Medieval Treadwheel Crane – Beverley Minster

Ancient Crane in Beverley Minster – England

The cranes of wheel ( or Treadwheel Cranes) were used by architects and engineers from the times of the Romans. Probably some stopped being used only at the beginning of the 20th century. This is a detail of those that still exist. 

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Beverley-Minster Medieval TreadWheel Crane

Some are original and have a thousand years of antiquity. A few others were rebuilt. All are worth knowing and if possible visit them.

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Beverley-Minster Medieval TreadWheel Crane

The Minster

Beverley Minster is an English parish church located in Beverley – East Yorkshire. It is undoubtedly one of the largest parish churches in England, being larger than some English cathedrals. It is considered a masterpiece of Gothic art. Also called Minster because in ancient times it was the church of a monastery.

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Beverley-Minster Medieval TreadWheel Crane

Construction work began in 1225 and probably lasted almost 200 years. The twin towers of the western façade inspired the design of the present Westminster Abbey – London.

The building was able to survive after the dissolution of the monasteries, between 1536 and 1540, decreed by King Henry VIII of England. The current building retains almost everything except the chapter house.

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Beverley-Minster Medieval Treadwheel Crane

To conclude, we will say that the wheel crane is placed on the vault of the central tower, and was driven by two people. The visit to the tower where the medieval wheel crane is done is through guided tours on Saturdays at 11am.

Beverley-Minster Medieval Treadwheel Crane
Beverley-Minster Medieval Treadwheel Crane

There are other Treadwheel cranes in Europe. One of them is in the Cathedral of  Strasbourg – France,  Here I could see the note.

Other Medieval & Romantic castles:

Carcassone – France. Medieval City

External Links:

Friends of Beverley Minster

Lista de las Grúas de Rueda Existentes en Europa

Treadwheel Crane of  Mechelen Cathedral – Belgium

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23 Most Useful Travel Accessories in 2019

The Useful and Practical Travel Gadgets in 2019

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Useful Gadgets that make the trip easier

20 most useful travel accessories in 2019: From luggage with tracker to scales to calculate the weight of the bag and adapters for plugs, a guide with objects that every traveler will appreciate at the time of packing. All these articles are designed to save time and money on any trip. If you’re looking for something to remind you of home while you’re away, you may want to consider installing something like a home security camera in your house. You can monitor any activity in your house and make you feel like you’re not that far from home.

In this first post about travel accessories, the most useful and common ones were selected. they are grouped by categories, so if the article you are looking for is not here, just access it by the nearest category. Enjoy the purchase at Amazon.com

Useful Travel Power Bank

To provide power to your travel devices, up to 50000 mah

Travel Power Bank -20 most useful travel accessories in 2019


Travel Shower Speaker Waterproof

Great for Outdoors and Shower.The silicone cases and interface design ensure Shockproof, Dustproof ,level up to IPX5, can be used for shower or outdoor (DO NOT immerse it into water)


Best travel items for Europe

Travel Adapter, International Power Plug Converter UK Plug Adapter Kits with Dual USB Ports Worldwide All in One AC Wall Outlet Charger Adapters for UK, US, AU, Europe & Asia

20 most useful travel accessories in 2019- Adapter 220v


Practical Travel Alarm Clock

Travel Alarm Clock with Calendar & Temperature – Battery Included

20 most useful travel accessories in 2019- Travel Clock


Digital Luggage Scale

Digital Luggage Scale, Stainless Steel Backlight LCD Display Digital Hanging Luggage Weight Scale

Scale Luggage 20 most useful travel accessories in 2019


Luggage & Travel Gear

Luggage Carry On Expandable Suitcase With Spinner Wheels

Luggage & Travel Gear 20 most useful travel accessories in 2019


Useful eBook readers

Kindle Paperwhite – Kobo – Sony – Onyx Boox – Fire – Voyage

eBook readers - 20 most useful travel accessories in 2019


Travel Toothbrush

Travel Toothbrush -20 most useful travel accessories in 2019


Airplane Travel Gadgets

Everlasting Comfort 100% Pure Memory Foam Neck Pillow Airplane

Travel Pillow - 20 most useful travel accessories in 2019


Useful Travel Backpacks

Laptop Backpack, Travel Computer Bag for Women & Men, Anti Theft Water Resistant College School Bookbag, Slim Business Backpack w/USB Charging Port Fits UNDER 17″ Laptop & Notebook by Mancro (Grey)” data-max-rows=”2″>Laptop Backpack, Travel Computer Bag for Women & Men, Anti Theft Water Resistant

Travel Backpacks -20 most useful travel accessories in 2019


Travel Shoes

Hiking Shoes Boots Leather Walking Sneakers for Outdoor, Trekking, Training & Casual

Travel Shoes - 20 most useful travel accessories in 2019


Digital cameras

Sony – Canon – Panasonic – Olympus – Nikon – Kodak

Digital cameras - 20 most useful travel accessories in 2019


Memory Cards & Pen drive

64GB to 400GB – Samsung – SandiskMemory Cards & Pen drive - 20 most useful travel accessories in 2019


Hiking Boots

Waterproof Hiking Boot – Columbia – Hi Tec – Timberland – Salomon

20 most useful travel accessories in 2019


Travel Multitools

Leatherman – Victorinox – Multi-Tools –Multipurpose Outdoor Survival Portable

Multitools 20 most useful travel accessories in 2019


Travel Makeup

Travel Makeup Case – Professional Cosmetic Makeup Bag Organizer, Accessories Case, Tools case

Travel Makeup 20 most useful travel accessories in 2019


TSA Luggage Locks

TSA Approved Luggage Locks, 3 Digit Combination Padlock Codes

Keys 20 most useful travel accessories in 2019


Trekking Poles

Trekking Poles – 2-pc Pack Adjustable Hiking or Walking Sticks – Strong, Lightweight Aluminum

Poles 20 most useful travel accessories in 2019


Useful Travel Flashligth

Adjustable Focus Mini Tactical Flashlight Torch

lantern 20 most useful travel accessories in 2019


Traveller First Aid Kit

Compact First Aid Kit – Hard Shell Case for Hiking, Camping, Travel, Car

First Aids 20 most useful travel accessories in 2019


Travel Clothing

Women & Men, Travel Jacket

Clothes 20 most useful travel accessories in 2019


Compression Socks

Women & Men

Compression Socks



There are other Useful and Practical Travel Accessories in 2019

20 most useful travel accessories in 2019

Most importantly: Quick dry towels, Smart bags, Dehumid underwear, Anti-sand blankets, Motorized luggage that follow a yard to its owner. Folding eyeglasses. Portable sanitary equipment. There are many more accessories to review in the next post.

If you’re looking for luxury travel accessories, Horizn have you covered! They have everything on this list on their website and I’m so happy with what I’ve ordered from there!

If I get here and did not find the article I was looking for I could enter here in the general categories of amazon.com and use their search engines. The Most Useful and Practical Travel Accessories in 2019

 

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8 Lovely Perfumes and Fragrances for Traveling Women in 2019

Table of Contents – Travel Size Perfumes for Women in 2019


Good Girl BY CAROLINA HERRERA 1.7 FL.OZ

SPRAY FOR WOMEN. DESIGNER:CAROLINA HERRERA in Amazon.com

Good Girl - Carolina Herrera Perfum


Versace Bright Crystal By Gianni Versace. Eau De Toilette

Inspired by a mix of floral fragrances inked by Donatella Versace, Bright Crystal is a fresh and sensual mix of refreshing pomegranate mixed with magnolia flowers and lotus flowers. It also has warm notes of musk and amber. Buy in Amazom.com Travel Size Perfumes for Women in 2019.

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Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Body Mist 2.5oz Travel Size Perfumes

Victoria’s Secret Bombshells In Bloom Fragrance Mist is composed of an exclusive mix of pink freesia, red apple and water lily flowers. The design is based on floral amalgams: Fruity notes contribute to sensuality.  Buy in Amazom.com Travel Size Perfumes

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Burberry My Black Eau de Parfum Spray, 3 Ounce

Travel Size Perfumes for Women in 2019. My Burberry Black fuses the scent of jasmine flower and peach nectar with a sensual touch of rose. You have notes of patchouli and roses. The sensation is to enjoy the aroma when opening a window in front of a flower garden opening after a rain. Romance. Sensual.  Buy in Amazom.com 

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Prada Sport Luna Rossa Eau De Toilette 3oz Travel Size Perfumes

Perfumes and Fragrances for Traveling Women: Prada designed this fragrance looking to express the living spirit of a boat competition. Besides that: Strong notes of ginger and juniper that can not hide a fresh lavender from French provence fields. Elegant aroma, fresh and with a lot of personality. It is very original and intense. Soft notes of vanilla.  Buy in Amazom.com Travel Size Perfumes

Travel Size Perfumes for Women in 2019


Cartier La Panthere Legere Women’s Eau de Parfum Spray, 2.5 Ounce

Most importantly: Sweet fragrance combines notes rich in strawberry and rhubarb. Also floral notes of gardenia. Touches and natural notes of musk and oak moss.  Buy in Amazom.com Travel Size Perfumes

 

Cartier La Panthere Legere Women's Eau de Parfum Spray, 2.5 Ounce- Travel Size Perfumes for Women in 2019


Jo Malone “Lime Basil & Mandarin Cologne 0.5oz” Travel Size Perfumes

Original fragrance with fresh notes of Lime Basil & Mandarin.  Buy in Amazom.com

Jo Malone "Lime Basil & Mandarin Cologne 0.5oz"Travel Size Perfumes for Women in 2019


BVLGARI Mon Jasmin Noir Eau de Parfum Spray, 0.3 Fluid Ounce

The jasmine flower symbol of beauty and sensuality is present in this refined, young and daring eau de parfum. Designed with a mix of jasmine, sambac and angelwing flowers. Top notes of citrus golden cedar and floral lily of the valley. These notes are present Notes: Golden Cedrat, lily of the valley, jasmine, sambac, Angelwing Jasmine, musky nougat, cedar, patchouli. Style Bright & Elegant. Perfumes and Fragrances for Traveling Women.  Buy in Amazom.com Travel Size Perfumes for Women in 2019

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Dolce & Gabbana The One For Women. Eau De Parfum Spray 1oz

Eau de Toilette or Eau de Parfum.  The difference lies in the volume of perfume oil.

  • This Eau de Toilette contains 5-9%, Eau de Parfum contains more, usually 8-14%.
  • Eau de Parfums therefore last longer and smell more intense

Dolce & Gabbana Travel Size Perfumes for Women in 2019


 

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Six Very Useful Travel Accessories for Women in 2019

Travel Accessories for Women in 2019

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There are many gadgets that make travel more enjoyable for girls Here I show you six travel gadgets for women, something that can not be missing in your suitcase when traveling. Enjoy them, the post and your trip

Adidas Women’s Edge Lux w Running Shoe

very Useful Travel Accessories for Women 2019 - adidas Women's Edge Lux w Running Shoe,

  • Several and different colors
  • Textile. Imported
  • Rubber sole
  • Shaft measures approximately mid-top” from arch
  • Weight: 8 oz. (size 7); Runner type: neutral
  • BOUNCE™ provides energized comfort for all sports, all day
  • Synthetic shape-shift upper for color changing, knitted look; Sock-like construction for snug fit
  • Mesh sidewall overlays offer extra support; Offers wide and skinny laces for customizable look; Women’s-specific fit
  • Rubber outsole provides secure traction
  • very comfortable shoe to wear on a trip
 

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Traveling with oxygen requires advanced planning

Travel planning can be especially stressful for people with COPD

Traveling with oxygen requires advanced planning

 

See original article: Harvard Health Publishing from Harvard Medical School.

Travel planning can be especially stressful for people with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) or other health conditions that require oxygen therapy. The following steps can be helpful with the process:

  1. Call your local oxygen supplier one to two weeks in advance to arrange for your oxygen supply while you are traveling. Your needs will vary according to your mode of transportation and length of stay at your destination.
  2. If traveling by air, book far in advance because airlines allow only a limited number of people traveling with oxygen per flight.
  3. Take antiseptic hand-washing packets or gel to help avoid picking up bacterial or viral infections. Also wash hands with soap and water frequently.
  4. If you are traveling to an area of high altitude, plan ahead for an oxygen supply at your destination.

To learn more about diagnosing and living well with COPD, read Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Treating emphysema and chronic bronchitis, a Special Health Report from Harvard Medical School. Traveling with oxygen requires advanced planning

Source:  Harvard Health Publishing from Harvard Medical School.

 

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Travel to Corsica the Island of Napoleon

Ajaccio Napoleon’s Hometown

Ajaccio is not only the birthplace of Napoleon but also has its own attractions and with great charm. A historic center where you can walk through ancient streets where colorful houses abound.

A walls of an ancient citadel. An ideal place to see all the colors of a late Mediterranean sunset. City located in a bay surrounded by mountains, with a mild and pleasant climate all year round. Ajaccio offers a relaxed lifestyle

Travel to Corsica the Island of Napoleon


What to see in Ajaccio

1-The birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte: is the house where the BuonaParte family lived (Bonaparte) and where Napoleon was born on August 15, 1769. It is decorated with furniture from that time and many family objects have been preserved (portraits , the genealogical tree, the mortuary mask of the Emperor of France).

2-The Fesch Museum: this museum exhibits the collection of paintings collected by Cardinal Joseph Fesch, uncle of Napoleon. It is one of the most important Italian paintings of the fourteenth to nineteenth centuries, with about 15,000 works. It includes paintings by Sandro Botticelli, Titian and other artists of the Italian Renaissance.

Travel to Corsica the Island of Napoleon

 

3-The History Museum of Corsica: It is located in the center of the city. The museum presents unique documents, weapons and dresses, ancient coins, plans. Everything is related to the history of Corsica. It is dedicated to the main figures of Corsa History such as Sampiero Corso, Pasquale Paoli and Napoleón Bonaparte.


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Casamaccioli

Casamaccioli is located in the region of Niolu, a hill in the interior of Corsica, to the north and also surrounded by mountains. Just 20 miles separate from Corte, the old capital of the island.

It is one of the highest and most isolated villages on the island. However, on a special date that is September 8, there is a crowd of people

The date of the birth of the Virgin Mary attracts thousands of people to this mountain town, because here the most important religious festival of Corsica is celebrated: A Santa di u Niolu

Travel to Corsica the Island of Napoleon

 

When arriving at Casamaccioli, in the square in front of the church painted yellow, the procession starts. The bishop goes to the front followed by the wooden madonna and behind several religious brotherhoods

The procession

The procession passes next to several stalls with Corsican culinary specialties, such as Prisutu ham, as soft as lard. Also the lonzu which is a dried sausage outdoors, made from the meat of semi-wild pigs. It highlights calenzana, a milky goat cheese that has a spicy aroma and flavor. The corsa kitchen does not contain the brocciu, a soft fresh cheese made from goat or sheep milk. The farmers and merchants in Casamaccioli sell it in all its forms and variants imaginable

The macchia, is the eternally green Mediterranean scrub in Corsica, and covers more than half the surface of the island. Also spreads through the air the aroma of thyme, rosemary, basil and other natural essences.

Travel to Corsica the Island of Napoleon

 

Napoleon Bonaparte, the emperor of France and the most famous Corsican, said that with his eyes blindfolded he could recognize every corner of the island only for its aromas and fragrances.

The migliacci are tortillas baked with fresh brocciu cheese and are a real delicacy. Pietra is a beer made locally. Sip, a little sweet, made of chestnuts . Something different from the bitter flavors that we are used to in beers.

Chestnut is the star product of the island. The islanders use chestnut flour as a basis for numerous dishes and products. For some years it has even been used to make and ferment whiskey.

When to Travel Corsica

Corsica has a Mediterranean climate with dry and very hot summers on the coast. In winter, the climate on the coast is temperate and humid. But in the mountains of the interior of the island it is usual to be covered with snow until well into spring. The best time to visit the island is between the months of May and September

How to get Travel to Corsica the Island of Napoleon

By plane to Bastia and rent a car there. You can also reach Bastia by ferry from Nice. Information about the ferry itinerary: www.corsica-ferries.de. accommodation

On the island there are many good hotels, resorts and holiday homes. You can consult them here

Travel to Corsica the Island of Napoleon: Corsica official web

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Meadows, Snow and Mountains in Saint Moritz – Switzerland

Table of Contents – Saint Moritz 

Saint Moritz – Switzerland: Meadows, Snow and Mountains

Saint Moritz (Sank Moritz) , located in the south-east of Switzerland, in the region known as Upper Engadine ,. The site is known worldwide for the celebration here of two winter games: 1928 and 1948.

Meadows, Snow and Mountains in Saint Moritz

 

Sankt Moritz (St. Moritz) was mentioned for the first time in the 12th century. It was a village that was formed around springs, which according to beliefs of the time had healing powers. The village is named after Saint Maurice, who according to legend was a martyred Christian in Roman Switzerland.

Bernina Express -Meadows, Snow and Mountains in Saint Moritz


History of Saint Moritz

Caspar Badrutt, born in Samedan in 1819, emigrated as a child to Saint Moritz with his family and in 1858 he founded a hotel, antecedent of the current Hotel Kulm. In 1864 according to oral legends, he invited a group of Englishmen to his hotel with the condition that if they did not enjoy it, I would reimburse them for travel expenses. The visitors arrived and stayed more than six months.

Kulm Hotel -Meadows, Snow and Mountains in Saint Moritz

A city with two dominant colors. White in winter and green in summer. Wet and slippery streets in winter, but with a lot of style and charm. . Impressive landscapes in summer with trails for trekking or excursions. We tell you how to enjoy the Meadows, Snow and Mountains in Saint Moritz


Sports: Summers & Winters

In summer the Saint Moritz lake is full of water and sports activities. The lake it freezes and is also the scene of recreational activities. In 1907 a horse race was run on the frozen lake. They also practice other sports on ice such as polo (on the frozen lake), cricket, hockey and cross-country skiing.

Snow -Meadows, Snow and Mountains in Saint Moritz

The lower part of the city concentrates the more than 5000 inhabitants of the city. We found the El Badrutt’s Palace, it is a hotel managed by five generations. The hotel opened its doors in 1896 and its creator, was one of the sons of Caspar Badrutt


Walking Saint Moritz

You can visit the town on foot in two hours. We start with Via Maistra, pedestrian in its first part. In this street there is a leaning tower that dates from 1570, although it is only 12 feet high and a slope of about four degrees. It was part of the old church of San Mauricio, destroyed in 1890. In the surroundings there are still some tombs.

City -Meadows, Snow and Mountains in Saint Moritz

Nearby is the monument to the “crest corridor”, the local sport. It is practiced on a natural snow track that has its starting point where this bronze image is located. The event is held annually every winter since 1885.

The track is built new, every January, is almost one mile long and a slope between 1 and almost 10 degrees and a difference between origin and arrival of 2 yards

City -Meadows, Snow and Mountains in Saint Moritz

Walking along the Via del Bagn you reach the Engadiner Museum, which allows you to get to know the life of the city in different periods. It is approximately one hour of travel. Price 20 dollars (13 Swiss Francs) and children under 16 years are free. Tuesday closed.


Funicular: Meadows, Snow and Mountains in Saint Moritz

On the way to the mountain you can use the funicular railway linking Saint Moritz with the Corviglia ski center. The price is about US $ 60 per person per day. The snow pits of Corviglia are considered one of the most important in Europe. It has options for all levels including children. The Alpina Hütte center, close to the funicular station, closes from April to June.

Funicular -Meadows, Snow and Mountains in Saint Moritz

On the way back, at the Chantarella transfer station, there is one last attraction. Half a mile away from the station is Heidi’s cabin. Here the film of this child character was filmed. Access is free and the walk to the place does not take more than 30 minutes.


Bernina Express: Panoranic Railway

Another way to enjoy the meadows, snow and mountains in Saint Moritz: Next to the lake Saint Moritz is the railway station. There is the terminal of two panoramic trains. Glacier Express and Bernina Express. Today we are going to talk about the latter because it is what we take to get to sank motitz. We did it from the station of Tirano (Italy).

Bernina Express -Meadows, Snow and Mountains in Saint Moritz

After a journey of more than two hours through amazing landscapes, precipices, tunnels, bridges, lakes and snow, you will reach Saint Moritz. It is advisable to do it as much as if you are passing through or hiking. here the pictures of the train trip.


How to get there and where to stay

To Get: from anywhere in the world:

  • Naples or Rome Airport (Italy). Train or Fly to Milan (Italy). From Milan Train to the Main Station of Tirano (Italy) The Bernina Express train departs from that station
  • Zurich Airport (Switzerland). From there train to Chur 1h 15 min of trip and from there to St. Moritz 2h of trip plus the time of connection between trains
  • Web Page Switzerland Raiway
  • Web Page Italian Railway

 

To Stay:

Kulm Hotel or Badrutt’s Palace. Here you can consult on booking Sank Moritz

Meadows, Snow and Mountains in Saint Moritz

Enjoy the Meadows, Snow and Mountains in Saint Moritz

 

 

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6 Fast Dry Women’s Travel Shoes for Water in 2019

Women’s Shoes For Water. Fast dry

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This type of footwear is very versatile since it can be used for a wide spectrum of uses or sports. Water sports or just to use on the beach. Also for daily uses are very comfortable. Buy on Amazon.com

Fast Dry Women’s Travel Shoes for Water in 2019 

  Fast Dry Women's Travel Shoes for Water in 2019-fire

  • Smooth Neck Design. Prevents chafing when wearing our water shoes. It is convenient to wear and take off. Breathable and smooth fabrics with fine stretch on uppers. Like socks, flexible and comfortable.
  • Wearable and top-quality rubber sole, which protects your feet from being hurt by sharp objects.
  • Recommended for:: Yoga Training, beach, swimming, pool, weight training, wake-boarding, sailing, boating, kayaking, windsurfing, cycling, jogging, walking, fishing, gardening, lawn, car-washing and driving.
  • Several Size Available – fit different feet, are available

Fast Dry Women's Travel Shoes for Water in 2019-fire

 

 

 

 


Premium Fabric Upper

 

Fast Dry Women's Travel Shoes for Water in 2019-fire blue

  • Premium Fabric Upper – Anti-slip Rubber sole, 92% polyester, 8% spandex Quick Dry- Drainage holes: Unique Seven holes on each bottom to ensure proper water flow out of them.
  • Cooler and healthier shoe environment, quick-dry, super comfortable during water sports.
  • Freer breath ability, better moisture absorption and better deodorization.. Moreover,Durable rubber soles, provides exceptional traction in slippery conditions, and are stable enough to protect your feet from stepping on rock and stone

 

 

 



Travel Shoes for Water: Rubber Sole

Fast Dry Women's Travel Shoes for Water - aqua

 

  • 92% polyester+8% spandex Upper. Breathable Ultra Light fabrics with fine stretch on uppers, flexible and comfortable. Smooth designed neck prevents chafing when wearing our water shoes.
  • Foot Safety: Wearable and top-quality rubber sole, which protects your feet from being hurt by sharp objects. With an ergonomically molded, shock absorption performance cushioning separated protective toe.
  • Ultra Lightweight: Super lightweight and flexible. Lightweight and compressible for easy packing

 

 

 


Casual Travel Shoes

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  • Fast Dry Women’s Travel Shoes for Water in 2019: Rubber sole
  • Breathable and durable air mesh upper allow the foot to breathe
  • Solyte midsole provides an exceptionally lightweight midsole with excellent bounce-back and durability
  • Water Grain outsole provides exceptional traction in wet and slippery conditions
  • ComforDry sockliner provides the optimum cushioning performance that creates a cooler, drier and healthier shoe environment.
  • Open mesh on the upper and hole on the sole provides for superior breathability and quick drying.

 

 

 


Various Models, Colors and Designs

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Tips to Travel Venice and be a respectful Tourist

Survive the Overturism in Venice

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Overtourism

Venice is exceeded by tourists. They arrive by thousands every day and not everyone knows how to behave. If you travel to Venice we recommend you follow these tips to avoid inconveniences and enjoy that wonderful and historic city

Tips to Travel Venice and be a Respectful Tourist. Survive the Overturism

In April 2017, the Ministry of Interior of Italy put into effect a so-called “Daspo Urban” law. This law allows police forces to restrict access in certain areas of the localities to individuals considered a possible threat to public order, morals or public decency. This is without necessity without the need for evidence of crime. This applies to vagabonds, but it also began to be applied to tourists within certain areas. Article 9 of the decree establishes a monetary penalty of 100 to 300 euros and an expulsion order from the place where the heho occurred and against any person. This expulsion can be for 48 hours and the recidivism reaches much higher penalties.

Tips to travel venice and be a respectful tourist .Survive the Overturism

 

Dr. Ugo Rossi, a professor at the University of Turin, highlights how city centers have become places for consumption rather than residence. This phenomenon is leading to a series of citizen fears that lead to these contradictions. The need to tourism as a source of income and at the same time reject it for violating the identity of the city. “Examples like the ‘Daspo Urbano’, have to do on the one hand with fear of safety and, on the other, with fears for the loss of authenticity”, ends Professor Rossi saying

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Venice

The city of Venice released some barriers (‘Check Point’) to control the entry of tourists entering the city. The municipal police will be ordered to close the entrance to its historic center in case of excess arrivals.

The authorities have located two barriers in the vicinity of the station of Santa Lucia, the only point of arrival by land: one in the Plaza Roma, next to the bridge of Constitution (Ponte della Costituzione), and another in the opposite, before the bridge of the barefoot (Ponte degli Scalzi)

Tips to Travel Venice and be a Respectful Tourist. Survive the Overturism

 

The City of Venice has decided to facilitate the mobility of residents in front of the huge number of tourists visiting the city. It must be taken into account that in the city of Venice (the main islands) there are only 50,000 inhabitants, and that 4,000,000 people visit it per year. At the last Carnival in Venice, more than 200,000 tourists were received. 

Tips to Travel Venice and be a Respectful Tourist. Survive the Overturism

 

Overtourism at the Carnival

In the last venice carnival the authorities of Venice restricted the passage to certain zones of the historical center: Only those who have the Venezia Unica Card, a card for residents and habitual visitors, will be able to pass. With this ordinance, tourists will be able to continue visiting the most popular sites but they will have to use alternative streets The fines for those who skip the rules range from 25 to 500 euros.

Tips to Travel Venice and be a Respectful Tourist. Survive the Overturism

 The commune of Venice will give priority access to the Venetians to take the vaporetto: They are boats of public transport, with terminal station in Santa Lucia with which to move from one point to another of the city and the islands. For that reason in Santa Lucia and other stops more, there will be two rows. One for tourists and another priority for residents. In addition, the price of the trip, about 7.5 euros, will go to 1.5 euros for residents who have a special card.

In recent times there have been a proliferation of groups calling for the banning of cruises and the disembarkation of passengers in the historic center.

Tips to Travel Venice and be a Respectful Tourist. Survive the Overturism

 

Tips to Travel Venice and be a respectful Tourist

  • Do not use the Selfie stick indoors. Especially churches
  • Ask as little as possible.
    • Seven out of ten people who travel through Venice are also tourists. Use your smartphone to navigate with Google Maps or another application (MapsMe or similar)
      Search the information of the places you are going to visit or stay and download it in your Goodle maps. You can use the information from your phone online or use the GPS of your smartphone
  • Only eat if you have a place to sit. 
    • Do not sit on the stairs of monuments or churches to eat or drink.
  • Use the flash for photo only where it is enabled.
  • Respect the environment and artistic wealth
    • do not litter,
    • do not vandalize with graffiti,
    • or padlocks.
    • Do not give food to the pigeons.
    • Especially not to throw objects or liquids to the channels
  • Respect the vaporetto’s tails.
    • Check if there is one for tourists and another for residents.
  • Dress appropriately.
    • Keep in mind that some places have restrictions on clothing. Especially the churches that are many and worth visiting them all.
  • Take care of your belongings.
    • Passports, credit cards or anything that carries value or serves to identify it. Thieves exist everywhere in the world.
  • Do not listen to what other travelers say or advise. Report yourself
  • Learn basic dialogues of the country you are going to visit:
    • The attitude of any person changes how they speak in their language. 
      Both the service in the restaurants and your experience in the place will change radically just by knowing the dialogues of survival of the language of the country you visit: presentation dialogues, please and thank you, basic questions and the numbers from 1 to 10. Since you have Two choices of people in your visit: either people hate tourists or people hate tourists who do not try to speak the language. And both can be avoided with knowing the basics of the language, apart it will be easier for you to make friends and know the culture of the place if you know a bit of their language … You will be surprised to know how many people would also like to talk with you

      • Thank you /Grazie
      • Please / Prego
      • Hello / Ciao
      • Good Bye / Arrivederci
      • Excuse me / Scusami
      • Yes / Si
      • No / No

For more information about restrictive measures in the circulation of people in Venice Consult the Wen of the Commune of Venice in summer 2018 clik  here : Exceptional measures for visitor flow management in Venice – Summer 2018

Milan and Florence

In 2017, the Mayor of Milan established important restrictions in one of the main areas of the city destined for nocturnal nightlife. It is the darsena included in Barrio dei Navigli. It is forbidden to carry plastic bottles, drinks cans and also selfie sticks. The authorities say that the intention is to change the customs of those who come, especially tourists. This measure in a temporary moment, is about to become permanent. Milan is not the only city that is taking measures to restrict the habits of tourists. Or the tourists themselves.

Since April 2017, the mayor of the city of Florence, Dario Nardella, began watering the stairs of the most visited churches during the midday hours. The reason for such an eccentric measure is that tourists take advantage of the stairs to sit and have lunch. He says that the stairs of the temples are not restaurants, but religious and cultural places that deserve respect.

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Rome

The Mayor of the City of Rome Virginia Raggi, demanded that the Roman monuments be honored by all who visit it. That was when I presented the latest measures to protect the sources of the City of Rome against the maladjusted tourists. Sanctions were established for throwing liquids, and throwing objects at sources. It is only allowed to throw coins. There are also sanctions for eating meals and drinks outside of the authorized places.

Tips to Travel Venice and be a Respectful Tourist. Survive the Overturism

 

 

Tips to Travel Venice and be a Respectful Tourist

 

Sources:

  1. milano.repubblica.it
  2. Venice City – Comune di Venezia
  3. bolognatoday.it
  4. iltirreno.gelocal.it
  5. corriere.it
  6. nytimes.com

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Pompeii was really so obscene? Traveling to a Different Pompeii

Pompeii was really so obscene? : A little (very little) of History.

Table of Contents – Traveling to a Different Pompeii

 

Pompeii was really so obscene? Traveling to a Different Pompeii, we will answer that question.  Pompeii is located in the south of Italy. barely two hours away by train from Rome. The story is quite familiar. The city is located on the slopes of Vesuvius, a volcano that on August 24, 79 AD, broke and buried the city in a sea of ​​ash. More than 20,000 people died in that event.
It remained in oblivion until the eighteenth century, when under the domination the location of this city was rediscovered (the name was not even known) and excavations began.

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The Excavations Show

Thermal baths, luxury residences, freediving houses, gymnasiums, artisan workshops and brothels were gradually appearing. In those places there were architectural remains such as mosaics, frescoes and sculptures. Some of them almost intact.
These findings speak of a sophisticated, well-off and evolved life. We must bear in mind that part of the aristocracy of the Roman era, had its villas in Pompeii and made tourism in that city and on the nearby island of Capri.

Pompeii was really so obscene? Traveling to a Different Pompeii

Also appeared part of the erotic life of pompeii. frescoes, murals, sculptures, lamps, amulets and even artifacts that we do not yet know their use and meaning.

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Wide Freedom of Customs

Touring the streets and houses of Pompeii, the paintings and bas-reliefs with erotic motifs ranging from “Satyr and Maenad” (House of the Faun) or “Pan and the Hermaphrodite” (House of the Dioscuri), Some are sexually explicit as the ” Priapus with his phallus “(House of the Vetii).

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Phallus Lantern – Archaeological Museum of Naples

The paintings are not limited to private places, such as the lupanar (brothel) or public baths, but can also be seen inside private homes, gardens and public use spaces shared by all. You have in the streets with phalluses signaling the sense of traffic.

Centennial House - Fresco of the two lovers-Pompeii was really so obscene? Traveling to a Different Pompeii
Centennial House – Fresco of the Two Lovers

Phalluses on The Streets

One of the possible explanations was these images had ritual or religious value, and linked the phallic figures with the force generating or creating nature. They were also used to give good luck to a commercial establishment. 

Phalluses on the Walls of Pompeii Houses. for Prosperity-Pompeii was really so obscene? Traveling to a Different Pompeii
Phalluses on the Walls of Pompeii Houses. for Prosperity – Pompeii was really so obscene? Traveling to a Different Pompeii

 

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Under protection of the gods

Erotic artifacts were found from the seventeenth century, and accumulated outside the view of the public in the Borbonic Museum (now Archaeological Museum of Naples), where I created a special room to store them.

Phalluses on the Walls of Pompeii Houses. for Prosperity -Pompeii was really so obscene?

Gabinetto Segreto – Obscene Objects Cabinet

In 1817 a first selection of artifacts was made to exhibit in the museum. In 1819, King Francis I of the Two Sicilies visited the Pompeii exhibition and the National Archaeological Museum of Naples with his wife and daughter. There he was scandalized with erotic art in such a way that he ordered it to be removed from the public view and confined to a secret room. Then the objects classified as obscene and indecent, were confined to the special room without any kind of order and the door was sealed at that time. Only in 1860 the room was opened and the artifacts were inventoried.

Tintinnabulum - Lucky Bells - Archaeological Museum of NaplesTraveling to a Different Pompeii
Tintinnabulum – lucky bells – Archaeological Museum of Naples

 

The secret room (Gabinetto Segreto in Italian) was opened with a special order obtained only by mature gentlemen of good manners. Also after having paid a large amount of money. In the same ruins of Pompeii, screens were placed on frescoes and obscene paintings and only with special invitation and payment were they shown to select tourists.

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Lupanar – Brothel – Pompeii

Over the years the room remained closed until Giuseppe Garibaldi ordered it to be opened again. That happened in 1860 during the Italian unification and when Garibaldi conquered Naples in that year

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Lupanar – Brothel – Pompeii

 

In 1866 a catalog of artifacts was published, but from that moment the official censorship of the Kingdom of Italy was restricting access until it was closed, in accordance with the customs and political winds of the moment.

Centennial House - Ménade and Satyr-Traveling to a Different Pompeii
Centennial House – Ménade and Satyr

At the time of the Mussolini Dictator visits were forbidden for not agreeing the vision of the new Italy (pure) with obscene artifacts of the ancient Romans. In the Fascist era, it could be visited with express authorization from the Ministry of Education.

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House of the Fauno -Satyr and Nymph

 

The censorship

The censorship was maintained after the end of the war until 1967, where the work of cataloging and restoring the artefacts of the obscene room was resumed.

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House of the caccia Antiqua. Tablinum. Fresco by Polyphemus and Galatea – Pompeii was really so obscene? Traveling to a Different Pompeii

The room was definitely reopened to the public since April 2000. While there is no censorship of any kind, there is a legend that warns about the special content of the room. In addition, children under 14 can only enter if accompanied by their parents or teachers

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House of Cecilio Giocondo – Pompeii

Tips to visit pompeii

  • Arrive early in the morning. Complete travel takes the whole day.
  • Wear comfortable shoes. Yes possible trekking shoes.
  • Most of the streets are made of stone blocks. Be guided when walking.
  • Bring sunscreen.
  • Head protection Hats, caps.
  • Take a guide, Arming a tour before going to avoid losing time.If you do not go on a guided tour, check the schedule of the last train to Naples or Sorrento.

How to get to Pompeii

From Rome.

Train to the central station of Naples. Then in the same central station, in the subsoil is the local Trans-Vesuvian train. Ask about the Pompeii- Scavi station. The departure of trains in this station is somewhat chaotic with schedules and cancellations, ask until you make sure. This station has several branches and only one reaches the ruins of Pompeii, You can also take a bus, although we do not recommend it.

From Sorrento

Transvesuvian train in the direction of the central station of Naples. Ask about the Pompeii- Scavi station.

 

More info: Archaeological Museum of Naples

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Las Vegas: Traveling Europe Without Leaving the United States

Las Vegas (Nevada) 

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Las Vegas: Traveling Europe Without Leaving the United States. That’s possible?. Sure, of course. You just have to go to Las Vegas, in the Mojave desert in Nevada. Las Vegas is a tourist city famous for its exciting activity 24 hours a day. Never Close. Never sleeps. Open casinos and shows at all times. 

Book your Room in Las vegas Strip

It is a city devoted to entertainment and tourism. Currently, 650,000 people live in Las Vegas (2016) and receive almost 40 million visitors a year.

In 1931, with the legalization of the game, Las Vegas begins its rise as a city. In 1941, the very luxurious hotels of the world began to be built, which also incorporated gaming casinos. The first of these was the Flamingo, built under the supervision of gangster Bugsy Siegel.
In the decade of the 60s, the city has another impulse due to the overthrow of Batista in Cuba by the revolutionary Castro. . The American businessmen abandoned their business in Havana and moved to Las Vegas. Frank Sinatra and other artists settled in Las Vegas and offered shows on a continuous basis.

Particularities :Las Vegas has the highest suicide rate in the United States, although most are committed by visitors. It also has the largest divorce rate in the entire country. Unlike other cities in the United States, gambling and betting are legal in Las Vegas, bars can open and serve alcohol 24 hours a day

  • It is a city with many facilities to create businesses, marriage or divorce. And there are many weddings on the day, more than 300. And in a few minutes.
  • The casinos of Las vegas are so prepared that a hospital to take care of infarction in their gaming halls
  • The average daily hours of play of a visitor is four hours a day
  • Las Vegas is the brightest point on Earth seen from space
  • More than 145,000 rooms are available to stay.

 

All entertainment activity can be found on the main avenue, called the strip. It is a boulevard where many luxury hotels are. Among them there are three that are thematic referring to cities and European history. Are these:

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Caesars Palace. Theme:The Roman Empire

The theme of the hotel is the Roman Empire. It is very well located in the center of the Strip, and exudes luxury and opulence even in the smallest details. It has more than 4000 rooms distributed in six towers. It also has 6 swimming pools, jacuzzis and a theater with capacity for 3,000 people.
It has a replica of the Fontana di Trevi, the true fountain is in the city of Rome

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Replica of the Rome Coliseum

Caesars Palace.-Las Vegas: Traveling Europe Without Leaving the United States

 

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Replica of the Fontana di Trevi

The Venetian. Theme: Venice City

Staying at the Hotel Venetian is a unique experience. If you have already been to Venice you will be surprised to find places like the Grand Canal, the Rialto Bridge, the Campanile and the San Marcos Square. Gondola rides are offered on the canal while the gondolier sings a serenade, as if he were in Venice

In the areas of the Grand Canal and San Marcos are most of the shops and restaurants of the hotel. This part of the hotel has an artificial roof that simulates being on a sunny day at noon for 24 hours a day

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Great Channel -The Venetian

 

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Casino of The Venetian
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Hotel Paris. Theme: City of Paris

The Paris Hotel is one of the best-themed hotels in Las Vegas. On the outside you can see the most iconic monuments of Paris. The Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe. there is a replica of the Plaza de la Concorde and the facade is inspired by the Louvre Museum and the Opera Garnier.

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Eiffel Tower – Hotel Paris

To walk through the interior of the hotel is to stroll with the same romantic atmosphere as in the streets of Paris. Bakeries, restaurants, patisseries and shops. The hotel has 2,916 rooms, a swimming pool (located at the foot of the Eiffel Tower) and two Jacuzzis. During the winter the pool is heated. Also of course it has a Casino

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Triumphal Arch- Hotel Paris

There is a replica of the Eiffel Tower, which measures 540 feet (165 m) in height and, in addition to being the icon of the hotel also offers two attractions.

  • Lookout: As in the original Paris.
  • Panoramic Restaurant: Located on the 11th floor of the tower is one of the best restaurants in Las Vegas. From there you can also enjoy the Bellagio fountains.
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Paris Streets- Hotel Paris
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Other Hotels to Enjoy

BELLAGIO

Hotel Bellagio - Las Vegas: Traveling Europe Without Leaving the United States

The Bellagio is a luxury hotel and casino Inspired by resorts in the town of Bellaggio, Lake Como in Italy. Bellagio is an elegant hotel and has an artificial lake of about 8 acres (3.2 km²), in which it contains a few springs of dancing waters, synchronized with music.
Bellagio is the place where the “O” production of Cirque du Soleil is presented permanently.

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WYNN

Hotel Wynn - Las Vegas: Traveling Europe Without Leaving the United States

He is one of the most luxurious hotel complexes in the city. Its construction was completed in 2005 and cost 2,700 million dollars. It offers 2,716 rooms that have an average of 640 square feet (59 m²) spread over the 50 floors that make up the building. It also has special rooms called the villas that are another type of rooms with 7,000 square feet (650 m²) It has for entertainment

Hotel Wynn - Las Vegas: Traveling Europe Without Leaving the United States

 

  • A 111,000-square-foot (10,200 m²) casino
  • Four Nightclubs: Tryst, XS, Surrender and Encore Beach Club
  • 14 restaurants
  • Wynn Esplanade Shoppes: more than 20 stores and boutiques. Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Dior, Cartier. Jo Malone among others
  • Chapel for Weddings!!
Chapel for Weddings in Wynn Hotel -Las Vegas: Traveling Europe Without Leaving the United States
Chapel for Weddings in Wynn Hotel

Holidays, Rest, Wedding or Business. Any reason to enjoy the attractions and luxurious hotels of Las Vegas: Traveling Europe Without Leaving the United States


Other Attractions: Weddings

One of the attractions of Las Vegas are the Weddings. Every year more than 120,000 weddings are celebrated in Las Vegas, being the second place in the world with more marriages.

Theme Weddings

Traditional weddings are performed, as well as themed or eccentric weddings. I could marry you Elvis Presley, marry in a helicopter or sail through Lake Mead. Or perhaps a mafia wedding, where the minister is the godfather

Where to marry?

In addition to the hundreds of chapels around the city, all the large hotels have several chapels to celebrate weddings. Most of the chapels offer traditional weddings (religious or civil) and themes.

How much does it cost to get married in Las Vegas?

Although in Las Vegas it is possible to get married for less than $ 150, it is normal to pay around $ 300 for a traditional wedding, which includes the use of the chapel, the witness, the flowers, the photographer and the hotel pick-up in a limousine. . If you want a thematic wedding where you get married and sing Elvis  or go by helicopter to get married in Valley of Fire, the cost is higher

Legal procedures

It is necessary that both parties are over 18 years old. Minors require the presence of a parent or legal representative. The price of the marriage license is $ 55. The license office (Clark County Marriage Bureau) is located at 201 Clark Ave and opens from 8 in the morning to 12 at night.

Weddings Tips

  • Language:There are also ceremonies in languages ​​other than English
  • Duration: The average duration of weddings in Las Vegas is half an hour. Those who wish may hire more time in the chapel.
  • Wedding dress: The most common is to rent it in Las Vegas.
  • Witnesses: If nobody accompanies you on the trip, the chapels themselves have their witnesses

 

 

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Few Places That Hate Tourists – Tourismphobia

Table of Contents – Places That Hate Tourists

Tourists Go Home !!

This is a job where information is collected about the problem of tourism impact in some places. In some cities rational precautions are taken: But in others (very few) an alarming syndrome develops. The turismo-phobia.  The turism-phobia. Here is the information that could gather, more personal experiences having personally visited four of those places.

Barcelona Hate Tourist

Barcelona – Spain

Ada Colau shortly after taking office as mayor in 2015: “We do not want the city to become a cheap souvenir shop”. He put Venice as an example. The freezing of licenses for all the new hotels and apartments for holiday rentals, the fines for AirBnb, the projects for new tourist taxes and the studies to limit the number of visitors are the reasons that this blog uses to include in this list. 

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Ischia & Capri: Islands to Fall in Love

During the Middle Ages a watchtower was built over its ruins. In the nineteenth century also a defensive wall.Table of Contents – Capri & Ischia


Capri : Exclusive Tourism from the Roman Empire

Capri is an island located at the southern end of the Bay of Naples in Italy. It was already known in the Roman Empire for its beautiful landscapes. The Romans made this island a tourist destination and a place of summer residence. Today it is one of the main tourist places in the Naples area next to the island of Ischia and the city of Naples itself.

anacapri and . Capri Island to Fall in Love. Unforgettable Charm and Pleasure

Landscape Capri: Island to Fall in Love. Unforgettable Charm and Pleasure

Blue Grotto ( Grotta Azzurra)

One of its best known natural sites is the Blue Grotto. It is a dark cavern where the sea shines through the entrance with an electric blue color. There are a variety of exclusive hotels and rest villas.

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Capri Tips

  • Rent a boat for a half-day with a private driver. He or she will take you to swim amongst all of the most amazing caves
  • Rent an excursion to go around the island. But the additional of entering the blue grotto that is unmissable (you have to pay extra)

Ship trip. Capri Island to Fall in Love. Unforgettable Charm and Pleasure

  • Walking through the streets of capri is a unique experience. Spectacular landscapes at the end of each street
  • Visit Villa Krupp. Residence at the beginning of the 20th century of the owner of the famous armament factory. Hot is a park with unique views

  • Visit  Materita Tower. Old medieval tower of Anacapri, was later converted into a residence. Built in 1378, by the monks of the Charterhouse of San Giacomo, to defend against Saracen attacks.

  •  Villa Damecuta: Located in Anacapri, Damecuta is one of the severals imperial Roman villas, and little survives of it. Its plant has a gallery porticada towards the Gulf of Naples, topped by a semicircular viewpoint. During the Middle Ages a watchtower was built. In the nineteenth century also a defensive wall.

Bay of Naples Capri Island to Fall in Love. Unforgettable Charm and Pleasure

Ischia: The Island of Amazing Landscapes

Bay of ischia : Ischia Island to Fall in Love. Unforgettable Charm and Pleasure

Bay of Naples : Ischia Island to Fall in Love. Unforgettable Charm and Pleasure

The island of ischia was occupied and inhabited since before the Roman Empire. The Romans did not take care of this island, considering it unstable because of its continued earthquakes.

view from Aragonese Castle : Ischia Island to Fall in Love. Unforgettable Charm and Pleasure

The Island suffered continuous invasions for more than 1500 years of all the neighboring towns until the crown of Aragon conquered and built a castle. Today it is a place of exclusive villas and hotels. It has many sandy beaches with amenities for tourists.

Aragonese Castle : Ischia Island to Fall in Love. Unforgettable Charm and Pleasure

The Aragonese Castle

Recommend a visit to the Aragonese Castle. We recommend visiting the building and learning its history. Ischia & Capri: Islands to fall in love

Ischia & Capri: Islands to Fall in Love. Unforgettable Charm and Pleasure

Ischia & Capri: Islands to fall in love

Ischia & Capri: Islands to fall in love

Ischia & Capri: Islands to Fall in Love. Unforgettable Charm and Pleasure

How to Get

From Naples. get to the port of Naples. There are some boxes where different companies sell the round trip tickets (or one way) to Ischia, Capri, Salerno, Positano, and Sorrento. Consult the schedules of the last boat, since they vary according to the season of the year.

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The Artistic Walls of Carcassonne – France

Carcassonne Celebrates UNESCO Anniversary With art

Carcassonne is a medieval city in the south of France and has two sites classified by UNESCO on the list of World Heritage: the medieval city, double unice fortress in Europe, and the Canal du Midi.

The Swiss artist Ticino Felice Varin ; "eccentric concentric circles" Artistic Walls of Carcassonne
The Swiss artist Ticino Felice Varin ; “eccentric concentric circles”
Main entrance to the medieval walled city. Drawbridge”

Carcassonne is an example (one of the few remaining) of a fortified medieval city with an great defensive system that surrounds the castle and its dependencies. It also has a Gothic cathedral, a Christian Cathedral Catara and many urban buildings and streets of medieval origin. They are preserved because the area was not affected by the three wars they had with the Germans. 1870, 1914 (WWI) and 1939 (WWII).

View of the two concentric walls from a defense tower”

This year of 2018 was celebrated the 20th anniversary of the inscription of the city as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO: the Swiss artist Ticino Felice Varin was contracted to pine a work called “eccentric concentric circles”. They can be enjoyed until September 2018

 

 

Another view of the Swiss artist Ticino Felice Varin ; “eccentric concentric circles”

Defense towers on the second wall
Defense towers on the second wall

Defensive Walls of Carcassonne

The walled city of Carcassonne is composed of two concentric walls that completely surround the city. Before the first wall there is also a very deep defensive pit. Within the City there is another walled castle with a pit as the last line of defense. This castle is called castle condal

Entrance to the city. Night View
Entrance to the city. Night View
View of the defense street between the first and second walls
View of the defense street between the first and second walls
Internal view of the defense street between the first and second walls
Internal view of the defense street between the first and second walls
Panoramic view Artistic Walls of Carcassonne
Panoramic view. Artistic Walls of Carcassonne

How much does it cost to visit these walls?

The first and second walls are free. To visit El Castillo Condal you have to pay. although it is worth visiting.

Entrance to the city. Night View

 

nside the county castle. Third and last line of defense
Inside the county castle. Third and last line of defense
Double defensive wall
Double defensive wall
Entrance to the city. Night View
Main courtyard of the Condal Castle
Main courtyard of the Condal Castle
Defensive pit Towers and battlements for archers in the county castle.
Defensive pit Towers and battlements for archers in the county castle.
Night View of Carcassonne Walls
Night View of Carcassonne Walls
One of the guard and defense towers of the first perimeter
One of the guard and defense towers of the first perimeter
Several guard and defense towers of the first perimeter
Several guard and defense towers of the first perimeter

How to get to Carcassone: Any airline to London, Paris, Madrid or any European capital
From London, Paris or Madrid: Airplane to the city of Toulouse
From Toulouse: Train or by car on motorway A61 (one hour)
From Barcelona . Train AVE station Sants (two and a half hours)

 

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