Motel One Basel: Art. Culture. Sleeping under the Stars.

Basel, Europe, Switzerland, travel, TRAVEL

It’s quite common when I’m attending events or concerts in Basel, that I have no chance to get back home to Zurich after 10pm. This lead to an excessive touring of different housing places and hotels in the city. I can’t tell you I tried all of those beds already, but I can tell you for sure that the most hotels I’ve visited so far while travelling through Switzerland are located in Basel. And if it wasn’t for an event, I had an outbound flight at 6am – I guess there’s no more yikes than that. 

The Versailles side of Basel

architecture, Basel, Blog, Hotel, Swiss Deluxe Hotels, Switzerland, travel

Basel was for me for a long time a transit city only. Direct flights to my hometown Naples were quite rare, so I was travelling tons of times across this city just to hit the airport and be gone. I had to realize a while ago that Basel has a lot more to offer and isn’t that far away from in number of  events, cultural life and summer outdoor experiences compared to Zurich. I attended one of the most outstanding fall festivals here, which is Baloise Session, and my homebase for a night has been the most perfect fit in order to have unforgettable memories.

Baloise Session 2015 – Philipp Poisel (D) / Paolo Nutini (SCO): From Heart to Soul

art, Baloise Session, Basel, Blog, Caustic Love, Concert, Live, Music, Paolo Nutini, Philipp Poisel, Songwriter, Switzerland

Switzerland may not be the tropical island surrounded by deep blue sea as I wish it was, but it has a lot to offer especially in terms of cultural events. For its tiny size compared to other European countries, it offers an extremely wide range of musical happenings all year round. Baloise Session is one of them.

Baloise Session 2014 – Storytellers: Music Lasts Forever

Amy Macdonald, Baloise Session, Basel, James Gruntz, Live, Music, Switzerland

My Sundays usually are the same: it’s probably the only day of the whole week where I absolutely do nothing. I’ll might cook but that’s it. Last Sunday was gig day, the second time in a row, which gave me a great feeling actually, since I had something to look forward to that wasn’t the screen of my TV or my pijama.