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brussels

09.10.2014 / World Bulletin

The Humble Capital

Brussels, the unassuming capital of Europe, is the continent’s best kept secret.   Although it’s slower and quieter than Paris...

treviso aperitivo

06.10.2014 / World Bulletin

Aperitivo in the City of Water

A small city of art and water sitting in the imperious shade of  a much more famous tourist destination called,...

cielo-sopra-berlino

26.08.2014 / World Bulletin

The Sky Over Berlin

The rooftop of a shopping mall’s car park in south-east Berlin. Beer, live music, a garden, a sandpit and a...


montsaintmichel

19.08.2014 / World Bulletin

Saving the Island

When you think of the iconic Mont Saint-Michel in France the first thing that comes to your mind is the...

molitor

29.07.2014 / World Bulletin

A Hommage to French Grandeur

Every city has some special places where history happened – places that survived whole eras, going through falls and resurrections...

hamburg

28.07.2014 / World Bulletin

Summer in Hamburg

Berlin’s popularity is certainly well deserved and yet there is more to discover in Germany than its much loved capital....


uncommon

24.07.2014 / World Bulletin

Travelling the Uncommon Way

True places are never down on any map, or so said Herman Melville. And we couldn’t agree more, since we...

spinalonga

10.07.2014 / World Bulletin

Spinalonga, the Other Side of Crete

There’s a beautiful gulf on the Eastern coast of Crete. Venetians called it Mirabello (“wonderful view”) because of its striking...

tech_free

07.07.2014 / World Bulletin

Five Ideas for a Tech-Free Holiday

Can you imagine spending a couple of weeks without a smartphone, a tablet, a wi-fi connection, a personal computer and...


punjarat

26.06.2014 / World Bulletin

Enjoying Bangkok the Slow Way. An Interview with Punjarat Sangsuwan

There’s no denying it: Bangkok is a frantic city. Yet it is also a city full of surprises, and so...

senza_fiato

26.05.2014 / World Bulletin

Breathless

Do you suffer from vertigo? Then skip this article – unless you’re set to fight your fear with extreme measures,...

georgia

13.05.2014 / World Bulletin

Between East and West

To some, the idea of a design hotel in Georgia, right in the middle of the Caucasus region, might sound...


adla

07.05.2014 / World Bulletin

A Day in the Arts District

They call it the Arts District, but it might as well be called the Street Art District, since finding a...

bug_splat

24.04.2014 / World Bulletin

The Drone War “Isn’t a Videogame”

That’s what Akash Goel said to explain the meaning of the 90 by 60 feet poster of a 9-year-old girl installed...

new-paris

17.04.2014 / World Bulletin

New Paris

The 18th arrondissement is one of the most frequented areas in Paris, mainly because it includes famous landmarks such as...


street_store

11.04.2014 / World Bulletin

A Temporary Shop for the Homeless

South Africa is a country where the haves and the have nots live side by side but seldom connect. People...

christian

20.03.2014 / World Bulletin

Enjoying Melbourne the Slow Way. An Interview with Christian Kimber

Living and working in Melbourne, Christian Kimber is a designer and Menswear Buyer at Henry Bucks – Australia’s oldest and...

toby

10.03.2014 / World Bulletin

Enjoying London the Slow Way. An Interview with Toby Bateman

Noboby can unveil the slow secrets of a city better than a local. That’s why we decided to launch a...


sanfran

27.02.2014 / World Bulletin

Grabbing a Bite in The Mission

Part Latino, part bohémian, and part irresistibly cool: San Francisco’s Mission District – a.k.a. The Mission – is a unique...

ziferblat

19.02.2014 / World Bulletin

A Social Network in Real Life

Does working or reading at a café make you feel awkward after you’ve spent some hours at the same table...

malta panorama

17.02.2014 / World Bulletin

Winter on the Island

Malta is a solitary island, which nonetheless has for centuries found itself at the epicentre of the history of the...


malta panorama

17.02.2014 / World Bulletin

Inverno sull’isola

Malta è un’isola solitaria, ma da sempre al centro delle rotte e della storia del Mediterraneo. Dal susseguirsi delle invasioni...

east-austin

21.01.2014 / World Bulletin

Experiencing East Austin

Art galleries, cool food trucks, Mexican food, urban farms, vintage shops, bars and venues every night. East Austin definitely is...

oslo

08.01.2014 / World Bulletin

The Best of Oslo

Let us admit it, we are huge fans of Oslo. Not only is it a green, rich, expensive and eco-friendly...


inujima

21.11.2013 / World Bulletin

Art and Nature

Turning the small island of Inujima, an oasis of traditional Japanese life, into a natural park beautified by art and...

napoli-slow

24.10.2013 / World Bulletin

Slow Naples

Only a few people are really capable of seeing what Naples is all about; some only manage to experience its...

tsukiji

09.10.2013 / World Bulletin

Early Morning in Tokyo

You might hate fish of find its smell somewhat annoying, but a visit to Tokyo’s  Tsukiji Market, the world’s largest...


soane

02.10.2013 / World Bulletin

Frozen in Time

The London home of a Neo-Classical architect just as it was left at the time of his death in 1837,...

africa

03.09.2013 / World Bulletin

Africa on the Move

Although this is not often in the news, Africa is a workshop of continuous innovation and experimentation. If, on the...

giardini_venezia

29.08.2013 / World Bulletin

The Gardens of Venice

To see what there is still to discover in Venice, you need to look at it from high above: the...


cagliari

31.07.2013 / World Bulletin

Slow Cagliari

We would like to thank Giovanni Onano for these precious reccomendations,  and all our readers for constantly sharing their slow...

pechino

18.07.2013 / World Bulletin

Arts and Leisure in Beijing, Chaoyang

In a city as wide and as frantic as Beijing, sometimes it’s hard to spot the right place for relaxing,...

firenze

16.07.2013 / World Bulletin

Vintage Florence

Florence is a city to discover by walking – walking along the paved streets and the narrow alley past the...


camping_ny

10.07.2013 / World Bulletin

Rooftop Camping

If you’re looking for a truly alternative and unconventional holiday, look no further than the rooftops of New York City,...

musei_tokyo

11.06.2013 / World Bulletin

Five Museums Worth Visiting in Tokyo

Like all the big capitals of the world, Tokyo has a lot to offer in terms of museums, and not...

venezia

10.06.2013 / World Bulletin

Vintage Venice

There’s no city in the world like Venice. The unchanging charm of its canals, of its narrow streets, and of...


winebar

07.05.2013 / World Bulletin

Wine Bars in Berlin

No more beer mugs and pork chops. If you happen to be in Berlin and fancy a drink, then you’d...

architecture_dogs

30.04.2013 / World Bulletin

Dog Interiors

Thirteen amazing real-size prototypes to prove that interior design works for dogs as well. That’s it – thirteen design-oriented doghouses,...

istanbul

16.04.2013 / World Bulletin

Istanbul for Beginners

Istanbul, Byzantium or Constantinople? A crossroads of peoples, languages and cultures. Founded in 667 B.C. on the Bosphorus, throughout its...


nucleare

08.04.2013 / World Bulletin

Why is the Nuclear Threat a Secondary Issue?

At the beginning of April 2013, the somewhat grotesque news of a North Korean communist regime threatening the US with...

roma_vintage

04.04.2013 / World Bulletin

Vintage Rome

If you love Rome but you don’t want to join the joyful hordes of tourists crowding its streets on a...

marrakech

26.03.2013 / World Bulletin

Marrakech for Beginners

Cosmopolitan, exuberant, hypnotic, part African and part Andalusian, exotic and yet familiar. Marrakech is the city of abundance – the...


level33

20.03.2013 / World Bulletin

A Beer with a View

A beer with friends is not necessarily an unpretentious matter, especially if you choose to go to the world’s highest...

hanafarm

19.03.2013 / World Bulletin

The Spirit of Japan

A dream-like, visionary place where food tastes pure and essential. Hanafarm Kitchen is a unique restaurant in the city dof...

milano_retro

18.03.2013 / World Bulletin

Retro Milan

Forget about the city of fashion and aperitivo: let us take you on a journey through another Milan, a place...


videostorie

07.03.2013 / World Bulletin

Video Stories from Japan

The Land of the Rising Sun is much sought-after destination for tourists, boasting some 6/8 million foreign visitors every year,...

tube

04.03.2013 / World Bulletin

Happy Birthday, Tube!

The world’s oldest underground transit system, the London Underground, boasting four million daily passengers, turns 150 this year.   On...

navigli

21.02.2013 / World Bulletin

Water Roads

The story of Milano and the story of the Navigli are very deeply bound up. The Navigli were born back...


Malpolska

28.01.2013 / World Bulletin

The Garden of Arts

A historic bulding belonging to the nineteenth century structure of a former horse-riding arena turned into a brand new cultural...

venezia_artigiani

10.01.2013 / World Bulletin

The crafts of Venice

Baroque frames, blown glass, lace, masks and the ancient art of gilding. Here’s an alternative Venice tour for authentic handicraft...

amazzoni

09.01.2013 / World Bulletin

A Safe Adventure

Exploring the jungle on board of a floating hotel, with huge windows overlooking an incredible landscape. That’s what Aqua Expeditions...


giardini

08.01.2013 / World Bulletin

Jane’s Gardens

If you’ve read at least one of Jane Austen’s novels, then you must have noticed how greenery plays a crucial...

cafe_lenne

04.12.2012 / World Bulletin

Slow Berlin

A winter garden brimming with plants and flooded with natural light, where time seems to have frozen in an era...

yoyogi

29.11.2012 / World Bulletin

A Peaceful Oasis in the Heart of Tokyo

Celebrating its first anniversary this month,  Yoyogi Village is an eco-friendly complex close to Shibuya, one of the busiest areas...


veg_paris

05.11.2012 / World Bulletin

Paris for Vegetarians

In a city whose rich cuisine is devoted to foie gras, escargots and meat in general, one might suspect that...

lomax

29.10.2012 / World Bulletin

The Global Jukebox

The man who gave voice and dignity to the history and the tradition of American music. This might well be...

superkilen

25.10.2012 / World Bulletin

Red Square

There’s a brand new Red Square in Copenhagen, but it’s nothing like the one in Moscow. In addition to the...


new_york-city

16.10.2012 / World Bulletin

A History of a City in 50 Objects

A mastodon tusk and a prehistoric arrowhead, a MetroCard and a Checker taxicab, a stuffed bagel and an oyster. Can...

old_vic

15.10.2012 / World Bulletin

Spooky Sights

There’s a “secret” place in London called Old Vic Tunnels -30,000 square feet of unused railway vaults, a labyrinth of...

Nikko

10.10.2012 / World Bulletin

Three Wise Monkeys

Miwazaru, Iwazaru, Kikazaru, in other words “do not watch, talk about or listen to evil”. That’s the Confucian warning symbolized...


bunkhostel

02.10.2012 / World Bulletin

Once Were Hostels

What’s happening to those old and dingy hostels where we used to sleep on low budget? Apparently, nowadays budget travellers...

distillery

17.09.2012 / World Bulletin

In the Moonshine

Ever heard of moonshine liquor? To the Americans, the name recalls the turbulent years of the Prohibition, when Appalachian distillers...

jules&jim

11.09.2012 / World Bulletin

Quiet Paris

The old roofs of the Marais, a quiet cobblestone courtyard and… François Truffaut. What else could epitomize the most romantic...


Fast_good_beirut

10.09.2012 / World Bulletin

Fast & Good in Beirut

Since the opening of our new Officina Slowear store in Beirut, we had the chance to discover an amazing city....

gin

30.08.2012 / World Bulletin

The art of coping

A basket full of limes, mixers, spices and a curated selection of local gins. And above all, an old butcher...

beirut

09.08.2012 / World Bulletin

A taste of Beirut

In recent years, Lebanese cuisine has become well known all over the world. Probably because it’s tasty, spicy and light...


matsuri

06.08.2012 / World Bulletin

The matsuri month

August. While we’re all busy with our summer holidays and the Olympics, in Japan the matsuri month has just begun....

parlans1

02.08.2012 / World Bulletin

Old school candies

We are so used to restaurant, café and shop chains that accidentaly bumping into a small, traditional shop in the...

jetsetter

01.08.2012 / World Bulletin

Olympic London

Have you ever heard of Jetsetter? It’s a private online community that provides members with insider access, expert knowledge, and...


mua

31.07.2012 / World Bulletin

Istanbul’s best gelato

From Florence to the Bosphorous. That’s the unusual venture undertaken by Elena Pallotti, an enterpreneuse and a dreamer who fell...

gardens1

26.07.2012 / World Bulletin

Green Tokyo

Tokyo and its green secrets. In spite of being so large and busy, Tokyo offers many options to those who...

mercanti

09.07.2012 / World Bulletin

Hidden Milan

Some of the most amazing secrets of an apparently grey city like Milan hide inside its gardens and on its...


mercanti

09.07.2012 / World Bulletin

Hidden Milan

Some of the most amazing secrets of an apparently grey city like Milan hide inside its gardens and on its...

papercup

04.07.2012 / World Bulletin

Literary Beirut

In spite of its difficult recent history, today Beirut is a vibrant and cosmopolitan capital, facing challenges of peace and...

filling_station

03.07.2012 / World Bulletin

Provisional transformations

In London, they have a very special way to dal with spaces: even where everything is changing, even in those...


libreria

14.06.2012 / World Bulletin

Books on stage

Frescoed ceilings by Nazareno Orlandi, sculpted caryatids by Troiano Troiani, red velvet and enlightened boxes, a huge stage and a...

brixton_village

13.06.2012 / World Bulletin

Back to Brixton

Back in the days when Brixton was the shopping capital of South London, silent film star Carl Brisson officially opened...

conservatorium

07.06.2012 / World Bulletin

In the heart of Amsterdam

It feels strange to find such airy and wide spaces in the center of Amsterdam, Europe´s largest intact historical city...


whythe_hotel

23.05.2012 / World Bulletin

Think globally, sleep locally

Everything started with the discovery of an old factory on the Brooklyn waterfront. Built in 1901 as a cooperage, the...

hidden_london

21.05.2012 / World Bulletin

Secret London

Everything can happen in London, even crossing the threshold of a historic mansion just to nose around and finding yourself...

old_istanbul

17.05.2012 / World Bulletin

Sleeping in old Istanbul

Beyoğlu, just north of the Golden Horn in Istanbul, is an historic center for culture, trade and diplomacy. Back in...


seoul

15.05.2012 / World Bulletin

Rediscovering Seoul

A city in full bloom, where the old crams against the new, and a forthcoming  future coexists with a difficult...

photo_archive

03.05.2012 / World Bulletin

The streets of NYC

The modern history of New York City told through 870.000 images. Not through famous images by celebrated photographers, but rather...

plusone

02.05.2012 / World Bulletin

Hospitality 2.0

It is a sort of cliché, and yet, like all clichés, it holds some truth: the best way to discover...


antimuseo

27.04.2012 / World Bulletin

The anti-museum

Huge, dusty, unfinished and imperfect: the Palais de Tokyo is the largest center for contemporary art in Paris.   Built...

toys_museum

10.04.2012 / World Bulletin

Childhood memories

London, Fitzrovia. If you happen to walk along Scala Street and feel an irresistible urge to stop in front of...

iron_curtain

29.03.2012 / World Bulletin

Behind the Iron Curtain

Pioneer camps at the Black Sea and walks at the Parks of Culture.   These are just a couple of things that...


bicycle_library

27.03.2012 / World Bulletin

Borrow & ride

If you’ve been to London recently, you probably have noticed that something very exciting is going on – a huge...

arigato

08.03.2012 / World Bulletin

Remembering the Earthquake

On March 11, 2011, the Great Earthquake hit the Miyagi prefecture in Japan.   One year after, a huge book...

tempio_1

02.03.2012 / World Bulletin

Lunch at the temple

Fresh vegetables from the garden, savoury 15-course set meals, food presentation worthy of a great food stylist and a totally...





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