Visit Lake Orta from Omegna to San Giulio to Sacro Monte

Visit Lake Orta from Omegna to San Giulio to Sacro Monte

“It is difficult to live with a bulky neighbor,” smiles Gaudenzio, stopping the rake between the flower beds. If that neighbor, then, is called “Maggiore” like the lake, the reason is soon said. So let’s face it: Verbano is perhaps the famous neighbor, but the lake Orta it’s a whole other thing. To call by…

Trip to Cremona between Stradivari and mustard nougat and monuments

Trip to Cremona between Stradivari and mustard nougat and monuments

All the fault of a letter. But a “t” cannot suffice to describe it. “Turàz”, “Turòn” and, the less refined “Tetàss”: Cremona it is much more than a monument, a dessert or an anatomical quote. “The clichés have made us famous – explains a chilled cyclist in Corso Campi – but there are many more”…

Colmar, France: between canals, history and flavors of Alsace

Colmar, France: between canals, history and flavors of Alsace

Canals, palaces, cobbled streets and lots of charm. This is what those arriving in Alsace find. And it turns out that a Colmar, France, there is a little Venice. Colmar, capital of the department of Haut-Rhin it is a pleasant labyrinth of pedestrian streets that intertwine with centuries-old houses painted in bright colors. Some of…