Venice is one of my favorite cities in Italy, and one of the world’s most romantic cities (before Paris). Its stunning architecture, unique bridges, colorful streets, the gondolas floating across picturesque canals. Ah, I will never stop loving the ‘City of Water’ Venice.
Although Venice is a small city, there is still so much to see. Most of people plan just few days to stay, therefore I have created a short list of my favorite experiences in Venice.
Perhaps the cutest and most instagrammable island, the Venetian lagoon Burano was first established by the Romans, famous for Burano lace and bold colored homes. Burano is 7 km (4 miles) from Venice, a 40-minute trip from Piazza San Marco (St. Mark’s Square) by a Venetian water bus/vaporetto.
Visiting in 1953, John Steinbeck enthused: ‘Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.’
Amalfi coast and Positano was always on my bucket list, and I am so glad that I had the chance to visit it this year. I would say that after Côte d’Azur, it’s my second favorite coast in Europe. I love to explore new places, but I truly couldn’t get enough of Positano.
Deemed by UNESCO, the Amalfi Coast is a alluring combination of great beauty and fascinating drama: coastal mountains plunge into the sea in a stunning vertical scene of cliffs, picturesque towns and lush forests.
Why is it that summers always flies by so fast? I came back to Vienna last week and the first days felt like I was going to another batch of “back to school” entitled emails the other day. I hardly accept that it’s the end of August and summer is drawing to an end, and fall is approaching so fast. Can you believe it? I know I definitely can’t!
In Florence, everything is ancient and a piece of art. Today the city is going through a glamorous revival, with iconic art, edgy architecture and modern twists on regional food. Here is a summary of best hotels, restaurants, bars, shops, attractions and many more…
Planning to visit Tuscany and spend some days in beautiful Florence? You will definitely not regret it. As I’ve mentioned in the last article, this was my first time in Florence and it was better than expected.
Next to the Medici Chapel in the historic centre, Firenze Number Nine is a boutique wellness hotel that offers wonderful stay and a truly unique experience
I seem to be traveling non stop at the moment. With a few last minute plans thrown, that means sometimes I spend a week or two at home between trips. I am enjoying every second of the whirlwind and I couldn’t wait to visit for the first time – Italy’s most enchanting city, Florence.
A weekend full of unforgettable moments with Intimissimi, new experiences and a dreamlike ice skating show in Arena di Verona.
For those who follow me on Instagram, already know where I was last weekend! It was my first time, that I have visited “the city of love” – Verona. I feel honored and privileged to be invited to Opera Pop on Ice & Intimissimi Event on September 20. I have spent only a night there to attend the most romantic and magical event I have ever been before.
The event took place at Arena di Verona and it was Pharrell Williams who opened the show on Saturday an unforgettable evening followed with Opera, skating, pop combined with classical music and mind blowing settings and lighting effects.
Among Pharell Williams, I was more than exciting to meet the most beautiful women in the world and one of my favorite models – Ana Beatriz Barros, Bianca Balti and Irina Shayk. Here I want to share some photos of my weekend in Verona. Enjoy!
Saturday, 20 September 2014
10:30 am – Arrived to the Hotel Giberti and found a beautiful surprise from INTIMISSIMI.
1:00 pm – Together with Intimissimi PR and Austrian fashion magazine editors, we had an incredible delicious traditional Italian food at Signorvino Restaurant. The restaurant offers more than 1,500 varieties of wine from all regions of Italy, selected by Signorvino team.
1:30 pm – The most tasty mozzarella di bufala dish I have ever had before.
3:00 pm – A bit of sightseeing and walking through old charming streets of Verona. Here I was at Via Mazzini, the best shopping street in Verona.
3:30 pm – Tourists leaving love notes on the wall, in the entrance of Casa di Giulietta.
3:30 pm – World Heritage-listed city’s most popular attraction – Casa di Giulietta. This house known as Juliet’s house was owned by the family dell Capello. The house dates from the 13th century and the family coat of arms can still be seen on the wall. Inside the house is a small museum and in the courtyard is a bronze sculpture of Juliet – people rub her right breast for luck. But the ultimate in romantic gesturing is the many love notes stuck on the walls and doors in the entrance to the courtyard.
4:00 pm – When in Italy gelato is a must!
4:30 pm – Exploring new charming streets, is my favorite thing to do when I am visiting new places.
5:00 pm – Getting ready for the big event.
5:30 pm – My outfit of the night, wearing Zara cobalt blue lace dress and Ben Amun jewelry from Michelle-en-Vogue.
6:00 pm – Arrived at Palazzo della Gran Guardia for the aperitif and dinner, where all the journalists met together.
7:30 pm – Whooohooo! Right in front of the red carpet with Katsia Zingarevich, Ana Beatriz Barros, Irina Shayk, Bianca Balti and Lena Gercke. See all photos from the red carpet here.
9:00 pm – The Intimissimi Opera Pop on Ice is about the started and waiting fot Pharrell to sing the “HAPPY” song. See all photos from the magical event here.
12:15 am – End of the show!
Sunday, 21 September 2014
As I had to leave Verona in the afternoon, had plenty of time to visit some places before heading back to Vienna.
9:30 am – Impressive fresco painting at Louis Vuitton building, Via Mazzini.