Claudia Paccosi

Claudia Paccosi is half Italian and half Austrian, studied in Rome and was a journalist for Storyful in Dublin. She loves to see almost everything under a poetic veil, that's why she moved to Vienna, where she can learn to dance Walzer and experience its cold snowy winter.

How to … Go to a Ball

By Claudia Paccosi and Dardis McNamee December skies weigh heavily in Vienna, relentless reminders of the months of gloom ahead. So, as autumn dul...

How To … Live Like A Real Viennese

Start with eating, end with drinking – and take in the Gemütlichkeit on the way. Coming from a chaotic, colorful and noisy part of Italy, a little ...

How to… Visit a Factory in Vienna

See how Augarten porcelain is crafted, learn how to make chocolate pralines, and sample Schlumberger Sekt right at the source Walking through the Ott...

How to… Learn to Cook Viennese

Pull your own Apfelstrudel dough, make a perfect Wiener Schnitzel – passionate chefs offer tasting tours and сourses. Maybe you’ve come to love Aus...

5 High Points of Vienna’s Ball Season

I moved to Vienna from warm, sunny Italy for many different reasons, but the most charming by far is ball season. There are few things as magical...

Baroque Star

Rubens – The Power of Transformation shows a master channeling the past to create something entirely original. Enormously productive, Peter Paul ...

A Romance of Adversaries: Italy

How well do you know your neighbors? We looked into the Alpine Republic’s special relationship with each of them “So it’s Spaghetti alla Bolog...

What to do on Austrian National Day

This Thursday, October 26, Austria celebrates its 62nd year of independence and the birth of the Second Republic. Though it’s an official bank holiday...