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THE 10 PLACES IN SARDINIA TO VISIT AT LEAST ONCE IN YOUR LIFE

posted by Home In Italy on November 28th, 2016

Some people of the Sardinian population has been asked to report, through a Facebook page, the places of Sardinia to visit at least once in your lifetime. The love for this island is huge and created a report of 56 different places. Some places seem to be more loved than others and, since the island doesn’t only consist of sea, here below the top 10 of must seen places in Sardinia.

1. Cala Mariolu

In the first place, one of the most spectacular beaches: Cala Mariolu, a beach made up of small pebbles so white they dazzle you, such as in the Gulf of Orosei. The most accessible way to get to the cove is by boat, but there is also a path on land.

2. Villaggio di Tiscali
The second place of Sardinia most recommended places is not a beach, but an archaeological site of the Nuraghi. Not many people know, in fact, that Tiscali is the name of an ancient village in the municipality of Oliena and Dorgali, located on the mountain Tiscali. The village is entirely built along the walls of Dolina and is not visible until you reach the inside of the cavity, through a large opening in the walls made of rocks.
It is a place with a very suggestive atmosphere: on the wall made of rocks there is a large window from where the valley of Lanaittu dominates.

3. Cala Goloritzé


This is a natural monument, among the most beautiful and loved bays of Sardinia. Cala Goloritzé got born by a landslide in 1962 and became famous for its pinnacle of 143 meters high. Another characteristic feature of the beach is the natural arch that opens on the right side of the bay.

4. Parco Nazionale dell’ Arcipelago della Maddalena


This beautiful archipelago off the Smeralda coast includes Caprera, Santo Stefano, Spargi, Budelli, Razzoli and Santa Maria and is a protected Marine land area. The Maddalena Archipelago is a popular destination for boaters because of the natural beauty and pristine emerald colored waters.

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5. Chia


In the south west of Sardinia where the crystal waters snuggling among the picturesque rocky ravines, while not far away pink flamingos find their ideal home. Chia (or Bay of Chia) is located in the Gulf of Angels and is a succession of beaches and dunes. The most beautiful among them are Giudeu and Cala Cipolla.

6. On Gorropu

According to the Sardinian population this place encloses the free and wild spirit of the island. You must visit at least one in your life time the gorge of Su Gorropu (Gola di Gorropu) and the canyon Supramonte is a must. Located between the towns of Orgosolo and Urzulei, with its more than 500 meters in height and a width that varies from a few dozen to 4 m, is considered one of the deepest canyons in Europe. The canyon is reachable by a hiking trip of three hours along the path of Sedda ar Baccas.

7. Stintino


This is one of the most famous places of Sardinia. In the north of the island, in the province of Sassari, the long white beaches are the pride of the small village which was built to host 45 families forced to leave l’Asinara which became the head quarters of a military hospital and a criminal colony. The main tourist attraction is the beach of Stintino, La Pelosa, made of fine white sand and turquoise-blue sea with very shallow waters. The symbol is the Aragonese tower, built in 1578, called Tower of the Hairy.

8. Costa Smeralda


This territory has become synonymous to high society, limiting the locals of visiting this place, but its beauty and its particularities are undeniable. The locals advise to just enjoy it for what it is: a piece of coastline between the most fascinating in the world. It includes a part of the north east coast of the island and is characterized by numerous bays, small beaches and islands including the Archipelago of Maddalena.

9. Strada litoranea Bosa


Since you often reach Sardinia by car, it is a must to go on this stretch of road in the province of Alghero (VIEW MAP) which offers a landscape of many facets: beautiful cliffs overlooking the sea, unspoiled nature and breathtaking scenery. A landscape of one of the most wild and beautiful of Sardinia and the Mediterranean which could also become a World Heritage.

10. Barbagia


The people of Sardinia call it ‘bitter sweet Barbagia’ and represents the heart of Sardinia. Here you will not find any beautiful bays nor crystal clear waters. It includes a vast mountainous region in the center of Sardinia, which extends on the sides of the massive Gennargentu.

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BURRI HOSTS POLLOCK, RAUSCHENBERG, MIRÓ, CHRISTO AND OTHER BIG NAMES IN CITTA DI CASTELLO

posted by Home In Italy on November 18th, 2016

After the Guggenheim in New York and the Kunstsammlung Düsseldorf, the highly anticipated exhibition at the former tobacco drying, in Umbria for the closing of the centenary with an exhibition titled ‘Materia between Europe and the US Space’, just opened and remain open until January 6th , 2017 .

After the significant success of the exhibition ‘Alberto Burri “The Trauma of Painting” of October 2015 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York and the next stop at the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Düsseldorf, the Celebration of the Centenary of the birth of the great Italian artist they end with a new exhibition event in Citta di Castello, his hometown.
The exhibition housed in the former tobacco drying, the exhibition presents an extensive survey on the most significant trends in contemporary art of the post-war period of the twentieth century, it seems possible to combine the art of Burri is as thematically prior to it is as contemporary or later with identified aspects of dialectical most obvious influence.

As stated by Richard Armstrong, Director of the Guggenheim Museum at the opening of the retrospective ‘Alberto Burri: The Trauma of Painting’, “the exhibition says the position of Burri as one of the most innovative artists of the period of the second world war. Burri created a new type of object, simultaneously painting and sculpture, which influenced later artists associated with new Dada, the Nouveau Realism and Postminimalism … “and, one might add, with the Italian Arte Povera.

These considerations there are others, no less fundamental for linguistic invention sprang from his work. Burri is in fact the artist directly and almost exclusively in the use of the material has got a brand new spatiality in the name of an “unexpected control” and a masterful balance that has qualified it forms. In setting, alongside a select group of works by Burri, 20, from tar to molds, from bags to humpbacks, from wood to burn, from the plastic knife, the cracks to cellotex until the ‘black and gold’, will be You can see works by masters protagonists of the twentieth and twenty-first century.

On display there are creations of Fautrier, Dubuffet, Pollock, Motherwell, Hartung, De Kooning, Wols, Calder, Marca-Relli, Scarpitta, Matta, Nicholson, Tàpies, Glue, Rauschenberg, Twombly, Johns, Fontana, Manzoni, Castellani, Hooks , Lo Savio, Klein, Rotella, Christo, Tinguely, Arman, César, Morris Sonnier, Beuys, Kounellis, Calzolari, Pistoletto, Pascali, Nevelson, Piene, LeWitt, Scajola, Mannucci, Leoncillo, Andre, African, Chamberlain, Capogrossi, Kiefer, Miro, Soulages and others.
Alongside works a photographic documentary of the repertoire and historical juncture between 1947 and 1989, including on the artistic current data, posters, brochures, catalogs, publications, videos, films, biographies, theoretical productions and other significant artworks.
It will wind along a separate path from the works themselves, facilitating the use of this particular cultural moment in history of art from the postwar period to the symbolic end of the cold War and the fall of the Berlin wall.

In a catalog there are collected essays and critical contributions of Peter Bellasi, Paola Bonani, Mario Diacono, Thierry Dufrene, Aldo Iori, Petra Richter, Luigi Sansone, Sarteanese Francesco Tedeschi, Italo Tomassoni, Denis Zacharopulos, Adachiara Zevi, preceded by introductory speeches Bruno Cora, curator and president of the Fondazione Palazzo Albizzini Collection Burri and Richard Armstrong, Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. The publication is supplemented by images of the exhibited works and the historical and bibliographical information about the artists.

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FLORENCE MARATHON, SAVE THE DATE

posted by Home In Italy on November 11th, 2016

Sunday, 27th November 2016, is the date of the 2016 edition of the international classic road race, the 33th Florence Marathon.

The marathon of Florence is a foot race that takes place on the last Sunday of November on a 42.195 km route departing from the embankment Galeazzo and arrival in Piazza Santa Croce.
The first edition of the Marathon of Florence took place in 1984. The twenty-fifth edition, held November 30, 2008, saw the arrival of 7,203 athletes, compared to 9141 (from 53 countries) enrolled.

Florence Marathon is now the second Italian marathon (after Rome), and among the 20 most important marathons in the world. The route takes you by all those landmarks of singular beauty that have made Florence famous worldwide: views over the enchanting hills and countryside, and passing right by the Cathedral Square, Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio (to mention only just a few of historical importance), before entering the majestic Piazza Santa Croce. The road is entirely asphalted and ramp-free, except for the short, slightly sloping stretch of road at the start, and these characteristics make it a particularly fast route appreciated by runners.

WHERE TO BOOK A LUXURY VILLA ON THE AMALFI COAST?

posted by Home In Italy on November 8th, 2016

When choosing the Amalfi Coast as a destination for a trip, the first question that arises is “where to stay”?
The first thing to do definitely to understand which kind of holiday you would like to have; if you want to move and do many tours, the suggestions would be the towns Positano and Amalfi, from where it is easier to get around. But if you really prefer a relaxing stay, you could opt for Praiano, Ravello or small resorts such as Conca dei Marini.

Ravello


This is the right place for you if:
You are looking for a quiet place with beautiful landscape
You love music: every summer in Ravello an important music festival is held
Not to recommend if:
You love the beach life: it is the only place of the Amalfi Coast situated away from the sea (it is located in the hills)

Amalfi and Atrani


Are perfect for:
Those who love history and architecture
Those who want to be in the center of the Amalfi Coast
Not ideal for:
Those looking for a quiet and withdrawn place: especially during high season the Amalfi Coast can be chaotic

Praiano and Conca dei Marini


The ideal place for:
Couples on their honeymoon; it is a place filled with romance
Lovers of beach life; it is one of the towns on the Amalfi Coast where the sun sets later in the evening
Trekkers; from these places you can take the ‘Sentiero degli Dei’
Choose carefully:
If you want do to excursions to Pompeii, Herculaneum, Naples and Paestum. It is located quite a distance from the main connecting points.

Positano


Is the best choice for:
Young romantic couples
Lovers of glamour and nightlife
Can be unwieldy if:
Travelling with children in strollers; it is a vertical city and the permanent presence of stairs would make it difficult to move

Sant’ Agata and Nerano


Are perfect to:
Make a gastronomic tour enjoying the flavors of the coast
Enjoy long days on the beach
Better elsewhere if:
You want to travel far and long distances: it is located closer to the Sorrento coastline than the Amalfi Coast

Minori and Maiori

Is the best choice if:
You travel with children; the beach of Maiori is the most comfortable one on the Amalfi coast and has a great promenade
Better elsewhere if:
You are a couple looking for a glamorous and fashionable place

Cetara and Vietri sul Mare

To be selected if:
For you being on holidays means mainly to eat well
You seek a true glimpse of the Amalfi Coast
You will find better elsewhere if:
You are looking for glamour and worldwide experience