Recent Posts by Elena Torresani

Nature tourism: how to behave in bear country

Despite the centuries-long extermination campaigns that took place in many countries all over the world, there are still places highly populated by bears and other large carnivores. In Europe we can name the Balkans, the Carpathians, the Eastern Alps, the Central Apennines, Scandinavia and the Cantabrian Mountains, while in North America they can be found…
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A weekend in Cologne: beer, perfume, chocolate and history

Cologne is a city full of pleasant surprises, some easy to imagine, others totally unexpected. From a German city it is for example pretty obvious to expect at least a good beer, but what you find in Cologne is actually more a cult. The Kölsch beer is in fact brewed according to the same recipe…
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Eden Project: a paradise in the heart of Cornwall

Would you like to live for a few hours in the heart of the rainforest or in a Mediterranean vineyard, surrounded by hundreds of rare and beautiful plants? Or find out what sustainable energy is while having fun in an amazing place? If yes, the Eden Project is the park in Cornwall that you cannot…
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Living with wolves and bears next doors in Europe

Despite over the centuries the human beings put a lot of efforts into predators extermination, in Europe there are several mountain territories where wolves, bears and lynx still live. They are more than we believe, especially in East Europe, although the environmental, cultural and even tourism importance of these animals has not yet been fully…
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