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In the footsteps of Leopardi.

In the footsteps of Leopardi.

Recanati, town of Leopardi. In Italy, among the amazing hills of the Marche region, lies a medieval village perched on a hill where you can breathe the atmosphere of poetry. Recanati is where Giacomo Leopardi, one of the most important Italian poets, was born in 1798. His poems have always inspired me. His works dictated […]

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Estonia, here we go!

Estonia, here we go!

Estonia, a place to be! It’s finally summer time and the holidays are quickly approaching. Have you ever thought about going to Estonia? Estonia has fascinated me since the first time I went there a few years ago. Although I admit that different times I had never travelled much further than Tallinn. This year I […]

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The fortresses of Krakow.

The fortresses of Krakow.

Krakow is a beautiful, lively, bright city full of tourists. The historic centre is a fascinating and ancient place with thousands of years of history. The Jewish district is full of cosy cafés where you can relax and enjoy what the city has to offer. From Europe, everyone can easily reach Krakow by plane or, […]

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The Carpathians Mountains and the Great War.

The Carpathians Mountains and the Great War.

The Carpathian Mountains is a beautiful mountain range crossing Central and Eastern Europe from the Czech Republic to Romania via Poland and Ukraine. Similar to the Alps, it shares a past of heroism and the horrors of a humanity at war. The Carpathian Mountains sound distant to us both historically and geographically, and yet we […]

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Egypt in the Egyptian Museum of Turin.

Egypt in the Egyptian Museum of Turin.

For years, the Egyptian Museum of Turin was on my list of places I want to visit and I finally succeed. The Egyptian Museum is an all-Italian excellence. It is the second largest museum dedicated entirely to Egyptian culture after the Cairo Museum. It ranks as one of the best museums in the world for […]

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The vineyard cottages of Novo Mesto.

The vineyard cottages of Novo Mesto.

There is a part of Slovenia that has to be discovered. The reason might be that it is slightly further away, and also, the trio of Ljubljana, the Postojna Caves and Bled attracts many tourists, keeping them away from the rest of the Country. This part of Slovenia, however, has nothing to envy from that […]

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Koper, the first of Slovenia’s gems.

Koper, the first of Slovenia’s gems.

Koper is the first gem of Slovenia that you arrive to once you cross the border and leave Italy behind. Koper is a bilingual city, where both Slovenian and Italian is widely spoken in a linguistic and cultural mix that dates back to the era of the hegemony of Venice. Koper, with its historic oval […]

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Predjamski Grad and the Robin Hood of Slovenia.

Predjamski Grad and the Robin Hood of Slovenia.

To dive into the real story of Predjamski Grad, it is necessary to go back to the fifteenth century, when knight Erasmus found refuge in a vertical wall of rock at Predjama. Today, this place still sets the scene for a chivalrous and spectacular history. To reach this place one has to cross hills covered […]

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The white Horses of Lipica.

The white Horses of Lipica.

Imagine the rolling hills between the karst sinkholes covered in vivid green grass with beautiful white horses grazing on these hills. You are in Lipica, a small Slovenian village on the border with Italy a few kilometres from Gorizia and Trieste. It is a special place with an ancient tradition that roots back to 1568, […]

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Nova Gorica

Nova Gorica

Nova Gorica, a city where you can enjoy a historic era that no longer exists, a city which you can explore through its exquisite cuisine, wines and casinos. Strolling through the streets of Nova Gorica means to relive history. There is no brick in that area of Karst, where the city is located, which was […]

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