A couple of days into my Italian trip and I came to the conclusion that unequivocally the Italians have it down: the whole living thing that is. Between activity and food, they lead a very balanced life. And, the key to it all being that they enjoy themselves, both in the exercise they do and the cuisine they eat. Win-win!

We stayed in the north-eastern province of Trentino, in the towns of Moena and Levico Terme. Moena is in Val di Fassa (the Fassa Vally) and Levico Terme in Valsugana (the Sugana Vally). In the winter both places are ski resorts and in the summer they attract a lot of adventure tourism, like hiking and cycling.