Archive for the ‘Marche’ Category
Life is too short to drink mediocre wines. J. W. Goethe
The wine is a mixture of love and light. G. Galilei
The year 2011 was defined by the winemakers Year of Providence: low production and high quality. The harvest was anticipated throughout Italy for the climatic conditions that have characterized this long summer.
The phenological phases of grape-vine have been changed by high temperatures in April and May, leading to this early harvest.
The quality will be great for white wines: it is expected to decline by 5% and then a production of 44 million hectoliters, while for the red wines we will only know shortly.
The decline in the Centre-North is from 0 to -5%, while in the Center-South vary from -5% to -20%.
The most productive region is Veneto, with more than 8 million hectoliters.
The vineyard once again demonstrates its ability to adapt to climatic vagaries, unlike other agricultural crops that have been compromised.
We predict high-profile wines and this will help the positive trend in foreign sales (+11.9% in 2010), in fact in Italy it is produced the 17% of world production.
The first Sunday in November in Italy we will celebrate the birth of the new wine,”Vino novello”, a red wine produced in all regions of Italy, but mainly in the Veneto, Trentino Alto Adige and Tuscany. The “Vino novello”, very fresh and aromatic, is the first wine of the harvest just passed, which is celebrated throughout Italy, especially combined with chestnuts.
From 24th August 2011, after Rome, Florence, Otranto and other Italian turist destinations, Venice as well has introduced a tax for tourists.
The tourist tax to be paid varies depending on the following elements: the city where you stay, the type and site of the accommodation, the number of stars, the type and quality of the facilities provived by the accommodation chosen.
For example: in Venice tourists will be asked to pay just a few cents if they stay in a camping in the mainland, or up to 5 euros if they opt for a room in a 5-star hotel.
But if you stay in Venice for more than 5 days, your stay is free of charge from the sixth night.
The task of collecting the tribute has been given to the accommodations’ host: the tourist tax, in fact, has to be paid in place.
The rules concerning the maximum number of nights to be paid and the minimum and maximum amounts to be applied change from town to town.
However, the only thing that is the same in all the Italian cities with tourist tax is that children under the age of 10 are free of charge.
The first edition of the “Ice cream Festival” will be held in Piazza Pazienza in San Benedetto del Tronto (Marche region, Italy). The festival will last from July 29th to July 31st, from 18.00 to midnight.
There will be over 100 flavours to taste and the whole festival will be dedicated to the good Italian home-made ice cream. As for 2012, they are already thinking of the world’s longest ice-cream for the Guinness Book of Records.
From August 26th to August 29th, instead, the city will host the event “L’Antico e le Palme” (literally “The Old and The Palms”), under the patronage of the Municipality of San Benedetto del Tronto. It is an exhibition of antiques with an outdoor market.
This is an event that will allow antique dealers and collectors of antiquities to track down rare items of all kinds dating back to the period between 1600 and 1900.
Whitout any kind of time limit, instead, you can enjoy the crystal clear seaside: the city has been awarded a Blue Flag each year since 1999. The Blue Flag is an exclusive eco-label awarded by the FEE (Foundation for Environmental Education) to beaches and marinas in 21 countries across Europe. It is a symbol of high environmental standards as well as good sanitary and safety facilities at the beach/marina.
Book your holidays with Caffelletto: the San Benedetto del Tronto Centro Storico B&B offers five rooms with private bathroom, TV, safe and a nice terrace.