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Where to ski low cost, map and prices for “having fun” with the autumn snow

While in the south probably someone is still bathing at the sea, in the North is already all ready for the new ski season. If most of the facilities will open between the second half of November and early December, in some regions of Italy in a few days it will be possible to put the skis at the foot

The Stelvio Pass, in Lombardy, thanks to over 20 kilometers of all difficulty, for a total difference of over 700 meters, is one of the most important summer skiing and snowboard centers. Although the heat of summer has created some problems, forcing them to close ski lifts and ski slopes, enthusiasts will be able to enjoy over 20 kilometers of slopes until November 5th with a late-torch torch scheduled for Saturday 4th.

In South Tyrol, the slopes of the Val Senales glacier are already open: skiers have a 3,212-meter Grawand chairlift. “Hope is to be able to open all the systems within two weeks, allowing time,” explains the local operators. Solda has been on the road since October 21, due to the high slopes of up to 3250 meters.

Prices
It is still “early to give a complete picture of any price increases on plant prices” but, as explained by AdnKronos Valeria Ghezzi, president of the Anef (National Association of Operators), “where we should be talking about 2% at most. And I think even from a receptive point of view there will be no significant increases. ” “Investment in the industry amounts to 70 billion – says the Ghezzi – now snow is always guaranteed, also because the trend is that of a mountain to live all year round: even when it is natural you work because it enhances comfort of those who wander. ” “In any case, hope is that this year will be a ‘white Christmas’ – he concludes – not so much because we fear that the sector is affected, but above all, what are the Christmas holidays from the point of view of the collective imagination.”

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STUBAI – SKI WALKING ON OCTOBER 14 WITH LAST OKTOBERFEST

Skiing season on the Stubai glacier, Tyrol starts on October 14th.

The first curves of the season, on the weekend of 14 and 15 October, will be celebrated with a vintage party with many skiers presenting on the track with traditional clothes in wool and wooden skis. Which, combined with beer running through rivers, will give the Oktoberfest the snow. In addition to the fun, there will also be an opportunity to win some prizes as the four “best-looking” couples will be awarded with: € 500, € 300, two skipasss for two days skiing on the Stubai Glacier and a voucher of 50 Euros for the Schaufelspitz gourmet restaurant boasting 2 Gault Millau hair.

Two nights with skipass on the day of the opening are promoted starting from 146 euros (overnight stay, breakfast, ski pass and ski bus included).

Stubai events on the 2017 2018 Autumn Ski Glacier

From 24 to 26 November 2017, the world’s best freeskiers will face a slopestyle showdown at the Stubai Zoo snowpark. About 120 athletes challenge the Stubai glacier for the first FIS Freeski World Cup race.

The Moreboards Stubai Premiere runs from 20th to 22nd October and offers a lively and colorful show with snowboarders in action at the Stubai Zoo Snowpark and the opportunity to try the latest equipment news at the Brand-Saloon at Eisgrat Station.

Appointment with test materials with the SportScheck Glacier Testival, from 9 to 11 November, with more than 3,600 materials to be tested on the slopes of the glacier.

Freeride appointment is the SAAC Basic Camp on November 18 and 19, to learn how to move on off-track tracks safely.

Lifestyle

Easter 2016 in Carinthia: skiing, colored eggs and cooking classes

Egg hunt, cooking classes and days on the snow here is an offer of Easter 2016 in the snow, in Carinthia.
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There is a good opportunity to travel to Austria next, being able to stock many different experiences.
Easter 2016 in Carinthia is the right time to be able to cut some carefree days, enjoying excellent pitatti of local cuisine and relying on fairy-tale atmosphere.
The proposal is that today reaches its Easter package designed by the hotel staff Nudelbacher in Carinthia. Here we follow the age-old tradition of this holiday, so the hotel guests will be invited to participate in different activities.
It will be held, for example, a cooking class for famous Kärnten Kasnudel, stuffed specialties: you will learn the tricks to prepare them during the Easter weekend.
Continuing the theme of culinary traditions and specialties related to them, it will take place on the old meat blessing for Holy Saturday and the traditional Easter breakfast on Sunday with the typical sweet Reindling. There will also be another very special moment of aggregation: the lighting of the Easter bonfire on Easter Saturday. Finally, the Easter rites will be consolidated thanks to the traditional hunt for discoveries of painted eggs.
Hotel Nudelbacher is also a convenient hotel for skiing and skiing; at the end of the day, also, you can restore inside the wood-fired sauna.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

Fashion, Lifestyle

It falls on the first autumn snow on the northern coast of Alaska, the city of Barrow is tinged with white

First snow of the season on the northern coast of Alaska in the next few days the snow whiten even the north of Eastern Siberia
Despite the many difficulties the cold, gradually, begin to appear along the Arctic coasts of North America. In recent days, the first major wave of autumn chill has affected the northern coast of Alaska and the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, where the influx of very cold air from the Arctic cap, has plunged the thermometer below the threshold of + 0 ° C. Even at some stations the Canadian Arctic Archipelago were recorded the first minimum below -9 ° C -10 ° C. The arrival of the first cold Arctic was accompanied by the arrival of the first snows fall on the northern coast of Alaska, overlooking the Sea of ​​Beaufort, now completely free of ice.

The first snow of the season has whitened the city of Barrow, last Tuesday, September 8, 2015, leaving the ground a small deposit of just 1.2 cm. The snow is falling at times mixed with rain, because of the positive temperature, but also of sustained winds from E-NE and NE who these days have swept the largest city in northern Alaska, with gusts that reached their peak 60 km / h. But these days far more abundant snowfalls have cloaked in white most of the northern coast of Alaska, leaving the first accumulations also on the northern plain, at the foot of the imposing mountains of the Brooks Range, which also impose a great “sto” to damp and cold northerly currents coming from the cold Beaufort Sea, which in this period and for much of the ice-free. The first snow showers have filed the first snow accumulations further south, the central mountains, which during the long summer were completely bare, from the high altitude.

You notice the white stripe that begins to cover the far north of Alaska after a very hot summer season (credit NOAA)
You notice the white stripe that begins to cover the far north of Alaska after a very hot summer with high temperatures (credit NOAA)
In the areas affected by the recent snow in the coming days it will also determine the effect “Albedo” significant that will help to lower temperatures, favoring the advent of the first true frost also on the ground, especially on the inner areas. The cold wave that hit about Alaska Northern was caused by the passage of a deep depression extratropical, headed by the polar vortex, full of cold air to all units, that the Beaufort Sea has shifted to the Canadian Arctic Archipelago . This extratropical cyclone, a cold heart, filled with very cold air to all units of the troposphere, appeared along its southern edge and western intense “pressure gradient horizontal” which facilitated the activation of strong stormy winds, first from North and N-NE subsequently rotated from NE and E-NE, that the Beaufort Sea have rapidly propagated to the northern coast of Alaska. The strong winds from O-NO and NO, which blew with gusts to over the 70 km / h in the post-frontal, channeled a portion of the block of very cold air, of Arctic origin (cold air and heavily produced over the Hood ), present in the Beaufort Sea, north to Alaska and the western Canadian Arctic Archipelago, where temperatures have plummeted under the wall of the “freezing” at sea level, allowing the arrival of the first snowfalls of up to shares flat.
With the gradual shift of deep depression Arctic to the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, the storms from NE and E-NE have spread to the rest of the northern coast, from the Bay of Mackenzie, across the Canadian border. In the coming days the first snowfall of the season, on a straight flat, will continue to affect the northern coasts of Alaska and even the territories of north-eastern Siberia, especially the coasts bordering the East Siberian Seas. Everything about the isolation of a deep cyclonic circulation, cold in character, headed by the “Siberian lobe”, that the coast of Siberia, Central and Eastern Europe will move in the direction of the central sector of the Arctic Ocean, as a result of the action of ” forcing “a promontory anticyclonic dynamically expanding on southern Siberia, deepened further.

This deep depression Arctic will be fed, along its western edge, from air masses rather cold aspirated directly from the Arctic Ocean. The low pressure area, while moving towards the Arctic Ocean, will push to the plateau of Eastern Siberia very cold air will invade the northern area of ​​eastern Siberia, leading to a sharp cooling and also facilitating the floodgates of the first snowfall weak and moderate intensity. By next weekend the extent of snow cover over Eurasia should begin to grow, embracing part of Eastern Siberia and the coasts of Central Siberia, where temperatures are falling at the turn of + 0 ° C at sea level. For many of these areas it will be the first snow fall, after the latest snowfall last spring. Soils snow will cause a massive cooling of the air layer present in the lower layers.

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Lifestyle

Alpine skiing: The blue team work between glaciers and South America

The preparation of the national alpine skiing to winter is living its crucial phase: between August and September, in fact, almost all the teams – and Italy is no exception – fly to South America or Oceania using the austral winter and therefore the ski resorts of the two continents to return to sample the snow.

There is no lack sessions on shrinking glaciers, this year put to a severe test by the violent heat of July and August which kept Freezing often above the 4500 meters: in any case, the Italian team is continuing its work which, judging by the statements of the technical, it appears very satisfactory. As reported Raceskimagazine, in fact, the new head of the technical disciplines female Gianluca Rulfi says he is “pleased for the athletic level of girls, particularly those more experienced,” noting as missing “or motivations, or the potential to do very well.” Statements in line with those made by Max Carca, responsible for the men’s team, the site Fisi, we have taken up in this article.

Specifically, the group of male giant has just returned from Argentina, while slalom Stephen Gross, Giuliano Razzoli and Patrick Thaler are working in Saas Fee: Roberto Nani has instead done preparation tailored to New Zealand, taking part also to four slalom special Australian New Zealand Cup with a third place in Perisher best result. The choice of Livigno to compete despite the fever that has gripped for several days is due to the need to lower the score FIS for starting numbers among the best rapid gates and not only among the wide doors of the giant. The men’s team speed instead to work in La Parva, Chile, after a first internship in Valle Nevado.

As for the girls, a large group of gigantiste, supergigantiste and discesiste started two days ago at a time of Ushuaia, the great location and the End of the World: here, under the orders of Alberto Ghezze and Gianluca Rulfi, will host a stage of three weeks is expected to culminate with the dispute, for some athletes, the finals of the South American Cup. The slalomiste Chiara Costazza, Irene Curtoni, Nicole Agnelli, Federica Sosio and Manuela Moelgg are instead practicing at the Stelvio Pass with technical Angelo Weiss and Luke Liore.

The World Cup will start as usual between 24 and 25 October in Soelden, where these days came the first snow of the season.

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Cortina d'Ampezzo

Exhibitions, Pinturicchio in Cortina

 

Initially it was thought that was a myth, impossible that a work so scandalous might have been made. But then, 500 years later, “The Baby Jesus of the Hands” Pinturicchio appeared out of nowhere and, thanks to the efforts of the Foundation William Jordan, he returned to be talked about. Having wooed the most important museums in the world such as the Guggenheim in New York and the Musée Maillol in Paris, it will again be accessible to the Italian public during the exhibition to be held from December 1 to January 31, 2016 at the Museum of Art Mario Rimoldi modern Cortina d’Ampezzo. The painting is the guardian of a hidden plot that has its genesis in the apartments of Pope Alexander VI (1431 – 1503), without doubt one of the most controversial in the history and commissioned the work of Pinturicchio. The woman’s face would be shown actually to Giulia Farnese, mistress and mother of a child attributed to the Pope.

Fashion, Livigno

LIVIGNO, CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING ON SNOW REAL IN AUGUST!

Cross-country skiers with equipment and vintage clothing will divertisi and fun in the center of Livigno on August 27. Shopping streets are transformed into an exceptionally ring Nordic skiing, prepared with real snow, preserved since last winter. 400 competitors at the start of the contrade of the country.
It is a race reserved for cross-country skiing at eight Contrade of the country (center, Comunin Pemont, forked, OSTARIA, plan to Sora, Saroch, Teola and Trepàl), where the Contrada (only resident in Livigno) also participate with equipment and vintage clothing. The Trofeo, that usually takes place in winter in March, this year you dispute in midsummer to celebrate his 35th edition. Theatre of the race will be the ways Ostaria Plan is, in the pedestrianized area of ​​the duty-free shopping.
The awards Trophy of Contrade are scheduled for October 30, 2015 at Plaza Placheda.

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Chamonix, Fashion

Countdown to the Ultra Trail du Mont-Blanc

 

An exciting race whose protagonists Mont Blanc and its trails, the route of the Tour du Mont Blanc, which can turn around the roof of Europe, including Italy, France and Switzerland. Courmayeur is one of the main focal points of this event that brings together enthusiasts from all over the world trail. From Wednesday, August 26 to Sunday, August 30 adults and children can experience the atmosphere of the party “license plate” Ultra-Trail® Days Courmayeur
It is about to begin the greatest adventure of the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc ®: an exciting race whose protagonists Mont Blanc and its trails, the route of the Tour du Mont Blanc, which can turn around the roof of Europe, between Italy, France and Switzerland. Courmayeur is one of the main focal points of this event that brings together enthusiasts from all over the world trail.
From Wednesday, August 26 to Sunday, August 30 adults and children can experience the atmosphere of the party “license plate” Ultra-Trail® Days Courmayeur.

Will open the series of events Wednesday, August 26 at 6:00 am departure of the TDS ™ (119 km): 1,600 runners will start at dawn from Brocherel square, in the center, headed to the nearby village of Dolonne and Col Checrouit: the Winners will arrive at the finish line in Chamonix in the day, shortly after 20.00, while the latter will have to wait at 15.00 the following day. Starting from 9.30 Tamtando the percussion group will enliven the streets of Courmayeur with its enthralling rhythm, waiting for the main novelty of 2015 or the start of #YCC (Youth Chamonix Courmayeur), new competition dedicated to children aged 16 to 22 years , admitted for the first time to the circuit Ultra-Trail® du Mont-Blanc. Young athletes will depart at 10.00 from Piazza Brocherel, then run along a 15 km long that will take place mainly in the territory of Courmayeur: the fastest cross the finish line, the Jardin de l’Ange at 11.30, last at 14.00 . This first edition will include, in addition to the trail, the other two tests: a race in Chamonix (700 meters repeated three times) and a video contest. Completed the trail in Courmayeur, participants will be awarded at the Jardin de l’Ange at 14.30.

Then it’s up to CCC® (100 km), always departing from Courmayeur: Friday, August 28 at 9:00 am runners will gather in the square Brocherel, celebrated by fans and friends. At the start will begin their race to the Val Ferret and shelters Bertone and Bonatti, ready to jump over the border in Switzerland, Champex touch and finally arrive in Chamonix, the first already in the evening, at 20.00, the last before 11:50 on August 29 .
On Friday, in Chamonix, at 18:00, will be the great day of departure UTMB® (170 km), you can watch live on live streaming at the Jardin de l’Ange in Courmayeur. Follow the porn Trail To all, a story in pictures of the most beautiful competitions. Saturday 29, from 09.00 to 13.00, in Piazza Abbé Henry, in the heart of the historic center of Courmayeur, near the House of the Guides, the athletes will pass UTMB. Later, at 21:15, at the Jardin de l’Ange, there is a chance for reflection, in closing the conference Nutrisport mountain: Tiziana Colombo will present his book “The intolerance? The cook! “, Dedicated to intolerance nickel.

As for the younger, the trailer in the grass, they too will find bread for their teeth, as in 2014, Courmayeur will organize a Special Junior dedicated to the Mini Eco-Trail du Mont Blanc, from Thursday August 27 to 30. Children from 6 to 12 years will live the adventure of the trail, from its creation to the race itself: Thursday (15.00) will be engaged in environmental education activities, Friday will participate in a workshop for the construction of “balises” ( 10.00) and then trace the path of the race in the afternoon, in the woods of Dolonne (15.00). Saturday will participate in the Eco-Trekking along the famous Balcony of the Val Ferret (meet at 8:30 am at the chapel Marone Cinzano, Le Pont) and will play Sunday, with the support of Team Grivel, the Mini Eco-Trail du Mont Blanc, second edition a non-competitive race open to all kids that will wind through the woods and the village of Dolonne, with prizes awarded. You can only participate in the competition, by going directly to the departure, the Courmayeur Forum Sport Center. The athletes will be divided into three age categories; The competition is open to young people with disabilities: the ethics of sport trail actively promotes the culture of inclusion. Finally, at 17:00, at the cinema Palanoir, the time of “The rest of the warrior”, with the screening of a film for children.

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Cortina d'Ampezzo, Lifestyle

Holiday homes, in August the most expensive destination is Cortina d’Ampezzo

According Casevacanza.it serve 240 Euros per night. It follows Positano
In August, tops the list of most expensive destinations for renting a holiday home, there is a mountain resort that even in summer loses charm and opportunity to relax: Cortina d’Ampezzo (BL), where the rent It costs an average of 240 Euros per night. He discovered Casevacanza.it, which analyzed the average prices per night required to August in most rinomante Italian tourist destinations, based on the daily cost of the property “type” requested by tourists (an apartment with four beds).

On the podium of the luxury holiday there are two places that have always been a must for those who target the best: Positano and Porto Cervo. To stay in a holiday home in one of the most beautiful places of Campania serve 200 euro per night; They only need 180 for the main center of the Costa Smeralda. High prices, of course, but much lower than supply average hotel in the area.

Sardinia is certainly a point of reference: in the ranking are also Aranci Gulf (where you spend on average 170 euro per night) and Torre delle Stelle (fraction of Maracalagonis, where a holiday home costs 140 Euros per night).

They can not miss some of the places symbol of elite tourism in Capri and Amalfi. Bell island for a holiday home in August will spend 140 Euros per night, while in the town that gives its name to the famous coastline in “sufficient” 130.

Tuscany also includes several places in the top 20 of the luxury holiday home is the most expensive town Marina di Pietrasanta, in Versilia Riviera, with its 150 euro per night; follow Forte dei Marmi and Monte Argentario, both with EUR 123 average per night, and – still tied, with 115 euro daily – Castiglione della Pescaia and Capalbio.

For those who love Liguria, however, the most expensive resorts are Camogli and Portovenere much in the tourist center of the province of Genoa, known for its marina and colorful buildings, as for the town of La Spezia you spend on average 110 euro per night.

If the marinas dominate the ranking elaborated by Casevacanza.it, among the destinations where it is necessary to spend more on holidays are also some cities, whose tourism knows no crisis under the sun: the more expensive it is Venice, that in August costs 140 € per night, while in the historic center of Rome will serve 128. There’s room for Milan, thanks to the World’s Fair, he has seen its prices rise, even in the summer: a holiday home four places bed room costs 125 euro per day, the same people who used to visit Como, a popular destination for the luxury tourism.

Unique places in Sicily to return in the ranking are Mondello, near Palermo, Taormina and in the province of
Messina: first you spend 120 Euros per night, in the second they serve “only” 105.

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Fashion, Lifestyle

Australia skiing in August.

Can not you just imagine the snowy peaks in Australia? In winter in Victoria you can discover the fantastic ski resorts north of Melbourne, all within a day. You can downhill skiing on Mt Buller and Mt Stirling or cross-country skiing along the snowy slopes of Falls Creek, try snowboarding on Mt Hotham or launch
down the long slopes of Mt Buffalo, wearing snowshoes along the paths of Mt Baw Baw and to toboggan or toboggan down the slopes of the enchanting Lake Mountain.
Mt Buller, just three hours drive from Melbourne, offers an incredible variety of winter activities: downhill runs for all levels, trails for snowshoeing, ability to climb the peak and whiz down the slopes of the mountain sitting in an inflatable donut. Mt Buller is a winter playground with non-stop activities ranging from a ski-in Cinema, walks among the ice sculptures, excursions with dog sledding, snowshoeing and snowgaining (ie orienteering at high altitude). The Breathtaker on High, the day spa highest of Australia, then waits for those looking for a bit ‘of relaxation after a day on the slopes.
After a short drive or snowshoes to toe, from the Mt Buller is reached Mt Stirling, ideal for alpine skiing, snowboarding and cross country skiing. Those with a spirit of adventure can try the Alpine Winter Camp, camping on the slopes that have a large central tent for eating and socializing and seven tents raised and insulated to stay.
Falls Creek, in the Alpine National Park on the scenic plateau of Bogong, four and a half hours drive from Melbourne, is an Alpine resort in true European style. It has over 65 kilometers of ski cross-country skiing with free access and 22 August hosts the imported cross-country race in Australia for the long haul, Kangaroo Hoppet. Who does not love the races, can have fun building a snowman in Snowplay Park, bouncing up and down with the help of a trampoline bungee snow, whizzing down the slopes tobogganing or on a rubber donut or exploring the great outdoors with snowshoeing, snowmobiling or driving along the first tracks of Australia for snow bikes.
About 4 hours from Melbourne in the magnificent Alpine National Park, Mt Hotham has several slopes for skiers and snowboarders of all levels can enjoy the thrill of doing off-piste thanks to a free tour on snowmobiles. Mt Hotham offers over 40 kilometers of cross-country skiing, as well as the opportunity to go hiking and snowmobile sleds pulled by dogs or with the aid of snowshoes.
Snowboarders Mt Hotham offers a multitude of canyons, valleys, jumps, ridges and mounds of snow to the delight of the fans even acrobatic skiing. There are numerous cross-country ski trails that wind in the great outdoors covered with pristine and fluffy snow. Much loved the Burton Riglet Park that is a haven for children under three years old who want to try snowboarding, with an area specially designed which includes small bumps, ramps, rollers and toys and that allows children to learn basic balance and position. Guests can then explore the new path Brabralung Indigenous Interpretation Trail linking Mt Hotham Dinner Plain with a long track of 10 km showing the Aboriginal heritage of the region.
A Dinner Plain has just opened a new Snow Park, and you can enjoy night skiing and relax in the Onsen Spa & Retreat, a health club that has a hot spring pool of Japanese-inspired, as well as a heated indoor pool.
Further along the Great Alpine Road meets the Mt Buffalo, after the charming town of Bright. This small, lively village stands out against a backdrop of towering granite peaks capped with 14 km of cross-country ski trails and 20 km of slopes. Mt Buffalo National Park offers many winter activities for families looking for a bit ‘of fun with the children safe areas to slide sledding and snow play.
About 2.5 hours east of Melbourne, Mt Baw Baw is a picture postcard village and ideal place to learn to ski. Its gentle slopes make it an ideal destination for skiers and snowboarders with 30 hectares of slopes and 10 km of cross-country trails. There are several play areas on the snow and sleds free, as well as the Big Air Bag, a huge air cushion that allows you to practice freestyle moves safely before limestone slopes. There are trails to explore with a sleigh pulled by huskies or hiking with snowshoes or snowmobiles.
Less than two hours from Melbourne extends the fairytale world of Lake Mountain, perfectly suited for families with children who want a simple and accessible. Snow play and cross country skiing are the main attractions here and the Snowman’s Village offers plenty of room to play snowballs and give room for imagination and participate in the annual Snowman Festival, snow sculpture contest.

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Cortina d'Ampezzo, Fashion

Tennis: Cortina from 1 to 9 August ATP Challenger

In Cortina D’Ampezzo is in the international tennis scene. From? August 1 to 9 top players from around the world will compete on the courts at the Tennis Country Club Cortina, in a part of the ATP Challenger Tournament (Association of Tennis Professionals). Prize Money: $ 50,000. Are expected, among others, Filip Krajinovi ?, last year’s winner, Andrey Kuznetsov, Paolo Lorenzi, in the top 100 ATP ranking, Luca Vanni, Matteo Viola, home favorite, and Filippo Volandri.

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“We are delighted to host for the second consecutive year a tennis event of international importance, with whom Cortina has entered fully in? Elite of world tennis. To demonstrate that the location is not only the home of the white sports but also in other disciplines , to a very high level, “says the president of the Paola Country Club Bergamo.

“We have succeeded in our goal of making this event a regular fixture and of great importance? Summer Ampezzo, internationally recognized? Adds Andrea Mantegazza, director of the Country Club?. An event that involves sports, fans, and in a context exceptional, one of the Ampezzo valley surrounded by the Dolomites Unesco World Heritage, which multiplies the magic and spectacle of the sport. From? August 1 to 9 have the chance to see all? operates some of the strongest specialists of clay, with different Italian ready to aim for the title, and so many talents that Cortina will be a stepping stone, as it was last year with the winner Filip Krajinovi? “.

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The best musicians at the Verbier Festival

He made his debut in the role of pianist one of the biggest conductors (Valery Gergiev) and one of the grand singers (Thomas Quasthoff) in the role of director.
The tops of Le Grand Combin soar imperious, from their 4314 meters. Defying the scorching sun showing off a mantle of ice.
The Mont Blanc is just beyond. Behind the village, runs a belt of mountains during the winter are the delight of skiers, especially those who practice off-piste skiing. Exit from concert halls to Verbier, and the eyes are filled with these scenarios. It ‘s the strength of the nature of the place, quiet but dominant, to forge a Festival of this Swiss town that from mid-July to August 2 is the magnet for artists from triple A, of young people who then followed master classes and end up in a’ orchestra where every year thickens the Asian faces. Other thermometer of changing times: the rampant East is making center in the art world. “The young Chinese, Korean, Japanese study on average more than the Europeans. The hearings surpass them … “explain the Festival. The atmosphere is special here in Verbier, showcase of music legends but also laboratory for talent duly selected. The narrow streets that wind between fairytale chalet, hovering youth with violins, cellos, flutes, oboes, clarinets, brass instruments. These special children, grew up on bread and rigorous studies, intersect with peers mountain bikers dressed as if going to war, then you see them engaged in daring descents and acrobatic and understand the reason for so many guards. Acrobatics on two wheels, keyboards for musical instruments … the wave of adrenaline youth is unique about the Verbier Festival where the audience of stars is made of names like Esa Pekka Salonen, Leonids Kavakos, Valery Gergiev, Mischa Maisky, Gianandrea Noseda, Joyce Di Donato, Joshua Bell .. For the current edition, dominated by the figure of the Russian Daniil Trifonov, 24, pianist of the artistic temperament, musicality torrential steel sheet to make it superior to all the colleagues of the latest generations. Unique. Concert artists of this caliber are born every 50 years.

The recital Saturday night, with the 12 studies of transcendental execution of Liszt dome highlight was the official coronation and final Trifonov. The Verbier Festival, founded in 1994 by Martin T: son Engstroem, loves sparigliare cards. It so happens that a long-time director like Valery Gergiev, the current number one in Russia, director-director-head of the Mariinsky Theatre of St. Petersburg, in Verbier debut as a pianist in concert for three pianos by Mozart: beside him, Trifonov and Denis Matsuev, who claims to be young when he realized the talent. Undressed the role of “father-Gergiev”, he is returning to the director pure and dives into one of those scores that are part of the kit cromosimico – and it shows – as the Sixth Symphony of Tchaikovsky.

This edition, still in progress, then will go down in history for a special event. The debut as conductor of Thomas Quasthoff. Baritone of the most significant of recent times, in 2012, at the age of 52, he retired to the scenes. As a German who goes straight to the issue, he confessed: “My health does not allow me more than maintain the high standards that I always intended. I owe so much to this extraordinary profession and leave without any bitterness. On the contrary, I’m looking forward to the new challenges that will come into my life. ” Quasthoff has severe malformations to the body caused by a drug taken by the mother during gestation. His limbs, upper and lower, have been developed only in part. The strength of Le Grand Combin is compared with that of the man who in Verbier, Friday, has defied the laws of nature has reached the podium directing the St. Matthew Passion by Bach.

Public very touched by this test. The boys of the orchestra have gone beyond that gesture which for obvious reasons is lacking in precision. They explain that the human energy and the energy of the artist Quasthoff offset, and overcome, any technical problem.

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Cortina d'Ampezzo, Fashion

Cortina InCroda

Seven great hosts for the 2015 edition of Cortina InCroda
Thursday will start the 7th edition of Cortina InCroda, the festival that combines the right mix poetry, adrenaline, writing, cinema, music, mountains, dreams, adventure, technology and journalism.
Thursday will start the 7th edition of Cortina InCroda, the festival that combines the right mix poetry, adrenaline, writing, cinema, music, mountains, dreams, adventure, technology, journalism, characters, memories and future. Until September 10 we will be offered events dedicated to the passion for the mountains, with seven great guests and the screening of the films presented at the Trento Film Festival.
Thursday debut, at 20.45 at the Alexander Girardi, with an exceptional protagonist: Catherine Destivelle, mountaineer and climber world famous, for years considered the best climber in the world.
July 16, directly from the Trento Film Festival, will be screened at Cinema Eden “Valley Uprising” by Nick Rosen, Peter Mortimer, Josh Lowellm US film that got the Golden Gentian City of Bolzano for the best film on exploration and adventure the Trento Film Festival in 2015.
July 23 will be the turn of Piero and Rocco Rava, who will talk about thirty years of life spent traveling.
For the film will be screened on July 30, directly from the Trento Film Festival, two films: “China Jam” of Evrad Wendenbaum, and “Only, Escalada a la vida” Jordi Ciudad Varela (Spain 2014).
August 6 on the stage of the Alexander will rise another great character: Beat Kammerlander. Austrian climber and photographer, will present his life in the mountains and will provide an overview of 30 years of history of arrampicatela, through a multimedia show exciting.
Do not miss the Naturalistic Trekking to the discovery of the Park of the Ampezzo Dolomites. Nature enthusiasts and mountain on August 9 will be accompanied by the Director of the Park, Michele Da Pozzo, in Sotecordes, to learn the secrets of the flora and fauna of the Dolomites.
Very exciting evening of August 13, dedicated to the emergency in Nepal, area heavily devastated by continuous earthquakes. The link between Cortina and Nepal is solid and long-standing, as mountain guides, Squirrels and local climbers have reached the area for a trek or climb Himalayan peaks. Fausto De Stefani, founder of Without Borders non-profit organization, will tell the demands of Nepalese after the devastating earthquake in April. On stage, Marco Sala, mountaineer of Rocciatori Caprioli, who was at the Everest Base Camp during the shock.
For the first time the British world-class mountaineer and adventurer Leo Houlding will Cortina August 27. It is known in the world of free and for his exploits on the big walls of earth, Houlding has worked extensively for television and film.
It closes on 3 and 10 September, with the cinema. Directly from the Trento Film Festival on the first Thursday of September we will be proposed “Life in Paradise” by Roman Vital (Audience Award at the Trento Film Festival 2015) and “Always Above Us” Eric Crosland. In closing an evening dedicated to the exploitation
of water. At Eden cinema it will be screened on September 10 “Damnation” Ben Knight and Travis Rummel. The film is the story of a growing movement of activists who, through spectacular actions, are fighting to ensure that rivers can return to their beds free of dams.

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Cortina d'Ampezzo, Fashion

A mountain of books in Cortina d’Ampezzo. All summer

 

From Saturday, July 18, Cortina d’Ampezzo, the Queen of the Dolomites, will be the center of the literary review that 6 years offers a summer of excitement and pages.
A Mountain of Books is the leading event of the literary season Cortina, organized by A Mountain of Culture whose president Francesco Chiamulera. It is an experience that has lasted almost six years and collects an annual audience of about 20 thousand visitors. The twelfth edition of the back with about forty meetings held throughout the course of the summer, from Saturday, 18 July until 21 September. They will gather in the heart of Cortina great storytellers, figures of culture and intellect, great journalists and interpreters of current events, politicians and representatives of institutions, personalities of the music and theater, authors, artists and voices of the territory and many others . Main theme of this edition is the narrative. “Each of the narrators, journalists, cultural actors will be working in Cortina asked to build a story. The narrative form as a means of more closely the current and immediate way to reach the public, “said the organizers.

A Mountain of Books will bring for the first time in Cortina’s unique voice Azar Nafisi, the narrator and Iranian American who has enthralled the world with the best-selling Reading Lolita in Tehran, and will present his new book, dedicated to America : The Republic of the Imagination; It will find itself among the unique stories of a teacher of Italian literature as Alberto Arbasino; leaf through the pages of the new narrators of novels such as Susanna Tamaro, Gianrico Carofiglio, Antonio Scurati, Antonia Arslan; interrogate the protagonists of actuality as Oliviero Toscani, Paolo Mieli, Bruno Vespa, Victor Felts, Roger Abravanel, Gennaro Sangiuliano; meet the five finalists of the Campiello Prize, in a single afternoon, and the winner of the Premio Strega. In calendar Cortina’s new film Walter Veltroni, “Children know”, events dedicated to the history of taste as one with Alexander the Great March, and a poetic journey to visit the tree of Le Corbusier in the company of Emanuele Farneti and John Montanaro.

The event will take place in the public spaces of the Post Office building, the Alexander Girardi Hall, the Cinema Eden Cortina. In the afternoons and evenings, at the historic Hotel Miramonti Majestic Grand Hotel Cortina, the festival organizes a rich program of events that will take guests throughout the season, in the five-star Ampezzo symbol of the great tradition of hospitality. The exhibition will also take place at the Museum of Modern Art Mario Rimoldi and Ethnographic Museum Rules d’Ampezzo.

From summer 2015 there is a new opportunity to meet the authors and ideas of A Mountain of Books without being more physically in Cortina d’Ampezzo Cortina Live Books is the digital platform designed to stay connected with the Dolomites and the books. Besides Twitter® and Facebook®, A Mountain of Books will always live on Periscope® new application, which allows you to follow the live video on your smartphone or tablet and interact live. A real periscope between pages.

In closing the meetings there will be numerous tastings for the audience.

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Zermatt: Vaccina is global, feast Italy

 

Blue wins the World Championships Mountain Running long distances. The men’s team gold, silver for women, individual bronze for Puppi and Bertone.
Waving the Italian flag on the Riffelberg, the Swiss Alps, 2,585 meters above sea level. Thomas Vaccina won today the World Championships Mountain Running Long Distances of Zermatt, with a grand finale by beating the favorite Kenyan Francis Maina Ngare. The Azzurri win the world title as well, while women put his neck the silver medal team. On the day that you run in Madeira Europeans mountain running, it gets on the podium debutant Francesco Puppi, winning a bronze medal that is coupled with that of Catherine Bertone in the women’s race.

From 1116 to 2585 meters of St. Niklaus via Zermatt to Riffelberg (1,616 meters), that of Thomas Vaccina is a race of head and heart. Sixth last year in Colorado, now let vent the Kenyan Francis Maina Ngare and the American Andy Wacker, two heads of series, putting the arrow up in the decisive step of Riffelalp, and defending the gold medal final, hard ascent to Riffelberg. The bunting across the finish line in 3:01 a.m.: 51, with exactly two minutes margin on Wacker (3h03.51).

Maina instead collapses (eventually tenth), and Italy can celebrate another medal surprising: that of Francis Puppi, who arrives at 3:04 a.m.: 14. That’s not all: behind the Bulgarian Mustafa Shaban Aliosman (3:07 a.m.: 12) is in fact un’atra blue shirt, that of Massimo Mei concluding fifth in 3:07 a.m.: 55 (he was 16th in 2014), even before the Slovenian Mitja Kosovelj (3h08.54). Eighth place for the South Tyrolean Gerd Frick (3:11 a.m.: 04), twelfth for Alessandro Rambaldini (3:17 a.m.: 36): Italy can celebrate the world title team.

The women’s race brings victory for the hosts, with the party at the top of the Swiss Martina Strähl at 3:21 a.m.: 38 in front of the French Aline Camboulives at 3:29 a.m.: 45. Shipping blue celebrates yet another medal thanks Valdaostan Catherine Bertone, able to close in 3:33 a.m.: 56. Fifth and sixth place are still the preserve of the Swiss (Daniela Gassmann Bahr and Jasmin Nunige) but the seventh is hoisted Ivana Iozzia at 3:39 a.m.: 05. Tenth Francesca Iachemet (3:43 a.m.: 56), thirteenth Gloria Judges at 3:47 a.m.: 04. The second place team is not in question: Overall, Italy long distances, in this World Championship, salt five times on the podium.

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Fashion, Lifestyle

Abruzzo, Ovindoli the mountain festival July 17 to 19

The vice president Lolli: mountain music and a winning cocktail.
The Ovindoli mountain festival is ready for the summer edition. The event was presented today by the organizers and the Vice-President of the Regional Council of Abruzzo Giovanni Lolli. The summer edition dell’Ovindoli mountain festival will be held July 17 to 19 in the mountains of Ovindoli, in the province of L’Aquila, in the heart of the Sirente Velino. It will be three days, ensure the organizers, full of events related to the use of the mountain, the outdoor sports and enhancement of the wealth of the territory. But in this edition, the festival will also mountain music festival in collaboration with the association that organizes the Zurla the traditional International Festival blus “Obdays”, which this year was “premature” in July than in August. “Music and the mountains is a cocktail of sure success – said the vice president Giovanni Lolli -. The event of the weekend in mid-July promises to make known to tourists and music lovers of the mountain and the beauty of an area that has the large potential. We have said and reiterated the Expo Saturday when we introduced the new Ape – explained the vice president – there can be no mountains and enhancement of biodiversity, if the territory is not experienced. Here, we believe that a mountain is not inhabited , depopulated or worse, has no future and can not think of an autonomous development. These events have precisely the advantage of making known tourist areas of great value, like Ovindoli, and also help investment projects on the territory. ” All scheduled activities will be held in the area of ​​Pratoni of Valle D’Arano, just steps from the historic village of Ovindoli. There will be organized by the “zero gravity”, climbing on the houses of Ovindoli and events Outdoor. The program dell’Ovindoli mountain festivals, including the International exhibition of blues, is available on www.ovindolimf.it.

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