Exploring Trieste’s food and coffee culture

The easternmost major city in northern Italy, Trieste lays on that thin stretch of Italian coastline squeezed between Slovenia and the Adriatic sea. Given its geographical position, Trieste’s food culture features layers of influences from the various worlds that converge there. The fishing tradition, the main element of the cuisine of a port city, is enriched with elements from the Slavic and Balkan as well as the Habsburg traditions. This makes Trieste’s culinary identity quite peculiar and unique in the rich panorama of the Italian cuisine. Continue reading

An Italian-Australian wedding photo session

Italian-Australian couple wedding photosession

I love weddings, I just can’t deny it. And I love being the photographer at weddings, because I get to document a very important moment in the lives of two people. I get to be the one who takes that one photo they will print and hang on the best wall in the house. The picture that gets sent to all the family members as a thank you card. The picture their daughters will look at with dreamy eyes. It’s such a great honour and I enjoy every moment of it. This feeling can only get better when the wedding couple are my friends. Continue reading

The places I called home: Pisa

Aged about 10 I visited Pisa with my parents, a quick stopover during my one and only great big trip to Southern Italy. Piazza dei Miracoli – the only thing we stopped to see – got me awestruck. I can still remember the white marble of the buildings, the green of the grass and the blue of the sky. In my child eyes the Leaning Tower looked just about right with its quirky physics. What I didn’t know back then was that in 15 years I would have been back. As a resident.
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A tourist in my own country

Let me be a tourist in my own country and appreciate what visitors from all over the world love about Italy. Here’s a selection of pictures from my latest vacation. Besides visiting both familiar places and faces, I also got to travel a bit and see something new. At the beginning of my stay I visited Les Arcs, on the French Alps, while towards the end of my stay we visited Gaeta, a coastal town that lays halfway between Rome and Naples. It was especially in Gaeta that I allowed myself to be a tourist. Continue reading

Rome, nocturnal


This blog happened to start in Rome. This is where I find myself at the moment, spending my summer holidays. Making cakes for my boyfriend’s and his grandma’s birthdays, BBQing with friends and enjoying very much the air conditioner. Living abroad, it’s always both a pleasure and a duty to travel back home from time to time. So for our summer holidays this year we decided to spend two weeks in Turin visiting my family, and two weeks in Rome, visiting my boyfriend’s. While in Rome, I decided that the time had come to start this new blog. Continue reading