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[16 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]
Alice in wonderland? Nop we are only among the “Cave di Rubbio”

Lying in the peaceful mountains of the Asiago plateau, in the small village of Conco in the district of Rubbio, are the out-of-the-ordinary works of art of Toni Zarpellon, local painter and sculputor from Bassano del Grappa that found in some abandoned quarries his own inspiring atelier.
Locals and school’s groups flock in hundreds every year to see the Cava Dipinta and Cava Abitata; yet it’s an artistic site off the beaten track of the major itineraries of Veneto.

The Cava Dipinta (Painted Cave) go back to the ’89 and it’s an …

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[16 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]
Fall in love in Verona

Valentine ’s Day, for many a minefield, others looked at it with disdain of a huge marketing campaign, maybe a day invented by the greeting cards company? Others felt the romance in the air on this special day.
For Chris and I, the V-Day was a great way to experience Verona romantic sights but also to play tourists and visit some of its popular attractions. That’s right, many sightseeing in Verona, as in other cities around Italy, participated to the event “Fall in love with art” promoting 2-for-1 on admissions to …

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[10 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]
Veneto designer outlets: looking fabulous at rock-bottom prices

Veneto has not only countless historically and natural treasures but also hidden fashion secrets. It’s no new that Italy is home to legendary fashion brands, trendy fashion shows and upscale boutiques but, what you might not know, is that most of the fashion houses have outlet or discounted stores.
The most famous are probably the one for brands such Fendi, Prada, Gucci around Milan, the fashion capital, and Florence but Veneto is the headquarters for many renowned brands such Diesel, Replay, Bottega Veneta, Benetton and many more and therefore has a …

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[3 Feb 2010 | No Comment | ]
Foodie guide to the winter flower of Veneto: the Radicchio

The pride of the Venetian cuisine, the radicchio makes its grand appear on our tables all throughout winter, from November till early April, a seasonal delicacy worth it waiting for.This colourful chicory, diffused in Veneto, has a very distinctive, sometimes slightly bitter taste although not many know that radicchio can be a “sweet and gentle” revelation. A versatile ingredient that gives that purple touch and unique flavour to many of our regional dishes.