Trondheim- the nicest city in Norway?

After spending three days in Trondheim, I’d like to say that this is one of the most beautiful and cleanest cities in Norway. After spending years in Italy, I’ve forgotten how clean and well organized everything looks in a Norwegian big city. No garbage and no loud people. Even the dogs are clean, pure breeds…

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…

The orange carnival in Ivrea

Throwing oranges is a big thing in the beautiful town called Ivrea. Every year there are thousands of inhabitants ready for the orange fight! In the middle of the flying fruit you’ll meet hundreds of horses, either ridden by people in different costumes or pulling wagons filled with oranges. It was really impressive to see…

A meeting with the riding police

Two new Erasmus+ apprenticies have come to Turin. During a long bike ride through town, we met the riding police! They were out for a ride along the river, just like us. The only difference is that we were riding the Mobikes, a very practical solution for bike rental. You just need to download an…

Wonderful hosts and food at the Cottino farmhouse!

Last Saturday I arranged a trekking to Cottino farmhouse near Rocca. We were 6 riders from Balangero, Mathi, Benne and Cafasse that wanted to share an unforgettable lunch. The weather was just perfect, but the roads were covered with ice some places. In this case we all had to make the horses walk slowly, and…

The marvelous Lago d’Orta

Just a fast look back into 2018 about one of my resent travels in Piedmont: lago d’orta in the region of Verbania. It was one of those warm days in November and it felt almost like summer time! But the tourists had left and the streets were empty. Inside the elegant restaurant where we had…

How I got knocked out by the flu!

This is the period of the year when everybody get sick! All the members of my family have been sick, and I´m the last one trying to cope with a terrible flu… After more than a week of pain in the body, a soar throat, lack of voice and headache I could not resist any…

Some Christmas magic in Lanzo…

The first Saturday of December you’ll find this beautiful Christmas market in the little town of Lanzo. Unfortunately I didn’t have much time to visit, since my son had to reach a birthday party. But he did get time for a short ride on a donkey! There were 5 lovely donkeys  in service for the…

Cioccolatò 2018 in Torino and truffle season!

Cioccolatò 2018 is an annual chocolate festival that takes place in the center of Turin during autumn time. I am a bit late writing about it, but I just want to share my experience about chocolate and truffles this year. We passed by the chocolate festival a late Sunday afternoon. It was cold and rainy,…

Winetasting with the Norwegian group in Monferrato

During the Erasmus+ period we went twice to Monferrato to taste some of the world`s greatest wine. Me and my colleague Roberto had some fantastic days and adventures with this funny group. We went to visit several vineyards but also an UNESCO heritage site, where we visited some underground cathedrals. This vineyard is called Cascina…