ZOAGLI EXPERIENCE

Zoagli Experience Zoagli means sun, sea, green hills, paths between stone-walls, and a place where colours and scents change along with the seasons. Set in the centre of the Tigullio Bay, right in front of Portofino, Zoagli lies between the green hills and the rocks that dip suddenly into the sea. The town leans on a wide beach from where the Sea Promenade starts. Stretching among rocks and calette (small roads), it will take you to discover the landscape of the whole Bay, to touch the sea, and to taste its perfumes and sounds. History Zoagli is a millenary town: it was a prehistoric “castellaro” village, then a Roman Statio, indicated as “ad solaria” on the Peutingerian Table. In the centuries to come, first it was a Fieschi’s feud, and then it went under the domination of the Republic of Genoa, sharing its fortune. In 1500, when Saracen pirates often sacked Ligurian coasts, two towers were built in order to defend the town, and they still dominate the central beach as they did in the past. They are the symbol of Zoagli, and they are reproduced on the town’s coat of arms on a yellow and blue background. These in fact are the colours of the two major local confraternities’ symbol: blue for the seamen, and yellow for the weavers. A well-known destination for international tourism since the 19th century, it welcomed many illustrious visitors such as Nietzsche, Kandinskji, Tosi, Sem Benelli, Ezra Pound. Paths and tracks Zoagli is linked to its numerous hamlets and small villages on the hills, made of just a few houses, by a tight...

Linares Experience

Linares Experience Start your day visiting the Tourist Information Office, located in El Pósito Linares, where you can obtain information about places to visit in the city. El Pósito is an old building from the 18th century where you will discover the essence of Linares. The Interpretation Centre gathers the whole history and heritage of the city. Mining, bullfighting and flamenco have a special place, showing, in a spectacular way, our main representatives of talent and artistic creativity. Moreover, El Pósito also holds an exhibition space devoted to Raphael, a recognition of the most international artist for a whole life on the stages. Once you’ve finished your visit at the museum, your next aim will be to learn about the bullfighting heritage of Linares. But first, you should walk around the shopping area and discover some of the most significant architectural monuments of the city. The second part of the experience will be St María’s Church, the main temple of the city. It was gothic at the beginning but later it embraced the Renaissance style over the centuries. Andrés de Vandelvira, a famous Spanish stonemason and Renaissance architect, participated in its construction. The main altarpiece of the temple, from the early 16th century, has a plateresque style. It is composed of twenty two panels –with Flemish origin and Italian inspiration–, dedicated to the lives of St Pelagius and the Virgin of Linarejos. The octagonal tower and the large open space in front of the temple stand out. After it, we will continue to the City Hall square. During the 16th and 17th centuries, it was known as “El Llano”...

Tervete Experience

Tērvete Nature Park Experience Tērvete Nature Park is the largest fairytale land in Northern Europe covering more than 1 200 hectares of forested hills full of stories and miracles. Strolling along the scenic hiking trails, visitors will be taken to a number of different thematic sites, inhabited by fairytale characters. Both the length of the walk and the time spent for active recreation may be planned to suit the preferences and physical fitness of all Park visitors. The total length of the trails reaches 35 kilometres. The infrastructure is suited for hikers, cyclists, Nordic walkers, people with special needs and families with baby prams. A miraculous recreation for all generations! Enjoy time by Tērvete Reservoir – a picturesque 70-hectare large lake. There are camping cabins and tent sites, sports fields and picnic areas for those wishing to spend a night in the Park. Tērvete Reservoir can be proud not only of its fish of award-winning sizes, carps and pikes, but also of flocks of birds that have chosen the Reservoir as their place of dwelling or use it as a migration point. There is a special bird-watching tower for bird enthusiasts. Go to an adventure in Skyways of Lucky Land – a trail several metres above the ground made of ropes and wood. There are tracks of different levels of difficulty four to ten metres above the ground. The activity is intended for pre-school and school-age children, and youth, however, grown-ups are also encouraged to take part. A Swiss-designed roll-on/roll-off continuous belay system is used in the rope trails, ensuring safety from the start to the finish preventing any...

Carlingford Experience

Carlingford Experience Carlingford & The Cooley Peninsula is Irelands 2008 European Destination of Excellence and the area of myths and legends. There are many activities to enjoy in the town and around the peninsula from crab fishing for the children to golfing or angling for the adults. Other activities include adventure activities including laser combat, sailing, angling, painting workshops, golfing, cookery lessons, beauty treatments, horseriding, birdwatching, cycling (bicycle hire is available in the area), designer shopping and guided walking tours of the town which is a virtual outdoor museum of medieval Ireland. Walking on the spectacular Cooley mountains will take you strolling past the giant Fionn Mc Cumhaill who lies on the side of the stunning Slieve Foy mountain which is also home to the last leprechauns of Ireland who are now protected by the EU under the Habitats Directive for the Protection for Fauna Flora and Little People. The area has witnessed the building of Neolithic tombs such as the Proleek Dolmen and Clontygora Court Grave, the footsteps of Cuchulainn, the settlement of the Vikings, the fortification of the Normans in the medieval town of Carlingford, the laying of the Long Woman in her grave at Omeath. It has seen the grand opening and sad closure of the Great Northern Railway resulting in the purpose built railway town of Greenore. The new Greenway that was built along the railway line offers the continued and diversified use of our important heritage – all who’s signatures still remain. In the evening you will discover why the area has an excellent dining out reputation and there is live music and traditional...

Klaustur Who’s Who

KLAUSTUR ;  OFFICER PRESENTING THE DESTINATION Þorbjörg Jónsdóttir  COUNTRY Iceland  TYPE OF DESTINATION Countryside  NAME OF THE ORGANIZATION Visit Klaustur DESTINATION RESIDENT POPULUTION 0 – 1,999 NIGHTS SPENT BY TOURISTS (per year) 0 – 49,999  DISTANCE FROM THE MAIN URBAN CITY (KM) 250 km and Above  DISTANCE FROM THE MAIN AIRPORT (KM) 250 km and Above MARKET Families with older children 100% Families with young children 100% Mature couples 100% Groups of friends 100% Solo travellers 100% Young couples 100% Elderly people 100% MOST IMPORTANT TYPE OF TOURISM ACTIVITIES Adventure Cooking Walking Wilderness Gastronomy MOST IMPORTANT INTERNATIONAL MARKETS Germany Uk Netherlands ORGANIZATION  TYPE OF ORGANIZATION Non profit association of tourism businesses Up to 50,000 BUDGET FOR TOURISM DEVELOPMENT (Euro per year) MOST IMPORTANT MISSION OF THE ORGANIZATION Tourism infrastructure development Promotion activities/publications Training and education seminars for tourism professionals Tourism facilitation activities (reservations and bookings) Information services for...

CRISPIANO WHO’S WHO

CRISPIANO ;  OFFICER PRESENTING THE DESTINATION Mayor Egidio Ippolito  COUNTRY Italy  TYPE OF DESTINATION City/Town/Historical town  NAME OF THE ORGANIZATION MUNICIPALITY OF CRISPIANO DESTINATION RESIDENT POPULUTION 10,000 – 19,999 NIGHTS SPENT BY TOURISTS (per year) 0 – 49,999  DISTANCE FROM THE MAIN URBAN CITY (KM) 0 – 19  DISTANCE FROM THE MAIN AIRPORT (KM) 60 – 99 MARKET Families with older children 10% Families with young children 10% Mature couples 40% Groups of friends 10% Solo travellers 20% Young couples 10% Elderly people 40% MOST IMPORTANT TYPE OF TOURISM ACTIVITIES Archaeology Cooking Cultural tours Cycling Horse riding MOST IMPORTANT INTERNATIONAL MARKETS Germany Italy Belgium ORGANIZATION  TYPE OF ORGANIZATION Municipality Up to 50,000 BUDGET FOR TOURISM DEVELOPMENT (Euro per year) MOST IMPORTANT MISSION OF THE ORGANIZATION Tourism infrastructure development Promotion activities/publications New tourism products/services...