Pinocchio’s Oak of the Witches – Luxurious Nomad

Off waaaaaaaay into the Italian countryside in search of a tree?  But not just any tree… On the 7th of March, the 600-year old oak tree known as the “Quercia di Pinocchio” and located in the park of Villa Carrara in San Martino in Colle (Capannori, Lucca) became a national monument.

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Vienna to Venice via the Weltmachine (World Machine) – Luxurious Nomad

Our adventure started before we even left the rental car place…  I couldn’t find where to release the parking brake on this push-button Mercedes!  ? Leaving the rental yard, and having the obligatory “gute fahte” message… We were on our way from Vienna to Italy… Our first adventure was to find the incredible Weltmaschine…

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Sunset carriage ride through Vienna – Luxurious Nomad

What is one to do on a lovely evening in Vienna?  Take a sunset carriage ride, of course! Founded by Emperor Joseph I in 1707, Dorotheum is still operating as one of the world’s oldest major auction houses. The Ankeruhr clock offers a small special feature at 12 o’clock noon. 

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Spanish Riding School of Vienna – Luxurious Nomad

What a strange day…  I managed to purchase online the absolute, very best seat in the house to see the world-famous Spanish Dancing Horses here in Vienna – front row centre. Before leaving the apartment, I something quite sad happened, and the vibration of that seemed to then follow me…

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Fiaker stables and carriage ride through Vienna – Luxurious Nomad

What a marvellous morning!  Renee, Bethany, and I started at the Fiaker stables – the Fiaker are the Viennese horse-drawn carriages… Marco took us into the stables and we were able to get up close and personal with the horses… The police on the intersection above were doing a roaring trade…….. Heavenly…

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