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The moon and the call of the forest.

The moon and the call of the forest.

A moment is enough for me. Milan is a frenetic, vibrant European metropolis, teeming with life. Rich in cultural events, cafes in baroque palaces with a posh atmosphere and new futuristic neighbourhoods that glow with beams of led lights at night. I move through the crowd of nightlife watching who, like me, is going to […]

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February and March, two months presenting the book.

February and March, two months presenting the book.

SEO: Treviso, Trieste, Udine, Milan and La Spezia, starting a new series of presentations on the book: “Here they fought!” – Remembering WW1 in order to not repeat. It’s close to start a tour of presentations of “Here they fought! 1914 – 1918” the book published by Hoepli. This tour starts after a series of […]

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Merry X-Mas from Milan!

Merry X-Mas from Milan!

When the sunset fades away and the night falls, Milan lights up with a thousand Christmas decorations, the Christmas songs spread from Duomo square. The Vittorio Emanuele Arcade captures the gaze with its sparkling dome! During the days before Christmas, shops and bookshops are crowded with people, the rush to buy the gifts is frenetic. […]

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Meeting Tina Maze.

Meeting Tina Maze.

During a Slovenian evening in Milan promoted by the Slovenian Tourism Board, I had the chance to meet Tina Maze, Olympic Ski Champion. It was a very interesting meeting talking about the importance of Slovenian mountains and the ski tradition. In occasion of the meeting I presented my book “Slovenia”, edited with Morellini Editore, a […]

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Autumn colours in Ljubljana downtown.

Autumn colours in Ljubljana downtown.

Ljubljana is a gorgeous city. Few days ago I had the chance to pass from there and to enjoy this autumn foreshortening. I enjoyed the intense yellow of the leaves and of the weeping willows facing the placid waters of the Ljubljanica river. This frame was accompanied by the sound of rain. A panorama made […]

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Caporetto.

Caporetto.

I challenge you to find an Italian that never said or have heard at least once “ah, it was just a Caporetto”. That battle is in our history books, and that phrase entered the Italian lexicon as a synonym for ‘defeat’, this town is both known and unknown at the same time. Surrounded by clichés, […]

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Slovenia and the Great War

Slovenia and the Great War

A hundred years ago the Great War fell on the continent as a devastating fury, bringing millions of people away. When we talk about Great War we imagine far away places but in fact could not be more wrong. These places can be visited today and provide an incredible and silent testimony to what the […]

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Ptuj, between ancient Rome and the spas.

Ptuj, between ancient Rome and the spas.

Have you ever heard of Ptuj in Slovenia? If your answer is no, imagine the Roman legions marching towards the edges of the Empire to defend the plains of Pannonia. Imagine revisiting this colony called Poetovio painted by the glittering colours of ancient Rome and having rich banquets accompanied by local Pullus wine. At this […]

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Ljubljana, the dragon city.

Ljubljana, the dragon city.

Ljubljana is undoubtedly the dragon city, vivacious and cheerful. Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital, has its roots in the remote times of the Dragon legend. An era in which the entire area was a large marshy area. The legend says that Jason, the mythological hero, was driving the Argo boat along the river together with the Argonauts […]

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A hundred years ago on the Isonzo River.

A hundred years ago on the Isonzo River.

The letter is yellowed and brings us back to June 1917 on the Isonzo River front. A front line made of endless Karst rocky hillsides where Italians and Austro-Hungarians destroyed their youth. It begins with a “dear family” and then it shows concern about the vicissitudes of home and its vineyards. The letter ends with […]

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