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  • Be Tempted to Travel with the Help of TripTemptation | Italia Living
    related online media TripTemptation is a unique travel site dedicated to luxury travel where avid travelers share their experiences through short blogs and amazing pictures They also share interesting anecdotes about each place and help readers in making their plans and choosing between different hotels While their extensive and experienced team of writers cover Italy in all it s beauty wonderfully TripTemptation will also carry you to just about all corners of the world TripTemptation shares thoughts about the most luxurious hotels resorts spa and restaurants for those who prefer the finer things in life For a taste of what TripTemptation provides see Collection of the Best Italian Luxury Hotels We know that people don t have the time or patience to read through long articles Hence our blogs are short based on pictures and written by travel enthusiasts who ve firsthand experience of the place says a spokesperson for luxury travel site The website covers a wide range of categories including adventure destination guides luxury hotel resort reviews and travel fashion The site also shares information on great vacation ideas and regularly runs contents for readers Beautiful photos from all over the world are available in high resolution and

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  • Elegant Villa Erba to Host Special Photo Exhibition | Italia Living
    Exhibition July 2015 By Italia Living Three days dedicated to the beauty of Italy and Lake Como through 100 years of photographs Everyone that visits Lake Como in Italy falls in love immediately with the surroundings whether it be the pristine nature or elegant Italian architectural style of the region i Vasconi has been capturing this beauty in photography for 100 years For the past year Piero Vasconi has been preparing for a very special photo exhibition to be held this July 28 29 30 at Villa Erba a 19th century elegant villa in Cernobbio on the shores of Lake Como Italy Over 400 photos will be on display and entry to this exhibit is free i Vasconi is three generations of photographers who have a long admired history and sought after talent They are particularly known for capturing the beauty around Lake Como This upcoming exhibition will include photos from all three generations from i Vasconi historical archives and also photographs of the national photographic competition that they have organized for 47 years as well as photographs by members of the photography club Foto Cine Club Cernobbio For more info on i Vasconi visit their website www fotovasconi it

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  • Journey in Florence, Journey Through Time | Italia Living
    of real open air museums To admire artistic masterpieces in different places from where they originally were conceived always involves a loss in terms of understanding and appreciation Let s take the Baptism of Christ by Piero della Francesca for instance The fresco was painted according to a prospective game because of the narrow apse of the small chapel it was bound to That s one way of putting art over limitations and to turn it into beauty It keeps on impressing visitors even while hung in the modern halls of the National Gallery in London but it is a fact that our perception of it today has lost the chance to learn something more What a visit in an art city can give you more of is the chance to see a ceaseless line between artistic masterpieces and their inspired creative sources The Duomo in Florence for instance thanks to the central position of the city benefited from a variety of materials from all Tuscany which gave the church the fanciful polychrome that made it famous in the world Local materials local views and local thoughts given to understand why you should try to live at least one day as an ancient Florentin citizen Now you can not sleep in a museum but you can however experience how the life could be in Florence during XVI century at Palazzo Magnani Feroni This is a real hotel and a real ancient building well conserved at the same time Recently posted by Tripadvisor among the ten most beautiful palace hotels in the world it retains the atmosphere of the Renaissance to such an extent that the hall at evening is lit only by candlelight All suites save original frescoes from 500 and the ceiling in the breakfast room comes from Palazzo

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  • "i Vasconi" - Three Generations of Photographers | Italia Living
    Como however as they say A picture is worth a thousand words This landscape below photographed by Piero Vasconi in the 20 s is one perfect example In the foreground the Grand Hotel Villa d Este in Cernobbio is recognized as an important point of reference for tourism elite celebrities business leaders and rulers of the world His pictures captured the glamour of high society and showbiz stars His lens focused on princes and dukes artists singers models world leaders as well as everyday folks enjoying life on the beautiful backdrop of Lake Como For over 30 years his images have been exhibited in tourist offices all over the world as well as postcards Piero Vasconi had a unique and masterful way of communicating the landscape life and story of Lake Como For over 50 years Piero s son Antonio Vasconi 1935 has been continuing to shoot life at the Villa de Este as well as some of the most prestigious ceremonies in Italy Europe and the United States All of this while carrying on the exceptional technique and passion of his father He has held many positions of high notoriety in the photography world including being a professor of photography and judges hundreds of photo contests a year After years of training in recognized and established photo labs and partaking in many specialization courses the third generation today Piero Vasconi 1969 has been working in the family business for over 25 years following in the steps of his father and grandfather In addition to capturing the famed Como area of Italy on film for over 15 years Piero has traveled all over the world and taken photo shoots in Cuba Mexico India and Nepal as well Since 2007 Piero has owned the photo studio i Vasconi a centenary tradition

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  • Milan EXPO 2015 and the Shanghai Italian Center | Italia Living
    Center Milan EXPO 2015 and the Shanghai Italian Center May 2015 By Italia Living Experience the previous EXPO 2010 Italian Pavilion via Virtual Reality EXPO 2015 is the current Universal Exposition being hosted by Milan Italy The opening took place on 1 May 2015 and the EXPO will close on 31 October 2015 This is the second time Milan has hosted the exposition the first being the Milan International of 1906 The previous EXPO 2010 took place in Shanghai China The former EXPO 2010 Italian Pavilion is now the Shanghai Italian Center home of a spectacular exhibition While Shanghai may be far away you can visit the exhibition via your smartphone Virtual Reality is an useful tool to step inside the location and it makes it possible to see every detail of the successful exhibition from your PC or smartphone Please have a look to the Virtual Tour of the Shanghai Italian Center courtesy of Virtualiter Related Articles A Look Into Expo Milano 2015 Pavilion Zero 1921 Gucci Cafe Restaurant Opens Up in Shanghai Advertising in the Renaissance Period of Florence Prada Brings Artistic Spirit into Milan s Industrial Centre Luxury Embraces Virtual Reality Digital Marketing Milan EXPO 2015 A

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  • The Beauty of a Tuscan Region, it's Wine and a Woman | Italia Living
    popular and appreciated by tourists and tasters from all over the world is the winery of Buonamico in English GOOD FRIEND And it s there that we watched the shooting with the model and actress and would learn important information about the extraordinary quality of the wine The winery was founded by renowned restaurateurs from Turin in the early 1960 s with the purpose of furnishing their restaurants with wines from Montecarlo Today the Estate which is owned by the Fontana family has expanded in terms of both vineyard land and wine cellar space While preserving the essential characteristics of ancient winemaking flavours the Buonamico winery has now become one of Montecarlo s leading producers of fine wines The Estate covers 40 hectares 38 of which are employed in the production of red and white grapes With a three year program of planting on the vacant land the total wine growing area reaches a total of 38 hectares A number of the older and less productive vineyards have been replaced new vines of higher density per hectare The new vines are exclusively derived from noble stock including white grapes such as Sauvignon Blanc Chardonnay Vermentino and Viogner and red grape varieties such as Sangiovese Syrah and Canaiolo An experimental vineyard of the Canaiolo Rosa and Buonamico varieties was created in order to monitor the development of the vines over time and to maintain the heritage which has nearly completely disappeared on a national level of these two types of grape varieties with the ultimate goal of using them for the Estate s rosé wine Corina besides the fact that she is so beautiful and we can see it in the photos is also very greedy for grapes She confesses that during the shooting she couldn t help to not eat

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  • $4.2-Milllion One-Off Ferrari F12 TRS Unveiled in Sicily | Italia Living
    on the F12berlinetta the car was developed at a client s request as an extreme two seater open top sports barchetta The design and name F12 TRS comes from the 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa which is the car that drew the inspiration of Flavio Manzoni and the Ferrari Style Centre team Like all one off Ferraris the F12 TRS is the product of Ferrari s now classic approach of creating a truly integrated design Ferrari has provided the F12 TRS with a 6 3 litre V12 engine which powers the Berlinetta The new F12 TRS like Ferrari s previous model the Berlinetta will have certain components in common like the engine It is tuned to produce 508 Nm of peak torque along with 729 horsepower The supercar will achieve a top speed of 339km h and will sprint from 0 to 100 in 3 1 seconds This one off exclusive was just unveiled the weekend of June 21 22 in Sicily during the Ferrari Cavalcade The F12 TRS was one of 90 cars that were included in this year s event Related Articles Luxury Embraces Virtual Reality Digital Marketing Ferrari FXX K and 488 GTB to Debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed Symbolic First Brick From Home of Enzo Ferrari Laid at Site of Ferrari Land Spain Entertaining Ferrari Flagship Store Opens in Milan Ferrari to Unveil the 2016 488 GTB in Geneva Ferrari Dino 246 GT L at Auction in Paris Ferrari Looks to Expand Brand Value Ahead of IPO Ferrari Unveils LaFerrari Based FXX K New Ferrari CEO Marchionne Doesn t Want to Screw Up Ferrari DNA Ferrari F60 to Debut in America Ferrari Celebrates 60 Years in the USA with Limited Edition Ferrari Announces Production of Pininfarina Sergio Roadster Ferrari 458 Speciale Spider Production 1962 Ferrari

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  • Ferragamo Pledges to Support Uffizi Gallery | Italia Living
    15th century and display works by masters including Domenico Ghirlandaio Pietro Perugino and Piero di Cosimo The eight rooms of the Uffizi must be refitted repainted and relit as part of the new remodeling of the museum The funds will help upgrade the air treatment and security systems with advanced technologies Acidini proudly said that since 2011 the Uffizi has expanded from 47 rooms to 102 without ever closing and that 377 works of art were brought to light from storage and exhibited redistributed in the newly restored spaces Ferragamo president Ferruccio Ferragamo stated We wanted to do something that would improve the city to contribute to the Uffizi and Florence and we were looking for a project that would be long lasting We asked Cristina Acidini the superintendent to the historic and architectural patrimony and of the organization that manages Florentine museums and this fits our objectives The Uffizi Gallery It is one of the oldest and most famous art museums of the Western world dating back to 1560 Related Articles Strolling Through Florence s History Hotel Spadai A Touch of Modernity in the Classic Florence Sleeping in Florence in Michelangelo s Footsteps Explore History and Art at Iconic

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