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Delicious Bigoli Pasta Pesto Genovese at Bigoi Padua / Padova

Is Fast Food always unhealthy? absolutely not! A new kind of fast food chain is taking over (northern) Italy and I absolutely love it. Bigoi. In various locations and cities across the northern part of Italy, they are selling Pasta. Quick and easy. Their only type of Pasta is Bigoli, or Pici in the Tuscan […]

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Instagram Accounts to follow before visiting Trieste

Trieste, the famous port in the north-eastern Italian region named Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Trieste is actually a city and area with a very long history, as the area was already inhabited since the second millennium BC. The convenient location by the sea made Trieste an important harbour city back then and still nowadays. Not only because […]

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Padua | Padova

Gelato in Padua at Prato della Valle

Whats better than a refreshing ice cream on a hot summer day? In Padua, after visiting the famous market on Prato della Valle, the biggest square in the country, I needed something refreshing. As I didn’t want to “waste” time by sitting in a street side cafe to enjoy a refreshing and cooled beverage, I […]

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Where and how to watch FIFA World Cup 2018 on German TV (online and on TV)

Just a few more days, or actually just some more hours, till the first game of this years FIFA World Cup in Russia starts. The excitement level of some is already really high, while others still need some first games to watch, to fully catch that soccer-excitement. However, if you are not travelling to Russia […]

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Costs to send a Postcard from Italy abroad

Are you still a “Postcard Person”? Even though you might start to think it’s silly (out-of-trend, …) to send a postcard from vacation back home to your loved ones, you might still also be happy when someone else sends you a card from their holiday. Often it doesn’t even need to be a detailed journal of […]

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How to see Verona from above – Torre dei Lamberti (free with Verona Card)

Verona, a remarkably charming city, both from the ground and especially as seen from the birds-eye perspective. Thanks to Verona Card and the overview of places I’m allowed to visit for free, I found out about Torre dei Lamberti. It’s basically a huge clock tower in the historic centre of the City, just nearby Piazza […]

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Padua | Padova

When is market day in Padua ? / Prato della Valle weekly market in Padova

When does the Market at Prato della Valle in Padua take place? Market days are something truly unique in Italy. While you might have already heard about local farmers markets taking place in so many smaller and bigger cities, those usually consist of real farmers selling their own fresh and homegrown produce. A great way […]

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How to skip the lines when visiting Arena di Verona

Visiting Arena di Verona is a must when visiting the romantic Italian city. Arena di Verona, the ancient amphitheatre from the first century AD is not without a reason the symbol of the city. Once used to entertain the masses (up to 30 000 !!), the Arena is still nowadays in use for both concerts […]

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How far is Lake Garda from Verona? (Distance and Travel Time Lago di Garda – Verona)

During my recent first trip to Verona, I definitely left part my of heart there – what a wonderful city! But even though sightseeing in a city is fun, especially in cultural-packed Verona, but sometimes, you just need a soft breeze of air and a lake in front of you. The sound of waves crashing […]

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Restaurant with the best view in Verona – Re Teodorico Castel San Pietro

Can you imagine what’s even better than a Restaurant with probably the best view in Verona? Exactly, when this particular Restaurant offers really, and I mean really delicious Food. That’s kind of a Jackpot, right? With no particular plan on what to do, I took the Funicular di Verona up to Castel San Pietro, to […]

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Taking the Funicolare di Verona up to Castel San Pietro

Reopened in June 2017, Funicolare di Verona is a now mandatory form of transportation for tourists in Verona. Originally opened in 1941, the funicolare di Verona was closed just three short years later. However the demand for an easy transportation up to Castel San Pietro was steady, and so just last year the Funicolare reopened […]

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Padua | Padova

Where to park your car near Padua City Centre / Parcheggio Padova Centro

Parking in city centres can sometimes be so stressful, especially if parking spaces are literally not visible from afar and you only spot them once you passed them. Before visiting Padua in northern Italy I’ve researched parking in Padua and found a nice spot, close enough to the city centre but far enough for easy […]

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How to order Coffee with ice cream in Italy – Caffé con pallina di gelato

It’s a hot afternoon, you’re getting tired, and you want both something sweet and energizing. The perfect combination is coffee and ice cream. Instead of ordering both separate, you can simply request Caffé con pallina di gelato, also known as Affogatto. In a larger than “espresso-sized” cup you’re getting a coffee, or Caffé, with a […]

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Recipe: Gnocchi di Verona with brown butter & parmesan (authentic & simple recipe)

Gnocchi di Verona is both a typical and traditional dish of the Veronese gastronomy. And as a Tourist, you simply cannot visit Verona without enjoying and eating at least one portion of Gnocchi. Gnocchi, more or less pronounced like njoki [ˈɲɔkːi], is actually a super easy to make yet filling yet delicious dish. However, until recently I always […]

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Where to buy Verona Card, the “all-inclusive card for Tourists” in Verona

Verona Card is an awesome thing if you want to fully explore Verona. Most of the main sights are included, to others you will get a good reduction, and riding the local ATV-Buses is 100% free as well. VeronaCard is available for either 24 or 48 hours. And no matter when you buy the credit […]

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Must-See Art Museum in Verona: Achille Forti Modern Art Gallery / Galleria d’Arte Moderna Achille Forti

My favourite art museum in Verona, among the ones I’ve visited, is Galleria d’Arte Moderna Achille Forti. Situated inside stunning Palazzo della Ragione, the entrance to the first-floor entrance of Achille Forti Modern Art Gallery is located in the south-east corner of Piazza dei Signori and can be reached from Piazza Erbe passing under the […]