Author Archive for Anna Moggia

5 reasons to visit the birthplace of the violin

5 reasons to visit the birthplace of the violin

Cremona is a small city in northern Italy and is famous as the number one center of violin makers in the world. This art has been handed down through the centuries and lives on to this day. Built on the banks of Italy’s most important river, it’s relevance in trade and commerce led to it’s […]

5 historical features you shouldn't miss in Ferrara

5 historical features you shouldn’t miss in Ferrara

Ferrara is one of Italy’s lesser known but very significant cities. A city which historically was as important as Florence and Venice, recognized by Unesco as The City of the Renaissance. A visit to Ferrara is a Journey of discovery into the world of medieval and renaissance architecture and art. The Estense Castle The Castello […]

The fabulous 5 in the Dolomites

The fabulous 5 in the Dolomites

The popular Cinque Terre on the Italian Riviera are a cluster of five fishing villages perched on the cliffs that overlook the Mediterranean Sea. Tourists from far and wide include a stop here on their visit to Italy. The vibrant colors of the ancient homes, the spectacular coastal hikes and the perpetual company of the […]

Top 5 off-the-beaten track things to do in Istanbul

Top 5 off-the-beaten track things to do in Istanbul

I visited this mesmerizing city for the first time in February of this year and fell in love! Fell in love with it’s dazzling colors, vibrant sounds, intriguing scents and wonderful people. I have only just returned from my second visit to find that I am infatuated! Friends and family were flabbergasted that I should […]

5 surprising things to see in Venice

5 surprising things to see in Venice

This trip to Venice was meant to be a search for the unexpected and secret gardens of Venice. It turned out to be a difficult search as most of these gardens are private and cannot be seen. One might be able to get a glimpse of greenery hidden behind a wall, behind a palace or […]

6 great things to do on a ladies-only trip to London

6 great things to do on a ladies-only trip to London

Planning a short visit to one of the world’s most diverse and exciting cities is quite a feat! Trying to see and do as much as possible in a short time frame and take back as many memories and emotions as possible. And visiting this wonderful city with a friend makes the experience even more […]

6 great mountain lakes to visit in the Dolomites

6 great mountain lakes to visit in the Dolomites

The Unesco Dolomites are dotted with bodies of water which reflect the majesty of the mountains which surround them. Bubbling streams and rivers lead to cold lakes which adapt their colours according the their depth. Combining water, forests, towering mountain peaks and green meadows, these landscapes cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Each […]

High shopping in the Dolomites

High shopping in the Dolomites

San Candido is one of Italy’s premier mountain resorts, situated in the Unesco Heritage Dolomite Mountains. Offering a wide range of both summer and winter activities, boasting first-class facilities and breathtaking hikes. The town is well-known for it’s spectacular mountain views and for it’s tempting shopping experiences.áFrom exclusive boutiques, shoe stores, sport apparel and equipment, […]

Top 5 luxury experiences in the Dolomites

Top 5 luxury experiences in the Dolomites

The Dolomites are celebrated for their supreme natural beauty, but under their peaks lie many luxurious activities and assets to behold. The ancient traditions of the valleys remain and converge with the modern architecture and new ideas of the towns and cities. Known as the most impressive mountains in the world, but also for their […]

7 luxury experiences in Venice in only 24 hours

7 luxury experiences in Venice in only 24 hours

When you live in a small mountain town up in the white Dolomites you grab any chance to drive down to Venice and if you only have 24 hours, well that’s when you want to make most of all the luxurious and special assets and commodities that this magical city has to offer. Novecento Boutique […]

Searching for paradise in the Garden of Eden

Searching for paradise in the Garden of Eden

The first difficulty you encounter when planning to visit the Seychelles is which island to choose. After a detailed research we opted to divide our stay between Praslin and Mahe. My original choice was La Digue for its spectacular beaches, which we did manage to see on a day tour from Praslin. These beaches are […]

The things I miss after leaving the Cinque Terre

The things I miss after leaving the Cinque Terre

After raising a family and living in Monterosso for 27 years, I decided it was time for áanother change. This time I chose to move from the sea towards the sky, to the magnificent peaks of the Unesco Dolomites. leaving the laid back way of life of a coastal village to the more efficient German […]

The two places I miss after leaving the Rainbow Nation

The two places I miss after leaving the Rainbow Nation

I left my birthplace of South Africa many years ago. From the vast expanses of both inner and outer surroundings, to the quaint and laid-back life of the Cinque Terre. It was a choice of love: Not for a man but for a place: Monterosso! Since then a new place has entered my heart, but […]

A safe and undisturbed haven for the solo woman

A safe and undisturbed haven for the solo woman

The mountain town of San Candido is the perfect base camp for a solo woman to conquer the imposing UNESCO Dolomites or the soft green valleys that lie at their feet. What better way is there to savor the beauty, the silence and the fragrance of all that surrounds you? What time to leave, when […]

Top 5 reasons to discover South Tyrol

Top 5 reasons to discover South Tyrol

Where is this place you may ask? And not an easy question to answer! On the map we are in Italy but to the locals we are in Tyrol which is an Austrian region. The official language is German but a dialect is the most spoken. So, we are international? Or maybe lost in this […]