Explore Trentino-Alto Adige, the gorgeous mountainous region in the far northeast of Italy. You’ve probably seen photographs of the mighty Dolomites and maybe you’ve dreamed of exploring these mountains, meadows, and high alpine lakes. And while the region’s natural beauty is unsurpassed, Trentino-Alto Adige is so much more than its famously jagged mountain ranges. As a cultural and strategic crossroads for millennia, it’s home to pockets of unique regional traditions, a language (Ladin) found only in this part of Italy, and cuisine that bears witness to the dueling influences of Mediterranean and Tyrolean culture. And there are castles everywhere here — further testament to the region’s importance to emperors, traders, and marauders.
As a cultural and strategic crossroads for millennia, it’s home to pockets of unique regional traditions, a language (Ladin) found only in this part of Italy, and cuisine that bears witness to the dueling influences of Mediterranean and Tyrolean culture. And there are castles everywhere here — further testament to the region’s importance to emperors, traders, and marauders.
Looking for a cozy place to curl up with a book and perhaps a cappuccino? We’ve tracked down the best places where you can be surrounded by books and delicious bites to eat. Whether you want to study, look pensive and poetic while writing a journal entry, or just grab breakfast while flipping through some literature, these are our favorite hideaways all over the city.
Discover the Jewish Ghetto turned hip central quarter where boutique stores and kosher restaurants sit alongside picturesque historic buildings belying an enticing and rich history of the Jews in Rome.
This year, Athens was crowned Europe’s Leading Cultural City Destination at the World Travel Awards, and in this 143-page magazine, culture takes center stage. We guide you to Athens’ major museums and the neighborhoods around them; learn what life is like for the many artists who in recent years have sought their way from abroad to create homes and studios here; trace ancient philosophers’ favorite haunts in and around the Athenian Agora; present museum tours tailored specifically to children; discover the local dining scene through a historic lens as renowned Greek writer Christos Choumenidis presents five traditional and contemporary restaurants with their unique stories to tell; and check in on the development of the never-more-hot campaign for the return of the Parthenon marbles.
DW Travel – Where can you find half-timbered houses, German beer, and Black Forest cake in South America? Colonia Tovar. DW’s Joel Dullroy visited the Venezuelan tourist attraction, where he felt transported back to the heart of the Black Forest. The town has a population of roughly 20,000 people, and was founded by German immigrants around 150 years ago. Not much has changed there since then.
Colonia Tovar is a town of Venezuela, capital of the municipality Tovar in Aragua state. It is located about 65.5 km west of Caracas. It was founded on April 8, 1843, by a group of 390 immigrants from the then independent state of the Grand Duchy of Baden.
The Paris we love was born in the late 19th century – an elaborate staging engineered by Napoleon III and Baron Haussmann.Read our interview with Esther da Costa Meyer, professor of art and archeology at Princeton, who invites us to see the French capital in a new light.
LESSONS WELL-WORTH THE CHEESE
On Camembert, Culture, and Cleanliness
For months, an epic battle has been raging in France between artisan and industrial cheesemakers over one of the world’s most famous cheeses, Camembert – that disk of creamy, ivory-colored delight which, according to the poet Léon-Paul Fargue, smells of God’s feet.
Also in this issue: As part of World AIDS Day on December 1, read about the French-American race to discover HIV; discover how Jean-Luc Godard, who passed away in September, is still influencing American filmmakers; and pay a visit to the Fouquet’s, the chic Parisian brasserie and hotel that just opened in Manhattan!
DW Euromaxx – It’s time to head east on the Meet the Germans road trip. Rachel digs into local cuisine, culture and language and finds out just how much the region has been influenced by its relatively recent past as part of the German Democratic Republic.
Our skippers spot it first: a dark lump on the horizon. There’s a scramble as a second pair of binoculars is found and shared around, each of us careful not to take our eyes off the distant point while we wait our turn. Silence as we stand on the ship’s foredeck staring determinedly at the sea, hoping it wasn’t an illusion. And then we see it – the sleek arc of a minke whale’s back and a hint of its dorsal fin.
A table! This October, we invite you to a dinner party – a roomful of transatlantic talent like Thomas Chisholm, the French-American chef shaking things up in Paris, New York-based French philanthropists Olivia and Jean-Pierre Chessé, and the team at Bragard, the French house that has been dressing chefs since 1933!
Also in this issue, read how Rousseau inspired not one, but two revolutions; travel to Camargue (“the French Wild West”); and meet French vanlifer Ben Quesnel, who left his job at Facebook to travel up and down the West Coast in a Volkswagen bus and turned his itinerant lifestyle into a company.