What you will find on this blog

Books, recipes, stories, but above all hikes. My virtual mountain hut is located in Friuli Venezia Giulia, the Italian region you didn't know you loved.


Nothing makes me feel better than hiking and being surrounded by woods and nature. Fortunately, Friuli Venezia Giulia still preserves wild and uncontaminated places. That's where I like to wander and that's where I'll take you with my blog.



I love books and I love to talk about books. Books have been my best friends for a long time and I don't regret it one bit. Books can change us for the better, they can inspire us and change the way we see the world. Discover this hut's bookshelf.



Sometimes, writing is the best medicine. I write to become a better person, the person I don't have the courage to be. I've never been into short stories, but sometimes the urge to write is just too strong. Here you can read some of my short stories.

The Writer's Mountain Hut

I created The Writer’s Mountain Hut to achieve, at least virtually, my dream of owning a cabin in the mountains. I still don’t know where I would place my virtual cabin, but I know what I would fill it with.

Lots of books, a fireplace, cats, good food, a record player and vinyl, some frivolous chat, and some discussion on life’s meaning drinking grappa.

Outside the window, there’s my beloved Friuli Venezia Giulia who, I’m sure, will make you fall in love too.


Read the latest posts on the blog

Reading Wuthering Heights again, at 30

Wuthering Heights was one of my favorite books in my teens. Rereading it at the age of 30 gave me the feeling of having a completely different novel in my hands. Some things remained unchanged, some others collapsed.

Plum Gnocchi traditional recipe

Plum Gnocchi are a traditional recipe from eastern Friuli Venezia Giulia. A potato dough wraps half a plum and a breadcrumb and cinnamon grain. We serve them as a first course or dessert.

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