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Livigno

Livigno in October opening of the fund and December ski slopes

On October 15, skiing back to the bottom ring, while on December 1 officially starts the winter season with the opening of the slopes.

From October 15th to Livigno, it will open the bottom track, made with 50,000 cubic meters of snow that have been preserved during the summer season with snowfarm technique. Last winter, 100,000 cubic meters of snow were stored, of which 20 percent was dissolved in the summer, 30,000 were used for the Contrade Trophy (summer skiing event on true snow) and the remaining 50,000 will be used to open the bottom ring.

With such an anticipated opening over the other locations, Livigno becomes the ideal destination for training a large number of international teams and international athletes and biathlon riders coming down from the glaciers to train at an altitude of 1816 mt, perfect for the High Altitude Training .

For those who love skiing and snowboarding, just wait on December 1, when the winter season will be officially inaugurated with the opening of the ski slopes.

December 2 will be the turn of the 28th edition of Sgambeda, the granite of Livigno that is part of the international circuit “Visma Ski Classics”.

On the theme of scheduled snowfall, Livigno has embarked on an innovative road, taking part in the “Prosnow” European project of vast breath that also involves eight Alpine resorts. The optimization of programmed snow production is an important challenge for ski resorts. Today, the required water volumes are estimated at the beginning of the season on often unclear bases (eg, the worst ever recorded, with a observation period limited to one or two decades), and the decision to produce or not is generally taking the same day depending on weather conditions.

The Prosnow project, co-ordinated by Météo-France with 12 European partners, aims to develop a decision support service for ski resorts, based on weather forecasts (several days) and at the same time seasonal (several months).

This is a new tool that will provide meteorological information directly available to ski area operators (eg snow / snow stock), along with specific information on forecast uncertainties. Eight pilot stations in the Alps of France, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and Germany will contribute to the development of the service and to test the “demonstrator”.

The project will last for 3 years and has been submitted in response to the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Green Economy initiative, which is associated with the social challenge 5 “Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials”, with objectives for research based on the market for climate services. In addition to the latest generation forecasts, the project will also be based on the new seasonal forecasting services developed at European level under the Copernicus Climate Change Services (C3S) program.

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SOLDA: SCIATE FROM OCTOBER

Due to the favorable position of the plants located between 1,900 and 3,250 meters above sea level, the Solda area inaugurates and anticipates the winter season of the Val Venosta. From October 21st, ski addicted skiers will be able to ski in over 40km of perfectly sloping slopes. Ideal for freeriders and for those who prefer telemark and extreme skiing.

The Solda ski area is located in the middle of the Ortles group, in the Stelvio National Park. Located at an altitude ranging from 1,900 meters to 3,250 meters, you can ski from October to May. You can have fun on over 40 km of pistes. Ideal for all types of skiers and not only, which will be able to admire a unique landscape with 14 tall peaks over three thousand meters.

In addition to the numerous slopes, the Solda ski area is famous for its slopes with fresh snow. Skiing out skiers, extreme skiers, telemarkers and freeride skiers can then find snow on all fresh levels of difficulty. If you love strolling and enjoying the panorama, you are in the right place, from here you can admire the views of the three main peaks: Ortles, Zebrù and Gran Zebrù.

The slopes of Solda December 2017 – Belpiano and Malga Valentina on the 15th, Watles on the 21st and Trafoi on the 23rd, will open. For the Christmas season all the Val Venosta skiing arena will be in full swing to offer unforgettable experiences mountain lovers.

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If it’s bad, it costs less to ski

The classic day ticket for the ski resorts is going out of fashion and the stations are experimenting with new sales strategies

Simply, the classic day pass for the ski resorts stewed and is going out of fashion. The winter resorts are in fact developing new possibilities of ticket sales.

The first step in this direction was made by the stations of Pizol Bad Ragaz (SG) and Belalp (VS), which offer varying prices depending on the weather. In case of bad weather conditions, the ski-pass costs reduced by up to 50% of the original price.

A second alternative is being considered for next winter from Lenzerheide (GR): “Pay-per-use”, the skiers have the opportunity to pay only the systems they use and the price is calculated for each ski. Two new deals possible even in Laax (GR): one is the VIP-Ticket “Blueline” which allows those who are willing to pay more to jump the queue passing directly by a special fast track, the other is the new proposal for young people who are dedicated to Freestyle; The new “Ski-Ticket light” is in fact designed for individuals who only attend the Snow Park area.

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Dawn on the ski slopes: a good opportunity for early risers on holiday in Trentino

 
See the sunrise, enjoy the trails still intact and maybe get a good breakfast at altitude: these are some of the advantages of early risers and is in Trentino. It starts the period (from January until early April) during which you can ski at dawn, a spell that has been repeated for some years.

The initiative is called Trentino Ski Sunrise and is a nice opportunity to get a descent or hike along with ski instructors, mountain guides or companions of the territory.

It begins with a hearty breakfast in the hut, made from local products: milk, cheese, meats, eggs, pastries. Then hurl themselves on the track, on the virgin snow to leave the wake of the first day. Those who have snowshoes can start a walk through the snow and not yet beaten. Appointments are many, not only on weekends, but also during the week this winter.

Inaugurating the dance was on January 6th San Martino di Castrozza, which tracks more Alpe Tognola next January 27 and February 11, he wakes at dawn in the district of Passo Rolle, with stunning views of the Cimon de la Pala. In January (Saturday 28) also skiing at dawn in Skiarea-Lagorai Passo Brocon in Valsugana.

The Val di Fiemme proposes four dates: Thursday, February 2 at Passo Feudo, 23 February meeting Alpe Lusia and March 16 sunrise to Rifugio Monte Agnello di Pampeago, in the heart of the Ski Center Latemar, and then make the first descent of the day Lamb down the runway surrounded by works of art of RespirArt Park.

You can ski at the rising of the sun even to Monte Bondone, just above Trento and easy to reach: by appointment at the Refuge In The Sun Saturday, February 4th.
Close the calendar April 7 the ski area of ​​Ponte di Legno-Tonale with the Presena Hut meeting, on the glacier. But it is not the only event in the region: in Val di Sole are where people meet to admire the well Friday, February 10 dawn (Skiarea Folgarida Marilleva) and a month later, March 10 (Skiarea Peio 3000).

Zermatt

Zermatt

Zermatt is a beautiful Swiss village on Mount Rosa, at the foot of the Matterhorn . And ‘it is lying in the bottom of the Mattertal Valley and you arrive only by train; in village works only electric vehicles. And ‘one of the few ski resorts without a car.

Attention to the environment that is also seen in the approach unusual for lifts (ISO 14001) and energy in self-sufficiency of the top restaurants, given by photovoltaic and solar panel systems.

Zermatt is one with Italian Valtournenche and Breuil Cervinia in the district Matterhorn Ski Paradise, with 350 km of slopes. Very spectacular and the descent from the Klein Matterhorn extremely long (almost 3900 m) to the country through the glacier of Plateau Rosa.

The facilities are very modern, but there are still signs of the tradition like the little train from the village of Zermatt reaches 3200 meters Gornergrad between incomparable scenery, tracks, tunnels and walls of snow.

Another example of modernity is the underground funicular to the ski area Sonnegga. Upon arrival of the Klein Matterhorn cable car you can visit the Ice Palace, a series of caves dug at 15 m depth in the glacier.

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The ski slopes of the world’s most extravagant skiing: where to find them

 

For all those who just can not help but live with your skis here is where to find the most special tracks

ski slopes, ice, snow, fun. The height of the winter season the call for all fans is strong. And in many yearn for the ski holidays. Or holidays which allow to be able to still ski. Many know the places canons elected skiing kingdom. That you go by the High Italy to the Swiss Alps via France. But few know that soon it will be also possible to ski on a power station in Copenhagen.
Sicily: the lava of Etna
Ski on an active volcano in the winter is nothing short of daring. But tackling the slopes of Mount Etna in summer means giving a new meaning to the term “black run.” As there is in fact the snow in warm weather, stainless skiing can descend on the solidified lava.
Traditionally known for its beautiful beaches and surfing, the Hawaiian Islands get one of the highest scores to be the most unlikely place to grab a pair of skis. But between January and February, the Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano of 4205 meters high, it becomes an amazing location if there are snowfalls that ensure fantastic descents. There are ski lifts, of course, so you go in 4 × 4.
Well you .. You can also ski in sub-Saharan Africa. In a land-locked country, surrounded by South Africa being one of its enclave, Lesotho is perfect for skiing. The altitude of this mountain kingdom always lies above 1000 meters. From June to August the spectacular Maluti mountains offer the best of the snow-covered landscapes. There are not many places in the world that allow you to be able to do the safari with your skis on.

Ski Dubai is the home of the skis of the Emirates. Satisfied both novice skiers and experts. It has 22,500 square meters of artificial slopes where the temperature is always maintained below 4 degrees, creating the ideal environment for a colony of king penguins. And when everything is over you you can again dip in the 40 degrees outside. The Sky Dome is located inside the Mall of the Emirates, one of the largest in the world. It consists of 5 different runs the longest of which reaches 400 meters. They are capped with special snowplough and have different slopes and difficulties.

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Flower House”, and the abandoned mansion back to life with the green

The florist Lisa Waud summons green designers to redevelop a building in ruins in Detroit and fill it with flowers
“Flower House”, and the abandoned mansion back to life with the green
In Detroit an abandoned house becomes green installation thanks to “The Flower House Project” Lisa Waud

In October florists, botanists and flower designers from across the United States will meet in Detroit, Michigan, to work together in a single, very green installation.
The project is the brainchild of creative American Lisa Waud, specializing in plant design and riqualicazioni, fascinated by the potential of plants to change the space.
Renamed “Flower House”, the initiative stands as a collective call to fill the walls and ceiling of an abandoned mansion in Detroit with flowers and plants of all kinds and is already being talked about in the press and social networks.
“We are aiming to arouse curiosity and stimulate the participants and visitors a passion for sustainability.

Fifteen rooms of an abandoned house in Detroit have become the set of the “Flower House”

The inspiration for the project? The charming and ambitious works of Christo. And a splendid parade of Dior in 2012 in which the flowers were the real stars. I thought I wanted to do something myself. ”
Objective: to give new life to an architectural forgotten. In the name of Flower Power.

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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.

Lifestyle, Madonna Di Campiglio, Ski, Val D'Isere, Zermatt

Mountain: 10 must have accessories

Skiing holidays and at high altitudes, a complete kit from hat to boots, from the backpack to the glasses

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Breathtaking landscapes, snow-capped peaks, clean air and very very cold. Those who enjoy holidays in the mountains is certainly not discouraged by low temperatures, that is clear, but perhaps not everyone knows that you can stay warm without compromising on style. The brands specialize with new technologies: fabrics light but ultra warm, natural yarns prized (and more accessible) and new combinations of materials.

The accessories for the mountains, therefore, must be simple but ensure high performance.

The gloves are made of wool, such as those of Coccinelle, or with the hair, such as those of Aldo. The backpacks are technical and eco-friendly; Freitag, the Swiss brand that uses waste materials and transforms them into fabric, was able to design them waterproof and colorful, as well as unique.
For the head, classic hats cap to keep warm or soft ear pads for eccentric personalities. The shoes and boots are a low shot such as Camper and Emu Australia, with stiletto for women who do not like hiking at high altitudes but the break in a cabin, or sneakers for urban female travelers.
There is no lack of plush bags and quilted fabrics and sunglasses with mirrored lenses and a contemporary design.

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“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.

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Ice-Q, the luxury retreat of James Bond

We went to Sölden to retrace the places where it was filmed “Spectre”, the utime film of the successful series of the agent 007. We got confirmation that Bond attends only the best places …

Ok, it will risk life too soon leaves the house, destreggerà well with great aplomb sophisticated weapons that perhaps not even exist, will always defend even the worst killers with a shrug of the eyebrow. But the most famous secret agent in the world ever attended (and women) the best seats. For the 24th film of the successful series of James Bond director Sam Mendes, with a cast of 500 people, he has chosen the Austrian resort of Sölden to shoot scenes of Spectre. Moreover, the father of 007, the British writer Ian Fleming, appears to have been a great admirer of the Austrian Tyrol.

Ice-Q, the gourmet restaurant at high altitude
Seeing is believing
So we went to Sölden and, despite watching the preview of the film in the original language (local …) before going on site, we found that the most breathtaking scenes of the film were shot on the mountain Gaislachkogl at 3,048 meters high. Right there, where there is the “clinic” in which Daniel Craig, the last character of the agent 007, goes to “recover” Léa Seydoux, (the French actress is also the cover girl of GQ this month) in the film Madleine The Bond girl blonde. Truly the “clinic” is a designer restaurant Alpine connected directly to the cable car of Gaislachkogl, considered one of the most innovative projects and minimal environmental impact of recent times. Ice-Q, the name of the luxury retreat, as well as 900 m² of glass facades that glow in the sunlight and offer stunning views of the Ötztal Alps, focuses on wine and gastronomic experience. The menu offers the best of local products accompanied by the best Alpine Austrian and international wines. And it is a particular wine in one of the protagonists of the refuge: a cuvee of pinot noir created by the union of three varieties from Italy, Austria and Germany and aged in wooden barrels. The name? Pinot 3000, as the altitude of the shelter where it is preciously guarded.
But Sölden, in addition to having the futuristic Ice-Q, has an area of ​​three mountains over 3 thousand meters of altitude, the famous Big 3: Gaislachkogl (3,058 m), Tiefenbachkogl (3,250 m) and Schwarze Schneide (3,340 m), all connected systems with the latest generation. However, if your passion is skiing, (let alone that of James Bond, as in Spectre do not see it even skiing tobogganing), well, there’s always the music: from December 30 starts the famous Electric Mountain Festival . Unless you relish the pit, if you prefer to stay to soak in Längenfeld, 13 km away, you will find the famous spa “Aqua Dome”.
And already, James never misses a beat.

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Do not underestimate the belly is a health risk

Do not underestimate the belly is a health risk
Research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine relates abdominal fat and the risk of stroke, coronary heart disease and diabetes

“I’m not fat, I only have a little ‘belly’. If you too entrenched behind this banal justification to avoid subscribing to the gym, you know that you are taking a risk. To say it is a recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, which further underscores the dangers of abdominal fat. The researchers analyzed the clinical picture of more than 15,000 people, coming to the conclusion that men with swollen bellies (regardless of their weight) have double the risk of mortality than those who are generally overweight or tendency to obesity.

Among the main hazards include the possibility of stroke, coronary heart disease and diabetes. The fat that accumulates on the belly (also called visceral) can indeed penetrate deep and wrap the vital organs, causing the liver to produce cholesterol resulting in hardening of the arteries. To this Dr. Francisco Lopez-Jimenes, one of the authors of the research, we are advised to follow healthy eating and devote at least 50 minutes three days a week to physical activity.

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The journey of Polo Ralph Lauren for the first single-brand Italian

The historic brand Ralph Lauren is ready to open its first Italian store in Rome, which will also be the first in Europe. To celebrate this event, he has invited six of the most important web influencers of the moment to make a real and virtual journey to tell the different styles of the brand

Polo Ralph Lauren is about to embark on a journey. A trip through Italy, which with a number of stages between major Italian cities, from Bologna to Naples via Milan and Perugia, will end in Rome. The capital city, in fact, is the chosen destination for the opening of the very first flagship European brand that is owned by Ralph Lauren. Starring along the way will be six of the most important web influencers of the moment, who will talk about in the round Polo Ralph Lauren, according to their personal interpretation and vision. Filippo Fiora & Philip Cirulli (The Three F), Giotto Calendoli (The Atelier), Nicholas De Devitiis (Sofa), Giulio Berruti, Mariano Di Vaio (MDV Style), these names selected by Polo Ralph Lauren and chosen for their style respectively modern prep, dowtown cool, urban Exlporer, varsity, sophisticated.

Their task is through the choice of clothes and accessories to narrate the essence of the brand, values ​​and themes that have always characterized the collections of Polo Ralph Lauren. To do appunteranno on a blog created specifically, Roads To Rome, and with great enthusiasm that we are hosting us for GQ Italy, the travel notes posted from tomorrow – November 4 – when the journey will begin until next November 27. In the middle you will find shots, looks created ad hoc, and the large opening in Rome on Nov. 13 when the boutiques of Polo Ralph Lauren will open the door, then celebrate with an exclusive party attended by many international guests and the six influencers, of course. About the latter, for those who still do not know them the advice it is to go now to read who they are and where they come directly on the blog created specifically for the occasion.

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AUDREY AT PARIS FASHION WEEK WIRE SILVER intertwine IN CHANEL COLLECTION SPRING SUMMER 2016

Chanel SS 2016 – Chanel Airlines … I will fly with you!
Among glows silver (dominant color of the outfits of the fashion show) and inspired playing with the theme of flight and the airport, the house has the SS 2016 collection.
The world Chanel is a world apart which is difficult to understand the essence. It is a place, a mental space, a seductive passion much more like a fad than a simple attraction.

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Piercing. The ring that appeals to women … and who kisses

He made his comeback in the spring, now Cara Delevingne raises the ring to wear on your lips, or septum piercing as a fake, even for autumn. Appetizing! Except for those who can not stand even the gloss
The female attraction to the piercing, often in the form fake, as open-loop and purely accessory, for jewelry or fine jewelry, to be applied in different areas of the head, is wavering. At least one year, for example, is back in fashion as the nasal septum, minimal and ultra thin, almost invisible but very present and also pleasant to the touch.
Actresses, pop singers and models. No it is not subject to the test. Zoe Kravitz, who wore throughout the promotion of Mad Max Fury Road, Madonna, by FKA Twigs, for which is a hallmark, Chloë Grace Moretz, attracted to the game for a single day. Like Jessica Biel, who he ‘dressed’ only for one night, at the MET Gala dedicated to punk, even in 2013.
Now it’s up to his mouth.
Because when to ‘wear’ the fake piercing ring lips is un’iconcina as Cara Delevingne, it is virtually certain that it will try all (the same age).
It’s not bad to look at and not bad the idea of ​​a cold-hot kisses will ….
‘Titillating’. With respect to those who find it hard to tolerate even lipstick or gloss.

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The deposit of Uncle Scrooge will replace the fascist monument of Livorno?

The cartoonist Daniel Caluri “paints” the mausoleum of Ciano in Livorno and post on Facebook: hand a petition to make the chest of Scrooge ‘Scrooge

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Uncle Scrooge is better than Cyan. It is a supersuccesso the idea of ​​cartoonist Daniel Caluri – already signed the vernacular satirical and publishers Bonelli and sandwiches – to transform the fascist mausoleum at Livorno in the store where Scrooge dives blessed in abundance. The ruin of the monument erected in honor of Costanzo Ciano, fascist and father of the late Foreign Minister Galeazzo, the son of the Duce was shot in ’44 in the Republic of Salo following the process of Verona ‘s “high treason” voting confidence in Mussolini on 25 July ’43, still stands in front of the sea of ​​Livorno, home town of Ciano. A few days ago Caluri has posted on his Facebook a correct image with computer graphics that makes it look like the famous chest in which Scrooge swimming in gold. Guest iperfavorevoli Web, online petitions rose by signatories to turn it just so and even contacts with Disney that would be interested in granting the “image rights” to paint the base cube that much resembles the safe Scrooge.

The mayor of Livorno: “Yes, there are contacts with Disney – explains Filippo Nogarin quoted by Corriere.it – ​​the idea, the fully endorse although inevitably create some controversy. I never thought of myself as a boy to turn the monument to Cyan in Chest of Scrooge ‘Scrooge, I told the story several months ago about a Facebook group. With a few friends we took the measures, but then it all came to more than anything. ” Obviously it is excited Daniele Caluri: “The first hurdle, and perhaps insurmountable one, is to get permission from the authorities – says the fans – we can try it in different ways. For example by signing the petition. ” The monument to Cyan, according to the original plan, would have to be made up of a large base (one currently left) and a marble statue, 12 meters high, the hierarch. All it topped by a lighthouse-shaped fasces up over 50 meters. Dropped the scheme was canceled the project, but is still standing to this day stand.

Diavolezza, Livigno, Meribel, PASSO STELVIO, Zermatt

SKIING IN November

LOCATION ‘RECOMMENDED TO START SEASON
where to ski early in the season
Many skiers are wondering where to ski early in the season. There is a number of ski resort that are recommended because they lend themselves more than others for skiing in November because of their high altitude, perhaps for the presence of glaciers or for a snow-making system which allows very efficient early openings.

The conditions vary from year to year, but it is good practice to choose ski areas which offer runs above 2500 meters.

 

Not many Italian places where you can ski from the first days of November, while there are many ski resorts which open towards the end of the month. The Italian places that we would recommend for the first half of the season are:

Cervinia (AO) from the country’s two cable cars and a cable car leading skiers up to 3480 meters of the Plateau Rosa. The plant opened earlier in the season are all on the Swiss side. And ‘therefore necessary to have the international ski pass. From Saturday, November 8, 2014 will be open tracks also on the Italian side with the top twenty of the Plan area and the Mason – Fornet – Bontadini.
Presena Glacier (BS): the Presena glacier offers the first ski runs Adamello Ski starting Saturday 8 novebre 2014.
Solda (BZ): open from 8 November, offers three long chair lifts over 2600 meters. In mid-November, there is also the Solda Ski Happening to celebrate the opening of the slopes.
Val Senales (BZ): was one of the last resorts to offer summer skiing in South Tyrol. Now that possibility no longer exists but the high altitude and the glacier are guaranteed excellent snow early in the season.

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Abroad there is a bunch of places where you can have fun at the beginning of the season. It should be borne in mind that France, despite having locations at high altitudes tend to open their facilities to the bridge of All Saints only to close them again until the end of the month. Switzerland and Austria were most likely to start skiing season, in particular to:

Diavolezza (SWITZERLAND): Already by mid-October is open to the public a chairlift at 3000 meters altitude. The return to the valley is opened only after heavy snowfall while otherwise descend by cable car.
Hintertux (AUSTRIA): is one of the stations with the highest number of open lifts thanks to the glacier skiing 365 days a year.
In Saas Fee (SWITZERLAND): there is a large glacier with a dense network of facilities are also open in November.
Stubai (AUSTRIA): offers a wide skiable between 2600 and 3200 meters in large part on the glacier.
Zermatt (CH): also known as the Swiss side of Cervinia and then reached the Aosta Valley, offers many slopes at Plateau Rosa up to 3900 m. Already from the beginning of November you can go up to Trockener Steg (mt. 2939) can count on about 1000 meters of altitude. There is then further openings that take skiers up to 2400 Furgg.

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Eroica 2015

Eroica 2015
On the roads of Chianti, in the Siena hills, pouring rain and thousands of people from all parts of the world, we were there which always pursue that poem written by bicycle

For people like me, in the early eighties, with the bike began to challenge their forces on the first climb of the church, on the mountain that could be seen on the horizon then, any bike was racing bikes. The one with drop handlebars, the pedals with toe clips and terrible strap, the gear levers on the chassis, brake wires that crossed in front of the nose when he crouched in the aerodynamic position, five crowns on the freewheel and rear tubular disconnect to bites if foravi, but that they turned on the rim if frenavi too downhill. And then there were the shirt and pants blacks wool, those with the deerskin to the saddle and harness, the paper of the Gazette under the shirt to make the descents, the helmets to leather straps, which fortunately did not He is falling ever! The bicycle was freedom, adventure was, was hard, cycling was one man alone in the lead, Breton crafty as a rate, frozen food in the storm of the Gavia, was above all a dream, a dream for me, for everyone, He has died at Madonna di Campiglio, with the ultimate interpreter of the cycling boarding, the last who ran the old, even if riding a modern bike.

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Yes, because then came the bike modern, very special carbon, the change in the brake levers, the high-profile wheels, ten, eleven wreaths on the rear wheel, the clipless pedals and technical fabrics that withstand all weather conditions, bike light like feathers with which to climb on the walls. Fatigue remained, the beauty of a rose of a thousand bends or a descent with curves by brush, have not changed, that is nuanced taste epic passage from the bottle, the arrival of color TV and on shorts, led away with the gray, the charm of Black Legs.

A few years ago, when I heard for the first time L’Eroica, I fell in love immediately, unconditionally, a race, that race is not, because there is a first come, and there is a prize to be awarded, the prize is just the satisfaction of having finished, that is the one to forty or two hundred and nine kilometers, because the paper is a walk enogastranomica flavor of yesteryear, the Chianti wine in straw fiasco, to do strictly with those bikes the , those of my first Sgambati, and if possible, older still, with wool sweaters, leather of his boots, mittens perforated, and the tubular spare shoulder.

For all the departure and arrival it is at Gaiole in Chianti, after an up and a down hills, riding on paved roads now now on the roads of dirt, Tuscan heritage and humanity, streets that still have the taste of that the cycling, that fans feel any nag the Coppi of Cuneo Pinerolo. Last weekend, I was lucky enough to experience the atmosphere of the Eroica, I crossed lovers from all over the world, of all ages: French, Scottish, English, Japanese, American, Russian, Polish, Dutch, German, Italian, to name only those with whom I happened to chat, someone pulled as a professional, someone with physical rugby player and the sponsor theme, someone, including myself, with a gate with wheels, someone with the bike then better preserved of the crown jewels, with other relics of the early twentieth century.

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I cycled only the short path, not too many years I climbed on the bike racing, but during those 46 kilometers – almost all in the pouring rain which made it even more heroic path – have awakened the dormant feelings, the desire to look for challenge, to make the climb faster than the companion of the moment, to joke in the group, track, track, “I’ve got an evil in the legs that I do not restrain you so”, snorting jumped to a report on the most beautiful, ride in the group, in a fairytale. All and sundry from the path he had chosen to ride together in the values ​​of cycling, the sport declined in the wonderful spirit that the creators were able to evoke, with the sense of solidarity in the effort and openness to new friends and we are committed to the end, to honor the myth that our host and the myths that have cycled with us. And now working to make the eighty next year!

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Orticolario, the beauty of flowers and plants at Villa Erba

“The contagion of beauty” is the title of the seventh edition of Orticolario that Villa Erba in Cernobbio on Lake Como will host 2 to 4 October. The sense conductor this year is touch, perceptive faculty that reveals intense emotions and that provides a deep understanding of what is contemplated.
Rough leaves, hairy or hairless, caressing and petting, bark of matter by touch, the foot sinking into the soft lawn or walking on materials crisp, smooth, hot or cold …
Orticolario 2015 once again wants to lead its visitors from limitless sensory experiences in nature. That’s how.
The hydrangea is the flower star of 2015: plant flowering shrub, bushy or climbing, deciduous or evergreen, is part of the family Hydrangeaceae, includes 47 hardy species known from the Far East and North America. “We started planning this seventh edition of the latest edition as the lights were still on.

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Day after day, as in the construction of a house, brick by brick, we have assembled, idea after idea, a program so extraordinary as to impose the more curious and attentive visitor attending a prolonged and repeated in the three-day event, “said Moritz Mantero President Orticolario.
“Relocations of matter”, in the Park, between the tops of three large lime trees: a sculpture air, which touch projection on the ground is represented by a cradle of hydrangeas.

She shifted her research as a sculptor in various areas, such as analysis of the company, curiosity about natural phenomena and the relationship that man has with them. “Words island (you)” in the heart of the Pavilion: “Sàmara” in Japanese garden created in the greenhouse Platani Ala Lario (see section I pavilions) it is a work of marble guilloche Cervaiole, depicting the winged maple fruit.

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Cracco and Parodi at “Gusti di Frontiera”

He presented the festival in Gorizia eno 24 to 27 September: 500 thousand goal. In 19 villages set up 350 stand

GORIZIA. Parma is the capital as well Gorizia World Food can become the capital of the tastes of the border, or the knowledge enogastronomy of countries bordering along the borders. Optimism presentation yesterday in the crowded hall of the White Hall of Taste of the Frontier in 2015 that will have as a “guest star” Carlo Cracco and Benedetta Parodi.
The numbers are impressive: more than 350 stands, 19 villages, food and wine represented in more than 30 countries. Impressive forecasts of expected visitors from Thursday 24 to Sunday, September 27: more than 450 thousand of last year. Gorizia for Gusti Frontier offers face like that and the Municipality has made the greatest organizational effort. Several novelties of this edition the most important of which is the taste of the Living set up in Piazza Sant’Antonio and maintained by the network Venezie Post / Post editors that won the tender from 60 thousand euro arranged by the city.
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The Slovenian ski champion and his team will be in the capital Isonzo for the food and wine festival and cultural. His fans invited to the stand of Piazza Sant’Antonio with the local specialties
“Even in the short time available – said Filiberto Zovico of VeneziePost – we were able to build a high-level program.” Inaugurating the festival will be Thursday at 17 in Piazza Sant’Antonio the popular Benedetta Parodi. Beside her the Region Vice President Sergio Bolzonello. In the days following the space to the chef and “TV critic” Carlo Cracco, who receive (Friday at 17.15) the special premium Friuladria Gusti Frontier. The awards reserved for restaurants Gorizia boundless go instead to restaurant chefs The embankment Vencò, Hisa Franko and Kobarid Hotel San Rocco in Brtonigla. In Piazza Sant’Antonio you can meet even the champions of ski Slovenian Tina Maze who is not – he pointed Romo – the godmother of Gusti Frontier.
The Living Room of taste will propose conferences, meetings with producers and leading experts food. The commissioner Arianna Bellan stressed the effort undertaken by the city to fill the exhibition of cultural content. For the gourmet tidbits of news regarding the Villages of tastes. Starting from Borgo East (Thailand, Cin) to the streets Blood donors; Borgo Slovenia who moves to court Sant’Ilario; Village America will be increased via Cadorna. He will arrive in Piazza Vittoria Borgo Britannia; to discover Borgo Green Castle. Remarkable presence ERSA: propose your appointments in Piazza Sant’Antonio on two strands: the proposal of traditional products (160 in FVG, among the requirements to have at least 25 years on the market) and the products of the European label Aqua (agriculture, quality, environmental) including potato, apple, mussels, clams and asparagus. Tastes of Border count on a government grant of 166 thousand euro.

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