Other Italy
"Ladies and gentlemen! Our plane landed at the airport of Trieste. We are glad to welcome you in Italy," - says a nice male baritone. Out of Moscow habit, we…

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Kronplatz: Italian snow, Austrian customs
The Kronplatz resort, belonging to the Italian ski region Dolomiti Superski, can be characterized by three adjectives: cozy, family, modern. You need to come here for at least a week:…

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The best overseas hotels where President Putin has stayed
Due to constant business visits, Russian President Vladimir Putin regularly stops at various hotels around the world, but it’s not often seen in the press about where the head of…

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Olympia della Tofane – Olympic track in the Dolomites

Olimpia delle Tofane is one of the most famous and most beautiful downhill runs on which the World Cup competitions are held. For the first time the track was opened for athletes in 1956, during the Winter Olympic Games. Then men competed here – the legendary Austrian Tony Sailer won. Since 1969, the Tofan regularly hosts competitions of the White Circus – the Alpine Skiing World Cup. Until the beginning of the 90s, both male and female races were held in Cortina d’Ampezzo, however, since 1993 Olimpia delle Tofane has become an exclusively “female” track – athletes compete in downhill and super giant. Continue reading

Hills of florence
Already in the XIV century, a large number of "rich villas, towers, courtyards and gardens" in the vicinity of Florence made a strong impression on travelers, according to Giovanni Villani,…

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Export bans
Tourists often pick up all sorts of interesting objects on land, on the shore and in the sea that you want to bring as a keepsake - but you can’t!…

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Tometta from La Thuile
A small chocolate factory with the same name Chocolat (Fraz. Entreves, 2 - La Thuile) is easy to find without a navigator - you still feel the sweet aroma at…

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Central and Northern Italy: Route Overview
I continue the promised publication of motor routes in Europe. Today there will be north and center of Italy (arrival and departure and Venice). April 30 (Monday) Padua. A small…

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