http://www.hotel-luna.it/de/hotel/ Above Monica and her team at the lovelz Hotel Luna
located at Via Piave 15 | 39100 Bolzano | T 0471 / 975 642
0471 975642 reservations...
"I´ve been here 22 years now. At times
I say o I would love to travel the world.
Yet here many people travel to see me.
The Australians the Americans, the
French, The chinese, everybody and
they make me curious as to the rest of
the world. How do people live? They´re
always nice here. We´re lucky to have
nice guests always. They´re
is a special motocycle guests that came
a couple of days since. When you think
of motocycle groups you have a image
yet when they´re here they´re such
fun. Everybody surprises me all the
time. That iswhy I love the luna."
The Hotel Luna in Bolzano has among other items of luxuries indulgence, a totally cool underground cavern wellness center. The minute you walk into it you can smell the salts and the healing waters...but the best thing about the hotel is Monica..."I was married to the owner for many years and now we are business partners. I raise my children here and my son especially wants to go into the hotel business. Maybe someday I can travel the world. When we take vacations the three of us, me, my daughter and my son realize each moment that is given to us. And we don´t even wait for vacations. I try to live each moment of my life. Yesterday me and a friend hiked fast up the mountain 3-1/2 hrs. and took the cable car down. Did you know that there is 3 cable cars within 15 minutes of the center of Bolzan? Three different mountains. Most tourists never even know that. Yet I hike each one. I am active in life. That is why Bolzano is perfect. You can raise a family here. It is quiet here. And you can do sports all year round." Says the super energetic alive front desk manager of the entire hotel. She is the best ever.
The underground fitness and wellness center at Hotel Luna...private, luxurious, essential after that long day of guests and play...cool.
Tel. 0471 980 214 Piazza della Mostra, 2
is the words I would use to describe Monika, her husband Claudio, and her brother Roberto.
"You know here they speak German and English and Italian. My son speaks english! Now since moving here the last 2 weeks from being away the last 5 years he has to learn the language of either German or Italian. It is difficult for him. We enrolled him in a German school for the next year." Monika says as I ask how the transition from "Saudi Arabia for 1 year and 1/2 and from here to Dubai for 2 years! "We love Bolzano and my brother has made such a success of the restaurant...The first one on his own. We're very proud of him and happy that he included us to come and be a part of the restaurant with him. We'll see. My husband is a Michelin chef and he is excited to try his Italian recipes." she says.
Obstplatz 50 Piazza Erbe. Tel 0471 97 86 74
"Our pizza is a little expensive for Bolzano but we use only fresh and the highest ingredients. And we're super proud of that. The pizza I am most proud of is mine!" she laughs as she points to a pizza that she created! It has mushrooms that is girolli. They're a special kind of mushroom." Wow and you get to make your own names for pizza!
Christian's glasses while a little bit different than the ones pictured show him to "I am a creative chef you know. Chef's are creative. Everyday we design the food that we give to you." he says.
Ristorante Il Tinello Gerbergasse 38
Tele 0471 32 4711
When I ask of his wife's "role" in the restaurant Tinello, Christian looks confused and asks the translator for help. Then he laughs, "O my wife! She is the boss. Both at home and at the restaurant. That is her position." and he laughs much when he says that. Aaron starts to laugh too and I ask why does every successful Italian man say that his wife is the boss? Christian shrugs his shoulders and says, "Because it is true.!" And the food? I shall write of it about 22:00pm since I am eating it early. I am sure that it is good! Ciao bello and here is all of these Italian wives that take care of husbands!
Nadamas at Piazza Erbe Obstmarkt 43/44 is akin to Mr. and Mrs. Smith it´s decor is totally Central American...Bolivian remember the scene when they meet? Mr.Pitt is standing at the bar and she comes to him? Love love love that person. Always my favorite and the minute I walked into that bar I thought of that scene. The couple is unconventional that owns it.
Ver ena says that "We´ve owned a little bar, then restaurant, and now the lovely Nadamas. It is the 3rd one with each other. We used to be married then divorced. Now we´ve business partners. It´s great with each other." and Marco says, "She does it all and I eat and drink basically." and they both laugh. I say that I noticed that and I guess he got his hand caught in the cookie jar. "When we bought it it was totally empty. It took us one year to redo. The bar and the tables we bought and made and added and the walls we do ourselves. The fun thing is to see the people having fun.To know that when they come here they are satisfied with life. Bolzano is a small quiet famliy city yet it has a lot of culture." she says. Marco says, "Too much. Too much Culture!" And the people? "They love to have fun. Sometimes the neighbors complain since we are too loud and we´re open til 1am. We would love to have live music yet the street is forbidden. We have fun though. We want people to find oneself here."
04719 80 684 in case you´re lost amongst the winding alleys of Bolzano. "We´ve been with each other about all of our lives," says the young charming owner of the Nadamas. Her partner, Marco keeps telling me to fatten up. "You need to add about 3 kilos!" he says and invites me to dinner. I say that I must bring Albert since he is my Mr.Smith to dinner https://www.facebook.com/Urbansnc
"On the website Italia Pura which is up when September comes is weblinks to all around Italy of the best of the best. The sophistication of northern Italy and the warmth of South Italy. You know the south of Italy is very different than the north." she reminds me. That is true. "And every region of Italy has food that is the best in the world. And I want to show the world that."
Fastweb Store Da Vinci in Bolzano.
"I love the technology of FastWEb and the fact that the Italian Flying team sponsors FastWEb too!" he says laughing as I point to the flight team on the walls. I love the aeroplane pilots that do the manuevers. How cool is that! ITalia Tricolori is the flight team.
GianFranco standing outside his store! "I have owned the store for a couple of months now. It is fun. Yet is work too. I find it fascinating that the store has fibra ottica. It is a European invention yet America is the first to use fibra ottica. It is the fastest band. That is why I bought the company. I know that it is the best and the fastest. It is good to own my own company. I love the people that I talk to. The only FastWEb in all of Bolzano is mine!" he says proudly.
via leonardo da vinci 3
And before the street begins,
And there the grass grows soft and white,
And there the sun burns crimson bright,
And there the moon-bird rests from his flight
To cool in the peppermint wind.
Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black
And the dark street winds and bends.
Past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow
We shall walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And watch where the chalk-white arrows go
To the place where the sidewalk ends.
Yes we'll walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And we'll go where the chalk-white arrows go,
For the children, they mark, and the children, they know
The place where the sidewalk ends.
Here i see Jesus says follow me
As others were; I have not seen
As others saw; I could not bring
My passions from a common spring.
From the same source I have not taken
My sorrow; I could not awaken
My heart to joy at the same tone;
And all I loved, I loved alone.
Then- in my childhood, in the dawn
Of a most stormy life- was drawn
From every depth of good and ill
The mystery which binds me still:
From the torrent, or the fountain,
From the red cliff of the mountain,
From the sun that round me rolled
In its autumn tint of gold,
From the lightning in the sky
As it passed me flying by,
From the thunder and the storm,
And the cloud that took the form
(When the rest of Heaven was blue)
Of a demon in my view.