0039 Italy

06 May 19
Junefinnigan's Weblog

Welcome and Benvenuti to all my Lovely Followers around the World, Well, who’d have thought it.  The first week in May and we have been swamped with rain and thunder storms.  Una bomba d’aqua!  If you are visiting, do not be dismayed; when the sun comes out even briefly, you will see the how the […]

17 Feb 19
The Sun
IT’S been an odd morning. I woke up at the North Pole near my kids’ Arctic igloo, had breakfast in an Egyptian pharaoh’s temple, visited Peppa Pig’s house then was sucked into a black hole. OK, I lied about the last bit — there is no way I was taking on the 155ft drop into a “black hole” that 60mph dive ’coaster Oblivion offers thrill-seekers at Italy’s Gardaland theme park. Escape From Atlantis ride in Gardaland But there are plenty of other attractions to suit all the family — here and next door at its sister attraction, Gardaland Sea Life. With the resort set on the edges of the beautiful Lake Garda, offering beaches, biking, boat trips and ­picture-perfect villages to explore, there is lots to see and do nearby. The sprawling theme park was built in 1975 by a group of local entrepreneurs, but was taken over by the British firm Merlin 12 years ago. Big hits with us were the 104ft Raptor (think Thorpe Park’s smooth but exhilarating Swarm), crazy corkscrewing ’coaster Shaman, manic mine train Mammut and 50mph inverted ’coaster Blue Tornado, which twisted like a piece of spaghetti, according to Lottie, 13. Fun for all the family on the Oblivion rollercoaster [bc_video video_id=”5997941617001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Peppa Pig brings home the bacon as her popularity soars as China celebrates the Year of the Pig”] Jungle Rapids left us giggling and my husband Pete’s feet dripping — karma after he laughed when a wave soaked mine — and the Escape From Atlantis water ride was superbly scenic. There is plenty for pre-schoolers too, in three areas featuring rides and attractions: Kung Fu Panda Academy, Fantasy Kingdom and the newly-opened Peppa Pig Land. For a break from the rides, stage show Broadway, featuring live ­performances from hit musicals like Mamma Mia!, had us singing along in the park’s 1,300-seat theatre. We even enjoyed a brief show as we dined, looking down on to prancing pirates from the ship-set restaurant Locanda del Corsearo Nero. It’s one of more than 30 ­places to eat — including gluten-free and vegan kiosks. Peppa Pig Land will keep the kids entertained Immersing yourself in the Sea Life centre is easy. It has a viewing ­tunnel where sharks, rays and other tropical creatures glide around. Its 42 tanks are home to 5,000 aquatic wonders, including sea lions. We were staying at the park’s nearby 4H Gardaland Adventure Hotel, in an Arctic suite, featuring polar bears peeking into the kids’ igloo sleeping area, mammoths prowling, and icicles hanging from our explorers’ hut-style headboard. It’s one of four nicely thought-out themes at the 100-room hotel, which also offers Jungle, Wild West and Arabian styles. Enjoy a boat trip through the historic city There are further themed suites at the neighbouring 247-room Gardaland Hotel and this year there will be even more choice with the launch of the resort’s third 4H hotel. The £18million, 128-room Gardaland Magic Hotel opens its doors on May 31 and will ­feature Enchanted Forest, Magic Ice Castle and Wizard House themes. We managed to tear Tom, 15, and Lottie, away from the park and headed off to Lake Garda. Majestic mountains of its northern area give way to the plains in the south, with passenger ferries criss-crossing the lake and a cable car hoisting passengers from Malcesine to Tratto Spino, 5,775ft up in the Monte Baldo mountain range. Houses sit upon majestic mountains in Lake Garda’s historic towns On the tip of a peninsula in the south sits historic town Sirmione. You enter via a bridge and medieval archway, under the gaze of the imposing castle Rocca Scaligera, built by the Della Scala family that ruled Verona in the 13th Century. Its narrow streets house tiny shops as well as thermal spas and ancient churches. Cast back further in time and at Sirmione’s tip sits Grotte di Catullo, the ruins of a Roman villa, its on-site museum housing artefacts found during the site’s excavation. [article-rail-section title=”most read in travel” posts_category=”0″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] A half-hour drive south lies beautiful Borghetto, an ancient village featuring water mills — the adjoining fences festooned with lovers’ padlocks. Each year the village holds a festival in honour of the tortellini for which it has become so well known, the bridge hosting 4,000 diners seat­ed on two 1,968ft tables along its length. After a delicious traditional five-course menu at nearby restaurant Trattoria Al Fornello it was back to the park — now strikingly illuminated, its extended summer hours see it open 10am to 11pm daily. Maybe Oblivion’s drop won’t be quite so terrifying at night. [boxout headline=”Go: Lake Garda”]GETTING THERE: There are flights to Verona – 19 miles from Lake Garda and the theme park – from UK airports with easyJet, jet2holidays and TUI with fares from £44pp one way in March. STAYING THERE: New 4H Gardaland Magic Hotel will offer a package from £387 per night for two adults and one child aged three to 12 years. It includes one night’s stay in a themed room, breakfast, entry to Park and Gardaland Sea Life Aquarium. See gardaland.it/en or call 0039 045 6404000. [/boxout] See today’s best travel deals Get email alerts of the best deals straight to your inbox
17 Feb 19
The Scottish Sun
IT’S been an odd morning. I woke up at the North Pole near my kids’ Arctic igloo, had breakfast in an Egyptian pharaoh’s temple, visited Peppa Pig’s house then was sucked into a black hole. OK, I lied about the last bit — there is no way I was taking on the 155ft drop into a “black hole” that 60mph dive ’coaster Oblivion offers thrill-seekers at Italy’s Gardaland theme park. Escape From Atlantis ride in Gardaland But there are plenty of other attractions to suit all the family — here and next door at its sister attraction, Gardaland Sea Life. With the resort set on the edges of the beautiful Lake Garda, offering beaches, biking, boat trips and ­picture-perfect villages to explore, there is lots to see and do nearby. The sprawling theme park was built in 1975 by a group of local entrepreneurs, but was taken over by the British firm Merlin 12 years ago. Big hits with us were the 104ft Raptor (think Thorpe Park’s smooth but exhilarating Swarm), crazy corkscrewing ’coaster Shaman, manic mine train Mammut and 50mph inverted ’coaster Blue Tornado, which twisted like a piece of spaghetti, according to Lottie, 13. Fun for all the family on the Oblivion rollercoaster [bc_video video_id=”5997941617001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Peppa Pig brings home the bacon as her popularity soars as China celebrates the Year of the Pig”] Jungle Rapids left us giggling and my husband Pete’s feet dripping — karma after he laughed when a wave soaked mine — and the Escape From Atlantis water ride was superbly scenic. There is plenty for pre-schoolers too, in three areas featuring rides and attractions: Kung Fu Panda Academy, Fantasy Kingdom and the newly-opened Peppa Pig Land. For a break from the rides, stage show Broadway, featuring live ­performances from hit musicals like Mamma Mia!, had us singing along in the park’s 1,300-seat theatre. We even enjoyed a brief show as we dined, looking down on to prancing pirates from the ship-set restaurant Locanda del Corsearo Nero. It’s one of more than 30 ­places to eat — including gluten-free and vegan kiosks. Peppa Pig Land will keep the kids entertained Immersing yourself in the Sea Life centre is easy. It has a viewing ­tunnel where sharks, rays and other tropical creatures glide around. Its 42 tanks are home to 5,000 aquatic wonders, including sea lions. We were staying at the park’s nearby 4H Gardaland Adventure Hotel, in an Arctic suite, featuring polar bears peeking into the kids’ igloo sleeping area, mammoths prowling, and icicles hanging from our explorers’ hut-style headboard. It’s one of four nicely thought-out themes at the 100-room hotel, which also offers Jungle, Wild West and Arabian styles. Enjoy a boat trip through the historic city There are further themed suites at the neighbouring 247-room Gardaland Hotel and this year there will be even more choice with the launch of the resort’s third 4H hotel. The £18million, 128-room Gardaland Magic Hotel opens its doors on May 31 and will ­feature Enchanted Forest, Magic Ice Castle and Wizard House themes. We managed to tear Tom, 15, and Lottie, away from the park and headed off to Lake Garda. Majestic mountains of its northern area give way to the plains in the south, with passenger ferries criss-crossing the lake and a cable car hoisting passengers from Malcesine to Tratto Spino, 5,775ft up in the Monte Baldo mountain range. Houses sit upon majestic mountains in Lake Garda’s historic towns On the tip of a peninsula in the south sits historic town Sirmione. You enter via a bridge and medieval archway, under the gaze of the imposing castle Rocca Scaligera, built by the Della Scala family that ruled Verona in the 13th Century. Its narrow streets house tiny shops as well as thermal spas and ancient churches. Cast back further in time and at Sirmione’s tip sits Grotte di Catullo, the ruins of a Roman villa, its on-site museum housing artefacts found during the site’s excavation. [article-rail-section title=”most read in travel” posts_category=”1″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] A half-hour drive south lies beautiful Borghetto, an ancient village featuring water mills — the adjoining fences festooned with lovers’ padlocks. Each year the village holds a festival in honour of the tortellini for which it has become so well known, the bridge hosting 4,000 diners seat­ed on two 1,968ft tables along its length. After a delicious traditional five-course menu at nearby restaurant Trattoria Al Fornello it was back to the park — now strikingly illuminated, its extended summer hours see it open 10am to 11pm daily. Maybe Oblivion’s drop won’t be quite so terrifying at night. [boxout headline=”Go: Lake Garda”]GETTING THERE: There are flights to Verona – 19 miles from Lake Garda and the theme park – from UK airports with easyJet, jet2holidays and TUI with fares from £44pp one way in March. STAYING THERE: New 4H Gardaland Magic Hotel will offer a package from £387 per night for two adults and one child aged three to 12 years. It includes one night’s stay in a themed room, breakfast, entry to Park and Gardaland Sea Life Aquarium. See gardaland.it/en or call 0039 045 6404000. [/boxout] See today’s best travel deals Get email alerts of the best deals straight to your inbox
17 Feb 19
The Irish Sun
IT’S been an odd morning. I woke up at the North Pole near my kids’ Arctic igloo, had breakfast in an Egyptian pharaoh’s temple, visited Peppa Pig’s house then was sucked into a black hole. OK, I lied about the last bit — there is no way I was taking on the 155ft drop into a “black hole” that 60mph dive ’coaster Oblivion offers thrill-seekers at Italy’s Gardaland theme park. Escape From Atlantis ride in Gardaland But there are plenty of other attractions to suit all the family — here and next door at its sister attraction, Gardaland Sea Life. With the resort set on the edges of the beautiful Lake Garda, offering beaches, biking, boat trips and ­picture-perfect villages to explore, there is lots to see and do nearby. The sprawling theme park was built in 1975 by a group of local entrepreneurs, but was taken over by the British firm Merlin 12 years ago. Big hits with us were the 104ft Raptor (think Thorpe Park’s smooth but exhilarating Swarm), crazy corkscrewing ’coaster Shaman, manic mine train Mammut and 50mph inverted ’coaster Blue Tornado, which twisted like a piece of spaghetti, according to Lottie, 13. Fun for all the family on the Oblivion rollercoaster [bc_video video_id=”5997941617001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Peppa Pig brings home the bacon as her popularity soars as China celebrates the Year of the Pig”] Jungle Rapids left us giggling and my husband Pete’s feet dripping — karma after he laughed when a wave soaked mine — and the Escape From Atlantis water ride was superbly scenic. There is plenty for pre-schoolers too, in three areas featuring rides and attractions: Kung Fu Panda Academy, Fantasy Kingdom and the newly-opened Peppa Pig Land. For a break from the rides, stage show Broadway, featuring live ­performances from hit musicals like Mamma Mia!, had us singing along in the park’s 1,300-seat theatre. We even enjoyed a brief show as we dined, looking down on to prancing pirates from the ship-set restaurant Locanda del Corsearo Nero. It’s one of more than 30 ­places to eat — including gluten-free and vegan kiosks. Peppa Pig Land will keep the kids entertained Immersing yourself in the Sea Life centre is easy. It has a viewing ­tunnel where sharks, rays and other tropical creatures glide around. Its 42 tanks are home to 5,000 aquatic wonders, including sea lions. We were staying at the park’s nearby 4H Gardaland Adventure Hotel, in an Arctic suite, featuring polar bears peeking into the kids’ igloo sleeping area, mammoths prowling, and icicles hanging from our explorers’ hut-style headboard. It’s one of four nicely thought-out themes at the 100-room hotel, which also offers Jungle, Wild West and Arabian styles. Enjoy a boat trip through the historic city There are further themed suites at the neighbouring 247-room Gardaland Hotel and this year there will be even more choice with the launch of the resort’s third 4H hotel. The £18million, 128-room Gardaland Magic Hotel opens its doors on May 31 and will ­feature Enchanted Forest, Magic Ice Castle and Wizard House themes. We managed to tear Tom, 15, and Lottie, away from the park and headed off to Lake Garda. Majestic mountains of its northern area give way to the plains in the south, with passenger ferries criss-crossing the lake and a cable car hoisting passengers from Malcesine to Tratto Spino, 5,775ft up in the Monte Baldo mountain range. Houses sit upon majestic mountains in Lake Garda’s historic towns On the tip of a peninsula in the south sits historic town Sirmione. You enter via a bridge and medieval archway, under the gaze of the imposing castle Rocca Scaligera, built by the Della Scala family that ruled Verona in the 13th Century. Its narrow streets house tiny shops as well as thermal spas and ancient churches. Cast back further in time and at Sirmione’s tip sits Grotte di Catullo, the ruins of a Roman villa, its on-site museum housing artefacts found during the site’s excavation. [article-rail-section title=”most read in travel” posts_category=”1″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] A half-hour drive south lies beautiful Borghetto, an ancient village featuring water mills — the adjoining fences festooned with lovers’ padlocks. Each year the village holds a festival in honour of the tortellini for which it has become so well known, the bridge hosting 4,000 diners seat­ed on two 1,968ft tables along its length. After a delicious traditional five-course menu at nearby restaurant Trattoria Al Fornello it was back to the park — now strikingly illuminated, its extended summer hours see it open 10am to 11pm daily. Maybe Oblivion’s drop won’t be quite so terrifying at night. [boxout headline=”Go: Lake Garda”]GETTING THERE: There are flights to Verona – 19 miles from Lake Garda and the theme park – from UK airports with easyJet, jet2holidays and TUI with fares from £44pp one way in March. STAYING THERE: New 4H Gardaland Magic Hotel will offer a package from £387 per night for two adults and one child aged three to 12 years. It includes one night’s stay in a themed room, breakfast, entry to Park and Gardaland Sea Life Aquarium. See gardaland.it/en or call 0039 045 6404000. [/boxout] See today’s best travel deals Get email alerts of the best deals straight to your inbox
27 Jan 19
caddiesinitaly

10 RESTAURANTS UNDER 10 EURO This is a list of “cheap eats” places around the city.  I included this for the days that you find yourself in an area and you are looking for a place for lunch or if you want a snack (or you’re bored and you see one of these.  That may […]

13 Jan 19
Dezign Ark (Beta)

[ad_1] New Civic Centre in Villacidro Villacidro, Italy 3TI PROGETTI Competition, Art, Culture, Event + Exhibition, Garden + Terrace, Installation + Public art, Institutional Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Office, Photography, Sustainable Development, Urban Design New Civic Centre and Redevelopment of the Surrounding Urban Area Roma, Italy, 2015-11-30 – “Densely covered in celandines and thorn bushes / […]

08 Jan 19
Dezign Ark (Beta)

[ad_1] Microsoft House Milano, Italy DEGW/Lombardini22 Commercial Architecture, Business, Commercial Interior Design, Industrial Architecture, Office DEGW has created a mix of “100% made-in-Italy” interior spaces for Microsoft inside Herzog & de Meuron’s iconic building, all designed in accordance with the firm’s corporate values: openness, visibility, flexibility, energy, dynamism and innovation. Milano, Italy, 2017-10-23 – DEGW’s […]

21 Dec 18

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12 Dec 18
STUFA A PELLET

Where to park How to get The Arena can be easily reached along the highway A4 Serenissima Milan – Venice, coming out to Verona South. From the A22 Brennero – Modena, reaching the connection with the A4 towards Venice with output a Verona South. Arrived atexit from the toll highway follow the indication with the […]

12 Dec 18
STUFA A PELLET

Where to park in Verona to visit the center Via Giare, 1 – Caldiero – Verona – Italy – Phone +39 338 9767854 Francesca The Constant Farm Holidays – a BB with swimming pool, near Verona WHERE TO PARK IN VERONA To visit Verona in complete tranquility and without running the risk that your car […]

12 Dec 18
STUFA A PELLET

Where to park in Verona to visit the city Via Giare, 1 – Caldiero – Verona – Italy – Phone +39 338 9767854 Francesca The Constant Farm Holidays – a BB with swimming pool, near Verona WHERE TO PARK IN VERONA To visit Verona in complete tranquility and without running the risk that your car […]

04 Dec 18
Amaro and Twisted

Walking to dinner at Alle Testiere, a sign in an archway caught my eye – “I Rusteghi”. I recognised the name from Russell Norman’s directory of bars, in his book Venice, Four Seasons of Home Cooking.         Through the arch in a tiny courtyard was a well, covered with empty champagne bottles. […]

03 Dec 18
Stella Maris Mandala Danzanti

Abstracts and Contents Stella Maris Dancing Mandala A Dancing Shaman Sybil for project Elissa (historic for CID UNESCO Archieves)

22 Oct 18
Business

BENGALURU: Gold prices edged higher early Monday, moving closer to a 2-1/2-month peak hit last week, as Asian shares fell amid rising political tensions and worries over slowing global economic growth. Spot gold was up 0.1 percent at $1,227.56 an ounce at 0039 GMT. On Oct. 15, the bullion touched its highest since July 26 […]

19 Oct 18
MESUBIM

Travelling to Sicily heres your source of information:   CEFALÙ AND THE MADONIE MOUNTAINS – CAMPOFELICE DI ROCCELLA Portico Antico- Contrada Gatto, tel. 0921 428058. Good pizza (in the evenings) and also seafood. Lovely view over citrus orchards. Gets busy on Friday and Saturday evenings. ££ Lido delle Palmer- Contrada Solfarelli, near the seaside, tel. 0921 […]

30 Sep 18
The Journey nashnash95 Blog 727

Each night, as the sun was falling in the sky, the people of Babylon would retreat to their porches and enjoy the cooling air as they sat in their rocking chairs and talked with their families. They didn’t always talk, of course, sometimes they just sat and enjoyed the cool air. Whether fixed or mobile […]