Alto Adige and Friuli; among the provinces of […]

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What’s Ferragosto

Ferragosto is celebrated every year on the 15th of August. It coincides with the Catholic feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. The tradition of Ferragosto is one of long memory; Feriae Augusti (“Festivals [Holidays] of the Emperor Augustus“) were introduced by the emperor Augustus in 18 BCE. But, it’s popularity rose under the […]

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Windows “Shopping” in Burano

Venice is a hot destination, but if you live near-by the one thing you want to do is to avoid Venice in summer, especially after schools close. What to do then? Well the islands on the laguna are the alternative. Burano is also relatively busy, and if you visit for the first time you may […]

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Italian Republic Celebration

On June 2nd we celebrate the Republic Day, the anniversary of the historic referendum held in 1946 with which Italian citizens chose to abolish the monarchy in favor of the Republic. It was then that the women also voted. Therefore that was the first time in Italian history in which there was universal voting. The […]

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CinqueTerre—Portofino in One Long Weekend

Our Own Riviera Liguria is a crescent-shaped region in northwestern Italy that stretches from Tuscany to France. The coast, right on the Mediterranean Sea is known as the Ligurian Riviera. The hills just beyond and all along the coastline protect this area from the cold of winter, maintaining the temperatures around 45-50F in winter and […]

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A Green-White-Red Dinner 🇮🇹

The 25th of April is an important date for Italy and the Italians that still remenber the year 1945.  Liberation Day 🇮🇹 It is the anniversary of the liberation of Italy (also called the Liberation Day) is a national holiday of the Italian Republic which occurs on April 25 of each year. This day marks the […]

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April come she will 🎶

Ready for Easter? I am! Easter in Italy is a big affair because we have also Easter Monday as a holiday. It once was my favorite day because of the traditional picnic that takes place that day—often ruined by rain though. 😕😌 But I also loved Easter because as a child I (likely, … if […]

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Weekend at the Lake

There is one place I love always and never leaves my heart. Garda Lake! The Garda Lake sits between Lombardy and Veneto Region. One side of this “Pear-shaped” lake belongs to Lombardy (West), and one to Veneto (East). While the tippy top—of the narrower part that is nestled on the edge of the Dolomites—belongs to […]

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The Story of Venice Carnevale

Carnevale During the Carnival period social conventions are lifted and anyone can play to be whoever they wants, hiding their true identity, social belonging and sex, behind a mask that usually covers the whole face. Meaning According to many interpretations the word carnival derives from the Latin “carnem levare” (“to eliminate the meat“), meaning the […]

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