in Austria, the magic of the Wachau Valley

in Austria, the magic of the Wachau Valley

Every November 11, in Mautern, on the Nikolaihof estate, a mass is said in the cellars, by candlelight. “It is important to be grateful for everything that is given to us”, insists Christine Saahs. Her husband’s family bought this property in 1894, one of the largest in the Austrian Wachau Valley. Today, the eldest son … Read more

when responsible tourism allows you to discover the real Sardinia

when responsible tourism allows you to discover the real Sardinia

She is cheerful and bubbly, Valentina Allegria. This naturalist guide also knows the medicinal properties of the wild plants that populate the rather dry hills of the Gennargentu massif, as well as the origin of the bluish limestone rocky mounds called tachi that appear there. This morning, she is accompanying hikers on the west side … Read more

rediscover Venice and its lagoon

rediscover Venice and its lagoon

A slightly milky atmosphere. A great silence. Small islands, each with a particular history: San Servolo once housed a psychiatric hospital; San Clemente has long been a stopover for pilgrims on their way to the Holy Land; Sacca Sessola, bought by a multinational, recently saw its abandoned hospital transformed into a hotel complex; Poveglia is … Read more