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…

Swimming with stallions

After coming back to Italy, I would like to tell you about my best summer memory from Norway. We actually went swimming with stallions! My neighbors in the island have a farm full of horses amd other animals. They also have a nice riding ground and a beach just underneath!   One day they let…

It’s a challenge going to Norway…

Going to Norway has been more exciting than I thought it would be! Strange things happened, and it almost seemed impossible to reach my homeland! It started with not being able to get out of bed. After taking off the saddle after a short ride the other day, I got a sudden back pain. The…

The difference between Northern and Southern Europe

After spending almost a week in the middle part of Norway, I start to feel the need of daylight! The difference from Italy is notable. In Averøy it’s getting light around 9 in the morning, while in Lanzo we have bright daylight at 7 o’clock. The biggest difference is that it’s actually never bright light…

The Atlantic Ocean Road

I’m back on my island for Christmas with my family. This morning we went to have a look at the famous Atlantic Ocean Road! This road goes from Averøy towards Eide, and is really close to my childhood home. Every time I go to visit, the weather is cold, grey and windy. It’s actually one…

Some horse breeds I met up north!

We’re again on the airport of Oslo, heading from north to south. While waiting for the plane, I’d like to tell you a bit about some typical nordic horses. The first one is “Nordlandshesten”. “Nordlandshest” (horse from the North lands) is an ancient Norwegian horse breed, and it’s also called Lyngshest. (After the small place…

The Easter is over…

After spending Easter time in Norway, I think it´s on time I tell a little about our habits. Normally you might think about sporty Norwegians going cross country skiing over the mountains. But this year the Easter is quite late, and the snow has never been remaining more than a few days anyway. There is…

A new (old) way to clean the box

I’m so lucky to have neighbors with horses in Averøy. Every time I go back home I end up in the stable! This time I had a new learning experience. My friend has begun to leave a “mattress” in each box. She learned this old technique from some horse men where she grew up.They actually…

My Italian eating habits

It’s always a bit difficult to adjust to another country, even if it used to be your hometown! There are two things that I found quite had to adjust to: the timing of the meals and the quiet solitude of the area. A very quiet island I’m now visiting my folks on a big island…

Winter wonderland…

Let’s talk about contrasts! While it’s snowing in Norway there are 30 degrees in Turin, Italy! After work I decided to go out and enjoy the winter white scenery before going back to the summer… Since I am staying in Scandic airport hotel it’s not easy to make nice photos outdoors. But the fresh air did…