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 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