BOLZANO WORLD'S OLDEST CABLE CAR

 

 

On Sunday, 29th June, the town of Bolzano in the Trentino-Alto Adige region, celebrates the centenary of the Colle (or Kohlern) cable car, inaugurated on the 29th June 1908. The Colle cable car is the oldest in the world by a month. Switzerland, in fact, completed the Wetterhorn-Aufzug cable car ¿½ the world’s number 2 ¿½ on the 27th July 1908. The Colle cable car has been completely renovated and is now equipped with gondolas for 20 passengers. An attractive programme of musical, folkloristic and gastronomic events will mark the event.

For information: Azienda di Soggiorno e Turismo, Bolzano:

Tel. 0039 (0) 471/307000

www.bolzano-bozen.it        info@bolzano-bozen.it

08 Jun 2008

CATANIA COAST SUMMER NIGHTS

 

The seaside resorts on the Catania coast in Sicily have launched a summer programme of sunset-to-dawn entertainment to attract fun-seeking night owls, including dancing by moonlight and beachfront sunrise breakfasts.

 

01 Jun 2008 More

NEW BRIDGE FOR VENICE

  

Venice’s public works councillor has announced plan to convert one of its most important bridges, the Ponte dell’Accademia, into a permanent structure. The present bridge is made of wood with iron supports and was only intended to be temporary, when it was first set up in 1933.

The Ponte dell’Accademia is situated outside the celebrated Accademia Gallery and is a popular viewing spot for tourists and photographers.

28 May 2008 More

PINTORICCHIO SHOW A HIT

 

A major exhibition of the works of 15th century Umbria artist Pintoricchio, marking the 550 th anniversary of his birth, is proving to be one of the most popular exhibitions in Italy this year.

21 May 2008 More

"MEDOLIVA" AREZZO

The best in olive oil will be on show at Arezzo (Tuscany) between the 17 th ¿½ 19 th May. The “Medoliva” Mediterranean Olive Fair is an international event with exhibitors from 16 counties participating,

16 May 2008 More

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