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WELCOME TO MY LITTLE CORNER OF THE INTERNET!


For some people travelling means lying in a horizontal position and absorbing ultra violet radiation, taking off far away and putting a virtual flag without even coming into contact with the location.
For me traveling is exactly the opposite: It is something that makes me feel completely alive, a chance to explore new cultures and to open my mind, where I cannot waste even a second to understand better the essence of the place I am visiting.

I’m Valeria, architect and tour guide in Rome, travel & photography geek.

On my website, (mainly in italian), I promote culturally aware travels, with a focus on Northern Europe and World’s Hidden Gems.
Born and raised in Rome, despite I’m proud of my roots, I always chase Nordic Countries and related features: sustainable architecture, nature and mindset.
After one year in Germany, and some months in the UK, now I’m back to my city again. When I’m not walking through the stunning roman lanes, I’m travelling up North. Iceland = 


PHOTOGRAPHY:

“A camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera”  (H. Cartier-Bresson)


WHY “BEYOND THE PILLARS OF HERCULES”?


In the ancient times, going “Beyond the Pillars of Hercules” meant to overcome the gateway to the unknown: thirst for knowledge is definitely my attitude.
While I am travelling,  my way to go “Beyond the Pillars” is seeking unconventional and authentic places or exploring the well-known through new eyes. 

This is NOT a “been there, seen that, got the T-shirt” Travel Blog!