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World Economic Forum: Top Stories – Nov 4, 2022

World Economic Forum – Stories of the Week November 4, 2022:

0:15 – This small airport is Europe’s largest outdoor music venue – The 20-hectare RCF Arena is located on the fringes of Reggio Emilia Airport, just outside Bologna in northern Italy.

01:38 – 7 tips to create a healthy remote working culture from this fully remote team – Tango is a software company with 30 team members working remotely. With all employees working remotely, they ask new hires to write a personal user manual with questions such as ‘how do you like to receive feedback’ and ‘what’s commonly misunderstood about you?’. They also suggest that each team member shares their thoughts on the week; they can celebrate each other, highlight customer feedback or just talk about something going on in their life. Here are some more of their tips for remote workers.

03:31 – This is India’s first solar powered village – Modhera in the state of Gujarat has round-the-clock solar energy with 12 hectares of land covered in solar panels.

04:31 – New Zealand’s parliament has more women than men – New Zealand now has 60 women lawmakers and 59 men in Parliament after Soraya Peke-Mason was recently sworn in as an MP.

The World Economic Forum is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business, cultural and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. We believe that progress happens by bringing together people from all walks of life who have the drive and the influence to make positive change.

Home Tours: Moltrasio Villa On Lake Como, Italy

A gem of late-nineteenth-century architecture, designed by architect Guido Sartirana, is currently for sale in Moltrasio, by the wonderful waters of Lake Como. This is a place that certainly needs no introduction, the undisputed pearl of the most beloved lake in Italy, one that has always been an elegant and exclusive destination thanks to its breathtaking views and its ancient noble homes surrounded by centuries-old gardens. In this dream setting, this villa for sale is in a unique position, directly overlooking the lake and surrounded by a private park measuring over 5,000 sqm. Directly by the lake, the property’s dockyard offers the exclusivity of reaching it by water in total privacy, aboard private boats. Built at the end of the 19th century on a project by a well-known Milanese architect, this villa is characterized by its richly decorated facade with Renaissance-style motifs, enriched by sloping wings and an extraordinarily panoramic corner tower. A huge terrace right in front of the lake, ideal for enjoying romantic drinks at sunset, leads us to the entrance on the ground floor, which is home to a spacious living area, made extraordinarily bright by big French windows. The terrace also leads to the lower level and to the beautiful pool area, to an outdoor kitchen and to the caretaker’s apartment. The main villa is flanked by two other buildings, a small castle and another independent house, located in the property’s grounds, which are an authentic haven of rest in which to enjoy the magical atmosphere of this place in the privacy of your own home.

City Views: A 360° Walking Tour Of Florence, Italy

Florence, Italian Firenze, is the capital of Firenze provincia (province) and Toscana (Tuscanyregione (region), central Italy. The city, located about 145 miles (230 km) northwest of Rome, is surrounded by gently rolling hills that are covered with villas and farms, vineyards, and orchards. Florence was founded as a Roman military colony about the 1st century BCE, and during its long history it has been a republic, a seat of the duchy of Tuscany, and a capital (1865–70) of Italy. During the 14th–16th century Florence achieved preeminence in commerce and finance, learning, and especially the arts.

Florence
Florence

The present glory of Florence is mainly its past. Indeed, its historic centre was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1982. The buildings there are works of art abounding in yet more works of art, and the splendours of the city are stamped with the personalities of the individuals who made them. The geniuses of Florence were backed by persons of towering wealth, and the city to this day gives testimony to their passions for religion, for art, for power, or for money. Among the most famous of the city’s cultural giants are Leonardo da VinciMichelangeloDanteMachiavelliGalileo, and its most-renowned rulers, generations of the Medici family.

Filmed in October 2022

Aerial Views: Autumn 2022 In The Italian Dolomites

The Dolomites, also known as the Dolomite Mountains, Dolomite Alps or Dolomitic Alps, are a mountain range located in northeastern Italy. They form part of the Southern Limestone Alps and extend from the River Adige in the west to the Piave Valley in the east.

Aerial Views: Milan, Italy

Milan is Italy’s city of the future, a fast-paced metropolis where money talks, creativity is big business and looking good is an art form.

Ruled by the Caesars, Napoléon, the Austro-Hungarians and Mussolini, Milan has an ancient and fascinating history. After the unification of Italy in 1861, it also became an important industrial and cultural centre – a title it still holds today. While it may not have the historic attractions of other Italian cities, it holds its own with art collections old and new, which mark the genius of old masters and provoke new conversations about where the world is headed. Prestigious nights at La Scala, an illustrious literary heritage and a vibrant music scene also do much to debunk the city’s workaholic image.

Alpine Views: Bolzano In South Tyrol, North Italy

Bolzano is a city in the South Tyrol province of north Italy, set in a valley amid hilly vineyards. It’s a gateway to the Dolomites mountain range in the Italian Alps. In the medieval city center, the South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology features the Neolithic mummy called Ötzi the Iceman. Nearby is the imposing 13th-century Mareccio Castle, and the Duomo di Bolzano cathedral with its Romanesque and Gothic architecture. 

Italy Views: A 36-Mile Bike Ride Around Lake Como

Lake Como, in Northern Italy’s Lombardy region, is an upscale resort area known for its dramatic scenery, set against the foothills of the Alps. The lake is shaped like an upside-down Y, with three slender branches that meet at the resort town of Bellagio.

Video timeline: 0:00 Intro and Map 1:25 Tremezzo 3:25 Villa Carlotta 4:32 Cadenabbia 6:07 Griante 14:07 Menaggio 22:08 Nobiallo 32:18 Acquaseria 34:03 Sant’Abbondio 36:19 Santa Maria 38:47 Santa Maria Rezzonico 40:02 Castello di Rezzonico 44:46 Prato 46:02 San Vito 50:36 Calozzo 53:46 Bellera 54:16 Musso 58:50 Dongo 1:04:32 San Gregorio 1:07:19 Gravedona ed Uniti 1:11:40 Domaso 1:18:07 Vercana 1:19:58 Cinque Case 1:23:27 Gera Lario 1:25:17 Sorico 1:30:30 Ponte del Passo 1:38:32 Adda River 1:40:26 Colico 2:05:45 Dorio 2:09:59 Corenno Plinio 2:11:42 Dervio 2:19:30 Bellano 2:29:35 Perledo 2:33:48 Varenna

At the bottom of the southwest branch lies the city of Como, home to Renaissance architecture and a funicular that travels up to the mountain town of Brunate.

Village Walks: Varenna On Lake Como, Northern Italy

Varenna is a very romantic and suggestive place, overlooking the waters of the Lario. In Lombardy, it is perhaps the most suitable destination if you want to treat yourself to an alternative weekend. Varenna, just over 700 inhabitants, is a village located in the province of Lecco, about 20 minutes from the city.

The beating heart of the village is its central square, overlooked by the Church of San Giorgio. The building, dating back to the thirteenth century, was built on the foundations of an ancient Roman temple and is a splendid example of medieval Lombard architecture. A few steps away, on the opposite side of the square, we can admire the Church of San Giovanni Battista, dating back to the 11th century. Both religious buildings preserve, inside them, precious frescoes and some pictorial fragments of ancient origins.

Classic Cars: 1934 Bugatti Type 59 Grand Prix Racer

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FROM THE MAGAZINE

Racing towards Villa d’Este in a rather royal Bugatti 59

One of the absolute stars of this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este will be the Bugatti 59 once owned by King Leopold III of Belgium. We met the remarkable car and its owner for a last shakedown in the Swiss Alps.

There is no doubt that this will be the star of the next Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, taking place on the shores of Lake Como from 20 to 22 May 2022. But what is it? The car before you is nothing less than the very first of the six Type 59 Bugatti Grand Prix cars, and the one that’s considered the most desirable of all, due to its remarkable race records, its captivating history, and its extraordinary condition. 

Driving Tours: Passo di Zambla In Northern Italy

A drive across the 1,264 meters high Passo di Zambla in the Lombardei region of Northern Italy. The drive starts in Lovere and ends in San Pellegrino Terme after a drive time of 1 Hour 49 Minutes.

San Pellegrino Terme is a town in the province of Bergamo, Italy. Located in the Val Brembana, it is the location of the well known beverage company San Pellegrino, where its carbonated mineral water drinks are produced.

Passo di Zambla from Ponte Nossa is a climb in the region Lombardy. It is 13.9km long and bridges 814 vertical meters with an average gradient of 5.8%, resulting in a difficulty score of 592. The top of the ascent is located at 1264 meters above sea level.