Lago di Como, Villas

Lake Como

Cypress Villa is ideal for exclusive luxury holidays, business conferences and romantic weekends in Italy on the shores of Lake Como. The fact that it is reachable only by boat makes this villa one of the most quiet and reserved area.

The main villa is divided as follows:

Downstairs: spacious kitchen with lake view, staff and laundry area.

Ground floor: entrance with luxurious marble floors yellow Siena, large living room (LCD TV, iPod docking station) with fireplace and parquet floor, couches for 12-16 people and a guest bathroom. The dining room with fireplace can accommodate up to 24 people.

First floor: suite.
Guest Suite: double bed, private marble bathroom and terrace overlooking the lake.
Terrace: luxurious bedroom with double entrance, marble bathroom (two sinks and lake view), fireplace and ceiling “drawers” in wood.
Second floor: library room with 8 seats, wooden floor, fireplace, large south-facing window. Studio Suite with king size bed (or 2 single beds) and a private bathroom.

Adjacent to the main villa Cypress Villa is La Casetta, consisting of a cinema room, a gym with Technogym equipment, a separate bathroom with shower and a small kitchen in the service of the gym.

Finally there are the annexe and the dock.

Cypress Villa is a luxury property situated in a prime location and quiet on Lake Como and reachable only by boat. There is no better place to spend their holidays in Italy in complete relaxation.

The beautiful villa was built between 1880 and 1926. The property, known for its tall cypress trees, is surrounded by a beautiful park of 30,000 square meters, which includes four homes, a heated pool and a tennis court.

Cypress Villa is equipped with all modern amenities, offering guests the ultimate in elegance and luxury for an unforgettable stay


life style, luxury, Sardinia, Villas


Despite the crisis and the weather forecast, the natural choice for the Easter holiday on a farm for Italians is still one of the most popular. The view is, however, patchy, with demand generally stable, although it continues to be rooted in the habit of bookings “last second”. Rewarded, in general, farms with food: many for Easter Sunday and Monday showed “sold out”. Families with children are in the lead users, followed by couples with less than 55 years.

“The observatory that we established in the territory – explains Cosimo Melacca, President Agriturist (Confagricoltura) – confirms that the season holds its own thanks to the Italians and food. Lunch in the country at Easter and Easter Monday like always, but the crisis is still felt and reservations are proceeding slowly. We look confident the Expo effect and the boost to tourism that will give the US strong dollar. ”
Positive trend in Calabria where, for Agriturist, goes better than last year. Italian attendance with an average 2/3 nights stay. Well even the Puglia. Stable Campania and Sicily. In the latter region is rewarded those with catering also by foreigners (4 nights for the average British, Dutch and German). Constant demand in almost all the other Italian regions. In Sardinia, the average reaches 4 nights. Held for the Liguria, bucking and proximity to the French border, registers foreign presences also Swiss and German. In Tuscany are years that Easter does not make a difference compared to other periods, while returns to rise, albeit slowly, tourism Use.
The farm also takes in Lombardy, despite Easter is early and not yet hot, are mostly Italians in popular companies. Tend to make stay of 2/3 nights, while foreigners of 4/5 nights. There’s a full house for lunch on Easter and Easter Monday and a few reservations in the other days. Still does not register the effect Expo: probably’ll have to wait the summer. Stable, continuous Observatory Agriturist, including Piedmont, although reservations are lagging behind, and hopefully in a positive start of spring and summer, thanks to the bicentenary of Don Bosco (religious tourism, to August) , the exhibition of the Shroud (from late April to June) and the Pope’s visit to Turin on 21 and 22 June.


St.Moritz, Villas





The new, exclusive restaurant Nobu will be hosted from the month of December at “La Coupole”, where once stood the first indoor tennis court in Europe

The star chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa Japanese – better known as Nobu – after ten years changes the concept of his restaurant> Nobu @ Badrutt’s Palace <, entitling it with his brand of excellence Matsuhisa. One of the six restaurants Matsuhisa in the world, the new address of gourmet Badrutt’s Palace Hotel will be opened with a Grand Opening December 20, 2014 in the spaces of the hotel that were dedicated, once, the first tennis club in Europe. In the first days after the inauguration will be Nobu in person, to answer the questions of the guests and sign, on request, his book “Nobu: The Cookbook ‘.

Nobu portrait BW 371×500 St. Moritz: the Badrutts Palace Hotel opens its restaurants Matshuhisa Nobu Matsuhisa NobuNei offers a myriad of gourmet dishes of the highest quality, presented in an intimate and pleasant. Regular guests such as Madonna, David and Victoria Beckham and Kate Winslet appreciate for years the unforgettable sushi and sashimi and a variety of vegetarian specialties, Japanese and South America in the first restaurant Matsuhisa in Beverly Hills.

> Matsuhisa @ Badrutt’s Palace <will open in December 2014, in time for the winter holiday season, offering an elaborate fusion cuisine combining traditional Japanese to Peru. “Black cod”, “Pepper yellow tail” and “Tempura shrimp reef” are some of the specialties of Nobu. “I always put something special in my dishes – my heart, or” kokoro “as we say in Japanese,” said the chef.

The new address gourmet 108 seats welcomes its guests not only for the menus presented, but also for its interior design unique style. Housed where once stood the first indoor tennis court in Europe, the restaurant has been designed by Martin Brudnizki Design in London, who has insisted that the spaces be harmonized with the rest of the hotel.

Also, here classical elements blend with modern ideas, giving the environment movement and character: for example, the original steel beams of the tennis court that cross the glass dome. The dome itself – the heart of the restaurant – offering a view of the tower of the Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, a symbol of St. Moritz.

“> La Coupole <can also be used for events tested. My favorite is our “Magic Table ‘,” said the hotel manager Hans Wiedemann.

This is a private dining room for about ten people, made according to the philosophy of privacy and confidentiality of its restaurants Matsuhisa. While the Tables are in the private room, guests can participate in a wine tasting in the lounge, separated from the dining doors almost invisible. Other features of what was the first indoor tennis court in Europe, which hosted the World Championships of the International Tennis Federation in 1922, are the Sushi Bar and the kitchen behind it. A series of pictures and historical photos, cleverly arranged on the walls of the restaurant, offering guests a glimpse of the rich tradition of the hotel. A cocktail bar furnished with comfortable armchairs, finally, invites you to try the cocktail of Nobu in a relaxed atmosphere.

Nobuyuki Matsuhisa
The experience lived by Nobuyuki Matsuhisa in Lima, Peru – where he moved at age 24 and opened the first restaurant – was fundamental to the development of his gastronomic art. Since then, in fact, he began to incorporate influences in Peruvian cuisine and laid the foundations for his real specialty. After extending his career with stays in Argentina, Japan and Alaska, Nobu moved to Los Angeles, where he opened his first restaurant Matsuhisa in Beverly Hills, in 1987. Today there are five restaurants in the world Matsuhisa, in Beverly Hills, Aspen , Mykonos, Athens and Vail.


Formentera, Ibiza, Island, luxury, Minorca, Mykonos, Sardinia, Villas

The beaches to the transgression in Europe and Italy in the summer of 2015

Where to find the list of the beaches of the fun transgressive scattered in Europe, including Italy.
What are the beaches of the fun transgressive in Europe? We entered the full summer of this year 2014, characterized by the World Cup in Brazil, made us appreciate -if proof were need- beaches symbol of Rio de Janeiro, namely Copacabana and Ipanema. Here you live continuously day and night party. On these beaches you can admire the Brazilian women topless: A real feast for the eyes … then not only for males; women can also see the magnificent boys committed to play beach volleyball or in Capoeira (Brazilian martial arts). Of course everything is the appetizer to address the nights on fire in Rio.

But back in Europe what we can find exciting and transgressive on the beaches? Here is a ranking. In first place as it does for many years now there is the beach of Cape of Agde, which is located in the south of France, in the region of Languedoc Rossillon, near Sète. Today it is a place that not only hosts naturists, but also swingers, exhibitionists and voyeur. On the beach and in the dunes behind are seeing real show sexual. Identify them is easy: knots of people are formed at which the performance-based sex.

The beach is in front of a large nudist resort that has a barrier that prevents access to enter and you must either pay the day pass or have a lease for an apartment in the village. Outside the village arise many agencies that rent apartments for the same.

Follows the French beach, Playa d’Es Cavallet Ibizanelle in the Balearic Islands. The island of Ibiza, in Catalan, is definitely the queen of fun and this beach has its fame. White dunes and crystal clear sea are the setting for the long beach that is frequented areas for families, traditional nudist, gay, couples uninhibited. The Chiringuito, or kiosks along the beach, which sell drinks and food, are the points of reference for the various goers. For example the Chiringay is clearly the place of homosexuals. In the dunes of this beach is practiced cruising -that the English word go looking for sexual partners.

In Croatia, since last year it has been, by Russian investors, a stretch of beach in the city of Rovinj which officially became a haven swinger and gay. Lovers of trade torque found in this stretch of coast, precisely between the Colle di Monsena and the protected area of ​​Punta Christ, a new place of transgression.

Do not forget that for naturism Croatia has always been considered the home. The beaches where you practice this activity naturistica of being naked, along the Croatian coast, are almost always marked by written FKK (from the German Freikörperkultur, Free Body Culture).

We go down in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea and here is the island of Cyprus offering transgression 50 km from the Mosque of Famagusta. It is the beach of Ayia Napa where sex is easy and free: provides advertising on the web. This place has become a destination for sex tourism from a very short time. The tam-tam of the Internet has played an important role and the desire for fun transgressive now joined by the mass tourism.

Cyprus is a beautiful island in the Caribbean Sea and unspoiled nature, for political reasons is divided into two parts: one Greek and the other Turkish; two opposite worlds. Between these two worlds is precisely Ayina Napa, one of the favorite holiday lovers libertine.

Staying here on the islands Mykonos, a Greek island in the Cyclades, here we find the Super Paradise beach where in the early afternoon start of the party that continued throughout the night. Preferred destination for gay and nudist, this beach also has a mega pool open 24 hours 24. The festive atmosphere of the beach peppered with music and alcohol at all hours predispose to sexual adventures.

We jump in the north and here in Holland Beach Bloemendaal aan Zee that fishing village became monument nightlife Dutch. Just 20 minutes by train from Amsterdam you go down in the hottest beach party of Europe. Here there is to satisfy all tastes.

In Sweden we have the most beautiful beach in the country: Tylösand, where along its 7 km, the southwest coast (it is located between Goteborg and Malmo, reachable by car from Copenhagen in about ninety minutes), you do everything. Shows, concerts, sports competitions, exhibitions and parties on the sand are followed throughout the summer. All in an enchanting, typical Nordic, with scattered light on the large bay. Thanks to the warm currents of the sea water is kept at a warm temperature ranging from 18 to 22 degrees.

Staying in Northern Europe to be reported in Wales, the beautiful beach in the Gower Peninsula: Llangennith beach. Here is a hotel the ‘King’s Head’ sull’arenile front where we organize dances transgressive in the light of endless bonfire, while intrepid surfers naked, riding the waves.

And for Italy? Here is that the places of transgression are moving. It is fresh news that in Jesolo, a part of the beach of Mort, near the lagoon, will be built this summer the new paradise for nudists. The Veneto Region in March this year passed the Law on naturism and then in the seaside resorts of the Veneto you can practice it. Jesolo a head start and is set to become with France the first European naturist destination. Besides the fame of Lido di Jesolo, between the seaside resorts along the more than 15 km of the Veneto, is known.

With the beach of Mort to Lido di Jesolo, the Eagle’s Nest in San Vincenzo (Livorno), the beach Capocotta in Rome -the first naturist beach authorized in Italy- and that of Troncone in Marina di Camerota (Salerno), we have four beaches in Italy where nudism is allowed.

Not far from Jesolo meanwhile continues, in the Municipality of Ravenna, the battle for the recognition of nudists and naturists who for decades attending Bassona, a beach of Lido di Dante – frequented by naturists 50s. Here rained complaints for acts contrary to public decency, offense -You ricordarlo- as stated in the anachronistic article 726 of the Penal Code. So mild transgressions and difficult, but still definable those for whom the complaint.

In 2002 the then Mayor of Ravenna, Vidmer Mercatali, with an ordinance officially legalized and destined these 1000 meters of beach to practice naturist entrusting the management of the beach all’ANER (Naturist Association of Emilia Romagna).

Following Internet beaches Italian decidedly transgressive, where he would practice sex are many. A list is on the website: – a portal of free classified ads where they reported the beaches of transgression home: who bring himself to check? However reading the long series of sites transgressive there is to be surprised. Good summer everyone … and no transgression.



Chalet, Cortina D'ampezzo


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November 21, 2014 by CLAUDIA TRAVEL RICIFARI
If you still have to decide where to go for the bridge of Sant’Ambrogio and Immacolata, in Cortina ski meets fashion for Fashion Weekend: over 100 events spread among vernissage, previews, interviews with celebrities, special openings, cocktail party, dj September In addition to the opening of the ski resorts.

Here’s everything you need to know for your weekend.
The Hotel Ambra will amaze you with its perfect combination of tradition and elegance. Every detail is designed to pamper guests at any time of the day. Beginning with the kit Etro, to the decorations of the breakfast room. Everything bears the signature of the owner Elisabetta Dotto, which in this hotel put us body, soul and especially the heart.
A few yards away there is the Hotel Still, the city’s oldest. Born in 1826, is run by the same family for four generations and furnished entirely in wood, with antiques that increase the prestige.

After a day of skiing will devour anything, but even in this Cortina leaves nothing to chance. So many places to taste the traditional dishes of the area. If you are inclined to take a walk, you can stop at the Baita Fraina, the slopes of Mount Faloria, in the woods, with a fabulous view of the Dolomites. If you are tired and want a place just behind the hotel, try the Pontejel. The kitchen allows you to taste typical of Tyrol, Veneto and the Ladin valleys. The pasta is homemade and the restaurant has a wine list well stocked.

Whether it’s an aperitif or an after dinner, LP26 is a certainty. Known primarily as prosciutteria is one of the most popular of the basin. The brilliant idea of ​​the owner, John Menardi, was to give life to an environment able to meet the needs of different targets without sacrificing quality.
A must also Villa Sandi, the wine bar landmark evenings Ampezzo. Many labels of the cellar, as well as events and evenings devoted to guided tastings and tastings.

Impossible not to be swept away by the windows of Le Noir, the most famous boutiques of downtown. A stone’s throw from the bell tower are placed the big names in fashion and emerging brands, but of character. A temple of luxury shopping with lots of styling service.
Walking along Corso Italy, revenue from Campo Marzio 70, a paradise of smell. Here you will find Manuela, guru of perfumery as an artist, which will take you in search of the perfect fragrance, evoking and telling stories and images as in a tale of “One Thousand and One Nights.”
Cortina, in addition to its slopes, which made it the only place among the Best of Italian Alps, is famous for its handicrafts. In recent years an increasing number of shops that open to the world of design, like that of Fabbro Zino or that of Christian Menardi, specialized in the manufacture of iron the first and the second timber.
The greediest can not not make a jump from Nana, boutique that combines sweet and jewelry inspired by fairy tales. Grappa Trieste, organic products, chocolates, everything is made in Italy.

Last but not least. Have you skied all morning and you want to treat yourself to an afternoon of pampering and serenity? Rosapetra is right for you. It is a five-star hotel with a brand new spa which includes a swimming pool, three saunas, showers and relaxation room. In addition: gym and solarium. For all guests, then, the ability to have a personalized wellness program to suit your needs, a self-treatment tailored to Starpool thought to reinvigorate the skin and spirit. Just choose from Tonic, Purify, Relax and Excite.




Sardinia: Gallura in the tourist village with vegan restaurant and organic garden for children

In Italy for a vegetarian, vegan or worse, go on vacation in a hotel in formula and half / full board is still a bold solution. The structures a bit ‘more careful provide menu dishes without meat and fish, but too often they end up eating the same thing for days, become the nightmare of waiters and cooks of the hotel or settle salad buffet for the entire length of stay.
Fortunately, however, something starts to move and be born alternatives for those who, having said goodbye to foods of animal origin, dreams of a beach holiday all inclusive, maybe in the family and in total relaxation, without having to worry about going hungry.
In this sense, a pleasant surprise was to find a vegetarian restaurant in a big resort in Sardinia. This is the resort Le Dune, Badesi that we got to visit during a tour organized in Gallura and that has pleasantly impressed because of the attention shown to the good food, seasonal and local produce used in the 10 restaurants inside , all equipped for celiac and gluten intolerant. But also note that in the SPA and wellness center using only organic cosmetics products from local suppliers with herbs and natural ingredients of Sardinia.

Vegetarian and vegan dishes are also in the buffet restaurants open for lunch, but in the evening you can dine at The Prickly Pear, vegetarian and vegan restaurant opened in 2012 in which cruelty free delicious dishes a la carte, expertly cooked by the chefs, will satisfy the palates of the most demanding veg, all being designed to combine tradition and innovation.

Among the recipes that make up the menu – just to get an idea – stand out morsels at Indiana soybean, millet and calendula Gnocchi alla Romana gratin with braised vegetables, Browse chickpea fried stuffed with vegetables and tofu ricotta cheese (gluten-free) , Tacos with vegetables and mushrooms in broth hay greek, ravioli stuffed with rice 100% filling curry sauce of peppers, tofu in sauce of assorted vegetables and many other delicacies for light cooking tasty and cruelty free.
The resort is ideal for those traveling as a family with small children or young adolescents because it provides services specifically for children of all ages divided by age, from baby feeding for infants, a private location – not permitted to adults – for students 14 to 18 years, through mini and junior clubs.

An organic garden is available to children who can receive directly from the vegetables to cook directly in their restaurant dedicated, the Peter Pan. One way to understand even on vacation the importance of eating at zero kilometers, to rediscover nature and see live chickens, ducks and chickens (these strictly not for the restaurant!).
Dune garden biologicoRGB

Learn by playing, in short, through an educational journey to discover the Mediterranean plants, but also the various stages of cultivation, from seed to fruit, to harvest vegetables to savor then for lunch or dinner, to fully understand the journey of food from the earth to the table.

The village itself is large, consisting of 5 hotels, but, in contrast to similar structures in size, it fits in the territory with small buildings surrounded by green orbiting the common areas, including sand dunes, scrubland and fragrant juniper.

The beach of Badesi available to the village is a long and wild white sandy beach that stretches for 8 km where you can take a stroll and features semi-deserts and indulge in some places the thrill of a bathroom in “nature” but dates always look for when the winds blows
Painful notes of the resort? Unfortunately we do not accept even animals, and for a resort that wants to call itself green maybe it’s time to gear up for even afford to go on vacation with our furry, perhaps taking a cue from reality like this.
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Island, life style, luxury

Uhuru dream vacation on the catamaran to explore the reef.

If you want to take a holiday this summer unique, Equinoxe has something for you. The company is in fact a leader in the Italian market for the holidays on a sailing boat and engine in the world and a sophisticated programming exclusive trips in the Arctic, Antarctica, Patagonia and the Galapagos.

From 26 March to 18 May those who want to be able to travel with Uhuru, new boat in central, which will be available from Port Sudan for cruises among beautiful coral reefs in Sudan including Sanganeb, Shabrumi and Mohammad Qol.

Uhuru is a catamaran Lagoon 57 that joined the fleet of their boats in central. The commander Renato Marchesan, well known for over 20 years and unparalleled knowledge of the Red Sea, initiates the programming in 2015 on board of this comfortable catamaran, cruises doing in Sudan. Departing from Port Sudan, easily accessible by Emirates Airline, you can start an unforgettable adventure aboard Uhuru to discover the Sudanese coast, exploring both the hinterland with guided hikes, that life underwater particularly lush. In late May the boat will return to the Mediterranean and will be available for navigation during the summer between Turkey and Greece.

Uhuru has three double cabins with private bath, two crew and is perfectly equipped for sailing and underwater exploration. The weekly rental in Sudan for the exclusive use with full board (extra excluded) is proposed for 6 people in 12,000 Euro, for 4 people in 10,000 Euro and 6,000 Euro for 2 people.



A breath of fresh air in Paris

Addresses secrets Parisians: in a spa that looks like a temple, between Hugo and the elixir of life.
The elixir of life you do not drink, but you can breathe, that’s the big news, already become routine for the stars whenever there is an opportunity to look dazzling. If its effectiveness is now an open secret, find the right addresses is still a puzzle not just. In Paris, those who respect the protocol which guarantees the effectiveness of the treatment, are very few. What are we talking? Oxygen! Of those pseudo miracles aesthetic combined dall’ossigenoterapia on skin rejuvenation. When you see the effects, you’d want to shout “Come Siori and Signora ..” as in exhibitions of the nineteenth-century magicians rigged and phenomena from baraccone.Solo here makeup there is none, and no effects circus, only a surprising result that is slipping away from her face a decade of stress and routine, as a sort of Hugo Cabret hanging at the hands of a giant clock that goes back and forth at each step of the ‘unit. The address more “cocoon” to test the oxygen in the capital is undoubtedly the new Cayola Spa, spa boutique in rue de Bourgogne, close to the romantic gardens of the Rodin Museum and the enigmatic statue of the Thinker. In fact to remember to think about how it is possible that a small device, painlessly, without that dose of suffering that seems to be the necessary path of hot coals to achieve beauty can lead to such effects as “similbotox” .Eppure. … It all happens so: you relax under a blanket for an hour and a half while the beautician goes on your face a cannula which are applied three different heads for each action: draining, stimulating, exfoliating. After the three actions, the fourth head is the one that impresses a little ‘more: it is made of needles of half a millimeter, which are passed and passed through the skin of the face (nothing painful, apart from a slight tease). The minicicatrizzazione following this stage, is the one that will suffer your skin a considerable lifting effect. Then follows the oxygen jet real splashing with force on the face of the anti-aging products, enabling the latter to penetrate much deeper compared to a cream. Finally, the space collagen mask and the vaporization of pure oxygen on the face, can give you a boost of energia.Uscite and you can relax in the lovely relaxation room under the roof, a mansard-style cozy zen, to watch the sky Paris from the skylight, sipping green tea. And ‘possible means an end to divide the space with an icon of cinema or a deputy, as many stars live in the neighborhood and saw that the French Parliament is right around the corner. In the evening, you will have the impression of having spent a weekend in the mountains, your complexion will be lit, as after a holiday. But it is the next day that the “miracle” is fulfilled: your skin will look as smooth as that of a high school girl, wrinkles are significantly attenuated, the oval has more tone and appears more tense. Paris is worth a “mise en beauté”!



Chalet, life style, Villas

Leather boots and wooden skis, here skiers vintage

Expected prominent names to the party which will include slalom
Skiers vintage to Verena. April 12 will turn on the slopes of the ski area of ​​Verena the gathering of skiers with vintage clothing and equipment. The event will not stop the “appararenze”, but provides a real slalom historic valid for the World Cup Ski Vintage 2015.
Participation is open to all holders of ski vintage without age limits. The various categories will be formed according to the equipment of the competitors, or leather boots and wooden skis, leather boots and skis with metal or fiber prior to the 1970 ski straight prior to 1985 with plastic boots.
It also announced the presence of historical names of alpine skiing including Italian Piero Gros, Alessandro Casse and champion of home Lorraine Fridge. The program includes the gathering of athletes to 8 and 9 to start races. Afterwards, waiting room, Apres Ski down the lane with music Sixties and Seventies. In the basement of the shelter will be set up for the occasion an exhibition of skis and boots that have shaped the history of alpine skiing


The new villa of Roger Federer

The new villa of Roger Federer
TENNIS – The new villa of Roger Federer in Wollerau will extend to 500 square meters

Approximately 8.3 million euro: this is the value of the new villa of Roger Federer, by far the richest tennis player in the world thanks to the many contracts signed with many sponsors.

The new villa of Federer is on the shores of Lake Zurich, in Wollerau. Will cover an area of about 500 square meters and will be developed over three floors and has a swimming pool on the roof and windows that affaccerano lake.