Exhibition: Botticelli at Frankfurt’s Städel Museum – November 31st 2009 / February 28th 2010

This is first exhibition on Sandro Botticelli to be held in a German-speaking area. From 31 November 2009 to 28 February 2010 the Städel Museum will host masterpieces of this great Renaissance master, thanks also to a contribution of the Italian National Tourism Agency and the Italian Cultural Institute of Frankfurt. The exhibition features works from various stages of the Botticelli’s life, after almost 500 years from his death in May1510. The show starts with the Museum collection’s main possession, the monumental “Idealized Portrait of a Lady” (c. 1480); the second section consists...
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TripAdvisor Recommends to Check Your Hotel Reviews and Take Advantage of the Owner Center

Florence historical train station Stazione Leopolda , now turned into a convention center, was the locale for the 2009 edition of the Buy Tourism Online Tradeshow (16-17 November). The B.T.O. is an Italian web 2.0 and online tourism tradeshow which central theme is TOURISM 2.0, the phenomenon that is radically changing the dynamics of supply and demand in the entire range of tourist accommodation. Many speakers introduced the various aspects of Web 2.0 and social networking in the hotel industry. One of the most interesting speeches was delivered by Roberto Frua of TripAdvisor©. The focal point...
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The Hand of Uruguay

In Brava beach in Punta del Este, Uruguay, you can find one of the most famous landmarks of the country:  ‘The Hand’. Four pieces of metal come out of the sand resembling a hand inviting you to come to see it. This sculpture made out of steel and cement was created during a competition in 1982. The creator of ‘The Hand’ is Mario Irarrazábal, originally from Chile; he also participated in other projects in Chile, Madrid, Italy and some countries of Africa. According to Mario, this artwork is creative, symbolic and familiar, representing humanity on earth and the development of life. The...
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Banke Hotel, Paris opens two restaurants: Restaurant Josefin and the LolaBar.

Located in the heart of Paris, and close to the Opera, Banke Hotel opens two new gastronomic venues:  Restaurant Josefin and the LolaBar. In the frame of their warm and private atmosphere, the flavor of Spain and the Mediterranean will be appreciated both in the prime ingredients employed by the chef and in the choice of furniture and materials that create a heterogeneous style. Banke Hotel Paris
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BEI Restaurant in Beijing

If you are going to Beijing we recommend you to visit the restaurant BEI, which is opened just recently.  In this restaurant the Asian food is not being prepared by somebody from Asia, what you will expect, but from a New Orleans-born New Yorker Max Levy.  He immigrated to Beijing because he fell in love with the Asian style and his obsession with Japanese cooking provides the framework for many of the dishes. Bei is located in the district of Chaoyang. The design of this restaurant, black and dark, is designed by the world renowned design team Neri & Hu; the whole look and feel of this restaurant...
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