Piran- one small medieval town with a big heart

Piran is charm­ing  medieval town in the Gulf of Piran, south­west­ern of Slove­nia, you do not want to miss.  With 18.000 inhab­i­tants, some would say its tiny and so it feels like. Kissed by the Adri­atic Sea, just like its sis­ters: Koper, Por­toz and Izola, it is one of the three major towns of Slove­nian Istria…. 

Skocjanske jame, a unique UNESCO site

The Skoc­jan Caves are the  great­est under­ground Canyon in Europe and sec­ond great­est in the world. Enlisted in UNESCO because of its out­stand­ing uni­ver­sal value. That is a strong char­ac­ter to start with, but there is more: it is UNESCO and RAMSAR (inter­na­tional con­ven­tion of wet­lands) her­itage, acknowl­edged as one of the nat­u­ral trea­sures of planet Earth; has about 130.000…

Florence 7 centuries of open air Gothic Museum

The Flo­ren­ti­nes say that the mak­ing of Flo­rence started 700 years ago and is still work in pro­gress. Five gen­er­a­tions of Flo­ren­ti­nes and their artists, all com­pet­ing with each other are the rea­son for the birth of Renais­sance. Flo­ren­ti­nes are very cre­ative and com­pet­i­tive peo­ple and for cen­turies they wanted to do what no one else has done. And they… 

Italy- The Castle of Miramar

After leav­ing Flo­rence, the next thing I had in mind was the medieval Slove­nian city of Piran, so I was head­ing in its direc­tion. I wanted to visit also the Tri­este Golf sea vil­lages and was dri­ving relaxed on the seaside road, still in Italy, when I spot­ted the Castle of Miramar.The castle is located in the North of… 

Italy-Tuscany and its Val D’Orcia

– Val D’Orcia is a Nature pro­tected  600 km ² area in Italy,  close to Siena in the heart of Tus­cany, famous for its splen­did scenic pic­tures, its wine, olive oil, cheese and their qual­ity. I made acquain­tance with Val D’Orcia dri­ving on its coun­try roads, with no time pres­sure. I stopped many times to pho­tograph its val­leys and… 

Slovenia-3 days in Trglav National Park-Canyons, waterfalls and gorges

Trglav National Park,  one of the film sets of Disney’s 2008, “Chron­i­cles of Narnja”,  holds 84.000 hectares of wilder­ness. It is located in the Julian Alps, the north-east of Slove­nia, close to the Ital­ian and Aus­trian bor­ders. The high­est point of the park is the peak of Mt. Triglav (2864 m), which also gave the park its name… 

Italy – Cinque Terre, The Five Lands which are actually Seven

Where is it? Cinque Terre is in Lig­uria the west coast of Italy, 450 km from Rome and 230 from Milano.  It is called Cinque Terre because of the first 5 vil­lages UNESCO enlisted in its her­itage, later adding another two: Mon­terosso al Mare, Ver­nazza, Corniglia, Man­arola, Riomag­giore, Por­tovenere and Tra­monti di Campiglia. 6 solid rea­sons to see Cinque…