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…

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…

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…

Tasting Barbaresco wine… in Barbaresco!

There’s nothing like tasting local products while traveling in Italy. Yesterday I was so lucky to see two beautiful towns: Neive and Barbaresco. I was in the area to watch my husband in a barrel race, while I realized that we were only 14 minutes away from Neive by car. After looking at all the…

A Norwegian visit in Turin

Last week I received a very nice visit in Turin. The three Norwegian ladies are working with an Erasmus project in Norway. I am supposed to organize all the practical aspects of the same project when the students arrive. It’s about sending young people studying to become a chef or a waitress to gather some…

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…

After the trip on horseback

You might be asking yourself what I’m doing now and what I’ve learned from this horseback experience. Well, just after getting back home I went to the seaside. I needed some time to rest and to stay with my son. We are staying in a small town in Liguria where the pace of life is…

An extra visit in Chianale

The same afternoon that we arrived on horseback in Pontechianale, we got a lift by car to Chianale. This is another small town a bit further up in the mountain. The speciality of this place is the little rocky bridge the combines the houses on each side of the river. It’s also a very tidy…

The sixth day: From Becetto to Pontechianale

We started out later than usual since the distance of the last day should be rather short and easy. I woke up early anyway thanks to the sound of the calfs.   It was a nice ride through cosy small towns. We even went through a market and the people stopped to watch us. It’s a…

The fourth day: From San Secondo to Balma Boves

We left the camp site early in the morning to cross the valley of Pinerolo. We had to travel a fair bit in the traffic before we hit the old railway. Soraya was really keen to go this morning, maybe she was a but nervous after the hard ride the day before? To take it…