Trentino: Castles, Apples, Lakes, and Views

The Region Trentino is one of the most unassuming regions of Italy. Land of confluence between Latin and Nordic worlds, Trentino Alto Adige is the guardian of a remarkable cultural heritage, made up of prehistoric evidence, First and foremost, Trentino Alto Adige is set against the backdrop of the most beautiful mountains in Europe, offers […]

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Italian Food and Instagram

A recent survey identified which traditional Italian dishes are the most Instagrammed. Each time I open Instagram, I can see clearly how much Italian 🇮🇹 food occupies a place of considerable importance in our diets and lifestyle. Not everything can end on our Social profile; there is a need to catch the eye with color, […]

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Looking for Rigoletto in Mantua

Mantua kept a lot of its old looks. There are cobblestone streets, narrow alleys, old taverns, and foggy waters (in winter). Francesco Maria Piave was Giuseppe Verdi’s librettist, and when Verdi asked him to work on Rigoletto, they had to find a suitable city for the story. For Piave, a Venetian, Mantova was just the […]

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Braies the Most Popular Lake

Lago di Braies in Italian, and Pragser Wildsee in German Made famous by the fiction “One Step From Heaven,” a TV fiction by RAI and also because of the numerous Instagram shots, Lake Braies now attracts millions of travelers from all over the world every year.  But do not make any effort whatsoever to speak […]

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Italian Foliage

Foliage is a magical word, just by pronouncing it we are enveloped by that wonderful feeling that only autumn can give us. That sensation caused by the scent of chestnuts, the first heat of the fireplace, and the scent of citrus. I must say that nothing beats the majestic USA foliage display. It is just […]

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Longing for Better Days

There is some hope now, the contagion toll is stable now. The deaths were terribly high, especially among the seniors hosts of retirement homes. This forced inactivity surely though us many valuable lessons, it depends if the “lessons learned” will stay with us, or if they will be fast forgotten. Hopefully not. I had a […]

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#StayingHome

COVID-19 is all over the news, and yes the situation is serious. No one (state or country) should underestimate it. It will get there too. We are all asked to stay home! Or #StayHome to reach the social media addicts. That means avoiding social events, gathering, going to crowded bars for our beloved aperitivo. What […]

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One Love

I recently traded-in my old cameras and lenses. After a diligent research I decided for a mirror-less camera. First Love When I saw the Olympus with its old-style design, I remembered my very first love, my first Olympus bough long time ago, which I still keep for affection. Mine was love well matched; my old […]

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A Few Twigs in the Dead of Winter

In winter flower blooms usually cheer me up beautifully. I like to see the tulips at the local market or at the florist shop. But the one thing that cheer me up even more is when I see the very first buds on the Forsythia. They are the first ones to bloom announcing that spring […]

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Blogging: Three Year Later

Considerations on my anniversary I was reminded that I started this blog three years ago. They are in reality just two years since I had about a year gap (I see it as a sabbatical 😉). In reality, I had a series of accidents, and it is not easy to be creative with a broken […]

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A Winter’s Day

A winter’s day In a deep and dark December January I am alone Gazing from my window to the streets below On a freshly fallen silent shroud of snow I am a rock I am an island I’ve built walls A fortress deep and mighty That none may penetrate I have no need of friendship, […]

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Here Comes the Sun

🎶 Little Darling, it’s been a long and wet November.🎵🎶 ☔️🌦🌧⛈🍁🍂🎶🎶 Here comes the sun Here comes the sun, and I say It’s all right Little darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter Little darling, it feels like years since it’s been here Here comes the sun (doo doo doo) Here comes the sun, […]

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