Balon of Turin

Since I’m on my way to fly, it’s the perfect moment to tell you a story about Balon. It’s a historic place in Turin. The name comes from hot air balloons that came flying in from different locations in the Alps. As you might know, Turin is probably the only big city that is surrounded…

Did they see a wolf?

I would like to tell you a story that happened some time ago… My family and some friends decided to go for a walk in the valley of Lanzo. We chose a trail made by CAI that goes from Mezzenile to the church called Cappella Consolata. It was a rather steep trail that followed the…

Autumn colours and a heavy rainfall

The latest two weeks we´ve had a lot of rain. Even a syclone went through the valley of Lanzo a bit more than a week ago! Luckily the horses were inside the stable while the heavy wind passed through. I was actually going for a walk in town with my dog, when I heared the…

Visiting San Domenico by feet

Last Sunday we went to walk in the Alps with two other families and their children. The destination was a small church called Santuario di San Domenico on the mountain top. We had to drive to Cantoira Fraz. Rù and then follow a nice trail towards the top. It was quite steep, but you only have…

From Lanzo to Pratorosso – Pilone del merlo – Cudine

As you can read in the headline, we’ve done a lot of exploration this time! An 8,5 hours ride including breaks was enough to make me really exhausted. Especially since we did a long ride yesterday as well… The plan was to ride to “Il pilone del merlo” over Coassolo. That’s a rather short trip…

Riding from Lanzo to La Cialma

I’m having some quiet days at home at the moment, so I’ve brought Soraya to our garden. In this way I’m able to take some nice rides in the mountains over Lanzo. Soraya has put on some weight during the holidays. I’ve been away too long, and now it’s time for some attention and training…

Walking from Balme to the Green Lakes

«I laghi verdi» – The Green Lakes – is a place you should visit during your lifetime! Me, Luca and Dakota were planning to visit the more typical lake: «Lago di Malciaussia» until a friend told us about the green lakes. This particular name made us curious, and we went to the valley of Ceres…

Just another nice ride in the hills

After the rather exhausting ride from Lanzo to Ca Bianca, the ride to our favourite restaurant in Cudine was just relaxing! It’s not only my favourite restaurant. It’s also my favourite track in the hills. You hardly need to touch the asphalt, there are so many trails in the forest! The ride from Mathi to…

Living on horseback

This week I’ve been more or less living on horseback! Since my son is by the sea with the rest of the family and my husband is working, I spent my time exploring the area!   Last Sunday I went on a long trail ride with two friends. Everything happened that day! The angry man…

A short and stunning visit to Apricale

I’ve actually been back from the seaside for a long period, but I would like to tell you about the small town “Apricale” that I visited during my holiday. I didn’t even plan to go there, it just happened! A Norwegian friend and her Italian husband have got a flat in the neighbor town of…