4 Must-Do's in Margaret River


Margaret River is a small town location in the South West of Western Australia, about 300 kilometres south of Perth. “Margs”, as the locals call it, is known for legendary surfing, breathtaking wineries, and magical nature views. The annual Margaret River Wine Regional Festival is a wine and food lovers paradise, and brings in thousands of tourists and locals each year. I spent four days driving along Margaret River and I must admit that it turned out to be of my favorite trips of 2017!

Stunning scenery, great food and wine, friendly people and breath-taking nature. What else do you need?

Here are 4 dreamy tips to include in your trip to Margaret River!



Spending your first days on the farms in the Margaret River is an amazing experience for all the nature lovers out there! I highly suggest sleeping at the Fair Harvest Organic Farm, either in the gyspy truck or the Bohemian tents. The farm aims to inspire people to grow their own produce and learn how to live a more sustainable life. You can have a walk in the fruit and vegetable orchard, shower under the stars in a really wild and natural “compost shower”, have lunch in the garden eating super fresh organic products, and much more. The location is also perfect since it’s less than 10 minutes’ drive from the ocean!


Another farm that is perfect for a delicious breakfast or lunch is the Berry Farm. On the way to this farm you will have the chance to do a chocolate tasting at Temper Temper and visit the Yahava Koffee Work, both located in Rosa Brook Road in Margaret River town.



Margaret River is famous for their wineries, and it rivals the likings of Italy, France, and Napa! There are hundreds of delectable wineries from Yallingup to Augusta and everybody can find a delectable wine to sip on while relaxing in the sun.


Here are four wineries that I can safely say will amaze you:

  1. Vasse Felix is a perfect place for an afternoon lunch and wine tasting and is open from 10am to 5pm. They do a daily winery tour at 3pm that gives you the opportunity to tour the vineyard and talk with a sommelier!
  2. The chardonnay selection at Cullen Wines is absolutely delectable.
  3. Wise Wine is famous for being the only winery in the Margaret River region with ocean views and is open for lunch and two rounds of wine tasting a day (9.30 and 5.30).
  4. Palmer Wines has won over 50 national and international awards for their stellar wines. The winery in Dunsborough is also one of the few wineries that is open also for dinner! Their alfresco dining and italian foods make for an amazing end to a wine tour in the Margaret River.


Even though every beach in this area is wonderful, my advice to you is to make sure to stop at least at these four:

Smith’s Beach in Yallingup: Enjoy white sand and blue ocean, and if you’re lucky you’ll have the chance to swim with dolphins! Swimming with these majestic creatures was a once in a lifetime experience, and much better in the ocean compared to in a pool!


Surfers Point in Prevelly: This surfers paradise is close to the Margaret River Mouth. Here you can surf, windsurf, or simply enjoy the beach and the Australian vibes! According to the day and time, you’ll find two trucks selling either coffee, the Combi Coffee or fish and chips, Hooked Up. Grab a snack and enjoy one of the best sunset you can have in Western Australia!


Gnarabup Beach is a perfect place to swim in the blue ocean and have breakfast/lunch at the White Elephant Beach Café. Another cosy bar there that is better for dinner is The Common.

Hamelin Bay, near Karridale, is the best place to go if you want to see the stingrays surface close to shore!



The two famous lighthouse are located at the opposite capes of the Margaret River. The Cape Naturaliste in the north part of the town and about 13 minutes’ drive from Dunsborough. My favorite was the Cape Leeuwin in the South, only about 10 minutes’ drive from Augusta!


Enjoy!! And let me know your feedback once back :) 

The World's Weirdest Hotels


Per iniziare al meglio questo 2014 ho deciso di proporvi alcuni tra gli hotel pi?_ particolari e strani al mondo come spunti per il prossimo viaggio!!La selezione ̬ davvero varia e soddisfa tutti, dagli amanti degli animali ai golosi di cioccolato, dagli ecologisti agli appassionati di architettura moderna, dagli spiriti bucolici ai viaggiatori alla ricerca di emozioni forti. E scoprirete cos?? che la location che si sceglie per soggiornare pu?_ diventare motivo del viaggio stesso??_

As the best way to start the 2014 I decided to write a post about the strangest and most unusual hotels in the world to give you new ideas for your next trip! The picking is really varied and satisfies everybody, from animal lovers to chocolate addicted , from ecologists to fans of modern architecture, ??from bucolic spirits to travelers in search of strong emotions . And so you'll find that the place you choose for sleeping can become the reason of the trip ...


Inizio rivolgendomi ai pi?_ golosi, presentandovi l?۪ Etruscan Chocohotel di Perugia, 94 camere situate su tre piani : Piano al Latte, al Gianduia e al Fondente. La camera pi?_ particolare ̬ la Choco Sweet Suite, con cioccolato sparso per ogni angolo della camera! Il ristorante all?۪interno dell albergo offre anche un ChocoMen?_, con il cacao presente come ingrediente dall?۪antipasto al dolce.

I begin in addressing those with a sweet tooth , presenting the Etruscan Chocohotel in Perugia, 94 rooms located on three different floors: the Milk Chocolate, the Gianduja and the Dark Chocolate. The most special bedroom is the Choco Sweet Suite, with chocolate spread to every corner of the room! The restaurant inside the hotel also offers a ChocoMenu with cocoa as an ingredient present in each dish, from appetizers to desserts.



Agli amanti degli animali, e dei cani in particolare, suggerisco il Dog Bark Park Inn, nell?۪Idaho (USA). Si tratta di un B&B a forma di cucciolo di beagle!! Pi?_ precisamente si soggiorna dentro Toby e Sweet Willy, che altro non sono che due beagle in formato gigante. Nella pancia del cane trovano posto un letto matrimoniale, un bagno e una piccola zona cucina, mentre la testa ospita altri letti aggiuntivi. Sul musetto c'̬ lo spazio lettura. Come prezzi siamo sui 73 euro circa a camera per notte.

To the animal lovers, and dogs in particular, I suggest the Dog Bark Park Inn, in Idaho (USA). It is a B&B with the shape of a beagle puppy ! More precisely, you?۪ll sleep inside Toby and Sweet Willy, nothing but two giant-sized beagle. In the belly of the dog there are placed a double bed, a bathroom and a small kitchen area, while the head has other extra beds. In the nose there is the reading area. Prices are about 73 Euro per room per night.


THE V8 HOTEL, Stuttgart

Se invece il mondo delle auto ̬ una vostra ossessione non deve mancare una visita al??The V8 Hotel, vicino a Stoccarda , dove tutte le camere hanno un allestimento a tema automobilistico. Date un?۪occhiata alle foto perch̩ l?۪arredamento ̬ davvero stupendo!

If the automotive world is your obsession you should not miss a visit to The V8 Hotel, near Stuttgart , where all the rooms have a car-themed interior decoration . Have a look at the pictures above because the furniture is really gorgeous!



Introducendo il tema ???natura?۝, il primo che vi segnalo ̬ il Luna Salada Hotel??in Bolivia, un hotel costruito all'interno del deserto di Uyuni in??Bolivia, ovvero la pi?_ grande distesa di sale del mondo. L?۪ albergo ̬ fatto tutto di??sale...muri, tavoli, sedie e letti! I prezzi partono da 88 euro a camera per notte.

Introducing the ???nature" topic, the first I indicate you is the Luna Salada Hotel in Bolivia, an hotel built in the Uyuni desert in Bolivia , which is the largest salt expense in the world. L ' hotel is entirely made of salt ...walls, tables, chairs and beds! Prices start from 88 Euro per room per night.



Vi sentirete in super contatto con la natura anche nel Monta̱a M??gica Lodge??in Cile. Si tratta di un albergo costruito all'interno della riserva naturale di??Huilo Huilo, la cui particolarit?? ̬ la forma a montagna. Ma non finisce qui: dalla sommit?? dell'hotel sgorga una finta cascata e le camere sono interamente foderate di legno come se foste all'interno di un albero reale.

You will feel really in touch with nature in the Monta̱a M??gica Lodge in Chile. It is an hotel built inside the natural reserve of Huilo Huilo, whose special feature is the mountain shape. But it does not finish here: a fake waterfall gushes out of the top of the hotel and the rooms are fully lined with wood as if you were in a real tree.



Se amate le atmosfere da "Cime tempestose" o avete sempre sognato di fare il guardiano del faro, c'̬ il Corsewall Lighthouse Hotel??nei pressi di Stranraer, in??Scozia. Il faro ̬ stato convertito in un albergo di lusso molto suggestivo. Le camere, poche ma curate nei particolari, si affacciano sul mare, che qui ̬ spesso agitato. Romantico, malinconico e quasi solitario: perfetto per weekend romantici o riflessivi, con un costo che parte da 110 euro a camera per notte.

If you love the " Wuthering Heights "atmosphere or you have always dreamed of doing the lighthouse keeper, this is for you: the Lighthouse Hotel Corsewall near Stranraer, in Scotland. The lighthouse was converted into a very impressive luxury hotel. The rooms are few but with attention to detail, they overlook the sea, which is often agitated. Romantic, melancholic and almost solitary: perfect for a romantic or reflective?? weekend, with a price starting from 110 Euro per room per night.



Per chi invece vuole fare un salto in avanti nel futuro, ecco un hotel ultra moderno e minimal, firmato dai pi?_ grandi architetti e designer: l?۪ Hotel Silken Puerta America??di Madrid. E?۪ un albergo a 5 stelle situato nel quartiere di Salamanca e vi sembrer?? di dormire in un?۪astronave aliena! I prezzi vanno da 112 euro a camera per notte.

For those who want to make a leap forward in the future, here it is an ultra-modern and minimal hotel, designed by the greatest architects and designers: the Hotel Silken Puerta America in Madrid. It?۪s a 5-star hotel located in the Salamanca district and you will feel like sleeping in an alien spaceship! Prices range from 112 Euro per room per night.



Concludo la selezione di alberghi con un hotel adatto a chi vuole vivere un?۪esperienza estrema e fuori dal normale. Sto parlando del Karostas Cietums??in Lettonia. Si tratta di un ex carcere comunista di cui una parte ̬ stata trasformata in hotel. Sappiate che chi soggiorna nell'albergo ̬ costretto a indossare tute mimetiche, a dormire su lettini di acciaio, o su materassi stesi sul pavimento e viene ammanettato come un vero carcerato. Che dire... non vi assicuro una vacanza rilassante, di sicuro sar?? particolare oltre che economica (11 euro a persona circa).

I end up the selection with an hotel for those who want to experience an extreme and out of the ordinary stay. I'm talking about Karostas Cietums in Latvia. It is a former communist prison, part of which has been converted into a hotel. Be aware that those who stay in the hotel is forced to wear camouflage uniforms, to sleep on steel cots, or on mattresses laid on the floor and to be handcuffed like a prisoner. Well... I cannot assure you a relaxing holiday, for sure it will be special as well as cheap (about 11 Euro per person).


Enjoy!!! :-)