First time on a cruise: from Trieste to Istanbul with MSC Splendida

We embarked on our 10 days (9 nights) cruise – the first time on a cruise for us! – from Trieste to Istanbul (and back) with hopes of a leisure vacation with interesting stops. And we got exactly that.  We enjoyed our time on the ship and the great food with a variety of choices. Especially the evening 3-course […]

Weekend getaway in Italian Emilia-Romagna

Italian province of Emilia-Romagna is a perfect destination for a long weekend trip. Here you can find something for every taste: rich history, interesting culture, delicious food, green nature, seaside resorts, beautiful architecture, there are even 11 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the region. I have visited Emilia-Romagna several times and in this blog post […]

Photo diary: Bologna’s porticoes in Christmas time

It is Christmas time in Bologna, Italy, and although the city isn’t as full of Christmas lights as one would expect their porticoes are amazingly decorated! Yes, they also have a majestic Christmas tree, lights above the streets, but porticoes with Christmas lights are the best part of Christmas time in Bologna for me. And […]