Ciak on Sicily: trip to the lighthouse of Salina, cinema of Lipari up to the taste of Trapani between sea magic, food and culture

Sicilia. Aeolian Islands. Ideal and real set for tourists and artists. The Sicilian archipelago made of sun, sea, wind and fire is one of the most exciting summer docks. Starting from Salina and its lighthouse of Capofaro, symbol of the island, still active, silent guardian of the cliff overlooking the islands of Stromboli and Panarea, which is reborn in this month of July with the opening to hospitality, thanks to the project of recovery and valorisation entrusted – through a national tender – to the Tasca d’Almerita , the historic Sicilian family, owners of the wine estate and of the Locanda & Malvasia that bears its name: in the spaces originally occupied by the guardian housing, today there are six new rooms and suites. Dizzying.

To disembark at Lipari , the largest of the seven islands-mountains, and immerse yourself in its ” Un Mare di Cinema ” which returns from Monday (23 July) to the 35th edition organized by the Centro Studi Eoliano with a tribute at 21.00 to Vittorio Taviani with the film “Kaos” partially shot on the island on the music performed live by maestro Carmelo Travia. And until July 31 presents appointments and clapperboard with the main purpose of contributing through the cinema to the dissemination of a culture that enhances the sea of ​​myth and the Aeolian territory making it known beauties and particularities.

BACK TO THE FARO DI SALINA overlooking the splendor of the Aeolian sea and its twin “volcanoes”, Didyme, which gave its name to the island in antiquity and today to the wine produced by the Tasca d’Almerita. The lighthouse tower is 12 meters high and its light is 56 meters above sea level with a nominal range of 18 miles (about 35 km) and is an example of industrial navigation archeology: the first official documents attesting to its existence they date back to 1882 when new lighting fixtures were used that came directly from Paris to a design by Henry Lepaute, a collaborator of Gustave Eiffel. Around the fifties, the lantern was moved to the position it now occupies.

In the wake of this enhancement project, the Micro Museum of the Sea and Malvasia was created, which tells, through a multimedia journey, the historical and cultural heritage that weaves the history of the island of Salina , its economic development based on the production of Malvasia delle Lipari and the development of the Marina through the lighthouses, which have always represented the strategic human settlement to protect the territory.

6 reasons to see Brighton at least once in a lifetime

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 04: The start of Brighton Pride Parade 2018 from Hove Lawns on August 4, 2018 in Brighton, England. (Photo by Tabatha Fireman/Redferns)

For the British it is London by the sea: a more relaxed marine version of the city, less than an hour by train from Victoria Station (and Gatwick). But the bright and proud Brighton there is not only the good retreat of Londoners fleeing from stress and so, focusing on the mix of youth, music and creativity, last year she managed to take home the title of the most hipster city of world.

What this could mean you will discover it only by walking through its crowded alleys, by day or by night. And even if you do not understand what it really means to be the most hipster city of all, Brighton will surprise you anyway. That’s how.

The festivals

The most famous is the Brighton Festival , held every year in May: the beauty of three weeks of music, theater, dance, circus, art, cinema, literature, debates, outdoor events, which since 1967 take place in various location between Brighton and Hove, including the Brighton Dome . And if a festival is not enough for you, here is the Brighton Fringe , a theatrical happening, which takes place more or less on the same days and is second in importance only to the Edinburgh Festival. Also in May (which is evidently one of the best times to visit Brighton) the Artists Open House s explodes in the city , a festival of contemporary art in the homes and studios of artists and The Great Escape, a music festival that sees 500 emerging artists from all over the world performing around the city.

The musical scene

The proximity to London makes itself felt: in Brighton it is easy to cross great stars passing through for some concerts. But the city is proud of its independent music scene, where they find space “indie” labels such as Acid House and clubs like Mono , with dj sets of electronic music that can last even 5 hours. To watch performances of local talent in a sort of famous (indie version), go to the Green Door , which is located under the Brighton station. When we say underground music.

Vienna is the most livable city in the world in 2018 (but in the Economist standings there is no place for Italy)

Aerial view over the rooftops of Vienna from the north tower of St. Stephen’s Cathedral including the cathedral’s famous ornately patterned, richly colored roof created by 230,000 glazed tiles, Austria

Vienna is the most livable city in the world in 2018. This is stated in the Global Liveability Index published annually by the Economist Intelligence Unit, according to which this year the Austrian capital has undermined Melbourne, which had the record in the last seven editions.

The ranking is based on a series of parameters including infrastructure, education, health services, and examines 150 cities worldwide each year. “In recent years, European cities have been hit by the increasingly widespread threat of terrorism – explain the experts who prepared the ranking – while now they seem to be back to normal”.

It was precisely the lowering of the terrorist threat, coupled with a low rate of criminality, that led to overtaking. There is no trace of Italian cities in the posts of excellence in the index. In reality, it also goes bad for the rest of Europe. in the top ten the only other European is Copenhagen. On the other hand, the worst city in terms of livability is Damascus, followed by Dhaka and the Nigerian capital Lagos.