#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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Resilient Venzone

Venzone is on the list of the most beautiful villages, hence a place to see. Like all others, Venzone only has about 2000 habitants. A lovely village at the foot of the Alps, which gives it a stunning background to the houses. Venzone was declared National Monument in 1965 because it is a unique fortified […]

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Photogenic Italy

Wherever you are in Italy, if you like photography you don’t really need to be in Florence, Venice or the Amalfi Coast. Any small town can surprise you with its architecture, lovely corners, or landscapes. Just walk around with eyes wide open.  

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When “Made in Italy” Was a Great

A New School of Fashion By the end of World War II, Italian fashion artists understood the desperate need for more accessible, comfortable, and yet equally refined and tailored collections. By the ‘59s names such Emilio Schuberth, Sorelle Fontana (the Fontana sisters), Contessa Simonetta Visconti, Roberto Capucci, and Alberto Fabiani from Rome, Jole Veneziani of […]

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Spessa–A Castle and Winery

The Best For Last The last stop on this one-day tour of the oriental part of Italy that borders Slovenia was a stop at the Castle of Spessa. A place I truly loved, where I’d love to spend a long weekend as spring settles in. The origins of this castle dates back to the 1200s, […]

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From Castle to Castle: Formentini Castle

San Floriano del Collio Not far from Gorizia, there is a Castle perched on a lovely hill, well visible from afar—at least in winter—that is where I went for lunch after visiting the Gorizia Fortress. The castle of San Floriano was part of the defensive system that included the fortresses of Gorizia and was involved […]

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Gorizia—The Back Door of Italy

Gorizia is a border town located at the foot of the Julian Alps, bordering Slovenia. Until 2004 it was physically divided by a wall, just like Berlin. It was not a wall though, rather a fence. Nevertheless Gorizia was practically divided; half italian and half [then] Yugoslavia, now Slovenia. The twin town across the border […]

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