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It has been two years since my first encounter with Alto Adige, and I’m so glad to be back! This region is not only famous for its amazing wine culture, but also for the beauty of its peaks and the specialized spa towns. In this article, I would like to share some absolute must-do's with you. Even if you are only spending a few days in Alto Adige, these tips will help you make the most out of your visit for a unique experience! Alto

Let me introduce you to an Italian wine region you probably haven't heard from: Alto Adige or South Tyrol. Alto Adige (in German Südtirol) is one of the smallest wine regions in Italy, but thanks to its geographical location at the intersection between the Alps and the Mediterranean, as well as the point where the German and Italian traditions meet, it is also one of the most multifaceted. If you are a fan of Italian wines and if you are looking for elegance in your wine

Spending the night in the midst of an Alto Adige winegrowing zone and getting to know fascinating winegrowers: that’s what makes a vacation in the Alto Adige Wine Hotels so unique and exciting. In the Vinum Hotels of Alto Adige, wine lovers and true connoisseurs are offered authentic wine experiences that satisfy the most demanding of palates. All 29 Vinum Hotels are situated within renowned Alto Adige winegrowing zones, where the Mediterranean South meets the Alpine North and international wine history has been written. The

Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin once wrote in his ‘The Physiology of Taste’ (1825)": “a meal without wine is like a day without sunshine”. This reflects perfectly how the inhabitants of Alto Adige live their life. Lovers of food and wine, I hereby present you 3 mouth-watering food-spots in Alto Adige! Vineyard Lunch at the historic farm Seehofkeller In autumn, the restaurant Seehofkeller organizes special lunches in the middle of its vineyards from the 16th century! Long tables filled with delicious local dishes await you, while in the back

The city of Pompeii was an ancient Roman city near modern Naples and a 45-minute drive from Sorrento. Pompeii was mostly destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m of ash and pumice in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. The eruption destroyed the city, killing its inhabitants and burying it under tons of ash. Read more about Pompeii here or explore Pompeii with these 20 beautiful pictures.

Limoncello is a sweet lemon liqueur. It was first made at the end of the nineteenth century as an alcoholic beverage by blending lemons, sugar and alcohol. The key to good Limoncello are the natural ingredients that are used such as the famous Sorrento Lemons (IGP). These lemons are a typical citrus variety grown only in the areas around Sorrento. Because of the Mediterranean climate of the Sorrento-Amalfi Coast, the Sorrento Lemons grow a thick and fragrant peel, rich in essential oils which give

Sorrento is a coastal town facing the Bay of Naples, Mount Vesuvius and it is also known as the gateway to the Amalfi coast. Perched atop cliffs that separate the town from its busy marinas, it’s known for sweeping water views and Piazza Tasso, a cafe-lined square. The historic center is a warren of narrow alleys that's home to the Chiesa di San Francesco, a 14th-century church with a tranquil cloister. Sorrento makes a good base for exploring the region’s highlights: Pompeii, good food

Only a couple of centuries ago Naples was the second largest city in Europe. Today Naples is the third-largest city in Italy and certainly one of the most charming cities of Italy. The Naples’ Centro Storico (historic center) is a UNESCO World Heritage site and its archaeological treasures are among the world’s most impressive with beautiful palaces, castles and churches. The Naples region and its surroundings are one of Italy’s epicurean heavyweights serving great pizza, pasta and seafood. So where to go if you

Sometimes you come to places where the only word leaving your mouth is: WOW! The Verdura Resort by Rocco Forte Hotels is one of those places. It is among Europe’s premier contemporary luxury golf and lifestyle resorts. Verdura features 203 rooms and suites, all with sea view, and is a paradise for golfers. It features one of the most memorable finishes anywhere in the world with the final four holes set alongside the Mediterranean. The Verdura resort is set in 230 hectares of stunning landscape

Sicily is the biggest island in the Mediterranean and is known for being one of the most diverse regions in Italy. In Sicily you can go skiing on the slopes of Mount Etna, Europe highest active volcano but also enjoy beautiful sandy beaches under a melting 35 °C during summer. Sicily has been a historical crossroad for many societies and this is still reflected in its diverse architecture, cuisine, ancient ruins and wine culture today. I had 48 hours to visit Sicily and these

Good food and good wine combined with sunshine and mountains? It almost sounds too good to be true. Food & wine lovers, I just scheduled something in your agenda! Every two years, Bolzano organizes its famous South Tyrol Gourmet Festival or Genuss Festival of Südtirol. Write it down on your bucket list, because you don't want to miss this party! During this festival, the medieval city center turns into a world of pleasures: colorful market stands, people dressed in authentic costumes (they even elect an