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6 luxury hotels to experience the charm of great literature

From the hotel where Oscar Wilde resided to where J. K. Rowling ended the Harry Potter saga. Here are the tips of Secret Escapes for a trip worthy of a novel

There are hotels that are sure to let the true literary fans pass.
Because their rooms seem to get out of the precious pages of the great classics, or because they hosted the most illustrious writers of all time just as they were

clinging to the writing of their masterpieces. And today, such events as Book Time in Milan and the Salone del Libro of Turin celebrate the link between books and

lifestyle, Secret Escapes – the online travel club specializing in flash sales for luxury hotels – gives us a list of 6 facilities Twin-wire with international

literature, accompanying us on a fantasy journey around Europe worthy of a novel. Let’s start, then, from Chapter I.

The Hotel Paris, Paris

This luxurious hotel in rue des Beaux-Arts, near the Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Pré, was the last mansion of a certain Oscar Wilde.

And today he continues to pay tribute

to the great British writer with a room, number 13, designed by designer Jacques Garcia, with precious fabrics.

Wonderland house, Brighton
Are you also looking for the White River? This southern England hotel is entirely dedicated to Alice in the Land of Wonders and to the fantasy of Lewis Carroll.

At tea time you can sit at the table of Lepre Marzolina and Cappellaio Matto to celebrate your good-non-birthday, or you will have the opportunity to fall asleep in the

rooms dedicated to the Queen of Hearts.

Grand Hotel and Milan, Milan

Opened in 1863, this wonderful hotel in the heart of the Lombardy capital has hosted in its rooms the greatest protagonists of Italian and international culture.

The greatest writers, of course, but also Giuseppe Verdi, Maria Callas, Caruso, Luchino Visconti and Giorgio Strehler. Literature, music, cinema and theater, in short.

But also art: here was Tamara de Lempicka, who on the Grand Hotel’s letterhead wrote his letters to dear friend Gabriele D’Annunzio.

Linthwaite House Hotel, Bowness-on-Windermere

A unique access door to discover the beauty of the English Lake District and its very close connection with the poetry of the early nineteenth century.

From here, you can immerse yourself in the luxuriant nature that inspired William Wordsworth’s writings and even visit the houses where he stayed: like Dove Cottage,

now home to the Wordsworth Trust, which hosts meetings, insights and events each month in honor of the great poet.

The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh

A magical hotel. And not just for the beauty of its rooms. In Room 552, writer J. K. Rowling wrote the final word on the original manuscript of Harry Potter and the

Deathly Hallows, the concluding chapter of his fortunate literary saga. The hotel mascot, in turn, is just an owl. A pure coincidence?

Brown’s Hotel, London

The five-star London jewel of Rocco Forte Hotels hosted Rudyard Kipling during the writing of his most famous novel, The Jungle Book.

And so the hotel’s presidential suite was dedicated to the British Nobel Prize, with a letter written by the author himself during one of his many stays at Brown’s.

Cherry on the cake? Those traveling with children will then receive a copy of the story of Mowgli, Balù & co.

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Verizon Yahoo! and delete ‘swears’ of Oath

The merger between AOL and Yahoo! will create Oath, by which Verizon aims to challenge the dominance in Google searches and that in Facebook video content.

The future society will be open during the summer and the certainty is that there will be Marissa Meyer

yahoo-oath

The news was in the air and in the last hour came the official Yahoo! disappears from the digital world and in its place there will Oath. The new company will be

composed of the divisions of the first web company in history and content produced by AOL, the two former protagonists of the Internet passed in the last two years under

the auspices of Verizon.

The latter is the largest US wireless telecommunications provider in the space of twelve months has shelled out $ 13.2 billion for the acquisition of AOL (4.4 billion)

and Yahoo !, whose 4-digit, 83 billion dollars could get a discount at the photo finish due to the discovery of the violations suffered by the user account. An

important factor, that because of the strategic services of the Sunnyvale company’s own Yahoo! Mail, one of the most important channels along with Yahoo! Finance and

Yahoo! Sports, which attract a number of users exceeded one billion.

The major expense and future merger between the two services (which apparently should continue to operate independently, however, following a common path) is the move

with which Verizon hopes to create a digital giant capable of challenging the titans like Google and Facebook, absolute leader in research and fruition of video content

(and therefore revenue generated by advertisers).

A Verizon spokesman warned reporters that “will be one of the most groundbreaking companies in the digital arena.”

high ambition, complex and incomprehensible for now, because Oath will open only in summer. To confirm the new structure and the timing was the tweet Tim Armstrong, head

of AOL, who posted an eloquent message: “Consumers Billion +, 20+ Brands, Unstoppable Team. #TakeTheOath. Summer 2017 “.

It is no coincidence that the announcement has come from Armstrong, deputy to stay in the room of the Oath buttons, in contrast to Marissa Meyer, current CEO of Yahoo !,

which instead will be thrown out after failing the mission of revival. Losing your job is not however a tragedy for the female engineer, former Google executive, who

will receive a settlement of about $ 23 million.

Beyond the puns with the new company name (in English means oath swearing), Verizon is now awaiting the go ahead by the US authorities to close the acquisition of Yahoo

!.

That will no longer exist because even Yahoo! Japan and 15% stake in Alibaba while not flowing into Verizon will change destination, migrating Altaba.

Crete

Greece, Crete

Exceptional Venetian Construction, Built In 15Th Century, Considered Like A Piece Of Art.

Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, 10 persons, Pool, Garden, WiFi

Luxury detached house, classified by historical monuments in the hills of the village of Maroulas. A luxury house inspired freshness, peace

and tranquility just 3 km from the beaches and just minutes from the beautiful city of Rethymnon.

A restored home, 540sq meters, on a mountainside with a sea view from the terrace is in a typical village of 400 inhabitants. Your host

will welcome you with great care and will be your best guide to help you discover this magical island.

He will be happy to guide you on the right corner taverns, nightlife and excursions. Built in the 14th century, the house is a beautiful

example of restoration, it can accommodate up to 10 people, hot or cold, it is available for rental throughout the year. Benefits include a

swimming pool, Hot tub, housekeeper, and many more!

The villa was restored in 1991 and kept the Venetian charm with modern. The interior is artistically designed and does not prevent

modern comfort. A guide will meet you and escort you to the villa upon arrival.

Lifestyle

The new statue of Cristiano Ronaldo, too bad to be true

The island of Madeira has decided to rename its airport with the player’s name. All went well, until it was not revealed the disturbing bronze bust dedicated to CR7

For Madeira (o Madera, to put Italian) Cristiano Ronaldo is practically a semi-god. In the city of Funchal, the island’s largest, the famous footballer has taken its first steps, and more recently has opened a luxury hotel of the Pestana chain CR7, as well as a new museum dedicated to his sporting achievements. So the local government has decided to further pay tribute by renaming the island’s airport with his name.

A nice gesture, crowned by a press conference with the same Cristiano Ronaldo was present along with Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa and Prime Minister Antonio Costa. In a speech of congratulations and a statement of pride, everything went smoothly, until the time when she was unveiled: the bronze statue in the likeness of the handsome footballer. Objectively too bad to be true.

It will be for those eyes too close, for that creepy smile, or maybe just for questionable similarity: the fact is that the bust in question, made by the artist Emanuel Santos, sparked the irony of the web, which responded to shots of photomontages and meme.

Some even called into question the good old Cape of Art Attack, the speaker bust of the famous children’s program. The author, in an interview with Globo Esporte, defended himself saying that the same Ronaldo has approved the statue and that basically “not even Jesus loved at all.” Matter of taste, then? Absolutely. But it finds it hard to believe that a lover of aesthetics as CR7 can (honestly) meet again in this funny statue.

Mykonos

If you are looking for a luxury villa that you will fall in love with, then Eros will be your ideal match.

This idyllic property close to Mykonos occupies a dream location above the radiant waters of Agios Lazaros Bay.

Its pristine white walls and romantic stonework marry effortlessly. Its spacious rooms are devoted solely to your pleasure. Dive into the tender embrace of your infinity pool or cast an adoring look over the Aegean Sea from the terrace.

This delightful villa will be at the heart of blissful days under the Greek sun.

Here in the exclusive Agios Lazaros district of Mykonos, you’ll find the perfect partner for an unforgettable Greek vacation. Eros brings you luxury laced with charm.

From your stone clad terrace, dotted with inviting sun loungers you can gaze out over the Aegean. Under the protection of a shady gazebo you can lose yourself in a novel or drink in the sensational views.

In the arms of the dazzling, azure pool you’ll feel at one with the shimmering sea which stretches out before you.

Eros is a lovingly updated, traditional Greek villa. Its whitewashed walls help deflect the heat of high summer. Its cool, calm interior rests under a canopy of traditional wooden beams.

Here, you can escape the heat and lounge on a comfortable designer sofa before heading through the elegant archway for dinner. The villa boasts two kitchens, one more formal, one next to the lower level staff quarters.

The deep blue Aegean Sea will be your everlasting companion at Eros.

The villa’s luxurious air-conditioned bedrooms make the most of this with panoramic views across the bay. From these clean, bright rooms you can throw open the terrace doors and feel the sea breeze and warmth of the sun.

Two of the rooms are en-suite while two more share a spacious bathroom. The fifth bedroom doubles up as staff quarters or as an idyllic hideaway for the kids.

On the very edge of the Aegean Sea, Eros will be your base for days in the sun and on the sand. A short drive takes you to Psarou beach. Its slender stretch of white sands is a little more exclusive than its neighbors but still bustles with life.

Wooden loungers and beach parasols create a vivid mosaic backed by restaurants and tavernas. A little further afield you can wander the maze of streets in Mykonos Town, watched over by the island’s iconic windmills.

Lifestyle

Emanuele Ferrari is the only Italian among the most influential photographers online

The artist from Milan is the only Italian in the top 100 of the most popular photographers in eleventh place on the Web

GQ is particularly pleased for Emanuele Ferrari. The Milanese photographer working with us for a long time, especially for the site.

Knowing then that is among the international photographers the only Italian in the top 100 of the most influential on the web we immediately driven to ask a selection of his photos to be published for our readers.
The ranking based at WIP (Web Popularity Index) which uses an algorithm that takes into account three factors: visibility, interaction with users and external references.
Applied only to the world of photography are thus emerged the 100 most followed online photographers. Among these one Italian, Emanuele Ferrari, of course, which boasts what is more significant eleventh place in a ranking dominated by the United States, as many as 41, which is headed by Brandon Stanton, ranked fourth a photographer of Peruvian caliber Mario Testino and eighth Terry Richardson, after Steve McCurry.

“It was definitely a nice surprise each receive this alert,” said Emanuele hot Ferrari.

“Becoming part of the ranking of the 100 most important photographers of the web with the ‘giants’ is not a small thing every day … Being prepared on the basis of an index – WIP – an impartial ranking, which recognizes the great Ensure that – as always – I dedicate to the world of the web and social media, and constant interaction I have with my followers. ”

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To know her work:
www.emanueleferrari.it

Paros

How to get to Paros

 

An unforgettable destination for your summer is called Paros – Paros or – one of the largest and most beautiful islands of the Cyclades, in the Aegean Sea.
Fantastic beaches, great food, culture and lots of sun, this gives Paros. Yes, but how to reach the white island?

The plane is the fastest means of transport, although not the cheapest. Unfortunately there are no direct connections from Italy, so it is best to arrive by plane with a flight to Mykonos or Santorini. From here you can catch a ferry or hydrofoil that in a couple of hours will dock at the pier in Parikia, capital of Paros. In summer, however, these goals are very popular so you may find it not quite cheap; alternatively you can then catch a flight to Athens and from there leave for Parikia from Piraeus or Rafina.

Same thing for the ships, there are no direct connections, so you agree to reach Piraeus and take the ferry or hydrofoil.

Santorini

Santorini a paradise; here is when to go

blue sea, white houses and breathtaking sunsets. Here Santorini, the island of love

Santorini is the southernmost island of the Cyclades, known for its mild climate that allows tourists to begin to bathe in its clear waters already in mid-April. If in fact the question is when to visit this island, you know that from mid-April onwards (after Orthodox Easter), the island is already prey to tourists.

you may want to visit Santorini in late spring period in which the temperature is mild, the climate is very mild and the prices of the facilities are still not as high as in August for those who want to enjoy the island away from the summer crowds, . The island will satisfy any request, since it allows to carry out many activities such as hiking, boating or simply romantic walks among the characteristic vicoli.e

You should visit the Ancient Fira and its archaeological site of Akrotiri, as well as the Thera Prehistoric Museum and the Archaeological Museum. Fira is the capital of Santorini and it is a quaint little village in which stand out the classic white houses and the blue doors and windows. Fira is the place where the nightlife is more present, so it is worth visiting if you want to dance the night away.

Also not to be missed in Fira is the old port accessible by cable car, on the back of a mule or on foot via 587 steps. Oia is instead a highly suggestive locations. It is a village that lies on the edge of the Caldera and Oia is characterized by small alleys that intersect one another, shops, museums, small art galleries and the ruins of the Venetian fortress. Oia is a unique place of its kind, as it still tries to maintain its uniqueness, trying to escape the mass tourism.

Along the west coast, in the highest part of the cliff it stands the Imerovigli village. The location of the village so high, you can have a full view of the volcanoes. A Imerovigli the traditional houses are few compared to hotels and luxury facilities (basically prices of the structures are high). Imerovigli is 3 km from the capital Fira.

Santorini is also famous for its beaches, among which definitely stands out the Red Beach. It is a beach of red sand that is located in the southwest of the island. The typical red color of the sand, is its volcanic origin; But it is worth saying that the beach is quite small and therefore often horsebackriding.

Santorini is therefore a destination that can cater for every need, whether you opt for a relaxing holiday, for a fun-filled. The climate, the atmosphere, the sea and the sky of Santorini will offer a unique holiday of its kind.

Patmos

Greece out of season: spring on the island of Patmos

The rites and traditions of the Orthodox Easter, which begins on April 29. Oleanders in bloom, beaches without crowds, perfect weather for hiking: this is the best season to discover the island of the Dodecanese, one of the most mystical and enchanting Aegean

Mary Tatsos
With eight parishes, several monasteries and less than three thousand inhabitants, the Greek island of Patmos has deservedly won the title of “Jerusalem of the Mediterranean”. The best time to enjoy this atmosphere full of spirituality is the Easter week, with its evocative rituals and the divine flavors of Greek cuisine. It is not too late: archived the Catholic Easter, Orthodox arrives later this year. To be precise, Sunday, May 1. A unique opportunity to organize a holiday out of season, between oleanders in bloom and beaches without the crowds. Here are five tips for enjoying the best of the island.
Try to get there in time for Holy Thursday (April 29). At 10.30 a procession of monks is set in motion by the monastery of St. John and slide to the central square of Chora, the medieval village perched on the hill (both UNESCO sites). Here the abbot performs the ritual of the washing of feet, the Niptiras, which for the Orthodox is held only on Patmos and in Jerusalem. On Good Friday, the Epitafio – a wooden structure decorated with flowers with a picture of the dead Christ – is carried in procession through the streets of Chora. Mass of Easter, are received into the church painted eggs red, with which children and adults engage in “battles” of resistance, until the last egg. In Skala, on Easter Sunday, the town organizes a popular street festival, with dancing and traditional food. For those who can stop, the Tuesday after Easter, the Vespers of Love (Esperinos tis Agapis) at the monastery of St. John the Gospel is read in seven languages ​​is a really wonderful time.

It is the only sandy beach of the island. It is reached by boat from Skala, the main port of the island. Alternatively, you can walk from Diakofti, but requires a walk of at least half an hour. Never mind: this season does not suffer from the heat.
There is a network of eight well-marked trails on the island. Available to everyone, the Aporthianos mule is also a cultural experience. It starts from Chora, passing by the beautiful windmills in the sixteenth century stone and drops down to Skala. Breathtaking views of the sea and vegetation in spring is lush and dotted with flowers.
By boat from Skala you can plan a trip to the nearby islands of Arki, Marathi and Lipsi. At Marathi you can stop to sleep by Pantelis. Arki to the Trypas tavern offers local roast goat and fresh fish.
5 Getting lost among the old houses of Chora
The ancient village of Chora is considered by many the most charming Aegean town. It’s magical to get lost in the maze of alleys wedged between the white facades of the houses clinging to the foot of the fortress that surrounds the monastery of St. John. To enjoy the atmosphere you can stop in one of the cafes in the square of Agia Levia Stoa is renowned for the best in the Dodecanese cocktails. For a gourmet stop is the Benetos restaurant, just outside Skala.

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Mykonos: food guide to the island’s most famous Cycladic

Among the most typical fish is cooked red mullet in a pan with tomato, race served with garlic mashed potatoes and grilled octopus. In some Greek islands, and one of them is Mykonos, the freshly caught octopus, whole or after separating the tentacles, is put to “bake” in the sun for a day before being barbecued. It seems that this type of preparation, once used by fishermen to keep the octopus making dry for days, is the secret behind its soft flesh

Mykonos needs no introduction. Considered the most festive of the Cyclades islands, decades gay-friendly, it is also one of the most expensive destinations. The fact remains that can make everyone happy: those who want to get lost in deserted beaches contemplating the sunset, those who love to dance with the music blaring in clubs on the sea (see the famous Paradise and Super Paradise Beach), those who love to shop as it was in the city center. But we recommend Mykonos, preferably in low season, not only for its windmills and the spectacular succession of houses of 18th century Alefkantra neighborhood, or “Little Venice.” Here you can also go hunting for local products such as fresh cheese (not the usual feta!), Ancient spirits, sweet semolina and organic wine. And especially from the old port of Mykonos you can be reached in just 30 minutes Delos, one of the most historic landmarks in the world. Unesco heritage since 1990, the mythology has it that Leto, pregnant by Zeus, it is hidden here to deliver nothing less than the twins Apollo and Artemis. An origin that is all a program and that almost makes negligible the fact that at some point in history this small island of only 3.4 square kilometers has been free port, independent city-state and probably the most market of Greece.

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