The TIMELESS LEGEND OF Ayrton SENNA

From February 17 to July 24 at the Autodromo di Monza Speed ​​museum, the exhibition Ayrton Senna. The last night recounts the life and deeds of the unforgettable pilot cars Brazilian
He has participated in 162 Grands Prix, collecting 65 pole positions, 41 victories and three world titles. In just 10 years of militancy in Formula One. He is Ayrton Senna (1960-1994), champion among the brightest in the racing history of the four wheels, become a legend on 1 May 1994 when, at age 34, lost his life on the Imola track.
I celebrate the music (Chris Rea, Lucio Dalla, Cesare Cremonini), the cinema, the stages (the Brazilian national football dedicates the victory of the World Championship 1994). And today an exhibition: Ayrton Senna. Last night, at the Museum of the speed of the Autodromo di Monza from 17 February to 24 July. The idea came from a book. The journalist Giorgio Terruzzi: Suite 200. The last night of Ayrton Senna (publisher 66thand2nd, necklace unexpected Vine, 2014).
Fulcrum of the show a hundred shots of Ercole Colombo, great photographer of Formula One, that trace the crucial moments of the sporting career and privacy Brazilian ace in the most intimate aspects: the debut with the kart, the debut in the world of races, victories and defeats, friends and rivals, the complex relationship with Alain Prost, love, faith, family, the last dramatic hours. The exhibition also includes personal items and the kart with which Senna won those races that reveal early his immense talent.
The exhibition, like a story, culminating in the thoughts of the last night, spent in the now famous Suite 200 Castle Hotel in Castel San Pietro, near the fatal circuit of Imola.

“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.

Grammy Awards 2016, triumph in 3 to Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Mark Ronson

The “Oscars of the Music” assign a “throne-shaped sofa 3” but Kendrick Lamar, winner in rap, what gets the most gramophones

More than a throne, for the winners of the Grammy Awards in 2016 it would take a three-seat sofa: is Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran the winners of the most important categories of the 58th edition of the “Oscars of the music”.
The album of the year 1989 the former queen of the country, the song is (and could be no doubt) Thinking Out Loud of hair fawn songwriter, while the 2016 record goes to Mark Ronson (feat. Bruno Mars) for the catchphrase Uptown Funk.
All three artists, they are then awarded a further upside statuette (Swift even 2), in dedicated to pop categories.

From a quantitative point of view, however, Kendrick Lamar is the true king of the ceremony, as he took home four awards, all in the categories dedicated to rap; tied in their respective genres, The Weeknd (R & B, Contemporary) and coupled with Skrillex Diplo (dance).

But they were the result, perhaps, to make it even more special than usual the evening dedicated to the music.

Which side live, he confirmed Lady Gaga undisputed queen of the moment: he promised a medley tribute to the late David Bowie, and so it was. And how, if it has been in recent years, the pop diva will also have made some mistakes in the recording industry, but to live is now unreachable.

In addition to David Bowie, they were also dedicated tributes to other artists who have left us in the last year: Stevie Wonder and Pentatonics sang a cappella for Maurice White (founder of Earth, Wind & Fire), while Glenn Frey was remembered by his Eagles. A Lemmy Kilmister has been devoted the first television performance of The Hollywood Vampires (the band composed by Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper and Joe Perry), rather to remind B.B. King played Chris Stapleton, Bonnie Raitt and Gary Clark Jr.

Among the performers that have inflamed the stage of the Grammys 2016, Rihanna was the great absentee: confirmed for some time, the singer has given package at the last minute for a health problem.
The standing ovation went to Adele, another great return “guest” (the album was released after the time limits for records of the year), despite a technical problem could make it out of tune on All I ask. Maybe it was the effect of Lionel Richie, honored as Person of the Year Award, and that months ago had been accomplice of a funny parody of Hello … A Richie was paid a performance by John Legend Group, Demi Lovato, Meghan Trainor, Luke Bryan and Tyrese on the classics of the singer, who then took the stage to sing the evergreen All Night Long. Kendrick Lamar, perhaps galvanized by the awards, has performed in a very intense live; other performances of the evening: Justin Bieber, The Weeknd, Ellie Goulding, Carrie Underwood and Sam Hunt, Andra Day.

ALL THE WINNERS:

Album of the Year: Taylor Swift – 1989
Song of the Year: Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
Record of the Year: Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
Best Country Album: Chris Stapleton – Traveller
Best New Artist: Meghan Trainor
Best Pop Solo Performance: Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
Best Pop Duo / Group Performance: Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
Best Pop Vocal Album: Taylor Swift – 1989
Best Rap Performance: Kendrick Lamar – Alright
Best Rap / Sung Collaboration: Kendrick Lamar feat. Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat – These Walls
Best Rap Song: Kendrick Lamar – Alright
Best Rap Album: Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
Best Dance Recording: Skrillex and Diplo with Justin Bieber – Where Are Ü Now
Best Dance / Electronic Album: Skrillex And Diplo, Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack Ü
Best Rock Performance: Alabama Shakes – Do not Wanna Fight
Best Rock Song: Alabama Shakes – Do not Wanna Fight
Best Rock Album: Muse – Drones
Best Alternative Music Album: Alabama Shakes- Sound & Color
Best R & B Performance: The Weeknd – Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)
Best Urban Contemporary Album: The Weeknd – Beauty Behind The Madness
Person of the Year Award: Lionel Richie

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.