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.

 

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

luxury jewelry: Ayala Bar presents the Dune collection

 
Valentine’s Day is coming, but you do not need the special occasion of Valentine’s Day to enjoy a gem: today we speak of the latest proposals for Ayala Bar that presents the new Dune collection. It is luxurious jewels that tell an ethnic and chic approach together.
The Israeli-born designer Ayala Bar signing this wonderful collection that consists of necklaces, bracelets, necklaces and earrings are able to immediately give a mysterious air of the Arabian Nights to the woman wearing them.

The designer has chosen to focus on the rose as a recurring color, the same tone that has elected Pantone color of the year in the shade Rose Quartz. Everything takes so immediately looked more feminine, almost innocent, with an effective contrast to the extremely seductive allure of shapes and rich decorations.

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It is, admittedly, very flashy jewelry that require a great character to be worn without letting overwhelm. At the same time, however, they manage to give an exotic touch and extremely attractive outfit even more minimalist.

Each piece is richly worked in a woven structure, overlays and bezels that use the reflections of the pearl, the facets of the crystals, gold accents, trimmings and beads that run between spirals and sinuous curves.

The most interesting pieces are undoubtedly the earrings, pendants all, often very long and flashy. Constitute the richest section and articulated in the collection. We also love the beautiful necklace that reflects the inspiration of the statement necklace and established some seasons ago but bringing it here to levels of great technical mastery.

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.”

Samsung Galaxy S7 news: water-resistant, with wireless charging

In a video in Indonesia, the Korean company may have revealed the shapes of the new smartphone release in March: will be water-resistant, with wireless charging and a completely new camera
Samsung Indonesian branch may have revealed the shapes of the new Galaxy S7. In an advertisement posted on Youtube, the archer Dellie Threesyadinda, famous at home, using a smartphone of the Korean giant to train. is not specified whether the new top model, but the title of the video – #TheNextGalaxy – does not leave much doubt, also in a section of the site, then removed, it is expressly mentioned that that phone was the new S7. The company has not confirmed but it is not impossible that this move will be part of an artfully made marketing campaign to pump up the exit of the new smartphone from Samsung in view of the presentation on Sunday at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
From the video you can guess that the design and the soft, rounded lines of the Galaxy are essentially remained the same, while it seems that there could be a return of water and dust resistance, present already sull’S5 and not proposed in the latest release output in 2015.
The other strong point of the phone will be wireless charging ultra fast, improvements in terms of safety and a completely revolutionized camera to work better in low light conditions.
According to reports gathered over the past few weeks, the S7 will have a 5.1 inch screen while the S7 Edge will have the curved screen and will be slightly larger (5.5 inches) but both will be equipped with a port for the charging that promises to be revolutionary, because half an hour would be enough to fully charge the smartphone. Another innovation should be the introduction of the scanner to the retina that could be the new way to speed the release of the phone and authorize the payments by phone for both the Play Store that, one day, for Android Pay. There are still uncertainties about the indication of a possible introduction of a 3D touch sensor like Apple, already seen on the iPhone 6S and on the possible reintroduction of the MicroSD slot and removable battery, even though they had been asked in a loud voice by users. As for the price of the device, rumors have been circulating about a possible downside to EUR 650 to do more to Apple competition: Trony was the first big chain to distribute a flyer to open the smartphone’s orders, offering it to 729 euro along with a powerbank and viewers to virtual reality.

Ischia, a romantic weekend in Sant’angelo

The best months to enjoy a weekend of total relaxation in Ischia are between late April and May, the first weeks of June, or September and October. In this period, the largest of the volcanic islands is not packed with tourists and can be admired in all its beauty and tranquility.
Sant’Angelo d’IschiaSi can get to Naples by train and then by bus from the station to the port. Or choose to arrive in the capital of Campania with the car, and leave it parked in one of the many car parks near the port of call. The most convenient is the parking Brin, 7 and EUR 20 per day. Just outside is the stop of the bus is that the taxi to reach in few minutes the boarding. Ferries, from Porta di Massa in Ischia Porto takes an hour and a half for about 50 Euros (round trip, we chose the Medmar), or is there fast hydrofoil. And depart four or five times a day. Upon arrival we are greeted by the taxi rank, which have a fixed rate depending on the location to reach established by the City. Otherwise there is a public service, as though considering that there are few main roads, very narrow and busy, then the means pass slowly, but in terms of the money you’ll save a lot.
A small village which lies at the foot of the town of Serrana Fontana. The picturesque fishing hamlet is a little gem overlooking the sea. From the characteristic square of an isthmus that connects an island where once stood a small church and where you established the cult of St. Michael, the guardian angel who gave his name to the village. On the right hand side of the village, past the parish church, you get to Cava Petrelle, where there are the famous fumaroles. Here the ground escaping steam clouds and the sea of ​​gas bubbles, produced by the large thermal energy from the ground. With a beautiful walk in the boat, or with the coaches and then over 200 steps (rather tiring ascent), you get to Sorgeto Bay that is a typical example of the natural spas, with its hot and rejuvenating pools. In fact it contains among its rocks the characteristic of having hot water in the winter months, ideal for bathrooms in the moonlight. The thermal water gushes out of the ground at 90 degrees and then mixes with the cold currents of the sea. Ascent through the tiny streets of Sant’Angelo, accompanied by the scent of jasmine, up the granite ridge, where now there are a myriad of hotels and pensions, and the view is breathtaking. Here is nice, as well as romantic, maybe have a drink while the sun sets over the sea. While going down to the harbor, between shops offering local products from limoncello to ceramics, there are many restaurants overlooking the sea.
Like a big playground, but instead of slides and roller coasters, there are waterfalls, natural saunas and massages. The Poseidon gardens are an oasis of relaxation with flowers, roses and cactus, under the pine trees and olive trees, in the Citara bay, where a thermal spring brings up the therapeutic powers of volcanic nature. Entrance costs € 32 for the whole day, half instead 27. The price is high, but it is the place where you are. By 22 curative thermal pools (two child-only), each with its own constant temperature of 20 to 40 degrees and, given the abundance, the ‘water is constantly renewed, which is not always found in other spas. The offer is complemented by a wide private beach, sauna, underwater massage, Kneipp groups, Japanese circulatory path and several restaurants, one of which is located in a beautiful grotto of local tuff. The special climate-aesthetic-environmental conditions that are associated with Poseidon offers spa therapeutic factors and those related to the helium-marine practices, forming a true “natural curative mosaic.” Then in April, back when the heat is not hot, what’s better than to dive under a waterfall at 32 degrees?

Thailand: 15 experiences to do in the Land of Smiles

jungle islands that overlook clear waters, majestic Buddhist temples and street food at all hours. Winter in Thailand in 15 moves

It has a shape that resembles the head of an elephant. With its trunk jutting into the Indian Ocean, to browse through Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Malesya. And its location in the heart of Indochina makes it versatile and diverse cultural influences. But with a very strong personality that distinguishes it from all its neighbors. Thailand is the most accessible face of Asia, smiling and less turbulent. An exotic destination that combines culture, nature, shopping, great food and a bit of adventure. We propose 15 experiences to do to savor the atmosphere and beauty in all its facets. From the skyscrapers of Bangkok to the white beaches of dell’Andamane Mar (this is the best time to visit the southwest coast without the excessive humidity of the summer months).

1.Fate a tour of the canals of Bangkok: can only start from the capital of the tour in this fascinating country. One of the most characteristic corners and slow? Are channels (khlong) that unfold from the Chao Phraya River. Omit the larger boats and tourist. Smaller channels have narrow passages and hidden and only reach with traditional long tail. Sitting on the water sbircerete between dilapidated piles, delicious overwater villas, gardens and hidden temples.

2.Ordinate a cocktail on the panoramic terraces: Bangkok also has a more trendy face, vibrant and futuristic. The best point of view of the megalopolis that grows and reinvents it from the terraces of the skyscrapers. Among the most spectacular is the Sky Bar, the local to the sixty-ninth floor of the Lebua Tower where you embrace the city to 360 degrees from the counter-island or from the windows of the dome-lit icon.

3.Rendete tribute to the Emerald Buddha, one can not remain indifferent to the wealth of the royal palace in the capital decorations. Here, among golden spiers, strange mythological creatures and ornate pavilions, patiently in line to enter the temple that houses the most revered Buddha of the country, a small statue covered in gold and emerald which is FORBIDDEN to photograph. Take time to sit back and observe the extraordinary frescoes that cover the entire room.

4.Provate street food: at any time of day or night you will find stalls and kiosks cooking nonstop. Thailand, for that matter, is the home of street food. The aroma of spices, the fumes of the grids and the oil sizzle. This is one of the experiences made in Thailand which we can not escape.

5.Salite on a tuk tuk is a strange hybrid between a van and a motorcycle. To pick up on these colorful and noisy three-wheeled open taxi it takes a little bit of agility and adaptability. But the effect is assured.

6.Immergetevi of the most beautiful backdrops in Asia: within an hour and a half boat ride from Khao Lak, the Similan Islands are an eco-natural paradise protected. Nine uninhabited islands where divers can indulge themselves with a dozen dive sites between canyons, caves, arches and coral gardens inhabited by turtles and multicolored fish. But the show also continues on the surface with white beaches interrupted by granite boulders.

7. Discover the trendiest island of the moment: it is located far south of the west coast, right on the border with Malesya. Koh Lipe, until a few years ago only known by divers, is now experiencing a real boom (with all its pros and cons). The long beaches invite you to relax under palm trees and tropical plants. There are no resort but small bungalows on the sand and places to contemplate the sunset listening to music.

8.Pedalate among the ancient temples of Sukhothai: home to the first Kingdom of Siam (1238-1378), this area 450 km north of Bangkok is perhaps the most impressive archaeological park of the country. Unesco heritage, boasts dozens of temples surrounded by canals and ponds where water lilies bloom stretches. Given the extent (about 45 sq km) it is recommended and enjoyable turn cycling.

9.Andate hunting for a treasure hidden in the jungle on the island of Ko Muk, Trang in the southern province, the high limestone walls covered with vegetation hides natural jewels. Among them is Emerald Cave, a dark tunnel to reach at low tide, which opens onto an emerald lake surrounded by rock walls and jungle.

10.Cercate the head of the Buddha among the roots of a plant: another archaeological jewel Heritage UNESCO, Ayutthaya was the second Siamese capital from 1350 to 1767. It was destroyed by the Burmese, before falling into disrepair, the time was a thriving fortified island He had more inhabitants of London or Paris. Today fascinates with its ruins of pagodas, columns and statues of Buddha. Just one of these was included in the centuries from the roots of a plant, and it has become a symbol, beautiful and decadent together.

11.Provate Thai massage: this massage is an art and combines Chinese medicine with ayurveda. Each spa offers massages and traditional treatments, but to be sure there is the oldest school of Thai massage at the Watpo of Bangkok, where the students do practice.

12. Go shopping local crafts: thirst fine, chiseled silver, wooden statues and umbrellas made of rice paper hand-painted. The best craft comes from the tribes who inhabit the north, and Chiang Mai is their capital.

13.Navigate on the typical long tail boat: you can not think of an island in Thailand without the noise (not exactly pleasant) of wooden boats from the “long tail.” Once used by fishermen, today the water taxi, or river, from the long shaft with propeller acting as a rudder. The bow is always decorated with flowers and colored ribbons.

14.Concedetevi of time on Phi Phi Island: yes it is true, are the most tourist islands of the Andaman. But the limestone theaters covered with vegetation that reflect the transparent waters, are too tempting. The secret to enjoy it without too much trouble? Avoid cruises of a day that crowd the bay from 9 am to noon, and enjoy a few days in these tropical gems to explore “after hours” on board a long tail.

15.Rinfrescatevi in ​​a cascade: not only beaches and temples, Thailand boasts lush natural parks where trekking in the jungle and admire the impressive waterfalls such as water architectures.

Aspires smog of Beijing and makes bricks: “It is a symbol of what we breathe”

The Chinese capital suffocates in a thick blanket of pollution days. An artist, Nut Brother, collects particulate matter and cements to denounce the health risks
Beijing lives shrouded in a dense fog of smog, while in Paris held a conference on the Cop 21 climate that the first item on the agenda the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions. For now Beijingers defend themselves – so to speak – with masks fabric, on which many are skeptical. They may retain part of the heavier particles – fragments of rubber and metal – but not the gas nor the midiciali fine particles. Monday the schools were closed after 5 days of smog alert. Visibility is reduced to tens of meters. The level of fine particulate matter PM2.5 reached on December 1, the 600 parts per cubic meter, which is 24 times higher than is considered acceptable by the World Health.

To demonstrate just how polluted the air of Beijing, Nut Brother, an artist has created a ” installation “special: turned to the capital with a vacuum cleaner 4 hours per day for 100 days.

In July, Nut Brother – stage name of the 34 year-old performance artist originally from Shenzhen – announced that it would “clean” the air of Beijing, an artistic provocation continued until November 30, when he arrived at the 100th day of collection. At that point he has mixed heavy dust in the factory with a bit ‘of clay and scored, after the drying process, the semi-finished bricks. He wanted to put under the eyes of all – concrete – what goes into the lungs and into the blood not only of Beijingers, but many millions of people throughout the northeastern China.

Nut Brother thought experiment in 2013 when a wave of smog did talk about ‘Airpocalypse’, perhaps not even he expected that the situation would get worse.

“The air in Beijing – said in Quartz – is bad everywhere.” During the test, the artist has monitored several areas of the capital, recording weather conditions and data points. Nevertheless it pointed out that no scientific research. Nut Brother has only wanted to make bricks symbol of the environmental emergency to raise a large number of people about the “relationship between man and nature” and the consequences of breaking the ecological balance just humans who sit at the top of the biosphere .

Apple Watch, you’re fit and stress kills with WatchOs 2

With the new operating system, the app activity becomes even more useful. But not only. All News

With iOS 6 Apple introduced Passbook, now called Wallet. By boarding passes coupons Airbnb, collect all your purchases, you send you a reminder in the morning if you have to catch a flight or reminds you what theater of which you bought the ticket two months ago and that obviously had removed. Without having to go crazy ritrovandoli between all the individual app. To catch a plane or go to a concert you just show the iPhone (or time, even better). It’s been 3 years since launch, we buy more and more by phone and tablet, we print very little or nothing at all and the app, which initially you seemed to come from the future, has become indispensable. Wallet is the hub of your coupons and tickets. Now Apple has introduced the same concept for fitness.

Let’s jump forward to this year with iOs 9 and Apple Watch. The smart watch Cupertino is very good – over in order to keep your boarding passes – to record your sports activities and keep in shape, so much to say to you even when you’ve spent too much time sitting at a desk.

This is due to two App:

1. Training, that active precisely when to make a run or gym, was created precisely for the Watch – you can not run even on the iPhone; and then there
2. Activities that application with the colored circles that do more things fill: How long have you been standing, how much exercise you did, or if you stayed as still as a stockfish before the Mac all day (very bad!).

The limit of activity, when it was launched, which is read only data collected with Apple Watch and Training app. This means that if you use always Runkeeper when you go running there was no way to transport your data on app activity. At least until yesterday.

With the introduction of the new WatchOs 2, the app activity has become. No longer just the data collector watch, but a little ‘as Wallet, it has become the hub of applications dedicated to fitness. Go by bike and want to use Runtastic? Following an exercise program for tonificarti with one of the many specific theme app available on the App Store, for example, 7 Minutes Workout? Your results are collected in the app, which now manages then to give you a complete picture of your activities.

The new app. “The developers were inspired by the look of the app activity and now there are applications that we call smart triggers that tell you to do the right thing at the right time,” says Jay Blahnik, Director of Fitness and Health Technologies Developers to Apple. To change lifestyle and staying fit does not need a revolution, just “devote little moments to yourself,” says Jay: watch Apple is smart because it not only tells you what time it is, but also when to do it. The watch will alert you if you’re not drinking enough as this morning has sent the alert to an important appointment. But it is also your most valuable ally against stress and you can ask him to find a moment for yourself, with breathing exercises (3 Minutes Mindfulness) or with yoga “wrist” (Pocket Yoga). If you need something more, you can also book a lesson at the gym – it is already possible in the Equinox Fitness Clubs Americans, we hope that soon happen in Italy. Increasingly smart triggers and compatible applications Activities will come. Meanwhile, Apple Watch becomes large, its (huge) potential becomes clear. But it does not yet said it’s time to stop reading and go for a nice run?

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.