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Michela Fantinel

Michela is a passionate traveller and outdoor enthusiast who has travelled solo for +35 years between Italy, Australia, South East Asia and more countries. Through her adventures and knowledge, she has been inspiring and helping women over 50 to travel solo and independently. Michela is the founder and editor-in-chief of Rocky Travel & Tours For Over 50.


  1. Doreen Pendgracs
    April 17, 2018 @ 2:25 am

    I absolutely adore Italy and Prosecco, so I know I would love touring the region where Prosecco was invented! Thx for the tantalizing post!


    • Rocky Travel
      April 30, 2018 @ 8:03 am

      Hi Dorreen, thanks for stopping by. The Prosecco Road is a beautiful route in Veneto that shows you the best places for Prosecco tastings amidst lush-green hills and little villages.


  2. Debbra Dunning Brouillette
    April 17, 2018 @ 10:19 pm

    I’ve not yet visited Italy at all…but the northern region looks amazing. I hope I can make it there one day and enjoy all the beauty (and Prosecco!) that Italy has to offer.


  3. Carole Terwilliger Meyers
    April 18, 2018 @ 2:49 am

    I’ve added Prosecco Road to my to-do list! Can’t wait!


  4. Perry H
    April 18, 2018 @ 6:47 am

    Mmm.. I have a friend in Triest, looks like I’ll need to pay a visit. Thanks for some great insights.


  5. Lisa Chavis
    April 20, 2018 @ 2:26 pm

    Such a beautiful post and you’ve totally inspired my Italy wanderlust! Now I want to go on the Prosecco Road and sip bubbly…and to Venice to glide down the canals. The colors of Burano are spectacular! Thanks – I really enjoy your posts!


  6. Cathy Sweeney
    April 23, 2018 @ 4:52 am

    I like your suggestions of places to visit, including Prosecco Road — an area that I loved! I really enjoy the lesser-known gems of Italy. Although now I’ve been to Italy several times and have visited many places, my first trip was focused on the towns of Emilia-Romagna — an amazing experience.


  7. Gabrielle
    April 23, 2018 @ 11:28 am

    Italy is actually the most economically productive and has a host of important manufacturing regions that help give it one of the highest GDPs per capita in Europe.


  8. Jane
    April 23, 2018 @ 10:05 pm

    You had me at ‘Prosecco’! But seriously, some of my family is from Trevino and the northeastern part of Italy, so I really should do more exploring there!


    • Rocky Travel
      April 30, 2018 @ 8:26 am

      Treviso is only 30 kilometers from Venice, a short train train. North East of Italy is beautiful, yet overlooked by most travellers who prefer to focus their first-time visit on the main Italian attractions. If you are coming you definitely have to include a trip to the Prosecco region and the Venetian Dolomites!


  9. Susan
    May 24, 2018 @ 6:41 pm

    Hi, I’m really into The Italian Dolomites, so can you pls suggest some other “small Dolomites towns” for me? Thank you so much for your such helpful guiding post. I hope you will get much further in this field.


    • Rocky Travel
      August 28, 2019 @ 9:15 am

      Hi Susan, thanks for your comment. Glad you liked it. Watch out for this space to learn more about the beautiful small towns in the Dolomites!


  10. matthew
    August 28, 2019 @ 1:04 am

    Hi Michela,

    I stumbled on your site and it looks wonderful. I’m in the very very early stages of planning a 2020 stay in N. Italy and thinking about four weeks in a town such as Verona, Padua or some other city as a home base. The town could be smaller. Any suggestions?


    • Rocky Travel
      August 28, 2019 @ 9:10 am

      Hello Matthew, thanks for reaching out. Verona is a lovely city to use as a base if you want to do day trips from there, you can go to Padua, Vicenza, Trento, Rovereto, they are all within reach and doable on a day. If you love to explore more of the fabulous North East, I’d suggest you spend time in Bolzano you can use it as base to explore the beautiful Dolomites. Hope that helps! if you have more questions feel free to contact me here. Thanks :-


  11. Terry
    July 6, 2022 @ 2:20 pm

    Hey Michela, This is wonderful information. I was wondering if you could suggest a 3 day trip from Milan. We have Verona on the 4th day and will be taking your suggestions, Padua, Vincenza, Trento, Roverto and Bolzano while we are there and after Verona we are heading to Lake Como. But I am having a hard time with the first leg of the trip. (first 3 days) Thanks so much for all of your help.


    • Michela
      July 7, 2022 @ 5:37 pm

      Hi Terry,
      Those places are a bit far away from Milano. I’d actually suggest nice towns and places nearby so that not much travelling is involved. Please reach out to me via our email to: info @ and I’d be happy to help out. 😉


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