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Tagged With: Italy

HIDE-AWAYS I’m Going To Tell You A Secret …

  „ALBERGO DELL‘ ANGELO“ is a historic mini-hotel in the southwestern Italian Town of Pieve di Teco. A forgotten settlement in the mountains above the Riviera, which lost 80 % of its inhabitants in the last 20 years, just 1000 are left. An old town, and wonderfully quiet – and so is the Albergo, at … Weiterlesen »

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NIGHTLIFE In Milan After Midnight …

A DRINK, A DANCE – NICE PEOPLE? Yes, possible! In the „Old Fashion Club“, a covered and open air affair in the Parco Sempione, the entrance being in the Viala Emilio Alemagna, 6. The building is called Palazzo dell’Arte di Milano, and you should visit it in a lovely summer night, because then there is … Weiterlesen »

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TRAVELLING There Is A Room Like A Stadium …

I’VE NEVER EVEN IMAG- INED, that a thing like this could exist! Not even far away, in Padua in Italy, Padova in Italian. A room like a football field or a wide market place but covered. 82 m or 72 yards long, 27 m or 24 yards wide and 25 m or 22,5 yards high! … Weiterlesen »

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DISCOVERY Ever Heard Of ARGIMUSCO?

ANOTHER FINE TROVE IN SICILY! This time in the eastern part of this Italian island, in the Hinterland of Messina, ca. 80 kilometers away in western direction, on the northern flank of the vulcano Etna (so active, it offers a fabulous illuminated sight at night) near the ancient village of Montalbano Elicona. In the vicinity … Weiterlesen »

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ISLANDS I Found The Half Forgotten Egadis …

WHEN I GOT THERE, I was speechless! I had been in Sicily so often, been on the other islands around this big island, Italy in general was a favourite travel destination since my very early days. But I had, until recently, never heard of the Aegadian Islands, shortly called Egadis. There are three main island, … Weiterlesen »

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ISLANDS Never Heard Of Cavallo? Read This!

In the 1970s Cavallo was a hotspot – but not for long. You know how the Jetset is: easily bored, because they are egocentrics, not really interested in where they land. Cavallo, a tiny island between Corsica (France) and Sardegna (Italy) was lost again and the few inhabitants cheered. There were French movistars who bought … Weiterlesen »

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GASTRONOMY The Oldest Osteria On Earth!

If you ever come close to this beautiful Italian town, save an evening and ca. 30 Euro (=  US$ 40) for the Osteria „Al Brindisi“. I went there some 50 years ago and came back recently – into a restaurant which hadn’t changed a bit, and hadn’t probably for a couple of 100 years! Imagine … Weiterlesen »

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MUSEUMS The News To Use … (No. 26)

Some cities have nothing, some have everything! Venice is such a town. And now there opens another museum, the only one of its kind in Italy: the „Museum of Parfume“. They put into the same building as the already world-famous „Museum of Costumes and Film“, the Palazzo Mocenigo, and on show are the most beautiful … Weiterlesen »

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EATING In Praise of Culatello di Zibello (34)

Say what you want about him. But the British Prince Charles loves, and knows, the good things in life. That’s why he sends from time to time the meat of his celebrated pigs to Cremona in Northern Italy. Because there the produce the „Culatello di Zibello“, the best and the most expensive ham in the … Weiterlesen »

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ANIMALS Moments You Never Forget … (No. 38)

It happened to me, who is not an experienced diver: I swam near the Italian island of Elba, reach the bottom of the sea in about 5 m or 15 feet – and encountered a mystic experience: Giant sea shells, about 80 cm or almost 3 feet high, standing upright in the sand, some bearded … Weiterlesen »

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