Chalkidiki: a whole other Greece

Here rest is sacred. Mysterious, out of time, Mount Athos reserves surprises for those who love the sea. You dive into crystal clear waters at the foot of the monasteries and discover seaside taverns, designer bars, excellent cuisine. To be discovered in the journey of our envoys from Ouranoupolis to Sithonia

Blasphemous? A dive in front of the monasteries of Mount Athos. Impossible? Even women can swim around the sacred mountain. Yet … this monastic republic, which forbids entry to the other half of the sky and has rules of life frozen a thousand years ago, is only part of a peninsula stretched out for 50 kilometers in the Aegean, one of the three “fingers” in which it cuts off the Chalkidiki Peninsula. A charming bathing destination, as are the beaches and islets around the sacred mountain, perpetually hooded by snow spray on the summit, at 2,033 meters. Although women are excluded from the territory of the monastic republic, they have access to the rest of the Mount Athos peninsula. On the contrary, they can see the most important monasteries from the sea, renting a boat or with cruises that parade in front of the coast for three or four hours. This limb of Chalkidiki, which in the imaginary is consecrated to a theocratic and monastic world, is a surprise.

Base for the holiday is the village of Ouranoupolis, the coming and going of hunters of beaches, of orthodox pilgrims and of mountaineering enthusiasts directed to Mount Athos (at least 30 thousand people a year), for a mystical experience or trekking among 20 monasteries, 250 cells and caves of anchorites, olive groves, vineyards and forests. The most famous beach is Komitsa, long, sandy, with the sea fading from transparent to emerald. On the left, a promontory covered with pines, the champagne bar and the English lawn reserved for guests of Avaton Luxury Villas; on the right, the Mediterranean maquis and the Athos Villas for rent. Or you can go to Skala, which faces Ammouliani and the Drenia, six wild islets, and book the Eagles Palace & Spa, a large hotel, with many services and solutions, from large rooms and marine colors, to the garden or beach bungalows. In addition to organizing water sports and picnics on Goat Island beach, with white sand and crystal backdrops, the hotel rents boats to swim around the Drenia or Ammouliani. The latter has a rocky side and a softer one, incised by small beaches. The most important is Karagatsi: yellow sand, blue and tamarisk waters. Even if you do not stay at the Eagles Palace, the suggestion is to treat yourself to a dinner on the terrace of his restaurant Kamares by Spondi; the menu is designed by Arnaud Bignon, starred chef in London and Athens. Otherwise you will have dinner in the village, from Kritikos, which is supplied directly by the caiques and is also a creative fashion boutique.

The symbol of Ouranoupolis is the Byzantine tower near the port, from which one embarks to sail along the sacred mountain. An indelible emotion. Seagulls and kites fly in the sky. The sea has something absolute, pure, inviolate. In front of the eyes, here is the thousand-year-old forest of plane trees, poplars and pines of Aleppo; then the main monasteries stand out: Simonopetra and Dionysiou, similar to fortified towers; the golden stones of Hilandar, Serbian; the sumptuous immensity of St. Panteleimon, Russian, frequented by Putin. A mumble comes from the sea. It is the engine of a small boat that approaches, unloads high prelates from the vestments that display silver reliquaries with relics, while the simple monks set up a banquet of olives, honey, white wine Mylopotamos, forcibly bio, because Mount Athos is cultivated as Byzantium times. They come from Xenophontos, a monastery founded in 1,010 BC. Meetings with a world that is thought to have vanished, but it is not. Returning to port, as unforgettable, by Byzandino (phone 0030.23.77.07.10.82), the shop of Socrates Chadalis, who speaks Italian because he sells icons to a shop in Borgo Pio, in the Vatican. Great storyteller, Chadalis tells anecdotes of the monasteries, shows the icons of the painter Paulo Evangelopoulos, who have cheerful colors, depicting Virgins gripping roses, saints from life worthy of a saga, as “Giovanni Damasceno, Doctor of the Church and administrator of an Umayyad caliphate “. Chadalis will remain the classic memorable vacation meeting. Which continues without more holy steps.

Corfu

Tucked away on one of the rolling hillsides of Corfu, this luxurious Greek vacation home is waiting to host your next amazing family getaway, couples retreat, or romantic honeymoon. With amazing views of the lush, tree-covered hillside, the olive groves and valley below, and the bright turquoise Sea in the distance, Rana’s atmosphere is immediately relaxing. The villa features three bedrooms, four bathrooms, and housekeeping.

A relaxing, elegant color scheme is used throughout the villa, making use of pure whites and light-toned woods to create a tranquil environment. Each bedroom features a colorful accent wall to add character and individuality to each space. The living room, dining area, and kitchen are all part of a free-flowing open-concept layout, perfect for uniting the whole group. The living room features wide openings to the terrace, ensuring the villa is naturally ventilated with fresh ocean breeze and sunlight.

Villa Rana’s fully equipped kitchen comes with state of the art appliances, functional counter space, a coffee machine, and there’s a formal dining area. Inside, you’ll find television, Wi-Fi, and air conditioning. On the terrace, you’ll love cooling off in the swimming pool and relaxing in the hot tub. There is also an alfresco dining set if you’d rather dine under the stars. And of course, a beautiful scenic view of the Sea and rolling hillside.

The nearest beach to Rana, Yaliskari Beach, is just a short walk. Once there, you’ll love the pine tree-lined, sandy shores and calm waters. There are a few local taverns just off the beach with delicious Greek cuisine and local wine. One of the best places in town to have dinner is Taverna Agni. This family-owned beachfront restaurant has rave reviews, a serene atmosphere, and incredible food. While you’re out, visit the downtown area of Corfu for shopping, dining, and their famed Archaeological Museum.

Impressionists, rural life and hermitages. The other Ibiza Impressionists, rural life and hermitages.

Sea, nightlife, but not only. The most chaotic of the Balearic Islands, synonymous with rave party and nightlife, also has another hidden face. Let’s find out

Beware of imitations. There are no places like Ibiza. Perfect for a weekend. Amazing for a holiday. Or maybe even to live there. Between music, sea and nights that end when the sun is already high, it has been voted a paradise of fun. But not only. A simple and chic refuge, it offers an alternative and relaxed way of life. Banning the usual places though. As the city of Eivissa, a crowded homeland of nightlife, the ultra-touristy Playa d’en Bossa, with its chaotic disco-beaches rave party day and night, or San Antonio, famous for the famous local Cafe del Mar, which every evening attracts hundreds of tourists for an aperitif at sunset. Better is the elegant Santa Eulalia, in the east area. Here you can breathe the most authentic air of the island, suitable for those who want to explore its cultural and gastronomic tradition. The old windmills, the Fortress of El Puig, from the 16th century.

But also the two museums, the Barrau, which preserves the collection of the Catalan Impressionist Laureà Barrau, and that of Ethnography, which collects contemporary art, jewelry, historical documents and traditional crafts. San Jose is the alternative, with its many churches to visit, such as Sant Jordi de Ses Salinas and Sant Francesc de S’Estany. There are the remains of the Phoenician village of Sa Caleta and the Punic one of Ses Paises. Going north-east you get to San Juan, a quiet center where you can see natural shows like the cave of Can Marcà, where fossils of 100 thousand years ago were found, now kept in the Naturalistic Museum of the place. Here you can visit the Cova des Cuieram, an ancient sanctuary built for the Carthaginian goddess of love, Tanit. Do not miss the Portinatx area, one of the most enchanting areas of the island, which offers amazing views and one of the most beautiful coasts. But it is not the only one.
Impressionists, rural life and hermitages. The other Ibiza

The hinterland of Ibiza has a special charm, because of its rural and arid landscapes, among stone villas, olive fields and retreats where you can practice meditation and yoga. But the beaches are the true wealth of the island. Starting from Es Jondal, a cove located in the area south of the island, in the wide bay of Porroig, near San Josep de sa Talaia. With a pebble beach and turquoise waters, about half a kilometer long, surrounded by typically Mediterranean vegetation, it is a secluded and silent destination, ideal to appreciate the wild side of the island. For those looking for Caribbean-style paradises, the most popular destination is Ses Salinas. White and fine sand beach as talcum powder, transparent and warm waters, is part of the homonymous protected natural park, for its high ecological value. And then the hidden Cala Salada, famous for its turquoise waters, or the beautiful Cala Conta, Cala Bassa, Cala Llonga, the white Cala Tarida or Talamanca, the longest. But the quieter is Cala Molì. Set in a rocky inlet, it is a little gem, with its scarce one hundred meters. Far from the chaotic Eivissa, it is, thanks to its rich and clean waters, a favorite destination for snorkelers diving, who go as far as the neighboring islet of S’Espertar. Getting there is not easy: the ideal is by sea. But once you reach it, paradise is touched by hand.

But if you say Ibiza, you say also movida. The most famous among the locals is the Pacha, historical club of Eivissa, has an elegant atmosphere and offers evenings with the great stars of the console; Do not miss the terrace overlooking the city. Among the most interesting places there is the DC10, home of Circoloco evenings, it is on the airport road: it is the least scenic club but offers the best electronic performances. Parties until midday also at Amnesia and at Priviledge, the biggest club in Europe. So, the after party: at Space, a party that lasts 24 hours in a row.

Modern Family Villa With Sea Views In Cala Jondal Ibiza, Cala Jondal

Classic modern villa located between Porroig and Es Cubells, in Ibiza, Spain
Located only 15 minutes from Ibiza’s airport, 5 minutes from the unspoiled beaches of « Es Torrent , Cala Xarcu, Cala Jondal and 8 minutes from San José village, the villa benefits from a location that is convenient and preserved.

This spacious villa, decorated with homely touches, is the perfect retreat for families and friends.

The house benefit from an amazing unspoilt 180 degree open views across the countryside and the sea, with Formentera in the distance.

The house is over 600 square meters and equipped with:
– 6 bedrooms and 6 en suite bathrooms ( all with AC) and free amenities upon arrival ( shampoo, shower gel,…)
– 2 fully equipped kitchens
– 2 swimming pools
– 1 hot tub
– 3 separate dining areas
– plenty of terraces to lounge and relax
– set on 10 000m2 of beautifully landscaped land with fruit trees (such as apricots, peaches, figs, almonds,granadas…) and a small vegetable garden
– large play ground for little and older children.

Pared down without being minimalist, the house inspire calm and serenity, with ethnic and vintage touches.
Predominately all white, touches of classical Ibicenco architecture are present through.hout the house , as well as modern and contemporay art here and there.
It reflects the owner’s attention to the smallest detail, a great sense of space and love for travel .

Charme And Peace In The Best Location Of The Island!

Located in Porroig, the most exclusive location in Ibiza, with walking  distance to the beach of Es Torrent, and 5 min.to  Cala Jondal.
LAYOUT

GROUND FLOOR

Entrance
Guest room
With air conditioning, queen size bed, safe, built-in wardrobe, satellite TV and a window overlooking the garden / pool.
Toilet in the corridor
Double / twin beds
Air conditioning, built-in wardrobe, satellite TV, window overlooking the garden / pool and en-suite.
VIP Room
The largest of the rooms on the ground floor with en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, safe, wardrobe, satellite TV, window overlooking the garden / pool and two smaller windows on either side of the king-size bed overlooking the garden in the back of the house.
Living room
With air conditioning, satellite TV, dining table (4/6) overlooking the pool. Another separate seating area, behind the TV with puff and shelf office area with wifi printer.
Kitchen
Large kitchen with two refrigerators, machine for making ice, dishwasher, washing machine and separate dryer. The kitchen has a sliding glass door that gives direct access to the garden and outdoor dining table.
Room service
Room adjacent to the ‘main entrance with bunk beds and en-suite.

FIRST FLOOR

Master bedroom
With air conditioning, two safes, double wardrobe, chest of drawers, satellite TV, en-suite bathroom and private terrace overlooking the garden / pool towards the sea.
Sitting room / Foyer
Air conditioning, terrace overlooking the garden / street, satellite TV.
Junior bedroom – suite
En-suite bathroom and sitting room overlooking a private terrace.
Air conditioning, desk, wardrobe, satellite TV, window overlooking the garden and a queen-size bed.
Outside terrace
The master bedroom has an exit leading directly to the first level of the terrace, which is the outer area that leads to the main terrace on the third level of the house.

OUTDOOR  & FACILITIES

Outside lounge and dining area 8/10 people
Pool patio
Pool
Outdoor bathroom with outdoor shower
Main terrace
Barbecue
Gym
All Technogym equipment
Playground
In addition the property includes
Parking boat maximum size of 13mt, 5 minutes walk from the house on Cala Porroig.
Wi-Fi
Autonomous heating.
Drinking water filtration system with osmotic.
Sophisticated security systems

INCLUDE
6 times week cleaning service ( 9am-1pm)
2 times week Gardener
3 times week Pool maintenance

Skiing and trekking for all tastes

The Bardonecchia commercial is “365 days of sport” and looking at the opportunities offered is perfectly spot on. In winter you can indulge yourself: cross-country and alpine skiing (100 km of slopes and 23 lifts), snowshoeing and snowboarding. Just 5 minutes from the center, thanks to a free shuttle you can reach the Jafferau area that reaches the peak of 2800 meters high and allows you to ski mostly outboard, in high altitude environment, with an unparalleled view of the mountains surrounding and endless possibilities for spring off-piste itineraries.

In the summer, in addition to racing bikes and mountain bikes, for trekking or simple excursions, you will be spoiled for choice. There is something for everyone: paths, mule tracks and military roads from the valley floor to the mountain tops, from 1,300 to 3,500 meters above sea level. The wide variety adapts to the needs of all fans. Along sunny routes and walks through the forests of fir and larch you can reach the most famous peaks of Bardonecchia and the Upper Val di Susa: the Red Guglia, the Val Fredda, the Tre Croci, the Sommeiller glacier, Mount Tabor and the peaks of the Pierre Menue with the possibility of stopping at the alpine refuges or at the numerous mountain pastures at altitude.

For history buffs, however, do not miss the Fort Bramafam, a fortification erected at the end of the nineteenth century to defend Bardonecchia (and especially the Turin-Modane railway line and the Frejus railway tunnel), for extension and armament it can be considered the largest fortified work of the late nineteenth century in the Cozie Alps. Today the Fort is a museum that hosts exhibitions and events.

Finally a little curiosity: the Rochemolles Dam hosts the World of diving from great heights: the athletes launch from a height that varies between 22 and 27 meters and the water below must have a minimum depth between 4 and 5 meters. But this is a discipline only for professionals.

The anti-HIV pill, before going to Ibiza

Always the condom and the test, but above all the pill Prep: to beat the HIV virus (even before a holiday) the formula is this. Word of the infectivologist Andrea Gori

A man and a woman shake hands, then the image opens and the hands become very many: it is the video that Dr. Andrea Gori, 55, director of the infectious diseases department of the Fondazione Irccs Policlinico of Milan, shows to the youngsters that meets in high schools. It works like the six degrees of separation.

One thinks: I’m fine, my relationship is monogamous, no risk of getting infected with HIV. Not understanding that, even if your partner is loyal, having a sexual relationship with him you go to bed with all those with whom he went to bed in time, and so on
.

To combat the spread of the virus, with which about 36 million people live in the world, back from June 6 to 10 Convivio, charity exhibition-market promoted by the fashion world in support of Anlaids.

“The aid is needed because unfortunately in Italy, to date, there has never been a significant decrease in the new diagnoses of HIV, which remain about 4 thousand a year. Without taking into account a 30% “submerged” ».

Who is HIV positive today in Italy?
«Statistically, the highest incidence is in males (76.9% of new infections, ed) between 25 and 29 years».

Is the problem always the non-use of condoms?
“Yes, we stayed there. More than 8 times out of 10 the infection occurs with unprotected intercourse. It is a cultural problem, in high schools the boys – while claiming to practice a free sexuality – say they do not talk about it with their parents or teachers, then we are amazed by the boom of 300% of syphilis cases ».

Do you have any children? What would you recommend them?
“I have six. First of all to use the condom, and to take the test: for a year and a half, in the pharmacy there is the do-it-yourself test, which costs about 20 euros, and that allows a twenty year old to know immediately if it is seropositive, and avoid him to find out ten years later when he already has symptoms: on average the males realize it at 39, the females at 36 “.

What life expectancy has a patient today?
“It depends on when he discovers he is HIV-positive. A healthy 20-year-old who starts antiretroviral therapy, which today consists of only one pill a day, has a life expectancy of 78 years “.

We also talk a lot about Prep (Pre-exposure prophylaxis), do you prescribe it?
“Very. There are a lot of seronegative people going to Ibiza, for example, and first they are prescribed antiretroviral drugs because they know they will have promiscuous relationships. The use, which works practically at 100%, is similar to that of the contraceptive pill: one a day. It costs about 70 euros a month, in Italy it is not free, as for example in France ».

In the village of Es Cubells

In the village of Es Cubells, in southwestern Ibiza, lies an exquisite example of a Spanish Mediterranean style villa dubbed Villa Alegria. The villa spans nearly eight thousand square feet and includes over a quarter of an acre of private land with six bedrooms capable of hosting twelve guests and is ideal for hosting large social events. Newly constructed and possessing dazzling views of the sea, book your dream vacation at Villa Alegri

Villa Alegri is safely located in a gated community with excellent security features. The villa is maintained by a professional housekeeper who will keep the villa in pristine order daily. The villa’s most popular amenities are its heated indoor swimming pool, outdoor swimming pool, hot tub and a large furnished terrace with daybeds perfect for sun tanning. To the side of the terrace is the alfresco dining area and a lush green garden, from both of which the views of the sea are spectacular.

The interior of Villa Alegria has been designed in a Zen-inspired, minimalist fashion. The central living room is wide and spacious and has been bedecked with the latest in chic contemporary furnishings and objets d’art producing a definitive air of luxury and refinement. Meals can be taken in the elegant dining room adjacent to an up-to-date and sleek kitchen.

The minimalist decor style continues through the six bedrooms of Villa Alegria, producing a simple environment in order to easily facilitate a healthy night of rest. Each room comes with a comfortable king bed and full en-suite bathroom. The lower level bedroom is part of a guest apartment and has its own entrance. The ground floor bedroom has private access to the terrace, while the remaining four bedrooms located on the higher floor each have balcony access with dazzling ocean views.

As a bastion of calm and sophisticated quietude, Villa Alegria is at times a paradox on the island of Ibiza, which is world renowned for its lively nightlife and clubs – though there is more to Ibiza than just music and dancing. Large portions of the island have been labeled World Heritage Sites for both biodiversity and historical culture. The villa is also close to many beaches such as Cala Jondal, Cala d’Hort and Xorca if the mood should strike.

Ibiza

Magnificent Villa located in Sol d’en Serra, a paradise enclave only 100 meters from the sea. The house consists of 5 bedrooms with en-suite bathroom, a study, a large living room divided in two heights, kitchen and a small bathroom service. All rooms have access to several terraces and have spectacular sea views.
The decor is carefully chosen and this makes it unique. Each piece of the furniture has a personal story about its origin and life. The furniture dates from the 50’s and 70’s, a completely Vintage style that coexists in harmony with the modern architecture that walks its walls. It is perfectly mimicked with the nature that surrounds it, giving us a sense of peace and well-being. Relaxing areas abound between chill outs and pool.
The Villa is a 2 minute walk from the exceptional Beach Club Amante, one of the best on the island. The area of ​​Cala Llonga offers all kinds of services. We must not forget that we are only 15 minutes from Ibiza and 20 from the airport.
The perfect place to enjoy your dream vacation!

Verbier

One of the Alps’ most impressive properties, Norte occupies an enviable position in the heights of Verbier. A veritable hamlet in the sky, you will especially enjoy the nighttime view of the glowing village and the majestic mountains on the horizon. Adventurers will feel right at home in Verbier, known as one of the best “off-piste,” or backcountry skiing areas in the world.

The Norte chalet boasts one of the largest private spas in the village with an indoor swimming pool, relaxation area, fitness room, hammam steam bath, indoor and outdoor Jacuzzi, sauna and massage rooms. You will love entertaining in the magnificent home cinema as you sample delectable drinks from the bar and enormous wine cave. Perhaps you will just want to curl up next to the large fireplace tonight with a good book. The choice is yours! Norte also includes a ski room and Wi-Fi access for your convenience. The full staff includes manager, daily housekeeping, concierge, personal chef and a chauffer with vehicle from 8:30 a.m. until 2:00 a.m. They are there to cater to your wishes and ensure a hassle free holiday.

Ibiza

This stunning seaside villa in Sant Josep de Sa Talaia is an enchanting choice for sophisticated revelers seeking privacy and unmatched style on Ibiza. Situated near Es Torrent Beach along the island’s southern shore, the newly constructed villa features spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea, exquisite living areas for relaxation, dining, and entertainment, and an extraordinary design combining contemporary art with Ibiza’s precious natural beauty. With three lovely bedrooms, Villa View is ideal for groups of friends, multiple couples, and destination wedding guests.

Perched on a verdant hillside, the 270-square-meter villa features an outstanding bi-level terrace overlooking panoramic vistas of the scintillating sea and coastline. Savor luxurious mornings in the Mediterranean sun, bathing in the swimming pool and relaxing on stylish sunbeds on the lower patio. Prepare lunch and drinks at the outdoor kitchen, and relish your lunch alfresco beneath the pergola. In the evening, enjoy dinner at the ten-person table on the upper veranda, paired with a fine Spanish wine, before indulging in a nighttime soak in the hot tub.

Floor-to-ceiling glass doors open from the veranda, infusing the interior living spaces with fresh sea air. Enjoy evenings together in the sumptuous living room, kindling a fire in the stunning modernist hearth. Mix cocktails and prepare tapas in the fully equipped kitchen, enjoying them at the lovely bar of polished tree stumps. On cooler nights, enjoy dinner indoors at the lovely table for six. With gallery-worthy artwork and superb furnishings, the villa’s extraordinary décor offers a unique mélange of natural influence and contemporary designer chic, creating an exquisite ambiance for dinner parties with friends and guests.

The three rooms all feature double beds and ensuite bathrooms, and two enjoy views of the sea. The spectacular master suite includes a private terrace where the hot tub is located, as well as an ensuite bathroom with stand-alone rain shower and tub. Each room provides a uniquely dreamy setting for private downtime.

Villa View’s location balances seaside seclusion and convenient proximity to Ibiza’s legendary beach and nightlife. Es Torrent Beach is within walking distance or a short drive—just a kilometer and a half down the road—while Cala Tarida, Sant Antoni de Portmany, and Ibiza Town are all within minutes by car.

Federica Nargi sports a top-quality bikini in Formentera. Summer has not started yet but the former two-piece tissue is amazing

Federica Nargi flew in her beloved Formentera and enjoyed a summer advance with her daughter Sofia. The former blackberry has also sported the first bikini of the season surpassing with full marks the costume test.

Federica Nargi, 28, in a bikini in Formentera
A perfect physique, Federica in two pieces is a splendor. Difficult not to notice it while walking relaxed on the water’s edge: flat abdomen, tonic legs, it is really a splendor.
The followers on the social congratulations: the Nargi in bikini is full of like.
Federica last December has vented on Instagram against those who call it too thin: “Do not call me anorexic,” he thundered in a post. The Nargi explained that she lost weight because of stress: “Write me that I’m too dry, I see it alone, but do not allow yourself to use the word anorexia, it’s a disease, it’s serious and it ruins the lives of so many girls and of their families, it’s not something to joke about, it’s not an offense or a judgment, “he wrote to his followers without too many turns of words.

Federica, in bikini in Formentera, after a few months, shows off a long but healthy body. The Nargi is ready for the summer and wanted to return immediately to the Balearics, where he is now at home and where he spends most of the holidays with his partner Alessandro Matri and their daughter Sofia.

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Tourism: how to get around in Formentera

Formentera is a beautiful island and for this reason it is called the paradise of the Mediterranean. Its small size, has an extension of about 82 square kilometers and only 19 kilometers of roads, allow you to visit palm to palm, enjoying its beautiful beaches, villages, nature trails, coves, fields and coasts.

There are several ways to move around in Formentera and explore its wonders: by bike, motorbike, taxi, bus, on foot, and if you really can not do without the four wheels, even by car.

One of the most common ways to get around the island and reach the most beautiful places is by bike, which you can rent at very low prices. The whole island has a good network of cycle paths and paths that can be traveled by bike. Various maps and brochures of Formentera, which describe the routes, rural roads, vineyards, pine forests declared natural areas and dunes, are available at the tourist office.

Who rents bicycles: hikers, sport and nature lovers and, in the less hot periods, also families with teenagers.

If you are traveling with your family, with young children, and want to have the best possible autonomy, what you need is to turn to one of the many services that offer car rental Formentera. Remember! The seat belt is mandatory and depending on the age of your children, the car rental agency will advise you if a child seat is needed. The speed limit in Formentera is 70 km / h and the speed camera is ready to signal those who break the rule. However, you do not need to run, you’re on vacation!

The bike is another of the means used to move around the island, appreciated especially by young people and couples. The bike has many of the good things about the bike, like freedom of movement that offers the feeling of a direct contact with nature, the ease of reaching the most remote corner of the island and the accessibility to any parking. For this reason you will meet hundreds of motorcycles every day along the roads and paths of Formentera.

Formentera is a small island with a very wide and developed bus offer. Regular bus lines connect the main centers, both tourist and citizens, and the most characteristic beaches of the island. The stops are in places of main interest, such as El Pilar, Ca Marí, Mariland, es Caló, Sant Ferran, playa de Illetes, es Pujols, sa Roqueta, Sant Francesc Xavier and La Savina. Public transport services are available throughout the year and are strengthened during the summer.

Another vehicle with which you can move comfortably and quickly is the taxi, especially if you move in groups. The RadioTaxi service is available 24 hours a day; you can also find fixed stations at the port of La Savina, Es Pujols and Sant Francesc Xavier. The taxi service provides vehicles suitable for the transport of disabled people.

Another particularly exploited way in Formentera is the boat, which allows you to visit it directly from the sea. The costs are less contained, but it is the only way to take a bath far from the crowded beaches of tourists.

If you love walking and you feel untiring and adventurous, Formentera has enchanting views, caves, coves and beaches accessible only on foot. For tourists who like to walk, the Municipality of Formentera has prepared some routes to take advantage of the old rural roads and reach the most evocative localities of the territory.

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Dream trips: the Maldives resort with the slide to dive into the sea

Find the child in you: in the Maldives, in the Noonu Atoll, there is a resort with two-story villas equipped with a slide, to dive directly into the sea as soon as you wake up. It is one of the most beautiful, because built on the coral reef

Soneva Jani, a resort opened just over a year ago in the Maldives, around the island of Medhufaru, is located half an hour from the capital Male. It can only be reached by seaplane, which lands at the floating airport, or by motorboat. The 24 overwater villas are set on a beautiful lagoon of crystal clear water, connected to each other by a wooden walkway. Each has a private 13-meter pool where lucky guests can sunbathe and relax overlooking the lagoon or dive directly into the ocean via a slide.

Soneva Jani, from the name of the two owners of the structure, Sonu Shivdasani, a British Indian who 20 years ago with his wife Eva discovered the island on their honeymoon (over the years have opened other resorts), focuses on responsible tourism and eco sustainable. The pools use desalinated sea water while the villas are built above the lagoon so as not to damage the coral reef. Furthermore, waste is treated in order not to throw away anything.

At guests’ disposal there are also an astronomical observatory and an open-air cinema. To protect the nesting of sea turtles and wildlife, viewers can watch the movie with Bluetooth headphones.

Some of the villas on the water also have a retractable roof to admire the stars from the bedroom. A holiday in the luxury resort, however, has its price: six nights in one of the villas (550 square meters, two bathrooms, two bedrooms, for 4 people) start at 20,000 euros.

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Sailing and DJ sets, monasteries and lighthouses: a round of ideas for the sea in Croatia

 

Destination for all tastes, targets and pockets, in Croatia you can range from the exclusive and fashionable Hvar to the rugged and wild beauty of the Kamenjak peninsula, south of Pula. In addition to postcard images, such as Zlatni Rat, the beach of the island of Brac that draws the famous tongue of golden sand, the beautiful season on the way offers the opportunity to discover some places, more or less known, in pairs, with the family or with friends.

 

If the idea is to get out of the usual tourist routes, you can let yourself be lulled by the sound of the sea in the coastal towns of Dramalj and Jadranovo and then sail to the island of Mljet. The latter, characterized by expanses of olive trees, vineyards and thick woods is among the greenest and most hidden of the Adriatic. Still on the subject of alternative holidays, water sports enthusiasts lurk between the island of Cres, the largest of the Adriatic, an undisputed paradise for sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing and kayaking, and the island of Rab. Among the favorite places of Croatian nautical tourism, on the so-called “island of happiness” you can even afford the thrill of the parasail, an adrenaline flight with a parachute pulled by a motor boat.

Among the most popular destinations for youngsters, the so-called “Croatian Ibiza” Pag stands out unopposed. With Zrce Beach, the popular 24-hour beach, the best international DJs and the famous clubs Papaya, Calypso, Aquarius and Noah Club, it is a timeless guarantee for the fans of discos and parties from all over the world.

Those who prefer to take a bath in a more intimate and relaxed atmosphere can then opt for the mysticism of the tiny island of Lokrum, with its Benedictine monastery, which can be reached by a quarter of an hour’s boat from Dubrovnik, or choose the beautiful bay of pebbles of Senjavac, the cult destination of naturists overlooking the Gulf of Kvarner.

To experience a truly different experience, finally, you can experience the thrill of being, at least once in your life, the lighthouse keepers. Where is it? In Pločica, staying in the lighthouse located between the islands of Korčula, Hvar and the Pelješac peninsula, in Veli Rat, in the building built on the northwest promontory of Dugi Otok, near the Porer lighthouse, well planted on the islet of the same name a short distance from the Istrian village of Premantura or, again, to the island of Palagruža, a “galla” between the Italian and Croatian coasts.

Balearic and sport, a paradise for those who want an active holiday

Scuba diving, kayaking and sailing, but also land activities such as cycling, horse riding, golf and much more for those who prefer a sporting holiday.
Balearic and sport, a paradise for those who want an active holiday
The Balearic archipelago – Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera – is a true paradise for those who love adventure and outdoor sports. On these islands it is possible to immerse yourself in the uncontaminated nature and explore the inland territories in total freedom. Thanks to their particular topography and favorable climate, these islands offer year-round a fertile territory for sporting activities – on land, at sea and even in the air – and attract tourists because of the breathtaking views you can enjoy: panoramic points, caves overlooking the sea, rugged coastline, but also green paths and long sandy beaches. All these places are ideal for sports activities linked to nature, from mountain biking to trekking, diving, kayaking and windsurfing. On the islands the specialized structures are improved from year to year, always offering maximum security. Also on the islands, if you do not have any equipment, you can find a wide range of specialized shops that sell all the necessary equipment to practice these sports.
The island of Mallorca boasts first-class sports facilities: a football stadium, a velodrome and a large number of golf courses. Moreover, Mallorca is internationally renowned for the nautical competitions held every summer in the waters just off its coast and for the trot races that take place almost every weekend in the racetracks of Palma and Manacor. The most active visitors can choose from a wide range of sports: for team game lovers there are beach volleyball tournaments, football or tennis matches; for those who prefer water activities there are swimming, sailing, windsurfing, but also scuba diving and water skiing competitions; for those who prefer more adrenaline-like activities there are flights in hang-gliding, parachuting and rock climbing. The mountainous landscapes of the island lend themselves to explorations by bicycle, an example is the Serra de Tramuntana, a mountain chain full of gorges and canyons that stretches along the north-western coast, which during the summer hosts on its trails cycling competitions , while the steepest routes and bumps are perfect for mountain biking.
On the island of Menorca one of the favorite activities by sport lovers is Kayak, a simple sport with which you can have fun alone or in a couple, on board this small boat that allows you to travel the coastline centimeter by centimeter, succeeding to discover magnificent places such as coves or caves accessible only by sea. On land, instead, you can discover the internal rural area, bordered by stone walls that cross the whole territory, practicing activities ranging from a simple walk through the hills to the rides. Among the various excursions the most striking is the Cami de Cavalls, the path of the horses, thanks to which you can cross all the landscapes of the island, prairies, beaches, medieval villages and woods, following a pre-established itinerary along a path that is articulated for about 185km.
Its location and climate make Ibiza a perfect place for any kind of outdoor sports. This island offers a varied panorama of breathtaking trails to be enjoyed in complete tranquility on foot or by bike, and hosts periodically numerous competitions for professionals, including cycling and mountain biking, triathlon and marathons, by sea and by land. Throughout the year it is possible to practice sports such as surfing, windsurfing and scuba diving, but also to explore the island on board a kayak or, for speed enthusiasts, in motocross.
Formentera is the island of the archipelago in which to enjoy the days with more calm, but there are also opportunities for outdoor sports. You can visit the island by bike along the flat trails or get on a hill in motion to admire the view from the inlets and coves that characterize the coast. In Formentera there are 32 circuits that can be explored on foot so as to be able to reach places not visible from the road and not accessible by car or motorbike. These paths, made of paths that are intertwined for over 100 km, are the perfect place to practice Nordic walking, Nordic walking, a simple activity for which you only need to get sticks. But those who really want to enjoy the calm and peace of these places can practice birdwatching, that is to observe the birds and with them all the fauna and flora of the island.

8 happy and hippy addresses in Ibiza

 

The author of the new book “Ibiza Bohemia” reveals the most “freak” places on the Balearic island. To shop, sleep and meditate

Well before the VIPs (see under Belén, Alessia Marcuzzi and Federica Nargi), Ibiza has been for years the cult island of flower children, coming from all over the world and attracted by its uncontaminated nature. To remind us of the hippy past of the famous “Isla Blanca”, among the most loved islands in the Mediterranean, is the new book “Ibiza Bohemia” (Assouline) by Renu Kashyap, stylist who has moved here with her family since 2012 and today he wanted to honor his new “homeland”.

From the beaches where bongos play to peaceful shelters where they practice yoga, the hippie-chic atmosphere of Ibiza, belonging to the group of the Balearic Islands, is its hallmark, explains Renu in his book (full of beautiful photographs), so much so that the dress code – good from morning till evening – provides a pareo, flip-flops and at most some ethnic collanina.

Landing for artists, creatives and musicians from all over the world (including Mick Jagger and Kate Moss), since the Summer of Love its freak mood has remained intact, especially in some magical places.

“I left the carabiniere uniform and now I defend the natives of the Balearics. Goodbye Italy “

Giovanni Alberto Orlando, 58, has worked in counterintelligence and counter-terrorism and managed a company for airport security. Then he changed his life: “Now I have no masters and I am free to devote myself to my passion, I am a supporter of happy degrowth, and money, as an object of saving or accumulation, literally makes me horror”

If you open the internet page of your association, you are greeted by the sound of a donkey bray. “A bray will save us”. This is the motto of Giovanni Alberto Orlando, a 58-year-old former carabiniere who put his uniform in a wardrobe to move to the Balearic Islands where he manages Asno Balear Ibiza, which takes care of reintroducing a kind of indigenous donkey. “I do not miss my job, now I have no bosses and I am free to devote myself to my passion”. The donkey, in fact, has always been an animal that has undergone the charm of the 58-year-old from Varese, both because of the dual value of a humble and devoted animal, “whether because of the sacred aura of when he was ridden by Jesus, or because it is the incarnation of stubbornness, rebellion and shameless sensuality “. A passion that took even more body when Giovanni discovered the Spanish archipelago, almost 40 years ago.

I do not miss my job. I fell in love with these places in the eighties
“I first came to Ibiza in the early eighties, falling in love with it at first sight. Since then I have continued to come back, even living permanently for longer or shorter periods. More than just Italian I have always felt homo mediterraneus “. And just in Ibiza and Formentera the former carabiniere was able to give vent to his passion for donkeys, he became aware of an ancient donkey race originating in the Balearic Islands but now almost disappeared, so as to be included in the Spanish breeds in danger of extinction . A decline began with the mechanization of the countryside and the exodus of the rural population of the sixties. “Today, it is even more important to reintroduce this breed to allow it to clean the undergrowth and reduce the risk of forest fires”. The Balearic Islands, in fact, according to the data of the association Asno Balear Ibiza, suffered 69 forest fires in 2016. “The forest mass of Ibiza is in a serious or extreme risk zone”, continues the former carabiniere, telling how the management through extensive grazing on the island of Ibiza can help to reduce the fuel load in the forest, reducing the risk of fires.

After a degree in law, the choice to live between Ibiza and Italy dates back to 28 years ago, when Giovanni took leave from the Carabinieri, where he carried out counter-espionage and counter-terrorism functions. For the next ten years, the 58-year-old from Varese set up a company with which he managed part of the private security at the Milan Linate and Malpensa airports. Today, set aside the uniform and the uniform as an overseer, the days flow in a paradise of sun, sea and people from all over the world. “Now I live on rent and I have finally supported my long-standing passion for nature and the environment. I would never ever return to Italy permanently. My partner is resigned, but I go to visit her every month “. Even if the one-way ticket for the archipelago is always ready in your pocket.

Today it is even more important to reintroduce donkeys to clean the undergrowth and reduce the risk of forest fires
It is told about a flight from Ibiza to Milan, the former carabiniere, now used to having the only flaw the return flight to Italy once a month. “I became a fervent advocate of happy degrowth. Money, as an object of savings or accumulation, makes me literally horror. Everything related to materialism and consumerism is now part of my antecedent and totally outdated life “. How the idea of ​​aging in Italy belongs to its past existence. “During the institutional service I solemnly swore six times fidelity to the country and to the Constitution. In truth, I think I have already given abundantly “.

Obihall: Welcomes the Party Vida Loca for Easter

In Florence, at the Obihall, the Party Vida Loca will be held next April 1st. The Party will tour in different Italian cities.

The parties will take place in the following cities and on the following dates.

March 24, Donoma di Civitanova

March 30 at the Sali e Tabacchi of Reggio Emilia

On March 31st, megaparty at the Costez of Bergamo and finally on April 1st at the Obihall.

The Florentine stage promises to be an unforgettable event, worthy of the best parties in Ibiza, Miami and St. Tropez.

In fact there will be DJs, mascots, dancers, set designers, etc, etc.

Extravagance and fun will not be lacking.

Pasimata for Easter Garfagnana at Casone di Profecchia

Elisabetta Regoli is a sister of Regolo Regoli, a ski instructor and a great viola fan who died prematurely, but she is also the cousin of Giuseppe Regoli. At the Casone di Profecchia the Regoli family, with the founder Agostino, is an institution. For Easter and Easter time the slopes are all open, both those of the school camps and the blue and red. Snow, therefore, in abundance for those who want to enjoy in peace the last ski runs of the season, wide and well beaten slopes thanks to the mastery of Massimiliano, ski instructor and soul of the sports structure.

But when we talk about Casone di Profecchia we also talk about dishes at the table, particularly rich and consistent and behind the stove we also find Elisabetta Regoli that this year wanted to delight its guests by preparing a sweet typical of the Easter tradition Garfagnana, Pasimata, made with flour, sugar, eggs, raisins, anicini and 24 hours of leavening. “I will not reveal the recipe – he says – but I have no problem saying what the ingredients are … It is a typical dessert of our area, in Castelnuovo a fortnight ago a gastronomic competition was made with this cake. Easter lunch and, first, a nice skiing, better than that you could not “.

“We do everything we can – explains Massimiliano – to give our guests the things that usually provides a ski resort of series A while we are, for size, disie B. We try, however, to compensate with the reception, with beaten tracks always in the best way, beautiful wide and an enviable tranquility and difficult to find elsewhere.It is a pleasure to receive compliments from people who frequent, for example, Abetone and who, coming here, is at ease and finds as many reasons to return “.

“Flower House”, and the abandoned villa comes back to life with green

The florist Lisa Waud calls together the green designers to redevelop a building in ruins in Detroit and fill it with flowers

“Flower House”, and the abandoned villa comes back to life with green
In Detroit, an abandoned house becomes a green installation thanks to the project

In October, florists, botanists and flower designers from all over the US will gather in Detroit, Michigan, to work together on a single, green installation.
The project stems from an idea of ​​the American creative Lisa Waud, specialized in plant design and retraining, fascinated by the potential of plants to change the space.
Renamed as “Flower House”, the initiative is a collective call to fill walls and ceilings of an abandoned villa in Detroit with flowers and plants of all kinds and is already making a name for itself in print and social networks.
«We aim to arouse curiosity and stimulate the passion for sustainability in the participants and visitors.

The inspiration for the project? The fascinating and ambitious works of Christo. And a wonderful Dior show of 2012 in which the flowers were the real protagonists. I thought I wanted to do something too. ”
Objective: to give new life to a forgotten architectural structure. In the name of Flower Power.

S’Espalmador, the Balearic island sold to a magnate

So far S’Espalmador was known as an earthly paradise, but a tycoon bought it for just under 20 million euros

S’Espalmador is a small island in the Balearic Islands off the coast of Formentera and not far from Ibiza. Until now it was known as a paradise on earth, a favorite destination for those who practice naturism and the passionate sailors who throw anchor in its crystal clear waters to make memorable baths. But from next summer nobody will be able to set foot.
The island has just been sold for just under 20 million euros to a Luxembourg magnate.
On the island, only 137 hectares large (3 km long and 800 wide), there are very few buildings: two houses, a chapel and a watchtower. Also now owned by the magnate.
S’Espalmador can also be reached on foot from Formentera when there is low tide. Many tourists come here to immerse themselves in the natural mud that seems to be a cure for the skin.
The island was in fact already privately owned and belonged to the Catalan architect Norman Cinnamond, but it still remained in Spanish hands. He had been in the real estate market for three years, but the local government could not get it.
The old owners allowed thousands of tourists to arrive safely on the island during the summer. We will have to see if the new one will also be of such broad views.
The new owner is however aware of the fact that S’Espalmador is part of the Ses Salines Natural Park and therefore must be protected by law and maintained as it is.
The park extends from the southern edge of Ibiza to the northern part of Formentera and, in addition to S’Espalmador, includes the islands of Es Penjats, S’Espardell, the Illes Negres and the rocks of Escull d’en Terra, En Caragoler, Seca de Sa Barqueta.
From the S’Espalmador beach you can easily see the lights of Ibiza’s nightclubs and beach bars, just a few nautical miles away and reachable by boat. Without being disturbed by noise. A paradise, in short, perhaps now lost.

While Italy of wine

FROM THE TASTING OF SOLAIA AND TIGNANELLO TO HIGH ALTITUDE ON THE DOLIMITES WITH THE GUIDE OF THE RENZO COTARELLA ENAMEL, TO “GUALTIERO MARCHESI-THE GREAT ITALIAN” AT THE CINEMA, FROM ROMANO PRODI AND VALERIO SCANU TO A DINNER WITH THE COMICI PATRUCCO AND VITO
While Italy of wine has already packed up and is ready to leave in mass (1,700 companies) with destination Germany, the first European market for our labels, and an event, ProWein, which confirms the most important wine fair international, a real hub of the global business in the three days of meetings whose only protagonists are the professionals of the sector, and with many events in the event dedicated to the Belpaese, the most represented country (Düsseldorf, from 18 to 20 March), ‘Italy of wine – and of food – the WineNews agenda is also full of appointments for wine lovers & gourmets. Some are really curious and particular. An example? At the Alta Badia Wine Cup, the enogastronomic event that combines the pleasure of skiing with the tasting of Italian wines at high altitude, conceived by Michael Costamoling, owner of Sporthotel Panorama in Corvara: after the Valdicava winery in Montalcino and the Brunello del vigneron Vincenzo Abbruzzese, tomorrow the wines by Antinori will be tasted under the guidance of Renzo Cotarella, to Marchesi Antinori, after the skiers have faced the Super8, the panoramic itinerary that grants the sight of 8 of the most famous Dolomite mountains (Tofana, Pelmo , Civetta, Marmolada, Fanes, Averau, 5 Torri, Conturines) with stops at the Lagazuoi refuges (2,800 m) and Punta Trieste, and finally an aperitif at the Sporthotel Panorama with important bottles: Solaia (from 1999 and 2011), Tignanello (from 2001 and of 2013) and Chianti Classico Badia di Passignano (of 2010 and 2011), and dinner in the stube accompanied by the same wines but of the 2014 vintage (www.sporthotel-panorama.com).
From the peaks to the Italian cinemas, to celebrate the career of the master Gualtiero Marchesi, who on March 19th would have been 88, on 20th and 21st March, “Gualtiero Marchesi – The Great Italian”, a documentary by Maurizio Gigola, will be released an Anglo-Italian production signed by Food & Media International and Fondazione Gualtiero Marchesi, already presented in Cannes. A journey into the personal and working history of the master, with testimonies, among others, of chefs Alain Ducasse, Yannik Alléno, and many students like Massimo Bottura, Carlo Cracco, Enrico Crippa and Davide Oldani (www.gualtieromarchesi.it). In Milan, Apcor-Portuguese Association of Producers of Cork with “Let yourself be guided by your senses”, makes a sensorial experience live on March 20 at the Istituto dei Ciechi in Via Vivaio, from the lush oak forests of the Montado (Portugal) , will lead through the fascinating journey of the cork, until you get to the fundamental role that this material has on the perfect preservation of the best bottles of wine and their aging, conducted by Alessandro Scorsone, sommelier and master of ceremonies of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and Vincenzo Russo, scientific director of the Neuromarketing Research Center Behavior and Brain Lab Iulm (www.apcor.pt).
Many celebrities will pass from Fico Eataly World to Bologna in the next few days: on March 22nd, for World Water Day, Romano Prodi, professor of Economics and Industrial Policy at the Universities of Bologna, Trento and Harvard, will hold the Lectio Magistralis “Water: rights and duties”, in the cycle of meetings on the rights and duties of food, water and energy, the value of legality in the perspective of an economy and sustainable agriculture, dedicated to the Z generation, the young and very young of today, in terms of cultural, social, political and economic values ​​of our time, followed by the speeches of Vincenzo Balzani (in April), an imported Italian chemist, professor emeritus of the University of Bologna and academician of the Lincei, and Ennio Sodano, prefect now head of the Agency of assets confiscated from organized crime, will trace the history of the affirmation of food as a fundamental right of all, recognized by and Constitutions (www.fondazionefico.org). Waiting, always in Fico, Among the events in the library.coop “Mangiar well is Fico”, tomorrow one of the “fathers” of Slow Food, Piero Sardo, will present his book “Natural cheeses” with Cesare Baldrighi and Nicola Bertinelli, Presidents respectively of the Consortiums of Grana Padano and Parmigiano Reggiano. Finally, on March 25th and 26th, Aperitivi & CO Experience arrives in Fico, the most important trade event dedicated to the world of aperitifs signed by Bartender.it, and in music and cinema meetings, on March 19th there will be the singer Valerio Scanu, with the introduction of Red Ronnie (www.eatalyworld.it).

Balearic Islands: what to see

The Balearic Islands are located between Spain and the North African coast, and surrounded by the waters of the Mediterranean. Every summer the Balearic Islands welcome thousands of tourists of all nationalities thanks to miles of fine sandy beaches, scorching sun, excellent restaurants and exuberant nightlife.
What is surprising is that Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera – that is, the Balearic Islands – have managed to maintain, despite massive tourism, a certain integrity. In addition to bars, beaches and entertainment 24 hours a day, in the Balearics you will find Gothic cathedrals, Neolithic megaliths, fishing villages, beautiful rural paths and stretches of orange groves and olive groves as far as the eye can see. he managed to spoil these delicate corners of Spain

The Balearic Islands are an archipelago of the western Mediterranean Sea and form an autonomous community of Spain consisting of four islands: Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera, and a single province. Also part of the Balearic archipelago is the smaller island of Cabrera, which houses the homonymous natural park, and some islets. The capital of the Balearic Islands is Palma de Mallorca, while the official languages ​​are both Catalan and Spanish. Also called the islands of eternal spring for their mild climate throughout the year, the Balearics are one of the most popular destinations in Spain and beyond. Their beaches are famous all over the world but, despite this, it is still possible to find pristine and heavenly beaches, especially in Menorca and Formentera. Although very close to each other, the islands are decidedly different from each other, and this is mainly due to their different historical heritage. Ibiza and Formentera are the most famous and the most popular (especially by Italians), while Mallorca and Menorca are more reserved and quiet.

In Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza land a lot of charter and line flights from all over Europe. Among the main airlines flying non-stop from Italy there are Ryanair, Easyjet, Vueling, Meridiana, Neos, Air Europa and Iberia. Direct flights are from May until October; in autumn and winter you will necessarily have to make a stopover in Spain.

By ferry Due to its small size, Formentera does not have an airport and can only be reached by ferry from Ibiza. From Barcelona you can reach Palma, Alcudia (in the northeastern part of Mallorca) via Ciutadella (on the island of Menorca), Maó and Sant Antoni (Ibiza). Then there are several companies that connect the four islands to each other. All these services are active from mid-May to September. Out of season the frequency drops considerably.

Majorca is the island with the most local transport: there are two railway lines and a complete bus network that will allow you to reach any location on the island. There are also around 30 car rental agencies and you can hire bikes in many of the island’s villages.

Menorca instead does not have an equally developed transport network and, for example, to reach Maó from the airport you have to take a taxi. Three bus companies operate on the island and there are several car, motorbike and bicycle rental agencies. The transport network of

Ibiza has bus lines that reach all the locations on the island. In general, especially in Menorca and Ibiza it is preferable to rent a car to have the freedom to reach even the most hidden coves.

In Formentera you just need to rent a motorbike or a bicycle because the distances are short.

Gilda Ambrosio, one of the most successful under 30s

Forbes inserts the Neapolitan influencer and designer in his ranking of 30 European under 30s to keep an eye on in the “art and culture” sector. A great success for the creative of the Attico brand. Also because he has just turned 25 in years

Another important recognition for the excellence of Italian fashion comes from the prestigious Forbes magazine. Only a few months ago, the magazine had crowned Chiara Ferragni as number one in its world ranking of the most powerful fashion influencers.
Today, however, it touches Gilda Ambrosio: the name of the designer and it-girl made in Italy figure in fact in the European classification of 30 Under 30 to keep an eye in the category Art & Culture. Together with Ambrosio, in the same category the magazine mentions three other Italians: Lorenzo Uggeri, founder of the Kooness platform, and the chefs Davide Caranchini and Floriano Pellegrino. Another 8, then, the Italians present in the other 9 categories identified by Forbes. Twelve national prides on 300 names: an excellent result for our country.

But, for us, the queen of the 300 young and talented names identified by the American magazine is Ambrosio: founder and creative director of the super cool brand Attico together with her friend Giorgia Tordini, she adds to her personal palmarès – which includes, among other things his report among the 500 most important figures in the fashion world according to Business of Fashion – this prestigious award. Already a career of all respect behind, just 25 years, and a future that can only be radiant for her. All thanks to an innate sense of style – its unmistakable touch? The ability to mix avant-garde brands with well-dressed classics – and a curious, lively and snappy entrepreneurial mind. But also a look of a deer in front of which it is impossible to remain indifferent.

1 – Despite having achieved success in Milan, Gilda is Neapolitan doc. It was in fact born in the shadow of Vesuvius in 1992.

2 – For his recent birthday, the friends have organized a surprise party, told live on Instagram with dozens of photos and Stories. The guests all wore a wig that emulated the long hair of the birthday girl.

3 – Its most characteristic aesthetic feature is its long, silky black hair. He said he never washed them at home.

4 – He lived a love affair with Andrea Rosso, son of Renzo Rosso, owner of Diesel.

5 – Only a few days ago he debuted as a model on the catwalk, for the fashion show of the young GCDS brand, within the official calendar of Milano Moda Uomo.

6 – His style icon is Cher. The Pocahontas hair, actually, they share the two. Among the Italian actresses, Gilda declared she loves Anna Magnani, Sophia Loren, Virna Lisi and Monica Bellucci.

7 – The first collection of its Attico label was presented in February 2016. Not even two years ago. And she has already managed to dress up stars like Katy Perry, Emily Ratajkovski and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

8 – His favorite game, as a child, was to dress the mannequins of the parents’ fashion boutique.

9 – On Instagram it has 275 thousand followers and follows 1492 profiles.

10 – As for make-up, Gilda almost always prefers a natural effect. So much so that one wonders if it really is tricks … or not.

11 – Your favorite holiday destination seems to be Ibiza. There was also last summer, in the company of what the rose magazines have identified as his new boyfriend: Stefano De Martino. But this is a whole other story.

Air transport: Laudamotion flies from Zurich and Basel

Laudamotion, the new airline of Niki Lauda, ​​arrives in Switzerland. It will fly from Zurich and Basel to nine holiday destinations. Two airplanes will leave Switzerland in the summer of 2018, the Condor company that markets Laudamotion flights announced today.

Laudamotion, the new airline of Niki Lauda, ​​arrives in Switzerland. It will fly from Zurich and Basel to nine holiday destinations. Two airplanes will leave Switzerland in the summer of 2018, the Condor company that markets Laudamotion flights announced today. Beginning in Basel, Laudamotion will offer a new connection every day to the island of Mallorca.
Two flights a week will also allow you to reach Candia, the capital of the Greek island of Crete. From Zurich it will be possible to fly with Laudamotion to the Spanish islands of Ibiza, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, as well as to the Greek islands of Corfu and Rhodes. Links are also scheduled with Olbia and Lamezia Terme, in Italy. Former Austrian driver Niki Lauda took over his Niki company at the beginning of the year, sold in 2011 to Air Berlin, which has now gone bankrupt. Later Lauda announced that Niki now operates under the name of Laudamotion.

In Ponza, the first Sushi Boat Restaurant in the world is launched

A boat equipped with every comfort, crystal clear water around, a ray of sunshine to make the scene perfect and a feast of excellent Japanese cuisine. And as a backdrop, the spectacle of the sea of ​​Ponza. A dream that is about to become reality thanks to the young Roman businessman Francesco Santilli, ready to launch the first Sushi Boat Restaurant in the world. So, before the summer, there will be one more reason to reach the paradisiac destination of Lazio.
The exotic name of the new concept is inspired by the Wako pirates of the Land of the Rising Sun and fits perfectly because just crossing the Ocean, the Muramaki, met different populations that also influenced their culinary habits (and vice versa). Looking for treasures along the Asian routes, their adventures inside and outside the table have become mythical and today they live in a completely different version. At the moment, in the meantime, the countdown has begun for the arrival of the boat that will not be sure to be docked all the time, but will take off to other havens. It will move first to Italy and then to the Balearic Islands, as foreseen in the project by 2019, while for the first launch it will have to wait for the next 2 June.

The boat, original and completely renovated, dates back to the nineteenth century and as early as this summer it will be ready to set sail and to accommodate customers / travelers, eager to enjoy the dishes from one coast to another. Santilli, moreover, knows well the secrets of the restaurant and the wishes of those who choose to have a meal outside. In fact, it already has two important experiences in the Capital with L’Avocado Bar (Rione Monti) and the Terrazza Glaciale (Rione Trastevere). And then he is himself a lover of Japan style food. After having savored so many sashimi and stuffed rice rolls on wooden sailing ships served by smiling almond-eyed chefs, the brilliant idea did not take long to flash in his head. He therefore brought together a team of professionals and decided it was time to think of an original and innovative concept, following the demands of those who have been attending ethnic cooking clubs for some time.

Hard to say if the initiative will have more surprises to be revealed over time, but certainly it is already an irresistible call for those who want to combine a short vacation in the water with fresh dishes of Japanese cuisine. You can get on board from Rada del Frontone, every day with non-stop time for a full immersion of relaxation and good living. Moreover, a free pickup from the port of Ponza will be available and there will be a take away service and dinghy delivery for all boats that want to organize a private snack with sushi, drinks and alcohol. Costs will vary depending on the distance to be covered. The restaurant will be open every day from 11 to 24 and the bar until two in the morning.

You can also taste the burrito sushi € 8, the € 10 donut sushi, the € 10 burger and fusion dishes that are very successful especially in the United States. And then, the € 15 poke bowls, which combine Japanese and Hawaiian culture reworking the classic sushi. The cocktail menu will recall the “pirate” tradition and will be combined with the menu and for those who want it, it will be possible to rent the caique for private events.

Mexico, Puerto Vallarta A Piece Of Paradise Puerto Vallarta

The 13,000-square-foot oceanfront home has five bedrooms, sleek contemporary style and indoor living spaces that seamlessly transition to outdoor terraces. Its location on the El Paredon Resort on Banderas Bay means guests have access to the resort’s amenities, plus perks like daily maid and cook service.

The back of the house features three floors looking over the private pool and beach, with plenty of room for sunbathing, dining and even grilling on the barbecue. Refresh yourself in the outdoor shower and private spa, work out in the exercise room and stay comfortable in the in-room air conditioning.

It is a unique mix of sleek contemporary furnishings and natural features. Trees growing through the oceanfront balconies have been left intact, making the open-plan living areas feel as though they’ve grown out of the landscape. In the living room, clean-lined white seating is cool and modern, while pops of color like a red carpet and yellow cushions add a whimsical touch. A statement stone dining table has room for twelve, and the fully equipped kitchen has a spacious breakfast bar.

Each of the villa’s five bedrooms has an en-suite bathroom, in-room air conditioning and a ceiling fan. There are two bedrooms with king beds, walk-in closets and ocean views; one has access to a terrace and the other opens to a balcony. A third bedroom has two queen beds, a walk-in closet and a balcony, and the fourth bedroom has a queen bed, double bed, trundle bed, walk-in closet, sitting room and oceanfront balcony. The fifth bedroom has two twin beds, a sitting area, kitchenette and a small terrace. Additional bedding is available in the media room, where you’ll find a double Murphy bed.

How to survive in Ibiza if you are over 35 years old

Forget tamarri, bimbiminkia, tunz tunz. Ibiza is the island of everyone and for everyone. Even if you’re not a kid anymore.

Aesthetic and moral intervention (since 2008 the afterhours are forbidden, at least the official ones), restyling, modernization, just to use a term very close to our way of looking at things. In the last ten years, Ibiza has changed profoundly. On the one hand the purists, who no longer recognize themselves on the island, defend themselves as they can before the progress of the progressives, attracted by the important and attractive business opportunities that the entertainment industry offers today. Increasingly they are occasions that can be rejected. I have been in Ibiza since I was 20 and today, when I was 34, I experienced all the phases of its transformation on my skin. Is it me that I have adapted to the island or the island that has adapted to me? Both things. But you need to learn to listen to your mind and your body that asks for some small but fundamental extra attention because, okay that you are not 50 years old, but you do not even have 20 anymore.
VILLA WITH POOL
It seems clear to me that the times of where “I put myself” are over.
Old school apartments shared in ten with shifts to sleep. Instead, organize a nice group of friends and rent a villa outside the nerve centers of the island. better if with pool. From north to south, from east to west, you’ll be spoiled for choice. Do not panic. The price of a beautiful villa with swimming pool is sustainable in groups and does not differ much from what you would pay for a “nice” hotel room near the port.
The finca offers peace of mind, culinary autonomy, while the pool ensures relaxation and independence from the beaches that, especially in August, are more crowded than usual.
A priceless serenity.
And I recommend it, it is always about price, that sometimes some owners let themselves be taken by enthusiasm.
It can be done!
SHUTTER
I never thought that in my life I would have dedicated a few lines to … the shutters. Yes, those blinds that allow you to turn the bedroom into a tomb. For me it is a primary condition for a good sleep. And you can not even imagine how hard I have done during my travels .. From the socks tied on the eyes to the Karate Kid, to the curtains stuck to the wall with tape to prevent the light from filtering. I’ve tried them all and I’ve always suffered a lot. Until, after 30 years I discovered the mask. On some things I’m slow.
The same thing happened with the pistachio ice cream and the Gin that, since taking the place of vodka, has made my best awakenings.
Moral, make sure that at least your room has shutters because in Ibiza you often go to sleep when the sun is already high in the sky. Risking never to rest.
MACHINE
If someone from the group comes out with phrases like “I’ll take the scooter, it’s more agile”, or like that, stop it! Considering that you have taken a beautiful villa with a pool six kilometers of curves from life, you never ever want to reach it with a scooter. Apart from the cool of the evening – and now we get there – the car allows better movements in the distances you have to travel to reach the best beaches. Long days away from home (in Ibiza you know when you leave but you never know when and if you come back …) can find a healthy ally in a car that can also be used as a locker room. So car all the life.
FRESH
In 17 years that I go to Ibiza in the evening I have never suffered the heat once. Maybe I was lucky but most probably it is only a morphological question. Being an island the air circulates very well and Ibiza is often caressed by a pleasant sea breeze. Some locals make history to themselves. Air conditioning and above all the legendary fans on the sweaty neck can reserve you unpleasant surprises. So pay attention my dear old men that we Italians are beautiful but delicate.
DAYTIME PARTY
The revolution in Ibiza began on May 28, 2011 at 3 pm. When the great dancefloor of the Ushuaïa Beach Hotel in Playa D’En Bossa rewrote the rules of clubbing. Let’s go back to the bomb. On the one hand the purists who no longer recognize themselves on the island, on the other the progressives attracted by the important and attractive business opportunities that the entertainment industry offers today. The fact remains that the so-called daytime parties have forever changed the island and its vices. The fun is now more aware. Enough afterhours, the party starts around 5pm and ends at midnight, not depriving you of the day at the beach or around shopping or sports. Oh, then if you want to be twenty, you’re still in the right place eh …

Disneyland Paris: new areas dedicated to Frozen, Star Wars and Marvel

There are 320 million visitors who since 1992, the year of its opening, have now crossed the gates of Disneyland Paris to enjoy its magic. These exceptional numbers have led the Walt Disney Company to invest 2 billion dollars for the expansion of the amusement park, as was announced in recent days by the Palais de l’Elise in Paris by the president and CEO of the company, Robert A. Iger, and by the French President Emmanuel Macron.

Thanks to this large amount to the already many attractions of Disneyland Paris, whose visitors correspond to 6.2% of income derived from tourism in France, will be added three new areas dedicated to the franchise of the house of Mickey Mouse Frozen, the Star Wars saga and superheroes Marvel will also create another lake that will connect the new parts of the park and destined to become the nerve center of these “new worlds”.

Elsa and Anna FrozenHDDisneyland Paris
The same Iger, in communicating the expansion plan of the park, said he was excited about the success of Disneyland Paris – which boasts more than 16 thousand employees from over 100 different countries – realities on which the Walt Disney Company will not stop investing, as also happened in the last years during which many of its historical enchanted places, among which the Disney’s Newport Bay Cloub Hotel stands out, have been renovated.

A room at Disney’s New York Hotel – The Art of MarvelDisney Marvel
The development of the new areas of Disneyland Paris will begin in 2021 and, thanks to these, the park is destined to double its size. Meanwhile, already in 2020 it will be possible to sleep in the rooms of Disney’s New York Hotel – The Art of Marvel, a reinterpretation of Disney New York Hotel in a superheroistic way where you can walk and sleep between sketches, relics and original costumes of the characters of the House of Ideas come to the big screen, stay in rooms worthy of Tony Stark or in suites dedicated to the most beloved Avengers.

Ready to book your next trip to Disneyland Paris?

The no of historians and sociologists to arms for teachers

In the US the debate is open and the front in favor of the arms lobby is not as compact as it once was, even if President Trump still supports the NRA

“From the educator to the sociologist everyone will say that it is a wrong answer to arm professors in front of a massacre, but it could be a right answer for that slice of the American population that Trump represents and that John Ghunter already in the Forties, in the book Inside Usa , defined characterized by “greed, ignorance, absence of aesthetic values, enrichment by way of drunkenness, bravado, lack of vision, lack of foresight, excessive standardization, unruly behavior” ».

The words of Antonio Cerasa CNR researcher in cognition psychology and professor at the Magna Graecia University of Catanzaro should be explained with a map, but they are confirmed in the comments on the web.

The theme is the presence of weapons in the United States and is back in the spotlight after the Valentine’s Day shooting at a Florida school: 17 dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The governor. On the one hand there has been a movement of opposition to the proliferation of weapons that seems different from that of the past because it comes from the young and from the streets and not just from intellectuals and newspapers. On the other hand there is the presidential answer to give a bonus to professors who decide to train to respond with weapons to such cases in line with the National Rifle Association, the arms lobby that speaks of politicizing the tragedy made against them .

The same can be seen in the comments on the web. The American association of teachers says no to arms, but some members say that weapons are necessary for defense according to the principle of NRA that only a good armed can stop a bad armed.

The pro-weapons front is however less compact than before. Some big companies are eliminating the partnership with NRA, the Hertz car rental company has just done so. The governor of Florida, the Republican Rick Scott proposes to raise the age from which it is possible to buy weapons, even semi-automatic, from 18 to 21 years. A measure that has always been opposed by the National Rifle Association.

Scott is opposed to the idea of ​​arming teachers and also proposes the presence of at least one armed police officer for every 1,000 students. Not that an armed guard has served at the school of the Valentine’s Day massacre. According to reports from the local sheriff has not opened fire and even tried to intervene in the six minutes of the massacre.

“There are weapons, there have always been and will be difficult to be removed – says Arnaldo Testi, professor of modern and contemporary history, University of Pisa. In recent years it has been increasingly difficult to prevent those who have to carry around. After every massacre there is an indignant wave of public opinion that then subsides ».

The “flight” of Britney Spears, formidable on Instagram! Half a million “social” photo-social

A super Britney Spears: fly on Instagram. In the true sense of the term. McComb’s pop star was shown to his millions of followers by making an athletic gesture of not easy realization. The one that canzzinally can be called a flying split. An exercise that, not surprisingly, presupposes a constancy in training worthy of a professional athlete. And indeed Britney Spears showed the image in question with a certain pride.

A picture of Britney Spears from half a million “like”. Not for an outfit worn on the stage of a concert or for a particularly elegant dress. The Britney Spears of these years likes to show herself to her fans in great shape, exhibiting an athleticism and a tonicity that even in the early days of gold she had never obtained. “Orandum est ut sit healthy mens in healthy body”. The Latin phrase could not be better adapted to the Britney Spears of the contemporary era.

Fantasy, discipline and good music. The Britney Spears of the last few years has tenaciously reappropriated her place in the first band, in the proscenium of international music. Besides the photo in which Britney Spears “flies”, in the last days the pop star of McComb has also loaded a nice movie. In the same, the US singer launches in a series of twists. Britney Spears is proving, (photo-social) after photo-social, to be a very effective Web Influncer. Not just images from concerts or small clusters of everyday life. For example, on Instagram Britney Spears makes videos specially made for followers, and more generally for fans who follow her on the official social networks of reference. Conscia, like other colleagues, like Instagram represents a mass media in all respects, with the potential for exponential visibility. On Instagram, at present, Britney Spears can expose the share of over eighteen million followers that follow her (photo updates). Numbers constantly growing.

After years of interlocutors, Britney Spears is regaining overpowering positions in the international ranking of pop stars. At the age of 36, the music-star of McComb has returned to the quality levels of the early career. It is no coincidence that the happy moment, from a professional point of view, also coincides with a newfound serenity in private life. And the (photo shoots on Instagram) document all this.

Britney Spears 2018, a year that is still announced in the sign of music. In particular this summer, Britney Spears will be engaged in a decidedly impagnatory concert tour. A schedule of tight stops, especially in August when the singer from Mississippi will be on stage in Europe. At the moment there are no concert dates in Italy by Britney Spears.

Britney Spears today: a different singer. Above all, Britney Spears proves to be able to ride the long wave of social networks, in particular Instagram: an essential communication scheme that of the American pop star that is appreciated for its effectiveness. (Images), music and look are the ingredients of Britney Spears’ “social recipe”, able to retain the loyalty of multiple generations of audiences.
Britney Spears 2018: social and songs. Just his activity as (Web Influencer) is the mirror of his modernity. The native singer of McComb is quite active on different social platforms, fully aware of the opportunities offered by new media in the contemporary era. The pop star USA, despite some years of personal difficulties, has been able to consolidate its popularity and affection of the general public. Now that her private life turns serene, Britney Spears has actually opened a new cycle of her artistic career. Less (gossip) of a time, now the American music star is no longer the center of rumors and rumors as in his early career.
Britney Spears and photos on Instagram. In particular, the social profiles of Britney Spears highlight an aspect that goes beyond music and songs. The (new media) highlights the side activities of the American pop star, and mainly as the original singer from the county of “Pike” is having a notable success for what concerns her line of (fragrances). The perfumes designed and signed by Britney Spears have in fact reached about twenty editions. Unlike the early years of career, the pop star originally from Mississippi, currently pays more attention to sectors parallel to his musical activity.

Ryanair summer 2018: low cost flights from Rome and Milan

flights lost with Ryanair for summer 2018. The leading Irish airline in Europe for cheap flights for several months offers the possibility to book flights for next summer. And there are many beaches that are waiting for you (here the best for summer 2018) Booking in advance means saving a lot of money. But there’s more: with the offers launched during this period by Ryanair, buying your holiday flight 2018 now means making a real deal.

Ryanair has in fact made available thousands of tickets with prices starting from 7.99 euros. Some destinations are more expensive than others because they are definitely more attractive in the summer, but if you play in advance you can still take advantage of really advantageous prices. For example, going to Timisoara in Romania in August costs much less than going to Tenerife.

In addition, the big news for Ryanair’s summer 2018 is the increase in routes and connections. More destinations are added to the Ryanair network (last Israel and Jordan), more connecting flights and new routes from Milan and Rome.

Low cost flights for summer 2018 start from Milan Bergamo, Milan Malpensa, Bologna and Rome for many destinations in Europe and beyond. Prices start at 7.99 from Milan to Timosoara, Budapest and Warsaw at 12.99 euros, Bristol and the beautiful island of Kefalonia, the transgressive Ibiza, London and Paris at 14.99. At 16.99 Corfu, Oslo and Santander. Alghero, Bari, Catania, Cagliari, Palermo at 18.70. Malaga Copenhagen, Malta, Palma de Mallorca, Prague, Tangier, Valencia and Seville from 19.99. Rhodes at 21.99, Crete, Pfasos and Dublin at 24.99. Gran Canaria, Marrakech at 28.99. The most expensive are Tenerife at 29 euros and Fuerteventura at 45.89

For the next Easter prices get up, but if you have the chance to travel on the following weekend prices drop a lot. If you can then move outside the weekend the cost of the ticket becomes derisory. For example, starting a Tuesday in March for Barcelona means spending just 14.99 euros against 33 euros or 48 euros on a Saturday.
But if you scroll forward the calendar arrives to the summer where you could have beautiful surprises. In fact, the long advance will lead you to save a lot.

Going to Barcelona from Orio al Serio on August 14 costs just 30 euros. Are you afraid for the return? On August 21st, the return of Barcelona El Prat-Milan costs 38 euros! With 68 euros go and return from Barcelona in very high season. From Rome to Corfu, on July 4, just 40 euros, return a week later 52 euros. With less than 100 euros go and return for a beautiful Greek island. Also from Rome Ciampino reach Palma di Maiorca at the beginning of August is around 80 euros, in early September just 28 euros!

Ibiza in Spa, the magic of the winter sea

In order to feel good with others first of all you have to feel good about yourself. Coping with everyday life with the right charge and energy is not always a simple reason why, one-off, you need to recharge your batteries. As? Everyone has his method. What about a trip to Ibiza? Far from the summer chaos, the pearl of the Balearics is able to give magical moments of pure relaxation. To prove it is the Palladium Palace Ibiza Resort & Spa, located in Playa d’en Bossa, which is the most famous tourist area of ​​the island, the ideal place to spend a pleasant holiday. The important thing is to forget, completely, the existence of the clock.

Inside the Palladium Palace Ibiza Resort & Spa is the Zentropia Palladium Spa & Wellness, a state-of-the-art place where technology and design assure guests with an unforgettable experience. Here you are really spoiled for choice: you can relax and escape the daily routine by experimenting with treatments that take advantage of the precious properties of essential oils made according to the principles of ayurveda practice such as Neem oil, Triphala, Centella asiatica and lotus flowers, they go to stimulate all five senses. For example, try the Zentropia massage which includes a combination of six different massage techniques. It starts with a relaxing treatment followed by a deeper one that affects the tissues of the areas where the accumulation of stress is greater. It continues with aromatherapy, shiatsu, stretching and ends with a massage to the head and face. The holistic massage that helps body and mind relax. Thanks to the beneficial properties of essential oils, it is possible to reduce stress, relieve muscle stiffness and stimulate circulation.

The sea is good, especially in winter. It is therapeutic. If in summer you have to protect yourself from sun damage, when the rays are less threatening the remise en forme is assured. Just close your eyes, breathe deeply the healthy air and, once freed the mind, you let yourself be lulled by the sound of the waves while walking, barefoot, on the sand ready to get full of well-being.

Who has never heard of Ibiza? Its fame precedes it. We speak of an island that provides vacationers with fun and lots of lightheartedness. But not only. If in summer it is chaotic, out of season it changes face and, stripping itself of that put on transgressive and partying, it becomes a therapeutic destination. The sea in winter does not have to intimidate, on the contrary, it has its own reason. Do not forget that the Isla Blanca, thanks to its cultural wealth and biodiversity, has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. What see? The offer is rich: there is the cathedral dedicated to Our Lady of the Snow and still the castle, the Phoenician site of Sa Caleta, the necropolis of Puig des Molins and, of course, the historical center of the capital Eivissa. Boredom here is not contemplated, ever.

Cara Delevingne and Rihanna, girlfriends on the red carpet

The blonde and the brunette share the red carpet (by Valerian) not only by colleagues: «We’ve known each other for 6 years, we have a good relationship. Riri is a very sweet girl. ” The photos of a (beautiful) friendship

The blonde and the brunette. Former model and singer. One originally from Barbados, the other British to the bone. In Hollywood, a new pair of inseparables was born: Rihanna, 29, and Cara Delevingne, 24. The two are going around the world side by side, red carpet after Valerian’s red carpet and The City of a Thousand Planets, the film that sees them both protagonists. And that shows how the friendship between two (beautiful) women is possible.

“We’ve known each other for 5-6 years and we’re good friends,” Cara told her on the red carpet in a dress already worn by Bella Hadid. “The first time we met was on the Victoria’s Secret catwalk: I was one of the models and she performed during the fashion shows.

And here we are five years later: both in a Luc Besson movie. It’s a beautiful thing to share with a friend ».

After all, already in 2013 the former model had told that between her and Riri was born an excellent bond: “It takes care of me when I go to Los Angeles: it’s the best. She is a very sweet girl with her feet on the ground. She does not have many friends, but we have many things in common. I do not think many girls understand it. ”

And the two also talk about love. Rihanna a few weeks ago was paparazzi alongside a new man: Hassan Jameel, Arab businessman not unknown to the Hollywood jet set. The kisses of the two – in an Ibiza pool – have been around the world. Then, nothing more. Cara, at the moment, would be single. The long story with singer St. Vincent – according to insiders – ended in autumn 2016. I wonder if Riri told a new flirt. We’ll see.

Almond and orange trees in bloom in Mallorca and Ibiza

We are used to associate the image of the tree in bloom with Japan and their traditional cherry blossom festival, a guaranteed show. But do we really need to get to Japan to watch this show? We inform you that only a few hours by plane from Italy there are places where flowering and spring arrive early. In fact, a new trend has been born for some years: going on holiday to the Balearic Islands in the spring. Between the end of January and the beginning of March, when frost still covers the rest of Europe, you should definitely visit the islands of Majorca and Ibiza to admire their early spring.
Shortly after the Christmas holidays, in the Balearic period a rare phenomenon called “Fira de la flor d’ametler” occurs, that is the flowering of almond and orange trees. The strange phenomenon, a triumph of perfumes and colors, warns the population of the imminent arrival of summer. It is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the history of the islands, discovering their customs, traditions and traditions.

The production of almond is part of the culture and tradition of the island of Mallorca. Being their typical product is very important for the economy and agriculture of the territory. From what has been known, it was imported from the Roman Empire, a major consumer of the product and with the arrival and invasion of the filosseria most of the vineyards were replaced with the immense plantations of almond trees. In the Balearics it produces a vast quantity and different varieties with a sweet taste and characterized by a higher content of proteins, fatty acids and carbohydrates, with a particular consistency.

Towards the end of January, when temperatures start to rise and the days heat up, it is the moment when the island of Mallorca is covered with a white and pink mantle for the flowering of the almond trees, becoming the ideal destination for all color can not do without spring. The natural spectacle is guaranteed and the lovers of the blossoming trees can not miss the romantic and fascinating landscape of the “rutas” in bloom. Do not bring your camera with you is a real shame.

The most favorable area for the cultivation of almonds is the central-western area of ​​the island, in particular the municipalities of Marratxí, Bunyola, Santa Maria, Sencelles, Lloseta and Selva for the particular climatic conditions. In Llucmajor, a village where you can enjoy wonderful views of the coast, every year a tour is organized to let tourists visit the rutas in bloom. You can walk through the rows of flowering trees of the plantations to enjoy this gift of nature, the landscape that presents itself is breath-taking. The Llucmajor plantation is located near one of the most important and extensive Talaiotic villages of Majorca, the traditional village of Capocorb Vell. From the promontory of Puig de Randa it is possible to enjoy an excellent panoramic view of the entire Pla de Mallorca comarca. In the picturesque village you can taste the typical dishes of the tradition strictly almond-flavored. Do not miss the desserts such as: “Gatò de l’Almendra” which consists of a cake served with dell’orzata and a scoop of ice cream with almond flavor or even the “Coca de torró”, a mordino nougat with pasta filling of almonds.

The tour continues in the village of Santa Agnès de Corona in the western part of the island of Ibiza. On the occasion of the feast of Santa Agnese, patron saint of the village, during the first Saturday of February the traditional “Llum d’Ametller” night walk will take place. The route will last two and a half hours and will start from Sant ‘Antoni and then arrive in Santa Agnès and pass through Cala Salada and the Vall de Corona, surrounded by flowering almond trees typical of rutas. Upon arrival we will serve a dinner based on torrada, sobrassada and sandwiches.

Soller, in the heart of the Sierra de Tramuntata, is a municipality of Mallorca located northwest of the island. The village enjoys a strategic position, between sea and mountains, for the cultivation of olive trees and especially orange trees, for its water richness combined with the warm sun typical of the Mediterranean areas. The oranges are the emblematic fruit of Soller and the area looks like an immense valley of citrus orchards in flower and for this it takes the name of “golden valley”. Oranges have been grown here for over 600 years, but the fruit was actually imported by Arab sailors and merchants who began to grow them in these lands.
Over 12 are cultivated in Sóller today

Ibiza, one of the best destinations in Europe to do ‘tourism with a drone’

The world of travel does not stop evolving and a new fashion has emerged: traveling with a drone on its back. But there are many legal limitations

Ibiza is known worldwide as a tourist destination for relaxation, partying, sailing, nature … but now it has also leaked into the ranking of the most interesting European citizens to do “tourism with a drone”.

More and more people are made with an ‘unmanned aerial vehicle’ (UAV) that use it to immortalize their trips or search for destinations that are eye-catching to be recorded from the air.

Before the increase of tourists who want to do tourism in this way, companies that are dedicated to the sale of drones or accessories have begun to develop lists with the most attractive places to visit with a UAV.

The list with the most interesting European citizens to visit with a drone. Photo: The Case Frame
A British drone company, The Case Frame, has organized a ‘European tour to travel with drone’ in which places, in sixth position, Ibiza.

On the island, it is advisable to visit two very specific areas to be recorded or photographed with a drone: it is Portixol, “one of the most beautiful beaches in Ibiza”, and the port of Vila.

Yes, warns those interested that in Spain to fly a drone “it is necessary to have a license and be over 18 years”, so they advise to organize this process before starting the trip. What they do not notice is that it is absolutely forbidden to fly over some areas, such as an airport, something that they do explain in other destinations, such as Italy.

What’s more, the Local Police of Sant Josep informs this newspaper that it is “the only one in the Balearic Islands and one of the few in Spain to fly legally as an entity that operates with drones,” and warns that “people who do fly a drone without taking into account the current legislation, December 2017, can face very high fines. ”

Drones are relatively new, and in many cases the legislation and regulations are ambiguous. But little by little it is a segment that is regulated.

When traveling with a drone the first thing you need to know is that you have to be careful with the transport of LiPo batteries, which explode and catch fire quite easily (therefore you do not have to leave a drone in the trunk of a car in full Sun).

By air, traveling with a VANT is a bit complicated, since these batteries are considered dangerous goods by the IATA (International Air Transport Association) and their transport must comply with a series of safety requirements. The batteries can not go in the luggage that is invoiced and goes in the hold. They must go in hand luggage, unloaded below 30% capacity and in a limited number. Depending on the airline they fly between 2 and 3 batteries.

Evie Richards the pink talent of the mtb signs with the Trek Factory Racing XC Team

The young subject of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, which runs only from 2014, will turn 21 on March 11th. In December she managed to win a cyclo-cross CDM test by beating all the elites. In 2017 it came second in both CDM and the world. In an interview with the UCI website he revealed many curious details of his life.

If 45 days after the age of 21, a cyclist is interviewed on the UCI website means that he is considered a great talent in the two-wheel world. On Wednesday, 24 January, the British under-23 Evie Richards took place, a name well known by insiders, less by the general public.

Not everyone knows, but on December 17, 2017, Evie Richards made a feat, presented herself in Namur in Wallonia to take part only in that stage of the Cyclocross World Cup, competing at the age of 20 with the stars of the international cyclocross. Starting from the belly of the group, he surpassed all the other girls and in the end, in general disbelief managed to win the victory.

It was no coincidence that Namur’s route was reminiscent of a mountain bike race, in fact in the cross country Evie Richards is one of the most promising young girls who emerged in recent years and it is no coincidence that Trek Factory Racing XC Team has hired her. Last year, running with Trek bike but brought to the World Cup by the British national team, he finished the season in third place. The result to remember was certainly the success of Albstadt but in all the other four tests in which he took part, Evie has always gone “full gas”. She has always been on the podium, some times second, others third.

This year, as the winner of the XCO Under 23 World Cup, the American Kate Courtney will pass among the elite, the favorites should be just Evie Richards and Swiss Sina Frei who are peers.

The long interview published by the UCI website reveals many details of Evie’s life. It is from Malvern, in Worchestershire, a hilly area, therefore ideal terrain for mountain biking. First he devoted himself to hockey and then started to combine it with cycling to improve his athletic condition, at the end he fell in love with the bike. He made his first race in 2014, the year after he broke his collarbone but at the world championship in Andorra won by Martina Berta, won the silver. Not bad for someone who had only been riding for two years. In the cross cycle he won the 2016 world championship at Zolder, while last year he had to settle for the bronze medal.

Richards is very close to her family, with dad and mom who follow her everywhere. His father said he was his “taxi driver” (the door to the races) and always washed the bike. With them he also spent his last vacation in Corfu in Greece, just in the period when there were the Europeans in Boario. He claims he does not particularly love the smartphone, but we believe little because we find it almost on Instagram Stories.

Maybe she’s right, she uses it little but uses it with her head, when needed, unlike other riders who are always attached to the phone, but they do not know how to use it when needed for marketing the team that has hired them.

She was immediately included in the British Cycling Olympic Senior Academy, which until last year brought her around the races and who in these days was sent to retire in the Balearic Islands (Mallorca). The British have immediately understood that it has great qualities, so they have included it in their national program of valorisation of young talents. A similar program would also serve us Italians.

His goals are ambitious, winning the cyclocross world championship in Valkenburg in two weeks, the Commonwealth Games in April and the XCO World Championship in Lenzerheide. He has not talked about the UCI MTB World Cup but we are sure that the Trek Factory Racing XC team has also hired her to win this competition. The advice of Emily Batty will surely be valuable.

Evie concluded her interview by saying that she now only takes part in cyclo-cross races and mountain biking but also plans to try out running on the road and doing the entire Cyclocross World Cup, including the Las Vegas race.

Skiing and snow sports, the rules for practicing them safely

From the preskii preparation to the maintenance of the equipment, from the moderation of the speed to the attention not to overdo it. Here are all the tips to reduce the risks of accidents and damage caused to yourself and others

SKI, sledding or snowboarding. The winter season has opened the doors to these and other sports in the snow, with great adhesion of enthusiasts and new players. If skiing is primarily fun, do not forget that it is a sport that can involve risks and therefore requires appropriate preparation and precise measures. In fact, on the one hand the number of people practicing these activities increases and on the other there are also accidents on the snow, as a study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons points out. One of the frequent causes of injury, scientists explain, is imprudence, which leads skiers and snowboarders to exaggerate in speed and acrobatics. Risking damage to the spine, pelvis, shoulders, wrist, hands, knees, feet and ankles. And if certain risks are unavoidable even for the most prudent, there are measures that can minimize the likelihood of inconveniences. We talked about this with Piero Volpi, Respondable of Orthopedics of the knee and Traumatology of sport of Humanitas.

Fun and sport, skiing combines the playful element with an aerobic physical activity beneficial for body and mind. But you do not have to throw yourself on skis without being properly prepared. In this sense, underlines Volpi, the presciistica, from stretching to a light run, up to muscle strengthening to aerobic activity of various types, provides a first fundamental training for any sport on the snow you decide to practice. “Increasing the elasticity of the lower limbs, the most stressed by these sports, strengthening the muscles and activating the cardiorespiratory system – explains Volpi – are some of the important measures to be implemented before wearing skis”.

Skiing is good for young people, adults and often even elderly people, the expert clarifies, always with adequate preparation and in the absence of specific pathologies that prevent these activities. “There is no age limit – explains Volpi – up to 60 years there are no particular problems. After 60 or 70 years, you can still ski, even if muscle elasticity and bone hold are reduced. And that’s why it’s important to be even more cautious, getting checked by the doctor and reducing the speed on the track “.

Excessive speed, crowded or mixed slopes, where skiing and snowboarding are practiced, reduced distance, are some elements that contribute to increasing the risk of accidents. Dangers that can be minimized with the right behavior on the track. “A rule for all is to move at a speed not too high – underlines the expert – especially in downhill skiing, where running too much is one of the main causes of damage for themselves and for others”. A bit like when driving the car, sport ethics requires that even on skis you have the right to protect yourself and others.

Absolutely, the doctor clarifies, there are no contraindications with respect to skiing, even if in particular health conditions, such as excessive overweight or injuries to the joints – especially the knee – increases the risk of falling and getting hurt. Another rule, do not overdo it. It is good not to exceed this activity, although very fun: skiing 8 or 9 hours a day is too much, the ideal is to practice this sport two or three hours in the morning and two or three hours in the afternoon. “Fatigue can play bad jokes – assures the expert – and from the European and world statistics, the highest incidence of accidents and injuries happens right in the last descents, when the reflexes are less ready and the fatigue of the day or a meal too much abundant can be felt “.

For those who start skiing, at any age, it is also important to make a visit to the general practitioner indicating the intention to start this new activity and to deepen the risks and benefits of sport a visit to the sports doctor.

Another element for safe skiing consists in paying attention to the equipment. Unlike other sports, skiing requires the use and maintenance of very sophisticated technical materials and for this there are shops and specialized centers. “Uncomfortable skis, boots and well-regulated bindings – the expert continues – fight the risks of falls and injuries. Another essential element is the helmet, mandatory up to 14 years but also recommended for older children and adults “. An example is that of an attack too rigid, which does not allow you to easily detach the foot from the ski.

Amnesia says goodbye to the luxury of Paris Hilton by Gianluca Vacchi’s electrolatino

Changes are coming on the summer nights of Amnesia, after five years of residence with Foams & Diamons, Paris Hilton picks up her records and leaves. Instead, Gianluca Vacchi lands on the terrace, the new king of electrolatino, an eccentric and exuberant Italianio dandy that revolutionizes social networks with his glamorous life. The party will be held weekly from the end of June and Vacchi, in charge of the booth, will be accompanied by the hottest figures of Latin music. The announcement of the residence of Vacchi in Ibiza coincides with the release today of his new single, Trump-IT.

For her part, Paris Hilton said: “I thank all my fans for their loyalty. We have spent five wonderful years in Ibiza, a very special place for me. But it’s over, “and adds:” Ibiza is a magical island. I’ve been there since I was a teenager. If I were an island it would be Ibiza. It’s fun, its energy, the music, the people … ”

The wreck of the Brandenburg in the Tyrrhenian Sea

Another record of diving for the Genovese sub Massimo Bondone who has identified and reached the hull of the German military ship sunk at almost 200 meters depth during the Second World War

New record of immersion in the Mediterranean for the exploration of a wreck. Last summer, the Pegli Massimo Domenico Bondone’s diver surpassed his own record, which identified and reached Brandenburg, a former naval ship of the German navy, reaching 200 in the Tuscan depths, off the island of Capraia. .

To be exact, the depthometer Bondone has stopped at a height of 195 meters from the surface, during a very challenging dive, both for the extreme depth that for the strong currents, to which was added the inconvenience of a limited visibility in proximity of the fund. The goal of getting down on the Brandenburg Bondone had already set a year ago, after the success achieved in 2015 in the discovery of the Kreta, another former German military ship sunk in the vicinity on a backdrop of 170 meters.

The hulls of the Kriegsmarine, were part of the same military convoy dropped at the end of September 1943, when, about 25 miles from the coast of Livorno, were torpedoed by the British submarine HMS Unseen, while they were headed in the waters between Corsica and Sardinia, to place fields mined against the Allies. On September 21, 1943, the periscope of the Royal Navy boat identified the German convoy along the route (also consisting of two fast S-boote torpedoes and two Arado planes as escort) and completed the ambush stretched out to sea.

The postamine, after having avoided the first two torpedoes launched by the submarine, was centered by a third, which caused explosions in the engine room and in the fuel tank, with a copious and progressive flooding of the front part of the hull, which caused inclination and the subsequent sinking.

“For a few seconds, with a very strong shock all the possible objects flew in the air, in a cloud of smoke, steam and naphtha. The ship immediately swerved a few degrees to starboard and slowly leaned forward. The bridge was covered with oil and in chaos, “was the dramatic testimony of Commander Brill, who escaped the tragedy. The sudden collapse of the two German units allowed the torpedo boats to recover the surviving crew members, as the explosions and the subsequent shipwreck caused twenty-five victims and thirty wounded.

The Brandenburg was built in 1936 in the construction sites of La Seyne-sur-Mer and launched as Kita, a French cargo ship for the transport of various goods (banana ship). In 1942 it was requisitioned by the Germans and, after a few months, it was transformed into plywood for war purposes: several cannons were installed (including 105 mm) and could carry 260 mines. It was 106 meters long, had a gross tonnage of almost 3900 tons and was equipped with three boilers and two steam turbines, which allowed it to reach 16 knots of speed.

Five carnivals from fear near Italy

Ancient customs, terrifying masks and lots of fun in Switzerland, the Balearics, Lithuania, Slovenia, Lake Constance. And the Caribbean rhythms of the Dominican Republic

Switzerland

Let’s start from very close to Switzerland: you can easily reach it by car and even those with few days available can have fun. Perhaps motions will be amazed to see Switzerland count among the most crazy Carnival countries. But if you think of the Swiss as people laid and unwilling to let themselves go to jokes, you’re wrong, and just go to a Swiss town for Carnival to see all the colors! Beginning with that of Basel, which makes it possible for three days when the “normal” order of things is suspended. Its uniqueness and quality have made it become an intangible heritage of UNESCO humanity. The Frau Fasnacht, as it is affectionately called by the inhabitants of Basel, is a different carnival from the usual: it is a show that is based on unique instruments, creativity, exuberance and artistic expressions of the highest level. Political-social themes, stories and current affairs are transposed in a typically Basilian way, proving a pungent humor and a sharp tongue. During the drey scheenschte Daag, the three most beautiful days of the year, the city is in turmoil. The Carnival begins in total darkness, at 4.00 o’clock, on Monday after Ash Wednesday. The Morgestraich transforms the city center into a sea of ​​hand-painted lanterns, where thousands of pipers and masked drum players accompany their respective lantern and carnival theme with their music. The celebrations end on Thursday, again at 4.00 o’clock, with the Endstraich. But in terms of Swiss extravagance, Solothurn is not joking: it hosts none other than the Hawaiian carnival in the capital of the Baroque (7 – 14 February 2018). In fact, in the most baroque city of Switzerland, the Carnival lasts a month and culminates with the week of parades preceding Lent. Solothurn to coincide with the feast of St. Hilary, January 13, changes its name to Honolulu. It seems, in fact, that is exactly the antipodes of Hawaii or at least they are convinced by its inhabitants for centuries. The party comes alive at 5 am on the fat Thursday (8 February) with the “Chesslete” – the noisy procession armed with torches and deafening instruments – and ends on the Wednesday evening of the ashes (February 14) with the fire of the straw puppet Boogg. But the palm of madness and fear perhaps has Tschaggatta, which boasts the palm of the most monstrous carnival (February 8 and 10, 2018) In fact, strange creatures are the protagonists of the upcoming holidays. Carnival characters typical of the Lotschental – valley 40 km from Brig – the Tschagatta are characterized by a harness made of Swiss pine masks, clothes of goat or sheep skin and a bell tied to the belt. From 3 February – the day after Candlemas – until midnight on Shrove Tuesday masks roam the streets of the villages chasing women and children and, after catching them, rub their snow-soaked gloves on their faces. These are just some of the carnival events: to find out more, visit www.myswitzerland.com.

Lake Constance

We remain close to Italy with the ancient Alemannic carnival in the Lake Constance region, between Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the Principality of Liechtenstein. In the Lake Constance region the Carnival (Fasnet, in the local dialect) is a particularly heartfelt tradition, populated with ancient figures and rural origin, which serves to drive away, with trumpets, bolts and drums, devils and long winter . The most early Carnival procession is that of St. Gall: at 6am on Fat Thursday, February 8th, in the dark part of Aaguggete, when masks invade the streets of the center with dances, confetti and the traditional Guggenmusik, with trumpets, drums and beats of hands. To get completely in the carnival tradition of alemanna it is worth going to Upper Swabia: here habits and customs  related to the fifth season of the year. Bad Saulgau survives the mask of the “Dorausschreier” (“the screamer at the door”), of which the first written news dates back to 1355. When the plagues and consequent famines were raging, the Dorausschreier, covered by a cape not to be recognized , with a stick he extended a basket of bread and food to the windows of the plague victims. The Bad Saulgau Fat Thursday procession leaves at 6:30 pm from the market square, accompanied by torches, and ends with dances and dishes. Evocative and dark is the witches ‘dance held in Bad Waldsee at midnight between Wednesday and Fat Thursday around a large fire, above which demonic creatures sharpen their witches’ stick. Then come the Narren, or mad of the Carnival, to expel them, symbolizing a struggle between good and evil, and between the forces of winter and the looming spring. Among the most particular carnival traditions there is also the fashion show in Costanza by the Hemdglonker: a huge wooden doll with a nightdress and a cap worn around by singing and shouting on the evening of the fat Thursday by the students, true protagonists of the day, and also dressed at night – to symbolize the inclination to loiter. 10 February, Carnival Saturday in Uberlingen. With its beautiful squares, old buildings and elegant houses, Uberlingen is one of the most enchanting lakeside towns of Lake Constance. A topical moment to visit is certainly the Carnival Saturday when, in the silent darkness of the evening illuminated by dim lights, the Hansele, dark creatures, make their way by snapping the whips through the medieval Franziskanertor, between screams, music, jumps and acrobatics – terrorizing the spirit of winter, and sometimes not just his. The Hansele, with its colorful costume, is a figure that dates back to at least the late Middle Ages, and is understood as the personification of the devil. Only male citizens of Uberlingen can wear their costume. Around 1,500 disturbing Hansele participate in the Carnival Saturday procession. 11 February: Sunday of the party. Some of the most beautiful carnival masks on Lake Constance are those of Weingarten in Upper Swabia. To see them parade the best opportunity is the Carnival Sunday parade, which invades the streets of the town, gathered around its baroque church. Here too tradition has it that the Fasnet was born of the joy of those who overcame the bubonic plague of 1348. In Weingarten you can also visit a museum dedicated to the local carnival and its costumes (http://fasnetsmuseum.de/). Music, confetti and colors are the protagonists of the international carnival of Schaan, in Liechtenstein, which sees more than 50 groups coming from neighboring Switzerland, Germany and Austria for an afternoon of fun, games and Guggenmusik. To see one of the biggest carnival Sunday parades, return to Constance: masks, music and colors invade the streets of the largest city in the region, crossing its Altstadt. February 13th, Ash Wednesday: Farewell Carnival. Final show of the carnival on the Bodensee is, on the evening of Fat Tuesday preceding Ash Wednesday (13 February 2018), the great bonfires with which a witch is burned, symbol of the excesses and past madness, accompanied by the laments of the jesters and of the other masks of the fifth season of the year. In Vorarlberg, however, the fires are lit on the first Sunday of Lent. When darkness falls, tall wooden poles to which a cloth doll is tied, full of gunpowder, catch fire and explode, giving a disquieting and majestic show and marking the end of carnival festivities (almost) everywhere. In fact, in the fishing village of Ermatingen, in the Thurgau region, Carnival is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent (this year on March 11, 2018). Tradition has it that in March 1415, during the Council of Constance, Pope John XXII found refuge here, and rewarded the inhabitants of the place with the concession to be able to celebrate “the last carnival in the world” when everyone elsewhere made penance. And so it is still today, with a large parade where the protagonist is a huge colorful lake fish made of papier-mâché, where children climb playfully in turn. For proposals and packages, see the page: http://www.bodensee.eu/prenotare/pacchetti. information: www.lagodicostanza.eu

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Bullfight without blood, the turn of the Balearics

The archipelago parliament outlaws the death of the bull. The controversy: “This is how tradition is lost”

Yes to the bullfight, but without the bull dying. Without banderillas, or swords, in short, without blood. One wonders, what bullshit is it? It is the one that became mandatory in the Balearic Islands. The regional government, formed by a coalition of leftist parties and environmentalists, had the intention to prohibit the show, as already decided by Catalonia, but a ruling by the Spanish constitutional court decreed “cultural interest”, effectively preventing abolition and removing competence from the autonomous communities.

Thus, the Majorcan parliament has run for cover, putting very narrow limits. Anti-doping controls will be carried out on animals and bullfighters. From now on, for each bull that died in the arena, the fine will be 100,000 euros. According to some, however, this law also goes against the dictates of the constitutional court of Madrid and it will be enough to make it null and void.

The sector complains, citing not only the classic references to tradition, but also economic arguments: “The turnover of the taurine industry is 1.6 billion euros a year, 0.16% of the national GDP”. The abolitionists of the Balearic archipelago answer that in the islands now the shows with the bulls were rare and little frequented, so that the new law will have no impact from an economic point of view. “With these rules do not call it more bullfighting, what does it have to do with tradition?”, The replica of taurini.

Holidays in Menorca: what to see, what to do and when to go

The Balearic archipelago is a fantastic opportunity to be able to devote yourself to the wildest entertainment in the world: if you are going to give you crazy joy, islands like Mallorca and Ibiza represent the top! And yet, the Balearic Islands are not just these two: there are alternatives like Menorca that, often, are not considered as they deserve.

For a holiday that knows how to draw heavily from all the advantages of other islands, adding others, the answer to the question is only one: Menorca! For what reason? Because we are simply talking about a place left in peace by mass tourism, but embellished with incredible beaches (the most beautiful in the Balearics). What to see, what to do and when to go to Menorca, then?

Menorca has been renamed “L’isola della calma”, and this label is certainly not the result of chance! In this place, in fact, the silence and the quiet are the masters: it is impossible to remain “bottled” in the typical tourist crowd of Ibiza and, despite its small size, however, there are opportunities for fun. What are its main features?

Meanwhile, the calm that reigns absolute on its magnificent coasts, but also the beauty of its landscapes, distinguished by a purely lagoon aspect. Then, being very small, just a single trip to discover every hidden corner: especially because of the proximity of the various coves, ideal for trekking enthusiasts. Finally, in Menorca there are not even pubs, clubs, parties and clearly discos: some even dug into the rock!

The climate of Menorca, just like the Canaries, is typically Mediterranean in nature: this means that the summer is particularly hot and sultry, as well as enormously crowded by tourists. That’s why the advice is to organize a holiday at this Balearic island in spring: the best time to enjoy its beauties without stress!

Moreover, it is in this season that there are many offers for accommodation, as opposed to months like July and August: for example, the Barcelò chain offers several opportunities to stay at its hotels in Menorca in the spring. So you can enjoy its sun, its sea and its pristine nature spending less!

First of all the beaches, certainly at the center of your sights: here you will have the opportunity to attend unmissable coastlines like San Bou and Cala Mesquida, together with the famous Cala Blanca! Going beyond the beaches, however, you could visit the Albufera des Grau nature park, made fascinating by its small islands that animate this wonderful lagoon.

Then, you should not for anything in the world give up a visit to Monte Toro: a sanctuary that will capture you even if you are not religious, given the incredible panorama of the whole of Menorca! If you want to get into the heart of the Minorcan traditions, here is the Plaza Explanada handicraft market, along with the mystical archaeological site of Naveta des Tudons. Do not miss the Park Aquarok and the Cammini dei Cavalli, to ride on a quadruped, on foot or by bike!

Snowshoeing and night-time skiing in the valley of events

 

In winter there is not only skiing, Valsesia can attract an increasingly varied audience with sporting events of all kinds, some become a regular event. The “Ciaspolissima” is back on Sunday 11 February in Carcoforo, a competitive race and non-competitive walking with snowshoes on a 5-kilometer trail with a difference in height of 200 meters. The program includes the withdrawal of the bibs and distribution of snowshoes from 8 to Carcoforo al Trasinera Sporting, while the start will be at 10.30.

Three categories at the start: Junior from 15 to 20 years, Senior for under 40s and Masters for over 40s. The first three of each men’s and women’s category will be rewarded with vouchers from 100 to 75 euros, with prize prizes among the members and a recognition to the largest group. Registration costs 12 euros, the fee includes race package, refreshment, assistance on the route. You can rent snowshoes for 6 euros, by reservation also by 10 February. And after the effort, the event continues with a polenta party for 10 euros. Info and reservations at the Ski club Carcoforo at 347-8729211 or in the Municipality at 0163-95125. We recommend pre-registration to the email sciclubcarcoforo@gmail.com, a guaranteed race package for the first 200.
Night Race Alagna Valsesia – Memorial Emilio Detomasi. Appointment Saturday, February 24 starting in line at 17.30: ski race with competitive classic technique or non-competitive backcountry. The registrations will be held at the Minera brewery Z’Am Steg in Riva Valdobbia from 2.30 to 4.30 pm. The course of the competitive race includes 1,300 meters of difference in height starting from Piazza Regina Margherita, arrival in Bocchetta delle Pisse with sections in off-piste walking and skiing in the backpack, downhill for 500 meters. For info and pre-registration contact Manuel Gambarini at 339-6055166. Guaranteed the ascent with night cable car to spectators and escorts.

edition of Mera’s Cup, the crazy descent with the bobs in the team. Appointment scheduled for Saturday 10 March and the goal is to beat the record of 2’21’45 held by Loris Cornacchione since 2015: starting from Mount Camparient at an altitude of 1.630 and descent to the 1.180 meters of Pian Rastò.

The Carnival Ortisei

The Carnival is one of the most enjoyable times of the year for skiers and there are many events for those who want to spend it on the slopes of Val Gardena. From Thursday 8 February to 13 in Val Gardena you can have fun on the slopes and discover the traditions that have been handed down for generations and color one of the most popular times for the White Week.

An example is the “theft of barley soup” on Thursday Fat: the cook has to watch closely her soup because the neighbors could sneak into the house and steal it. But joke calls a joke and then often had fun fooling thieves leaving on the stove a pot full of hot water in which cooks … a sole of shoes.

Thursday at 2.30 pm appointment in Selva di Val Gardena to start the festivities of the most folkloristic period of the year with the Carnival Trick: you decorate your face while waiting for the Carnival Ski Show organized by the Ski & Snowboard School of Selva 21:30.

In Ortisei: Thursday at 3 pm, the village hosts a large parade of masks to which everyone is invited to participate wearing their favorite disguises while at 9.15 pm instead of the fun Carnival Ski Show of the School of Ski & Snowboard in Ortisei.

On Sunday 11th February from 2.30 pm in S. Cristina you can have fun on the ice skating rink with the little monkey Bobby. At 4.30pm the Wizard Remì will attract your children with a show of magic in Selva. Another appointment with Face painting is in S. Cristina on Monday 12th from 2.30pm.

The same happens on Tuesday 13 in Selva Val Gardena. In S. Cristina, from 2 pm, the Carnival Olympics for children with lots of skill games are scheduled.

And to round off the Carnival, in the center of Ortisei from 9.15 pm there is the traditional Carnival Ski Show of the Ski & Snowboard School Ortisei and Saslong. The fun is guaranteed thanks to the incredible acrobatics that will challenge these experts and nice professionals.

Everything is just a side dish for skiing days on the magnificent slopes that run from Ortisei to Passo Gardena.the carnival Ortisei

How to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your own sweet half if not with a trip?

How to celebrate Valentine’s Day, the feast of love, with your own sweet half if not with a trip?

A perfect gift for two, to enjoy a pleasant break, devoting oneself to your favorite activities and enjoying a very special party. Total relaxation, walks in the mountains, a candlelit dinner, a journey to discover pleasantly unusual cities or a romantic sunset over the sea. Simply choose and book.

France hosts the splendid capital of love par excellence: Paris. A long weekend full of pure romance, with walks in hand along the Champs Elysees or a moonlit kiss on the glittering Eiffel Tower.

Where to stay – This small duplex studio is located in central Paris and offers the opportunity to spend a lovely weekend for two.

Those who prefer a more sporty couple holiday, the Dolomites are the perfect solution: they offer breathtaking views, but also the opportunity to practice winter sports (given the season), such as skiing and snowboarding.

To combine the love of taste, Sicily is certainly the ideal place, as it holds one of the best known and appreciated gastronomic traditions in the world and is also famous for its crystal clear waters, which also offer the feeling of being in a paradise in winter .

Palermo, a city rich in culture and delicious gastronomic specialties,
If you want to visit a city of art and culture, Bruges, just a few minutes by train from Brussels, is the perfect destination: it is impossible to remain indifferent to the charm of its medieval old town, declared Unesco World Heritage.

For lovers of the sea and relaxation, Valentine’s Day can also represent the perfect opportunity to simply enjoy the company of the sweet half, heading to the Canary Islands, in Spain, with a warm climate all year to escape both from the bitter cold and from the frenzy of everyday life.

Vila offers guided tours to learn more about the heritage

Eivissa City Council is organizing the Itineraris Patrimonials activity on 11 February, the aim of which is to inform the general public of the different aspects of the historic city, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, as Vila recalled in a press release .

In total, there will be eight visits and four different itineraries between the month of February and the month of May. All visits will be directed by personnel assigned to the Madina Yabisa Interpretation Center. Interested persons must register in advance in this center in person, by calling 971392390 or by writing to madinayabisa@eivissa.es. The schedule of this interpretation center is from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm and on Mondays and holidays it is closed.

The first visit (February 11 and will be repeated on the 24th) will deal with the history of Dalt Vila and its buildings, while the second itinerary (Sunday 11 and Saturday 24 March) will be by Sa Penya and the Navy. In April they will continue through the bastions and the skyline of Dalt Vila will also be covered.

Holidays in Menorca: 10 basic questions & 10 essential answers

I have been living and working in Menorca for some time now and for some years now I have created and managed, with the precious help of other Italian friends living on the island, the Facebook group Discovering the island in my pocket. The purpose of the group is to give information to those planning a holiday on the island or to those planning a future transfer here.

Managing the group is definitely fun and rewarding but at the same time very challenging (members are more than 6,000). For this reason I thought to bring back here the most frequently asked questions, and their answers. I hope it can be useful.

In the summer there are only many cities that directly connect Italy to Menorca (direct flights Menorca 2018). The flight lasts 1 hour and 15 approximately. Winter is more complicated. You have to take a flight to Barcelona or Madrid and from there the flight to Menorca. The alternative to the plane is the ferry for those who may want to come by car. Here you will find the connections from Spain to Menorca by ferry (there are no companies from Italy that lead directly to the island).

Despite being a motorcycle lover, my advice is: hire a car in Menorca. You do not need a big car, just a 500 or a Panda, they are more than enough. Why the car and not the bike / scooter? First of all because in Menorca (except for short distances) there are no coastal roads. There is a main road that crosses the island in two and connects Mahon with Ciutadella and is about 50 km long. It is a two-lane road and not illuminated in the evening. In the summer months it is busy and you will have to travel to go almost anywhere (beaches, archaeological sites, towns, etc). Then there is the wind factor. Here it blows often and when there is the north wind it is very strong. In motion it disturbs. The evening also refreshes, and you could find yourself, in case you took the scooter, to return in the evening with “double sweater” temperatures. Having said that, many people hire it anyway, and they say they are very good that it is the ideal means of not being bottled (in August) in the parking lots of the busiest beaches.

Menorca is very suitable for those who feel comfortable in nature, in silence, doing sports and in close contact with the sea. Families, couples and adults who love outdoor life, active and healthy. Less suitable for those who like to be late in the evening, ostentatious luxury, disco life. Finally it is not very suitable for those who have dogs because there are very few beaches that allow access in the summer with 4-legged friends. (beaches for dogs in Menorca)

Very difficult question (and unfortunately very frequent). It depends on many factors. Do you like equipped or virgin beaches? Of white or red sand? Do you want to take a long walk to reach it? Do you have any children? For this reason I refer you to the pages of the most authoritative guide on Menorca in Italian and its section Beaches of Menorca.

So, if you ask us to have more or less an idea of ​​what temperature you will find in a certain period very well. There are climate tables and we will be happy to pass them. But if you write to us (and it happened) in June asking if during the second week of September it will rain or there will be the sun, well … here things get complicated. Perhaps the shamans of South America, but we still do not. Unfortunately.

Here too it depends on your preferences. Also on Menorca Island you will find a series of reviews of the many restaurants that are located in Menorca. In addition to a series of tips on the best restaurants in Menorca where to eat, fish, meat or paella.

Easy holidays with scooter rentals in Formentera: beaches, sun and markets

Scooter holidays in Formentera

The Balearic Islands are now an affordable destination for everyone and one of the first choices when it comes to summer holidays, and given their beauty and lifestyle, also one of the favorite destinations when young and old are thinking about packing to move indefinitely. Before taking such a big step, it is always better to get to know the destination, and the scooter hire in Formentera could be an intelligent and practical way to visit the island undisturbed and get to know every corner of it.

Formentera, also called the Spanish Caribbean thanks to its beaches with turquoise waters and golden sand, is a small island south of Ibiza with kilometers of coastline but also with thousands of tourists from every part of the world that every day they pour on its pristine beaches .

Forget the beaches of Illetes or Els Alrenals, spectacular, yes, but crowded. Hire a Cooltra scooter and head straight south. Here you will find the beach of Cala Sahona, with blue sea that contrasts with the red of the rocks giving one of the most breathtaking landscape views ever seen, and then push further south to the privacy and tranquility of Migjorn, one of the most beautiful beaches less frequented than Formentera.

In addition to reaching the most hidden beaches with the scooter rental, Formentera will also give you different moments that will make you taste the true life of the island as only the locals can do, and this is our purpose, no?

There are many alternative activities to get to know the island, so much so that you will probably not have enough time to visit this place.

Get around one of the 3 lighthouses of Formentera, the one of La Savina is the oldest, and then remounted in the saddle towards one of the salt pans, once a source of livelihood of the inhabitants of the island, which now give pink horizons more than anything else. And if nature is not enough, immerse yourself in one of the characteristic markets for local shopping and to look among the inhabitants present, one that still proudly bears the remains of the hippie period of Formentera. Because time sometimes stops in certain places.

How to get to Formentera? The island does not have its own airport, so to get there it is mandatory to book a ferry from Ibiza, or from Barcelona. If you are a traveler and not a tourist, you will be able to juggle the thousands of offers of the different ferry companies for Formentera, and for convenience there are also offers that allow you to book at the same time a scooter and ferry with Cooltra.

Being a small island, fast and practical to visit by scooter and close to the busiest Ibiza, the advice is to stay one or two days at most, the right time to relax and enjoy a moment of air between a disco and a drink in Ibiza. And if you then have no desire to return to civilization, no one will be able to blame you unjustly, and if it does, it means that it has not yet happened in this earthly paradise.

From responsible travelers, the advice is to whiz with your comfortable two wheels yes, but to do it with responsibility and respect towards the uncontaminated environment and the inhabitants who might feel invaded by a tourism that is sometimes unwittingly selfish and rowdy. On the other hand, in a few years you may be on the other side, having decided to drop everything and move here. Because what is certain is that this island will remain in your heart and thoughts, as well as on the screens of your cell phone.

A house with 50 bedrooms? It exists, it exists. Guess who it belongs to …

Traveling to discover the most incredible homes in the world. Here you are at the top 5 of the 5 most expensive in the world. To find out that …

The top 5 of the most luxurious villas in the world

Luxury residences, houses so big that you need a map to find your way around: they are the most expensive villas in the world. Enchanting places where luxury and wealth reign: prestigious interiors, infinite spaces, open-air museums, latest-generation comforts.
Such luxurious villas can only belong to billionaire owners. Are you curious to know which are and where are the 5 most luxurious villas in the world? Here they are collected in our ranking.
1. Buckingham Palace, London
Perhaps someone had already guessed it. Did you know that the residence of Queen Elizabeth II is the most luxurious home in the world? It has a value of about 1.2 billion euros with its 775 rooms and 52 royal bedrooms. Obviously the residence has a lot of rooms for guests and 188 rooms for the service staff. It is one of the largest palaces in the world.

2. Antilia, Mumbai
The owner of this science fiction skyscraper is Mukesh Ambani, an Indian entrepreneur. The particularity of this luxury property is that it is located in one of the poorest areas of the world with its 27 floors and 120 thousand square meters of space. It has 600 service people and has 6 underground parking floors. Value? 800 million euros.

3. Villa Leopolda, Villafranca
Someone will remember it as a personal residence of Gianni Agnelli, but now the “most beautiful villa on the Côte d’Azur” belongs to Lily Safra, widow of a rich banker. The structure was built by King Leopold II of Belgium for his lover, Caroline Lacroix. Its value is around 600 million euros.

4. Four Fairfield Pond, New York
This is a real estate in Sagaponack, in the state of New York. It is located in an area of ​​63 hectares and in the villa there are 29 bedrooms and 39 bathrooms. On the outside part there are 3 swimming pools, 2 tennis courts, a basketball court, 2 squash courts. It belongs to the billionaire Ira Rennert. Its value is around 200 million euros.

5. Kensington Palace Gardens, London
In the luxurious London borough of Kensington, more precisely at 18-19, is the Kensington Palace Gardens, a villa of a thousand and one nights belonging to the Indian magnate Lakshmi Mittal, in 2015 Forbes placed it in 82nd place in the ranking of the most rich in the world. The value of his residence is 180 million euros.

They give up everything and open a restaurant in Ibiza: the story of Paolo and Monica

Open a restaurant in Ibiza
A small corner of Italy in Ibiza. Where is it? But from “Can Nik”, the restaurant that Monica and Paolo, a young couple from Bergamo, has just opened in what is known as the most fashionable of the Balearic Islands. Here the flavors, the culinary tradition and the characteristic ingredients of the Bel Paese meet and blend with the typical Ibizan flavors and dishes. The result is a small treasure of the restaurant to be discovered and tasted. The location is Sant Joan de Labritja, one of the most famous locations located in the north of Ibiza, particularly suitable for those who want to enjoy the beautiful sea and the beauties of the island with a certain tranquility, privileging the landscapes and gastronomic and cultural traditions to the unbridled worldly life. The restaurant, in fact, is surrounded by a large garden where the wild nature of the island dominates. Inside a typical island furniture and a kitchen that promises not to disappoint the most refined and demanding palates.

It was last December when Paolo and Monica, husband and wife in private life and business associates, decided to give up their old life and move to Ibiza, with them their two-year-old son. Not a sudden choice, but a deliberate decision that has matured for some time. “We were just waiting for the right moment,” they tell us. That moment finally arrives and so, after selling their restaurant in Bergamo, suitcases in hand leave Italy for the Balearics. The budget after just a few months is very positive. “Living in contact with nature and the sea, waking up every day with the sun is a beautiful feeling,” says the couple.

Monica, Paolo, when did you decide to move to Ibiza?

“For years we have pondered the idea of ​​going to live at sea, and more precisely on an island. We love Ibiza for 5 years now, so ours was not a sudden choice. Obviously we were waiting for the right moment to be able to transfer. Having a restaurant in Bergamo, it was necessary for us to sell it so as not to find us with a double activity to manage. It took some time to do it because, as we know, in Italy this is not one of the most favorable periods. Once sold the restaurant and waited for our son to be a bit ‘bigger we gave up everything, moving to Ibiza last December. On 31 January, after just a month, we were presented with what became our new restaurant, located in the north of the island, a little further from our canons and the classic beachside restaurant. But it was love at first sight. We leave the restaurant and we are immersed in the green, just a few meters from the beautiful sea of ​​the island. We found everything we wanted: peace, tranquility, work and the possibility, when we are free, to go even for ten minutes on the beach to regenerate the brain and the spirit “.

Can Nik “, the restaurant that Monica and Paolo ibiza

Were you already been to the Balearics? Have you stayed here a period of time before making the decision to move?

“While we waited to sell our restaurant in Bergamo, we often came on the island and at different times of the year, not just in the summer, so to see and realize how it was Ibiza even outside the tourist season, to understand what he could offer us and offer in November, in January, in May. Naturally being a seaside resort in winter it is less crowded, but we have accepted the challenge anyway. In summer Ibiza allows you to always work a thousand, because the island overflows with people, in the winter time to be more peaceful that basically was what we wanted: to change our lives with a non-continuous work and not for 365 days year as in Italy, but with a calmer one that would allow us to live. And Ibiza is an island that allows you to experience both winter and summer.

What was wrong with your life in Italy to the point of pushing you to such a drastic choice?

“For ten years we have had a restaurant in Bergamo, which fortunately has always been good, obviously with the ups and downs of an activity linked to tourism and catering. The greatest difficulty in Italy is certainly linked to the enormous tax burden that does not allow you to work because, unfortunately, on what you earn three quarters go to the state. In northern Italy, the area where we have always lived, there is another problem, and concerns the invasion of the Chinese and their restaurants that offer bargain prices to the detriment of raw materials and ingredients. Because of the crisis we tend to spend less and to prefer restaurants of this type. It is obvious that you can not compete with them, because they offer you the impossible at a very low price. This is definitely another aspect that has very unmotivated. Yes I love lovers of good food, we have always had great respect and attention to the products. And if you want to give your customers the best, you can not do it because the raw materials cost. So, despite our work was fine, we chose to leave. What pleased us the most was the affection of the customers who greeted us with tears and smiles. A gesture for us very important and that made us understand that we have done a good service, have given a working relationship and at the same time family that has always distinguished our catering business “.Take your country, a home, the affections to go towards a new life. Of course, on a wonderful island and with his family, but a choice made at least initially of many unknowns. How were the beginnings and the welcoming of the ibizenco people? «Ibiza is a wonderful island. Living in us, for us who have always dreamed of the sea, is a dream. You wake up in the morning, you see the sea and it’s beautiful. It is a lively island because even in winter it offers many services, unlike other Balearic islands that have different limits. So the beginnings were decidedly positive. We did not have any problems with integration, we can understand Spanish perfectly, and we are slowly learning the language. Contrary to our son who already speaks very well. Even with him there were no problems, living in Santa Eulària, a large city, we found everything. From the first day we were here we looked for a nursery school and after three days he started attending it and was super happy, as it is now. In the morning he wakes up and tells us: “At school with the children”. In short we are very happy “.Ibiza. Where is it? But from “Can Nik”, Was it hard to find a house? “Enough. There are many people who unfortunately rent and sublet in Ibiza at very high prices. Suffice it to say that last year during the storm, the summer season, they even rented the balconies of the houses: 500 euros per month for a mattress placed on the balcony. The owners who rent all year round are not many, because they know that in a few months they can earn what they would otherwise earn in a year and a half. We have succeeded with a lot of patience and a lot of luck. “Tell us about your” Can Nik “. How it is made up and what kind of clientele you ask. «The restaurant is located in the beautiful town of Sant Joan de Labritja. It is not on the beach, so the clientele is much more sought after and selected. We do not aim at large numbers, but at a relaxed environment where you can sit comfortably. It is an old “finca ibizenca” renovated and still with the walls of a time that keep the place cool in summer and warm in winter. The restaurant is surrounded by greenery with 1500 square meters of forest, vegetable garden, flowers and plants, a few meters from the sea and moreover on an island. The decor is typical of ibizenco, very characteristic and with colors that recall the beauty of the Mediterranean. An interior designer, Aladin, has helped us, whose name is already a whole program. He has a special gift: he enters a place, looks at him and succeeds in fulfilling your wishes without even taking measurements or using the tape measure. The result of his work has been surprising and all the customers who enter the restaurant are left speechless. “What kind of cuisine do you offer to your customers?” Our restaurant’s cuisine is typically Mediterranean. There are dishes of Italian pasta and the tradition of our country, with paella and other typical specialties of Ibiza. We wanted to create a union between Italian and Spanish gastronomy, two very similar kitchens for the ingredients and the flavors, but unique in the preparation of the dishes. One of our strengths is the outdoor barbecue that allows us to make grilled meat and fish every day. Our clients are mainly couples and families, people who do not come to Ibiza only for the nightlife, but people who want to enjoy the island, the sea and eat well. At the moment they are Spaniards, French, English and Germans. For the summer, we are certainly waiting for Italians too “. From the bureaucratic point of view, what were the necessary steps you had to face to open your business?” It was all very simple. We are proposed in a managerial, agency that helps you from a fiscal, bureaucratic and business perspective to develop your business, which has advised us the type of company to be opened according to the chosen activity. In our case a SL, corresponding to the Italian Srl. It takes very little time to set it up: a current account is opened, the money is deposited and the account is blocked for about ten days to send the company name to the commercial register that validates the VAT number. After ten days you can safely

Start to work. We were at the accountant on Friday and Monday we were already at the notary to sign. Another advantage of Ibiza is represented by the costs of accountant and notary who are one tenth compared to what we are used to paying in Italy. “In Italy, it is often the red tape and the tax burden that put the brakes on new businesses. How is the situation in Ibiza and the Balearics in general? «For those who decide to open a business are tax breaks for the first few years that allow you to start the business well without the stress of taxes. The disadvantage here concerns the workforce on which there is a very powerful tax burden. In the last years in the archipelago the work has increased a lot, with a consequent increase of the control to oppose the phenomenon of the black labor, and a growth of the sanctions to regularize the job positions. It is right for those who work to be paid, and this is a fundamental principle for us. What has disappointed us most are the claims of many who ask for stratospheric salaries only because they know that at this moment you are the one who needs them. On the island there is a lot of professionalism, but unfortunately there are also many who sell themselves for what they can not do. This is the greatest difficulty for us today “.Ibiza is one of the Balearic Islands that is known above all for entertainment and nightlife, a destination for kids from all over the world. How has your life changed since you live in Ibiza? «Not very much. After all, the Spanish way of life is very similar to the Italian one. Some things are obviously different. In Ibiza, for example, everything is closed on Sundays, so if you want to do your shopping you need to organize on Saturdays. But for the rest we do not miss anything. The weather is fantastic, now it’s practically already summer. Always wake up with the blue sky and the sun puts us the desire to live. For us – accustomed to the greyness of Bergamo – the sun, the clean air, the green is a dream. There is no traffic, the distances are very short, there is no smog and our quality of life has certainly improved. And then Ibiza is much more than the nightlife and the buzz, it’s a little gem really worth discovering. “Are you missing Italy?” Absolutely not. Only the people and the affections we have left ».

10 wonderful 2018 travel destinations (and little frequented WOW)

From Japan to Colombia via Oregon, Romania and Poland: WE START PLEASE.

What super places will we see in 2018? Where will we invest the budget of life among the top 2018 travel destinations? Cities far from (re) to discover? Nature and nature-nature? Zen refuges or hyper-wild forests? Traveling alone is the new great classic? Or with your partner + family? Well ALL the answers are in the new destinations of 2018: places that have a lot to tell us (and many clichés to break down). According to a study commissioned by Booking.com, 41% of those interviewed dream of cultural travel, 50% want to simply change the air, while 60% want to try new experiences. The result? The travel searches for summer 2018 have already started and these are the 10 destinations, beautiful but still little known, to be visited in the coming months according to Booking. We would go … and you ?!

Sapporo (Japan). The ideal place to enjoy the Japanese dynamism, admire the mountains and the hot springs of Hokkaido (below look and meditate more photos at the opening) and enjoy excellent fish dishes so fresh that ever in life.

Nashville (United States). No, the Ammmmerica is not just New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The state capital of Tennessee has a lot to offer, especially for its cultural heritage dedicated to the country. Nashville is also an ideal city for singles looking for sacred musical fire for family holidays on the road.

Bucharest (Romania). Eastern countries are becoming increasingly coveted as tourist destinations, but they are (still) inexpensive. This is the case of the Romanian capital, a city rich in modern art and Art Nouveau style. In summer, rent a boat at Cişmigiu Park for a relaxing afternoon in the sun, while in winter relax in some old cafes in the center.

Zakopane (Poland). The not too distant Warsaw is wonderful, but even this mountain town is unmissable. In summer it is perfect for hiking in the Tatras National Park, while in winter it offers undervalued ski slopes abroad, which are highly appreciated (try to believe) from the locals. New Year 2018?

Taitung (Taiwan). Oh yes, among the travel destinations 2018 this is a gem: it is a small coastal town where you can find peace of mind. Its discreet charm, its cultural diversity, its thermal springs, its nautical activities, its temples and its mountains will take you into a unique and super zen world.

Brisbane (Australia). Byron Bay yes, Sydney yes, Melbourne yes, but do not miss this pearl on the sea. Go to Ocean Beach if you love surfing, Sylvan Beach for sunbathing and Red Beach to see dolphins. Australia, in general, gets on the podium of place to be 2018 …

Bogotà (Colombia). Among the destinations of South America, this will be the most rising in 2018! In recent years, the city has witnessed the birth of new trendy restaurants and boutique hotels within the walls of ancient houses that date back over 300 years. Do not miss the museums and the street art works. Adios Amigos.

Portland (United States). Forget the cult of the hipster: Portland evolves, and quickly. Only true constant? Green obsession and quality of life. Lifestyler, lovers of eco and independent brands, tasters of the best coffees in the world but also 2018 for nature lovers who love the Forest Park and the International Rose Test Garden that gave the city the nickname of “city of roses”.

Lima (Peru). In South America, after Colombia there is Peru, suitable for those who love strong emotions: paragliding, surfing, unforgettable evenings … Lima also offers a cuisine that runs for Michelin stars (and wins them: obligatory stop eating at the Central) a rich history told (also) by its archaeological museums set in bougainville gardens.

Hannover (Germany). If you have seen Berlin over and over again, it is time to get to know the capital of Lower Saxony, which is increasingly loved for its museums, cultural sites and green spaces such as the Herrenhausen gardens, the Maschsee lake and the Eilenriede. great urban forest of Europe.

There are those who do not have a home. There are those who have villas, boats and luxury yachts. There are so many injustices to heal. What to do?

It is a cartoon that imagines a world of males only. But humanity is made up of both rich and poor men and women. A limitation of the left has been to think, draw, relate, act, according to a thousand-year-old male culture
In the financial law we find many incentives for companies to work to improve employment levels and the conditions of those who work.

But during the period from January 1 to November 30, 2017, labor inspectors checking 150.651 companies have had to contest illegal acts for 95,006 of them, which represent 65% of the investigations. This is one of the data presented by Minister Giuliano Poletti together with the head of the national labor inspectorate Paolo Pennesi, concerning the inspection activity of the year that is about to end.

Therefore, around 2 companies out of 3 were found in an irregular situation. The investigations led to the identification of 43.792 workers / workers in black, an “extremely important” – the report underlines – as it assumes on average the presence of a worker in black for every two irregular companies “.

Therefore, more unemployment and more precarious workers and workers. There are more than 9.3 million people who can not do it and are at risk of poverty: the area of ​​social hardship that is not showing signs of shrinking is increasingly widespread.

Unsatisfactory work has increased for 28 thousand people who are expanding the range of those at risk of poverty.

According to Unimpresa (National Union of Enterprises) data, this is an enormous “area of ​​hardship”: to over 3 million unemployed people, we must first add fixed-term employment contracts, both part-time contracts (803 thousand people) both those working full-time (1.71 million); the part-time workers and workers (803 thousand), the collaborators (3284 thousand) and the part-time contracts (2.67 million) must be considered. This group of people employed – but with uncertain prospects about the stability of employed or with low wages – amounts to a total of 6.27 million units.

The total of the area of ​​social hardship, calculated by the Study Center of Unimpresa on the basis of ISTAT data, in the middle of 2017 therefore included 9.34 million people, an increase compared to 2016 by 105 thousand units (+ 1.14%).

Starting from these data the president of Unimpresa, Giovanna Ferrara, asks the State for additional resources and structural incentives, not occasional, for companies. Only in this way can new jobs be created. Ferrara also rejects wrong to insist on forms of subsidy, such as income for inclusion, which nurture welfare and de facto disincentive economic growth. Resources must not go to those who live in poverty, but who creates wealth … who creates work …

But which job? Still the one in black, precarious, exploited …? The national labor inspectorate will unfortunately have to keep rolling up its sleeves …

It seems in fact to understand that those who run the business are far from thinking and preparing to use resources born from increases in productivity and profits that, according to the Government, there were. Not all companies, but still too many, think it is necessary to use the profits they obtain for the exclusive benefit of managers, boards of directors, owners, shareholders … It is no coincidence that the turnover of the companies producing luxury goods continues to increase. It seems obvious that those who receive dizzy salaries at the expense of those who work with salaries that sometimes do not exceed one thousand euros.

And tax evasion? Another story, like the lack of resources for the welfare state.

How many islands are there in Greece?

How many islands are there in Greece?

Santorini, Oia at sunset.
What we propose to you is a geographic question with a complex and articulate answer, because the various sources in this regard are divided into the total number as to the meaning of the word “island”.

And so the number of Greek islands varies, depending on the sources, from 1200 to 9835 units reported on the page of the Greek Government (6000 for the Tourist Board) taking into account a classification that includes in the total number islets and masses outcrop a little more great of a rock. A totally believable number if we think of the morphology of the country, whose 16,000 kilometers of coastline are almost half grown on islands.

For the National Geographic Society the islands are over 1400, poché they are considered such those with a surface above an acre (half hectare or 4046 square meters).
Even on the number of those permanently or seasonally inhabited there is no single data. According to official sources, between 220 and 227 are those with permanent residents.

Most of the islands are located in the Aegean Sea and are divided into seven main groups or archipelagos and two major islands: to the south is Crete, the largest, while opposite the coast of mainland Greece there is another large island, Euboea, connected by a bridge to the mainland. The rest of the islands is divided between the Cyclades archipelago, the Dodecanese archipelago, the eastern Aegean islands and the northern Aegean islands, the Sporades archipelago. Between the Peloponnese and Attica there are the Saronic islands and, finally, to the west, towards Italy, there are the Ionian islands.

Holidays in the Maldives, in Sardinia and in Greece.

Where the sea is bluer
Mantas, sharks, dolphins, but also vases, statues, amphorae. At the bottom of the sea or near the shore, here is how to immerse yourself in silence or in the past.

The exclusive resort Moofushi Constance, on the Ari Atoll, Maldives. Offers yoga classes and meditation classes.

It is called Ari atoll and so far it tells us little … In fact it is a perfect oval formed by 89 islands that stretches for 80 kilometers. One of the wonders of the world to dive and explore the spectacular backdrops of the Maldives. In particular it is the South Ari district to boast the record: 20 points of diving on the route of manta rays, whale sharks, dolphins.

The Constance Halaveli resort on Ari Atoll, Maldives. The Padi diving certification courses are also among the plus points of the resort.

The islands can be reached by speedboat from the airport, but it is better to use the seaplane to “read” from above the natural map of coral reefs, lagoons, sandbanks. Here is Constance Moofushi, a Green Globe certified eco-resort for environmental sustainability. An interesting choice for its underwater world, but also to transform the holiday into a remise en forme. Through sports and body care.

The Constance Halaveli resort massage spa on Ari Atoll, Maldives.

There is a spa that uses a bio cosmetic line, the possibility of being followed by a fitness coach. To sail in catamaran, to practice canoeing and windsurfing. And yoga. Maybe on the sea, while the dolphins chase after water.

The beach of the Valtur Parco Torre Chia resort in Sardinia. It is set in a natural park and at the top of the hill stands a seventeenth-century Spanish tower

Another sea, new Paradise. The most rewarding corner of Sardinia is in Chia, 40 minutes from Cagliari. Truly an oasis of wild sea sheltered from the mistral where a seventeenth century Spanish tower separates two worlds. Rocks to the northeast; azure waters, white or amber sand to the southwest. With the wonders of Su Giudeu, more than a kilometer of beach crowned by dunes and the lagoon of pink flamingos. The sandbar of the Isle Manna.

The ancient turquoise sea, pines and junipers of Cala Cipolla; from here a path leads to the Capo Spartivento lighthouse. And the perfect cove, despite the name: beach of the dead. In this part of Sardinia far from worldliness and noble beaches, there is also Is Cannoneris, a forest of oaks where the repopulation of fallow deer and deer has been successful. A nice place to take the kids. As it is to make them live the experience of a horseback ride between sea and scrubland (cavalcareachia.it). Dolphins on the horizon: you can see them from Parco Torre Chia, a resort in a natural park on the crescent beach that is rocked by the ancient Spanish tower.

For many, relaxation is feeling free. To turn, go from lazy breaks in the sun to discoveries of art and nature. In the boat, on the wings of the wind, of that Greek Meltemi that raises splashes of waves on his face. Leaving from Milos, aboard a caique that will take you to discover the pearls of the Cyclades: Santorini, Mykonos and Folegandros. Or on the road, even when you’re at a resort.

But in a place that offers different experiences like Crete, a great island for every expectation. It has canyons and bays, imposing mountains, wild paths. There are mythical beaches like Balos, a pink sand lagoon, one of the 100 most beautiful beaches in the world. Elafonissi marine park, sand peninsula, water lilies and tides. There are cities of Venetian flavor like Rethymno which in summer hosts concerts within the walls of the Venetian castle or inside the old Tis Nerantzes mosque. Like Chania with its lively old port and taverns overlooking the sea. But do not miss a barefoot dinner at Thalasino Ageri, with tables on the sand. And then the pink-stone monasteries of Aghia Triada, and of Gouverneto, at the end of a wild road in the scrubland.

Ski, still a podium: Schnarf second in the Super-G

For the 33-year-old girl from Bressanone, who became Mrs. Berger last summer, is the second career podium after the place of honor in the 2010 descent of Crans Montana

 The blue ski girls continue to give satisfaction to Italy, filling the next Olympic challenge with hope, while the performances of their male colleagues in the technical disciplines remain modesty. In Cortina d’Ampezzo, after the exploits of Sofia Goggia in the free on Friday, today it was the South Tyrolean Johanna Schnarf who won a great second place in the Super G won by the Swiss Lara Gut. For the 33-year-old from Bressanone, who got married last summer, she is the second podium in her career after the free title of Crans Montana in 2010. But, above all, Johanna’s podium arrived while the two spearheads of the team did not they went to the target, a clear sign that there is still a collective that works. Goggia was still the victim of a bad crash that he threw out as already in the descent on Saturday. Federica Birignone, affected by flu with fever, did not compete. But at this point Schnarf jumped to the forefront, which won the second place just 14 cents from the Swiss Gut – 26 years and 24 victories in the world cup -, keeping behind the Austrian Nicole Schmiedhofer. The trial on the Tofane was disturbed by the high altitude wind. The start of the super-G had been lowered by a couple of hundred meters and the race was also closed early. In addition it was a superG different from the usual very stringy. The Austrian technician Roland Assinger has in fact alternated long doors with narrow doors, putting in difficulty many athletes. The US champion Lindsey Vonn, just to say, closed only sixth on one of the tracks she prefers in the world. La Goggia – a dented and painful match after the downhill slide – evoked even ‘demons inside’ after this new release. But she also said she was sure to come to terms with it because it is a “real challenge”, especially with herself.

MEN – In Kitzbuehel, on the other hand, a heavy snowfall dominated. The Norwegian Henrik Kristoffersen was the winner of the new Vice-Chancellor and Head of the Austrian Right, Heinz Christian Strache, and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. It is his 16th success, the more welcome to have been at the home of World Cup dominator Marcel Hirscher finished second. For Italy, however, another race was decidedly subdued: it seems impossible, but the blue slalomists can not do two consecutive high-level runs. So Manfred Moelgg was the best but had to settle for a ninth place, while Stefano Gross, who was also sixth after the first descent, closed eleventh. The large flakes that fell on the track in the second run may have affected, but Kristoffersen and Hirscher skied as if it were sunny. There is work for the blue technicians ahead of the choices for Pyeongchang. The women’s world cup continues in Italy and moves to San Vigilio di Marebbe (Bolzano) where a giant slalom is scheduled on Tuesday. Last year he won Brignone and the Piedmontese Marta Bassino came third: it is therefore legitimate to imagine a new positive day. All this even if Goggia is still uncertain about competing or resting with a little break. The men’s cup instead goes to Schladming, also in Austria, for the classic night slalom on Tuesday. Hirscher looks for a ready redemption and the Azzurri some even minimal satisfaction.

Skiing, slalom in Kitzbuehel: Kristoffersen commands, Hirscher chases

The Norwegian applause in the first heat: at 10/100 a super Matt, the Austrian champion third, but at 1 “05! Best blue Gross, sixth to 1” 70

A super Henrik Kristoffersen puts everyone in the first round of the slalom in Kitzbuehel. The Norwegian, under a dense snowfall, has tamed a difficult path with more than one fatal bump (they have also pushed Pinturault and Khoroshilov) and with such difficulty to give speed. And so Kristoffersen sees at least the podium in his pocket. In fact, only an extraordinary Austrian Michael Matt was capable of a performance up to the leader, closing with a delay of just 10/100. Third is the king of the slalom, Marcel Hirscher. But the Austrian champion, back from five consecutive victories in the specialty, accuses a heavy gap: 1 “05! Behind Hirscher at the moment we find the Swiss Daniel Yule to 1” 23 and the Norwegian Leif Kristian Nestvold-Haugen to 1 “69. Stefano Gross (with the bib number 1) is a sixth in 1 “70:” A race difficult to interpret with the bib 1, on tracks so difficult you do not know what speed to keep.A short track Matt and Kristoffersen have good skis, the Rossignol, but they also know how to make them go, their skiing was different from the others “.

other blue – In a heats where the gaps from the first two are very heavy for almost everyone, it should be recorded that of 2 “35 by Manfred Moelgg, who after suffering like all the traps between the bumps of Kitz, currently occupies the seventeenth position: “It did not go wrong, except for a mistake that forced me to drop. The view above was not just below the post, but forward. In Kitzbühel, today’s conditions can still happen. “Tommaso Sala accuses a delay of 3” 21. Behind him Federico Liberatore at 3 “47 and Fabian Bacher at 3” 55. Patrick Thaler never managed to find the way to gain speed and at the end his test was negative: for him a gap of 3 “81. Worse did Riccardo Tonetti, with a delay of 4” 17. Giuliano Razzoli out of the games.

Skiing, at Kitzbuehel spectacular fall of Innerhofer on the Streif

No consequence for the blue who had the number two bib in the Austrian downhill. The German Dressen wins by surprise. According to Feuz and third Reichelt. Azzurri: ninth Fill and eleventh Buzzi and twelfth Paris

Even Christoph Innerhofer, bib number 2 and first blue on the track in the downhill on Streif in Kitzbuehel, as Sofia Goggia today in Cortina, was the victim of a spectacular jump.

The blue fell on the tooth that leads to the final Schuss after the long cross of the Hausbergkante. Innerhofer has been unbalanced and the left ski has risen to the top with the tip to the sky. The blue has slipped on the snow for several meters, but then rose without problems.

The race was won by surprise by the German Thomas Dressen, who with the time of 1’56 “15 has put behind him the Swiss Beat Feuz, late 20 cents, and the Austrian Hannes Reichelt, who pays 0.41. Kriechmayr (+0.46) Fifth Swiss Marc Gisin (+0.68), followed by German Andreas Sanders (+0.74) Seventh Frenchman Brice Roger (+0.93) Eighth Norwegian Aksel Lund Svindal (+1.12).

The best of the Azzurri is Peter Fill, ninth at +1.26 from the winner. Tenth Kjetil Jansrud (+1.30). Excellent proof of Emanuele Buzzi, who came down with the number 44 and entered the eleventh place (to +1.45), ahead of Dominik Paris (a + 1.64) from Dressen.

Christof Innerhofer falls on the Streif

Ski, Cdm: Goggia still super, its the descent of Cortina

After Bad the blue is also imposed sull’Olympia delle Tofane preceding Vonn and Shiffrin. After Isolde Kostner is the second Italian to win two free games in a row. SuperG of Kitzbuehel in Svindal

Sofia Goggia celebrates on the podium under the gaze of Lindsey Vonn (ap)
CORTINA – Two victories in a row downhill, first in the classification of the discipline, second in the general one not even three weeks from the Olympics in South Korea. It is Sofia Goggia the Wonder Woman of Cortina, even if the suit with a red cape wearing Julia Mancuso, the Californian who gives the goodbyes to the races at 33 years after a life on skis: gold at the 2006 Turin Games in Giant in addition to the two silver downhill and combined in Vancouver 2010 and the bronze in super combined in Sochi 2014, 5 world medals, 36 podiums in the world cup with 7 achievements. They applaud and embrace teammates. They all come down with an orange harness against violence against women.

But the woman with superpowers today is Sofia: the Bergamo, 25, scrambles the Olympia of Tofane and wins the descent after the one in Bad Kleinkirchheim a week ago when she was triple blue (with Federica Brignone second and Nadia Fanchini third), the first and unique in 50 years of world cup history. Only one blue in the story had succeeded in back-to-back, repeated in two free practice: Isolde Kostner at Lake Louise and St. Moritz in 1999. Sofia kept her promise on the eve: beat American superstar Lindsey Vonn, 33 years and 11 times victorious in Cortina but this time second in front of the other American, the phenomenon of slalom Mikaela Shiffrin, 22 years old. They must give way to Sofi, who leaves Lindsey at 1.36.45 for 47 cents. The American had 14 ahead of Sofia in the first intermediate, 58 per second, which became 14 in the third. But then, on a dosset, he crossed the skis in the air and lost ground. The American says: “I congratulate Sofia, respect, we are friends.” Today I made mistakes, not her “. Shiffrin third (a + 0-84) just because, at his first descent in Cortina, he is still (quickly) learning.
 
Sofia after a flooded start of the year, took off. Dragging a whole team. The one in Cortina is the third consecutive victory of the blue: the successes of Federica Brignone in the super-G of January 13 in Bad Kleinkirchheim, that of Sofia Goggia the next day downhill in Austria and today’s bis of Bergamo. It did not happen since the 2007/8 season when Denise Karbon forced herself into the giants of Lienz and Spindleruv Mlyn.
 
Eighteenth podium for Sofia in a career exploded last year with 13 podiums in four different specialties and a giant bronze at the World Cup in St. Moritz. Fourth success in the cup and the desire not to stop any more: “They were a race and an exceptional result, even though I won thanks to the fact that Lindsey was wrong, this must be said, although the races and skiing are so. It was really an easy descent, I made some mistakes myself, a couple of curves I did not spot them, and the visibility was not always perfect, but I had my line on my head and I followed it, always attacking, without look at what the others had done, but relying only on the indications of my coaches and re-examining the track “.
 
Before getting on the podium, he bows Lindsey, hugs her, congratulates herself. It takes an inheritance. “Fast snow, you could not see well on the ground, I was a bit ‘on the edge in the middle, I’m happy for the red bib leader of the classification of descent, I’ve always dreamed as a child, now I have to stay on the piece. much in the present “. A present filled with the future.

SVINDAL VINCE SUPERG KITZBUEHEL – Norway’s Aksel Svindal, with a time of 1’30 “72, won the World Cup super-G in Kitzbuehel, the third success in this discipline in the Austrian town. / or career success in addition to five world titles, an Olympic gold and two world cups On the second step of the podium went up his countryman Kjetil Jansrud (1’31 “22), on the third the Austrian Matthias Mayer (1 ‘ 31 “28) For Italy the best was Peter Fill, seventh (1’31” 64). Further back is Christof Innerhofer, Dominik Paris, Mattia Casse and Matteo Marsaglia.

Ski: Vonn the fastest in Cortina trial

Fourth time downhill for Goggia, after Weirather and Wiles
The Lindsey Vonn is also the fastest rider in the second day of official training on the Cortinache track and will host the first of two free-time world cup competitions tomorrow. Vonn stopped the clock on a time of 1’36”87, improving over a second compared to yesterday. 96-year-old Liechtenstein athlete Tina Weirather has broken away, and Jacqueline Wiles of 1’25 is laconnational. Day dedicated to the study of trajectories for the Italian team, with Sofia Goggia who collected the quartotempo at 1”38 from Vonn, followed by Johanna Schnarf at the ninth (+ 1”96). Fourteenth Federica Brignone to 2 “05 with salto diporta, while Verena Stuffer closed at 2”29, Nadia Delago a3”01, Nadia Fanchini at 3”17, Anna Hofer at 4”09, the re-entrantLaura Pirovano a 5 ”67. Tomorrow is scheduled the descent cherecupera that not disputed in St. Moritz, Saturday is repeated with another free and Sunday is scheduled a Super-G.

What to do on the island of Alonissos, where the beaches kiss the sea

Holidays on the island of Alonissos, in the Sporades: dream beaches, expanses of maritime pines and a marine park that protects the biodiversity of the area.

In the northern Aegean Sea, the Sporades islands are a true natural paradise in the Mediterranean basin. In particular, the Northern Sporades – Skiathos, Skopelos, Alonissos, Aspro (Peristera), Gioura … – have become over time a tourist destination of great charm, perfect for travelers looking for a quieter environment than other Greek islands, where the marine and terrestrial environments are still wild and the beaches are pristine.

It is no exception Alonissos, one of the largest islands in the Northern Sporades archipelago, which offers truly beautiful beaches and enchanting marine landscapes protected within an extensive national park. Turquoise waters, rocky and sandy beaches, jagged cliffs, shrubs of Mediterranean maquis make Alonissos a seaside tourist destination among the most beautiful in this area of ​​the Mediterranean.

The island is extended over an area of ​​over 64 square kilometers; long and narrow, it seems to give shape, together with the nearby Skopelos, which is a few miles away, to a large letter “V”. Alonissos and its beaches can be reached by sea: at the port of Patitiri, on the south-west coast, ships come from Skiathos (an island with an airport), Skopelos, but also from Thessalonica, from Volos.

Alonissos can not be said to be densely inhabited: the larger villages are located in the central and southern part of the island. In addition to Patitiri and its port, there are the old Alonissos, perched on the low peaks of the interior, Votsi and Steni Vala. For the rest, only small groups of houses with landlords where to ask accommodation and small restaurants where you can taste dishes of Greek cuisine: places born and grown around romantic little ports and dream beaches.

For a holiday of relaxation, the sun and the endless variety of blue that the sea of ​​Alonissos can offer, once you reach the port of Patitiri rent a scooter or a car to travel far and wide the island and explore every corner. And then contact the boatmen to accompany you on the most remote beaches that are not accessible by land. As for the hotel accommodation, in addition to the rooms there are also hotels and resorts with swimming pools.

Among the many beautiful bays of Alonissos, we point out the most famous, whose beaches are frequented by international tourism. Near the port of Patitiri, going towards Votsi and beyond, there are for example the beaches of Rousoumi and Spartines, this nudist beach.

Further to the northeast, there is the beach of Chrisi Milia, well equipped and a reference point for activities and water sports, especially diving. Ask for information here for boat trips. And then you reach those of Kokinokastro and Tzortzi, where the sea has nuances that you have never seen or, even further north, Leftos Gialos and Agios Dimitrios.

To the southwest of Patitiri, do not miss the coves of Marpounta, Megalos Mourtias, Vithisma, among the quieter of Alonissos, beaches surrounded by high rock walls and covered with white pebbles, with few essential services and a silence broken only by the sound of the sea. Along the northern coast of Alonissos, take a trip to Tsoukalia, to take a dip in the shade of the old windmill, and visit the ancient church (ekklisia) of Agii Anargiri which is nearby.

Do not forget that the island is part of the National Marine Park of Alonissos, the first of its kind in Greece, which also includes some smaller islands: you can swim freely in the park waters and divers can go diving, but fishing is prohibited. The darling of the marine park of Alonissos and its beaches is the Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus), a species considered in danger of extinction, which can be observed in few other places in the Mediterranean.

Kate Middleton’s uncle is seen with his wife for the first time in Ibiza following their reconciliation three months after he’s knocked out in the drunken street row

Gary Goldsmith was born in October last year
But he reconciled with Julie-Ann over New Year in Ibiza, where he has a home
Couple have been spotted together for the first time on the party island
The couple laughed and joked with friends as they had lunch on a beach

Gary Goldsmith and wife Julie-Ann have been spotted together for the first time since he was fined for punching.

Ibiza, where he has a home.

Goldsmith, 52, who is Kate Middleton’s uncle, was described as a ‘mean drunk’ in November as he was given a £ 5,000 end and community order for hitting 48-year-old Julie-Ann outside their London home.

Gary Goldsmith (left) and wife Julie-Ann (right, sitting down) have been seen together for the first time since he was fined for hitting her in the face

Goldsmith and Julie-Ann were seen having lunch with friends on the Spanish island party of Ibiza, where they have a property nicknamed Maison de Bang Bang

A court heard about the couple from a charity event in the early hours of October 13.

Julie-Ann had accused Goldsmith of taking drugs and abandoning her all night, while she responded by calling her ‘a nothing’ and ‘to whore’, the court was told.

After getting out of the taxi Goldsmith threw what was described by the driver as a ‘left hook’ which knocked her to the ground.

Goldsmith was kicked out of the London property and shared with his wife, and was banned from seeing or talking to her while on bail.

Goldsmith responded: “We’ve had a great New Year. It’s been really good fun, so yes’

House of the Beasts and the House of the Beasts of Ibiza, Italy, the House of the Beasts of the Beasts of the House of the Beasts.

During the New Year’s Eve party Julie-Ann ended up back in her husband’s arms and the pair shared a kiss.

Millionaire Gary told The Mail on Sunday: “We’ve had a great New Year. It’s been really good fun, so yes.

‘But we’d prefer to be left to get on with things.’

Before leaving Ibiza, he tweeted: ‘When two people really care about each other they will always look for a way to make it work, no matter how hard it is.’

Goldsmith is the younger brother of the Duchess of Cambridge’s mother, Carole Middleton, and attended the weddings of both Kate and her sister Pippa.

Enjoy both the nightlife and scenery of Ibiza and an intimate getaway at Private Island.

Just a short boat ride from the famed beaches and clubs, the island is a private paradise with beautiful rolling hills and panoramic sea views. But you won’t be alone—the property’s contemporary five-bedroom villa is fully staffed.

You can reach by boat, docking at the private jetty, or by helicopter, arriving at the private landing area. You’ll be welcomed—and pampered—by 24-hour security, a water-sports captain, island manager, cook, kitchen staff and waiter. Spend your stay basking in the sun in the lounge area on the terrace by the saltwater pool, sampling local fare from the barbecue at the al-fresco dining area and watching the stars from the jetted tub on the deck. Keep up with your routine in the outdoor fitness area, or simply relax indoors by flipping on the sound system or browsing via the Wi-Fi.

The natural textures of the island’s low shrubs and rocky cliffs dropping to the sea are contrasted by the villa’s clean, contemporary lines. Fold-back glass doors hung with gauzy white drapes give the open-plan living areas a breezy, relaxed feel, not to mention beautiful sea views. Between a mod red sectional and fun white poofs, there’s ample seating in the living room, and the dining room can accommodate at least ten in whimsical brush-inspired chairs. The fully equipped kitchen continues the sleek vibe with white cabinets, black countertops and plenty of stainless steel.

Each of the five bedrooms has a queen bed, en-suite bathroom, air conditioning, TV and access to a terrace. The master bedroom has its own dressing area and walk-in closet, and three of the other bedrooms have sea views as well. As in the common areas, the bedrooms’ dark gray stone-tile floors, white walls, bedding and drapes and large windows frame panoramic views of the landscape.

From the house, it’s a 1-minute walk to the island’s dock, and from there, it’s just over a half-mile to Ibiza or 30 minutes to the Formentera beaches. Once you’ve landed on Ibiza, hit the beach at Platja des Figueral, 3 miles away, or Paraiso Beach, 7 miles away, or play a round at Club de Golf Ibiza, 12.5 miles away. Plan on a 21-mile drive from the port to Ibiza Airport.

Balearic: even more intriguing in winter

An original escape from the cold in Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera between mysticism, nature and archeology

For a different winter weekend, the Balearic Islands are the right destination even in winter. Here are some ideas on what to do and see in Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera on a trip out of season.

Mystic Mallorca – In December, discovering the many nativity scenes in the city of Palma is one of the most enjoyable activities for families. Convents, churches and cultural centers exhibit their cribs, some of which are real treasures, such as that of the Palau March, a Neapolitan crib of the eighteenth century composed of over two thousand pieces made by hand and processed in detail. For a full spiritual immersion in the frame of the major of the Balearics, it is possible to stay in the sanctuaries of the island. The offer is very wide: from the Santuari de Cura which towers over the top of Puig de Randa – the highest peak in the center of the island -, to the Sanctuaries of Lluc, a privileged place of the Serra de Tramuntana with a precious artistic heritage and natural, there are many solutions offered for those who really need to regenerate mind and spirit, accompanied by their family.

Menorca, on the trail of history – Starting from the heart of the port of Maó, in Menorca, it is possible to relive a piece of the island’s history along the military route. The immense fortress of the Mola, full of underground tunnels, first defensive lines and old dust-containers, rises in a magnificent natural landscape. On foot, by bike, off-road or on horseback, you discover the history of the island enjoying the spectacular view of the coast. This fascinating journey into the past continues in the underground galleries of San Felipe, located on the south bank of the port of Maó. Another interesting itinerary is the one that accompanies the discovery of the so-called British route, a journey on the traces left – in fact – by the British during the period when the island was annexed between the territories of the English crown. Masserie, fortresses, walls, towers and museums are just some of the suggested steps to fully understand how influential the presence of the English was on the daily life of the Spanish island.

Archeology in Ibiza – Beyond the Renaissance walls of Dalt Vila, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, theatrical tours are also organized in the Punic necropolis of Puig des Molins. On the last Sunday of each month, through these representations it is possible to discover the traces of the civilizations that once inhabited Ibiza, in a fascinating and alternative way. Discovering the past of the island narrated and represented by actors is a fantastic program for the whole family, an experience that makes young and old fall in love. Through the theatrical visits, one immerses oneself in the daily life of the Punic, Phoenician and Roman eras, in the archaeological context of the Puig des Molins, surrounded by the rich collections of sarcophagi and funerary elements that earned him the recognition of World Heritage by the ‘Unesco.

Formentera and nature – There are 32 “green” itineraries on the island of Formentera. Trails that cross and add more than 100 km of tracks that can be traveled on foot, by bike or through Nordic Walking and accompany visitors to discover thousands of natural treasures such as the pink waters of Ses Salines, the endless beach of Ses Illetes, the rural landscapes of the hinterland and the iconic Faro de La Mola. The Lighthouse is located in the westernmost part of the island and from here there are several paths that lead to forests and green valleys. Instead, visiting the eastern part of the island, between the port of La Savina and Cala Saona, you will encounter what was once a quarry: a jagged coastline formed by a desert of rocks with strange and unusual shapes, called Sa Pedrera. In this varied landscape, within a wooded area, is the Can Marroig Interpretation Center. Here flora and fauna are within everyone’s reach, thanks to a wide range of interactive educational activities that excite the senses and the curiosity of adults and children.

The top 10 destinations of 2017 for a holiday with children

The Lego House in Denmark, the Warner Studios of Harry Potter in London, the Santa Claus Village in Finland: here are the best travel destinations of 2017 for a holiday with children.
Holiday with the whole family

There is Malta with the beaches where to play and swim until dusk. There is Paris with Disneyland Paris and the many attractions inspired by the Disney world to entertain the little ones. There is the village of Santa Claus in Finland, where in addition to knowing Santa Claus you try the sleigh rides. And then London, with the park dedicated to Harry Potter and New York, the sparkling metropolis with its museums for the little ones.

What were the best travel plans for the whole family in 2017? We tried to make a ranking, now that the year draws to a close. We took into consideration on one hand the natural aspects of the place, because we imagined that children and teenagers can not do well to take their eyes off the iPhone and be outdoors, at least on vacation.

Or we have considered family-friendly destinations in terms of budget or have attractions that amuse both adults and children, so that the holiday is enjoyable for all ages. So here is our top 10 of the best destinations for children in 2017, to inspire you perhaps on your next trip together.

The ranking

Ibiza, Spain
Rovaniemi, Finland
Malta
Paris, France
London, United Kingdom
New York, USA
Denmark
Orlando, USA
Valencia, Spain
slovenia

Balearic Islands: all shopping!

Balearic Islands: all shopping!

You know: when you travel you can not miss shopping, and during a holiday in the Balearics in any season you can buy craft items that have the added value of being part of the culture of the islands and whose variety is so wide make the choice difficult.

The rich and long history of the Balearic Islands, has seen many peoples who have left their mark on the islands, ensuring the archipelago a varied tradition of craftsmanship.

From the famous and international adlib fashion of Ibiza to the “avarcas” minorchine, passing through the ceramic industry to the textile industry, here are five items for all tastes to take with you on your return from a trip to the Spanish archipelago.

During a stop in Menorca, famous in the world for its skilled artisans, it is possible to come across the avarcas – or albarcas -, typical sandals used by the inhabitants of the island and bought by every tourist, so that they became a real trend over time summer.

These are rustic shoes whose origin is found in the rural world of the island. Created to help farmers who need a durable yet flexible shoe, which adapts to the stony terrain of Menorca, the avarcas embody all these characteristics thanks to the rubber sole and the leather laces with which the sandals are fixed to the ankle and instep.

The most curious can see samples of products handcrafted over the centuries at the Center Artesanal de Menorca in Es Mercadal, which houses a permanent exhibition and temporary exhibitions, as well as a shop where you can find the perfect souvenir or gift.

The manual processing of clay and ceramics is one of the oldest forms of craftsmanship in the Balearics, and is closely linked to the culture and tradition of the islands whose history is an integral part.

The majolica, takes its name from the island of Mallorca, one of the most active centers in the sale of these items since the Middle Ages. The ceramic figure par excellence in Mallorca is the siurell, a little man made of whitewashed clay with lime and then decorated with various colored geometric patterns, which can not be missing in the homes of those who have visited the island at least once.

We can not talk about craftsmanship and traditions without mentioning local products, many of which bear the Protected Geographical Indication. Among these: the ensaimada of Mallorca; the sobrasada; the Mahón-Menorca cheese which, according to some investigations, is already produced in prehistoric times; the Gin of Mahón, which is obtained by following the traditional English method and the Hierbas Ibicencas.

These 26th alcoholic beverages typical of Ibiza are obtained by extracting the aromas of different Mediterranean plants such as rosemary, thyme, mint, juniper, sage, fennel, lavender, chamomile, limoncino and leaves. lemon and orange peels. These are liqueurs that continue to be made following the most traditional and ancient techniques.

Even the textile industry has a rich tradition in the Balearic Islands. The teles Ikat or Roba de llengües (literally tele of languages) are an integral part of the archipelago culture. These fabrics are considered of oriental origin, but are a totally indigenous product, especially on the island of Mallorca.

These are hand-dyed fabrics, decorated with discontinuous designs in very bright colors, with which towels, curtains and other household linen are made. The processing process is long and complex and totally artisanal, according to completely traditional techniques. At the Teixits Vicens shop in Pollença, it is possible to visit the workshop where these paintings are made, viewing the work of the artisans in full operation, and then taking advantage of the shop to purchase the finished products.

In the Balearics, fashion itself is craftsmanship. In Ibiza in the early ’70s, the Yugoslav princess Smilja Mihailovitch, gave life to fashion adlib according to the motto “wear what you want, provided with style”. The goal was to increase awareness of the body in women and free them from the imposition of castigated clothes, guaranteeing them greater comfort and freedom in dressing, without losing elegance.

The adlib fashion has become the emblem of Ibiza and Formentera: the freedom that characterizes the Pitiuse islands is the same that feels the woman wearing these clothes, white as the local structures, which are inspired by the typical clothing of the smallest of the Balearics.

Singles looking for a home buy mostly apartments, but their purchases are falling  

Real estate sales down by single (single / married, separated / divorced and widowed) in the first half of 2017, as reported by the Tecnocasa and Tecnorete networks. The real estate purchase by single was 28.7% of the total in the first half of the year, a slight decrease compared to the first half of 2016, when the percentage stood at 34.4%.

The type most purchased by singles was the two-room apartment (36.6%), followed by the three-room apartment (35.7%). Villas, villas, cottages, lofts, independent and semi-independent houses together make up 10.4% of purchases. The majority (32.1%) of single buyers are between 18 and 34 years old, 25.2% are between 35 and 44 years old, with percentages progressively decreasing as their age increases. 81.7% of single trades are for the main house, 15.4% for the investment and 2.9% for the holiday home. Compared to a year, the percentage of purchases per investment increases, from 10.7% to the current 15.4%.

51.3% of single tenants have taken a rented house, 43.1% for work reasons and 5.6% for reasons connected to the study. According to the rentals report by Solo Affitti, from 55.9% in 2016 to 47.5% this year the share of tenants who choose the rental house as “main residence” falls. On the other hand, the share of workers on the move (from 27% to 30.3%) and students (from 16.2% to 20.1%) is growing, looking for large apartments to live in sharing, leading to an increase of the prices of the three-room apartments. Almost tripled the share of those who choose short rents (from 0.8% to 2.1%), for tourism, occasional transfers or to assist family members in hospitals in cities other than those of residence.

A little like the law of gravity and the laws of physics in general, economics often appears to us as a limit, a cage, so much so that someone has also called it “the sad science”. But for the economy, as for physics, the blanket of greyness that surrounds it before the eyes of the extraordinary man, the ordinary man, can be torn open and give the immense surprise of a universe to be discovered, where there are only constraints but also opportunities. Just as, without being an angel and without wings, discovering the laws of physics man has exploited the opportunity to be able to fly, so – and that is what we set ourselves with this blog – facing the economy without fear, everyone can try to become an ace. Not an ace of aviation but an ace of money

Christmas in the Canaries: the best of all the islands.

Mild climate throughout the year, with an average temperature of 20ºC in the colder months. Easy to reach even in winter, with new low-cost direct flights (in force since November, towards Tenerife and Fuerteventura). That’s why the Canaries are the ideal destination for spending holidays at the beach. Find out which of the 7 islands is right for you. And look at the photos of the most incredible beaches

Already in Africa, but in Europe. With the best climate in the world: an eternal spring, mild all year round (the temperature fluctuates between 19º and 24º), thanks to the trade winds, sea breezes and the Gulf Stream. For this reason, the Canaries are a perfect destination for a Christmas in the heat, without spending a fortune or going too far from home: four hours by plane from Italy, now they are comfortable to reach even in winter thanks to new direct flights and low cost, like those of Vueling: from Rome Fiumicino to Tenerife and Fuerteventura, proposed for the first time in the winter months (starting from November 5th) and from Milan Malpensa the weekly flight to Las Palmas.

Seven major islands – Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro -, fragments of earth scattered across the Atlantic Ocean, are miniature continents, very different from one point to another and between them . Volcanoes that reach 4000 meters, petrified lava flows, abstruse rock formations, sand dunes, centuries-old trees. And, of course, beaches: white and black, equipped and wild, beaten by the wind and by waves, or with calm waters

The largest island of the archipelago, ideal for those seeking entertainment and nightlife, but with an amazing natural heritage behind the coast, protected by parks and nature reserves. Los Llanos, at the foot of the Teide, is a perfect retreat. You sleep at Caserío Los Partidos (double b & b from 60 €). From here you reach the National Park of Las Cañadas del Teide: in over a million years the eruptions have shaped a fascinating and unique landscape, which extends around the largest volcano in Spain, the Teide, and each year attracts about 3.5 million of tourists. Still active, the volcano divides Tenerife into two parts: the green area to the north and the arid zone to the south. The cable car goes up to 3500 meters, then you continue on foot, only with permission (reservasparquesnacionales.es). For those looking for secret shores, playa Benijo is perfect; for a swim with the whole family, the natural pools of El Caleton. Typical Granja Verde cuisine, in a finca. To experience the night, the discos of Santa Cruz, A Saudade, Sabuu, Malibù Beach.

Ibiza, what to see in the most popular destination of the summer

There are those who choose it for the beauty of the sea, some for the nature at times still wild, those who love the night life, and those who go with the whole family to benefit from the crystalline water. Ibiza is actually an island with diversified attractions, even though it is universally known for its trendy and very expensive night life.

The historic center is also the town of Eivissa, or Ibiza. With its castle and city walls from which you can enjoy a complete view of the city, the port, the elegant hotels and souvenir shops and the only bookshop on the course I was lucky enough to see. So bring lots of books on the go if you do not want to stay dry!

In the western part there is Sant Antoni de Portmany, definitely more Spartan, check prices better: here come to holiday mainly Germans and English, as also testified by the pubs. There are the local historians Cafè del Mar and the Mambo, from where you can admire a spectacular sunset and drink one of the most expensive cocktails in this area. At sunset, on this stretch of coast, you can enjoy the spectacle of some guys who make juggling their fun, entertaining even a vast audience.

Santa Eulària des Riu is a town much appreciated by families. Here there is the homonymous market where it is possible to buy local food. Not far away, there is the Hippy market, unmissable attraction of Wednesday in the period from April to October.

Cala Longa, Cala Codolar and Cala Gració are calm beaches with the possibility of finding a little corner, a creek that is, to be away. Calo des Moro, is rocky and is ideal for diving. Es Figural, name deriving from the abundance of fig trees, is in a tourist position and it is possible to practice water sports. Ses Salines is the trendy beach of reference, it is part of a protected park and its waters are crystal clear and enchanting. Cala d’Hort boasts beautiful waters and steep cliffs, normally this beach is less stormy. Cala Comte has remained in my heart, it’s really a nice corner of paradise: do not miss the sunset from here.

Half an hour away by ferry is Formentera, another Balearic island, smaller in size and less famous, but very pretty and with exceptional water clarity.

The season on this island already known to the Phoenicians, begins in April and until May is very enjoyable, with mild and uncrowded days; in the summer months for excellence instead it literally fills up, prices increase and you lose part of that relaxed holiday atmosphere I’m looking for in one place. Young people who go there to dance also increase, since all the international jet set and famous London djs animate the night life.

Public transport is not widespread. It’s impossible to rent a bike in the Sant Antoni area, so get yourself a taxi, because, as I’ve seen, you could get to a beach by bus and have to go back by taxi since after the sunset there are no more runs. Among other things, the bus makes many stops and even if the place is near by air, you could get a lot to reach it …

From the airport buses leave in all directions: ticket price 4 euros for Sant Antoni, 7 if you pass from Ibiza etc …, while we are about 25-30 euros by taxi.

I expected the culinary proposal much more focused on the Spanish style, however, perhaps because of its broad international scope, Ibiza has absorbed all the kitchens reworking them with a cheerful spirit.

The beauty of this island is that everyone can live it in their own way, the people of the night will hardly meet those who go there with their family or those who prefer day life, giving everyone the holiday they want.

Formentera, Better in Winter!

The Tourist Board of the Balearic Islands (ATB) together with the Patronat Municipal de Turisme de Formentera presents Better in Winter! the campaign to promote the smallest island in the Balearics as an exclusive destination for lovers of active and eco-sustainable tourism. “The promotion of the low season is fundamental for the environmental, economic and social balance of the island – says Alejandra Ferrer, Consellera de Turismo, Territorio y Comercio, Consell Insular de Formentera – who must be able to live in tourism all year long, respecting the its own natural and cultural heritage “.

The ideal period for a green tourism is in fact in the months of May and October, when the temperatures are mild and the island is less crowded. “Autumn is the ideal season to discover our island – continues Ferrer – September and October are perfect for diving, trekking and cycling, but also to get in touch with the most authentic traditions of the island, including gastronomic ones”.

If Formentera is a paradise for lovers of the sea, which can admire its rich seafaring of marine species, caves, and coral gardens, it is also for those who love outdoor activities. On foot or by bicycle it is possible to discover the breathtaking landscape of its 70 kilometers of coastline, or its rural hinterland, through 32 marked green circuits, not accessible to cars and motorcycles, for a total of 110 km with various levels of difficulty and distances. But it is also possible to immerse yourself in the island landscape with a horse ride. Throughout the year the island stables organize excursions and lessons suitable for all ages and levels of preparation.

Mediterranean gastronomy 2017.

The fifth edition of the Forum of Mediterranean Gastronomy, an annual event in Ibiza dedicated to making the island’s gastronomic riches known to the trade press, is all about the recovery of traditional dishes. With chefs, seminars and showcooking.

A whole month of partying for the palate in one of the most popular summer destinations, especially by the youngest. Trendy venues and breathtaking beaches aside, Ibiza is also part of its charm on the cuisine and the ancient gastronomic tradition. For 5 years now, a dedicated event is committed to making this aspect of the island known, often forgotten in favor of its nightlife. With the aim of shedding light on the island’s delicacies, Ibiza Sabor gathers the best chefs of the area every spring, involving them in a series of guided tastings and special menus designed specifically to enhance the taste of local products. Because the Ibizan cuisine is to be discovered, as well as its lush agricultural and fish tradition.

The beating heart of Ibiza Sabor is the Mediterranean Gastronomy Forum, a congress designed for the specialized press and professionals involved this year which involved 20 chefs from Ibiza and neighboring territories, plus many other professionals in the sector, from fishermen to producers of cheese, from professors to agricultural engineers. All collected yesterday, 15 May 2017, at the Hotel Gran Ibiza in the city center, a luxury hotel that hosted the festival in the outdoor garden. To embellish the congress, a series of tasting tables of various local producers: from organic wine to cheese, from typical sweets to vegetables, from liqueurs to extra virgin olive oil.

 

Food and wine tourism: the new spearhead of the island
It was Julia Pérez and José Carlos Capel Vicent Torres who introduced the Spanish chefs, the same organizers of one of the most important gastronomic congresses on an international level, Madrid Fusion. “Ibiza boasts a series of unique and exceptional raw materials. Unfortunately, the intense tourism linked to the entertainment industry often prevents visitors from appreciating the other soul of the island, the culinary one. But it is time for Ibiza to focus on its gastronomy and start conquering foreigners with its flavors “. Thus begins the Forum of Mediterranean Gastronomy, with the words of José, which invites visitors to be more curious about the local specialties. “Through the story of the chefs, who work every day in the front line to enhance local products, we hope to give you an idea of ​​the concept of Ibizan cuisine”, adds Julia. A table that draws from the most diverse traditions, that of the Iberian Peninsula in primis, but also that of North Africa, combined with a series of different influences for each local: many of the restaurants of the Isla Blanca, in fact, are run by chefs from other cities or countries, which reinterpret tradition in their dishes by adding a personal touch of a different school. “It is time to overcome prejudices” continues Julia “and go beyond the stereotype that associates Ibiza only with unbridled fun and alcohol. Because there is no better and more immediate way of food to understand the identity of a place “. A kitchen, the Ibizan, which is characterized by character and personality, based on a few ingredients, which in the traditional recipes retain all their original taste.

Unique raw materials, those of the island, which thanks to the work of younger and passionate chefs are gradually recovering the deserved pride of place on the tables of Ibiza. “In recent decades, many products have risked disappearing because of the slow but steady loss of interest from consumers.” Like the blat de xeixa, an ancient variety of soft wheat that the bakers Vicente Cardona (bakery Can Blay) and José Luis Riera Coves (bakery Can Coves) committed themselves to recover. “It is an easy to mill wheat that gives rise to light and versatile flours, ideal for making pasta and bread, but which lend themselves well to sweets”, says Vincente And like him, many other local artisans have long been searching for the ancient native grains, to restore value to the historical varieties of the island and rediscover the flavors of the past. “Food is emotion and is an instrument capable of telling stories “adds Julia,” recovering the products of the past helps us to communicate with ourselves “.

Mallorca, the island with three hundred beaches

Sea, sun but also extraordinary protected natural areas and an important cultural heritage

Majorca, the main of the Balearic Islands, is characterized by its contrasts: it has magnificent beaches, mountains, countryside and a characteristic hinterland. Mallorca is also known for its traditional food and craft products, as well as for its wonderful beaches, which are almost three hundred, which surround the whole island and are one of the main reasons why tourists from all over the world decide to spend here their holidays.

Speaking of Majorca means in fact to speak of beaches and its 550 km of coastline reserve a great variety of landscapes. The large tourist beaches, with the most advanced services, are located in places such as Playa de Palma, El Arenal, Palmanova, Magaluf, Santa Ponsa and Alcudia. In the south or in the area of ​​Migjorn we find long sandy tongues like Sa Ràpita or Es Trenc, a landscape of dunes and bright waters. There where the contrast between white and bright blue is spectacular.

Beaches and sports – The coast is also an important incentive for water sports. The ports and regattas like the “Copa del Rey” highlight its importance. Water sports and golf, sport of which Mallorca is a paradise: in fact, it has 24 well-equipped courses. Those looking for quiet and family beaches have a long list to choose from: Ponent beaches, others like Sant Elm or Llevant, or those located in the northeastern area of ​​the island like Arta and Capdepera. Then there are the hidden coves, which can be reached on foot. Jewels of landscape that are found mostly in mountain areas, such as the Sierra de Tramuntana, the Formentor peninsula or the Llevant Natural Park.

Natural and historical paradises – In fact, Majorca has magnificent protected natural areas. The most important is undoubtedly the Terrestrial Maritime National Park of the archipelago of Cabrera, located in the south of the island. It is a stronghold that remains absolutely intact, which can be visited by organizing organized trips that depart from the south of the island. Other naturalistic attractions are the wetlands of the lagoon of Mallorca, in Muro; the Natural Park of Llevant in the mountains of Artà; the islet of Sa Dragonera or the coves of the area of ​​Mondragó. The Serra de Tramuntana has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in the cultural landscape category, as a recognition of its landscape, cultural, historical and ethnological values. The Serra de Tramuntana is a naturalistic area with a great heterogeneity, a succession of mountains and valleys that occupy almost a third of the island. Even the coastline is suggestive, starting from the two distinctive symbols of the island: the islet of Dragonera and Cabo Formentor.

Gastronomy and culture – To get to know Mallorca we must also taste the food. Both in Palma and in any other region, there are operative restaurants where you have to try dishes like “ses sopes” soup, pork loin with cabbage, or “frit di matances” or fried meat. Mallorca is also a key place for cultural tourism. Music, painting and literature have always found inspiration in this island, of which Chopin and George Sand were in love.

Palma, an extraordinary historical center – Palma, the capital, concentrates in itself numerous attractions. In the first place, the historical center, full of exceptional buildings and monuments from an architectural point of view, with picturesque alleys that run between houses and courtyards, churches and convents. The greatest symbol of the heritage of Majorca is undoubtedly the magnificent Gothic cathedral of Santa Maria; to admire, not far away, the Almudaina Palace, official residence of the king of Spain during his stays on the island.

Circoloco Ibiza

Circoloco, the most famous party in the world from Ibiza to Bologna
Where is it
Unipol Arena
Via Gino Cervi, 2
Casalecchio di Reno
When
From 09/12/2017 to 09/12/2017
from 22.00
Price
Early Birds (subject to availability): € 15.00 + d.p. Advance ticket: € 26.00 + d.p. Vip Gold Package Ticket (Reserved Side Stage Area + Reserved Premium Bar): 52 € + d.p. Backstage Full Experience Package (reserved parking + access to the stage + access to the Backstage bar): 200 € + d.p.
Other Information
 
Bologna, the great electronic music returns to the Unipol Arena. Saturday 9 December 2017, from 22:00 onwards, Unipol Arena will host Circoloco, the most famous party in the world.

Born in Ibiza between the walls of the DC-10, the Circoloco soon became one of the landmarks of world clubbing, thanks to the spirit of the island and the constant presence of the best names in the electronic scene. The lineup of the event will be unveiled on October 29th

Balearics in Music: musical appointments between Mallorca and Menorca

Vincaré-Sitarie Mallorca and Menorca this winter is nicer if you follow the notes that pervade the two Balearic islands. Classical music lovers – and not only – will be able to take advantage of the many appointments that mark the calendar of the coming months.

The Concert Season
The first date on the event calendar was the opening of the concert season for music by the Balloar Symphony Orchestra, which took place on 19 October. A schedule that counts a total of 15 concerts that will continue until May 17 and which take place in the Auditorium of Palma, an important venue for symphonic enthusiasts, which hosted international concerts. The Balearic Symphony Orchestra is one of the main symphonies of Spain. Founded in 1988, the orchestra goes much further than concerts in the Auditorium of Palma: you can actually hear it in many other places on the island of Majorca, like Bellver Castle, but also in Menorca at the Maó Theater .
Also in Majorca, from November to June, the concert season of the Fondazione Studium Aureum, which was created in 2009 by music director Carles Ponseti, aims to promote artistic values ​​and support the work of its musicians through concerts and activities. Two are the soul groups of the Foundation, the Studium Cor de Cambra, a chorus that surprises the audience by exploring new sounds, and Studium Aureum, a vocal-instrumental group that works on the earliest harmonies. The eclectic repertoire of the two groups is appreciable in the Auditorium of the Conservatory of Palma, in a series of initiatives that include interesting proposals grouped in cycles, monographs, representations and conferences.

Celebrating Santa Cecilia
Around November 22nd, a day dedicated to Santa Cecilia, the famous Roman martyr of music, the island is filled with melodies of all styles and tastes. In Palma, for example, on November 19 at 20 at the Cathedral of Majorca there will be a concert organ organized in honor of the Holy, while November 22 will be an opportunity to attend the Centro de Cultura Sa Nostra at the last concert of the IV Autumn Festival, and November 25 at 18 will be held the Tobrada de Bandes de Santa Cecilia, a meeting of music bands at the Conservatory of Palma. Concluding this rich musical calendar, the 29th and 30th November at Teatre Principal will be an opportunity to attend concerts for families.
The Santa Romana is also honored with events dedicated to Menorca, precisely to Maó, where on November 27th the Concerto di Santa Cecilia is organized by the Choir of Maó. Born in the second half of the nineteenth century, this choir originally came together to sing serenades and to perform during popular festivals. Since then, its activity has been unbroken and today, with its 40 voices and over 125 years of history, is one of the most famous musical groups on the island, as well as one of the oldest choirs in Spain.

At Tutto Jazz
Even jazz lovers will find what they do for Majorca in Majorca. From November 28 to December 10, there is the Alternatilla festival (Jazz Auf Mallorca 2017), a cultural project that is the meeting point of local, national and international musicians. An extensive program of jazz concerts, workshops and photo exhibitions promises to make the island fall in love even in late fall. The slogan of the festival, and the key to its success, is to give priority to quality with respect to works or styles that are more commercially available, embodying the cultural landscape as a truly attractive and innovative leisure alternative that spans between the various scenarios of the island ; in fact, every concert is scheduled to be in a different place to give maximum emphasis to every appointment.

Holiday Music
The Majorca party week opens in music on December 21, with an extraordinary concert in San Francesc, followed by a second appointment for the next day at the Conservatory.
The Christmas night in Majorca is celebrated throughout the island with the Matines (Messe of Midnight) to commemorate the birth of Jesus. The most significant moment of these appointments is the Cant de la Sibila that every year leaves the audience open . Declared UNESCO’s Immaterial Cultural Heritage in 2010, is a show worth seeing and living. This song, of very ancient origin, is preserved only in Alguer – in Sardinia – and in Majorca. The most spectacular matines are that of the Cathedral of Majorca and that of the sanctuary of Lluc, where also the christening choir known as Els blauets de Lluc, which with its extraordinary voices completes this celebration full of meaning.
The first day of 2018 will be the occasion to attend the Teatre Principal at an extraordinary concert, while on January 2,

Balearics with children (even in winter): what to do ibiza

Balearic Islands are not just synonymous with wonderful beaches and summer. These islands are perfect even in winter, thanks to the mild climate, peace and quiet. What to do with children at this time? Here are some activities among natives, nature itineraries and discoveries.

They are a loving destination and assaulting in the summer. Sun, fine weather, immaculate beaches and crystal clear water.

But not everyone knows that the Balearic Islands are perfect for a weekend even in the winter season, in the name of family and tranquility. Between peace and quiet, shorter days, but still mild temperatures.

What to do in December with children in these paradisiacal islands?

Balearic Islands, 14 things to do all year round
Here are some ideas on what to do and see in Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera taking advantage of a off-season trip (and certainly cheaper!).

Majorca, hunting for cribs

The month of December is perfect for discovering cribs, shrines and real treasures. Like that of the Palau March, a Neapolitan cloak of the eighteenth century composed of over two thousand handmade pieces.

The traditional Mallorcan crib of the Sa Nostra Cultural Center has a curious particularity: it is shaped like an island. The town of Palma is set in the most emblematic places in the city and is undoubtedly the most nostalgic.

Menorca and Ibiza, a fascinating story

It is possible to explore different itineraries and to explore the historical events that have marked the development of Menorca and Ibiza.

You can start from Menorca, from the port of Maó, following the military itinerary (the fortified route). The immense fortress of the Mola, full of underground galleries, first defensive lines and ancient dusters, rises into a magnificent natural landscape.

An interesting itinerary follows the “British Route” (British Route), the traces left by the British during the period when the island was annexed between the English crown territories. Between masseries, fortresses, walls, towers, and museums is just a matter of bargaining.

On holiday in Ibiza with children: many activities to do for every kind of family Go to the gallery (7 photos)
Ibiza has not only paradisiacal beaches, but also a millennial cultural heritage.

The white churches, the walls of Dalt Vila – declared by the UNESCO World Heritage – are just a few examples. An original way of knowing them is to take part in theatricalized visits (in the costume of the time!) That are celebrated every Saturday of the year.

Teatralized visits are organized throughout the year even at the Punic necropolis of Puig des Molins every last Sunday of each month

on vacation in Ibiza with children
Formentera, nature and exploration

Peace and tranquility increase exponentially at this time of year on this island that already calms its own.

If tranquility is for your family, enjoy every corner of the island exploring the 32 green itineraries that the island has to offer. More than 100 km walk or bike ride.

To discover calmly and step by step the waters of Ses Salines, the endless beach of Ses Illetes, the rural landscapes of the hinterland and the iconic Faro de La Mola.

In the eastern part of the island, between the port of La Savina and Cala Saona, one meets what once was a quarry, Sa Pedrera: a jagged coast formed by a desert of rocks with strange and unusual shapes. And there is also the Can Marroig Interpretation Center that offers interactive teaching activities for children and families.

Ikh Ibiza

Questa sublime villa fronte mare con cinque camere da letto a Es Cubells si trova all’interno di una gated community in uno dei quartieri residenziali di lusso più eleganti di Ibiza. Caratterizzato da uno straordinario design generale, spazi esterni raffinati e interni, viste panoramiche sul Mar Mediterraneo e una posizione eccezionale vicino alla spiaggia di Es Torrent, il Villa Yelda con cinque camere da letto è una casa vacanza da sogno in questa isola di svago di fama mondiale e gioia.

Situata su una proprietà di 700 metri quadrati che si affaccia sulla vasta distesa di mare azzurro, la villa comprende un’ampia terrazza esterna, incorniciata da giardini lussureggianti, con ampio spazio per il relax e l’intrattenimento nella brezza sensuale. Numerose sale e nicchie collegate creano uno spazio incantevole per grandi feste o riunioni intime, con la copertura a doghe della veranda che offre luce o ombra a piacere. Un’incantevole piscina per bambini include una zona poco profonda per i bambini, e avrai anche accesso a una piscina più grande nella tua comunità. Un delizioso tavolo da pranzo vi invita a piatti deliziosi, abbinati al buon vino spagnolo e alla brezza mediterranea. Nella fresca mattina, goditi lo yoga all’aperto e un massaggio rigenerante.

L’interno luminoso della villa offre un ambiente fresco e accogliente per serate festive e mattine luminose, il suo arredamento elegantemente minimalista accentua la presenza del mare. Preparare i pasti nella cucina completamente attrezzata, mentre gli ospiti godono di bevande nella zona cocktail. Quindi riunisciti intorno al bellissimo tavolo da dieci persone per una festa memorabile, prima di avventurarti per una notte eccitante. Al ritorno, rannicchiati nella sala cinema con i tuoi film preferiti, o assapora l’aria notturna sulla veranda illuminata.

Le suite della camera da letto sono serene e sontuose, offrendo comfort e privacy per i tempi di inattività. Tutti godono di splendide viste sul mare, accesso diretto alle terrazze arredate e splendidi bagni privati. La camera da letto principale ha un letto matrimoniale, mentre ognuna delle quattro camere ha un letto matrimoniale. Con spazio per dieci, la villa è ideale per gli ospiti di nozze destinazione.

Villa Yelda è in posizione ideale per godersi Es Cubells e i suoi splendidi dintorni. La spiaggia di Es Torrent è raggiungibile a piedi o in pochi minuti in auto, mentre San José e la città di Ibiza sono entrambi a breve distanza. Sei a soli quindici minuti dall’aeroporto di Ibiza.

Greece

Where to go to the beach, take the aperitif, take a walk and sleep: here’s all you need to know for a perfect vacation in Rhodes

It tells the story that Apollo, the Sun God, has chosen her as a home, and that is why 300 days of good weather in Rhodes are held in Rhodes.

Not far from Pollon and other gods, however, the truth is that Rhodos is an island that is worth visiting for so many reasons, of which the climate (almost) always sunny and the temperatures (almost) always mild during all seasons I’m just a small (though significant) part.

Rhodes is a magic island where you can dive into the ancient history of ancient Greece and walk through the walls of its medieval town (UNESCO Heritage Site), but also change the beach and panorama every morning, choosing a day to snorkel in a cove of deserted sand and the next day to devote himself to kitesurfing and the most frequented lids.

Between romantic coves to watch the sunset with a beer in hand and handicraft shops where to give free shopping, here’s all there is to know about Rhodes.

The west coast, overlooking the Aegean (most moved), is characterized by rocky, rocky and rocky walls and pebble beaches, while the eastern (Mediterranean) is ideal for those who love the sandy beaches that blend into the sea with a long wetgish.

In addition to this there are plenty of creeks and each beach is different from one another, so it’s worth renting a car (the island is too big to be scooter) and exploring the territory to find out the various aspects.

Keep in mind that the air temperature is mild for almost 12 months a year, however the sea remains cool even in the summer.

In general, the most beautiful beaches are located on the north-east side of the island, between the city of Rhodes and Lindos.

The most famous beach of Rhodes is known as Antony Quinn Bay (but called Faliraki), an inlet between the rocks with crystal clear water and incredible colors (the beach is rocky but equipped, and with 10 euros you take two sun loungers and one Beach umbrella).

Prassonissi is a sandy isthmus frequented by sports enthusiasts by sailing, because it is extremely airy (and therefore it is here that all surf lovers, windsurfers and kites are here), but it is an incredibly beautiful beach that is worth a visit also seen by those who do not intend to get up from the towel.

Special mention, then, for the beach of Rhodes, which has nothing remarkable in itself but lies at the point where the two seas (Aegean and Mediterranean) join and with certain light conditions from here you can see a line that divides them.

Lindos is undoubtedly the most beautiful thing you will see in Rhodes. It is a fascinating and breathtaking country where you can breathe that summer air and vacation that only the lime painting of the Greek alleys can convey with such simplicity and immediacy to the brain.

Surrounded by a cliff and wrapped between a North Bay and a South Beach, the White House is located on the east coast of the island and is ideal for a stroll at any time of the day.

Park in the square at the entrance of the village and enter the pedestrian center: dozens of streets full of beautiful craft shops and localies where you can stroll as you climb the castle castle where the Acropolis rises.

On the road, uphill or downhill, stop for a refreshing break in one of the many bars, clubs and restaurants with the roof terrace, where to sit at a coffee table under the shade of plants.

Do not miss a visit to the Church of Panagia, a small church in the middle of the country entirely covered with frescoes.

It could be said that all the streets of Lindos lead to the Acropolis, but the truth is that it is only if the bivouac always chooses the road that goes uphill.

In the middle of the village, in fact, part of a path that rises to the fortified castle fortress of the Knights, where the Acropolis and the Doric Temple of Athena Lindia arise, dating back to 300 BC.

You can decide to climb a donkey’s back (there is a store in the country impossible to notice), or walk a 300-step path – more than you can without great effort, unless you want to try l ‘It feels like riding a donkey.

Once on, you will have the feeling of dominating the world, with a breathtaking 360 ° panorama.

Prato NevosoI NEED SNOW – Even night skiing anticipates

Appointment for Friday, November 24 at Prato Nevoso for the first skiing in the night of the season.

After a weekend with Mondolè slopes literally skipped by skiers thanks to this season’s advance,

also the night skiing at first set for December 8, was reprogrammed for November 24 and December 1 .

It runs from 20 to 23.

Meanwhile, skiers can enjoy their ski runs every day in the Green Conca area.

“The first weekend of open runs was repaid with the arrival of 10,000 skiers.

But the commitment of our station, at the moment in the province of Cuneo and in the Alpine archway,

is to offer from here at the end of the season a long non-stop of snow that we trust will be rewarded by

our audience – explains Gian Luca Oliva – Il First crowd bath we wait for the great evening that traditionally

opens our season: the Open season of December 8th.

From that forward onwards the night skis will become a fixed appointment for our tourism. “

Punta cana

Dominican Republic, Punta Cana

Incredible Infinity Pool Overlooking A Beautiful Cove Of The Caribbean Sea With A Dock.

Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, 14 persons, Pool, Gym, Garden, WiFi

When stepping through the main front door of the villa, you will be met by a scenery overlooking the living room and an incredible infinity pool overlooking a beautiful cove of the caribbean sea with a dock.

This is 5 bedroom luxury villa has been designed by a famous Venezuelan architect and reflects pure Caribbean luxury and comfort of a 5 star home.

The Master bedroom #1 and second Master Bedroom #2 are equipped with 1 king size bed, bedrooms #3, 4 and 5 are equipped with 2 queen size beds each for a total of 8 beds.

Santa Cruz del Islote: L’isola dei Caraibi Abitanti 105.000 per kmq

Santa Cruz del Islote e Una isola minuscola Corallina e Tra Le più piccole dell’Arcipelago di San Bernardo, il lungo della Costa della Colombia. Misura solo 0.012 Quadrati Chilometri, ma ospita 1.200 residenti, Apparentemente dati insignificanti, ma che nasconde Un’incredibile densita Abitativa: 105.000 PERSONE al quadrato Chilometro.

Solo Per fare un example, Santa Cruz del Islote e Piu Volte popolosa di quattro Manhattan … ma non Certo i Servizi ha di New York: non ESISTE un sistema fognario, acqua non C’è Corrente, e l’energia elettrica funziona per Appena cinque prega al giorno, grazie ad un generatore. L’acqua potabile viene Portata sull’Isola da tre della Marina Militare colombiano, OGNI volta tre Settimane uno. Allora perché le persone che vivono?

La leggenda racconta il Che circa 150 anni fa un gruppo di Pescatori della città costiera di Baru, a 50 km di DISTANZA era alla ricerca di Nuove Acque dove gettare le RETI, when this Incrocio isola piccola corallina, Adagiata Nelle cristallino e basse acque del Mar dei Caraibi.

Fatto Che i dati si era Tardi troppo per Tornare indietro, I Pescatori decisero per la notte di accamparsi, piacevolmente rimanendo in that dal sorpresi sull’Isola non ci Fossero zanzare, nella zona molto cosa rara. La storia Che Gli uomini racconta quella notte dormirono Così pacificamente, Che di rimanere decisero.

Oggi, Santa Cruz ci Sono 90 caso, a causa Negozi un ristorante, discoteca e una scuola, compresse All’interno di Dimensioni delle un’area Inferiori al Quella Occupata, per Esempio, da da causa campi di calcio: è L’Isola più densamente popolata della terra.

Lo Spazio e Così Che Limitato molte delle Strutture se estendono sull’acqua, sostenute da palafitte. Edifici per Forse Più Piani avrebbero evitato la congestione Attuale, ma sono qui Tutte Le Case unifamiliari. L’unico non occupato spazio Che E un cortile misura di circa META da campo da tennis, il Che le alte durante Maree viene coperto Spesso Dall’Acqua.

La maggior parte degli Isolani alla se si spende la pesca, oppure Lavora albergo pressoterapia e resort sulle Isole Vicine. Per Lungo tempo, la pesca ha rappresentato l’unica fonte di sostentamento, ma NEGLI Ultimi anni di Pesce E quantita diminuita molto, Gli uomini del posto costringendo al lavoro trovare altrove.

Gran parte dell’economia del pappagallo dipende dal turismo. Sulla isola Vicina di Mucura C’è di che lusso resort Offre ai di Turisti, Tra le Altre Attività, pesca, snorkeling o cosa immersioni, e MOLTI residenti di Santa Cruz visto lavorano. Altri prodotti locali vendono ai di Turisti, mangiare Conchiglie, artigianato e specialità gastronomiche.

Nonostante si Difficoltà, la gente del posto Si descriva il sull’Isola vita e tranquilla calma mangiare. Non E Alcuna violenza o vi crimine, le porte di casa Non Sono mai chiuse, e Anche i bambini Sono descritti Dagli insegnanti venire “docili” e “più Disciplinati” RISPETTO Agli alunni località di Altre.

Il generatore per l’Elettricità viene accesso Alle Sette di sera, Fino alle undici: Questo e il momento Dedicato alle soap trasmesse opera in televisione. In Occasione di Importanti Partite di calcio, la gente comune Risorse per Unisce la benzina annuncio Necessaria acquistare qualsiasi Alimentare ile generatore per Qualche ora Supplementare, in modo da Poter GUARDARE Partite in TV.

Juvenal Julio, un istruttore di immersioni subacquee sessantaseienne, pronipote di Uno dei primi dell’Isola Coloni, dice Santa Cruz del Islote Che E un paradiso. e aggiunge: “Io vivrò Il Resto dei miei giorni qui. E ‘una gloriosa vita “.

Venite a Il Resto milleduecento abitanti dei dell’Isola, Julio ne Andrà dà solo morto, Perché l’isola non ha spazio per un cimitero.

‘Time Zone’, new sparks for the International Arts Festival

“Time Zone – on the Way of Possible Music” comes to its thirtieth edition and renews the proposal of search music from the most important international artistic scenes. A sound track in continuity with the history of the Barese Festival, where music is the main protagonist of an exhibition deliberately projected towards the interweaving of codes and languages. Countless and prestigious, they have been artists in over thirty years participating in the Kermesse Barese: from Sakamoto to David Sylvian, Lou Reed to Patti Smith through exhibitions, special projects, readings and installations and previews that have made the festival conceived by Gianluigi Trevisi a staple of the Apulian and international culture.

Preview of the 2017 season will be Time Zones Off, the usual warm-up appointment dedicated to the undergrowth of independent music and the new realities that are gaining the attention of industry media.
From 13th to 15th October, in the spaces of Pellicano in Bari, Turukù will perform in the class, where rock, rap and classical converge into pieces of fulmicotone, the Nocturnal Scene, a post-rock instrument band that blends dreamy atmospheres post-rock dilatations with math-rock rhythmic intersections, and Peekaboom, the duet with double bass, voice and live-looping Ableton.

The official show of Time Zones will animate the weekend on horseback between October and November, departing on Friday 20 in the “Even Cinema Royal” spaces. The protagonists of the evening will be two very interesting formations: the first are Saroos, coming from Berlin and Monaco “side-project” between electronics and post-rock after experiencing historical groups in the German scene such as Notwist and Lali Puna. Following, one of the leading exponents of minimalism, saxophonist and composer Jon Gibson, originally from the West Coast and transplanted to New York, where he became Philip Glass’s historic partner. Along with him on the stage there will be Britton Powell, composer and base performer in Brooklyn, whose work has been commissioned for performances all over the planet. The evening finale is instead entrusted to the project of sounds and images “Visions” by Luigi Morleo and Niccolò Mastrolonardo.

On Saturday, 21, Molfetta’s Eremo Club moves to one of the most anticipated concerts of the season, Alexander Hacke and Danielle De Picciotto. Entered as a guitarist and producer in the mythical Einstürzende Neubauten in 1980, in 2005 he released the solo album “Sanctuary”. In 2006 she married De Picciotto, an American multimedia artist transplanted to Berlin and a singer of Space Cowboys, also famous for creating the Love Parade. Time Zones will feature the album “Perseverantia”, released in May 2016. On the same evening Claudia Ferrari will perform, in the art Missy Jay, techno, minimal, tribal and funky artist. The artist travels the world by offering extremely engaging sets and has been living in Ibiza for years now.

On October 27, in the Auditorium Showville, another great event with well-known Jeff Mills, innovator, prophet and authentic techno legend. It’s an endless production, with some really epoch-making and unmissable dj-sets around the world. He has made dozens of transverse projects between the arts, ranging from science fiction to space, from afrofuturism to electronics and to true contamination. The one that will be presented exclusively in National Time Zones is the latest version of The Trip.

On Saturday, October 28, he returns to the Molfetta Hermitage Club with four performances: at 21.30 he starts with Mary Ocher, a Russian songwriter transplanted to Israel, whose stylistic figure consists of guitar, synth, and vocalizzi eterei. At 22.30 comes Bebawinigi, singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and actress, to rock, industrial and new wave. Next is Sun Yufka’s turn with a project that moves from tropical mountainous metropolitan markets, while the closing of the evening is for DJLag’s consul, recognized as the main pioneer of Gqom, the sound that joins Durban, London and Rome .

Open Villas in Brianza 2017

From Saturday 16 September to Sunday 1 October 2017

There are altogether 12 openings for Open Villas 2017, most in the territory of Brianza Monzese, starting from the capital city of Monza, where thanks to the local delegation of the Fai you can visit the San Gerardino complex. In Briosco two other private sites can be visited, the Peregallo Mills and the Riva Art Furnace: both offer workshops guided tours, suitable also for families with children. In Brugherio you can visit Villa Sormani, a fine example of Lombard baroque. The church of Sant’Eugenio, dating back to the 8th century, is open to Concorezzo. Lentate sul Seveso organizes visits to the Oratory of Sant’Alessandro in the hamlet of Copreno. Even in Brianza monzese, for the first time you can visit Villa Dho in Seveso, while in Sovico are held guided tours to the Old Church with the collaboration of the parish committee. A new site can be visited also in Vimercate, in whose territory Ville Aperte was born in 2003: on Sunday 24 September, guided tours of the Villa Santa Maria Molgora Park are planned.

Another novelty is the visit of the area of ​​Ex Cral Antonini Corberi within the provincial property of the Architectural Complex adjacent to Villa Pusterla at the Mombello di Limbiate. This is a space that tells the latest story of a site from the alternate events, with an outside visit to the premises where the employees of the former psychiatric hospital carried out recreational activities along with their families.

Some new entries also in the territory of Lecco, with the opening in Montevecchia of the Oratory of St. Bernard, Cremella of Villa del Bono, Oggiono of the Cascina Ghisolfa, Olgiate Molgora of Villa Maria di Mondonico, in Brianza comasca also adheres Cabiate with Villa Padulli.

Always rich is the offer of the City of Monza, where you can visit the Treasury Museum of the Duomo of Monza (with reduced rate by presenting the ticket for Open Villas in Brianza), the Civic Museums, the Royal Saletta. Thanks to the activity of the Guidarte association you can visit the Rai Way headquarters in Monza Park, the Espiatoria Chapel, Villa Torneamento. The volunteers of the Delegation of Monza del Fai, besides being engaged in the new opening of the Complex of San Gerardino, also this year accompany the visitors to know the Quadreria of the San Gerardo Hospital Company.

A special discourse deserves the Villa Reale of Monza, where you can visit the entire Piermarini complex with a low-cost cumulative ticket, enriched by a visit to the Sony World Awards photographic exhibition set up in Private Apartments and free access to the Triennale Design Museum set up at the Belvedere floor.

The Triennial Museum at the Belvedere della Reggia is also home to a special meeting dedicated to design with Gillo Dorfles, one of the protagonists of history in the twentieth century. During the event, a few pieces of the video The War of Time, dedicated to Dorfles himself and his extraordinary artistic experience by director Francesco Leprino, are projected and commented on.
Open Villas in Brianza 2017 –

There are altogether 12 openings for Open Villas 2017, most in the territory of Brianza Monzese, starting from the capital city of Monza, where thanks to the local delegation of the Fai you can visit the San Gerardino complex. In Briosco two other private sites can be visited, the Peregallo Mills and the Riva Art Furnace: both offer workshops guided tours, suitable also for families with children. In Brugherio you can visit Villa Sormani, a fine example of Lombard baroque. The church of Sant’Eugenio, dating back to the 8th century, is open to Concorezzo. Lentate sul Seveso organizes visits to the Oratory of Sant’Alessandro in the hamlet of Copreno. Even in Brianza monzese, for the first time you can visit Villa Dho in Seveso, while in Sovico are held guided tours to the Old Church with the collaboration of the parish committee. A new site can be visited also in Vimercate, in whose territory Ville Aperte was born in 2003: on Sunday 24 September, guided tours of the Villa Santa Maria Molgora Park are planned.

Another novelty is the visit of the area of ​​Ex Cral Antonini Corberi within the provincial property of the Architectural Complex adjacent to Villa Pusterla at the Mombello di Limbiate. This is a space that tells the latest story of a site from the alternate events, with an outside visit to the premises where the employees of the former psychiatric hospital carried out recreational activities along with their families.

Some new entries also in the territory of Lecco, with the opening in Montevecchia of the Oratory of St. Bernard, Cremella of Villa del Bono, Oggiono of the Cascina Ghisolfa, Olgiate Molgora of Villa Maria di Mondonico, in Brianza comasca also adheres Cabiate with Villa Padulli.

Always rich is the offer of the City of Monza, where you can visit the Treasury Museum of the Duomo of Monza (with reduced rate by presenting the ticket for Open Villas in Brianza), the Civic Museums, the Royal Saletta. Thanks to the activity of the Guidarte association you can visit the Rai Way headquarters in Monza Park, the Espiatoria Chapel, Villa Torneamento. The volunteers of the Delegation of Monza del Fai, besides being engaged in the new opening of the Complex of San Gerardino, also this year accompany the visitors to know the Quadreria of the San Gerardo Hospital Company.

A special discourse deserves the Villa Reale of Monza, where you can visit the entire Piermarini complex with a low-cost cumulative ticket, enriched by a visit to the Sony World Awards photographic exhibition set up in Private Apartments and free access to the Triennale Design Museum set up at the Belvedere floor.

The Triennial Museum at the Belvedere della Reggia is also home to a special meeting dedicated to design with Gillo Dorfles, one of the protagonists of history in the twentieth century. During the event, a few pieces of the video The War of Time, dedicated to Dorfles himself and his extraordinary artistic experience by director Francesco Leprino, are projected and commented on.

#Italiadestate: the flavors of the vineyard, my vacation with Magna Gina

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Bimba dei Anni 50, I used to spend a holiday in Loranzè, in Canavese, my cousin Gina’s guest, for all Magna Gina. We reached Ivrea with the Aosta, a small train with old wooden carriages and completed the journey with a short stroke.

Magna Gina, a widow and a young son, filled me with attentions and delicacies and involved me in her very active life. She woke up early and went to the washroom powered by a canterie brook that was doing my company at night and with her rinsing my clothes climbing over a rock to be at the water level at 8 am I was already wet. Magna Gina then wore me dry clothes and then with gerla and baskets of supplies she left for the vineyard. At the end of the trail, when I was climbing, I was already tired, and poor Gina, silver hair and golden heart, made me into the gerla and carried me to the top of the hill.

The path was a climb to the Earth’s Paradise: around me there were trees full of fruits of all kinds and I just had to stretch out a hand to pick up the mulberry and bamboo leaves, apricots, plums, small pears, white peaches, Figs, avoiding the bees that were buzzing in the heat. The vineyard was covered by terraces with water-gathering tanks that housed frogs and toads, while green and blue dragonflies squirming among the bushes of the thousand flowers spinning in everywhere.

At the top of the hill a large gate supported by pillars, bearing the inscription “Villa Marra” and next to “Parva domus magna quies”. The entrance was preceded by a staircase opening on a plateau on which the mansion was standing. It was a simple construction, without electricity and no convenience but for me it was a treasure trove: on the ground floor there were the kitchen and dining room while the bedrooms were on the upper floor.

The furnishings were old, if not antique, and for this it was doubly fascinating to start from the oil lamps to the yellow collections of “The Sunday of the courier” that I was browsing kidnapped. Around the house there was a court with the top of white rosellines under which the table for lunches and snacks was fitted, the water pump, the fish of the red fish that I ingested with the wastes of the hosts that the old Parish priest gave me.

The ladies who were sewing or chatting sat on a rooftop terrace, a balcony on the Canavesan plain as the men spent their afternoons playing bowls in the playground at the bottom of which there was a stone cave with seats and The coffee table with bread and salami and fresh vinegar.
On the side of the courtyard there was the chicken coop with hens of various breeds, and my favorite were the “Americans” who lay small eggs and on which a gallant king was reigning. On the back was the hazel, where there were squirrels and ghosts: my cousin Giuseppe was afraid that they were afraid of my talk and that I would only have been able to see them. It has happened very rarely.

All this kingdom was governed with a firm hand by Magna Gina: it was laborious like a bee and every creature of the vineyard, every flower, to each person she was giving her cure and affection that still warm the heart of those who lived with her today.

TALENT, COMMITMENT AND DEDICATION: THE PODIUM OF SUCCESS BY SECOND VANESSA FERRARI

Getting to be the first Italian woman to win a gold medal at the World Arts Championships at the age of 16 is an incredible goal. But the true titanic enterprise can succeed in reconfiguring over time. And continue to win, no matter who the new opponents, no matter what the difficulties are. Vanessa Ferrari knows this very well. She, class 1990, who grew up in the province of Cremona and became a small big star of tricolor sport, made Make it possible a true philosophy of life. Or rather, a magic formula, to keep repeating every day in front of the mirror and beam, challenge after challenge, workout after training, medal after medal. The result, for her, is a spell of grace and power that for years has left the whole world open.

WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOU “MAKE IT POSSIBLE”?
In my case it means first of all so much workout and so many sacrifices. And so much commitment and a lot of constancy, because the results never come by chance. Artistic gymnastics are a sport that starts very young, and professional athletes usually stop very soon. This means that to get to the highest levels you have to make a lot of kidnapping: spend whole days at the gym, have little time for yourself, go on vacation just a few days or sometimes do not get off at all, except for the commemorated parties. All in the face of a result that is never guaranteed to be one hundred percent. But that is the case: if you want to have the hope of getting there, you have to believe it all the way, and behave accordingly.

 

WHAT WAS YOUR APPROACH TO ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS?
I started at 7 years, which is already too late for this discipline. From a tiny time I saw a gymnast at the beam, and I asked my mom to do the same sport. But in my country, Soncino, in the province of Cremona, there was no artistic gymnastics team, so he enrolled me in dance. After a while she realized that she did not do it for me: so when I was about seven years old she started taking me to Brescia for my first training sessions. My mother is of Bulgarian origin, and has always had a great passion for sport. A passion that has been absolutely able to convey.

 

WHO WOULD YOU KNOW THAT THIS SPORT FOR YOU WAS EVERYTHING MORE THAN ONE PASSAGE?
From a small one it seemed like a game, of course. I enjoyed it like a madman doing bugs here and there, and that was enough for me. Then, growing up, I was called for the Juniors National I was 12 or 13 years old, and at that time I began to understand that I had the chance to become a professional athlete.

WHAT WERE THE LARGEST SATISFACTIONS OF YOUR CAREER?
Without a doubt the gold medal at the 2006 World Championship in Denmark was one of the finest joys. It was the first gold in history for an Italian athlete, and I was very excited, although I was still too small to fully understand the meaning of what I was experiencing. For the rest, personally, it was a great pleasure to see how I was able to face the disappointment of the London Olympics. It was a very hard time for me, but the following year, in 2013, I was able to win silver at the Antwerp World Cup. And then in 2014 gold to the Europeans of Sofia. Here, these were two beautiful moments: when you are little you all have little expectation towards you, and when you win is a triumph; But then growing, year after year, the pressure increases, not to mention that you start competing with athletes much younger and more carefree than you. Continuing to reconfirm is undoubtedly the most difficult thing to do. And so when you can, it’s a bit odd feeling.

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Holidays in Sicily with a glass of wine in hand

Five wineries and their wines to taste this summer, traveling long and wide on the island

Between past and future
From the unique territory of Etna and the craftsmanship of generations who work on the slopes of the volcano, a “new” wine is born. Or rather, a new excellent expression of Nerello Mascalese, High Mora Feud of Mid-Cusumano. First vintage 2014. Why between past and future? Well, meanwhile it is a product that is born in a precise landscaping and historic farming context, with still old dry-walled screws. Half feudo is actually a cru obtained from a vineyard of 80 years averaging 2 hectares of cultivated saplings. The future is in the bottle, in its content, resulting from a contemporary philosophy and innovative technology, which allows you to obtain a high quality product. But perhaps more than philosophy, in the case of Cusumano, it would be more correct to talk about poetics. Poetics of wine and poetics of making wine today. The company explains it well in a nice video, spread just for the launch of the wines of the Alta Mora line.

With the malolactic in wood, the Nerello finishes in big barrels and this first edition, the wine is still young, already imposes itself as an important and authoritative bottle. Its intense and complex scents, but fresh and delicious in the mouth, so that it can be perfectly matched with seafood pasta dishes.

 

Black and white
Fresh black wines are also born from the dark black ground of Etna. Like those produced by another important company in the area, Cottanera. We are talking about two precious bottles: Etna Bianco Doc 2016 and Calderara 2015. Two different interpretations of the Carricante, the extraordinary autochthonous vine spread on the Sicilian volcano, the soul of many of the best Sicilian whites. His first interpretation is the Etna Bianco, which affords the yeast in steel for at least 6 months. More than a base wine, horrible expression, is a bottle that portrays the Carrier with an essential palette, with almost the only basic colors, citrus and mineral notes of this wine. And the body decided in the mouth.
While the Carrier of Contrada Calderara tells another story. It comes from vineyards of 45 years old up to 750 mt above sea level. Fermented and aged 12 months part in wood part in concrete tanks. In short, nature is part of it, but also the cellar wants its. So here we do not find only the citrus freshness, but also the greater flavor. And still the floral and herbaceous notes on the nose. Both wines combine perfectly with raw fish dishes.

 

Looking for the perfect bottle
Perhaps Stefano Caruso and his brothers are convinced they have found it. In the sense that they have come back to produce the wine that best expresses the philosophy of their wine-making work, the philosophy behind the whole production of the Marsala Caruso & Minini company. A philosophy, born of the competence and passion of Nino Caruso, then of his heirs. And precisely the name Nino brings the prince’s bottle of the cellar, the superb Rosso Sicilia Igt. (15% alcohol), which we had the opportunity to enjoy at the ancient Baglio di Marsala of the family of producers (see the opening photo above). Nino is born from two distinct stages of vintage with a strict selection of grapes (Nerello, Nero d’Avola, Frappato and Perricone). The second harvest occurs after a natural baking of the bunches. The wine then affinates four years in French and American wooden tonneaux, but made in Sicily, and another 12 months in bottle. Another particularly representative wine of Caruso & Minini is certainly the Perricone, also known as Pignatello. Sachia is the name of our bottle with this purest grain. A fresh and powerful wine, fragrant nose and elegant on the palate. 6 months in steel tanks and 3-4 months in bottle. Work on this autochthonous Sicilian grape is another challenge won by the Marsala winery. Finally, we point out three more bottles to try: the Catarratto Isula, the Black Avola Reserve Cutaja and the sumptuous Syrah Riserva Delia Nivolelli.

 

Nobles
Speaking of Sicily one can not but mention a Cricket. A Cricket, for example, like the Kados of Duke of Salaparuta from the estate of Risignolo. It is a bottle that well represents this variety, with its floral bouquet. For about 40 days, half of the grapes ferment in barriques, while refining takes place in vitrified cement tanks. The fruit of the work in the vineyard and in the cellar is therefore a wine of remarkable complexity and structure and a combination of great pleasure in the mouth. More demanding and important is certainly Bianca di Valguarnera, Insolia in purity.

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La tranquillità regna una volta che tuffate in piscina e la vista spettacolare che in alto; L’intera valle si apre sotto di te, e il Mediterraneo scintillante può essere visto in ondulazione in lontananza. Il ponte soleggiato offre strutture per il pranzo all’aperto e sedie a sdraio, che vi consentono di rilassarvi con la vista mozzafiato della valle e del mare.

Vanessa Hudgens and the unexpected accessory to beat the heat

The singer has given with its complement “wild” for hair, that with which to guard against the sun (among other things)

 

We all have ours. A fedora hat, a cap with a visor, a raffia pamela, … When temperatures rise, they multiply – like loaves and fish – capillary accessories that fulfill a triple function: to attenuate the thermal sensation of heat, to protect our face from Sun rays and give us a more “dignified” air when we decide to embrace the summer and its philosophy: washed face, natural hair behind the beach and / or pool, excesses, etc.

The good weather opens the ban on many novelties in terms of style; There are, for example, botanical illustrations, short monkeys or fluorine colors. But Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Hailey Baldwin have shown us with their summer stylings that, among them, the obsession with hair complements and motives (already mentioned) prevail.

 

Vanessa Hudgens entrusts to the beret this triple function of refreshing, sheltering and beautifying the woman. Although the choice may be somewhat unexpected, the beret expands its life-span with the purpose of serving as effectively as autumn-winter looks like spring-summer looks; An exercise of reinvention proper to the fashion industry.

The ex girl Disney has found in a black model, abullonado and with a detail braided on the visor the cocktail of ingredients necessary to beat the heat and to dress up all its outfits, be it a fluid dress of sailor stripes with clogs or a cropped top And plastic flip-flops

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The spacious and open design flows harmoniously together; the luxurious property features high ceilings, a fully equipped, high-grade kitchen and a sun-drenched common living space. All bedrooms offer sweeping sea views, lead onto a private terrace or veranda and are equipped with luxurious en suite bathrooms.
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The rules for a perfect gin tonic

We talked to the Cocktail Manager at the Gin Festival to let us know the secrets to preparing a gin tonic.

From bitter medicine to becoming one of the most popular drinkers in the world, gin and tonic has made its way. The story of this drink originated in British colonies and more precisely in the Indian subcontinent. Here in the second half of 1800 one of the greatest health threats was malaria, a disease that was fought with tonic water – that is, a quinine-prepared drink, an antimalarial extract from the bark of the china tree. But the sensible British palate did not like his excessively bitter taste. So settlers began to add to their tonic water one of their favorite distillates: gin.

 

Over the centuries, gin and tonic has reached virtually all corners of the world and has evolved and has changed shape. A change occurred on the one hand thanks to the courage of large and small (sometimes micro) distilleries, which without forgetting the juniper have experienced the use of new botanicals. From the standpoint of the mixologists who wanted to go beyond the borders of the always great, but not necessarily exciting, lemon slice.

The latest news comes from Spain. Here in recent years they have taken the most classic of British drinks and have revolutionized it both in the approach and in the flavor. Ordinary glass is the balloon piece, that is, a cup similar to wine. But the novelty is what is served in, that is, gin tonic where experimentation makes it a master with the addition of fruits, spices, bitters and even jams. The purpose is simple: create a refreshing drink and exalt the characteristics of each gin.

A school of thought that has crossed the boundaries of the Iberian peninsula and has even conquered Great Britain. Just think that GinFestival.com, an itinerant festival that is among the biggest gin-devoted British events, has embraced this philosophy. “The large cup of glass allows you to add a large amount of ice, while the tall stem helps keep the heat away from the drink, ensuring that you stay cooler longer,” explains GQ Peter Barrett, Cocktail Manager and Events Assistant at the Gin Festival. “Additionally,” he adds, “when the seal is added it allows for a visually appealing drink.”

To choose the right seal, he explains, one has to start from the main genome of gin and the set of botanicals used to create it. Most brands recommend the best way to serve their product and indicate what is best to put into their gin. But often the best thing is to play with the aromas and choose your own garnish. “First he tastes gin and tonic and tries to identify the words that best describe their character,” continues Barrett. “Is it lively and with the distinctive notes of lemon, delicate and floral, or has hectic and dry notes? Once you understand this you can use garnishes to enhance an aroma or add a contrast note to gin. ”

For gin citric try with coriander, basil or thyme. For those more floral lavender or cucumber. If grassy notes stand out, use rosemary or apple, while they dominate the spices spilled on orange, cloves or pepper. Finally if the gin is particularly dry it opts for pink grapefruit or lime.

From the theory to practice, the good news is that preparing a perfect gin tonic is simple. And the few ingredients it needs make it easy to serve both home and out (a few things try to sip a gin tonic during a boat trip).

The rules to follow according to Peter Barrett are not so many, but sacred. First, use a glass with a stem. Then do not skimp on the ice and put it a lot. Then add one or two shots of your favorite gin and gasket. Finally, complete with ⅔ or ¾ of a toner bottle of the best quality.

“Today there are so many versatile and interesting ginos with an infinite variety of aromas and styles, which means that there is really a real gin out there for anyone,” says Barrett.

“There are also many high quality toner brands available to accompany these gin, which means there is still plenty to explore and you can discover ever-changing new flavor combinations. The choice you have today with G & T, “concludes,” is infinite. “

America’s Cup Secrets

Bikes to place grinders, advanced weather studies, carbon wings with secretive control systems. On GQ Magazine Number,

America’s Cup 2017 Technology Challenge. Starting with Oracle Security Systems …

Supra-powered helmets, supercar helmets and special collaborations: all the latest advances, experienced to win the

America’s Cup

Emirates Team New Zealand wears Dainese Sea-Guard protective jackets, with D-air® airbag system.

The hippies are from Aldo Drudi, author of those of Valentino Rossi. Kask, a bergamasca company, has produced those of

Land Rover Bar.

More and more wheel-like steering wheels: Oracle has been manufactured by BMW Motors engineers; That of Land Rover Bar by

the British automaker and Jaguar.

 

If a haute couture designer interprets Italian tradition …

If a haute couture designer interprets Italian tradition …

As a creative director for Rochas and Schiaparelli, Marco Zanini has put his own personal stamp on both the world of ready-to-wear and the haute couture.

Since he left Shiaparelli in November 2014, it has become quiet around him – but that is right for him.

He deliberately concentrates on quieter projects that do not require a large stage, which radiate modernity for him.

One of them is a collection designed for the Italian traditional house Santoni.

The special feature: while Santoni is specialized in leather goods, in particular shoes, he also designed ready-to-wear for the label.

The Italian designer told us in an interview what exactly this is all about and why the whole thing is “A Colleciton edited by Marco Zanini”

Her collection for Santoni is called a “micro collection” and it was important to you that it is not communicated as “Capsule Collection”,

but as a “Collection edited by Marco Zanini”. Why the whole thing? Are not these words just anyway?

I find that words and certain terms are extremely important in fashion. Fashion is itself a language with which we all express ourselves.

In what words do you describe your collection?

I would title the whole thing as a project. It is not a collection that is dependent on seasons in the sense of a larger ready-to-wear strategy from Santoni.

For me, the collection has its right to exist, because it stands so without any comparison, and because it is such a small selection of perfect basics.

What is typical of these typical Santoni and what is typical of you?

Actually, there are quite a lot of overlaps – many do not know interestingly that I have a real passion for classics.

This timelessness was what I wanted to bring into every part of this collection. And, of course, there was a focus on the highest quality

of materials and cuts, a certain excellence and a fine sense for colors and their tones.

What is the purpose of your collection?

For me, all this has certainly something radical: it is supposed to be a subtle perception of luxury that only experts can recognize.

This is also based on a preference for anonymity. Only the initiates know how to appreciate this luxury and therefore deliberately choose it.

Is this also what you see the Appeal of Santoni?

Naturally. And there is also something very important that only really fine brands can offer: “Made in Italy”. A timeless quality predicate for itself.

Mallorca Spain

Watch the boats ply the Port d’Andratx from your private hillside perch at Villa .

This newly built luxury villa will help you fill your camera with panoramas of the harbor and breathtaking sunset shots.

Contemporary interiors and five suite-style bedrooms ensure that you and up to ten friends or family members enjoy a Mallorca holiday in blissful comfort.

Built into the hillside, the house stretches along the slope to offer views from several levels.

You’ll want to spend most of your stay on the sunny terrace, where a waterfall plunges dramatically into the infinity pool and plenty of lounge chairs await your

arrival.

Open the umbrellas or adjourn to the covered sitting area for shade, and watch the sunset from a cozy al-fresco dining area that has a barbecue and fireplace.

Spark a little romance with some stargazing from the rooftop terrace, relax with a session in the sauna or pour a glass from the wine fridge and settle in by the

indoor fireplace.

The bright, modern interiors of Villa Marivent are both stylish and thoughtful.

In the living room, a sectional lets you face either the sea or the fireplace, and subtle shades of cream and gray set a refined tone.

Chrome-legged chairs feel slightly glam in the dining area, while the adjoining fully equipped kitchen is all minimalist with its flat-fronted cabinetry.

Smart-home technology, underfloor heating and an elevator give this vacation rental high-tech cred to match its high-end chic.

Each of the villa’s five bedrooms has an en-suite bathroom and opens to a terrace or balcony.

There are two master suites with queen beds and fireplaces, one of which has its own lounge area, and one other queen bedroom.

In the other two bedrooms, you’ll find a double bed and two twin beds.

From the home’s exclusive hillside setting, it’s only a short drive to sandy, sheltered Camp de Mar Beach and Camp de Mar Golf Course.

Just down the hill, Port d’Andratx is a formerly sleepy fishing village that’s found new life as a glamorous resort town,

where you can book a honeymoon-worthy dinner at a waterfront restaurant, join in the celebrations of local festivals or simply stroll along the charming harbor,

admiring the yachts docked there.

There’s a Carrie Bradshaw look Sarah Jessica Parker would never wear

Although person and character are in aesthetic harmony at 90%, the actress has revealed that the outfit in question would

not show (as it is)

Sex in New York is and will always be a pioneering series.

We are talking about the first written and female television story that deals with sex from the feminine point of view

with total naturalness.

But we also talk about the first television story that made fashion one of its most solid pillars.

Simplifying it to the minimum expression, Sex in NY is the life of 4 adult women seasoned with amorous messes and much

fashion.

The zero-star hotel without walls in Switzerland

Among the mountains stands, so to speak, a luxury hotel with room service included

Remember the song titled The house in via dei matti n.0? Well, there’s something like that in Switzerland. Only this is a hotel, a zero-star tree (Null Stren Hotel), although in the good night of stars, the real ones are seen too much. The only available bedroom is in fact without walls and without ceiling and is located at about 2 thousand meters altitude between the Alpes svissere. To cover only a soft down jacket, but no room service. The room rate, including breakfast and welcome drink, and 295 Swiss francs. The bathroom? Well, it is located in a hut just a few minutes walk from the bedroom.

 

The “Zero Star” hotel is actually a conceptual work of two brothers Frank and Patrik Riklin and their partner Daniel Charbonnie. A way to reflect on the theme of hospitality, nature and the concept of luxury.

Roka – Dive into Japanese Spring

In the heart of Soho, and just a short walk from Oxford Circus,
this Japanese restaurant is a real treat for those who love the city’s frenzy,
but every now and then wants to indulge in a relaxation of palate, mind and eyes.
Exotic and interiors in Japanese style, a menu of sushi, meat, fish and grilled vegetables
is cooked under the eyes of the diners, thanks to a showcooking station with open kitchen.
As if it were not enough, to celebrate the arrival of spring, there was a spectacular installation
of Sakura branches (from Japanese, cherry), naturally in bloom.

Take yourself far out of the ordinary at Villa.

 

From this luxury villa’s perch above a quiet cove on the Andaman Sea, only one other set of lights is visible at night—the ultimate in a scenic private location.

A full staff and the contemporary, Asian-influenced interiors of this vacation rental will ease you into the laid-back Phuket lifestyle in no time.

Your holiday at Villa begins with an airport transfer and includes the services of a chef, housekeeper, security staff and property manager, making it the perfect

destination for a relaxed family getaway or honeymoon away from it all.

Spend your time taking in the views—and soaking in the tropical sun—from the expansive outdoor living area,

which includes rows of loungers by an infinity pool, shaded sitting and dining areas, and a barbecue.

Inside, the property features spa and exercise rooms, a bar and lounge, a sound system, and even a library.

Simple elegance defines the look and feel of the villa’s interiors.

Neutral-toned sofas and sectionals, cool charcoal-hued tile floors and walls of windows keep the multiple living rooms

refined yet airy, while built-in cabinets add an understated, thoughtful touch to a dining room that seats sixteen.

Flat-fronted white cabinets and contrasting black countertops in the fully equipped kitchen are a study in minimalist chic.

The seven bedrooms at Villa are split between the guest pavilion and the arrival pavilion; all have en-suite bathrooms, balconies and ocean views.

There are six bedrooms in the guest pavilion: four with king beds, lounge areas and al-fresco showers, and two with two twin beds each.

The arrival pavilion has one bedroom with a king bed, its own living area and an outdoor shower.

In spite of the villa’s hidden-away location on a quiet cove, it’s only a 10-minute drive from Kamala Beach, known for its beautiful sand and trendy beach clubs.

The property is also close to Patong Beach,

Surin Beach, FantaSea and even Laguna Golf Phuket. Make the short drive into central Phuket and board an excursion from the Royal Phuket

Marina or sample local specialties from the night market.

The short

 

Dressing for office in summer and not die trying

In winter, when blazers and classic cut men’s shirts can join; When everything can be covered under a pair of tweezers

and jackets,

dressing for the office being carried away by the formal vocation is (at least in general) much simpler than in summer.

The summer implies a progressive loss of layers that finish looks and even take it to another plane, making the

morning confrontation with the closet a feat worthy of epic.

At least, until you save these images of inspiration and recreate these tips.

The miniskirt is a garment so associated in summer as by many feared in the labor field; Logical, if you take into

account that it connects

Spring Sound: the surprise edition ends!

With Grace Jones (Stainless), Riz Amhed Swet Shop Boys, powerful and political, and Haim, for all but classy (which in these days is not a bad thing)

So the Spring Sound is over.
There is still another day of parties and concerts around the city, but at the no-place par excellence that is the Parc of Forùm we will be back in a year,

with the excitement, the curiosity and the unbelief of ever.

Of this spring, we will surely remember the surprises: Backstage Palaces Backstage Concerts and DJs, 360 degree Arcade Fire show,

Mogwai’s touch and escape, and yesterday’s incredible pop festival of Haim sisters.

We will remember why, if they were still needed, confirm and reinforce the idea that Spring Sound is first of all an experiential festival.
A festival that has long been responsible for rules that are just his – just see what happens every time the bill is announced – and that moves according to

established logic over time.

Spring can be allowed to have as headliner bands that would not be headliners anywhere else. Every year there is at least one of these.

And now Primavera can also afford to play and not to announce people who in every other festival would shred on the poster with the task of releasing tickets.

With the 2017 edition, somehow, it is overtaken by the classical festivals model and is heading towards a

future where the concept of surprise that has changed forever the record market could have a significant impact even in the way they are perceived And organize

such reviews.
We’ll see.

Meanwhile, we already know that we will remember the incredible and timeless show of Grace Jones yesterday.

He climbed to the stage for sixty-eight years, practically naked and covered with body painting, and put a perfect pop show between an

allusion to cocaine and the other. Glam in the pure state.

And we will remember the sing along collectively during the Teenage Fanclub concert with

their three guitars and the public waving flags of Scotland while the Madridists present at the Forum suddenly unveiled after the Cup victory.

And then King Krule you see it and you ask where it is that pulls out that voice and that it first goes upstairs with a dj,

but then you get to a band – with so much sax – and a concert that already It was nice to become a – ehm – surprise.

To the point that having only seen the end of the Arcade Fire does not cause any regrets. Just as it does not make you regretful, you have chosen

to follow the live of Angel Olsen, which goes so far, but going ahead becomes more psychedelic

and conquers all song after song. A good way to recover from the disappointment of the re-founding Royal Trux and their garage rock escape.
The sound and the aptitude are those of all times, it is a shame that Jennifer Herrema could not do it anymore and it seemed to

Loredana Berté in her most problematic period.

The palm of the most fun concert of the day if they bring home the Swet Shop Boys by Riz Amhed.
Perhaps the most successful live rappove of the festival for power, public empathy and impact. A show of great political value

– recover the words with which they closed the concert – and that with news coming from London, but also with Turin’s panic-panic,

represents the here-and-now more than anything else Past those stages these days.

Head rocking up and down even for Skeptic who made the many Englishmen who filled the Forum Parc.
And then the Haim, what to say: I am a force of nature.
And you do not need to appreciate a kind of pop to understand it.
They are modern and contemporary although they sound like a tribute to the Fleetwood Mac set up by fans of E.L.O.
For all, but classy and in these times, it’s not really anything.
Their was a fast show: the singles of the new album and the hits of the previous album. Just.
A real party, I repeat!

Haulover Bay, St. John, Caribbean

On the unspoiled east end of Saint John’s, perched just 110 feet above the live coral reefs, white sands and soothing

surf of Dreekets Bay, sits the tropical residence .

The grounds at this bijou villa feature papaya, passion fruit, banana, lemon and lime trees for you to pick and enjoy

seasonally.

Among its charms, outside one bedroom pavilion is a wooden staircase that leads to a trail zigzagging all the way down to

Haulover Bay.

The landscaped courtyard at Villa includes a pergola, lap pool, hot tub and a terrace welcoming guests into an aura of

tranquil serenity swept by cooling trade winds.

Its three pavilions, washed with cool green hues, are situated to overlook the sparkling panorama of

Sir Francis Drake Channel

with the verdant island of Tortola beyond. A hammock awaits the sway of quieter moments.

The villa also features a barbeque grill.

The indoors are loaded with entertainment options including electronic screening,

satellite TV, a movie collection, books, games and a PlayStation 2.

Wi-Fi access is complimentary.

BAYWATCH: DWAYNE JOHNSON IN INTERVIEW

Dwayne Johnson does not have much time. He actually came to Berlin to celebrate the European Championship of Baywatch.

But this was canceled for reasons of piety after the attack in Manchester.

The press conference in the afternoon at the Sony Center begins after a violent storm with delay. Afterwards, a few selected journalists will receive individual

interviews – which will be shortened by five to three minutes.

Because “The Rock” is known to answer very extensively, that is just enough for three questions.

Mister Johnson, it’s just a madness year for you: Sexiest Man Alive, the incredible success of “Fast and Furious 8,” the enthusiastic responses to your GQ

interview in which you had joked for the next US presidency run. And now play Mitch Buchannon in Baywatch. How cool is it now to be Dwayne Johnson?

Things are going well. I have good luck at the time. The GQ story of Caity Weaver to the presidency

has become a thing that has always pulled more tracks and brought me great reactions. And now we are sitting here talking about “Baywatch”. It’s simple.

Were you surprised at the reactions to your “presidential candidate”?

First yes. But then it is clear to me where this comes from. When Katie asked me if I could imagine to be a candidate,

I did not really think about the consequences my answer might have. When the reactions came, they were very flattering and I really liked.

There seem to be a lot of people who could imagine that. But quite apart from this, the reaction to me as a presidential candidate in 2020

clearly shows that people long for a better leader. Whether I’ll be 2020 or 2024 or not at all, is not so important.

I have a good sense for people and I think that’s what it’s all about: people want a better leader.

One more question about “Baywatch”: You are very obviously already very good in shape for a very long time.

Did you still have to prepare for the film with a special training?

I had to lose quite a lot of weight. For “Fast and Furious 8” I was much more massive. More so your stature.

You could also beat the crap out of Vin Diesel – and that’s exactly what I had to do. So I had to be a bit narrower.

This is nothing compared to the figure that Zac Efron brings to the set when he takes off his shirt. He is in incredible shape.

Irina Shayk presents her after-baby glow

New-Mom Irina Shayk proves she does not need a styling team for a stunning performance

Irina Shayk presented her after-baby glow on New York’s streets!

The top model, which had only become mother on 21 March this year, showed up during a walk with girlfriends through Manhattan.

Your beauty styling? Uncomplicated! A sporty and elegant trenchcoat crowned

with a casual half-bun and a natural no-make-up look – the color-free manicure enclosed.

The new mummy demonstrates once again that she exemplifies the after-baby Glow and does not need a complete styling and make-up team

for breathtaking performances!

Shayk recently took a picture of Instagram, which she posted just a few weeks after the birth of her daughter Lea de Seine.

In a tight bikini and lying on an air mattress in the pool, the fish-bred mom presented a trained Wow body!

Lifestyle, villas in Ibiza and … pajamas. Here is who is Gianluca Vacchi

 

Video on video with hundreds of thousands of views and sharing, an unmistakable style – halfway between dandy and bohemian – and companies of a certain level.

This is Gianluca Vacchi, a Bolognese entrepreneur who does not care – by choice – to hide his wealth, both material and spiritual.

After a few years of communication on youth communication on social networks, Vacchi has decided to self-proclaim – with excellent results –

today’s kids lifestyle guru, who, in his view, are too concerned to show their true self. What he certainly does not fear to do, given his unmistakable style,

made up of many tattoos, pajamas that look like evening dresses and evenings at Ibiza’s Lio with Bobo Vieri and Marco Borriello.
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Its activities do not necessarily consist of crazy nights in the Spanish islands, but also golf games from the garden of the villa –

you pull straight into the sea, so the balls are biodegradable, dances on the tables with the waiters and training sessions are always very spectacular .

All this, of course, is always posted on social networks, where Vacchi – thanks to the resonance case offered by so many photos with players and VIPs – counts almost

650,000 followers.

Obviously, as with all people with much follow-up on social issues, there is no criticism either.

Many attribute to Vacchi the excessive ostentation of his riches – he talks about numbers with many zeros, because of the family company that Gianluca manages with

his cousin – without any attempt to look normal.

But this is precisely the fulcrum of the mantra of the Vacchi guru, who wants to pass the very message that if money is earned honestly by working, there is no shame

in showing that it has them.

Whatsapp changes: 5 glamorous news

From the ability to delete the messages sent to the chat rooms: here’s all there is to know

After a full-fledged 2016 rumor, Whatsapp is launching other bouts of competition to continue to consolidate its leadership role among messaging apps.

Precisely on the same days as Facebook’s Facebook service was fined in Italy by the Antitrust for 3 million euros – for inducing users to believe that if they did

not give their consent to sharing their data with the social Mark Zuckerberg could not use the application – Whatsapp is preparing for a real revolution.

First of all with the ability to clear messages within two minutes of sending, but above all with a series of small updates that, put together, will really change

the face of one of the most popular chats on the planet: from the new interface to the super fast response, We’ve collected the 5 new releases

that will soon come to the iOS and Android app versions of Facebook.
1. Novelty in the interface. After the half-flop of the “stories”, Whatsapp decided to go back on its steps and to try to cool down

the application decided to change the button style slightly and redesign its main screen. The contacts will have a new section,

all revised and more important than the past: there is the possibility – remotely – that the app can alert your friends and colleagues

when changing phone numbers. New also the editor to convert your videos to Gif.

2. Messages that are deleted. He talks about it so much, but now we are. In the next release,

you will be able to delete an already posted message, even if it is already delivered to our contact. However, there will be a limit,

not yet clearly specified by the app: it was assumed to introduce a two minute standard time limit after which it would no longer be

possible to intervene, but considering the different Telegram approach that allows the revocation even after two Days,

the new feature may only work if the text has not already been displayed.

3. The fast answer. Whoever has an iPhone has already tried to cite a message to respond more quickly – especially in groups; Soon this feature will

also debut on Android and will be integrated with new stickers to be added in response.

4. The chat is highlighted. Regardless of the last message received, Whatsapp will give you the ability to

keep up to three different chats on top of your list. In this way, you will no longer need to scroll your contacts to look for friends and family,

but you can keep your favorites always up.

5. Share your location in real time. You can already send your position to friends using the GPS,

from now on you can send your route along the map to always have your position in real time.

It can work to send the coordinates on how to get to a party, but it can become irritating if it is always an active feature, but whatsapp

will have thought about it and will be studying a way to handle it better from the settings.

The neighbor is too loud, Messi buys the house

A solution as only he can to a terribly common problem. It was revealed by a teammate

If your neighbor does too much noise what do you do? Knock on the wall, maybe without fixing it.

But in the end, just buy him home. It is the solution adopted by Leo Messi in Barcelona to protect privacy and tranquility in the residence of Castelldefels.

Ivan Rakitic’s teammate told him in an interview with the Croatian magazine Novi List, which he also wanted to explain how he sees the differences

between Seville and the Catalan capital: “In Andalusia people are like us in Dalmatia, People take it calmly, fuck coffee together and chatter in the street.

In Barcelona they are more ‘Swiss’, they are respected, but they always keep a certain distance.

The Ramblas? I only saw them a couple of times from the team coach when we celebrated the triumphs,

because the club advised us not to go to grim places. ”
Rakitic also emphasized superstar humanity as Neymar and Suarez: “They are people like everyone else even though people think the players’

life is all about glamor and party.

Suarez invited me for his birthday and it was a normal evening: we bought gifts, dined, conversed, and almost all of us were with our families. “

Opens the first restaurant in Nutella

The Nutella Cafe Chicago will be inaugurated on 31 May

There are already those who lick their mustache. And who’s already trying to buy a ticket to fly to Chicago to eat in

Nutella’s first

restaurant in the world. Nutella Cafe Chicago, owned by Ferrero, will open next May 31 in the city of Barack Obama.

The building on Michigan Avenue will recall the form of the famous jar, it will grow on two floors and will have tables

and tables

of red on the ground floor and sofas of the same color on the second floor.

In addition, being a true restaurant, the menu will include in addition to the many predictable Nutella sweets,

also salty dishes in combination with the most sold hazelnut cream in the world.

Ibiza Mood

Spain, Ibiza

Architectural Gem, Magnificent Sea View, Walking Distance To An Amazingly Beautiful And Uncontaminated Beach

Villa, 6 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, 12 persons, Pool, Spa, Garden, WiFi

 

Spectacular six-bedroom villa situated in Ibiza.

This formidable residence, optimized for comfort and magnificently luxurious space, helps to redefine the term ‘luxury’ and is preeminently placed within a new, e

xclusive and gated compound in exclusive Cala Conta, on the island’s beautiful West coast.

From the mansion there is a magnificent sea view and the villa is excellently sited to present a sweeping panorama that includes the islands of S’illa des Bosc and Conejera,

as well as the famous Balearic sunset. Everything is carefully considered and all is designed for immediate comfort, while cutting edge technology

will make any stay here all that more special.

Glazed walls seamlessly merge the expansive living areas and outdoor spaces, which are geometrically defined and pleasantly arranged along with the paved stone

pathways dissecting the sprawling well-tended lawns.

The property is neither overlooked nor has any obstructed views.

There is a long and lean long swimming pool, bordered and shaded to one side by high trees and enticingly placed at one end is wide sun terrace offering a superb

panorama of landscape and sea views.

NIO EP9, at Nürburgring the fastest car ever is electric

The zero emission supercar has hit the blow. It is you, now, the absolute fastest car series to have completed a tour of the legendary German circuit
Do you remember the NIO EP9? We had talked about it some time ago to become the fastest electric car ever to be on the track of the old Nürburgring.

From that episode, the “global” producer (as he likes to define himself on his site) has still talked about himself last February for having built his own self-guided car faster

than ever – the only Having completed a round of the Circuit of the Americas

(the COTA, which hosts the Austin GP of Formula 1 and MotoGP, so much to understand) in such a short time. Evidently,

this record thing must have liked a casino for kids based in San Jose, Monaco, London and Shanghai (as well as eight more locations),

so it is recent news that a Nio EP9 would be able to break down The absolute record among the “street legal” cars never scored, within the Nordschleife.

90. A measure that, if confirmed, would represent a tremendous leap forward compared to the recent record recorded by our “Lamborghini Huracan Performante” (6: 52.01 in October last year)

and a huge giant step in comparison to all ‘Last hypercar seen from those parts, the Porsche 918 Spyder

(which stopped the stopwatch at 6:57 in 2013) – here’s the complete list of times taken down there.

At the moment there is no video that reveals the goodness of time, but certainly NIO has not failed to officially report it.

Gerry Hughes, Head of Performance Program & FE Team Principal, said: “In October 2016 we wanted to mark a new record tour for electric cars with our NIO EP9.

Under unfavorable track conditions – for which the Nürburgring Nordschleife is famous – the EP9 completed two laps of 20.8 km of “Inferno verde”

and in one of these it scored a time of 7: 05.12, beating the Previous record for electric cars and becoming the fastest electric on earth.

The new record lap is 19.22 seconds faster than the previous one.

This is a fantastic achievement for NIO and I am very proud of the team that has been working hard to achieve this goal. ” Okay, okay,

Gerry, beautiful Gerry story, you convinced me.

The smartphone is dead. He killed Facebook!

Today it seems impossible. But in a few years it may be the obvious truth. Get ready at the end of the phone, but also with tv and tablets as we

know them

Among the many innovations announced by Mark Zuckerberg during the F8, the annual dedicated developer conference,

spotlights were focused on Spaces, a virtual reality social network, and to a lesser extent on the two new versions of the Surround 360

spherical camera ( Which will allow you to move within the images) and on the futuristic goal of Building 8, the company’s research

and development lab, to work on a project that dictates the words you think directly on the screen without the help of writing.

In the center of the stage, instead, Camera Effects is over, the filtering platform actually boosted that will allow developers to create useful

elements to overlay three-dimensional graphic signs at shots. Specifically, Zuckerberg has three outfits: to provide more information, to add objects,

to have fun decorating and changing a shot.

The focal point of the project is the camera, because the images are today a massively used language on the internet to express

themselves and not just to divulge static shots.

The spread of stickers and filters to indicate feelings and mood is the most obvious confirmation.

And the natural passage to which Zuckerberg is aiming now is to take advantage of the camera that every person ever wears with that smartphone.

In the ten-year plan revealed last year by Facebook, photographic language is a key element in developing those that will be the pinnacles of

the future social network, which will change through artificial intelligence, connectivity always available to everyone,

reality Virtual and increased. And Camera Effects is a first step in this direction, because it brings sociality into reality,

a real fulcrum in Zuckerberg’s strategy. One of the goals of Facebook is to encourage developers to create applications to create a store similar

to Play Google and App Store, but focus on increased reality. Considering the first partners – Giphy, Manchester United, Nike – the start is

promising.

The point, as stated by Zuckerberg himself at USA Today, is, however, to have just one object to do all that we do today with smartphones,

tablets, televisions, computers and smartwatches.

“Within five to seven years we will have glasses or contact lenses that will project virtual objects in virtual format and interact with them.”

And again: “Today we need a physical TV, tomorrow no, because instead of spending $ 500

a $ 1 dollar app will be enough to project the TV on a wall. It’s amazing to think how many physical things it will not be. ”

As explained by Matt Weinberger of Business Insider, Zuckerberg’s move is a war declaration to all the technology giants,

since if he was right, he would lose all sorts of smartphones, smartwatches, tablets etc.). With the relative and heavy economic damage for those

operating in the various subfunds.

Certainly it will take years to succeed, as well as the will of people to wear a pair of super hi-tech glasses. In this sense,

we must not forget what happened with Google Glass, as well as the difficulties encountered by Oculus, which belongs to the same Zuckerberg.

Returning to Camera Effects, however, it can not be ruled out that the success of some applications might be an advance as you can see on future

glasses. That certainly will be very different from Snapchat’s Spectacles, the real Facebook rival on the short-medium-term

in the race to conquering the increased reality.

On the long run, Facebook, on the other hand, should look to Microsoft for a long time working on HoloLens.

It is no coincidence that project leader Alex Kidman has talked, before Zuckerberg, of “goodbye to smartphones,

tvs and everything that is on display” as a natural consequence of the advent of increased and virtual reality.

All this without forgetting the work in the shadow of Google, Apple and many other small and big business realities.

Omega 60 Years Speedmaster

Omega celebrates 60 years of Speedmaster with George Clooney and Buzz Aldrin
In a universe of lights and sounds, Omega celebrated in London with a starry night, the 60th anniversary of the iconic Speedmaster

In a universe of lights and sounds, Omega celebrated London’s 60th anniversary of the iconic Speedmaster with a star-studded evening.

George Clooney and Buzz Aldrin were the guests in honor of the “Lost in Space” event that paid tribute to the unrivaled Speedmaster story in space exploration.

The evening, conducted by Professor Brian Cox, took place in a completely transformed Tate Modern to offer guests a real sensory experience.

In the elegant, futuristic location, the protagonists were the 60 Speedmaster models from 1957 to 2017.

Among the various VIP fans and guests of the evening: the American actress Liv Tyler; The English actress Gemma Arterton; English singer Ellie Goulding;

The French actress Clemence Poesy; The English actress Joely Richardson; English singer Pixie Lott; The American model Arizona Muse;

British model Erin O’Connor; The British model David Gandy; The English actress Laura Carmichael; The English model Amber Le Bon;

The influencer Camille Charriere; The model and influencer Oliver Cheshire; The English model Toby Huntington-Whitely; Chef Marcus Wareing;

The English boxer David Haye; The English swimmer Adam Peaty; Chinese actress Liu Shishi the Italian swimmer Filippo Magnini;

The Japanese actor Shohei Miura; The Thai actress and model Praya Lundberg; And Indonesian actor Nicholas Saputra.

The Lost in Space event ended with the performance of ESKA, which delighted guests with an overwhelming version of David Bowie’s classic Space Oddity.

The perfect ending for an evening of entertainment and imaginationOmega 60 Years

Travis parle 80 langues à votre place

Au revoir les dictionnaires de papier et des applications ici est traducteur simultané rapide et pratique à transporter toujours dans votre poche

Une traduction simultanée dans plus de 80 langues, avec ou sans connexion Internet. Ce n’est pas magique, il est Travis. Quand on dit avoir dans sa culture de poche.

Il est un dispositif intelligent de poche qui utilise l’intelligence artificielle pour en savoir plus vous l’utilisez et améliore.

Il dispose de 12 heures de vie de la batterie, en mode hors ligne. L’ère du dictionnaire imprimé dans votre poche ou une application smartphone.

Pour faire des affaires, de poser des questions sur des vacances ou de tomber amoureux de votre propre son, Travis vous fait vous sentir parler locale globale avec qui vous

avez devant. L’idée est venue à Lennart et Nick, deux amis qui partagent une passion pour le Voyage, la technologie et start-up. À ce jour, l’équipe Travis est divisée entre

New York, Rotterdam aux Pays-Bas et à Shenzhen en Chine.
Nous sommes 7 milliards de personnes sur cette planète et nous parlons plus de 6.500 langues, mais la plupart d’entre nous – 83% pour être exact – ou peut-être un Speaks

deux. Ne serait-il pas intéressant d’abattre tous les murs linguistiques pour partager des idées et des cultures qui font une conversation simple? De là, il a commencé

l’équipe Travis et ont choisi les 80 langues les plus parlées dans le monde.

Comment ça marche? Il est facile, il suffit d’appuyer le seul bouton sur l’appareil et de parler. Il dispose d’un processeur quad core et est équipé de deux 4G Wi-Fi. Il

dispose également d’une prise audio pour le casque, mais aussi Bluetooth pour se connecter sans fil. Et puis, pour se différencier des autres applications et traducteur

s simultanés, met l’accent sur la simplicité et la rapidité de réponse.

Grâce à Indiegogo campagne de crowdfunding, Travis a recueilli plus 248,441 dollars américains par 1663 supporters et, pour atteindre plus de 311% de ce qui est

nécessaire (80 mille dollars). Maintenant, vous pouvez commander à 129 $, avec livraison prévue en Juin. Après l’été Travis sera disponible dans le monde entier à un coût

de 199 $.

Greece, Paros

Overlooking The Blue Of The Aegean , The Golden Beach And Dryos Bay

Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, 8 persons, Pool, Garden, WiFi

The villa is a charming private property located in a very panoramic position just few minute drive from the sea.

The house, built with the typical Cycladic architecture, comprises of three levels and a terraced well-kept garden.

A spacious outdoor terrace shaded by a traditional Greek pergola surrounds the main entrance floor. The main entrance opens to a cozy

indoor living area with sitting place, a large dining table decorated with contemporary art pieces

There is also  a well-equipped open-plan kitchen with a comfortable bar area. Located on the same floor is the main guest bedroom with

twin beds (pushed together can create a double), with access to the terrace with sea views.

The upper floor is dedicated to the master bedroom with a large en-suite bathroom, and access to a spacious roof veranda with great

panoramic views.
The property’s private infinity pool was built on the lower floor and is surrounded by green trees and a garden with a spacious outdoor

pergola and sundeck. From the pool patio there is access to another attractive separate guest bedroom with double bed, en-suite

bathroom and sea views.

There is a smaller stone studio on the pool level with a sofa bed turned in twin beds and private bathroom, ideal for teenagers or nanny.

The studio can serve as cool sitting room of the pool area as well.

MotoGP Lorenzo: “In Ducati to win, even against the clock”

Just started the new adventure on the “red”, the Spanish champion (Tissot ambassador) talks about goals and opponents

Elimination of aerodynamic fins, the intermediate rubber rain and limit to two hulls: if the technical innovations of the MotoGP World

Championship in 2017 are minimal, those that concern the team revolutionize the starting grid.

In addition to the debut of the Red Bull KTM rider Jonas Folger and Sam Lowes, Alex Rins and Johann Zarco, the stable exchange rate

between star players make this super exciting season.

Andrea Iannone has passed from Ducati to Suzuki Ecstar replacing Maverick Viñales, now in the box Movistar Yamaha with Valentino

Rossi and, twist, Jorge Lorenzo runs for the Borgo Panigale factory, after 9 years and 3 titles won on the Yamaha.

Who knows whether it is for this courageous decision Tissot, timekeeper of the World Championship, he enlisted as a testimonial.

Not only that, has realized the Tissot T-Race Jorge Lorenzo Limited Edition 2017. Sold in a box in the shape of a helmet, the clock has

counters that are inspired by the dashboard, while the buttons reminiscent of the platforms, the nut draws the disc of brake and the strap

carries the tread grooves.

“I chose the graphics of my race number, 99, and my name appearing screen printed on the back. More color: red is the symbol of Ducati,

“said the Spanish champion, born in 1987.

That concludes by launching a challenge:” This quartz chronograph measures time to the tenth of a second. I will try to beat him too. ”

On the track who your first opponent?
“The” enemy “is always the number one team-mate, before Valentino Rossi, Andrea Dovizioso now. To aspire to great results, I know that

I have to reach the level of Andrea and will not be easy: now has experience on the Desmosedici, the leadership in 2013, and is in excellent

physical and mental condition, as demonstrated by the second place in Qatar. ”

What is the most complete rider in the paddock, in your opinion?
“No one, each of the top riders have unique qualities. The perfect pilot should have the aggressiveness of Marc Márquez, improvisation

Rossi, the resourcefulness of Viñales, clean style of Dani Pedrosa and constancy “Dovi”. I? I keep out. ”

What I made you want to leave the best bike for someone who has won only one title, in 2007?
“Just the idea to be the one to bring it to the summit. From Ducati I had received a proposal for a decinda of years ago and I did not feel

ready to risk. Forte dei won five World Championships (between 250 and MotoGP, ed), I now have full confidence in myself. The talent I

do not miss nor the dedication to work with the engineers also up 13 hours a day. ”

What is your relationship with Casey Stoner, test luxury of “red”?
“Great, I hear it often: nesssuno better than he can give me advice on driving technique, he was the only one to win a World Cup with this

bike and riding is still a phenomenon. Shame not to have convinced him to follow me in all stages of the circuit; on the other hand he

supports me his crew chief, Cristian Gabarrini. ”

A short compirai 30 years and you’ve already taken a lot of satisfaction: think of running long?
“I do not know, I will continue until I’ll enjoy. However, I see Nico Rosberg, who retired at age 31, just won the World Cup: after a lifetime

to run for circuits, we dream all a bit ‘of tranquility. “

ibiza

The property is built on several levels.
Entrance level:
1 large living room with a satellite TV, and stereo with speakers all over the house and on the pool terrace
1 dining area open on the living room with a large terrace facing the sea
1 fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, oven, microwave and fridge
1 guest toilet
1 bedroom with 2 single beds and ensuite bathroom with a shower.

Level +1:
roof terrace with a chillout area, sun beds and an extraordinary sea and sunset view.

Level -1:
1 bedroom with 1 bed size 180cm and ensuite bathroom with a shower
1 large terrace with sofas and chairs, a large LCD TV and a stairs that take down to the pool. Thois covered terrace faces the pool and has a panoramic sea and sunset view
1 bedroom with 1 bed size 180cm and ensuite bathroom with a shower and direct access to the large terrace facing the sea
1 bedroom with 2 single beds and an ensuite bathroom with a shower
1 laundry room

Level -2 (pool level):
1 bedroom with 1 bed size 180 and an ensuite bathroom with a shower

1 independent bedroom with a bed size 180cm and an ensuite bathroom with a shower.

All the bedrooms have an LCD TV and a large door to door wardrobes

Air conditioning in all the house
Internet WIFI, alarm and safe deposit.

The top 5 new app to make, share and watch videos

From Apple to GoPro Clips Quik five apps to package and view the best movies for sharing via message or social network

If today Facebook, Messenger and YouTube are the three most downloaded applications on the App Store history with millions of users a day, nothing prohibits new startups dream undermine them and become the new queens of the world social or video editing.

Thousands of new apps make their debut every day: some fail immediately, others have an initial boom but fail to ride the wave, and only very few are able to establish itself as a player in the market.

What is certain is that the future of the company can not be separated from the video, now considered a form of communication for excellence in the world of the Internet: all major app messaging have an internal tool for video management, but there are several software take care to pack for you the pictures or draw the best social content to around the net.

Just think of the phenomenon of Social Stars, users who have distinguished themselves on social networks for product quality content, often video, and the number of followers who can engage.

Before being replaced by Japanese artificial intelligence, we have selected the five best apps to download on iOS and Android to manage photos and videos to social networks.

Apple Clips. He spoke since last summer, in the end Apple launched its app for video sharing, while giving up to create their own social networks.

Clips works independently from the main camera, and inherits the basic functions of Snapchat, Prisma and Instagram: you can add videos, photos, emoji, or tracks of songs from Youtube and share the result with any existing company.

You can add the time of day or location, while the unprecedented ability to add text directly with a voice command, without typing anything.

It’s a mashup of all existing video editing app with an extra option: if you send the movie to iMessage, the software will recognize the faces and will advise you to send them the link sharing. It should arrive in April for free, along with the other applications you have purchased yesterday by Apple, Workflow.

GoPro Quik. The app chooses the films to be included and the soundtrack and then automatically mount the long movie. By leveraging an algorithm, Quik is capable of locating the best moments of the movie, select and add transitions, visual effects and audio to compress the whole shot in a few minutes.

If you want you can also set the automatic mode that weekly scans your smartphone, detects new videos and mounts them, separating different places and events based on geolocation and timeframe. In the new version it allows you to access all the photos and all videos stored on your account GoPro GoPro Plus.

And with the new Quik function, the user can download only the time you most want, thus avoiding download the entire video and saving time and transfer data. When you buy a Huawei P10 is already the default in the smartphone gallery.

Viple. An app Italian all that gives a nod to the millennials and aims to become the first social TV for smartphones. Viple creates numerous thematic channels using the best videos posted by the company stars on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Music, football, fashion, extreme sports, surf, skate, famous animals, and many others: whatever your passion on TV Viple the user finds the best video can enhance it.

With the Viple bonus Today, the daily look at the world through the eyes of social stars, a canal built every day by the editors who select the best topical video.

Scorp. This app is a kind of Twitter in video – the most successful of the Vine deceased. The Turkish startup that has developed it has decided to create a kind of video conversation between users around the world that can record short films from 15 seconds on any subject – from Trump to the London bombings to the national football – and share them Network.

Anyone can see them, can answer and can share you in turn also on other social networks. From January to now it has earned 3.5 million active users, with an average of 100 thousand downloads per day.

YouTube UpTime. Born inside the Google incubator, UpTime is the attempt to turn YouTube into a real company where you can share watching a movie with friends in real time.

You can send messages, emoji, and reactions you can find a range of content chosen specially for you according to your tastes or preferences of your friends. For now it is little more than an experiment, but it could become the new way to watch movies and TV series

Luxury Guide

Ibiza
LUXURY GUIDE
This island at the center of the Mediterranean Sea has a great reputation among the international jet set and enjoys great prestige as to the luxury real estate sector.
Despite being a small island, you can find different environments to meet the diverse needs of its visitors. They are eagerly sought after prestigious homes on the beaches of Talamanga, Figueretas and Playa d’en Bossa, offering many services and all kinds of fun.
Ibiza is an island that never sleeps: its exclusive clubs stay open after dawn.
See the sunrise in the famous Café del Mar is now an island classic. The typical evening includes dinner at one of the many luxurious restaurants and then continue the night in the private room of the most exclusive clubs, not to mention the numerous private parties in the prestigious villas on the sea front. But this magnificent island offers not only entertainment.
Sant Josep is the perfect place to spend a day outdoors among a select audience that chooses this resort to buying a valuable property. Rent a luxury yacht for a day with friends is another of the many possibilities offered by this island.

Justin Bieber: his dream house that costs a fortune per night

The stars seem to be fixed with the houses, so that their dwellings are generally an ode to luxury and excess also hard to imagine. Justin Bieber is no exception, and his stay in New Zealand has not really spared no expense.

What Justin Bieber does not die of hunger is acclaimed, but the villa he rented in New Zealand is truly one of the most luxurious and excessive things that have ever been seen.

Justin Bieber flew to New Zealand where they expect new dates of Purpose Tour: obviously the singer needs a place to stay in these days of “away”, but if you think he rented a normal apartment or a quiet house you are totally out Street. Justin has in fact decided to rent one of the most luxurious residences of New Zealand, for the modest sum of $ 23.270 per night: at this price the star can enjoy a huge swimming pool, a tennis court and even a golf course. The house is part of the prestigious complex called The Lodge at The Hills, Queenstown: accommodation designed exclusively for VIP, which in high season can cost as much as USD 32 thousand per night (thank goodness Justin decided to go there in March …). The Lodge at The Hills is rented for a minimum of five nights, and includes a range of pampering for guests that are included in the price: a bottle of champagne upon arrival, a private chef, a night watchman, a selection of beers and characteristic fine wines of New Zealand and the access to the golf course and gym. The residence is located next to a forest, and the pool is surrounded by a large garden, while inside there are six suites, each decorated differently. The common areas were decorated with sculptures and artwork. Not a bad place to relax during Purpose Tour, although it will not be a bit ‘too much as a choice? What is certain is that, given the wealth of Justin Bieber (which would be about 260 million dollars), pay these amounts of money for him is not a problem at all.

Trip on the river and jump into the void
What Justin Bieber wants when he is away from home, you have a little ‘relaxation (goal virtually impossible since it is regularly attacked by fans). Arrived in New Zealand, the Canadian singer has tried to enjoy the beauty of the place and do some ‘tourists: so he took a ride on the Shotover River to admire its canyons and experience the thrill of bungee jumping, and the evening is Queenstown went to a bar to have some fun ‘before starting to work. At the local it gave a very funny scene to his fans, dancing shirtless with an old lady who seemed very appreciate Justin transportation.

Two tattoos in one month may be enough
The surprises do not end here: last month Justin Bieber has decided to decorate his body with two more tattoos, not really small: a bear on your chest and an eagle with spread wings on the stomach. A drastic choice (and painful) which shows how Justin Bieber does not intend to stop with tattoos. Most of the designs that are on his skin are of religious inspiration: how many of Justin’s fans know, the singer is very religious, so much to get to a small cross tattooed on his face, symbolizing his way to God.

Carl Cox Ibiza

Carl Cox and his imminent return to Ibiza, between former Privilege and Space
The techno producer speaks to an interview on May Mix of his return this summer on the island, how would want things to change and what has already changed

In an interview with Mix Mag, he speaks one of the big boss of the American techno. Carl Cox, after fifteen years’ experience as a resident at Space, will return to Ibiza, housed in the new spaces of the same club, now known as Hi, in May, before heading to the Pure party at Privilege.

“The point was never to leave the island, but what I would have done the same to create a suitable home for Carl Cox and my music. We are experiencing a new era, and Ibiza is changing for the better. ”

Cox spoke about his ideal future for the island, how would that Ibiza pulled away a bit ‘that atmosphere celebrities who has always been suited and with which she became famous.

“As soon as people come into each one of these clubs, the first thing they say is ‘where we can sit down?’ Thing??? Where we can sit ?? Please, I do not want nobody sitting in my club, I think people are standing in support of music and entertainment. I do not want to pull people off the phone, or start skipping because it is the DJ who so requests. We do not do those things. We do listen to music techno and pure, genuine house. If we’re not in, do not come either, do not bother. ”

He then speaks of the new HI, which takes the place of the historic Space. For him it would be best to completely tear down the old building and build something new on.

“They just want to give some advice. If there are new parties, new DJs, new ideas, that support them. Do not think that if it does not arrive soon so many people the project is to be cut, because this happens quite often on the island when the evenings are not going well. ”

If, however, will be the next experiments of Carl Cox in Ibiza to go the right way, we will have to wait for this third event in 2017.

NEIGHBORS CAN NOT PAY THE RENTALS

There is no one alive in Ibiza

The price per square meter has soared in the last two years. In the island they begin to have problems to replace the positions of doctor or police

“The rent has risen so much in the last two or three years, spurred by the increase in tourists, that we can not afford to live in. I know people who have to share a flat between five or six People, even doctors, because few can afford a rent of 1,600 euros for a two-room apartment. In Ibiza we are going to die of success: this summer there will be more tourists than employees, we may not be able to maintain the services. ”
This summary of the dramatic situation suffered by the island is signed by Luis Gonzaga, a spokesman for the platform affected by rents, an association that brings together 8,000 citizens around the need for a regulation on rents. They have gone out on numerous occasions to the street, starring in the front pages of the local press, but have not yet obtained a clear response from the Insular Housing Counseling. “The institutions are people who own property and have their interests,” said the spokesman.
The figures are strong in this respect. At present, Ibiza has no vacant public housing and, what is worse, the price of the square meter soared two years ago and has no prospect of letting up. According to data from the real estate portal Fotocasa, the island of the Mediterranean already has the most expensive soil in Spain with 12.34 e / m2, ahead of historical figures such as San Sebastián (12,17 e / m2) or Barcelona (11 , 58 e / m2). Thus, a house in Ibiza of 80 m2 has an output price of 987 euros, which has to add the usual surcharge because it is a top tourist destination. “The average price is 1,600 euros per month, a barbarity if you compare it with the main cities of Spain,” laments Gonzaga.

It is not, as in the case of the Costa Blanca and other inland summer resorts, a phenomenon affecting only certain areas. A study by Idealista shows, taking three reference municipalities such as the center, Santa Eulalia del Río and Sant Josep de Sa Talaia, that rentals have grown by around 30% on average since 2013.
The situation is so profitable for homeowners who are allowed to change furniture every year. This dizzying rise of the island has confronted the neighbors; It is the old conflict between landlords and tenants, a sort of Marxist class struggle with brick-colored dyes. To the former the situation favors them enormously. Hector P. has two houses in the Port of San Miguel, in the north of Ibiza. Thanks to the first, she was able to buy the second one: “In 2012, after having housed a family for nine years in my house, I decided to dedicate myself to tourists alone. With the family I would pay around 7,500 euros a year, and the first summer using it As tourist housing, in just two months, I made more than 6,000, “he explains to this newspaper.
Few owners want to talk to the media. Héctor, who prefers to preserve his family name, understands the situation his neighbors live in, although he asks respect for the owners: “We are all day sticking to Facebook and news forums, do not they understand us? Between May and October I earn a lot more than before, triple, even if I have the house empty during the winter.Not even bother about the typical things of a landlord: I buy every season all new furniture in Ikea and throw them at the end, Because it is a very profitable situation and I take it legally.Will they [the neighbors without properties] not do the same if they were in my place? “, Sharp ditch.

For Gonzaga there are three causes why the rents have been disbursed. “With the sinking of similar destinations such as Tunisia due to security problems, Ibiza has become saturated with holidaymakers. The demand is so great that any space is rented, even if it is a terrace or A bed for 500 euros, many times breaking the law, “says the spokesman. “A string of intermediaries are also emerging, landing on the island, renting a house for a whole year and being re-sold to vacationers inflating the price even more,” says Gonzaga. Finally, from the affected platform they lament that there is a large bag of empty houses while many citizens are unable to find an economic ceiling, but simply a lease for a year.

The other months are “season”, the lapse of time in which the Ibizans make their August with Germans and Britons. Most of the owners play it to have empty the house during the winter because the accounts come out to them. At this point, the Balearic Housing Institute (IVIBA) wants to act: “We are in the process of filing a law, which is in the stage of allegations, which has as its object that any housing that has been vacant for two years must be transferred to the park. Public housing, “they say from the institution. The idea would be to check the supplies (light, water) to check if the property houses life and, if not, to set for it a regulated price at the same level as the official protection. In addition, the housing counselor has expressly asked the Ministry of Development to transfer to Ibiza 20% of the homes acquired by Sareb after failed real estate developments. Alexandra has been forced to live in a tent with her youngest son AgeThe case of the Belgian Alexandra Duchateau serves to evidence the housing deficit. She arrived 23 years ago to the island to work as a child cheerleader in the hotels in the area. For years he was changing his address every summer paying as much as 600 euros a month “and it was already expensive,” he says. In 2006 he moved to England for a few months, and on his return the situation had changed: “It took me a long time to find a flat in San Antonio, and it cost me 700 euros. There I started to see a big change,” he told the newspaper. “At the time I was a cashier, I paid 800 euros and I could not keep my two children, so I had to move to a single room for 500 euros.” Here he began his ordeal. The social services of the Balearic Islands showed up at his house and told him that he would lose custody of his youngest son if he did not find a building that had at least two rooms. “I got a job at a real estate company and I moved to a flat offered by my boss. Then I discovered that the whole building was seized by Hacienda, every time they came from Endesa because we had the light hooked up we had to hide in the kitchen my children and I, “he explains. In the face of such a scenario, Alexandra threw the towel and went to Italy with a sister: “But my little son wanted to return, he grew up in Ibiza, there are his friends, his basketball team … and we come back”. Which Alexandra Duchateau and her son were forced to live in. The store where Alexandra Duchateau and her son were forced to live landed in the Pitiusas in June 2016. This time they found no floor. “She was willing to pay up to 900 euros for 20 m2, but nothing. For months she was living in a tent installed in the garden of a lady who cared for the children.” The landlords in Ibiza are very attentive to the number of people Who live in every house. If they think that there is more than one family, they immediately raise the rent, so I preferred to be in the garden so as not to cause problems, “says the Belgian, who even gives an image of the meager supplies with which he lived at that time. “Put ads, leave papers in the empty houses and try to rent the few homes that went to the market and were placed in 20 minutes,” Duchateau found where to live with his son for 600 euros a month.Has trick: the owner, a British citizen , Only signed him until August, but he has repented and wants to evict her. “He says that I have to go with the excuse that we live 50 people, but we are only two, and most of the day we are out.” The reason is, Once again, the lucrative summer ibicenco: “It has offered me to stay the six months of season for 12,500 euros, to more than 2,000 euros per month” says the Belgian, who to the top has discovered that it is re-negotiated.Renounce the work for lack of ceilingIsabel Llácer has worked since 2007 as an Italian teacher at the Official Language School of Formentera, the island bordering Ibiza. At first, like so many other teachers in the Balearic Islands, I shared a flat with a partner for 500 euros. Two years later she moved alone; Paid 600 euros for a room, but he could afford it with his payroll of 1,900 euros net. “At the time my landlord told me that I had to leave because I was going to sell the flat. It was a lie, the next year I rented it for a lot more money,” says Llácer.Llácer, in his last stay in Ibiza Llácer, Ibiza Three years ago, she had a child and was forced to discard the studio apartments, the big rent-a-car on the island. “I could not get in with my partner and the boy in a single room, so I started looking for nothing, but nothing.” We had to accept a small apartment in Platja d’en Bossa for 700 euros that came from salt water taps. And, of course, only until April, because

The VIPs advances to Destinations 2017

 

We asked the VIPs met in the last social events to anticipate the destination for summer 2017
Ibiza was the purpose mentioned: we requested confirmation of this trend in an interview with Francesco Pianelli, a ikh managers and PR-known island.

Question: Hello Francis, we’re interviewing the best known event organizers to have indications of the trends for next summer (2017)
We drove up to you, and without any particular effort might add, since it results from our surveys that Ibiza is one of the preferred destinations for next summer ……

Answer: Certainly, Ibiza has always been a favorite destination for Italian and international VIPs who will find the right mix of transgression relaxing fun … that is the true Ibiza Style. not coincidentally the Ibiza clubs are riding high from 20 is more years ….

Well, if you’re here to interview me there is definitely a reason …… ..evidentemente satisfied customers are good references! (laugh)

Question: Francis, you can tell us about your Island …. the famous?

Answer: Ibiza is an island that offers fun, luxury, sport, gastronomy, and everything you would expect from a holiday to remember … the tourist offer is so vast and diverse that it is impossible to get bored.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Madonna, Alessia Marcuzzi, Naomi Campbell, Patrizio Bertelli, CEO of Prada, Bankers and jet set … Geneva sports such as Valentino Rossi, the former Manchester City coach Roberto Mancini and players like Frank Lampard are your customers for a long time as several newspapers have testified, are a point of reference for the big names every year calling on ‘island …
You can ‘anticipate the big names who have already reserved for 2017?

I can speak in general that the turnout and bookings are on the increase and are anticipating an early sellout names I can make it.

Question: I feel that they are facing a kind of guru of Ibiza and I expect from you the confirmation of a gossip …… It is rumored that Bradley Cooper and Irina Shayk set the wedding in Ibiza and booked a superlussuosa your villa, we can anticipate the exact date……??

Answer: I can only say that we have a mandate from a Los Angeles agency to look for a super exclusive property for a very important event … internationally ..

Question: But I do not do names ???

Answer: Privacy is our prerogative, and if many customers choose us because we give them what they want …..

Dream vacation, the new frontier of luxury: the eight most beautiful holiday villas in Europe

Dream apartments with sea views, houses set in stunning archipelagos, medieval castles and beautiful villas. The options for those who love exclusive experiences and travel in luxury are endless and, it seems, are also likely to grow over time. According to the research “The Luxury Tourism”, created by the Bocconi University of Milan and promoted by the International Tourism Exchange, the luxury industry moves globally 1,000 billion euro per year and grew by 4.5% between 2011 and 2015.

They are no longer just the traditional five-star hotels, resorts and ultra-luxury yacht to attract the attention of the wealthiest. An increasingly sought after is the one of the luxury homes, which meet the living room experience, but at the same time unique and personalized. For this Hundredrooms, meta-search engine of apartments and holiday homes, has selected the eight most beautiful holiday homes and luxury in Europe.

Villa Marchese, Ponsacco (PI), Italy – Dating back to the sixteenth century and belonged to the Duke Alessandro de Medici, is ideal for those who want to dive into the past and feel as old as part of a fascinating era as that of the Lords. To beautify the interiors are not lacking in fact old paintings and antique items. A stay at Villa Marquis is suitable especially for those who love to immerse themselves in the world of nature. The house is nestled in a beautiful rural setting, where it is easy to see roe deer, deer and other animals graze in the meadows.

Villa “Las Brisas”, Andratx (Mallorca), Spain – This wonderful house stuck between the rocks and vegetation of Cala Llamp, meets the needs of those who love the sea, but not the crowded beaches of the island of Mallorca. The breathtaking scenery that stands in front of the structure are added dreamlike rooms with sea views, a spa with sauna and turkish bath, a garage with the most prestigious car, a large cinema, a wine cellar with fine wines and more.

Villa Stella, Lisbon, Portugal – Those who prefer to travel in the city can be found in this house the perfect solution. Villa Stella is in the eponymous “Star” district considered among the finest in Lisbon, for the many ancient buildings and for the presence of parks and mature trees. The villa has a very modern and exclusive style. Each room is treated in detail both from an aesthetic point of view of comfort. This, in addition to six bedrooms, four bathrooms, kitchen and living room, a terrace with a private pool.

Villa Noailles, Cannes, France – A real castle, where guests feel like catapulted principles in a fairytale world. Located five minutes from the Festival Palace in Cannes, the structure is able to satisfy the extreme luxury lovers, artists and businesspeople who frequently travel to Cannes to participate in the city’s events. The old style merges with the contemporary, giving the castle a unique character. The tall towers and round and a huge garden with swimming pool give the whole structure an elegant grandeur.

Villa Eriklinna, Äkäslompolo, Finland – Those who dream experience of winter can leave for Ylläs mountain in the heart of Lapland, where you can go hiking and winter sports. The Villa is built entirely of wood, according to the most authentic Scandinavian tradition. In line with this style, the sloping roof, rustic fireplace and large windows. The sauna with Jacuzzi, steam showers with aroma and light therapy.

Villa Nea 3, Mykonos, Greece – Those like Mykonos are the classic places where you made a virtue of necessity. The many white houses in Cycladic style, built one behind the other, with flat roofs and shape cube to withstand high winds, creating overall a spectacular view. Villa Nea 3 aligns perfectly to this style, while offering all the services that a lover of luxury does not want to give up. Located near the beach of Kalafatis, can accommodate up to 14 people, it has a swimming pool and a dining area with barbecue.

Georgian loft, Edinburgh, United Kingdom – A beautiful luxury apartment in a Georgian townhouse, dating back to the eighteenth century. Here you can enjoy the view of the ancient castle of Edinburgh and breathe really aristocratic atmosphere. The apartment is located five minutes from Princes Street, famous for chic shops and the lush green gardens. It includes several rooms, three bathrooms, a spacious kitchen and a lounge eye for detail.

From Madonna to Paris Hilton: for VIPs holiday choose the Mediterranean Sea.

From Madonna to Paris Hilton: for VIPs holiday choose the Mediterranean Sea.

From Salento, via Ibiza, Capri, Ponza and Greece.

There are many celebrities who for the summer holidays this year have chosen the Mediterranean Sea.

Madonna in Salento with her daughter Lourdes, Mariah Carey carries around her children on a mega yacht, Paris Hilton has fun at parties between the island of Ibiza and

Mykonos.

Mediterranean Sea for the model Irina Shayk and Ibiza for his former Cristiano Ronaldo.

SAS THE SUMMER NEW ROUTE FROM STOCKHOLM TO IBIZA

SAS is increasing flights to southern Europe in the summer. Compared to the summer schedule of the last few years, 370,000 more seats will be available in Portugal, Croatia, Spain, Italy and Greece (170,000 more in the peak summer period). As of June 28, SAS will be the only airline to fly a direct route between Stockholm and Ibiza, with departures every Wednesday during the summer season (until August 9). In addition to other destinations such as Malaga, Palma, Palermo, Nice and Split. “We see a continuous demand to popular destinations for leisure and we continue to develop our network and our destinations. This summer we are happy to offer our travelers a range of new direct routes and an increase in flights and seats to Spain, Croatia, Portugal, Italy and Greece. Some of our new direct routes from Scandinavia to Lisbon, Malta, the Faroe Islands, Pristina and Shannon, “says Fredrik Henriksson, head of media relations at SAS. In addition to the new routes, SAS is introducing new cabins on all short-haul and medium-haul. The new cabins will be installed between 2017 and 2019. From the second half of 2017 will begin the installation of high-speed Wi-Fi. Internet on board on short and medium-haul flights (domestic, Scandinavia and Europe) flights will be free for all 4.7 million SAS EuroBonus members and for those who travel by SAS Plus. You can become members on board.

A Relaxed Ambience To This Warm And Woody Chalet, Just A Few Steps From The Pedestrian Centre Of Cortina D’ampezzo

Italy, Dolomites

Chalet, 9 Bedrooms, 11 Bathrooms, 20 persons, Pool, Spa, Gym, WiFi

Cortina d’Ampezzo, the “Queen of the Dolomites” has in her very heart a resplendent chalet just a few steps from the pedestrian centre of this beautiful village.

Live in the lap of luxury at Italy’s premier mountain resort, in the heart of the Dolomites, one of the unique regions in the World offering a memorable scenic and cultural experience for all seasons. In Summer the area is a magnet for climbers and trekkers alike and in the Winter the resort is an eminent part of the Dolomiti Superski: one of the largest ski carousels in Europe comprising 12 ski areas, 450 lifts and more than 1,200 km of white slopes.

A lengthy renovation effort that started from an old barn has created what is arguably the best private luxury chalet in town and that is available to rent. There is a relaxed ambience to this warm and woody chalet, which benefits from an adaptable arrangement of living and private spaces. Deep and plush furnishings, warm, muted colours and lavish throws harmoniously offset the scrubbed wood walls and floors. Discreet lighting plays its part too to add dramatic elements and surprise, from the kitchen and living areas to the bathrooms and bedrooms. Shafts of natural light from outside and within stream into the stylish interior, which presents a cocoon of comfort within which there are exposed and featured stone walls, an enclosed glass forest and ornately carved and eye-catching interior windows.

A generous indoor swimming pool and a compact high-tech fitness area are other unique features and located within a very comfortable and classy spa designed for luxurious rest and pampering in secluded bliss.

Outside this luxury is less dramatic and very natural, with a wide main terrace that overlooks the hills towards Monte Cristallo.

The luxury chalet comprises 5 floors and can accommodate up to a total of 20 guests (12/14 adults and 4/6 kids) in 9 bedrooms, which include a generous lower ground bunk bedroom (sleeps up to 4 people) and an independent master suite (with living areas, a kitchenette and a terrace with a stunning view on the 5 Torri) expertly arranged under the eaves.

All rooms are furnished with great taste and a passion for detail and the artfully arranged bathrooms are fitted with designer fixtures and neatly set into wood surrounds. Family meals can be as fun and as grand as you wish around the antique wood dining table, which seats 14 on carved and crimson chairs. Overhead, a slither of light spans the full length of the table that will add flourish to any occasion.

The garden and terrace burst with colour during the Spring and Summer offer are beguiling spaces for al fresco relaxation and socialising, as well as tempting opportunities for building snowmen with the kids in the Winter.

All told, this property is a great option for a family reunion in a luxurious haven in which guests of all ages will feel at home. The quality of the chalet and the beauty and elegance of Cortina, with its smart après-ski bars, high street shops, restaurants and nightclubs are the right ingredients for a perfect holiday. Last but not least, we will do our part to assist you with our services and make your stay in this luxury chalet just memorable.

LAYOUT

Maximum capacity: Adults: 14 / Kids: 4

Lower ground floor:

Garage for 6 cars (access to the garage is shared);

Ski storage room;

Gloves/boots storage room in the chalet – no warmers but boots are stored close to heaters,

Wine cellar

Ground floor:

Bunk Bedroom for 2 staff with en suite (shower);

Twin bedroom for staff with en suite (shower);

Laundry;

Twin/Double bedroom en suite (shower);

Twin bedroom with en suite (shower), more suitable for kids;

Double bunk bedroom (sleeps 4 people) en suite (shower);

Double bedroom en suite (shower)

First floor:

Double bedroom en suite (shower and bath);

2 Double bedrooms en suite (shower)

Second floor:

Large living area with fireplace;

Dining area;

Kitchen;

Television area

Third floor:

Master double bedroom with en suite (bath);

Studio with bathroom, small kitchenette,

living area and beautiful terrace overlooking the 5 Torri
FEATURES

• In town • Heated indoor pool • Full HD Flatscreen TVs
• Ski room • Hammam • Satellite/Cable TV (free channels)
• Fireplace • Fitness room • Hi-Fi
• Elevator • Children playground • Wi-Fi
• Garage • Business corner • Telephone and fax
• Safe-deposit (3) • Wine cellar • iPod docking stations
• Central heating • Garden
• Child friendly
• Children accepted
• Pets subject to approval
• No smoking

SERVICES INCLUDED

Luxury accommodation on your chosen dates

Exclusive use of the property and its facilities

All linen, utilities and firewood

Linen and towel changed twice a week

Private chef and host

Domestic staff

Daily cleaning

Concierge service

Luxury bath products

Wi-Fi Internet access

LOCATION

Nearest Airport: Venice (VCE), Treviso (TSF)
– Airport: 2 hours by car (VCE); 1.5hours Treviso (TFS)
– Town: In Cortina d’Ampezzo
– Slopes: 8 minutes’ walk (Faloria and Freccia del Cielo)
– Golf course: 5 minutes by car (Cortina Golf Club)

Tourism, Salento allies with Romagna and Ibiza: “Born the axis of nightlife”

The mayors of Lecce and Rimini in the Balearics to sign an agreement between the three islands nightlife happy: study packages for international guests. Perrone: “We will export our way of protecting historical centers”

They are three hub of tourism entertainment and nightlife. Three tries, in the heart of the Mediterranean, which has always anticipate trends and continue to do in the school sector of the economy of the night and in the capacity to tourists, European and international. Adriatic coast, Salento and Ibiza now join forces and create a partnership to share best experiences developed in the nightlife sector, also in terms of security, control and responsible fun, to achieve coordinated and integrated packages, with a ‘ particular attention to the flows from Asian countries.

The first step of this new and ambitious project was moved today in Ibiza, on impulse and coordination of Silb, the Italian association of dance companies and entertainment show Confcommercio and chaired by Maurizio Pasca. At the headquarters of Conseill de Ibiza, the regional government of the Balearic island, the Rimini Mayor Andrew Gnassi, his colleague Lecce Paolo Perrone and President Pasca met the resident of Ibiza Vicente Torres Guasch council and the president of Spain Nightlife Jose Luis Benitez. On the table, the idea of ​​a protocol in which bring projects and initiatives created in coordination among the three tourist destinations.

“We are particularly interested – said Perrone – to enhance our region, not only with the landscape heritage, monumental and natural but through the field
of leisure and nightlife. Compare and take the best from a company like Ibiza, which has successfully established itself as the entertainment economy worldwide reference brand, it becomes strategic. For our part, as Italian, however we can make available our know-how in the development of historic centers and, in this case, the Ibiza cultural heritage to implement an already very attractive. “

Holidays in Spain? Here are ten beaches to top

fine sand or cliffs overlooking the sea, a short walk from the city center or on the islands.
In Spain there are almost 600 beaches where waves the Blue Flag in recognition of their quality.

We present ten of the most beautiful beaches in Spain. From Asturias and the Canary Islands, from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean, the Balearics and Catalonia.

Ses Ilettes – The white sand and clear waters have allowed this shore of the Balearic Islands, located in the north of Formentera, to be counted among the most beautiful beaches in the world. It is a privileged place, where you can enjoy spectacular views of several islands (hence the name) and even spot the island of Ibiza.

The Illetes area is one of the best equipped for the practice of water sports such as sailing and diving.

There is also a maritime transport service that links the area to the port of Sabina and the island of Espalmador.

As Catedrais – The As Catedrais beach (Las Catedrales), declared a Natural Monument, it is one of the most famous of all of Galicia.

It is known around the world for its rocky formations created by wind erosion and water, which have created strange shapes that inspire the imagination of the beholder. When the tide is out you can take your shoes off and walk in the caves of great height to the discovery of arches inside arches. During July, August and September it can only be accessed by appointment, as well as during the Easter holidays (March and April).

La Concha – This beach located between the fishing port of San Sebastián and the Pico del Loro, is one of the most famous, photographed and elegant of the Basque Country.

You can practice sports like surfing, windsurfing, canoeing and beach soccer, while the little ones were set up platforms in the sea with small aquatic attractions. The pleasant and popular promenade is always popular, as well as the bike path that runs parallel.

Bolonia – This pristine white sandy beach is located in Tarifa, in a natural setting of great beauty.

It is considered a paradise for surfers because of the strong wind almost constant. In addition, almost behind the beach is the Baelo Claudia Archaeological Complex, a city-Roman farm that surprises for its excellent state of preservation. In one part of the beach you can practice nudism.

 

Cala Bassa – Beautiful beach, easily accessible and well signposted, located about nine kilometers from Sant Antoni de Portmany, Ibiza. Nearby there is a space for camping.

 

 

eco-friendly villas in Ibiza: the complex Cala Conta

This urbanization, traditional architecture of Ibiza, combines the typical characteristics of the island houses the

cutting-edge technology.

The architectural beauty, location and respect for the environment are the features that make Cala Conta the best private

urbanization of luxury villas in Ibiza.

The villas are all oriented towards the west, until the last to enjoy the beautiful sunsets over the Mediterranean:

the panorama offers also great views of Illa del Bosc and Conejera.

The villas are all eco-friendly and all have a very low environmental impact and high energy efficiency systems.

The complex counts on a geothermal and recycling rainwater air conditioning service.

 

Milan, lights off at Porta Nuova

 

Penthouses and villas “out of business.” The luxury homes and six maxi-colored villas tabaccoalle shoulders of skyscrapers have not yet been marketed by choice

Lights out the windows at night, work in progress by day in bare spaces, uninhabited, by choice still spectators of the coming and going of workers, real estate professionals and interior designers. It is the least known face of the symbol of the Milanese Renaissance district: Porta Nuova, investments for more than two billion, 30 sustainable buildings for many architects from around the world. But beyond the awards of the designers, the accolades of citizenship and even the collective imagination, just lift your head at night toward the skyscrapers of the Vertical Forest Island, the towers Solaria, Solea and Air in the raised square Alvar Alto to find that those storey high object of desire are still uninhabited. Or stroll along the way Joe Colombo, on the areas of the former Varesine behind the skyscrapers filled offices, between Via Melchiorre Gioia and the hotel Principe di Savoia, to sense that the six maxi-tobacco-colored villas are still under works and thoughts . Not unsold, mind you: never put on mercato.Milano, lights off at Porta Nuova

Lights out the windows at night, work in progress by day in bare spaces, uninhabited, by choice still spectators of the coming and going of workers, real estate professionals and interior designers. It is the least known face of the symbol of the Milanese Renaissance district: Porta Nuova, investments for more than two billion, 30 sustainable buildings for many architects from around the world. But beyond the awards of the designers, the accolades of citizenship and even the collective imagination, just lift your head at night toward the skyscrapers of the Vertical Forest Island, the towers Solaria, Solea and Air in the raised square Alvar Alto to find that those storey high object of desire are still uninhabited. Or stroll along the way Joe Colombo, on the areas of the former Varesine behind the skyscrapers filled offices, between Via Melchiorre Gioia and the hotel Principe di Savoia, to sense that the six maxi-tobacco-colored villas are still under works and thoughts . Not unsold, mind you: never put on the market.

Trip to Ibiza off season: on foot, by bike and kayak

 

Ibiza: what is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the name of this island in the Balearics? Music, rocking, parties, clubs, alcohol? Sure. Even the sea and beaches of course. Ibiza is all this, but not only. Indeed, much more. Especially out of season or summer months apart. From mid-September until the end of May in fact the climate in Ibiza becomes less hot, the stupid crowds and you can immerse yourself in nature. From beach to beach, but also from hill to hill, in the woods and countryside.
Green is the dominant color, then from October to early June. Because the temperature difference day night, settles milliliters dew on the ground and the plants drink greedily precious water droplets to grow lush.

The other Ibiza short, is a discovery to make day after day. To enjoy it in slow mode. A walking and cycling. As well as kayaking to have another point of view on the coast, squeeze in some cave and down to earth in the most hidden coves.

Each short, can choose the activities they prefer. Only trekking. Only riding two wheels (also electrical). Or only by sea, paddling. Better yet, alternating with each other depending on the place to visit.

The routes to be done can be one or more days depending on the time available and training. In a week you manage to get a general idea of ​​the island. With ten days you can linger better in all areas.

Where to start? From the acropolis of Dalt Vila or Ibiza town. Declared World Heritage by UNESCO is a pleasure to discover walking in lane street, along the Renaissance city walls with seven bastions. Always alive and vibrant, from 11 in the morning forwarded night, the ancient city is the place to shop and have fun. Open all year, for those who love live music, it is the Teatro Pereyra Cafe Concert, a stone’s throw from the harbor.
The most beautiful beaches, however, are located in the town of Sant Josep de Sa Talaia: 80 km, including creeks. Two of all, inside the Ses Salines Natural Park (The Salines). It is Es Cavallet, a kilometer white beach, the first in Europe frequented by gay men he officially seventies and today the number one for nudists; and Ses Salines, gently sloping water, dunes behind.

To do in a kayak is the west coast.

Here, at sea level, “they quarried” blocks to build fortifications and houses. The waters, crystal clear, thanks to Poseidon (also proclaimed World Heritage Site) invite you to dive and snorkel.
Paddling again and again to the north, on the coast itself, here is Cala Vedella, collection and quiet.

Like glasses in history have changed

Overview The exhibition at the Design Museum Holon, Israel, traces the key stages of evolution of the seventeenth century to the present glasses, looking at the future through the lens of virtual reality
“Sometimes we tend to forget that the primary purpose of the glasses has always been to correct a defect; but in fact the glasses do not hide the defect, in fact, I emphasize through design.

The exhibition will not only allow to observe the cultural history of the glasses, but also to discover the role of designers in their evolution. ” The speaker is Maya Dvash, curator of the exhibition Overview of Design Museum Holon.

Until April 29, the exhibition will penetrate between the Israeli museum galleries for discovering the curious world of glasses, and sunglasses, in an overview of past, present and future.

The past, to be precise, is represented from the private collection of French Claude Samuel, through which you can see the changes that have marked these precious accessories from the seventeenth century to today: over 400 species that become symbols of eras, new discoveries and of cultural phenomena, including for example those worn by pop icons such as Elton John and John Lennon, the traditional snow goggles bone worn by Eskimos populations or sketches designed for fashion house Pierre Cardin by the father of Samuel.

In addition to this valuable retrospective, the exhibition also features a creative part dedicated to this, entitled “What are eyeglasses?”, With models developed by 40 Israeli artists from fashion, jewelery and industrial design.

The future is represented by the space dedicated to virtual reality that the museum’s Design Lab has set up in collaboration with the French Institute of Israel, the Forum des image and the Holon Cinematheque.
But there’s also a touch of Italy in this exhibition, and it is probably the most intriguing: the Italian Cultural Institute and the Italian Embassy in Israel contributed to the creation of the section entitled “Vision Test” which allows visitors to discover the interaction between sight and design through activities and optical illusions that play with perspective, colors and observation points.

 

Food & Drinks

Christmas 2016: the traditions according Bombay Sapphire
5 cocktails for 5 designers, called upon to interpret the London Dry Gin Queen Victoria

Traditions are important but sometimes stretch the rules can only do him good. It stems from this premise The New Tradition Collection, the project for Christmas thought by Bombay Sapphire. The “collection of new tradition” includes five design projects by as many top British designers called upon to interpret the iconic blue bottle London Dry Gin of Queen Victoria. As the series of five Christmas sweaters made from Brooke Roberts – in collaboration with the creative agency DBLG – that, instead of ordinary trees and Santa Clauses, reindeer and everything else imaginary “Jingle Bells” has thought of a landscape winter and its own bestiary reproduced digitally and made with beads and crystals applied on a mixed fabric made of cashmere, viscose, cotton, wool, polyamide and lurex. The cocktail made from Bombay to match is just as original, because caldo.L’Hot Gin Mocha, in addition to gin, requires cocoa cream, coffee and dark chocolate.

The young duo Bompas & Parr has instead thought of a fireworks festival in the true sense of the word: a kind of lamp exploding gold confetti and blue, just like the color of the bottle. “We had the idea that it would be really fun to celebrate Christmas or even more the BEGINNING of the new year under a rain of confetti while dancing,” they told us. For them the most suitable cocktail called Star 75, made from Bombay Star, lemon juice, prosecco and maraschino. From real stars.

Glass and steel are the materials chosen by Stephen Hendee, for his “candle” Led Free Form Candle lights. The more in tune accompanying cocktails is the Spiced Apple Warmer, very fragrant, thanks to apple juice, and very aromatic due to the presence of cinnamon and anise. Cold hot.

It’s all glass instead, the one chosen by both Studio Boo is by Richard Clarkson, respectively authors of the Christmas cracker, containing a juniper twig in 3D, and Bombay Sapphire’s Bauble, the glass ball with a juniper seedling inside , to hang on the Christmas tree. For the revival of traditional British Christmas gift, the cocktail suggested is the Winter Pine Twist, the cassico gin and tonic with cranberries and a sprig of pine. As for the sphere the idea is a gin & tonic flavored cranberry and ginger, Cranberry Ginger Twist. Then sure, Ogun can drink it at home as and when he wants. The recipes and the entire project can be followed on the Facebook profile of Bombay or on the official website.

Pacha, la migliore musica ‘made in Ibiza’

Anna Tur sarà la protagonista di un altro appuntamento con Ibiza globale Showcase e domani alle dieci
Sarà un fine settimana con un sapore locale e tutta la qualità che ha fatto di Ibiza e la sua musica è conosciuta in tutto il mondo.
Inizia il fine settimana con una nuova puntata di Ibiza globale  questa volta con il suo direttore Anna Tur ai comandi.

Anna, sempre in tour in Europa . Anna rostra alla sum passione per la musica e il suo tocco personale, una miscela di suoni che vanno dal presente al techno più melodico. il suo  suono unico, e il suo atteggiamento elegante e divertente, sono diventati uno degli artisti più carismatici di tutta l’isola.

Questa volta, saranno in cabina con Anna Maria Jose Ramon, Miguel Garji, Eli Rojas

Pacha si prepara a celebrare le vacanze di Natale.
Abbiamo completato un giro di fine settimana con residenza mensile Ten. Oriol Calvo porta questa volta a Ibiza per DJ e produttore brasiliano Fischetti. Mario Fischetti è uno dei dj più rispettati e influenti in Brasile, dove ha un fitto calendario di spettacoli dal 2000. Nel 2004 ha ricevuto il premio come miglior dj casa del Brasile ed è diventato ambasciatore di questo stile in tutto il mondo . Insieme a loro sarà pungere dj Baum e Graham Sahara.

Uber makes you (re) discover Milan UberTour

Through the app you can book a photo tour of 50 minutes in search of the most significant places in the city

After the success in Rome, UberTour doubles and arrives in Milan. From today, the service that allows you to rent a van to discover closely the monuments and the beauty of a city is also available in Milan. The service is very simple: spending 80 Euros, you can offer to a maximum of 6 people a photographic and cultural tour of 50 minutes going through places that have marked the history and the architectural evolution of the city.
It will tour starting at the historic Milan – Castello Sforzesco in San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, Milan Stock Exchange and the Cathedral and then on to the Teatro alla Scala in Brera coming out – and then move on to the modern beauty of Piazza Gae Aulenti and skyscraper Vertical Forest and conclude turning around Arco della Pace and the Triennale, the undisputed realm of design. A tour developed and developed by Hidden City, a non-profit organization founded in 2010 with the aim of rediscovering Milan and its hidden treasures and which Uber has partnered.

To book your path, simply click on the new icon in the app Uber dedicated to the Tour, which is complementary to other rental services already available as Black, Lux or Van. No matter being found at the Castle, the machine will pick the group at any point inside the Milan external circular and, once on board, will activate a special electronic card inside the Uber app will give you access to content Hidden City which has developed specially for travelers.

Right in the day when Travis Kalanick, founder of Uber, he joined the Strategic Forum of Economic Advisers of the president elect of the United States, Donald Trump, the app is located in front of a series of strategic choices to be made to continue grow. First of all the service differentiation, experiencing the car 360 degrees, from food delivery with UberEats to premium services with UberLux, who debuted in Milan in recent months. Then trying to keep a look on the future which is called artificial intelligence, a field where the US giant would invest a lot: the acquisition of two startups in the field of artificial – the Geometric Intelligence and Eight – could help to develop algorithms enabling drivers to choose better your own path. At least until it is up the machine to make this choice, without requiring the pilot: Uber There is already thinking and has already begun the first tests with autonomous vehicles in San Francisco.

IBIZA: FIRST DAY OF RACES OF CATAMARANS M32 FOR THE LAST STAGE OF THE MEDITERRANEAN SERIES

Ibiza, October 7, 2016 – The most popular island in the Mediterranean for its night life and its beauty is as a natural backdrop for the last act of the Mediteranean M32 Series, here they found themselves – in conjunction with the closing weekend socialite island season – closing the series of regattas that have touched: Porto Venere, Monte Carlo, Riva del Garda, Genoa and Ibiza.

Guest of the Club Nautico de Ibiza, the paddock of the M32 colored dock of Marina Botafoch with its catamarans and the village to the ground, the central point of the shore life. At today’s races they attended 6 catamarans representing Sweden, England, Italy, Switzerland and the Principality of Monaco.

The initials conditions of the day, almost summer, led the race committee to place the field in the port of Ibiza for a first race ‘in favor of the public’. Success with catamarans darting a few meters from the promenade and offering a show uncommon; the wind drops and the port has then forced the organization to move in a new field of the beaches, where the wind was still weak, but stretched out and adjust.

At 14:30 the preparatory signal for the start of the first of four races today, all carried out with light winds about 5 knots, but that did not prevent the catamarans to fly on one hull just over 10 knots. For the second test, the hot seats, with a group of lucky guests who were able to participate in the regatta on board the M32 were provided.

Hard-fought races on the tried and tested format of a fast path; between the start and the arrival of the first boat, it is difficult to exceed 15 minutes. The catamarans leave the beam at full power to go round a mark of disengagement, then the stern, bowline, stern and finish line.

Today’s races have excelled the British crew GAC Pindar-sealing the first day with seven points (2,2,1,2 the partial day), followed very close by the Swiss Section 16 of Richard Davies to 9 points and therefore the Italo Monegasque crew of Team Neverland Guido Miani to 12 points.

Appointment tomorrow in Ibiza waters for the second session of racing that will continue until Sunday, and they will see, finally, the assignment of Mediterranean

Ibiza, assumes the new Flakka and crazy drug “Naked and dangerous, seemed a zombie”

1457362571_facebook1-1280x628“Isolated case” the doctors say but do not give total figures: “Ibiza is not the place where you experiment with drugs”.
IBIZA – has taken on a new, potent, synthetic drug and has become an extremely violent zombies. A British tourist, which are not disclosed the identity, was stopped by police while naked Ibiza was between the hotel Piscis Park and the bus station of the famous resort town San Antonio.

Police said that the man, completely naked and beside himself, was violent and harassing to the people he met. The man was arrested and loaded onto an ambulance to the hospital where he is hospitalized under arrest.

Police suspect the man may have taken Flakka that produces euphoria, sexual arousal, panic attacks, paranoia and a lot of aggression. Doctors have made it known that this is an isolated case and rejected the idea that Ibiza is becoming an island for experimental new drugs. Island nightlife par excellence this year there has been a sharp increase in the consumption of ketamine, known in the clubs as Special K or Cat Valium.

The Flakka hand is reaching epidemic proportions in London and Florida. It can be devastating, even fatal consequences, and is very economical. It is a substance that distorts the perception of images and sound and produces feelings of detachment. There have been cases where rape victims have remembered that they were drugged reporting very similar effects. Doctors have declined to say how many cases of this type have been recorded on the island this summer.

Girona

Your Private Mountain Paradise !
Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, 10 persons, Pool, Garden, WiFi

Enjoy a family holiday in style in this large and luxurious Catalan farmhouse or masía, completely rebuilt as a sustainable modern family home by a renowned Barcelona architect. The main house sleeps 8 in 4 double bedrooms. The separate annex house sleeps 2 with a private bathroom and kitchen/studio overlooking the forest.

Stunning mountain views, hilltop location
Natural swimming pool (no salt or chlorine)
Peace and beauty all around
Girona 20 mins, beaches 25 mins, Barcelona 75 mins
Top-class details

This exclusive restoration oozes quality and style. The beautiful open kitchen has top-end equipment and a huge island. The bathrooms are fitted with exquisite Bisazza tiles. Outside, there are fabulous mediterranean gardens, an incredible infinity pool and miles of space all around. The cool, modern interiors with vivid textiles combine beautifully with classic mid-century furniture.

Fabulous beds for a wonderful night’s sleep

Good beds are really important! The beds throughout the house are top of the range. There is a Coco-Mat “Emperor” size bed (2m wide!) in the master suite and high quality new latex mattresses on all other double beds. The double bed in the annex is a Japanese futon mattress on a beech wood frame. Summers here are hot and you will appreciate the cool, pleasant temperatures inside the house, especially in the bedrooms at night (cooled floors are much nicer than air conditioning!)

Disabled access

There is disabled access to most parts of the house and garden. The house is ideal for families although it is important to note that very small children who can’t swim must be carefully supervised at all timesbecause the pool is not protected by a fence.

Natural swimming pool

The pool is for your private, exclusive use. It is fresh water, with no salt or chlorine. The water comes from a well on the property and is filtered and cleaned by aquatic plants such as water lilies, which are in a separate zone from the swimming area. These plants naturally remove the minerals which would allow algae to grow. Swimming in natural water with no salt or chemicals, your skin and hair will feel fabulous!

Surroundings

The nearest shops, banks and a farmers’ market are 10 mins by car.

The Gavarres natural park is a mixed forest of cork and pine that has been here for thousands of years. The house looks out to the sea over a beautiful green landscape that stretches for miles and miles. The house has its own garden and also 25 hectares (60 acres) of private forest for you to explore. Walk or cycle along shaded paths and you’re unlikely to come across anyone else for hours. And beyond, there are literally thousands of hectares of the Gavarres, guaranteeing fresh air, scented warm evenings and lots of peace and quiet.

Garden

There’s a shaded barbecue area next to the pool for outside dining. The gardens are well maintained with mediterranean planting and fruit trees, lots of places to sit in the shade or sunbathe by the pool, plus plenty of hammocks to sling between the trees in your favourite spot and siesta.

Games

There’s a large trampoline, table tennis, table football ‘futbolín’, mountain bikes and of course the natural swimming pool. In the unlikely event of a rainy afternoon there are also board games, chess, etc, as well as a small DVD collection for both kids and adults.

Hypo-allergenic

Instead of plaster the interior walls are covered with natural clay, which is better for people with dust allergies. (It’s also rather beautiful!) And one of the double beds has hypo-allergenic duvet and pillows, too.

Sustainability

Sustainability is central to the house’s design, from the reed beds that recycle water for garden irrigation, to the walls that are insulated on the interior with natural cork that comes from the trees that grow literally on the doorstep.

Getting around

You really need a car. There is free parking on the property. For cycling, walking and jogging, there are hundreds of paths to discover in the surrounding forest, where you are free to explore. There are 4 mountain bikes you can use.

http://ikh.villas/your-private-mountain-paradise

 

Britney Spears, the joke to Kimmel, the upcoming album and the video clip censored

The singer has finally announced the release date of Glory, his latest album. While careful the video clip of the first single, shot by David LaChapelle and then disappeared because too sexy, Spears plays one hot joke on Jimmy Kimmel

Britney Spears is back, and this time it seems to do really great. Former lolita pop par excellence, after having displayed a remise en enviable forms, has released a first single Make Me Over, and a few hours ago has finally announced the release date of the new album: Glory will be released on 26 August. The singer, meanwhile, continues to be talked about, emphasizing above all the newfound erotic charge.

The joke Jimmy Kimmel
One of the “victims” of the sexy queen (return) was Jimmy Kimmel. With the complicity of his wife, Spears and her crew of dancers were introduced at night in the house of the conductor, who have reached the while he slept in the bedroom. Strobe lights and loud music, Britney and crew improvised a very hot dance directly on the bed of the “poor” Kimmel.
The case of LaChapelle’s censored video clip and disappeared
While Spears’ fans wait with fibrillation entire album (and dream of a new tour), something is very wrong about the first single, Make Over. Indeed, about the accompanying video, which you are chasing different rumors. The most reliable (but unconfirmed) claims that the product of the vision of David LaChapelle has been evaluated by the record company too sexy.

Two years later: the ” ice bucket challenge “it worked, all right

A research group funded with money from the 2014 viral phenomenon has identified a gene, NEK1, that could be the key to a future cure

In the end it was not useless to the bucket of ice water on his head, l ‘ “ice bucket challenge” that has marked the summer of 2014, documented 17 million videos on YouTube made the center. Two years later, the original fund-raising campaign launched by the ALS Association of the United States against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis has paid off: thanks to the $ 200 million collected (115 in the first six weeks), six were activated programs research involving 80 researchers from 11 countries.

In particular was the Project MinE to get a hit. The group led by the University of Massachusetts and the Utrecht University Medical Center has earned more excellent results, isolating for the first time a gene, the NEK1, involved in neurodegenerative processes that affect patients. The researchers of the Project MinE found that in a sample group of 1,022 people who had inherited ALS, 3% had mutagenic of NEK1.

Understand the operation of NEK1 gene, which contributes to the energy supply of neurons, and repair of DNA, it is a step in the direction of the cure. The causes of ALS remain unknown, but a 10% correspondence has been observed in consanguineous that indicates that the genes are at least partly responsible for the pathology. Italy has contributed to the project with two scientific studies published in the journal Nature Genetics signed by the researchers of the Institute Auxologico, Vincenzo Silanes and Nicola Ticozzi. Thanks to social networks, even in Italy thousands of people had responded to the appeal by agreeing to roversciarsi him, for good, a water and ice bucket. Who could pass the test had to “appoint” others to do likewise. Among many others, also attended by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

Margot Robbie, after Harley Quinn another crazy role in Bad Monkeys

Now little lacking at his trial as a criminal-loving Joker in Suicide Squad, meanwhile, the actress has already decided his next character: again, sanity is very challenged …

It seems that Margot Robbie we’ve taken a liking, with the roles of crazy. While the movies we see it as a companion of Tarzan, in the very short (Suicide Squad comes out August 13) will appear on the big screen in the role of Harley Quinn, dangerous criminal in love with the Joker.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, he is already prepared another by crowds role: it is Bad Monkeys, film adaptation of the novel by Matt Ruff whose Robbie will also be producing.

She will play the heroine Jane Charlotte, arrested for murder by the police claiming to act on behalf of a secret society, the Bad Monkeys, whose task is to rid the world of evil. The woman obviously will be deemed insane and interned in a psychiatric hospital, where he will continue to behave as such, although some will rise the doubt …

If Margot Robbie will be credible as it is Harley Quinn – at least judging by the trailer -, it can bet that even in the thriller will be crazy good try!

When men become Mummy for beer

Here are pictures irreverent advertising campaign Bergedorfer Bier, photographing the boys in the most typical of pregnant women positions
Nearly-moms that gently caress your belly, proud of what they are about to give birth we have seen countless. But what would happen if the same attitude was adopted by virilissimi men who take care of your stomach cultivated with blondes and burgers? The answer comes from the new campaign Bergedorfer Bier, created in collaboration with the German advertising agency Jung von Matt.

The promotional photos, which you can browse in our gallery, depicting just a boys team of different ages committed to cuddle with gentleness his beer belly. Mummy of hops, in fact. The slogan of advertising, on the other hand, makes everything clear: “Brewed with love”, prepared with love. That of toast with friends, definitely. Besides, you know, the perfect male – women say – is that who is not afraid of the handles on the sides.

MINI Next Vision 100 Concept on the roads in a century

Mini also has its say on the future car. Cars on the “ownership”, no protection and autonomous driving
At the event Future Experience, during which the BMW Group has shown the world such as Rolls-Royce pictures their car here in the next one hundred years, Mini has also told her about it.

The Mini Next Vision 100 Concept is, in fact, the vision of the historic British brand, the evolution of what is, in effect, one of the most iconic cars ever made.

In 2116 Mini imagines to be no more – and not only – a company that builds cars, but rather, a mobility company, which will allow its customers to enjoy their products, by virtue of their membership of a community. The motto of tomorrow will be, as well, “every Mini is my Mini” since each Mini will be available to every customer Mini, at all times. The cars, thanks to artificial intelligence and autonomous driving systems, will take care to travel by community members to be at their service, adapting, at the same time, both in appearance and handling characteristics and on-board connectivity, to defaults by each of them.

But not enough: the Next Vision Mini 100 will again be an ultra compact car, with the ability to eliminate the protective structures against collisions, totally unnecessary, according to the British engineers, due to the drastic reduction of collision risks guaranteed by autonomous driving, from here to a century. How to reconcile all this with the possibility, always guaranteed, to use a manual driving mode it is not, however, given know. What do you think? Is this the future you want? You have at least 100 years to let us know.

Formentera, 15 tips to eat and stay

From Blanco Hotel Es Pujols to some of the best restaurants in the Balearic gem like Caminito, Es Còdol Foradat, Sa Platgeta. As well as some advice to visit it better

Fall in love with Formentera is as simple as it is difficult to move on the small Pitiusa without leaving it with the bank account emptied. The prices of housing, restaurants and clubs are on average a lot higher, also in June and September. To drink two cups of sangria and nibble on a bit ‘of nachos with guacamole and spicy tomato you get to spend even more than 20 euro in one of the historical places of the island, the Blue Bar along the coast of Migjorn. While for lunch with a main course, a drink and another foolishness will not fall below 25/30 euro per person. In short, you have to go easy. Albeit one that lands on the table it is always of excellent quality.

The exclusivity indeed it pays, and very expensive, but at least the rest of the experience is pretty cheap. For there are very few facilities, the vast majority of the beaches is free and, especially in certain areas of the southeast, wild. Even if they are equipped beaches where you pay 10 euro a piece (cot or umbrella that is).

In terms of access to the island, got rid of the hydrofoil or fast ferry (with Balearia will cost twenty euro per head each way, with significant changes depending on the time) the only charge is 4 Euros for cars (2 scooters) to enter the nature reserve of the salt pans of Ibiza and Formentera, in the northern tip of the island, where the number one beach in Europe according to TripAdvisor, namely the Caribbean playa de ses Illetes.

The best way is to move the scooter (20/25 Euros per day) although several local car rentals offer significantly more affordable rates of major international brands. Try for example Formentera Cars, Sandra should ask 35 euro per day for a Panda. About: Formentera is basically Italian exclave not only as to vacationers but also on the front of the car park. Circulate practically only Panda and 500. Mystery.

The sinful world of Billionaire

The images of the presentation of the Spring / Summer 2017 by Flavio Briatore and brand Philipp Plein collection during Milan Fashion Week
The most unexpected and curious presentation of the entire male Milan fashion week? Billionaire Italian Couture. Before entering the rooms of the apartment set in Corso Venezia for submission P / E 2017 of Flavio Briatore brand and the majority Philipp Plein partner, it was necessary to know the password, Plutus. Who is it? “I’m a rich man of good taste”.

At present it is the designer of Billionaire, part man and part machine. robotics mysterious entity, Plutus appeared this year, as a vision, darting in central Milan behind the wheel of a white Rolls Royce, with the deafening song of the Rolling Stones Sympathy for the Devil. Legends aside, he designed the wardrobe is sumptuous and eccentric dedicated to mature men who do not fear nor who they are or who they want to become. From the trenches of the crocodile jacket in metallic jacquard, her clothes are the celebration of their success and claim attention.

So it was: on the one apartment to another room alternated men with bushy beards and bare Bacchae, strictly with their faces covered by masks. A sinful world, but at the same time intriguing. The world Billionaire.

How to play football on Facebook Messenger

No download needed: just send the emoji-shaped balloon and it will open the game window in chat

After chess and basketball, to the time of Euro 2016 could not miss even play football. Facebook decided to “hide” within Messenger another secret game, giving you the chance to play football with friends. As in the other two cases, in this case it is not software to download or an extension to add, but is simply a trick built into the application code to entertain its users.

To play, just download the latest version of the application and send the emoji-shaped balloon in the chat room of a friend. After pressing enter, automatically the chat box will turn white and will show a numerical counter: Both users must be sent each other the emoticon, otherwise the game session starts. The purpose of the game is dribble, as long as possible. The more you can keep the ball in the air and earn more points to beat the opponent.

Just as in the case of basketball – which had been entered in the app messaging to to celebrate the “March’s Madness”, the final phase of NCAA, the American college basketball tournament followed by millions of fans – this minigame owes its existence to an external event, the European Football Championship underway in France.

A constant that has seen the company of Mark Zuckerberg to focus on the speed and simplicity of gaming, directly in the chat, a bit ‘as happened to Msn Messenger times. The success is remarkable when you consider that, despite the Internet is full of just free games but more complex (even within Facebook itself), basketball was played at least a billion times in just three months. At a time when the messaging app are returning to be the ground of challenge of tech giants (see the update on arrival by Apple Posts), this gaming component may be crucial to assess what the Queen application in the future.

10 places that will make unforgettable your Italian night

Swimming (naked) in warm water around Capri, look over Rome, get lost in the streets of Venice after midnight, and drink bubbles lit by moonlight, in a garden in Milan.
The night under the stars, the first look, the desire to live together for a moment and let go to the passion, transforming every gesture into an unforgettable moment. There are moments that demand a perfect place, the place where gather together the fleeting moment – an extension wonderfully timeless between reality, memory and desire. The scent of the dark and the silence of the night, bathed by the light of the moon and the stars transfixed, as a stage set designed around a moment, to begin a new experience that will remain stuck in our memory surfacing in the head with a smile, the morning after. Because they know how to seduce, so elegant, it is a lifestyle – profoundly Italian.

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DREAM
Imagine how the protagonists of La Dolce Vita, turning on a Vespa through the streets of Rome in the middle of the night, when the Capitoline traffic is dumb and the city has the feel of a Fellini movie. Get off at the Orange Garden, to really feel part of La Grande Beauty, and look at the dome of St. Peter through the keyhole of the door of the Priory.
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Luxury, a unique moment of social life, a stage in Milan at La Scala to seduce with impetuous force of the Opera, exchanging glances and leaving the imagination free to imagine the next. Get out into the Milanese night and reach the Mandarin Oriental garden for a cocktail under the stars, before closing the door behind him and start counting the hours that separate you from dawn.

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Plunge into the fragrant Mediterranean herbs in front of the Faraglioni of Capri. A bath at night: swim naked following the trail on the water drawn from the moon, full of island scents. And then lie down on the beach looking at the stars, listening to the sea that is broken at your feet, and talk until dawn, or simply remain silent, listening to the water.
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Invite her to dinner in Venice and choose the oldest inn – The Milion – to eat fried crabs with your hands and then walk back, getting lost in the labyrinth of streets like lace and allowing himself to be enveloped by the beauty of the void that animates the Serenissima after midnight, between the narrow channels, as in a labyrinth that alternates stone water features, majestic bridges and small dark corners. And then stop lingering on the edge of the Grand Canal, admiring the grandeur of the Serenissima from a different point of view: that of the night with no tourists, Venice in a haughty and lonely, beautiful. Like her.

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Hold hands and feel the skin of the heat going up on foot to reach the Forte Belvedere, on top of Florence, with a bottle of sparkling wine and two glasses, to toast to a special meeting. Slip into the night together for the first time, against the beautiful background of Brunelleschi’s dome, stroking with his eyes the most beautiful view in the world, in an instant without time: the mysterious and seductive.
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The passion passes from the sight and palate. Book the corner table at the Trattoria Il Gatto Nero in Cernobbio, and allow yourself the pleasure of a wonderfully slow dinner, to be enjoyed with the eyes losing voluptuously in taste, and then the one in the eyes of the other, in a high-rate game seduction, made of flavors, textures and looks, illuminated by the silvery reflection of lake Como.
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All night in an original Trullo, lulled by the sounds of the Apulian countryside, and the flavors of this ancient land. Enjoy a laid dinner outdoors in a secluded garden, bare feet in the grass warm, the moon and candles as the only source of light, between the privileged few, until the morning after.

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Lying on the sand of the beach of Noto, Sicily, letting the night inebriated head with its scent of mulberry and sea water, feeling the water lapping the ankles and a cool shiver go down my spine. Surrendering to a sudden hug, strong and memorable, as dawn silhouetted in front of your eyes by closing your first night together, before walking along the return road, to stop the opening of Caffe Sicilia to eat the cannoli and stuffed brioches Sicilian Corrado Assenza.

 

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Start your first night together on a small boat, headed to the San Fruttuoso bay, next to Portofino, playing at patting the water with his hand stretched out from the board, before disembarking to have dinner with your feet in the sand while enjoying shellfish, and then be led just off the beach front to admire the Christ of the Abyss surrounded by fish of Tigullio, challenging the legend, he wants these waters inhabited by a dragon …
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The Mediterranean wind in your hair, at sunset, on the terrace of Posillipo in Naples, then look at Vesuvius silhouetted against the principle of the night, as the most beautiful postcards of ‘or hospitably. And finally walking off towards Via Orazio and let the city to envelop you in its chaotic and wonderful roar, before isolate two in a secluded place in which to remember the taste of that first kiss.

Best 5 alarms for your home you control from your smartphone

Just look at the phone screen to sleep soundly, especially when you’re on vacation

We’re summer time, although not seen seems uncertain weather, but our holidays are upon us. And when you approach the day of departure, yes, we are very happy and we look forward to taking that plane for that exotic destination, but a bit ‘of concern for home there. If you are afraid of thieves, neighbors or just want to check if everything is ok, we have selected for you 5 home alarm which connect with your smartphone to leave without thoughts.

MyFox Home Alarm and Security Camera. Thanks to the App you can keep everything under control, directly from your smartphone, to enjoy the well-deserved relaxation. It is able to prevent an intrusion before it occurs, in contrast to the traditional systems that go off when the intruder is already with your TV Oled between the hands. In fact, the sensor is able to recognize among the different types of vibration – for example a ball on the glass, the knock on the door or the strong wind – which can represent a real threat, giving the first alarm.

The system will automatically send an alert to all paired smartphone. No false alarms that disturb the neighbors, then. There is also an optional camera allows at any time to log on and see what is happening. The wide-angle view in HD, even at night with infrared rays, and the Magic Zoom allow you to control every detail dwelling. If the camera detects motion a notification is sent to smartphones connected to the device. And in case of a power failure, the system will continue to operate for a few hours thanks to the internal back-up batteries. The room will resume for an hour by the current interruption, with images being recorded in case of threat. For installation you need two power outlets and Wi-Fi. It is neither a technical nor masonry work. The cost is 299 € and is included in the packaging: 110 dB siren, links to connect the system components, IntelliTag sensor for doors and windows and a badge to arm and disarm the alarm automatically. The coast 199euro camera.

Smart Home Security Kit DCH-107KT of D-Link. The intelligent kit includes four essential devices for automating the home security, all controlled from your smartphone and tablet: a Connected Home Hub Z-Wave, a camcorder with HD monitor, a Z-Wave siren, and a sensor for Z-Wave windows and doors . The Connected Home Hub is the heart of the system is connected to an existing router and supports any mydlink Home device. These devices can interact with each other, take action in symbiosis in case of intrusion and send notifications directly to your smartphone. The sensor automatically warns the opening of doors and windows and can also be used with safes. It can also be set to sound the siren. HD Monitor camera is used to monitor what is happening at home at any time, day or night, and capture screenshots of the frame in case of intrusion. It resumes even at night up to 5 meters visibility. In addition, later this year, is coming a new Wi-Fi video camera compatible with HomeKit and controlled by Siri. The DCH-107KT kit costs 249.99 Euros.

Verisure Smart Alarm. Its unique feature is the direct connection to the active h24 internal operations center. In addition, the app My Verisure has just been renovated, and allows you to receive notifications whenever the alarm goes off, a power outage or a disconnection occurs. Also recordings made by cameras. The alarm system is built from the GSM technology to provide 3G communication encrypted and tamper. The Operations Centre receives the alarm signal, even if the thieves cut the telephone line. Among the items is a panel that speaks and listens with SOS button, two motion sensors with color cameras and flash, one shock sensor for doors and windows that detects vibration and shock, a high-powered siren, a key player and six smart keys for access control, bollards signs to alert thieves to the presence of an efficient alarm system. From 399 €.

Piper nv Smart Home Security System. Black or white, this alarm system has an integrated camera of 3.4 megapixels at 180 degrees with Night Vision can be used both to control the house ‘live’ from the phone, is to record. It has a sound and motion detection sensors, temperature, light and humidity. It is easy to use and configure. Thanks to Z-Wave connectivity the Piper NV can act as a hub to control other accessories such as sockets and smart sensors for doors and windows. If you have a dog or a cat that solitary wander around the house you can also see him from the office thanks to the dual channel audio. Piper nv has a backup battery that provides constant connection, even in power outages and provides the most accurate video recording options. Additionally, you can choose when to be protected by choosing from three modes: at home, away or on vacation. From 299 €.

Netatmo Welcome. It is a security camera indoors can capture video at 1080p resolution and the most interesting feature is the facial recognition. After a training period – one week – the room recognizes your face and that of those who live with you. Thus, in case of non-registered person will send an alert message. App you can monitor who enters and leaves your loft, for example, you can be alerted when your children or your elderly parents are at home. The room, with 130 ° panoramic and night vision with infrared LEDs, send notifications and records video only if it detects fire alarms, security or siren. For storage, in addition to the SD card, you can use a personal server via FTP. Separately, you can buy the tags, sensors that detect motion, vibration, if it positions of doors and windows, or on the entrance gates – up to 80 m from the camera – you get a notification when they open. The tags are waterproof, so they can be both inside and outside and alert even before an intrusion occurs because they perceive the vibrations. Welcome costs 199 Euros and the tags 99,99, there are three in each package.

Red Bull Flugtag, the craziest aerial challenge yet

The of the most bizarre flying machines without motor racing

Is held at the Milan Idroscalo Sunday, June 19th the Red Bull Flugtag competition between the most surprising of motorless aircraft. A trust against the force of gravity and with the favor of the currents. Stand the rocambolescamente flight and miraculously the 38 intrepid teams with the only strength of the muscles of the pushers men. Protagonists of the competition are flying machines with the most bizarre shapes, macaroni giants, insects, religious iconography, anatomical details and different characters.

Red Bull Flugtag èaperto to all those who want to show ingenuity, creativity and courage, designing and building the most improbable flying machines that would dwarf Leonardo Da Vinci, and to be able to hover in the air only because of their shape and strength of pilot and the “pusher team.”

The 1st place team of the IV edition of the Red Bull Flugtag will win the opportunity to fly with the Italian champion Luca Bertossio glider, judge of the competition.

The prize for the 2nd place is a visit Experience the Hangar 7 in Salzburg, famous location reserved for flying enthusiasts, while the team on the last step of the podium will win a paragliding flight with Aaron Durogati.

Special guest will be the Red Bull Flugtag Creators On The Road (#COTR for friends) -who have decided to implement to the letter the expression that is to make a bus tour as the aircraft to launch too, June 19, from trampoline Idroscalo Milan.
The appointment is the Idroscalo of Milan starting at 14. Free admission.

For all info: www.redbullflugtag.com/it

The folding smartphone and there is Chinese

It is worn on the wrist, place the screen in electronic ink and is a cross between cell phone and smartwatch. It is about to launch a startup

A small Chinese startup aspires to become the first company in the world to sell a smartphone with flexible screen, beating the Samsung and LG time that they are working to draft a folding phone for several years. The Chongqing Graphene Tech & Co plans to launch a smartphone capable of rolling up on itself to become a kind of bracelet to put on the wrist: a cross between a phone and a watch that could mark the future of technology on the market. The secret of this device is to have separated the typical smartphone components (battery, processor and so on) from the screen: the touchscreen has been realized taking advantage of some mesh graphene able to bend and fit the shape of the wrist, without losing strength and conductivity but ensuring the right flexibility without reaching an angle of rupture. The heart of the device instead was positioned below the display, in the one section of the device that it can not bend, thus ensuring the possibility to form almost a complete circle.

There remain many doubts regarding the quality of the display, which will initially be black and white, and based on e-ink, the same digital ink to the base of the Amazon Kindle. “Making a phone in black and white is simpler and assure that the resolution will be greater of the e-reader by virtue of a superior touchscreen. It is the first step, in 2017 we will also work to the color version for the moment it is too expensive to be placed on the market, “he confessed to Bloomberg executive vice president of the company, Yu Chongsheng. Later this year, the Chinese will produce 100 thousand units for the Eastern market at a high price (680 euro) to assess the impact before thinking about a possible export to Europe and the United States.

What is certain is that the flexible screen is one of the cornerstones of the future of the smartphone keys. At a time when the sector has registered the first decline in profits in the history (mainly produced from braking of the iPhone), the need to find new, innovative solutions are the only way to return to growth. Samsung has already shown the first prototypes of folding screen (not far from the old Start Tac of Motorola, but touchscreen) and it is thought that the next Galaxy S8 Edge will be the first Korean to have this functionality on the market. Rumors speak of a 7-inch screen – which, folded, would be reduced to 5 – with the transition to OLED technology (thinner and brighter than an LCD). As well as LG which presented at CES in Las Vegas, the first display prototype for the 18-inch TV with good resolution in HD, very thin, which can be folded like a sheet of paper. It is not indestructible, indeed, the minimum thickness makes it even more fragile, however, may be that it is the way to go for the future.

The best gadgets to take on holiday

A suitcase is not complete without a good tech department. We chose the unmissable this summer

Shots unforgettable moments with a lifecam, counts your daily steps with a fitness tracker and even on vacation you can not not wearing your smartwatch. Well, here’s what you absolutely can not miss in your suitcase if you’re a tech nerd.

Headphones. The Bowers & Wilkins P5 Wireless are great to listen to great music in moments of relaxation. They have an excellent sound quality and aesthetics trendy because they are wireless and built in valuable and aluminum skin. Suggested retail price 399 €.

Mini Bluetooth speaker. This Leitz is compact and capable of reproducing a crystal clear sound on the move. It is Bluetooth and built-in microphone makes it perfect for conference calls or free calling mode. It is ideal to be taken anywhere and is practical as quick to charge via USB. Price: 55,90 EUR.

Power bank. Dual Ipower Puro 4000 mAh simultaneously charging Apple Watch, thanks to the dedicated support base, and other mobile device.

Not only recharges quickly, from 0 to 50% in 30 minutes, but thanks to the function Auto Detecting and Load Balancing, the power bank automatically recognizes the type of connected device (iOS or Android) and dividing the energy delivered as needed. The solution is compatible not only with the Apple device, even with most of the devices on the market (Samsung, Hauwei, Sony, Microsoft, Nokia, HTC, Asus and LG). Price: 59,99 EUR.

Cover for smartphones. For a selfie on the beach, a video underwater or a walk on the shore to the music, here is the cover that’s right for you. To protect the smartphone from water, splashes, dust and sand, the new Voyager Compact Cellularline is a real colorful shell with hermetic closure which, thanks to IPX6 certification, ensures maximum protection. The front touchscreen lets you use your smartphone in all its functions, and the holes in the rear and the bottom of the housing allow to take pictures and videos, insert the headphone jack and charge your phone without having to remove the iPhone. Available in deep blue color, lime green, black and fuchsia. 19,99 euro.

The latest generation of fitness tracker. Shine 2 keeps track of the amount of movement and the quality of sleep continuously and accurately, showing the progress made by 12 LEDs on the diskette. The major new features include the introduction of capacitive touch sensors and sync with the app Misfit Link, which transform Shine 2 in a remote controller for taking selfies, control audio playback and interact with automated devices. In addition, the Misfit Move function prompts the user when it is time to get moving by vibration. Water resistant to 50 meters, can be worn on the wrist, neck or clipped to clothing. Shine 2 is on sale on the online shop of Hinnovation and large electronics stores to the € 119.99 price.

Camera that protects you from the sun. Sunscreenr is a small camera that shows you where you’ve applied sunscreen to avoid burn. If through the lens you see your dark skin means that you’re protected, otherwise it is the case to slather back protection. The room is waterproof and resistant to sand. It is available in different colors, you preorder and costs $ 74.

Smartwatch. The latest Samsung is available in two versions, Gear S2 and S2 Gear Classic: the first minimal lines and modern at the price of 349.99 euro, the second most elegant and leather 379,99 EUR. If you’re on vacation but do not know to give up the healthy relaxation away from your usual routine, with this smart watch notifications receive and reply to messages right from your wrist. And you can immediately check calendar, e-mail, weather and listen to music. Also thanks to dedicated to fitness function is perfect for physical activity and keep a diary constantly updated on sports improvements and a reminder to reach their goals.

Straps. If you already have an Apple watch, instead, take a look at the new straps presented at the event Apple in March. Before there were only steel, leather and fluoroelastomer. The new model include an update in the Milan jersey and new variants classic, sports and loops, but the most interesting are nylon, which adhere better to the arm. Price: 59 €.

Action cam. GoPro GoPro HERO Session contains all the technology but it is smaller, lighter and more versatile. You can dive with it up to a depth of 10 meters, eliminating the need for a Protective Case Pond and is able to start recording and taking pictures at the touch of a single button and only. Record a video resolution 1080p 60fps and take pictures at 8MP and has Wi-Fi and integrated Bluetooth to connect it to the GoPro App and control it remotely from your smartphone or tablet, view content in memory and share them on social. € 219.

Smart keychain. Wire tracker is a 100% Italian and allows you to find the keys in the travel bag or even your car if you’re in a dispersive place you do not know. In short, Filo is useful not only in everyday life, but also on holiday. Through the app you’ll always know where it is. Starting from € 29.90.

Smartphone. For the holidays might be useful to have a smaller smartphones, which come in all budgets. The latest in Apple’s iPhone SE which has the same characteristics of the 6s, but has the size and the homes of 5. In short, powerful and handy to carry around.

Summer 2016, the 5 app back in shape with your smartphone

To do sports just having a great desire and your phone at hand

Keeping fit is a duty that should be respected throughout the year. Even more so when we are close to summer and the first real test suit. Who is lazy and does not want to take shelter in a gym you can rely on the technology, which has made great strides in the last period field. The latest models of smartphones have an array of sensors (such as the accelerometer) has allowed the development of dedicated to fitness and health applications that can be updated manually or simply using these new features of the phone. Professionals can rely on a smartwatch or one smartband, for those who just want to lose a few pounds just bring the phone back while doing sports. Here are 5 applications to get in shape before the summer.

Runtastic Results. Offers lots of workouts and exercises bodyweight alongside some of the best known, such as push-ups, squats and abs: individual workouts last for 15 to 45 minutes and their variety is designed to prevent the user from getting bored and give up.

In the free version there are 5 independent workouts available, paying 9 euro per month the application track our progress and adapts the workout schedule based on our progress and to our tastes with more than 120 video exercises explained step by step and a weekly nutritional guidance to optimize the results.

Moov Now. A personal trainer who monitors our activities and encourages us to do better, to prevent injury or to slow down because we’re going too fast. Just buy this bracelet, attach it to your wrist or ankle (for running) and connect the app to your smartphone: everything else will think the digital assistant’s voice there that will guide you step by step during your workout. Taking advantage of the sensors in the band and on your phone, you will understand that we are doing exercise (including running, cycling, swimming, cardio, etc.) and will explain in the ear 10 training programs provided, customizable with over 200 different intensities. You can use it also for the boxing tracking, indossandone one on each wrist. Recently it is also available in Italy to 79 euro.

Sworkit. An app perfect for those with limited time and has no tool available: just choose the duration of exercise and the type of activity, the app does the rest who will try to move your workout by alternating yoga, cardio and bodyweight .

Couch to 5K (C25K). This application was created with the intent to awaken the lazy, get them off the couch and turn them into marathon runners. With exercises for 30 minutes three times a week, the app will increase the power and within a couple of months you will have to prepare for a 5-kilometer race.

ClassPass. In Europe at the moment it is available only in London but what he did see in the United States, Canada and Australia bodes short chea can also be an Italian version. This app allows you to book a course in the best gyms without being registered: from yoga to pilates to spinning, the app will tell you where it is about to begin a workout and allow you to simply access by subscribing. There is a substantial annual cost ($ 175) but it can be an excellent solution.

Best action cam: 7 models that are worth their price

These telecamerine have become our favorite traveling companions. It’s worth it to make us a small investment

Small and performing the action cam of the moment are the new traveling companions. Accompany you in extreme sports, including rock climbing and parachuting, underwater follow you when you want to get a selfie with a tropical fish or simply to capture a special moment. Here are the top 5 to be taken into consideration if you’re going to make a small investment.

CX Gold ACTIVEON. Elegant, technological and compact. It has the touch screen, the image stabilizer in full HD and take pictures in high resolution at 16 megapixels. It is simple, intuitive, and you can download and share images via social thanks to Wi-Fi. The lenses are made of real glass with an aperture F / 2.4 and a CMOS sensor, with which you can take pictures in high resolution 16 MP and record video in full HD at 60 frames per second. It has suitable arrangements for snow, for water, for diving or other extreme scenarios in addition to the fish-eye, time-lapse and slow-motion.

And then, you can change the ISO manually like a reflex. Easily connects to the tablet and smartphone with the app, and you can transfer and share your moments online in real time. The battery has a duration of 120 minutes and its glass waterproof case, sold together with the CX Gold, the cam is waterproof up to 60 meters and is protected from dust, snow and spills. The price is 269.99 EUR.

Hero4 GoPro. The Black version is more powerful because it allows you to turn the Silver 4K video at 30 fps, to capture the Hi-Fi sound and take pictures to 12MP. It has a touch screen user interface and more immediate than the previous versions, a Wi-Fi faster and bluetooth. From the display you can control color, sharpness, exposure and ISO. Night Photo Night Lapse and will instead make it possible to capture clear images and well-lit in the dark. The Black costs € 529.99, while the Silver 429.99 Euros, but does not record video in 4K (at 30 fps only 2.7k). It costs 529.99 Euros.

EVO4K Nilox. Films in 4K course, you can choose from three resolutions film, it has a removable back-screen with touch technology and two batteries included with 150 minutes of battery each. It does not have the Night mode, but the CMOS sensor. With its waterproof case you can go up to 100 meters deep as the GoPro. The image resolution is 16MP. It has no optical zoom, but the 10x digital zoom. It comes with Wi-Fi and using the app can share photos and video in real time. Price 329,99 euro.

DR X1000V Sony 4K. It equipped with Wi-Fi and GPS recording in 4K to 100 Mbps with professional standards and Exmor R CMOS sensor with low noise in dark scenes. The Carl Zeiss Tessar lens to 170 degrees is perfect for capturing sweeping landscapes and aerial scenes and dynamic. The advanced stabilizer SteadyShot eliminates vibrations and jolts, from motocross to aerial shots. As regards the audio instead, the Wind Noise Reduction allows users to record with minor background noise. The FDR-X1000V resists splashes class IPX4 not afraid humid conditions such as fog or light rain. For underwater shooting, in addition, the supplied case can be up to 10 m deep, while the door for optional dives can reach a depth of even 60 m. Finally, it is resistant to heat, dust and sand. 450 euro.

VirB XE Garmin. New action cam output with the model X. ‘compact, robust and connects to Bluetooth mode, ANT + and Wi-Fi. Thanks to G-Metrix uses sensors such as the GPS detector, the accelerometer and the gyroscope. E ‘designed for the hard of heart and sportsmen: you can analyze power on associating it to Vector pedals series, measuring altitude where you are during an aerobatic flight or relive races wearing the SportWatch Fenix ​​3. And the data of the activities such as speed, altitude, heart rate, acceleration, braking and angle are displayed directly on the display. And ‘waterproof to 50m without housing and has a microphone that works underwater. The movies are in HD (1080p / 60fps) with super slow-motion, stabilizer, zoom and wide-angle. The XE more sister includes the Pro Mode with the white balance control, sharpness, ISO setting, exposure, and electronic stabilization of gyroscopic detection. The battery lasts two hours and being so small the cam does not have a support screen. Price: 399,99 EUR.

MUVI K-2 Pro Veho. It’s the last camera of Muvi K-Series. Capture video in 4K at 15fps and take pictures 12MP. You can select different photography modes including timelapse photos and burst. She also has Wi-Fi and allows you to connect it to your smartphone or tablet. The Muvi K-Series application allows you to view and share your content directly on the company. The battery lasts up to 3 hours of recording. Among the accessories, in addition to the robust protective case, tripod Also, 3M adhesive pads and lanyard. The cost is € 349.95.

Clip2 of Narrative. And finally we turn to a lesser-known Swedish brand, but it produces a very small room, discreet and above all wearable. That’s why it’s called clips. Record Full HD 1080p at 30 fps, snaps 8-megapixel photos, integrated GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Sure, it has an internal memory of 8GB, but there is a system for accessing a cloud and its battery lasts 30 hours. It is available in black, white and red and can be ordered on the site to 229 Euros.

Rio 2016, Technogym will be the official supplier of Olympic Games

 

Technogym will be the exclusive supplier of all the centers for the physical training of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, to be held in less than two months. After Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Torino 2006, Beijing 2008 and London 2012, the Adriatic company will once again be the focal point for the training of athletes of the upcoming Olympics. A little piece of Italy to export in the world who has confirmed for the sixth time – the fifth in a row if we count only the Summer Games – its technological standards and international innovation regarding wellness. “We are proud to have been selected for the sixth time as official supplier of the Olympic Games. This important award is a victory for the whole Technogym team and is an important reference for the level of innovation and quality of our products, “said Nerio Alessandri, President and Founder of Technogym.

In the Olympic Village of Barra da Tijuca there will be 1200 Technogym equipment that will supply the 15 specially equipped gyms for 42 different disciplines.

All 12 thousand athletes from 205 count