Thursday, February 24, 2011

Lake Como Properties For Sale! Start at $160,000 Euros

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Ossuccio House, Lake Como, Italy - €160000.00EUR2 Bedroom House located in a small hamlet. The property would benefit from a bit of restyling to become a very charming home...

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Reduced Price, Colonno Apartments, Lake Como - €165000.00EURSpecial offer on Bella Vista Colonno Apartments. Only 3 available at a discounted price. 1 and 2 bedroom apartments for sale with panoramic lake views....

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Colonno Panorama Apartment, Lake Como - €170000.00EUR2 bedroom 2 bath Apartment part of a restored village house. Lake Views and walking distance to local amenties. Open fire place, Roof Terrace & Balcony. Partially renovated. Recently reduced by 25,000 Euros

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Apartment, Carate Urio, Lake Como - €180000.00EURApartment for sale in Carate Urio nestled in a typical old lake building. A lovely one bedroom apartment. Facilities & the lake within walking distance. Balcony & Fresco ceiling....

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Castello Argegno Apartment, Lake Como - €215000.00EUR2 Bed Apartment, good recent renovation just above Argegno and within walking distance of the village.

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1 Bed Apartment Faggeto Lario Lake Como - €220000.00EUR1 Bedroom Apartment located on the eastern shores of Lake Como. A few steps from the Lido, restaurants and the lake shore

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Recently Renovated Apartment, Carate Urio, Lake Como - €220000.00EURRecently renovated 2 Bedroom Apartment with views of Lake Como. Located close to the lake & walking distance to facilities. Only 15 mins to Como City & 45 mins to Milan ...

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Recently Renovated Apartment, Carate Urio, Lake Como - €220000.00EUR2 Bedroom Lake Como Apartment for sale. Recently renovated and close to the lake with lake views. 15 mins from Como City & 45 mins from Milan...

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Regina Apartments, Sala Comacina, Lake Como - €225000.00EUR14 apartments 1 ,2 & 3 Bedrooms with shared pool. Terraces & Balconies, Lake Views and located close to the lake. Walking distance to local amenities on the western shores of Lake Como.

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Florence Great Art!

Great art, in particular art from the Renaissance, is one of the chief reasons that tourists visit Florence. Some of history's most famous artists and some of the art world's greatest masterpieces are located in Florence. If you're visiting Florence for art, these are the artists that you don't want to miss.

The great artist Michelangelo Buonarotti is well represented in Florence, with works in the Bargello and the Galleria dell'Accademia. Michelangelo's most famous masterpiece, his statue of David, is located in the Accademia, with copies of the original in front of the Palazzo Vecchio as well as in Piazzale Michelangelo, a large square that provides a panorama of the city.

Italy Cooking Regions

Southern Italy is a land of contrasts; on the one hand it is the poorest section of Italy, and in the past much of the population subsisted on an almost exclusively vegetarian diet, eating greens and bread or pasta. On other, the nobility was extraordinarily wealthy, enjoying a rich and extremely refined diet.

With respect to Northern and Central Italy there is greater use of dried pasta (as opposed to egg pasta), though people also enjoy vegetable based soups, and entrees, many of which also include fish. In terms of meat, though there are cattle, historically the South is known for shepherding, and lamb and kid play a much more important role in the diet than they do in much of the north. Fish also contribute strongly, and indeed in many coastal areas dominate.

The growing season is much longer, and hotter in the South; among the most popular summer vegetables are tomatoes (many of which go into red sauces) and eggplant, whereas in the winter months broccoli raab and cauliflower come to the fore.

Southern cheeses are also worth mentioning; they tend to be firm, for example caciocavallo and provolone, though there is a wonderful exception: Mozzarella.

Finally, Southern desserts tend to be much more opulent than those made further north.