Quick look at my recent trip to Ferrara

Quick look at my recent trip to Ferrara

I have just returned from a short trip to Ferrara, a lovely little town in Emilia-Romagna (Italy). I brought unbelievable amount of pictures, films, new friends, interesting conversations and- most of all- delicious food! Before I will handle with this huge amount of raw information let me share with you my first impressions.

The best part of this trip was definitely a marvelous time of the beginning of spring. The whole region was exploding with flowers and the tint of green reminded much more Ireland than Italy. Birds were singing so loud that I got sometimes woke up during the night. And the sun, seen for the first time after a long and dark winter, was totally overwhelming. I crossed the snowed Alps and the Italian sun was waiting for me from the very first moment.

On my way to Italy

On my way to Italy

This was a fascinating time for me as it was the first trip while I was totally online. If you followed the Facebook fan page and Twitter profile you saw my daily updates and some quick ‘photos of the moment’. I am currently working on the update of my Flickr account so you could watch all photos taken in one place [update: it’s right here!]. I must say this was a rewarding experience. Even though the modern technologies sometimes failed me in terms of quick upload of the status or pictures it made me feel that there is always somebody who is waiting for the news.

My temporary workshop in a cafe

My temporary workshop in a cafe

From the point of view of the numbers I am more than overwhelmed with the growth of new fans and unique users of this blog. We’re more than 648 at the moment and still counting! I’m more than happy to share the Italian adventures with so many of you. I really hope to publish good quality posts on Italy so you could get the whole picture.

Piazza Trento e Trieste

Piazza Trento e Trieste

Las but not least I met a substantial number of new people, most of whom are connected to the touristic and food business. There are some interesting opportunities coming but I need more time to work on it. I will keep you posted. To sum up: I spent a lovely week in Ferrara, met all my Italian friends, ate amazing amount of Italian pizza and drank the ocean of cafe. And I am going to tell you this story in episodes, one after another, so you could get the insights from the first hand perspective.

Italian morning

Italian morning

Have a lovely week! And let me know in comments if there is anything in particular I should write about.

I love Ferrara - alternative way to spend your holiday

I love Ferrara – alternative way to spend your holiday

Have you ever thought about visiting Italy? Here is an alternative way on how to visit Italy and get really close to the Italian way of life. I created a project ‘I love Ferrara‘ so you could join me and experience how beautiful and tasty Ferrara is. If you wish to immerse in Italy book your holiday now!

About the author

I get easily fascinated with people and places. I am passionately curious. I get often seduced with the beauty of nature. Blue sky, pure water, white snow and endless horizon seams to be enough to make me happy.

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  • Kay Dennis

    Agata! Your blog offers a very beautiful, well-written and organized, not to mention USEFUL resource. Thank you! I’ve spent the past 6 weeks poring over travel forums in search of ideas and facts for 2 upcoming trips to Europe. NOW, thanks to you, I can help my husband understand why we should linger in northern Italy instead of rushing off to – other places more northerly. The travel info by itself would be enough (thanks for the map of northern Italy you integrated into your recent Ferrara piece!) but no! You’ve include travel tips and recipes! The beautiful photos of plated foods makes my mouth water! Your blog is one I will return to often, and I’ll be sure to let others know about it! Grazie mille! Dzięki bardzo! un Paldies!