Turin, Piedmont, Without Rose-Colored Glasses

Fontana Angelica, Turin, Italy.

Fontana Angelica, Turin, Italy.

Sometimes, reading what travel bloggers write about a place I also have visited is so strange. It seems like their imagination is much richer than mine. That is what I feel reading about Turin, the capital of Piedmont, Italy.

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Ferrari Museum: Golden Era of Schumi

In the Ferrari Museum, Maranello, Italy.

In the Ferrari Museum, Maranello, Italy.

Many years ago, when we had almost completed the reconstruction of our first apartment, Michael Schumacher won the race in Hungaroring (Hungarian Grand Prix 2001) and became the winner of FIA Formula One World Championship. A bottle of champagne “blew up” not only on the podium in Budapest, but also in our new kitchen. We had celebrated his victory, and then were forced to repaint the kitchen ceiling as a result.

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Cactus Park on Ischia: A Piece of Arizona in Italy

Cactus Park, Ischia, Italy.

Cactus Park, Ischia, Italy.

You are an avid traveler. You can’t stay at home more than a month. Something very strong raises you from the easy chair and sends you to the next continent, country, city…. Traveling is your passion. But your other passion is gardening. You like to plant and to do your best to grow your wards to admire their flowers or fruits. How to connect these two passions? Is it possible at all? The answer is a cactus.

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