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How to prepare for a holiday abroad study

Holiday studios abroad are an extraordinary opportunity for personal and cultural growth for many young people and teenagers who, thanks to experience outside the national borders and far from mom and dad, have the opportunity to learn about a new world and learn to get away on your own. London is certainly one of the most popular destinations from this point of view, but beyond the British capital the list of destinations is very long: just to stay at England alone, it is worth quoting Hastings, Brighton and the classic Oxford and Cambridge, while in the rest of Europe there are proposals for all tastes, from Ireland, with Cork and Berlin in the foreground, in Malta, with the capital Valletta and St. Paul.

As is well known, study holidays abroad allow you to improve your learning of a foreign language, usually English. And who thinks that today’s boys do not need them, immersed in subtitled TV series and songs of their own in the language of Shakespeare and Beckham, makes a big mistake: according to the Ef Epi report devoted to mastering the English language, in fact, our country is ranked only at the 28th place in the world rankings, ahead of France – the French retrospection to express itself in a different language than naturally is not just a common place – Russia and Ukraine.

In theory, to learn English well you would need more than a thousand lessons a year, but it would not be better to combine practice, with a stay in place in one of the many countries where English is the language mother? In fact, school alone seems inadequate, and it is worth considering the idea of ​​facing a home-based experience beyond the economic costs it may have.

Apparently, the study abroad industry seems to have no crisis, at least by hearing the most important international agencies involved in aggregating students year after year to send them abroad. In fact, moms and dads believe that investment in training is indispensable, while employers are very positively judged by candidates who reside abroad in their curriculum and in their own past (summer holidays in Ibiza are not valid, obviously).

Offers are so numerous and the proposals of the agencies are so numerous that it is likely to sink into a magnum sea where it is difficult to navigate. First of all, however, families are called to decide whether to send their children on vacation alone or in a group. It all depends on the personality of the boys, but also by their level of autonomy and the educational approach they want to opt for. For young people who are not yet 17 years old, and who may be looking for a vacation for the first time without their parents, the accompanying group seems to be the most appropriate solution, taking advantage of a formula that also includes an insurance policy, flight and accommodation.

The older boys, on the other hand, can try to dive with an individual departure. Such a situation has two great advantages: first of all, the possibility of experiencing greater autonomy; secondly, the certainty of avoiding the tendency to speak in Italian with their travel companions, which would make the experience less useful. It is not to be underestimated, moreover, the pleasure of establishing international relations and of forming friendships with people from other countries, so that new cultures and emotions can be encountered. Family accommodation, therefore, is the answer to which to refer, also because it allows you to touch the everyday of the place where you are.

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

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.

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.

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!

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. “

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.

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

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. “

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.

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

 

“Tiberius”, a new taxi to Capri

Drawing on the 500L Living (seven seats), it is a project of the Carrozzeria Castagna. The same that had made the 500 electric convertible built by Gaddafi

It is August of 2011. Two men pushing a car on the dirt road of Bab Al-Azizija, the bunker of Muammar Gaddafi. The car is a 500 Cabrio. Electricity. It has green and gold body, the interior cream color, the fabric roof sand. It is the favorite car of the dictator, just laid. The picture goes around the world and the phone Gioacchino Acampora begins to burn: everyone wants to know how it got there one of his custom-built in the Colonel’s garage …

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The architect and designer Acampora is the soul of modern Carrozzeria Castagna: the latest link in a long historical chain. Founded in Milan in 1849, the Castagna builds cars for aristocratic families of Europe. Among the works of mechanical dawn there is also the in lemon wood spider delivered to Alessandro Manzoni. From the carriages we pass the cars, and the property changed hands several times. But the genius loci not translocates: Chestnut is still a dream factory. “The dream factory, which gives elegance to the speed,” writes Gabriele D’advert. unique processing that Most can not. Jewels of the purest Italian craftsmanship humanism. technology projects and known style (and bought) by scholars from around the world. Including, at the time, the family Gaddafi: the 500 over the spoils of war golden-green was born on the basis of the Chestnut Capri. And here the story must make a jump: leave Tripoli.
shadow carousel “Tiberius”, the new taxi of Capri

 

The fleet of taxis in front of the Sorrento peninsula, consists largely of Fiat Marea open above the passengers’ heads. A draft dated 1998, signed by Gioacchino Acampora, regulars of Capri. For taxi drivers of the place, the highly respected architect or ‘ngignere. The engineer. A respectful upgrade. The Tide is different, because every driver is different. It goes down in the Marina Grande splendor and it feels a bit ‘emperors, like Tiberius, who passed here an important part of his life. Taxi drivers in Capri are not “buttoned up” as their colleagues in Milan: they are ciceroni and confidants, are guardians (generous) of secret caves, coves and small squares. Welcome tourists with their masterful savoir faire. “They look like the gondoliers of Venice – Acampora says – make that work for generations, they sing, they smile. They know how to do. ” From today, also they have an argument for enthrall customers: Tiberius.
The roof superpanoramic
Capri Tiberio is the new project-taxi Acampora: public car made from a Fiat 500L Living. A seven seats, as indisputable island clients. A bit ‘shorter of Marea, Tiberius is very manageable. And it is also elegant in its nautical theme. A vehicle that smells of sea and wind. Instead of the trunk, there is a real “beach” by boat, with scratch-resistant floor, finished in teak and mahogany. Barre ‘lifeline’ of stainless steel connects the rear roof pillar to the beach. The roof is stretched by a spoiler (in which the third brake light is inserted) that looks like a flybridge boat, but is designed to partially cover the trunk and repair the passengers on the third row of seats. The panoramic opening of the ceiling is more extensive than that of the original. If the sunroof is essential for traveling in the company of light, the canopy (from steel structure decomposable) is useful for sun protection. The sides are ribbed by reminiscences fifties. The blue-Capri Alcantara covers the pavilion; the Weather Alcantara, in a blown color that smacks of old, plays the sessions, complemented by woven inserts that recall the other side of the wicker trunk. A shower head (with long-barreled four meters) is well hidden in one of the side peaks of the compartment, the need to rinse the car. The stacks are embedded in Tiberius logo, in plain sight. A custom-built compact class that would have made a fool of the Lawyer.
Many requests from Capri and Anacapri
The first model (driven from Milan to Capri by the same Acampora) has already a customer and is about to enter service: white with blue trim. The colors of Capri, sung by Ada Negri ( “Azzurra your folly, Capri, Sea Cloud. Azzurro eternal song of you filled the skies”), but other applications are matches from the two municipalities of the island, Capri and Anacapri is coming, then, a spectacular fleet renewal. It is a detail of negligible importance, given that taxis are one of the most picturesque elements – as well as the most useful – of the place. So much so that the official presentation of Tiberius, on the afternoon of Tuesday, February 16, did not want to miss their mayors and their councilors. “In our atelier in Milan we can build three / four a month,” he says, or ‘ngignere. only just (so to speak) to add a sixty body parts, metal and composite materials, the original minivan, and remove what should be removed, not to gain a gram weight of the car. And happy holidays. “Tiberius”, a new taxi to Capri
Drawing on the 500L Living (seven seats), it is a project of the Carrozzeria Castagna. The same that had made the 500 electric convertible built by Gaddafi
not to gain a gram weight of the car. And happy holidays.

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Easter 2016: 5 travel ideas, economic and beautiful

 

Easter 2016 is coming, but you have not yet chosen the destination suitable to you? You are seeking new landscapes, snow-covered or surrounded by nature, or in contact with the sea? Here are some ideas for low cost not to be missed
Easter 2016 is approaching but not yet know where to pass it? You have in mind a particular low cost destination, an alternative, but do not know which place to choose? Here are some selected economic ideas for you from Urban Travel editors.

– Easter 2016 Ibiza: if a little ‘Tropical you love hot, sea and landscapes, then this place is for you. Here you can play in many different ways, since the island is known because of its nightlife.

– Easter 2016 Sulmona: Abruzzo this destination is ideal for those who want to spend their holidays in the traditions and history. In the square in Sulmona, he called The Madonna running, is held an event that has its origins back in ‘600. A peculiarity is the production of confetti, which made it famous in the rest of the world.

– Easter 2016 on the Presena glacier located in Valcamonica, shows a ski area which includes several nearby locations like the Passo del Tonale, Ponte di Legno and Temù and is called Adamello Ski. For those who love snow and skiing is a destination not to be missed.

– Easter 2016 Abano Terme: since Roman times it was a very popular destination, so much so that its hot and sulphurous water of the baths were considered divine and sacred. Situated between the Colli Eugeni, the main street is called Valle delle Terme and for those who love to relax is a place to mark the agenda.

– Easter 2016 to the Castelli Romani: the area consists of a group of countries located between the Alban Hills, close to the eternal city of Rome, and offers the opportunity to visit ancient castles and medieval buildings of undoubted historical significance. This is a suitable destination for those who like to travel to learn about and acculturate.

The windmills and the Zaanse parks in Holland

The windmills and the Zaanse parks in Holland
A trip to Holland is not complete without a visit to the windmills, one of the symbols of the country, so important that on 9 and 10 May was celebrated the National Day of the mill.

Zaandam is a town in the northeast of Amsterdam where you can visit Zaanse Schans an open air museum with a dozen windmills, 20 minutes by train from Centraal Station Amsterdan, at the Koog-Zaandijk station.

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Once off the train, we tourists are welcomed by some guys that give us a map of the area and show us the path to reach the mills along about 1.5 km on foot.

In mid-journey we are immersed in an unusual odor, reminiscent of chocolate, not that intense that spreads to the kitchen when we prepare the hot chocolate, but very small, maybe it’s something else. I remain in doubt until we arrive in front of the ADM Cocoa, known chocolate factory, alas, can not be visited. Zaandam has always been an important industrial area and in the past, the region was home to more than a thousand mills, the oldest dating back to the first half of the fourteenth century.

A few hundred meters down the road, on the right, seen through the red roofs of the four blades of a windmill, a big x-shaped, each arm consisting of a grid, a shovel yes and a no covered with a tarp. The mill is attached to the house of the miller. The upper part of the mill is bell-shaped, at the top of the blades are mounted. The house and the lower part of the coated green wood mill water, the dark green fixtures.

We continue to follow the signs. We pass the modern bridge on the river Zaan Julianabrug and immerse ourselves in a fairytale landscape. Paths along narrow channels in the green, bordered by the colorful houses typical of various shades of green, yellow and white daffodils a bit ‘everywhere.
Now you are visited museums in the morning and early afternoon. Inside it includes the activity that was carried out there. Each mill had a specific function: grinding corn, or olives, or cocoa producing paper or mustard, cut stones.

Zaanse Schans in the park there is also a farm where you can see the working of the Dutch cheese, taste it and buy it. A shop of sweets and a workshop in which to observe the manufacture of klompen: traditional willow and poplar wooden clogs, still used by those who work in the fields.

GTC4 Luxury Ferrari, with four-wheel steering wheel

GTC4 Luxury Ferrari, with four-wheel steering wheel
Here is the new four-seater model that will debut at the Geneva Motor Show
The new Ferrari has GTC4Lusso the unpublished controllo4RM-S system, in full: four driving and steering wheels. The system patented by Ferrari allows the driver to exploit the super couple on wet, snowy and very low grip. But also the eye wants its part and the new car designed by Ferrari Design does not disappoint at all (look Fotoi above). The speed ‘maximum is 335 Km / h and goes from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.4 sec.

A sanctuary in the lagoon. Polynesia, here is the most booked hotels in the world

The news of these days: the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora in French Polynesia (yes, the one where Jennifer Aniston spent the Honeymoon!) Received the largest number of reservation requests on TripAdvisor among hotels worldwide.
A dream come holiday. In addition, an icon dell’mmaginario. An archetype. The Four Seasons in Bora Bora. Already landing close to the tiny airport in Bora Bora, in the heart of the Pacific, in the archipelago of Society Islands, French Polynesia. seeing the spectacular lagoons with incredible nuances, you realize what paradise is coming! After all we are in a land myth, supermodels in the Victoria’s Secret lingerie you have just been to the last photo shoot!
Then, the Four Season’s staff comes up to me with the classical and fragrant necklace welcome tiare flowers and takes me to the boat that, in about twenty minutes, leads me to the destination.
Sure, it’s not a destination for everyone. And not just because it is not affordable for all budgets. The journey is not easy: after the long trip from Papeete fact then you have to take a small plane to Bora Bora and then make a final stretch speedboat.
Then, however, the view is unforgettable. The resort – just past the headlines for the Moon of Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux last summer Honey – lies on one of the longest and picturesque beaches on the island, is located in an idyllic location in the lagoon in front of Mount Otemanu, a volcano off. Surrounded by the embrace of a lush tropical vegetation contains within it a private lagoon, The Ruahatu Lagoon Sanctuary, with more than a hundred species of colorful fish. Dive in these waters is like swimming in an aquarium. We organize tours, also for children, with a marine biologist who gives lessons on how to graft a coral, feed the octopus and the Polynesian ecosystem.

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115 the “shelters”, of which between 15 and 100 water bungalows suites and villas with private pools. All built in a style that reflects the local architecture, with characteristic high ceilings and roofs covered with pandanus leaves, teak furniture and Polynesian artifacts. And coveted, on the Tripadvisor site is by far the most booked hotel on the planet in 2015.
Mine is an Over-Water Bungalow Suite with views of Mount Otemanu. 100 square meters with separate living and bedroom, a bathroom, and a terrace which leads directly into the water. Diving into this sea turquoise directly from its terrace, being at one with nature, fall asleep with the sound of the sea is extraordinary.
There are four restaurants. The Arii Moana, overlooking the waters of the lagoon and overlooking Mount Otemanu, elegant and romantic, open for dinner only, for an international creative cuisine with seafood dishes, contaminated with local flavors. The Tere Nui, near the beach, which offers international cuisine with Mediterranean influences and particular grill. The Farè Hoa Beach Bar, close to the pool and beach prepare tropical cocktails and fresh salads. Finally, the Sunset Restaurant & Bar offers Asian-inspired dishes with sushi.
Of course, during the day or night, you can always order lunch or dinner in the privacy of your bungalow or private villa. Do not miss the breakfast, served in its own terrace, which comes directly from the sea, on a typical Polynesian canoe. A show of colors and scents! For the well-being is a holistic spa which features a sauna, jacuzzi and 7 rooms, Polynesian style, treatment, also the torque that can be applied on request, at the beach or in villa. There are many activities that can be practiced during the day: sailing, water skiing, scuba diving, hang gliding and paddling.