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The myths of half a century of skiing celebrated the Saslong

A few degrees less and snow would fall.
The World Cup jubilee celebrations in Val Gardena started under a knock-and-tearful rain and with the white flakes topped only on the summit of the Saslong.
To give that touch of originality the presence of two camels, almost a sign of gratitude to the animal from which they have named a series of jumps along the Saslong (“the camel’s goblins”).
The number one event of the 50th anniversary competition under the Fis brand in Val Gardena (there will be other events in the Cup of the Cup in December) has been a good involvement of the local population, many athletes of the past and new generations, somehow tied to the Saslong, the championship track that was initially snatched by a certain Karl Schranz, the most reputed Austrian who described it as a “highway”.
Scrolling through the anniversaries it turns out that the one between the Val Gardena and the great Alpine World Cup skiing was a love intended to last over the years.
In fact, the spark struck a significant day, that of Valentine’s Day in 1969.
On February 14, 48 years ago, Saslong won the Swiss Jean-Daniel Dätwyler. Why then 50 years if the first Cup is 1968? In 1967 the World Cup was started in Val Gardena and in the Ladin valley there were already some Fis A competitions organized in the Cup calendar.
Since 1972, then after the 1970s World Cup, the free fall of the Cup (since 2002 also the Supergigante) is always played in December, following Christmas.
Heart of the Saturday party was Santa Cristina where past champions and athletes gathered together with old-fashioned clothing and museum equipment. To frame, so many fans come to the event. A colorful party accompanied by the notes of various musical bands.
The parade brought the present along the Dursan Street from the Dosses-Maciaconi to the Iman Center, where a number of interesting panels had been set up that highlighted some of the most salient moments of the races in Val Gardena. At first, he could not miss the picture of pioneer Erich Demetz (he was then the longest president of the World Cup) to leave for the Fis 1967 conference in Beirut. Unpublished photos also on the 1970 World Cup panel, but above all the great interest in the parallel epic on Ronc di Ortisei between Gustav Thöni and Ingemar Stenmark, one of the most beautiful and exciting moments in the history of skiing.
To remember that event dated March 23, 1975 was the blue Helmuth Schmalzl that day was there. “The world cup was in three: Klammer, Stenmark and Gustavo. To take Klammer out of the dispute, I thought, who eliminated him after a few shifts, “recalled the former blue city who then had a past as responsible for Fis security.
Images also recalled the famous jump of Uli Spieß of December 15, 1980 that 100 kilometers from the second to the third camel’s hump jumped over 70 meters in length to a height of about 10 meters.
They could not miss the pictures of the companies “Crazy Canucks”, in particular that of Rob Boyd on 13 December 1986 and 12 of the following year. The first was remembered by Michael “Much” Mair, second only 14 cents from Canadian.
“When I was tired of winning with 39, Boyd fell and using a run that had accelerated in the meantime beat me,” reminded the ex-Pusteria. In some editions, there have been real surprises from those who came down with high numbers. On all the German Max Rauffer in 2004.
Then there was a picture of the reliefs brought to Giorgio Piantanida, a dramatic flyer on the descent of December 16, 1989.
A long parenthesis was devoted to Kristian Ghedina, present at the festivities with his red racing suit but above all with a embalmed roe deer in his hand, remembering that arrival of the 2004 descent when a roe deer went on the final schuss while passed “the Ghedo”. The Ampezzo jet on the Saslong won four times (1996, 1998, 1999 and 2001) as the Austrian Klammer.
Among them are Herbert Plank, the first and only South Tyrolean to win the free on Salsong. It was December 18, 1977 when the vipitenese left behind the Austrians Wirnsberg and Klammer. It was not present because of training in South America Werner Heel, who on December 19 won in Superg. On the stage for a greeting and a sign of recognition

Lifestyle, Ski, St Moritz, Vail, Wengen, Zermatt

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.

Lifestyle

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.”

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.

Lifestyle

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?

Lifestyle

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.

Lifestyle

Sharon Stone ambassador to Expo

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“In the world there are children, families and people in need of food, shelter and your help. There is still much to do and we must go forward. But thank you for being here and for what you do. “It is the message disseminated by actress Sharon Stone during his visit to the village of “Save the Children” at Expo. The actress talked addressing both journalists and photographers, apostrophe repeatedly as “paparazzi”, and the many visitors present and looking for selfie with star

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Chamonix, Courmayeur, Lifestyle

Mont Blanc, it fights on the border. Chamonix: “It ‘France’. Courmayeur: “No, it’s Italian”

Mont Blanc, is quarrel between France and Italy. Chamonix has closed access to the glacier of the Giant from Torino refuge. “They removed the warning information that we had placed after the massive influx of tourists – said the mayor of Courmayeur Fabrizia Derriard – and closed the passage. But the shelter Turin is Italy.”

Rome, September 7, 2015 – The Mont Blanc and its border: where does Italy and France where he started? The dispute is beautiful open, and the last act of the tug bears the signature of the mayor of Chamonix. Access closed from Torino refuge of the glacier du Géant. Because what they say from Chamonix, “French territory”. Different opinion in Courmayeur – united by the Mont Blanc tunnel to Chamonix own – where they have absolutely no doubts: “Up there is Italy, have no competence”.

THE BACKGROUND In recent days, two mountain guides from across the Alps, to the order of the mayor Eric Fournier, have blocked access to the glacier. Reason: security issues. “They removed the warning information that we had placed after the massive influx of tourists in recent months – said the mayor of Courmayeur Fabrizia Derriard – and closed the passage, also creating danger for climbers who now have to jump over a hurdle to set foot on the snow. ” “The shelter is in Turin Italy – thundered still Derriard – and there the French have no jurisdiction. The decision to close the passage will have legal consequences. It is true, our land registry does not match that of Chamonix. We still we rely on maps NATO transposing the Convention of 1860 and put the border on the watershed. ”

According to the French border passes under the Torino hut, which then would be in the Transalpine territory, for Italians instead is in the middle of the glacier, about 300 meters higher, and therefore it would be in Italy. Delfino Viglione, Marshal of the Guardia di Finanza of Entreves, for years dealing with the question: “The boundaries are on the watershed, from the Dome du Gouter to the summit of Mont Blanc, the Mont Maudit to the Tour Ronde, from the Flambeau with up to tip Hellbronner. At altitude there are the stones, is the ridge that forms the boundary. ”

BOUNDARIES AND REALITY The last clash between the two neighboring municipalities comes more than two months after the comment Renzi, that on June 23 he said “We have not invaded France” with the back of a giant glacial heart of Mont Blanc. The externalization of the Prime Minister came not by chance: with the difficult situation in the Mediterranean and the tensions at the border of Ventimiglia France-Italy, also the border dispute of Mont Blanc has resumed vigorously share. And there’s more: during a visit to the new reality of Rai2 Mont Blanc, run Catherine Bailiff, have not gone unnoticed the four tents pitched on the glacier of Giant. The French have taken pains to emphasize that the Valdostane Alpine Guides “Ici c’est nous, c’est la France”. “For us – he said recently the president of the mountain guides of Valle d’Aosta, Guido Azzalea – is more and more difficult to work on the French side.” History now base camp for that very future of RAI-2 will follow the official channels, from the ministry IGM up, the Institute of Military Geography. The inauguration of the new plant of the border, which on June 25 was attended by the Prime Minister Renzi, were not present nor the representatives of the cable cars Chamoniarde, nor the mayor of Chamonix. Now even close access. It will serve to restore peace a reality?

MOVED THE FRONTIER The boundaries also gave headaches last year at Colle del Piccolo San Bernardo, a few kilometers from White. “The French with a bulldozer – recalled a guide – they moved the boundary stone of 150 meters. As it is obvious that it is immediately returned to his place.” The dispute starts over 150 years ago, from 1865, when the French drew an ear on the southern side of the mountain. Decision which became law and that even without being a parliamentary Luciano Caveri in 1996 and a European assembly of three years after Nicholas Rinaldi was able to resolve. Since 2011, Google Maps also took note of: a reinvented border and towards the Dôme du Goûter, and towards Punta Helbronner.

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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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Cortina d'Ampezzo

Fires in Cortina, including VIPs and many tourists

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Only Bigontina for complaints from neighbors was not done the bonfire. Cremonini the refuge Vandelli.
Lunches in the shelter, in ristornati or in hotels, private dinners at home, ragliate to field parties: so many tourists who flock to the Ampezzo valley have spent the weekend of August. Cortina is fully booked.
Hotels full, second homes open, hard to find no table in restaurants or room in shelters. The bonfires on the evening of 14 illuminated several meadows of the basin.
Lit in front of private houses or in front of the shelters, many have gathered beside the fire, look for a shooting star in the sky and maybe make a wish.
A Bigontina has not been able to turn the usual bonfire to protests by some residents near the fields, but in the other villages of the valley the fires have burned for a few hours.
From the hut Faloria lit up the sky fireworks, visible also for the many guests of the refuge Col Drusciè where it was made a barbecue and bonfire. On August 15, the weather held until evening. It started to rain very hard after the dinner hour. The tireless volunteers organized the historic rural parties. A Zuel under the trampoline Italy the appointment has seen many people have lunch and dinner with dishes prepared by students of the districts of stained yellow. Many are those who have taken advantage of summer temperatures to take a trip.

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The refuge Vandelli which has a privileged view of the spectacular Lake Sorapis, rose the singer Cesare Cremonini. Great success for the hotel Crystal Ferragustando which saw many holidaymakers lunch entertained by live music. Many who have made a picnic in the meadows Ampezzo.
In the afternoon, many were those who were granted a walk in Corso Italy. The shops were open as well as clubs and restaurants.
For culture lovers there have been appointments of “A Mountain of Books” on Saturday hosted by Gennaro Sangiuliano with “The bourgeoisie that there is.” Also followed the appointments of the Aperitivo with the author at the Grand Hotel SAVOIA that these days hosted Giancarlo Mazzucca and Romulus Bugaro. Not only culture there are those who play sports. Mountain guides of Cortina have accompanied enthusiasts on the railways of the basin.
Yesterday at the Golf Cortina then was held Trophy Savoia Palace: a game on the 9-hole course that ended with a culinary event at the Club House.
It started the week the busiest holiday. The time is skewed compared to recent days. Yesterday in the early afternoon it was raining, but the cloudy weather expected for the next few days, where they continue to be numerous cultural events, wine and food
and sports. There are plenty of familiar faces from television and culture. Bruno Vespa is in the basin by day and today will present his book “The lady of the secrets” to 18 to Miramonti Majestic. There’s also Victor Felts who will speak today at 11 to SAVOIA

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Fashion, Gstaad, Lifestyle

Casiraghi and Borromeo families of fairytale weddings

Formal as her sisters, Lavinia and Isabella, majestic as the grandmother of him, Grace Kelly, or fairytale like Andrea and Tatiana. To be inspired Beatrice for yes to Pierre?

Double ceremony, one in the Principality of Monaco, his house Pierre Casiraghi, one of the Borromean Islands, owned by the family of her, Beatrice Borromeo. Double, triple, quadruple feast. Result, a caravan of high society guests that will be at stake from the French Riviera to the shores of Lake Maggiore for two challenging weekend of parties and receptions from Saturday, July 25.

The marriage of Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo does speak for days. Inevitable: their families have given membership in the last 30 years, gossip, gossip columns and above all a rich sequence of fairytale weddings. In particular those of the sisters Borromeno.

But with such a legacy to those who will really inspire Pierre and Bea for their wedding? Formal style in homage to the label of the Grimaldi Palace, where civil weddings are celebrated and sober Cavagnetu (picnic in the garden in Monegasque dialect) or Renaissance splendor under the coat of arms with three balls of the Borromeo? To these we should also styled Casiraghi: Carolina has given to his children one coops life certainly high, but low profile. From the choice of them grew up in Provence, far from the Palace.

Not to upset anyone the two young men have decided to double the party.
The former model, now a journalist, nephew of Marta Marzotto is the fifth and last child of Charles Borromeo, the last patriarch of one of the most historic and important families of the north: three sisters females, Lavinia, Isabella and Matilde and a son, Carlo. Four countesses tall, blond, thin and chilly-looking that made important marriages, then the sources of inspiration and advice to Beatrice certainly not lacking even if, on closer inspection, the marriages of his sisters Borromeo they all look alike.

Lavinia (now 38 years) inaugurated the trend by marrying John Elkann, then vice president of Fiat, September 4, 2004: religious ceremony on Isola Madre, receipt in the Hanging Gardens of Isola Bella. All the world of high finance Italian was invited. Berlusconi, then prime minister, arrived by helicopter with Gianni Letta. She had a real princess dress by Valentino with veil family (ça va sant say) and tiara grandmother. The witnesses were the brothers Beatrice and Charles, father of brothers only because Lavinia, Isabella and Matilde, Carlo Borromeo had them with Marion Zota, Bea and Charles with Paola Marzotto, daughter Marta, who blondes and ethereal Borromeo they love like a real grandmother and that, like a real grandmother, she oversaw suille good choices double of all four.

Wedding photocopy, a year later, those of Isabella, the eldest, with the tankers Ugo Brachetti Peretti: ivory gown by Valentino, veil family. Only after the ceremony on Isola Bella celebrated the Rocca d’Angera (also owned by the family). And at the Rocca materializes, July 30, the receipt grandest wedding of Pierre and Beatrice: the Rock, it will be closed to the public from July 30 to August 2.

The last Borromeo to get married in white Valentino, among the stone statues on Isola Bella was Matilde, in June 2011, his wife went to Antonius Von Furstenberg, prince of the royal family of Germany. Only variant script Borromeo, the bride was very pregnant.

The only one to come out of the male choir Carlo, penultimate in succession: hippe chic ceremony in Pantelleria, in a field overlooking the sea at sunset, with seating on hay and white shawls. Bucolic his yes to socialite Marta Ferri (daughter of photographer Fabrizio and Barbara Frua de Angeli) in July 2012.

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For the Italian part of the festivities is to be expected therefore that the script somehow happen again equal to the sisters, given the choice of celebrating the rite on the lake, but perhaps Isolino di San Giovanni, more secluded location than the majestic Island Beautiful.

weddings-grimaldi Certainly, the part of Monaco’s wedding will be the most simple: everything except the evening party at Jimmy’z, will take place in the Palace closed, as was the case for the parents of Pierre, Carolina and Stefano Casiraghi and Andrea and Tatiana Santo Domingo. One can be sure, perhaps, the marriage to which that of Pierre and Bea will resemble less, at least as atmosphere, to Uncle Albert Charlene Wittstock: cast too, too many royal families invited, bride too rigid.

Beatrice, you know, is quite another kind. Maybe more like the sister Tatiana Santo Domingo, that the yes with Andrea Casiraghi is presented in civil saldali thong Palace. And then he wanted a second episode, religious, indeed, enchanted, under the snow in Gstaad, hooded in a Valentino dress, in cascades of flowers and crystals. Chic, but not easy.

Even Pierre, despite being the son of a Grimaldi, during his childhood he spent much time in the countryside of Provence rather than the Rocher. He and the Borromeo, basically mean part of the jet set, but with the royal families have little to disappear. And then it was not just Beatrice to have declared in an interview: “The aristocracy is just crap anachronistic”?

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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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Cortina d'Ampezzo

The thrill of vertigo. Capri – Cortina

Preview special on July 8, a photo exhibition that celebrates the excellence of the two wonderful cities of our country. A partnership designed to give too many new surprises …
It is a special preview to Wednesday, July 8th in Milan, in the striking of Panorama’s Porta Nuova, to enhance the beauty of our country, which boasts a heritage landscape unchallenged. To be presented is in fact the exhibition (organized by Fondazione Capri and Cortina Turismo) Photographer Massimo Siragusa entitled “The thrill of vertigo. Capri – Cortina”.

Two prestigious locality

Exceptional Image they see the story of two prestigious locality with clear identity landscape as Capri and Cortina d’Ampezzo. The photos will be on display (in a course organized by Denis Curti) from 18 July to 30 August at the Certosa di San Giacomo in Capri, during the Festival of Photography of Capri. During the winter season, the exhibition will move instead in high altitude, in Cortina, only to be hosted in different international spaces.

Areas of excellence

Capri and Cortina have not been naturally selected at random. Foundation Capri and Cortina Turismo in fact have recently entered to make part of the “Territory of Excellence” Altagamma, the Foundation since 1992 brings together companies of high culture industry and creative Italian. The two famous are a perfect classic and timeless, devoted to the cult of beauty, refinement, culture and hospitality. The timeless myth of the Dolce Vita both have preserved the essential: the original creative impulse, the ability to constantly reinvent itself and to tell a territory beyond the passing fads, becoming icons of Made in Italy.

A promising partnership

Special agreement, the Foundation between Capri and Cortina Turismo, which will be rich in the future, promising developments. To reveal the first steps are, during the preview, Stefano Illing (President Cortina Turismo), Gianfranco Morgano (Capri Foundation President) and Stefania Lazzaroni (General Manager Altagamma Foundation). It is definitely unique space to house the preview: Panorama, the special context organized by Davide Rampello, to exalt and celebrate the Italian beauty, which will involve the guests in a multisensory experience unforgettable.

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Chamonix, Courmayeur

Courmayeur Mont Blanc tunnel to the festival for the first 50 years

 

“The galleries, such as bridges, helping to negate the obstacles to encounter, mutual understanding, the exchange of cultures and cooperation between peoples. Built at a time when the countries most affected seemed to excel in competition for the conquest of interplanetary space, the Mont Blanc Tunnel is now as then as an example of the capacity ‘and will’ of men to overcome all obstacles on the way of peaceful coexistence. ” So ‘the president of the Societa’ Italian for Mont Blanc Tunnel Riccardo Sessa, today, in the day of celebration in Courmayeur (AO) 50 years after opening to traffic of the Mont Blanc Tunnel. “After 50 years of its commissioning – he said the CEO of the Company ‘Italian for Mont Blanc Tunnel Mario Battle – the Mont Blanc tunnel, while maintaining the original structural, is profoundly changed in equipment in defense of regularity ‘and traffic safety. ” On 11.6 kilometers of the tunnel, tracks each year by about 1.8 million vehicles, there are 37 shelters pressurized connected to a rescue tunnel, 156 cameras placed every 100 meters in addition to the 33 placed outside the gallery. In addition, two barriers placed at the entrances of the tunnel prevent users from access to the tunnel in case of an incident and 36 half-gates each 600 meters also allow you to block vehicles inside the tunnel. ”
“The opening of the tunnel took place on July 16 to 50 years ago – said the president of the region of Valle d’Aosta Augustus Rollandin – was certainly an important moment in our history, not only for the quality ‘and the size of the infrastructure, but also because ‘represent’ a mighty growth of the Italian-French collaboration both bilaterally and in the more ‘broader context of a Community’ European Union that was born only seven years before the entry into force of the Treaty of Rome, had among its own objectives the free movement of goods, services, labor, capital and the abolition of cartels and the development of joint policies ”

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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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Fashion, Lifestyle, St Moritz

HISTORY OF SKIING: 150 YEARS OF WINTER TOURISM IN SWITZERLAND.

In 1864 Johannes Badrutt, owner of the guesthouse Faller St. Moritz (now the renowned Hotel Klum) gave its guests a British proposal that sounded like a provocation: come on holiday in the Engadine in winter. A proposal for those times very strange, given that the mountain was considered only a summer destination. To encourage its customers, Badrutt promised free lodging and travel reimbursed if the experience was not welcome and they found the mild and sunny climate that had promised. Thus he was born, 150 years ago, winter tourism and with it the sports related to the snow. In fact, the first alpine skiing in Swiss territory dates back to a few years ago, 15 to be precise. In 1849, Johann Josef Imseng, pastor of the Saas Valley, had to go down to help a patient. He tied two wooden boards at the feet and launched himself down the snowy slope. Here is the first descent on skis, from Saas-Fee to Saas Grund. At the turn of the ‘800 and’ 900 developed tobogganing, skating, hockey, curling, introduced by British tourists come and sports practiced by the elite. It was instead the development of skiing to make “popular” winter sports and the Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, in 1928, were it a real watershed in this regard. St. Moritz, Davos, Zermatt and Gstaad were the first town to develop and become known internationally after the war, and even today are destinations elite and must of winter tourism, especially in the collective imagination as in reality. The development of the lifts and trains – icon of the Swiss Alps – did the rest. Today in Switzerland there are 1,800 ski lifts and the Swiss mountains, where 150 years ago was invented winter tourism, they are still the favorite destinations for those who love to spend their winter holidays on skis.

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We follow STEP BY STEP THE HISTORY OF SKIING AND WINTER SPORTS

1842-1843 – In Norway we organize the first race of cross-country and alpine skiing in the world among civilians. Previously confidential army.

1849 – The pastor of the Saas Valley, Johann Josef Imseng, making the first descent on skis from Saas-Fee to Saas Grund.

1864 – The challenge of Johannes Badrutt: British guests staying in St. Moritz from Christmas to Easter. Winter tourism was born.

1865 – Thanks to the findings of German doctor Alexander Spengler on the air healthy high mountain, come to Davos the first guests with lung disease. The small village of farmers began to build a reputation as a destination for well-being.

1868 – Alexander Spengler and Willem Jan Holsboer based in Davos the first Kurhaus.

1870 – British Tourists based in Davos the first Skating Club of Switzerland.

1871 – Willem Jan Holsboer founded the Davos Health Association.

1872 – The British built in St. Moritz, behind the Kulm Hotel, the first toboggan run. 5 1877 – Inauguration of the first natural skating rink in Davos, still the largest in Europe.

1879 – Held the first ski competition in Germany.

1880 – First curling tournament in the Alps to St. Moritz.

1884 – Opens the track Cresta Run in St. Moritz.

1888 – In St. Moritz the first tournament of ice hockey and the first winter season in Grindelwald.

1892 – British Tourists on holiday in Davos Curling Club founded the Belvedere.

1893 – Founding of the Ski Club Glarus, the first in Switzerland.

1894 – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle makes a ski tour between Davos and Arosa.

1895 – In St. Moritz the first structures were built for the ski jumping.

1896 – The Swiss Adolf Kind, who moved to Turin, exports skiing in Piedmont.

1898 and 1910 – Davos hosts five world championships in figure skating.

1899 – Inauguration of the Davos-Schatzalp cable car.

1900 – Opening of the sanatorium (now hotel) on Schatzalp.

1901 – born in Turin the first Italian Ski Club (followed by the one in Milan in 1902 and Genoa in 1903).

1902 – The first ski races in Zermatt.

1904 – Inauguration in St. Moritz bob run St. Moritz – Celerina.

1905 – born in Austria and in Germany the Ski Federations.

1906/1907 – Held the first horse race on the frozen lake of St. Moritz. It became the premise of the spectacular White Turf event, the only horse race in the world like that.

1909 – The hotel Lauterbrunnen remain open even in winter.

1910 – First European Championship of Hockey in Les Avants.

1911 – First Edition of the Roberts of Kandahar Cup Alpine skiing in Crans Montana.

1912 – A Muerren (Muerren-Allmendhuebel) and St. Moritz (St. Moritz – Chantarella) are built first funiculars.

1913 – A Grindelwald was founded the first club of Swiss curling.

1920 – Birth of the FIS, the Italian Federation of Skiing (Today this acronym refers to the International Ski Federation).

1922 – First slalom race in Muerren.

1924 – The first Winter Olympics in Chamonix. Among the disciplines cross-country skiing and ski jumping. 1

928 – Winter Olympics in St. Moritz and first “Inferno ski race” in Muerren. 6 

1929 – are opened to Zermatt and St. Moritz the first ski schools of Switzerland.

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1930 – First race of the Lauberhorn.

1934 – In Davos opened the first T-bar lift in the world. In St. Moritz it held the 4th edition of the World Championships in Alpine skiing.

1936 – Debut alpine skiing at the Winter Olympics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

1948 – Winter Olympics in St. Moritz and the 10th edition of the World Championships in Alpine skiing.

1948 – started operating the lifts of Saas-Fee.

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Cortina d'Ampezzo

Cortina, the revival by the World Skiing

 

The enthusiasm for the designation of Cortina d’Ampezzo to host the World Ski Championships of 2021 is growing day by day, and so the Sole 24 Ore has dedicated an article to tell what is planned for the big event. Early estimates put about 150 thousand in the number of spectators who come running for the two weeks of racing, to which should be added about 650 million viewers reached by live television, certainly a decent showcase for a resort like Cortina.

We will still need to work to make fruitful the choice of capital Ampezzano. Among the works to be executed in the next two years there is a reservoir of 96 thousand cubic meters of snow that will ensure the race tracks in a maximum 10 days. Not only that, the ski area links to enable fast travel, the adjustment of runs as the Olympia delle Tofane, where for 21 years there is the Women’s World Cup. At the conclusion of the track there are two temporary stands from 6 thousand places. A completely new track, named Toni Sailer, will be made on the southwest side of the Col Drusciè and will end in a sort of natural amphitheater. Then, in addition to the works of a sports there will certainly need an upgrade of parking and a rationalization of the traffic of the city. Meanwhile, the organizer locations have already been granted 30 million from the Federation for organizational costs, which we hope will be used in the best way.

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Lifestyle

Julia Mancuso leaves or returns?

A season with few joys (third place in Lake Louise downhill) and a lot of problems, not least the hip pain, Julia Mancuso has convinced to give up the stage of the World Cup in Garmisch and, finally, even the Finals Meribel.
A waiver that someone has interpreted as a retreat for the next 31 year old Californian … actually Julia, one of the most popular athletes of the Rose Circus, wants to continue until the Olympics in 2018, provided that the physical support, as reiterated in an interview made by the same American Federation, US Ski Team.
Why did you decide not to run the last stages?
At the moment there is no point competing. I want to fight for the podium, not only go down. I had a lot of pain and I did not feel able to push to the end
How do you feel to have missed the Finals?
I am disappointed not to have made the finals, I had a long career and I’ve never skipped, but it is fair to look bigger and find the right answers. I care, and I’ll be better next year.
How do you think it was your season?
I was happy as it had started, share the podium with my companions was fantastic and one of the highlights of my career. Every year for me is new and different. At this point of my life for the fun of skiing is fun and I feel good. So I need to stop and fix problems before returning to a place I like to ski.
What are your plans for spring and summer?
If the doctors give me the ok I plan a couple of projects on skis. At the moment I do not have a lot of pain, but it is not enough to allow me to fight at the highest level. I will heli-ski in the Gothic Mountains in Colorado and a trip to Alaska with my friend Sierra Quitiquit. Then I’ll try to figure out if there is a special method of training that I can add to my work schedule, or some medical treatment, if necessary. I want to really understand what’s the problem during the spring, in order to use the summer for training.
What will be your future in the World Cup?
I want to compete at the Olympics 2018. Also attend a couple of projects, one with Sierra Quitiquit and another with Shades of Winter (a film about freeskiing done by girls). Both a homage to the athletes and I hope they are an inspiration for future generations, so that they have the nature and follow their dreams. I am happy that my career as a skier serve in other contexts.
What will you do when you’ve finished with skiing?
I hope to be an inspiration for young people, so get out and explore the world, have fun and are really themselves. I think there is a lot of pressure on young girls because they behave in a certain way and it is important that they learn to appreciate just themselves, with determination, and cultivating their aspirations. I hope to do something where I can bring my passion and my experience with others, and help them to shine their light. I will never stop exploring. I hope to travel the world in some way and share my experiences with everyone you do not know.
Anything else you want to say to your fans?
I’ll be back next year in Cup stronger than ever. I can not wait to continue my racing career and compete in the next Olympics! Thanks for being my fans, you are an important part of what keeps me going every day.

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Lifestyle

Closing dates ski resorts Dolomiti Superski 2015, you can ski until May.

The spring is making great strides and the ski season draws to a close, even on the slopes of the Dolomiti Superski the spring sun is changing the landscape and nature begins its slow awakening. The winter 2014/15 began with little snow but will close with a flourish thanks to the great work done by the responsible systems in the activities of artificial snow and favorable weather conditions from mid-January with snowfall modest but steady.

The eye must be on the calendar for the opening and closing plants in the Dolomiti Superski the first plant closures are scheduled from the day of Monday, April 6 (Easter Monday) last day to ski on the slopes of the stations Carezza, Ski Civetta and Tre Valli.
Sunday, April 12th will be the last day of skiing on 11 ski resorts in the Dolomites, a plant closing mass but will not leave on foot skiers can ski until May 3, thanks to the slopes of Faloria (Cortina d’Ampezzo).
BELOW THE DATES IN DETAIL (LAST DAY OF OPEN):
Civetta Ski: April 6
Trevalli: April 6
Carezza: April 6

Eisacktal: April 12
San Martino di Castrozza: April 12
Obereggen: April 12
Val di Fiemme: April 12
Alta Pusteria: April 12
Marmolada: April 12
Arabba: April 12
Val di Fassa: April 12
Alpe di Siusi: April 12
Val Gardena: April 12

Plan de Corones: April 19

Cortina d’Ampezzo: May 3

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Snow Italy

Snow Italy
Easter like Christmas: cold and snow in Alps
Easter in the cold and characterized by icy winds in South Tyrol. In the last hours the snow and ’round in resorts’ mountain bringing a sharp drop in temperatures. The snowfall in some areas and ‘too little over a thousand meters. A valley peeps a shy sun. The value more ‘low of -17 degrees was recorded on both the Pizzo Lungo (3.1056 meters) above the village of Predoi in Alta Ahrntal on the border with Austria on Top Free (3399). Temperatures around zero in the valleys of South Tyrol mountain. Lemon piemoteOggi ski season will close ‘to Carezza, Passo San Pellegrino-Luisia and Civetta (Alleghe), while close’ next Sunday in Obereggen, Val Gardena, Alpe di Siusi, Alta Badia, San Martino di Castrozza, Val di Fiemme Val Pusteria. Slopes open until 19 in Plan de Corones (Brunico) and until May 3 in Cortina d’Ampezzo. The days of spring attract both alpine skiers that hikers. Regarding the avalanche danger in the north of the province of Bolzano and in the Ortler Cevedale danger and ‘considered’ marked ‘Grade 3 (scale from 1 to 5)’ cause, following the wind accumulations, and ‘ possible detachment of the snow mass already ‘with low overload (single hiker). Experts put on alert even little steps at a lot of snow. Elsewhere the danger and ” moderate ‘grade 2.

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