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 closer examination, however, it turns out that hotels with the same number of stars can differ from each other, like heaven and earth in terms of the services provided and the condition of the hotel itself, even within one country. What is the matter? The permissibility of hoteliers? No matter how.
The main problem is that for a long time there was no international agreement regarding the classification of hotels. It was absent even within the framework of the European Union, where, in theory, Continue reading
When the sea becomes cool, and the alpine peaks are covered with thick snow, the powers that be change the beach resorts to ski resorts. The rich and famous go to Madonna di Campiglio – a real kingdom of luxury and glamor. This small resort town, which in winter turns into one of the epicenters of social life on the planet, lies in the middle of the picturesque Dolomites in the Adamello-Brenta Natural Park.
The resort has become a true legend not only due to the fact that among the skiers and snowboarders flying around you down the slope, the president of a large transnational corporation or the crown prince of some small European principality may well be climbing up. Athletes appreciate this place for 90 kilometers of Continue reading
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
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
A small chocolate factory with the same name Chocolat (Fraz. Entreves, 2 – La Thuile) is easy to find without a navigator – you still feel the sweet aroma at the entrances to the village of La Thuile, long before a green vintage sign appears in sight. The members of the Collomb family, the founders of the workshop, have been leading a sweet life for thirty years. The father began the chocolate story, and then his son continued, smiling Stefano, more like the hero of Three Musketeers than a pastry chef. Dad, by the way, at his 73 years old continues to work at the factory and is not going to retire. “Who will voluntarily give up art?” He says passionately. And here we have nothing to object, especially to the Italian, in matters of art to a much more knowledgeable person. Continue reading