From Sri Lanka to Japan, from Iceland to Cuba: the top 20 trips in 2016

Here you are the most sought after destinations and trends for the coming year

Highly popular destinations and more. Sri Lanka, Japan, from Iceland to Cuba: here are the most clicked and trendy destinations for next year according to Skyscanner. The study analyzes the places that had the largest increase in searches over the past three years. So in addition to the classic Ibiza, Tenerife, Athens and Mykonos, there are also Reykjavik, Eindhoven, Luqa and Zante. Do not you ever considered and now you’re sick of always going in the usual places for your vacation? Be inspired on a trip that will give you moments to remember.

And if you want a more in-depth guide, “World” Lonely Planet, will not disappoint. Each page a trip, with almost a thousand pages full of pictures, tips, practical information and insights: is the bible of the traveler. But we see in detail all goals of 2016.

Zakynthos, Greece. It is not difficult to imagine why this is one of the most popular: intense water destinations, which turn from emerald to turquoise bays and stunning coves, pristine cliffs, lush nature and sunsets that words can not describe.

Zakynthos is wild nature, but also history, culture, archeology. Every corner is to explore: better if you rent a car.

Corfu, Greece. Staying in Greece, Corfu is hugely popular especially in the last year. Here, you’ll find plenty to do and see and you will not have time to bore you with all sorts of activities, sports or cultural that they are. And then Greece, you know, does not disappoint even at the table: the Mediterranean cuisine for every palate and restaurants on the sea you can enjoy fresh fish freshly caught or a mild moussaka, souvlaki and saganaki and the inevitable tzatziki sauce.

Male, Maldives. It is one of the most incredible cities in the world. Among the smallest ever, the city is spread over an atoll of the Maldives only 2 square kilometers and tells an idea different from the one you normally have of this tropical paradise. Streets and alleys intersect drawing a thousand plots, houses and skyscrapers very close to each other characterize the landscape along with the chaotic bazaars. All around, the crazy sea and the other islands where nature reigns supreme and where you can head in search of a beach, because there are none in Malé.

Manila, Philippines. Old and new blend seamlessly into this multi-faceted city, capital of the Philippines. The Manila Cathedral and the church of San Agustin, in a beautiful Baroque, are Unesco World Heritage and are located inside the walled city, not to be missed. Among the ‘must see’, the Rizal Park and Fort Santiago.

Mykonos, Greece. Another Greek meta appreciated, especially by young people who like to have fun in discos and clubs. The windmills of this fantastic island of the Cyclades, a pulsing nightlife which knows no clock or calendar, its colors and its unspoiled nature, which is why the research of flights to the island are constantly growing.

Tokyo, Japan. You want to feel at the center of the world? Do you want to experience the feeling of being a little ant in the ordered chaos of a brisk and colorful metropolis? You’re in the right place. In Tokyo, the Japanese capital, you can only exercise the use of the five senses: enchanted temples and museums alongside blinding neon signs, quirky neighborhoods full of oddities, neighborhoods entirely dedicated to shopping, sumptuous Imperial Palaces and great sushi.

Menorca, Spain. Let’s move to Spain and let’s jump in Menorca, beautiful Balearic island that finally starts to show in spite of the two most famous sisters, Majorca and Ibiza. Perhaps this is why the interest in this dream paradise has increased exponentially in the past three years. Or maybe it will be for the sea that is second to none, and for being an open-air museum, which preserves its uniqueness in spite of the growing mass tourism. A place that deserves attention.

Havana, Cuba. Since it was declared the official embargo against Cuba by the United States, but already since he’s just started talking and to have a feeling that would happen, Havana showed a peak of more intense interest, although this is a destination that has always been required. Before the island becomes or will be, in some way, external influences, you have to start and take that authentic love of life that characterizes it, sly and clever; its dancing atmosphere; its stunning beaches and cigars and rum and so on and so forth. Some departures are not to be postponed.

Santorini, Greece. Immersed in the deep blue of a deep and fascinating Aegean Sea, in contrast to the dark volcanic rock of the island and with its white houses, gleaming in the sun, Santorini is a rare pearl of beauty that is gaining in prestige. The sunsets in Oia are a necessary step, but not neglecting Thira and Caldera views that you will enjoy from there not forget for the rest of your life. With its arches, porches, Catholic and Orthodox churches, staircases, squares and views breathtaking.

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Let’s move on the beautiful island Hispaniola, divided between the state of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. We remain in this last area because the capital Santo Domingo is a colonial city that maintains the charm of yesteryear. Increasingly sought after by anyone who follows the sun and warm all year round, with a tropical climate and a rich natural heritage, it is made not only of incredible beaches and lush vegetation, but also a highly respected wildlife.

Colombo, Sri Lanka. In Colombo, Sri Lanka, focus all cultures of the country and the city is an explosion of colors and voices, including markets and skyscrapers, which will captivate you. And, once left behind the Civil War, Colombo is showing many signs of progress. Starting with the improvements in the links. The Fort area brings together the major sites of historical interest, while at Pettah you can not miss the bazaars, boisterous and full of great deals on your souvenirs.

Luqa, Malta. Returning to Europe, and we make a stop in Malta. crossroads of various civilizations, all traceable in the beautiful city architecture, the Maltese archipelago consists of three islands, one more beautiful and knows how to surprise everyone with its beauty and excellent cuisine, which has taken the best from all influences of the Mediterranean.

Tenerife, Spain. The Canaries remain a dream for many: Tenerife is cliccatissima, with its sub-tropical vegetation which alternates with desert and lunar landscapes, spectacular beaches and a carnival that rivals that of Rio. It ‘a place where they find themselves or to disappear completely. Then if you decide at the last move you, let us know.

Ibiza, Spain. It is an evergreen, Ibiza, with its authentic beauty and its nightlife which knows no limits. But the island is also popular with those who want to enjoy the sun of the day and the natural and cultural beauty of the island: the Isla Bianca was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for the Punic necropolis, Phoenician remains of Sa Caleta , the natural reserve of Ses Salines, the fortified city of Dalt Vila.

Athens, Greece. A beautiful city that was the cradle of one of the greatest civilizations and continues to be the focus of the most recent news: Athens is a beating heart, in full political ferment, artistic and cultural.

Seville, Spain. The key words here are fiesta, tapas and flamenco. But the atmosphere is something that is hard to describe: Seville is one of those places you should experience, including a walk in the romantic area of ​​the Guadalquivir and a stop in the taverns. An ideal destination in every season of the year, Andalusia, in the list of the obligatory fan of the Iron Throne, is an area to mark the agenda.

Reykjavik, Iceland. Trend, trendy, young, explosive. Reykjavik is a city that in 2016 goes absolutely view, for its cosmopolitan spirit and its events.

Buenos Aires, Argentina. A city that knows how to get into the heart and stay there for long. For the warmth of its inhabitants, which they draw spontaneous smiles are loved and not alone. Definitely one of the favorite destinations among the countries of South America.

Eindhoven, Netherlands. Here we are in one of the town enjoying at the moment of maximum enthusiasm: Eindhoven is full of interesting places to visit, museums that tell ancient traditions, local to spend pleasant evenings and full of remarkable buildings from an architectural point of view. A city that, despite the cumbersome shadow of Amsterdam, has been able to make the most of its strengths (and air links) and has made tourism a resource.

Warsaw, Poland. Poland is undoubtedly a country that has learned to better manage his territory and Warsaw is right among the trendiest cities in the world. architectural development, the historical center of considerable interest, so much so that UNESCO Heritage, galleries and art centers, increasingly chic night life and different neighborhoods with different souls but all captivating.

Helmut Newton an unmissable exhibition in Venice

Helmut Newton an unmissable exhibition in Venice
More than 200 images of the master of photography, taken from his first three books, published in the late seventies

Will open on April 7 at the Casa dei Tre Oci in Venice the exhibition Helmut Newton. Photos. White Women / Sleepless Nights / Big Nudes that for the first time in the port city of San Marco more than 200 images of one of the most important and celebrated photographers of the twentieth century. The exhibition, curated by Matthias Harder and Denis Curti, organized by Civita Tre Venezie in cooperation with the Helmut Newton Foundation, is the result of a project launched in 2011 by the will of June Newton, widow of the great photographer.

The exhibition gathers images of White Women, Sleepless Nights and Big Nudes, the first three of Newton’s books published in the late ’70s, now considered legendary and unique volumes treated by the same Newton. In selecting the photographs, Newton puts in sequence, one beside the other, the shots made for patrons with those freely made for himself, building a narrative in which the search for style, the discovery of the elegant gesture underlying the existence a further reality, a story that is the viewer to interpret.

white Women
In White Women, published in 1976, Newton chose 81 images (42 in color and 39 in black and white), introducing for the first time nude and eroticism in fashion photography. In the balance between art and fashion, the shots are mostly female nudes, through which presented contemporary fashion.

Sleepless Nights
Are still women, their bodies and clothes, the protagonists of Sleepless Nights, published in 1978. In this case, however, Newton starts with a vision that transforms from fashion photo image portraits and reportage to portraits almost from the crime scene. It is a multi-volume retrospective that brings together 69 photographs (31 in color and 38 in black and white) made for several magazines (Vogue, among all) and that is what defines her style making it an icon of fashion photography. The subjects, usually half-naked models wearing orthopedic corsets, women, dress with leather saddles, as well as dummies for the most lovingly connected to real human beings, are educated systematically out of the studio, often in provocative attitudes, suggesting a use of fashion photography as a pretext to create something totally different and very personal.

Big Nudes
With this volume of 1981, Newton reached the title role in the history of the image of the late twentieth century.
The 39 shots of Big Nudes in black and white inaugurate a new dimension of human photograph: that of the giant who, by this time, enter in galleries and museums around the world. artist’s autobiography published in 2004, Newton explains how the naked full-length shot in studio with a medium format camera, which produced the life-size prints of Big Nudes, had been inspired by the popular posters from German police to search for belonging to the terrorist group RAF (Red Army Faction).

Casa dei Tre Oci
Foundations of the Zitelle,
43 30133 Giudecca – Venice
Daily 10:00 to 19:00; closed Tuesday
From 7 April to 7 August 2016

Playstation, Sony wants me to play the PS4 on the smartphone

From mobile content to the chance to play remotely. This is the console of the future?
Sony is planning to land in the world of video games on smartphones with the same titles that sell thousands of copies on Play Station. The Japanese giant has decided to open a new unit in its Asian division, calling ForwardWorks, which will develop and deploy applications and content for mobile devices. “The mobile market has grown to the point of undermining that of traditional video games. We are trying to create an opportunity to entice users to try games completely developed, whose strong point is the playability “said Masaki Tsukakoshi, spokesman for Sony gaming division to Bloomberg, which reported the anticipation. By the time the Tokyo move is restricted to Asia and the Japanese market, where Sony, strong of its 36 million users, aims to strengthen its presence, trying to woo those who are leaving the game on console preferring smartphones and tablets.
But, thinking in perspective, this ad could lead to a breakthrough that would change the entire gaming industry: being able to play the PS4 streaming directly from your phone. Imagine being able to start to play The Division on PlayStation Home, pause to get dressed and go out and continue the online game in post-apocalyptic New York in the game while you’re on the subway to go to work. A scenario that would change the entire scope of the console philosophy forward here from Sony – and Microsoft with the Xbox – based on two concepts: the console hardware upgrade is frozen as soon as they leave the market and constitute a separate system right. So far the system has worked great selling millions of pieces, but the advent of mobile devices may have given some problems from the parts of Tokyo and Redmond. Their spread and their sophistication has built a market on which games like Candy Crush or Clash of Clans are making a fortune. The isolation strategy is no longer the winner: Sony has put us the PS Vita, Microsoft, when he realized, he founded the revival in the mobile segment on the opposite concept, focusing on the gratuitousness of Windows 10 and its app for more possible people decide to have its products.
The first steps have moved in recent weeks: the first Sony announced the ability to play streaming video games on the PS4 PC and Mac, and the Xbox has decided to modify their code to give the opportunity to compare the millions the Xbox Live circuit players with those of Playstation Network demolishing the barrier between platforms. The next step is to transform PS4 and Xbox in a sort of hybrid between console and computer, modifiable, upgradeable, compatible with each other and open as possible by transforming what was previously a limitation into an advantage for all: for developers, who would more room to maneuver in the management of the game and for manufacturers who would do even more competitive.

Vinitaly. Most Italian wines sold in supermarkets

The wine back to be protagonist on supermarket shelves, where customers are increasingly looking for quality. Lambrusco from the Chianti, the 10 best-selling names

The appointment with the Vinitaly, the famous event dedicated to the wine world, is fast approaching. And so, looking forward to meet again in Verona 10 to 13 April, the research institute IRI has processed the data on market trends in the past year, decreeing that after several years of stalemate returns to grow the wine sold in the supermarkets. A total sales increase of 4%, with excellent results even for bottles DOCG, DOC and IGT, marking an increase of 1.9%. “These are advances that give hope for a more structural growth of the wine domestic market – said Giovanni Mantovani, Director General of VeronaFiere -. To underline the continuing rise in value sales, a sign that consumers are more mature: research and choose the quality. ”

Already, but for example wines Most bought by the Italians I am at this point with regard to the great distribution? Among the emerging stand the Passerina Marche, in advance of an impressive 34.2%, followed by Ripasso Valpolicella, Veneto, of course, and the Pecorino Marche and Abruzzo.

But the top 10 two red crown: the front volume dear old

1. Lambrusco, with its 12.7 million liters, while the value of what stands out the Chianti, taking home more than 60 million euro. Here are the top 10.
Lambrusco (Emilia Romagna) – 12,771,000 gallons / 44,286,000 euro.
2. Chianti (Tuscany) – 11,433,000 liters / 60.469 million to €
3. Chardonnay (International) – 8.241 million liters / 34,035,000 euro.
4. Montepulciano d’Abruzzo (Abruzzo) – 8.146 million liters / 29,297,000 euro.
5. Bonarda (Lombardy / Piedmont) – 7.652 million liters / 27.630000000 euro.
6. Barbera (Lombardy / Piedmont) – 7.632 million liters / 31,272,000 euro.
7. Nero d’Avola (Sicily) – 7.034 million liters / 27,571,000 euro.
8. Sangiovese (Tuscany / Emilia Romagna / Apulia) – 6.797 million liters / 23,241,000 euro.
9. Vermentino (Sardinia / Tuscany / Liguria) – 6.482 million liters / 37,252,000 euro.
10. Prosecco (Veneto / Friuli Venezia Giulia) – 5.392 million liters / 32,032,000 euro.

Pacquiao anti gay and too many VIPs homophobic

The Filipino boxer accused homosexuals of being worse than animals (but then apologizes) and enters the long list of stars opposed to gay marriages, lesbians, bisexual and trans

The theme on the rights to be granted to gay, lesbian and transgender inflames long public debate of so many countries, both culturally more open, is the other more conservative. So it happens occasionally that some more or less important person you will attract the quarter hour Popularity zeroing in on homosexuals. But then, in most cases, withdraw and claim to have been misunderstood, misused or even victim of a plot.

The last discordant note came from the mouth of Manny Pacquiao, the most famous boxer in the world along with rival Floyd Mayweather – faced in the match of the century – that in a television interview to a national channel was let go by bad comparisons between animals and homosexuals: “you see animals that mate with the same sex specimens? No, because it is a matter of common sense and if men are with other men and women with other women then they are worse than animals. ”

Threw the stone, came the immediate accusations against the Filipino champion, he idolized at home and in the running for a seat in the Senate in the Conservative party files (could not be otherwise, for that matter). In the first lesbian and gay line declared and well known to the Filipino public. The actor Vice Ganda has called on his followers on Twiter (exceeding 6.5 million) to pray for Pacquiao adding that “the Senate needs experienced people and not deaf prophets.” For the singer Aiza Seguerra, another popular face of the country, Pacquiao is a hypocrite who must be fought, while the Parliamentary Jose Maria Viceral reminded the boxer who even Pope Francis has condemned gay.

To close the triangle shown above has thought the same Pacquiao, who has chosen Instagram and Facebook to defend itself against accusations and support his vision: “I prefer to keep the commandments of the Lord than to yield to the desire of the flesh, so that those who behave wrong, as idolaters, adulterers and men who have sex with other men, will not enter the kingdom of God. I do not condemn anyone, but say only the truth that is contained in the Bible, “he wrote on social photo accompanying a ‘picture in which he appears with his wife. Then he returned to the topic by posting a video on his Facebook page, which doubles the apology while maintaining his position: “I apologize for hurting some people to whom I ask you to forgive me, because I do not condemn homosexuals although rest against marriage between the same sex as the Bible says. ”

As I said Pacquiao is not the first and certainly will not be the last to declare themselves anti gay and back again (in a manner all the more dubious). Everyone pulls to grind, so just to stay to the last few days is the newspaper that dusts off a long extract from the book “Oriana Fallaci interviews herself” to attack the bill Cirinnà on civil unions, while Fedez nominated for the victory of Diversity Media Awards (which reward active people against discrimination) recalls how 16 years would not see their good eye gay. A few weeks ago is rather the controversy Ornella Vanoni against the attitude held by the gay community; Commenting on the event pro civil unions and turning right to homosexuals, the singer who has pinned “so tanned it will be difficult to enforce your rights, parades in suits, and show that you are normal people, as is the norm that you seek.”

A few disinterested will then escaped the many Donald Trump anti gay curses, which US president candidate among Republicans is releasing all its talent toward minorities and homosexual communities. Few remember, perhaps, that the former occupant of the White House, Ronald Reagan was strongly opposed gay unions, with the latter defined as “unfortunate sick.” Another faithful exponent of the traditional view is Arnold Schwarzenegger, who as governor of California has celebrated two same-sex marriages (and has canceled many), however highlighting the “do not agree with this practice.” Speaking of actors, the list of no gay in Hollywood is long and includes big names and unexpected figures. An example is Chuck Norris, who in the past has been a spokesman for an association opposed to gay marriage, lesbian, bisexual and transsexual. Reason? Marriage is a sacred thing, and it consumes only between man and woman. Concepts shared by Denzel Washington, deep believer and attentive follower of the Christian faith after having grown up with an education of strong religious emphasis. On the same wavelength, for different reasons, there are also Jeremy Irons, Mel Gibson and 50 Cent. Familiar faces as the man of gaffes homegrown, born Carlo Tavecchio, between racist comments, anti-Jewish and anti-homosexual has always for all; in reference to sexual orientation from a former federal officer this was the reaction of the number one FIGC: “But is homosexual? I have nothing against, but keep it away from me. ”

Apart from the points of view and personal opinions, the only certainty is that with certain people it is quite useless to marry the concept that the more a person has an important place in society and greater should be the example given to others. And there is no country that is immune to the virus.

The most delicious dishes of Identity Greedy

What are the ingredients, techniques and trends in contemporary kitchens? The inspiration comes from the starry creations presented to Identity Greedy

The twelfth edition of Identity Greedy – packed international congress of cuisine and pastry copyright – photographed in a meticulous way the state of the arts of Italian and international gourmet cuisine. Anarchy (well calculated) in the kitchen. On the issue of freedom of the Force they have been proposed by the various protagonists innovative and creative dishes, a symbol of a kitchen devoid of prejudices, traditions, dullness and schemes. The chefs have highlighted the brilliance of their creations, playing without fear, but always with skill and great respect of the raw materials. Raw power. Even a simple ingredient such as pasta becomes more in the hands of the chef: is overcooked by Alessandro Negrini of The place of Almo and Nadia, pureed or even raw proposed by Cristina Bowerman, who left her 48-hour infusion, then jumped to seconds in the pan. A dish of raw food, which winks at Matthew Kenney, real guru of raw food, never been so fashionable (be prepared to use only drier and extractor in the future).

And speaking of pasta could not miss the innovative touch of David Scabin that Felicetti is the perfect balance – even color – including pesto crioconcentrato at -80 ° C, beet powder, polenta, burrata and cardoncelli mushrooms.

Meat without ifs and buts. Carlo Cracco cares of the new ‘enemy’ vegan bringing to the table raw venison paired with shaped ravioli stuffed quince button with arbutus, common chestnut and water, dust bay and salsify. And Massimo Bottura responds with “The German Tuscan-Emilian Apennines between a stew and a royale”, a Franco-Piedmontese hymn to the game and offal combined with civet sauce thick and glossy like chocolate icing. Desire to contamination. For starred Enrico Crippa, Chicco Cerea and Anthony Genovese Italian cuisine pays homage to the East, finding a unique balance in the creations and techniques that tell of travel and long stays in Asia. Genovese summarizes his experiences with abundance using Thai ingredients, Malaysian and South American (quinoa, peanuts, lemongrass, black salsify) combined with our own milk percora, as in the dish lettuce and peanuts. Get ready for an invasion pomelo, lemongrass, black salsify and garlic. The coffee revolution. Powder appears to be increasingly dominant in the kitchen in daring combinations: Moreno Cedroni combines it with the artichoke or konbucha, Davide Oldani horseradish and Porto solidified, Denny Imbroisi creates noodles recycling funds – dehydrated and rehydrated – then combined with cheek veal confit, chicory, cumin, sorrel and shizo. No, coffee is no longer the simple protagonist of a meal, but may become an important actor of intense, complicated dishes.

Eva Green, 5 things you do not know

On private passions, even a little ‘weird to fascinating’ kinship ‘
hypnotic and classic beauty look, Eva Green wins from the outset with a natural sensuality and an intense and emotionally overwhelming drama.
It’s been over ten years since his ‘baptism’ to the big screen with The Dreamers – The Dreamers, Bernardo Bertolucci’s controversial film in which the actress was crazy about Michael Pitt and Louis Garrel in the shoes of a young American student in Paris in ’68. And to think that her parents had advised against signing the contract, fearing a fate similar to that of Maria Schneider, memorable starring opposite Marlon Brando in Last Tango in Paris cult.
Born in Paris in 1980, he studied acting at the Saint Paul Drama School for three years, before reaching the Tisch School of Arts in New York where it is put to the test even in the directorial technique. Parents have the urge to face the acting career to make it more sociable and extroverted.
His “indecent beauty” according to the International criticism has opened the doors for a rich career opportunities and different roles, many of which share a certain erotic charge.
From the bond girl in Casino Royale all’ammaliante Sybil of Jerusalem in the film by Ridley Scott’s Crusades, until the cruel Ava Lord from Sin City, Eva Green has played different roles of femme fatale. His big blue eyes can be sweet and intriguing, but if necessary also dangerously threatening.
1. It has a twin sister
Eva Green is two minutes older twin sister Joy (Johanne), but they are heterozygous and therefore not identical. “Joy and I could not be more different – said the actress time ago – she never had any interest in acting, this thing has been positive for us because otherwise we would have been able to get very competitive. Before we fought often but now things are much better. Joy holds even all the newspaper clippings that speak to me. ” The twin sister in fact studied economics and now lives in Normandy with her husband, an Italian count.
2. Collect insects
Be longed has its advantages, but it does not leave much room for privacy. Fortunately Eva is madly in love with her border terrier Griffin, in an interview he jokingly called her “husband.” Besides the passion for four-legged friends, however, it is fond of animals in general. In fact, he also confessed to collecting insects, including a tarantula that caught herself.
3. You do not like to look on the big screen
People often think that the actors enter the world of entertainment for the narcissistic pleasure of watching themselves on screen, but in reality is not always so. “Perhaps it is a form of narcissism in the negative. I can not see me. For example, some of the actors when they turn a movie go straight to the monitor to check how a scene is coming. I can not do that and I should learn how to do it. Maybe one day, “he confessed.
4. He loves playing classical music
Eva Green studied piano and flute at school and she loves to play something classical music as soon as he gets the chance.
5. Does not the actress for money and his idol is Isabelle Ajani
Although no shortage of proposals for the blockbusters and the big-budget film, the actress has always accepted roles in several independent films. Just think of Franklyn, Cracks and Womb. “And ‘good for the soul to do these movies, I feel bad if I do something for money. I can not breathe. And I’m not proud of myself, “he told The Guardian in an interview in 2010. When he saw for the first time Adele H. – A Romance, Francois Truffaut’s 1975 film, was impressed by the protagonist Isabelle Ajani and realized that he devote his life to acting

Greedy identity. From tiramisu to vegetarian artichoke dessert coffee

Chefs Andrea Ribaldone, Loretta Fanella and Moreno Cedroni accepted the invitation of Lavazza to create new and amazing recipes with the most loved by Italians spice

It has just completed the 12th edition of the Congress Identity Greedy. Among the novelties of this year we followed Identity Coffee, cooking shows dedicated to the most loved by Italians spice promoted by Lavazza, leader in top gastronomy with the range of iTierra mixtures! Origins and committed to the respect for the environment and social in attention in its coffee origin countries.

Alll’evento participated along with other great masters of the kitchen, Andrea Ribaldone, Loretta Fanella and Moreno Cedroni (Madonnina del Pescatore in Senigallia). In common, besides the use of coffee, the more creative freedom associated with a large professional technique. Result: sweet and memorable savory dishes, each an expression of personality and genius for its author.

Andrea Ribaldone (I Due Buoi of Alexandria and now also in charge of the kitchen of the Hotel Bauer’s Palace in Venice), with special guest Marco Bernini (Fattoria La Cavarchella), cheese artist, has invented a vegetarian Tiramisu, which also will include today in the paper’s own restaurant in Alexandria.

Sweet in the mouth, it resembles in all respects to a normal tiramisu, but normal is not at all. Of course there is coffee, but obtained from an infusion of Arabica premium iTierra! with vermouth. The chocolate, however, that in the cocoa powder is diluted with water spreadable. But the taste of coffee of her tiramisu we find him as such even in wafers obtained with toasted potato peel. And the mascarpone. Since the Ribaldone dessert is vegetarian. Indeed, virtually vegan, instead of cheese chef has created a cream with celery, soy milk and jelly. final treat: a wooden cutting board and coffee organoid which serves dessert. How to accompany him? With a distillate of cocoa beans.

The Power of Freedom according to Andrea Ribaldone: “Do what I want! For this also I do not have a book of recipes. The kitchen changes as people change and the contamination between different cultures at the stove are the lifeblood “.

Loretta Fanella, former head pastry chef at Enoteca Pinchiorri in Florence, has accepted the invitation of Lavazza and together they interpreted the theme of Identity Greedy this year, La Forza della Libertà, with a “sweet fairy tale”, a dessert which entitled once upon a time … and her plate looks just like an image bucolic and fabulous, with three crisp colorful butterflies protagonists, for Fanella symbol of freedom. “Freedom is being able to fly, and it remained where and when you want.” In fact, the pastry is now working on his own, he makes the consultant, teaches and creates new desserts. In Once upon a time, for example, we have taken the liberty to approach the coffee in three different varieties of iTierra! with glaze of cherry, orange icing and chocolate. It has even taken the liberty of creating a tropical Cappuccino, with mango puree, passion fruit, pineapple and a biscuit soaked in tangerine juice. Seeing is believing.

Moreno Cedroni (Madonnina del Pescatore in Senigallia) already physically embodies the Force of Liberty and interprets it in each of his creations from the salty coffee ice cream. “I like to conceive dishes that make headlines and circulate ideas,” he says during a brief chat. So Identity Coffee displaces the audience with two new dessert: Tiramisu with a salty scallops and artichoke coffee. Free and creative ideas, implemented with the skill of a starry champion. In salty Tiramisu for example, instead of mascarpone mousse we are a sweet carrots with custard to whipped cream, brewed coffee inspired by a recipe of tea discovered during a trip to Vietnam and an addition of Thai sauce. Here contaminations are truly remarkable. And so they are significant in striking Artichoke coffee with sponge cake and ice cream to peanut. Ensure that these are dishes that fans talk about himself and circulate ideas.


You can adjust the music and talking with friends through a button that simulates a walkie-talkie, without picking up the phone
The winter and cold temperatures are the enemies of the smartphone and touchscreen. But believe it or spend a day on the ski slopes means giving up Facebook, Whatsapp and phone calls, a little ‘because it is too troublesome to take off the gloves and comb through the notifications, a little’ because the phone is impossible to pull off, buried under thousand layers of the ski suit. Who makes winter sports has tried using the smartwatch but the limited screen size and the small buttons continue to be a constraint, especially because of the gloves and the limited sensitivity of the fingers. Two US boys have tried to solve this problem with YodelUp, a wearable device that looks like a smartwatch, but is simply a remote control for the smartphone can control the music and, through the app Zello, work like a walkie talkie.
The device is worn directly over the gloves with an adjustable elastic band, just connect via Bluetooth to your smartphone and you’re done.
It does not have a screen but there is only the buttons to adjust the sound of your favorite music (play, pause and keys to scroll through the songs and to raise and lower the volume): the design is reminiscent of the rough and groping of old mobile phones than once: big, spring and easy to press (and hear) even with gloves. Side there is another button that simulates that of a walkie-talkie to talk to a friend who is on the slopes or in the heat of the shelter. Just download in advance Zello app on your smartphone to have real-time conversations using your phone’s data network.
Currently the device is at the center of a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds and reach stores by the beginning of the next winter season. The starting price of 100 Euros is not cheap but definitely costs less than other smart watches on the market or smart helmets that are still in the design phase

Rotterdam, a city in great shape

Rotterdam is one of the top destinations of 2016: floating forests on the water, shipyards transformed into cultural platforms, coffee factories become creative workshops and many international exhibitions that tell contemporary trends.
Whether you come by land or sea, the future is already there, before our eyes. With the giant steel roof and wood of the new train station or the futuristic building on the Meuse, not far from the largest port in Europe, Rotterdam immediately reveals its modern soul. Heavily bombed during the Second World War, the city has replaced with innovative works of superstars the romantic canals and in typical Dutch brick houses.

On March 16, in National Tree Day, the collective Mothership, inspiratosi to works by the artist Jorge Bakker, will inaugurate its Bobbing Forest, the first floating forest in the world: an installation of 20 trees planted on a platform floating on the water the Riknhaven. To see the Wilhelminapier the pier symbol of European immigration in the United States, one of the Art Rotterdam headquarters in mid-February, on which now stand skyscrapers signed by Renzo Piano, Sir Norman Foster, Alvaro Siza and Rem Koolhaas. A true Manhattan on the Maas, connected to the city by the spectacular Erasmusbrug, the bridge supported by 40 steel cables. Among the buildings stands out the newcomer, De Rotterdam: designed by Rem Koolhaas as a vertical city, consists of three towers connected air, where they find office space, apartments, restaurants, shops. Inside there is also the ultrascenografico Nhow Rotterdam, opened a couple of years ago by the Spanish chain (this is the third hotel, after Milan and Berlin): glass facade and metal, concrete interiors, embellished with golden accents and works by local artists.
A few steps away, the Nederlands Fotomuseum is Ulay, specialist of the Polaroids, which celebrates the artist active in the seventies, long close friend and companion of Marina Abramović. The museum is in Las Palmas, former shipyard transformed by Benthem Crouwel Architects in an effervescent cultural space. Inside, you book a table at Las Palmas, the Herman den Blijker restaurant, renowned chef of TV programs, oysters, lobsters and fish cooked with creativity. Not far there Pincoffs, boutique hotel with 17 rooms. Two former journalists, Edwin van der Meijde and his wife Karen Hamerlynck, have renovated the building of the customs duties, which dates back to 1879, combining historic features and design.
It has yet to Rem Koolhaas the last citizen debut, Timmerhuis, just opened in the center. The building, from the revolutionary modular shape that resembles the pixels of the screens, is the new home of the town hall and the Museum Rotterdam, with over 100,000 objects tells the city. To stay on the subject, the museum district is the third pole invested by the fair events. Do not miss the prestigious Boijmans Van Beuningen, entitled to collectors who regalarono their heritage to the city. Among the oldest of the Netherlands, exhibits paintings by Brueghel, Rembrandt, Monet, Van Gogh, but also works by Eliasson and Cattelan. At the fair you visit Vocabolar of Solitude, 45 large-size reproductions of clowns, the Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone. The art tour also includes the iconic Kunsthal, designed by Rem Koolhaas at the end of the eighties and reopened after careful restoration in February 2014. In Rotterdam architecture infects even shopping.
Among the new entries, the Markthal, the largest covered market in the Netherlands, designed by MVRDV Architects. Its spectacular horseshoe-shaped, 40 meters high and decorated inside by the colorful mural by Arno Conen and Iris Roskam, dominates food stalls, shops and restaurants. But the surprises are the apartments built in the huge arches. For art and design shop it goes from Groos, concept store that offers only products created in Rotterdam. The name comes from a forgotten word meaning “pride”: the one for the bustling town fertility.