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2014-08-04 04:22:26

LONDON, August 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tired of staying in a small (in size, but not necessarily in price) hotel in the centre of a great European city? We certainly were, especially when travelling with more than two people, and more especially if these included children. We opted for staying in an apartment at the heart of Paris's St Germain a few years ago, and have never looked back! Admittedly the apartment was literally just around the corner from the tempting outdoor...

2014-07-22 12:26:16

MILAN, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcantara is previewing its 2015-2016 fall-and-winter collection of fashion materials at major shows in New York, Milan and Paris over the next three months. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140722/129334 With themes based on photo filters used on Instagram -- the popular photo-sharing social-media network -- the Alcantara collection will debut at Premiere Vision New York (July 22-23), Milano Unica (Sept. 9-11) and Premiere Vision Paris...

2014-05-13 12:28:51

ORVIETO, Italy and LOS ANGELES, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Orvieto4Ever, the Global Vision of Independence Day presented by EMG Dream Loud in conjunction with the Bianchini family, Mayor Toni Concina, and the City of Orvieto, Italy announced today that the second annual event will include performances by two time Grammy winner Kacey Musgraves in addition to a performance by two time Academy Award winner Kevin Costner and his band, Modern West. The Event will take place at the Piazza...

2014-04-23 16:21:13

MILAN, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcantara's "Kaleidoscope" exhibit at this year's Milan Design Week featured a unique display created by Nendo -- an award-winning Japanese design studio headed by Oki Sato. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140423/77743 Sato's Conic Vine display used layers of Alcantara material bonded with a thermo-compressing process to create the impression of rows of climbing plants in shades of dove grey and pastel. Alcantara first worked with Nendo...

2014-04-11 16:20:13

MILAN, Italy, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcantara was recently in the news at major fashion, design and new-car shows in China and Switzerland last month. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140411/DE03871 The iconic Italian brand's fashion materials were on display at Design Shanghai and at a special Alcantara fashion show and exhibit in Shanghai. Alcantara also was featured on a number of new cars shown at the recent Geneva Motor Show. Design Shanghai is a bi-annual...

2014-03-10 12:20:34

GENEVA, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lamborghini Huracan LP 610-4, introduced at this year's Geneva Motor Show, features material designed by Alcantara. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140310/DE79963-a Lamborghini's new Huracan offers seven customizable interior options jointly conceived by Lamborghini and Alcantara designers. Alcantara provides car makers with a unique combination of technical and functional performance features including durability, light weight, grip...

2014-03-05 12:25:20

Savoy, a leading African American lifestyle magazine announces their list of Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America available at SavoyNetwork.com and newsstands worldwide. ATLANTA, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Savoy Magazine announced their 2014 Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America in their 13(th) Anniversary Spring issue. The Savoy Top 100 is the definitive listing of African American executives, influencers and achievers impacting corporate...

2014-03-05 12:21:07

GENEVA, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ermini Automobili, an Italian producer of luxury hand-built cars, has chosen Alcantara to upholster the interiors of its new Seiottosei. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140305/DE77369 The Ermini Seiottosei made its world premiere at this year's Geneva Motor Show and is styled after the legendary Italian Barchetta-type sports cars of the 1950s. Only a limited number of the new Seiottosei will be manufactured. The Florentine brand turned to...

2014-01-22 16:20:25

DETROIT, Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A variety of car makers are showcasing Alcantara at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit (Jan. 13-26). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140122/DE50973 ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120309/DE67303LOGO ) The Porsche 911 Targa and Audi Allroad Shooting Brake concept car both are making their global debuts in Detroit, each with Alcantara materials. Porsche's limited edition 911 Targa, a modern...


Latest Geography of Italy Reference Libraries

Cavallo Romano della Maremma Laziale
2014-04-04 10:48:31

The Cavallo Romano della Maremma Laziale, translated in English as the Roman horse of the part of the Maremma that is in Lazio, is an ancient breed of horse that was developed in Italy, specifically in the Lazio region. It was recognized as an official breed in 2010, when it was found to be genetically distinct from the Maremmano, which it was once classified with. Studies found that these two breeds had a common genetic origin, but a difference in their amount of retained ancestral genes....

Tyrrhenian Sea
2013-04-18 22:17:09

The Tyrrhenian Sea is a portion of the Mediterranean Sea off of the western coast of Italy. This sea is bordered by Corsica and Sardinia to the west, Tuscany, Campania, Basilicata, Calabria, and Lazio towards the east, and Sicily towards the south. The maximum depth of the Tyrrhenian Sea is 12,418 feet. It is located near where the African and European tectonic plates meet; therefore mountain chains and active volcanoes for example, Mount Marsili, are found. The eight Aeolian Islands...

Ligurian Sea
2013-04-18 19:20:22

The Ligurian Sea is an arm off of the Mediterranean Sea, between the island of Corsica and the Italian Riviera. The Sea is most likely named after the ancient Ligures (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ligures) people. The bordering countries of this sea include Italy, Monaco, and France. Eastwards, the sea borders the Tyrrhenian Sea, while westwards, it borders the Mediterranean Sea proper. Genoa is the most well-known city within the area. The coast towards the north is noted for the beauty...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.