The 8th wonder

A few minutes from the city center of Bressanone there’s an old cloister, called Novacella (meaning new cloister – at that time).  It’s a relatively famous destination in the area and it counts a colorful church and a huge library, every reader’s dream!  Dating back to 1140, it stills hosts a community of Augustinian monks,…

Lake Braies

Lake Braies is a colorful lake located in the Dolomites, in the north-eastern part of South Tyrol, famous nowadays because of the Italian TV series “Un passo dal cielo” (One step from heaven), starring Terence Hill. While in winter it seems like any other frozen lake, in summer its remarkable turquoise color pops out and…

Why I don’t mind my reading challenge anymore

I know, I know! It has just been a few months since I decided I would read 55 books this year, taking part at the Goodreads reading challenge.  However, I now think I’ll not complete it. Or, better said, I will not put any effort into completing the challenge. I found myself behind schedule and…

Peculiar things around the world – Elephant in the Alps

I live in Bressanone, South Tyrol, Italy. A small city in a narrow valley, founded in 901 A.D. and where the influence of the Catholic Church has been pretty high in the last centuries. In the center of the city, there is – guess what – a couple of churches: a small chapel, another church,…

My holiday reads wrap-up

After 6 long years, I finally went to the sea in summer! And what could I do on the beach other than reading a book?! In fact, I’ve read 4 (and one manga): The Program and The Treatment by Suzanne Young; The Giver and Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry. All of them dystopian novels. The Program:…

Socrates in love

I’ve read the book by Kyōichi Katayama years ago and it became one of my favorite books of all times. I loved it so much that I never read it again, fearing that I might think something different afterwards.  Sakutaro is going to Australia with the askes of his beloved one, Aki. She died at…

Peculiar things around the world – Chamberí (Madrid Metro)

The subway station Chamberí in Madrid is a now closed station located between the stations of Bilbao and Iglesia. Opened in 1919 it was built with light colored azulejos to make people use the subway more. In 1966 it was closed due to the impossibility to enlarge it to accommodate longer trains. It was kept…

The dog who slept under the stars

“Stargazing Dog’s Family“, a manga by Takashi Murakami, is one of the best mangas I’ve read so far. It’s the sequel to “Stargazing Dog”, which I haven’t read yet. It is totally fine to read even starting from the 2nd one. Three short stories (Twin Star, The Brightest Star and a final epilogue to the…

Photobook @ Saal Digital

Today I’m here for a different review. I was kindly given a voucher for the purchase of a wall decor on the Italian website http://www.saal-digital.it (there’s also the English version www.saal-digital.com) and I’m writing my review on the product right now. I could choose between six different types of wall decor and I chose something I’ve […]

Weekend recap #1

Hi everyone! This weekend has been a good one for me, so I’ll tell you about it. And let me start with Friday evening when I went around Bressanone to watch the fountains that have had a makeover for the Water Ligh Festival. This festival will end on the 21st of May, but I’ll bet something…