Things to do in Dubrovnik

Ah, Dubrovnik. Adored by people like John Malkovitch, the king of Jordan and the late Pope John Paul II, this “jewel of the Adriatic” is Eastern Europe’s Venice, minus the flooding. The southern-most city in Croatia, Dubrovnik was one of the centers of the development of language and literature and was home to many famous …

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Discovering Alberobello

Today, I’ll take you back to Apulia but this time to the outback to discover Alberobello and its trullos. A village that, notwithstanding tourism, has managed to keep a lot of its magic with its characteristic buildings, the trullos, that stand out with their peaky roofs, and with the many local traditions. It’s probably because …

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Italy, Le cascate di Monticelli Brusati

Italy: Le Cascate di Monticelli Brusati (The Monticelli Brusati Waterfall)

‘What about a mountain hiking trip?’, my friend Adi proposed and I glazed over. ‘Hon, you realize my daughter is just 4, right? There’s no way she’d be able to survive such a trip’, I responded, ready to comment on how people who are still childless don’t know what’s suitable for a small kid. ‘The …

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Podestà Palace

Italy: Castell’Arquato

After a tiresome and rewarding (especially for daughter) visit to Leolandia, our friend decided we should keep a low profile for a day, so that we can recover. And yet, the weather was spectacular (there’s something about Italian spring that makes you want to wander all day long), so we drove for half an hour …

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