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In 1861, the painter Odoardo Borrani, a humble singer of Florentine terraces and studios, painted a picture called the date - April 26, 1859. A young woman is sewing, sitting…

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The Black Five - the five “black” tracks of Kronplatz
Kronplatz is the largest local resort of Dolomiti Superski, with a total of 105 km of pistes. Most of the descents are quite comfortable and are marked in blue on…

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Metro and electric trains in Naples
In Naples, it is impossible to understand public transport, but in fact - everything is simple. Everywhere you need the metro goes. What is written on the machines is again…

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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 the entrances to the village of La Thuile, long before a green vintage sign appears in sight. The members of the Collomb family, the founders of the workshop, have been leading a sweet life for thirty years. The father began the chocolate story, and then his son continued, smiling Stefano, who looked more like the hero of Three Musketeers than a confectioner. Continue reading

Kronplatz and children

Kronplatz is a pleasant place to relax with children. First of all, because they think a lot about safety and convenience – for example, there are several times more cabins than chairlifts. Secondly, it is calm here not only during the day, when the bulk of the people are on the mountain, but also in the evenings, because lovers of intensive après ski do not go here. Kronplatz has a reputation as a solid family resort. 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, it seemed that the city was twice its actual size. The dome of Brunneleschi rises above the city, connoisseurs of art and wealthy people, noble Florentines and travelers, fans of the Muses and company leaders loved to stay here. Continue reading

Sardinian goodies
Italian cuisine is the best cuisine in the world, with each province having its own signature dishes, which envy the cuisine of any randomly selected country. In this context, Sardinia…

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Love Stories at Hotel Eden
The walls of the exquisite Roman Hotel Eden, owned by the Dorchester Collection, recall many romantic stories. In 1898, actress Eleanor Duse and writer, poet, and playwright Gabriel d'Annunzio stayed…

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7 hotels where you can meet the president
Heads of state, like mere mortals, sometimes sleep. True, they usually do this in personal residences or in luxury hotels. It is difficult for an ordinary tourist to get into…

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10 Italian resorts you might not know about
Year after year, travelers storm the same Italian places: the coast of Sardinia and the Sicilian Taormina, the Tuscan hills and the resorts of Emilia-Romagna, land in whole landings in…

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