Switzerland

In Switzerland there are more than 70 peaks higher than 4000 meters above sea level, 55 of which are fully in Swiss territory and 19 on the border with Italy.

The highest peak of Switzerland Dufour, de 4634 meters, in the Monte Rosa massif, on the border with Italy.

The highest mountain entirely on Swiss territory is the Dom of 4545 meters, between Zermatt and Saas Fee.

The best known is probably the top Swiss Matterhorn (Cervino, 4,478 meters), south of Zermatt.

The group consists of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau in the Bernese Alps is considered one of the most fascinating mountain areas of Europe.

 

Investing in real estate in the mountains prices hold up better.

A market study of just 24 hours-known newspaper Italian economy.
The study analyzed the various European summer tourist resorts and European winter for the past 15 years.
and despite the crisis they have discovered that buying a house in the mountains is even safer than the devaluation not touch.

Primavera sulla neve

Le giornate si stanno allungando  e le giornate diventano piu calde.

Marzo è il mese migliore per prenotare una vacanza sulle nevi.

Per i prezzi che non sono esagerati e per il clima che diventa piacevole per sciare anche senza essere super imbottiti.

Vi consiglio Zermatt con il Cervino come sfondo la trovo uno dei posti piu affascinanti per sciare a Marzo.

Buona sciata a tutti

Cavalli and Versace in the land of the ayatollahs

Opened in Tehran the first boutique of Italian high fashion in Iran after-embargo

Seductive and glamorous evening gowns, leather miniskirts perfect in every detail, over the knee boots with stiletto heels. The ladies in the chador ‘Tehran-good’ will rub their eyes and wonder if it’s all true. Yes, it’s all true. In Iran post-embargo was opened the first luxury boutiques and single-brand of Made in Italy and to sign it is the Florentine designer Roberto Cavalli. (Elisa Pinna by Ansa – Tehran)

In short, in a month, it will also open a Versace store and insignia are ready, alongside those of horses, at 1 Alef North Street, Zaferaniyeh, one of the most elegant and rich of the Iranian capital. The Cavalli shop, a two-story structure built to the smallest detail – from the colors lights marble – as indicated by the Italian brand, is crowded. The prices do not scare, although a jacket can cost several thousand Euros, or worse, in the Iranian currency, tens and tens of millions of riyals.

Iran is experiencing a slice of the population that does not have money problems and is eager to taste the ‘joie de vivre’, if only within their own homes. Thus, an Iranian entrepreneur, Medhi Firouzan, president of KelideTalaei, along with Abbas Firouzan, and a third partner, Moezeddini, has thought to ask the franchise for the Republic of the ayatollahs of fashion brands and Italian luxury, one of the most popular products and appreciated in the world. The operation started two years ago, when Iran was still under slap by the international community.
Italians, however, designers have believed in the potential of a young market, cultured, hungry for culture and, in some groups, wealthy.

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Thus, the first flag planted by Italy at the end of economic sanctions in Iran was in one of its areas of excellence. The members of the Iranian project is ambitious. “We want to transform Alef Street in via Montenapoleone in Tehran,” said Mehdi Firouzan ANSA, referring to the famous Milanese luxury street. “We asked Ferragamo, Armani, to other Italian and even European designers to open their single-brand stores in Iran. What we want more of our people is the quality of life and we want to offer it. Italy can help us” , he stressed. “The high fashion can become a bridge to bring Europe to Iran and to bring a future Iran to Europe,” added Abbas Firouzan.

So far in the Islamic Republic luxury garments made in Italy you could be found occasionally in some stores, but with a reduced choice to minimum and with a high risk of purchasing counterfeit products. The opening of the Cavalli store marks the start of a new season. The desire to change step is confirmed by Hanayeh, a young man of thirty degree in chemical engineering who, fascinated by the world of fashion, she decided to work in the new Cavalli boutique. “Iran is not the dark country, closed, violent which is described in foreign newspapers. Far from it,” he says. “A week ago, when we were still closed, people flocked to the windows, curious and proud that Tehran had finally such a store.”

Kobe Bryant says goodbye to basketball. Here is his Top Five

Kobe Bryant says goodbye to basketball. Here is his Top Five
“Dear basketball … I love you.” With a moving letter Kobe Bryant says goodbye to basketball. He will leave at the end of the season after twenty years of rule: five NBA titles, the third scorer of all time, twice MVP of the Finals. Here are his five unforgettable nights
“Dear Basketball, from the moment I wore the socks of dad and I imagined to realize winning baskets in the Great Western Forum I knew one thing was true: I was falling in love with you.” Thus began the long letter in which Kobe Bryant has announced his retirement. Words of love for a sport that has given him everything and which, in return, he gave so much. A star, a living legend. Five NBA titles, third all-time scorer behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone, a slew of records and superhuman performance. For different reasons, here are the five best evenings of Black Mamba second GQ.
The night of the 81
The January 22, 2006 are the conference finals NFL. Los Angeles Lakers-Raptors is destined to end in the middle of the sports news. But in newsrooms they have to overturn the ladders. Bryant realizes 81 points: this is the second best performance ever in the history of the NBA, behind only the 100 points of Wilt Chamberlain’s March 2, 1962.
The 62 in three quarters against Dallas
The 81 against the Raptors had a preamble equally historic. On 20 December 2005 Kobe was in fact able to achieve 62 points in just three quarters of the game (30 in the third quarter) against the Dallas Mavericks. In the same period the opponents they had made 61. Kobe-62-61 Dallas, you got it. The game will end for the Lakers 112-90 and Bryant will rest the final portion of the game finishing with 18/31 from the field and 22/25 from the line.
Standing ovation from the Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden is the playground of any sport. The theater where everyone dreams of performing at their best. Kobe succeeds on the evening of February 2, 2009. On the other hand, with the Knicks, Danilo Gallinari is in the field. This is also why many Italians are connected with the other side of the ocean and enjoying the fine night of the phenomenon of the Lakers. Score 61 points, improving the record until then belonging to Bernard King in December 1984, he came to share 60. Kobe left the field when there are 108 seconds the final buzzer. The Madison Square Garden stands up for a long standing ovation.
One against five at TD Garden
Game 5 of the 2010 Finals against the Boston Celtics. The series is at 2-2 and the Lakers suffer. In the third quarter Kobe tries to play the position. As? Making it clear in his own way to his companions that he’s there to guide them. Mark 19 of the 26 points scored by the Lakers in the 12 minutes after the interval. Seventeen in a row in the middle are also a basket impossible in the face of Ray Allen and a triple to nearly 9 meters. Flavio Tranquillo and Federico Buffa, who comment on those games for Sky Sports, say: “Kobe is on an island.” Close to 38 without being able to win the game. But then we come to the race-7 and the ring there will be his.
Without Shaq and ankle
Game 4 of the Finals 2000. We are at the dawn of his career. Kobe wears jersey number 8, has a full head of hair on his head and has not won a title. There will come a few days later thanks to this extraordinary performance. Not so much in terms of numbers, if I may say so as realized 28 points and scored the shot away the Indiana Pacers (120-117) in a few seconds from the siren. This match will be remembered above all the additional played without Shaquille O’Neal (36 points and 21 rebounds) and the entire evening on the pitch despite an ankle injury that seemed to even keep it away from the parquet. Factors not prevent Kobe to start writing his legend.

Jennifer Lawrence woman of the year by Entertainment Weekly

The actress of “The Hunger Games: The Song of Revolt Part 2” was elected by the magazine for his professional success. A climb game when he was 20 years and culminated with an Oscar. Meanwhile, Forbes is also the highest paid actress in 2015
Petticoat dress black, penetrating gaze that characterizes, makeup and loose hair color grunge frozen: Jennifer Lawrence, 25, is absolutely amazing in her 90s look on the cover of Entertainment Weekly. Of course: she was named “Person of the Year”. An award also went to the past to Sandra Bullock and Taylor Swift. The US weekly show draws up each year an impressive amount of awards, from the sexiest to the worst dressed. J.Law, as the press calls (the other is J.Lo, Jennifer Lopez), is the trump card of 2015. Not only that, Lawrence is also, according to another US magazine, Forbes, the actress most paid in 2015.
Beautiful, good, and what else? Since he took off his career five years ago, Jennifer Lawrence took home a handful of notable awards: an Oscar for her role in “The positive side”, two Golden Globes, a BAFTA Award and two Screen Actors Guild . No coincidence that Rolling Stone called it “the most talented actress of America.” From 2012 to 2015 he played the role of Katniss Everdeen in the film series The Hunger Games. With the ending of the series, explains Lawrence interview with Entertainment Weekly, it closes a parenthesis was five years: “I was twenty when I signed this project, now I have 25, but I seem to talk about a century ago” .
Beautiful, good, and what else was said? Beautiful, in fact. Dior, which is testimonial, gathered in a “photo album” all the red carpet in recent months for “Hunger Games: Song of the uprising – Part II”. J. Law has upset photographers with outfits in white (a crime of style for an actress), in black and purple (color feared in show). We we loved the Paris premiere in total white, almost like a bride (view gallery). Yeah, I mean, it takes courage. Perhaps a subliminal ad: after flirting with Chris Martin, leader of Coldplay, it seems that his heart is everything for Liam Hemsworth, a partner in the Hunger Games.

Apple Watch, WatchOS update: 2 will be the revolution of smartwatch?

Native apps and more independence from smartphones could change everything, first of all the applications themselves

Looking at the long term, the announcement of Apple’s biggest event of the fall this year may be less than advertised: development WatchOS 2. Tomorrow will be released and the new release will be a day that could change the relationship we have had up for now with smartwatch. The new operating system from Cupertino, designed specifically for the smart watch, is designed to make the app faster and smoother, since it will run natively on Apple Watch, plus introduces new dials, the ability for third-party app to display information in the form of notifications and an innovative way to see the future events, past and more with Time Travel.

But not only, the OS also includes new communication features such as the ability to respond quickly in Mail with dictation, Smart Replies or emoji, while Digital Touch free creativity, allowing you to use more colors for their own designs.

These components may be the first step to the final explosion of a market that so far only showed great potential. Native apps will allow developers to make the most of the components of the smartwatch, with results currently unthinkable. For example, a dating app could guide us to the soul mate simply following the vibration on the wrist, or an application designed to make you lose weight might block you access to Facebook and Candy Crush, until you have done the right move daily.

Until now smartphone and smartwatch are not comparable as regards the debut: as reported on the US site Techcrunch, in the first quarter sales of mobile phones sold 334 million pieces, watches only 11. But the state of the art in recent years it has changed and the room for maneuver for wearable devices was much narrower than that of the new phones. Yet change and greater independence from the iPhone and the company could revolutionize everything, creating a new need and opening space for new apps, all new and completely rethought. Who knows if it will be the beginning of the decline of smartphones, what is certain is that the smartwatch are intended to carve out an increasingly large and if the foresight of the developers (and Apple) will be repaid, tomorrow will all feel the need to buy us a new watch.

“I spent $ 40,000 on shoes and I have a place to live. Literally I am become the old lady who lived in a shoe, as in the fairy tale. “

It is impossible not to think back to this quote from Carrie Bradshaw ringing the bell of the beautiful New York apartment by Candace Bushnell. From his pen came the star of Sex and the City, made famous worldwide by bestseller, television series and movies. Almost fifty-seven years, the writer has bundled her collection of Manolo Blahnik and sold the apartment of crazy parties. But the similarities end there.
“Everyone asks me how much there is of me in the characters that I created, but I only brush: it draws on personal experiences, then you work with the imagination,” says Bushnell a bit ‘annoyed, because the parallel between her and his heroines does not stop at Sex and the City. His latest book, Golden Girl (Piemme), starring PJ Wallis, a divorced writer who can not leave behind her alter ego: the golden girl Monica and the actress who made her famous.
Hard not to make comparisons with reality. “Absolutely no. Unlike P.J. Wallis, I had an easy divorce (in 2012 by Charles Askegard, dancer of the New York City Ballet ten years her junior, ed) and in all my books there are characters who are actresses. It is a type that fascinates me: sit in front of a mirror for hours, surrounded by makeup artists and hairdressers working on your image and change your connotations, I have deep psychological repercussions. All this has always intrigued me. ”
It does not happen that way for most of the women who every day, before facing the day, carefully choosing clothes and makeup? “It is true. We live in a society obsessed by appearances. Everyone would like to be the Monica Golden Girl: beautiful, elegant and happy. I think there’s a Monica in all of us: the women – and not only – we build an artificial image showing the world through social sites or to find a soul mate. But it’s a shell, an empty shell, a game of appearances without substance. In the US, for example, are fixed with big breasts, but it is an aesthetic ideal imposed by men, we must have the courage to reject it and remain themselves. If I thought about plastic surgery? Of course, but personally I do not care to waste my time to please men. ”
Indeed, the Bushnell that opens the door – without a trace of makeup, colored leggings and boots blacks, nervous energy seeping from every pore of the small body – is very different from Candace in designer clothes of glossy magazines. “I do not like labels. You can be at the same time, a city girl and a country girl, all dressed for a gala, sloppy the next day. The important thing is not to worry too much about the external assessment. It is a freedom that I won after reaching fifty. Doubts, insecurities and self-criticism are the lifeblood of every author. I still spend most of the day to re-read what I wrote and then shout: “But how bad is this sentence.” By the time I learned to be a little ‘less hard on myself. I have no children and now, at the threshold of the 57 years I find myself single again, and yet I do not feel alone or incomplete. I came back to live in Connecticut where I took the passion of my youth, the horses. I lead a retired life, work, sports and some dinner with friends. ” In short, the Manolo Blahnik, Mr. Big and holidays Studio 54 thing of the past.
“As a young man, passing in front of this building, where Richard Gere had an apartment, I said to myself:” One day we will live too. ” I did, but this is the apartment where I lived with my husband and now it’s time to change: I just sold. I’m looking for a pied-a-terre in New York for the social occasions. I still like to dress for a party and I love fashion as an art form, but the popular favorite shoes of Carrie Bradshaw (in this case fantasy and reality coincide: the Bushnell owns a hundred, ed) are no longer topical. Even New York City has changed. Do not get me wrong, for those who want to have sex there are opportunities. But people really cool, creative people can no longer afford this city, biodynamic growing vegetables in the gardens of Brooklyn, certainly not sipping Cosmopolitan. ” Candace’s phone continues to report incoming messages. She gets up, walks nervously back and forth on the floor of the house of the Village now empty and exclaims triumphantly: “They have accepted the offer for the ideal pied-a-terre.” And so Candace Bushnell turns the page.

Madonna, the concert and the exhibition. Between tears and desire to fight

After the attacks in Paris, the pop star, albeit with suffering, he does not suspend the tour. Tonight is in Turin (concert) and Bologna (with an exhibition dedicated to her)

Before Bob Dylan and his guards in disguise at the Teatro Manzoni in Bologna, today controls a carpet for the long-awaited concert by Madonna. After the attacks in Paris, “The public security authorities are preparing the necessary measures to protect and ensure the safety of citizens,” says the Mayor of Turin, Piero Fassino, in view of the pop star’s concert tonight in the town of Savoy. On 14 November, the Queen of Pop has interrupted the concert in Stockholm for a six-minute speech on the terrorist attacks confessing the difficult decision to take to the stage: “My whole show is a celebration of life, the fight for the rights, and the will to fight for what we believe in. ” But “the show must go on.” And so the opening of the gates of PalaAlpitour confirmed for tonight (only) at 18. At 20 you begin.
For all Madonna fans that instead will not be able (or want) to participate, in Bologna today inaugurated an exhibition that traces the construction of the pop icon.

The gallery ONO Arte Contemporanea presents “Madonna: The Rise of a Star”, a group exhibition that brings together 60 photographs, of various sizes, Peter Cunningham, George DuBose and Deborah Feingold. Among the most curious anecdotes narrated along the way, the encounter between Cunningham and Maria Veronica Ciccone in 1982. The photographer had not I heard of it, but Warner Bros. publicist Liz Rosenberg, her friend, advises him not to miss the occasion: “It will be the new Marilyn Monroe!” he said. The day of the shooting came a disheveled Madonna without makeup dressed as a punkettona. He acconcia itself and looks in the chamber Photo Cunningham. The rest is history.

Star Wars 7, the Awakening of force. Five gadgets to be seized

From USB keys, to the charger shaped lightsaber here is the 5 gadgets you have to be ready at the output of the seventh chapter of Star Wars
Missing exactly one month output in Italian cinemas of the film event of the year, Star Wars: The awakening of the force. A perfect opportunity to develop video games, gadgets and other merchandise ahead of the launch of the seventh chapter of the saga created by George Lucas. The most coveted item was the lightsaber true: at the announcement of the sequel to Star Wars two years ago caused a sensation the news that some researchers in the US were able to group the photons to compose a new state of matter, so far unknown. A model who behaved in a very similar to the lightsabers of the film. Unfortunately, the development has not made progress in this regard, but the Star Wars fans can console themselves with these five gadgets.

Maikii turned the key in a portable gadget collector. The Italian company has produced a special series to meet the followers of the saga: Chewbacca will be covered with flock, a technique that gives the surface a velvety effect, which makes the most of the idea of ​​the thick hair of the character; Yoda was immortalized in his classic position, with the stick at the side; and C3PO and R2D2 have a metallic effect finishes, just like the droids of the saga.
A model as large as a tennis ball which perfectly reproduces the robot of the film composed of two spheres: a large serving to move and a smaller – connected to the other with magnets – where is concentrated the brain of the drone. You can control using your smartphone as a joystick via bluetooth with the app designed especially by Sphero, the manufacturer who has collaborated with Disney to develop the product. Call toy is an understatement, considering the quality and power of the drone. The battery lasts more than an hour without recharging induction and can travel up to 30 meters at a speed of 8 kilometers per hour. The gyroscope mounted on the head allows him to keep his head in the direction that you are moving, moving automatically along the back.
One of the latest models of powerbank meant for the hardcore fans. The lightsaber fight for the dark side, is also used to charge the phone with the ability to reach more than 100% of the battery. While the phone is connected to four red lights illuminate the sword to make the most of the effect.
The Turtle beach has created a headset from gaming perfect for Star Wars Battlefront. With a modern design that allows wearing comfort for long gaming sessions, the device also has a built-in microphone to best manage the multiplayer. E ‘can also buy a set of speaker-cover embossed with the various characters in the film.

Halfway between science and entertainment. Under the first view of this device in the form of Black Death reproduces the sky of the Earth; for the second aspect can press a button and view the Star Wars galaxy in full, guaranteeing the possibility to plan your journey to the edge of the universe.