Take a Saturday; take some friends visiting from afar; take you feel like enjoying nature and savouring good wines. Shake well and visit Maso Thaler! I went there last week during a clear and pleasant autumnal day. The winery, run by Motta family, is located in Gleno (Montan/Montagna), halfway up the slope that looks out onto the Adige Valley and reachable by a steep mountain road. I am sure during winter this could become a challenge! Once arrived to the “maso” a breath-taki
Il vino è poesia in bottiglia. Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 –1894) Romanziere, poeta e scrittore di viaggi scozzese Wine is bottled poetry. Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 –1894) Scottish novelist, poet and travel writer Salva #quote #wine
Need inspiration for an offbeat meal with friends? Let's have a craft beer tasting at Batzen Bräu Brewery! I went there for lunch with some friends last week: we had fun tasting together and comparing our points of view. The brewery is located in Bolzano Downtown and includes a Biergarten and an inn. It is possible to book guided tours. The actual building has been renovated in 2012 by restoring the 600-years-old historic tavern Ca' De Bezzi. Did you know? The current appella
aAutumn means the harvest has come to an end, means preparing for wintertime and being grateful for all gifts of nature.
Therefore, it is tradition among farmers to meet together and celebrate with a charming open-air market. A colourful habit that has now become a regular appointment, open to tourists and population: the Erntedankfest that takes place in October in the Walther square in Bolzano thanks to the South Tyrolean Farmers Association and the Red Rooster Association
We did not inherit this world from our parents, we borrowed it from our children. One day we will return it to them. When we do, it should be every bit as bountiful as it was when we found it. That's what sustainability means... (Irish Pavillion, Expo 2015) Non abbiamo ereditato questo mondo dai nostri genitori, lo abbiamo preso in prestito dai nostri figli. Un giorno dovremo restitutirlo a loro. Quando lo faremo, dovrà essere tanto rigoglioso come quando lo abbiamo trovato.
As you probably have guessed, I could not miss the chance to visit the South Tyrolean stand. As reported by the organizers, "the South Tyrolean Presentation is build in vertical style, 13 meters high, based on larch wood. [...] The winning idea of the wood panelled tree house on three platforms is presenting the 7 themes of South Tyrol. The ground floor is dedicated to the gastronomic elements of high quality". (source: http://www.expo2015.bz.it) But what does this mean? It m
It's the main Italian event for this year... could I miss Expo 2015 in Milan? Of course not!
How was it? A beautiful and surprisingly relaxing day. Even though the area is huge, even though the pavilions are a million, even though you are surrounded by more than 150.000 people, even though everything, there is space for everyone, services and information in every corner and a number of fountains providing free fresh water. Families, classes, businessmen, retires groups, frie
Non si può pensare bene, amare bene, dormire bene, se non si ha cenato bene. Virginia Woolf (1882–1941), English writer One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. Virginia Woolf (1882–1941), English writer Salva #quote #dinner
October is still harvest time! I am so happy I got a fragrant crate of apples from one of the Consortia with quality certification today: freshly picked apples, a pleasure for your eyes, for your nose and surely for your mouth. I want to share with you the beauty and colours of this ancient fruit, that is still part of our everyday life. What varieties are available now? As you can see in the photo below, Royal Gala, Golden Delicious and Kanzi (from left to right). I will soo