Eventful year…maybe not in terms of travelling. I stayed in Europe, for family and business. I didn’t regret it at all ūüôā … here is a summary of where I found a new direction or solace or inspiration.

"Viaggiare" by Marco Bellotto

“Viaggiare” by Marco Bellotto


PARIS. I decided to celebrate my birthday with a getaway weekend to Paris. Best decision ever, culminated with sunshine, city wandering, art, and delicious food. Some highlights:

I went to Cimetière du Père Lachaise, to say hi to Chopin

I walked along Canal San Martin, so hip, and had a marvellous brunch.

-How not to love cette ville, it’s stinking cute! For some newbies and oldies: I wrote a nice list of spot-on activities to do while in Paris, check it out:¬†https://valanzo.com/weekend-in-paris/


OSLO. You are always one of my favourite cities, hands down. I wrote already about my Norway and my Oslo, so this time I focussed on new places in town that I think are really cool, places I deffo suggest to check out if you are in town.

–¬†Schouskjelleren Mikrobryggeri

–¬†Henie-Onstad Art Center (HOK)

–¬†Vigelandsanlegget at Frogner¬†Park


BASEL. City of contemporary art, dip in the Rhein River, friendship and 3 languages in one. Enjoy:

Art Basel: https://valanzo.com/art-basel/

Parallel Exhibitions and the city vibes: https://valanzo.com/art-basel-parallel-exhibitions/


SALZBURG AND SALZKAMMERGUT. A baroque city, its mountains in the summertime, and the Austrian romantic Lake Region. What a weekend I experienced!

SALZBURG, highly recommended!

РSt. Wolfgang, romantic and perfect to jump into the lake: https://valanzo.com/salzkammergut-st-wolfgang/

РHallstatt, a breath-taking jewel: https://valanzo.com/salzkammergut-hallstatt

РGmunden area, and the real reason behind my trip: https://valanzo.com/salzkammergut-gmunden/


LONDON. After 2 years, I was back to my old crib. Battling the memories and making new ones, rejoining old friends and finding new ones, a week there was a good way to feel British again. Cheers.

РI left some impressions here: https://valanzo.com/london-snippets/

– One of the best exhibitions ever: Anselm Kiefer


LJUBLJANA… A snowy getaway after Christmas:¬†https://valanzo.com/2015/02/18/ljubljana-slovenia/


Now, you know that I am endlessly in love with BERLIN, the place I call home. And you may have understood that I get “cray cray” about art. Let’s combine the two things, shall we?

Рlife is a frozen movie Berlinale Mitte

– free music in the streets¬†Staatoper f√ľr alle!

– we are so multi-kulti! Karneval der Kulturen

– that time Berlin was part of a sky art…¬†Otto Piene. More Sky

– … and that other time Berlin got political¬†German Reunification

– an exhibit to say goodbye to Neue Nationalgalerie

– magnificent event, Lichtgrenze


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