ITALIAN SKI RESORTS
Everyone knows how Italians love football. But perhaps they love alpine skiing no less. It is not surprising that in this southern country they love skiing so much. After all,…

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Italian hotels: what the stars say
The average tourist used to navigate the world of hotels by stars. Everyone knows, for example, that five stars are better than four, and even more so than three. Upon…

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Bergamo and Bologna
Bergamo is a city 40 km northeast of Milan at the foot of the Alps, the administrative center of the province of the same name. Conventionally, the city is divided…

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Tea and coffee. About normal and abnormal

The very first time in Italy, until I learned to speak Italian fluently, I was tormented by the question: “Do you have normal or hot tea?” I could speak tè caldo – hot tea, and I pronounced it as clearly as possible when ordering. And they continued to ask me with pressure: is it hot or is it NORMAL?

There is no normal tea in Italy, unfortunately. I have not seen a teapot in any house, nor in a single supermarket have I seen loose tea in packs. Tea is sometimes brewed in bags, and water is boiled in a saucepan, and a tea bag is thrown right there so that no one has the opportunity to regulate the strength of the tea. Well, and, of course, to wait until he cools down while talking, and drink barely warm pale Continue reading

Other Italy

“Ladies and gentlemen! Our plane landed at the airport of Trieste. We are glad to welcome you in Italy,” a pleasant male baritone informs. Out of Moscow habit, we frantically grab onto mobile phones – and here is your first surprise! My mobile operator greeted me in the territory of … Slovenia, and a neighbor received an SMS with roaming tariffs for the territory of Croatia. “And it turns out I am in Austria!” – admired the girl on the left. Perhaps nothing better than this episode will describe Friuli-Venezia Giulia, perhaps the most unique Italian region with Roman roots, a Venetian past, an Austrian accent and Slovenian hospitality.

Lignano – Little Florida
“Ciao! Bianvenutti and Italy!” – the guide welcomes us, a pretty girl with a strange name for the Italian Linda. Continue reading

Folgaria – comfortable for beginners and interesting for professionals

In the southeast of Trentino is Folgaria – the land of quiet villages and interesting trails, the best place for those who decide to relax with their whole family.

The experienced skier, speaking of Folgaria, will remember first of all its intricate slopes, the most curious of which is Salizzona. A wide slope in the form of a giant more than a kilometer-long letter S with a double bend connects Cima Dosso and the Folgaria plateau. The slope is moderately steep – you will go down 312 meters. But if you decide to ride this “red” track from the beginning to the very end, be prepared for the unexpected. Salizzona has a very inconsistent character, and it guarantees real Continue reading

Val Gardena - the largest Italian resort
Val Gardena is a valley in the Dolomites, part of the world's largest ski region Dolomiti Superski. The ski pass of the same name unites 12 large ski areas and…

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Genoa
Genoa is a historic coastal city and the largest Italian port in northern Italy, the capital of the province of Genoa and the historical region of Liguria. Located on the…

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Genoa Pre Quarter
Parallel to our elegant Balbi street, conceived as a triumphal entrance to the city for travelers - from the most beautiful station building, through the square with the monumental Columbus…

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Italian hotels: what the stars say
The average tourist used to navigate the world of hotels by stars. Everyone knows, for example, that five stars are better than four, and even more so than three. Upon…

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