Italy’s Alto Adige, A region for nature, food and wine Lovers

Italy's Alto Adige Region

The Italian region of Trentino-Alto Adige is different from the rest of Italy, it’s a bit of Austria, Germany and Italy combined. Popular with tourists who visit in the summer for hiking and in the winter for skiing, it also attracts foodies and wine lovers for its gastronomic reputation. Bordering Austria and Switzerland to the […]

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Eleven Countries, No Jet Lag…That’s Epcot

A travel adventure through Eleven Countries, no passport, customs and best of all, no jet lag involved…that’s Epcot. Instead of a long plane trip across the Atlantic, it was a two hour drive from our home in Vero Beach to the Walt Disney World Resort. My husband and I joined friends for a short visit to […]

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Porchetta…An Italian Classic

Porchetta is an Italian classic that dates back to Roman times. It is a young pig that is deboned, stuffed with herbs and seasonings and spit roasted over a wood fire until its crackling skin is a deep mahogany color.  If you have traveled in central Italy anywhere from Tuscany to south of Rome, you […]

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A Taste Of Italy…Cavolo Nero Con Fagioli E Patate

If you have ever dreamed of traveling to Italy, finding a small trattoria out in the countryside, and sampling some of the wonderful foods you have read about for years, then you are like me. I think we all hope that we can find that special little spot that the tourists haven’t discovered. We would […]

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A Salad Of Warm Potatoes, Mussels And Shrimp

A salad can be more than just lettuce with bottled dressing. It can be the star of the dining table. Fresh crisp greens, warm potatoes, mussels and shrimp is a complete meal…only needing a loaf of crusty bread to serve alongside. My recipe was inspired by a dish that my husband had while we were […]

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Ciao Italia – Our Last Day In Italy

From the beautiful Mediterranean towns of St. Margherita and Portofino to the Dolomite Mountains of the Alto Adige/South Tyrol, this is our last day in Italy. It has been a wonderful journey through some well known and some not so well known areas in Italy. The days were made perfect by the exceptional weather, beautiful […]

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Europe’s Most Beautiful Wine Growing Region

It is said that South Tyrol – Alto Adige is Europe’s most beautiful wine growing region and I have to agree. There are beautiful mountain peaks, pine forests, lush green meadows, and steeply terraced vineyards. Valleys are filled with more vineyards and apple orchards guarded over by ancient castles perched on high peaks. This part […]

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The Spectacular Dolomites

The Dolomites, at the top of Italy, with jagged peaks, sheer cliffs and a landscape that looks like rock castles and cathedrals, are often referred to as one of the most spectacular mountain ranges in the world. The beautiful Italian mountains are located in the northeast part of the country just south of the Austrian […]

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The Old World Charm of Bressanone, Italy

Traveling through the northeast part of the Trentino/Alto Adige, you will discover the old world charm of Bressanone/Brixen, Italy. The quaint little town is just 25 miles northeast of Bolzano and definitely worth a visit. It is in a beautiful valley that is surrounded by orchards and vineyards that creep up the slopes of the […]

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Bolzano, Italy – The Gateway To The Dolomites

Bolzano, Italy is known as the gateway to the Dolomites. It is the capital of the province of Trentino/ Alto-Adige also known as the South Tyrol. In this area, all towns names are written in Italian and German. As a matter of fact, you will hear more German spoken than Italian. This is because this […]

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