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Author Archives: Oriana

Meet Trentino – South Tyrol (it’s in Italy)

“Where are you from?” “Italy.” This answer is usually enough to make eyes sparkle, while images of excellent food, stunning architecture and picture-perfect Tuscan countryside flood the mind of the person I’m talking to. It is, however, a short-lived dream, which gets abruptly interrupted by the question that normally comes next. […]

Is Venice still romantic?

Last May, I was setting out to spend a quiet weekend at home, when I received a text message from my good friend Elisabetta, who lives in Dublin. Hey bella, come va? We are in Venice this weekend. If you fancy a lunch and a hug, drive down. We would love […]

Oh what fun it is to ride

Lush green hills of the Puponga Farm Park

When I booked the 3-hour horse ride with Cape Farewell Horse Treks I had no idea it was going to be the best ride of my life. At the stables, while waiting for our mounts to be ready, I killed time browsing the newspaper articles pinned to the office wall. One […]