Castel MIMI Winery is the largest (private) architectural restoration project in the history of Republic of Moldova. This historic estate was founded in 1893 by the last Governor of Bessarabia, Constantin Mimi. A restoration project that was planned to be finished in 2 years is now in its 6th year and counting. Even though there was a big opening ceremony… Continue reading "Castel MIMI Winery, Bulboaca, Moldova"
The last time I published photos from Hancu Monastery was 6 years ago (2010), at a time when I was really excited taking HDR photos. This is what Hancu Monastery looked like in April 2016.
Venice is a city in northeastern Italy and the capital of the Veneto region. It is situated across a group of 117 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by bridges. Parts of Venice are renowned for the beauty of their settings, their architecture, and artwork. The lagoon and a part of the city are listed as a… Continue reading "Venice – Italy, The City on 117 Islands"
Salzburg (literally: “Salt Fortress”) is the fourth-largest city in Austria and the capital of the federal state of Salzburg. Salzburg’s “Old Town” (Altstadt) is internationally renowned for its baroque architecture and is one of the best-preserved city centers north of the Alps. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. The city has three universities and a… Continue reading "Salzburg – Austria, Mozart’s Birthplace"
Trequanda is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Siena in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) southeast of Florence and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) southeast of Siena. With a population of just ~1.300 people, Trequanda is a traditional Tuscan comune that has everything you expect – a great macelleria, a beautiful church in the… Continue reading "Trequanda, a Traditional Tuscan Village"
During our stay in Italy this year (2015), we decided to take a tour of one of the best and most famous wineries in Montalcino. Poggio Antico: a combination of people, love for nature and passion for winemaking in the beautiful landscape of Tuscany. Brunello, Brunello Riserva, Altero, Madre, Lemartine and Rosso di Montalcino are the result of our great… Continue reading "A Tour of Poggio Antico Winery, Montalcino – Italy"
Villach is the seventh-largest city in Austria and the second-largest in the federal state of Carinthia. It represents an important traffic junction for southern Austria and the whole Alpe-Adria region. As of December 2006, the population is 58,480. Together with other Alpine towns Villach engages in the Alpine Town of the Year Association for the implementation of the Alpine Convention… Continue reading "A September Day in Villach, Austria"
San Marino, officially the Republic of San Marino, is an enclaved microstate surrounded by Italy, situated on the Italian Peninsula on the north-eastern side of the Apennine Mountains. Its size is just over 61 km2 (24 sq mi) and has an estimated population of about 32,000. Its capital is the City of San Marino and its largest city is Dogana.… Continue reading "A Rainy Day in San Marino (September, 2015)"
Last year we organized a private wine tasting event at Siena House hotel in Tuscany and we loved doing that very much. This year we returned with a different selection of wine, probably a little more appropriate for the warm Tuscan weather. Click here to see just the wine bottles that we had this year at the tasting. Just as… Continue reading "Tasting of Moldovan Wine in Tuscany"
After organizing last year a private wine tasting at the Siena House B&B (Tuscany, Italy), we decided to try something similar this year, but this time with different wine, something more appropriate for a hot day in Tuscany. These are the wines that we went with this year (2015): Feteasca Alb 2013 by Vinaria din Vale Feteasca Regala 2014 by… Continue reading "Moldovan Wine Bottles in the Tuscan Countryside"