Obstacle-free running
Who would have told me a week ago that I can easily run cross-country skiing 10 km, I would not believe it. But the mountains, it seems, really awaken the…

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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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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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Carthusian monks

Val di Fassa – for lovers of freeride

The Val di Fassa region is also well-equipped with well-prepared slopes, huge snow parks with curious obstacles, and modern, swift, recently updated lifts. And very soon these places can become famous as the Italian capital of freeriding: in the winter season 2011/12 in Val di Fassa, two new freeride tracks will open for fans of off-piste skiing. So skiers and snowboarders who love freedom and extreme sports, have decent skills and do not want to ride on marked routes crowded with people, will have the opportunity to test themselves on dizzy slopes. Continue reading

To the Christmas table

We bring to your attention a brief map of Italy in the perspective of Christmas treats:

Let’s start from the north: Trentino Alto Adige makes sweet pastries for Christmas, such as Zelten Dzelten with candied fruit and Buchteln jam with jam filling, sprinkled with vanilla icing sugar, Spitzbuben and Lebkuchen cookies and jam. In the mountainous region of Val d’Aosta / Val D’Aosta, the “ancestor” of the famous panettone – Mecoulin “meculin” is put on the festive table: a sweet loaf with raisins. Continue reading

Fashionable restaurant. In Monfort, high
In most restaurants around the world, food is starring, wine is selected for it. In Italy, with its ubiquitous cult, wines are often the opposite. As its name implies, the…

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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…

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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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Tomato fantasies. With stale bread in Tuscany
Residents of Italian Tuscany like to tell foreigners with mock humility that their cuisine is “poor” (cucina povera). However, they also know how to turn simple rural food into a…

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