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Bit 2015


Launch of the Bit 2015: traveling in 100 countries. From a click
Two thousand exhibitors from 100 countries and from all Italian regions to photograph, February 12 to 14 in Rho Fiera Milano, trends and news of the world travel.
The new entry of this 35th edition are Chad and Vietnam, while returning Albania, Peru, Sudan, Azerbaijan, Lithuania.
It starts from the first click: tourism and travel more and more changes on the internet. A change which the Bit, International Tourism Exchange (Rho Fiera Milano, February 12 to 14, open to the public Saturday: 2,000 exhibitors from 100 countries and from all Italian regions), dedicates a focus, Bit Digital. But, next to the growth of e-commerce and the influence of social media in the promotion of the territories, there are many in the album polaroid photographing the evolution of world travel: active and sustainable tourism, travel-experience, stays constructed specifically to identify with the way of life of the locals. So bloom app for micro-rentals of flats outside the tourist districts, to go to dinner at the home of local hosts instead of the traditional restaurant and to book themed packages related to hobbies and personal interests. More and more is the contact with nature, trekking and adventure, and the environment becomes the criterion of choice of accommodation at zero impact, as the eco-resort.

If the crisis has also affected the tourism economy, resists the luxury segment (in Italy grew by 17.2% in the 20 05 to 20.8% in 2013), where the new section dedicated Bit Luxury World, promising niche along with tourism and the Gay & Lesbian Shopping. Among the novelties of this 35th edition, also an area completely dedicated to art, culture, food and wine, in the year that Expo will move millions of tourists in the wake of the food. As for the news between countries exhibitors, new entry this year are Chad Africa and Vietnam Indochina, while falling Albania, Peru, Sudan, Azerbaijan, Lithuania.

But how changed the relationship between the suitcase and the Italians? Unfortunately travel less: according to Istat just published, in 2014 were 63, 632 million trips with overnight stays, 9.5% less than the previous year. The average length remains stable at 5.8 nights (6.2 to 3.5 for the holiday and business trips). Decreased short holidays (-23.6% and -21.2% in terms of overnight stays), while trips to long vacation (29.9 million) and those for work (8.2 million) remain substantially unchanged.

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IKH Sardinia

IKH Villas expands its range of luxury villas in Sardinia


The real estate agency and tourist Ikh, European leader in the market of cottages, announces that are already officially begin reservations for summer 2015.
“This time of year,” says Francesco Pianelli, director of the agency, “the German tourists, French and English are starting to plan their holidays at sea for the next season and try to grab the best solutions at the best prices. We have already received several requests for next year, especially with regard to the pool villas and villas with direct access to the beach. ”
Also this year IKH has renewed its range of holiday homes, focusing on luxury villas in Sardinia, a sector in continuous growth thanks to the strong interest in Sardinia of the new rich who come mainly from Eastern Europe, Russia in particular.
Some new villas are already on the catalog online and booked for next season, more will be added in the coming weeks in accordance with agreements with the owners and cooperation with other agencies.

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The 10 most beautiful hotels in the world

From the hotels housed in old monasteries in the Peruvian Cuzco to villas suspended Maldivian lagoons. And then the desert of the Emirates and period buildings of Budapest. Here’s where to go holiday table, second by TripAdvisor
A lot of Asia and Latin America and little Europe. This is shown by the ranking Travelers’ Choice Hotel Awards 2015 prize awarded by the travel website TripAdvisor to accommodation worldwide.
The Travelers’ Choice awards are based on the quantity and quality of the Review and the specific scores for each category of awards (as quality / price ratio, service and other parameters).
Look at the gallery of the 10 most beautiful hotels in the world
Scrolling down the standings Asia is the most popular destination with hotels ranging from the Middle East to Cambodia, through the Maldives. In all of the top 10 hotel well 4 are Asian. Four others are distributed between central and south America while Europe gets a two.
Does not fall in the top ten Italian structure. The first is in eleventh place and is the Belvedere Hotel in Riccione. In sixteenth place in the world will square the second Italian hotel, The The Gritti Palace in Venice.
Top 10 World
Returning to the top ten the most beautiful hotel in the world, second by TripAdvisor, is Gili Lankanfushi Maldives Maldives. “Cared in every small detail more. Super clean, stunning views, tastefully furnished rooms. Heaven on earth, “wrote a user of Pescara.
In second place Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens in Costa Rica, five-star resort quiet and relaxing for couples or newlyweds.
Third place still for Asia with Club Shinta Mani Siem Reap, Cambodia, not far from the temples of Angkor.
For fourth place you go to Europe with the historic Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace, Hotel Art Nouveau of the early twentieth century Budapest.
Fifth place for South America with Belmond Palacio Nazarenas, Cuzco in Peru. The hotel is housed in the space of a former convent in Cuzco. “Quality and service above our expectations. The staff is very attentive and kind, “says Luis from the UK.
For the sixth position to return to the Maldives with Cocoa Island by COMO, in South Male Atoll.
For seventh place you go to Europe and more specifically in the Austrian mountains with Hotel Alpin Spa Tuxerhof, luxury hotel but with a family atmosphere.
From snowy slopes to the sands of the desert for the eighth position occupied dall’emiratino Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, which offers suites with traditional architecture and decorated with antique furniture in the desert of Dubai.
Second lowest for Brazil with the Hotel Estalagem St Hubertus, Lake Negro and near the hills of Gramado.
Close the top ten again with Peru Tambo del Inka, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa in Urubamba in the Sacred Valley of the Incas with a private train station to Machu Picchu

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Garda Optimist

33rd Meeting of the Garda Optimist

A little over a month after the event organized by Fraglia Vela Riva, Guinness World Records to be “the largest single class regatta”, revealed the technical innovations which should increase the competitiveness of the event, which remains a major sailing event, but with new technical solutions able to adapt to the increasingly high competitive level of the participants.

E ‘already Guinness World Records for being the regatta monoclass largest in the world (in the 2012 certification obtained in 1055 with helmsmen in the rankings); for many kids is a dream: to be on the Garda Optimist Meeting organized by historical Fraglia Vela Riva in the days before Easter (this year April 2 to 5), is a unique experience, involving nearly 1,000 sailors from around 30 nations. But the festival of budding sailors want to renew this year raising for the junior that is the most numerous and competitive, the technical level, bringing the “Meeting” to be more “race” and adapting well to the improvement of technical capacity tactics of the participants, recorded in recent years.


The technical innovations
For the only junior these novelties that should ensure greater competitiveness in the demonstration: the pre-departure (designed to try to keep grouped successively several batteries just before departure) will no longer be made with regular procedures, but it will be a simple area required step, that approach the participants to the starting line real mail 40-50 mt. upwind, which will start for each battery regular procedures, such as sailing instructions. Also this year will be placed on the leeward gate and the arrival will be played after the second beat, rather than at the end of the “stud”, which closed the quadrilateral path. A renewal that the staff of the Guild Vela Riva wanted to propose to meet the needs of coaches and athletes, very happy to participate in this great celebration of sailing, but with increasing demands technical-competitive: the thirty-third edition will therefore level rise technical, considering both the competitivtà, that the safe management of the large fleet in water. Starting system and path are the same as those used in international races of Palma de Mallorca and Palamos, as well as the Optimist World. For the category of the smallest cadets instead everything remains unchanged with a round of simple path.

Pre-registration fee 500
Meanwhile, continuing pre-registrations on line, to which more than 1 month after hovering about 500; between nations, which reveal a large fleet are Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Turkey, but also the United States, and of course Italy, which represents almost half of admissions. There is no shortage emerging nations like Algeria, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Hungary.

The coveted victory
The last year has been a great competitive success for Italy, which saw climb to the top step of the podium just a helmsman in both categories. David Dukes – bearer of the organizing Fraglia Vela Riva – had attempted assault by at least a couple of years between the juniors, while an incredulous Francesco Novelli the nearby Malcesine has managed one of the smallest cadets (9-11 years ). Some of the past winners of the Meeting of the Garda Optimist have become great players over the years: the roll of honor sees many Olympic medals or Olympic athletes, America’s Cup sailors and World champions. In reality, the goal of this event is not to create budding champions: the beauty of this unique event is first of all the amount of veils in the water, with a series of events on land, bringing together participants from all parts of the world, the Nordic countries colder than the warmer Caribbean. A great celebration of sailing, sports and friendships which are then grown in the years between racers, coaches and parents, with the right impetus that energy more competitive and gives to the whole event.

A show not to be missed
In Riva del Garda Easter means now for 33 years of the Garda Optimist Meeting and the Wednesday before Easter regatta officially opens the festival with the opening ceremony, which parade through the historic center of Riva del Garda 1000 sailors, who are proud waving the flag of the country of origin. For the four days of racing is also early in the morning to take advantage of the north wind characteristic of Lake Garda, along with that of the early afternoon, however, more consistent in the summer season. In some editions have seen the ice on the slides hauling, but for the brave sailors there was no hesitation. Even for companions and tourists who are on Garda Trentino in the days of the regatta is a sight to witness this spectacle: hundreds of sails along the north coast of the lake await the call in water and shortly after the same hundreds of sails fill gradually the mirror vapor of the Garda Trentino, leaving gaping anyone who witness such a scenario. Thanks to the shape of Lake Garda is also possible to follow the races, along the many scenic roads overlooking the lake, hence a privileged view in a beautiful natural setting allows you to enjoy a unique view.

Sailing and tourism: perfect union
Only for the Optimist Meeting in addition to nearly 1,000 sailors from 30 nations are expected 40 race officials and about 200 coaches, in addition to the many families that accompany the kids in the regatta taking advantage of the Easter holiday. A total inflow in the first week of April, which is approximately at least about 15,000 admissions. Data that are recognized by the Province of Trento and representing a security presence, even in case of bad weather – as happened a few years ago when tourism Upper Garda at Easter was “saved” thanks to sailing regattas!


Weekend Alta Badia

Weekend among friends / In Alta Badia and Val Senales skiing and enjoying
er enthusiasts skiers the first date to mark on your calendar, and perhaps to program with a long weekend is for the evening of March 5, 2015 when there will be a unique event of its kind. You can ski candlelight due to the full moon: the tracks and Gardenazza Doninz in the center of La Villa in Alta Badia will be lit only by candles, torches and bonfires along the entire route. The lifts will be open from 20.00 to 22.00, as well as the huts on the slopes. These will offer a few hours of entertainment and fun for the insatiable skiers. Then March 15 will be the turn of the Roda dles Saus, a ski safari to discover the traditional dishes of Ladin and while 29 March Dé dl vin – Wine Skisafari.

The event, now in its 5th edition, dedicating an entire day to the best wines of South Tyrol on the slopes of Alta Badia. Always made with the combination of wine and good food from Val Senales comes a proposal. It is Glacier Wine Rallye, a special tasting of wines. Skiers and gourmets, at 7 shelters in Val Senales, can try the white and red wines of the Val Venosta paired with cheeses and Schüttelbrot Val Senales. The ticket costs 35 € and is valid for the entire winter season until May 3. On the glacier is a long season.
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Ferrari Daytona 365 GTB / 4 class 1971 auction: immaculate car, collectors dream
And ‘the dream of any collector: find a car of great value that has been stagnant for decades, covered with a tarp in a garage preferably dry. And then ‘kiss’ to wake the sleeping beauty.

The Ferrari 365 GTB / 4 Daytona, which will be ‘beaten’ auction organized by RM Auctions March 14 under at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance is part of this very small world of rarity. The history of this car marked with the chassis number 14385 and the 251 engine – as told Auto Motor und Sport – began in March 1971 when Patrick, a Canadian businessman, returning from a skiing holiday in Chamonix, moves in Geneva to begin his flight home. But the flight to Toronto was delayed and Patrick have time to visit the Motor Show (then housed in a much smaller building in the old town) where, at the Ferrari stand, comes across in Daytona. The thunderbolt is immediate: the flight is canceled and Patrick, rented a car, racing in Maranello to buy ‘his’ 365 GTB / 4 Daytona. For $ 18 million order a copy painted in Ruby Red and interior with leather two-tone black and red. The car is ready – to be a Ferrari and in those days – in just over three months. Patrick flies back in Italy and withdraws its flaming Daytona at the factory. For a month remains in Europe, enjoying driving the new Ferrari. Then boarding in Marseille on Queen Elizabeth II and the sea voyage to New York. The distance that separates it from Canada, his residence, is short but arrived customs Patrick discovers that the import is difficult due to technical problems (the car does not have all the specifics America).

Still managed to take her home and uses it, alternating it with other cars, for 18 years with a total distance of 90 thousand km. In 1989, the death of his father, has to leave for Asia where the family has a business and therefore decides to put into ‘hibernation’ Ferrari Rosso Rubino. The car is raised on wooden blocks (not ovalize tires) and covered with a thick curtain. On his return to Toronto in 1995, the Daytona only worthy of a look and prefer to drive a Mercedes 280 SL. The beautiful sedan designed by Pininfarina therefore remains firm in the garage – is renamed ‘Condo Sleeping Beauty’ (Sleeping Beauty of the condo) with lots of tape ‘Hard Rock’ stuck in the cassette player. Time passes and Patrick, who has since turned 77, is at a crossroads: to invest a significant amount of money to ‘wake up’ his Daytona personally or sell it through a specialist. Here enter the scene, last year, the specialists of RM Auction that the remit easily in motion and take charge to bring the prestigious auction at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance which takes place in the homonymous island on the coast of Florida. The estimate is $ 750,000 but the exceptional history of this car, still in original condition, will certainly increase the price of assignment. Journalists of Auto Motor und Sport, however, point out the presence in the catalog of RM Auction’s another Ferrari of greater value: it is a Ferrari 365 GTB / 4 Daytona Spyder, 1972, with chassis number 15417 which has been built by Scaglietti in only 121 specimens – and perfectly restored, so as to have won the Platinum Award at the Cavallino Classic in 2013 – this car could pass a sales price of more than $ 3.5 millionc971d5ae7c3893995576a960b297d8d5



Margò enhances Mare Italy and Sardinia, from boating holiday apartments
Margò presents its catalogs Mare Italy and Sardinia in 2015, with many new and alternative proposals. “For 2015 – says Marco Stramazzotti, product manager Italy – we focused on the best-selling location, we have increased the proposals in the apartment and residence and given space to experience boating. As for Italy Eden Viaggi, we confirmed the collaboration with Trenitalia with discounts of 30%, and added the ability to choose the flight from 110 Euros round trip, including taxes and baggage. ” “In Sardinia we expanded the offer – adds Cristina Brighetti, product manager Sardinia – with prices starting from 18 euroa night. Besides the possibility of flight, we propose the ship from 200 Euros for 2 adults and 2 children, with a car included. ” I travel on a catamaran, sailing or motor offering both exclusive hire both of cabin charter, in Calabria, Campania, the island of Elba and the Aeolian Islands. Even for Sardinia are available proposals sailing (always hire and cabin charter) chosen from gulet and catamaran, and new tours in the south. Among the new products we report the Gallipoli Open & Sports Village, where you can combine the apartment accommodation to a package of your choice between Kitesurf, Sup, Wakeboard, Ciclotourism and DDF & Wine. Sicily is even richer, even tour.Sardegna_SS_Centro_Vacanze_Isuledda2


Thailand, a passion that never dies

One of the most exclusive land in the world, where breathtaking scenery and modernity come together in a perfect symbiosis. We are talking of Thailand, a country that manages to unite different scenarios.

Located in the southeastern part of the Asian continent and once called Siam, as Thailand is also characterized by many different climatic conditions, with a very hot period from March to May, a long rainy season until November and the northwest monsoon who is the master until the month of February, characterized by a dry climate and cool. It is a peninsula of many facets, which is characterized by the presence of both lush forests, is an endless jungle, is a sequence of wonderful beaches from the characteristic white sand. , An area of ​​warm and friendly people, who always receive visitors with great warmth and tranquility. And it is for these reasons that Thailand becomes a town to live and enjoy, with the opportunity to spend wonderful days in a place exotic and memorable.

In recent years, Thailand has experienced a phase of profound renewal. Tourism is on the rise and the capital Bangkok is the authentic symbol of an economic miracle. It is a megalopolis of indisputable charm, with roads very popular by visitors and squares of high historical and cultural interest. If you want to stay in calm, you can stay a few steps from channels peaceful and relaxing. Another aspect not to be overlooked for those who intend to spend a holiday in Thailand for the price content of most of the hotels. With any offer Thailand -50%, every visitor can have it all at very popular, with a full meal that can also get to cost only 5 euro. And with direct flights and not from Rome and Milan, you can reach the exclusive islands of Koh Samui, Phuket, Koh Samet, Koh Lanta and many more at very low cost.

Madonna di Campiglio

Winter Marathon, but in Porsche

On snow and ice to Madonna di Campiglio shines renewed Cayenne. But it is above the icon 911 Carrera RS (1973) to urge emotions
The 2015 edition of the classic Winter Marathon has had the Porsche Cayenne a protagonist more, which added a strong note hi-tech at an event that lives of the vibrations of a proud past and an iron immensely glorious. Modern jewelry and the most advanced technologies alongside those who have written the story. The Porsche Cayenne has been inserted in this meeting of the nobility automotive climbing, agile and powerful, from Venice to Madonna di Campiglio. In this specific case, we speak of a Cayenne S Diesel 4.2 liter V8 from 385 hp and 850 Nm of torque.

Power and agility
It is a force of nature, this car. The large luxury SUV becomes fully enjoyable in everyday driving thanks to a shell by high torsional rigidity, a modular structure set suspension, a Tiptronic eight-speed, four-wheel drive with electronic management: the pillars of which rest the great efficiency and enjoyment of the new Cayenne, whose facilities include all the most sophisticated electronic driver assistance and safety. But you also value a quality of comfort and versatility absolutely exemplary attitude and traction control that allows you to deal with equal efficiency, both paths to fast driving, both the extreme off-road.

The climb insidious
The climb in Madonna di Campiglio, with snow and ice covered along the route of the Winter Marathon, have extolled the potential and versatility of the new Cayenne, available in five versions, with prices starting from EUR 69 784 of the 3.0 V6 Diesel. On the snow and ice that have “crossed the connecting rods’ magnificent 120 veterans whose lusty roars well have made me a lump in my throat at the most romantic in the crowd of fans. Also in the competition, Porsche was the star with 34 cars in contention on 120.

The myth of the 911
In the majority were magnificent 356 in various versions, plus a number of 911 first series. “It is not surprising – told Felix Bräutigam, vice-president for Europe Porsche – because two-thirds of all Porsche cars are still operating perfectly and our brand ensures those devoted and loyal owners all possible assistance: in spare parts and competence of dealerships and repair shops. Even in Italy. There are no problems, do not forget that for the company that is also a business to take care of, very important. ” After that Felix Bräutigam and Pietro Innocenti, president of Porsche Italy, rose on a magnificent 911 Carrera RS 1973 to join the other participants in the Winter Marathon. Among these was the gentlemen Aliverti and Maffi, winners of a glorious Lancia Aprilia of 1940. Another historic gem of those crazy.



Alle classiche ville overwater, il Velaa Private Island affianca splendidi bungalow costruiti direttamente sulla spiaggia in un’armoniosa combinazione di spazi abitativi aperti e chiusi in grado di garantire comunque il massimo comfort e privacy. La Beach Pool Villa e la Deluxe Beach Pool Villa dispongono di piscina privata, mentre la Sunrise Water Pool Villa e la Sunset Deluxe Water Pool Villa offrono vedute privilegiate sui tramonti maldiviani. L’Ocean Pool House è invece dotata di terrazza con piscina e vasca idromassaggio che si affaccia sulla laguna. E per gli ospiti più facoltosi ed esigenti in cerca della più assoluta riservatezza ci sono infine la Romantic Pool Residence, accessibile esclusivamente in barca, con camere sospese sopra la laguna, cuoco e maggiordomo privati, palestra, suite spa, piscina, vasca idromassaggio e solarium, la Velaa Private Residence, che con i suoi 1350 mq di superficie e ben quattro camere da letto, può ospitare fino a dieci persone.