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
The Val di Fiemme Valley has become a true mecca for cross-country skiing fans. In these places, which are usually called the gates of the Dolomites, excellent trails are laid for those who like to ride on the plain, want to live in good comfortable hotels, use rentals and service stations, but are not ready to pay a lot of money for it.
During international competitions, Val di Fiemme attracts tens of thousands of fans from around the world. FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2013 will be held for the third time in this valley very soon. Preparations for this grand skiing holiday are in full swing: a new stadium has already been built in Lago di Tesero, hundreds of volunteers are polishing their language skills to make it as good as possible to receive guests of the Championship. Continue reading
Panevegdio – Pale di San Martino, Adamello Brenta and Stelvio, the three “green lungs” of Trentino, offer a large number of ways and opportunities for exploring alpine flora and fauna. Forests, mountains, rivers, alpine fauna: nature truly reigns in Trentino, thanks also to the presence of three natural parks located in the province. The Adamello Brenta, Paneveggio – Palais di San Martino and Stelvio parks guard the natural treasures of this region, the administration of which pays special attention to respect for the environment. The area of lands to be protected is almost 20% of the total area of the province. In the thick forests of Trentino, half a billion trees grow, nearly 1,000 for every resident of the province: a number that far exceeds the national average. Logging in Trentino accounts for 43% of the total national volume. The high quality of local wood is due to the skillful management of logging, which is carried out according to the principle of “strategy for the Continue reading