Mantova (or Mantua in English) is a small Italian city part of Lombardia, surrounded by three artificial lakes created during the 12th century, as the city’s defence system. This information itself had already caught my attention, but I got even more interested in visiting Mantova when I got to know that its historical center has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2007. Since it’s very close to Milan and the train tickets cost mere 11 euros, I decided to pay it a visit, using the “1-day trip methodology”.  The city is full of architectural treasures and elegant palaces, and the medieval and Renaissance cityscapes are just stunning.

The more I travel around these small towns in Italy, the more I get addicted to it. I strongly encourage you to quit your job, find some cheap car rides/train tickets, surf some couches and spend at least 3 months discovering the hidden Italian treasures! (The first recomendation is a bit risky, so don’t tell your boss it was my idea!) :D

Italy

The 1-day trip methodology: Mantova

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Thank you!

Yesterday Neverclipmywings reached the mark of 500 followers!

I started this blog one year ago without any special pretention. The only objective was to have a safe place, like a digital shelve, to store the many photographs I like to take while traveling around. More than that, the blog was created with the propose to help my weak memory to keep the good moments alive since I forget things easily, especially when they are all happening at the same time. As many people know (this page talks about it), the experience I’m living is something completely new to me. So this blog is essential to make me keep going, with the same charge of excitment as the very first day.

I’m happy that besides me, there’s people around enjoying what’s being published here. Usually with very few words, but full of images that, somehow, makes sense to someone. I won’t stop.

I would like to hear from you! If you have any suggestions, compliments or complaints about this blog, I would be very happy to hear and share information with you. Or if you’re just willing to talk about life, travel and photography, write me anyways!

( thatianaterra@gmail.com )

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Europe on a budget

Thank you!

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On Top

(Bergamo, Italy – 30/03/2014)

Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top

Photo Challenges

On Top

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Monument

The only cliché that remains unique.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

Photo Challenges

Monument

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During the crazyness of Fuorisalone last week (the biggest design event and the busiest week in Milan), there was the possibility to get a special treatment with the show Live from Milan, a 5-day event offered by the water brand S.Pellegrino together with internationally famous chefs for fine food. They had the challenge to interpretate one of the most known dishes in the Italian cuisine: the spaghetti.

Me and 3 friends had the pleasure of trying the creative dishes by Enrico Cerea, in a really pleasant afternoon.

 

Food, Italy

S.Pellegrino featuring Enrico Cerea (Fuorisalone – Milano, 2014)

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Europe on a budget

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