A visit to Bolzano from Neustift

Over the past month we’ve enjoyed plenty of sunshine in the Stubaital, and we’ve discovered many new walking trails and an exciting new excursion destination. With the Italian South Tyrol within such easy reach, a visit to the regional capital of Bolzano makes for an exceptional day of exploring. A visit to Bolzano begins with

Visiting Monte Isola in Lake Iseo, Italy

Lake Iseo, compared to its more popular neighbours, Lake Garda and Lake Como, isn’t immediately recognisable. However, this is the fourth largest lake in Italy and for me the very best! The traditional Italian town of Iseo, with its long promenade and winding streets, is situated on the southern shore of the lake. A quintessential

Monte Baldo: “Garden of Europe” & haven for mountain sports

The picturesque town of Malcesine has an incredibly beautiful setting on Lake Garda and the dramatic Monte Baldo mountain range nestled just behind it. With the Monte Baldo mountain right on its doorstep, Malcesine attracts plenty of mountain sports enthusiasts both in the summer and winter months. During April, it’s one of the few places

Water sports in Malcesine

The beautiful medieval town of Malcesine is not only renowned for its picturesque castle on the rocks and narrow cobbled streets, but also for the huge variety of activities it has on offer. Malcesine is where Lake Garda meets the Monte Baldo mountains, and the conditions of the natural environment opens up loads of things

Lago Blu – A classic mountain trail in Champoluc

Champoluc, a snowy paradise during the winter and a hidden gem of flower-filled meadows and woodland glades in the summer. This area epitomises the Alps. When people think of the mountains, they imagine big, snow-capped peaks, glaciers, forests, lakes and rushing rivers. In the summer, Champoluc has these in abundance. It is during the summer

Our favourite activities in Malcesine

Malcesine is a great little medieval town on the eastern shore of Lake Garda. Quaint cobbled streets connect most of the resort. It is the perfect place to explore while trying Italian gelato.  Walk along the promenade, explore the old port, or find your way through the small twisting back streets. The Italian feel is

Bardolino: the home of the wine festival

Italy – somewhere that offers the best of all of life’s luxuries: culture, history, great pizza and ice cream, and most importantly wine! Italy is home to some of the oldest wine producing regions in the world. This country is the single most prolific wine producer, creating as much as 26% of the world’s wine, and

Visitors exploring the vineyards near Bardolino

A picture perfect tour of the Dolomites

The scenery of the Dolomites, 3,000m above sea level, is simply breathtaking. It is a landscape of beautiful, jagged mountains, winding meadows and stark contrasting colours between the pale rock surfaces and the forests below. The Dolomites are unique. The sheer vertical walls and crags are like no other mountain range. Emerging from the oceans