Hills of florence
Already in the XIV century, a large number of "rich villas, towers, courtyards and gardens" in the vicinity of Florence made a strong impression on travelers, according to Giovanni Villani,…

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Valle d’Aosta
Valle d’Aosta is an autonomous region of Italy, the smallest region of Italy, located on the border with Switzerland (from the north) and France (from the west), whose capital is…

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"CLASSIC ITALY" OR HOW I RELAXED IN ITALY
A trip to Italy was a real miracle for me, a dream come true. I fell in love with this country at first sight - the way you can fall…

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Italian fluently

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 gives access to 1,200 km of slopes – but, of course, not all of them are connected directly by lifts. Specifically, from Val Gardena you can ski in three more valleys – Val di Fassa, Alta Badia and Arabba / Marmolada. The famous 40-km route Sella Ronda is used for this, ringing the Sella mountain range. Each valley also has its own ski area. Together, the four of them have 250 lifts and 570 km of slopes.

There are three resorts in Val Gardena – Ortisei, Selva and Santa Cristina. Ortisei of them is the largest, but also the least tourist – it is the administrative center of the valley, and most of the locals live there. Santa Continue reading

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

Valle d’Aosta
Valle d’Aosta is an autonomous region of Italy, the smallest region of Italy, located on the border with Switzerland (from the north) and France (from the west), whose capital is…

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Madonna di Campiglio - a glamorous ski vacation
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…

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Venice for children
Despite the fact that Venice has a very romantic image and lovers from all over the world strive to get here, couples with children do not lag behind them. Many…

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What to eat in the Dolomites
We present to your attention a small "guide" on the restaurant menu at the ski resorts Dolomiti Superski. We hope he can help you navigate the local gastronomic diversity and…

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