Hotel Villa Rivoli, Nice, France – Silvija Travel Tips

The boutique Hotel Villa Rivoli, is located in the heart of the historical town center of Nice, France. It is 100 meters away from the beaches and the famous Promenade des Anglais with the Museum Massena. Only 3 min. walk away from the pedestrian shopping area and its numerous trendy bars and restaurants. The square Massena, leading to the old town of Nice with its flower market, quaint lanes and the opera is also close by. The beaches and the Promenade des Anglais are only 100 meters away from the Hotel Villa Rivoli. Also nearby is the enthralling Museum Massena, the pedestrian zone with its boutiques, restaurants and bars. The square Massena leading to the old town of Nice with its flower market, quaint lanes and opera is also not far away. Close by is the Central Railway Station in Nice. Not far away is the Russian church, the Museum of Beaux Arts where the old masters of Nice are exhibited.

The hotel was built around 1890 by the architect Monsieur Blanchi, born in Nice. He is renowned for his constructions of the Belle Epoque. The former Hotel “Pavillon de Rivoli” was built for a clientele “bourgoise” who came several months to stay during the winter time. A that period Nice was mostly know for its winter season and only few hotels had opened during the summer month.The “Belle Epoque” of the French Riviera. In 1888, Stephen Liegeard invents the name “French Riviera”. It becomes then the inescapable and popular meeting of the world elite, the winter, then the summer. It From these brilliant years, we still have testimonials to a life-style that will always remain an illustrious part of the Côte d’Azur’s heritage.

Nice is located between Cannes and Monaco, only 45 minutes away from Italy. It’s the heart of one of the most visited regions in the world : the Cote d’Azur or French Riviera. This central position is a majour asset for discovering the region through different aspects: gastronomy – art – nature – sport. Nice itself, offers a great choice of museums and galleries: Matisse, Chagall, Modern Art. The best known places to visite along the coast and in the hillside are within a radius of 60 miles at most from the Place Massena. The diversity of the mountain areas surrounding Nice is ideal for sports such as hiking, pony-trekking, mountain-biking, canyonning, para-gliding, golf, “via ferrata”, speleology, fishing .

Hotel Villa Rivoli  www.villa-rivoli.com

Hotel Villa Rivoli 10, rue de Rivoli, 06000, Nice, France Tel. +33 (0)4 93 88 80 25 Fax +33 (0)4 93 88 96 28

How to get to the Hotel Villa Rivoli by car: Promenade des Anglais, straight on, turn left before the Hotel Negresco into street Cronstadt, go straight on, 2nd on your right = Maréchal Joffre, take next on your right = Rue de Rivoli.

Train station: Cross the street, go into rue Berlioz always straight on = 10 min. walk

Nice’s Airport Shuttle bus from the airport : Please, take the bus number: 98 (terminal I and terminal II) in direction of city center, Go of stop: Gambetta, then walk along the Promenade des Anglais to the hotel Negresco, Beside the main entrance the rue de Rivoli starts: straight on, around 100 m, on your right: Pavillon de Rivoli, Nr. 10 rue de Rivoli.

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Reporter: Silvija Zalepugiene

Tai bent liūtis ! Flagstaff, Arizona – Silvija Travel Tips

Dar nematytas lietaus su ledais pliūpsnis iš dangaus ! Tiesiog per keletą minučių karšta vasaros diena pavirto vos ne Kalėdomis. Pažliugęs sniegas padengė viską aplinkui, o vandens upeliai srauniai bėgo žemyn, kur susidarė gana didoki telkiniai. Pylė kaip iš kibiro!

Silvija Zalepugiene #SilvijaTravelTips #IPW flew from Dublin Airport Ireland to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) with Ethiopian Airlines and on to Flagstaff, Arizona

Luminosity, Love Dublin #nfydublin – Slivija Travel Tips

Šventinį savaitgalį įspūdingomis spalvomis buvo nušvitęs vienas iš istorinių Dublino pastatų -Iveagh namai esantys pietinėje St.Stephen’s Green dalyje, naudojant pažangią 3D projekcinę kartografavimo technologija.Žaidžiant šviesomis ir spalvomis ant namo fasado buvo galima pamatyti svarbiausius Airijos sporto, muzikos ir kultūros praeities ir dabarties herojus.Tai pagyvino miestą tamsiuoju metų laiku, praskaidrino žmonių jausmus ir suteikė galimybę iš naujo atrasti šį legendinį pastatą.

One of the highlights of the New Year’s Festival in Dublin, Ireland was Luminosity, on Iveagh House, St.Stephen’s Green South, Dublin.

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Vaikai grojantys milžinišku būgnu parke – Silvija Travel Tips

Velykų pirmadienį Dublino gyventojai ir svečiai turėjo puikią galimybę dalyvauti Kūrybinės Airijos festivalyje ( Creative Ireland). Daugybė kultūrinių renginių suaugusiems ir vaikams sukvietė šimtus žiūrovų į St. Stephen’s Green skverą. Čia ant stendų skambėjo įvairiausia muzika iš viso pasaulio, aidėjo dainos ir šokiai. Neįmanoma buvo tiesiog būti vien stebėtoju, visur minios lingavo ir šoko į taktą kartu su atlikėjais. Ypač daug renginių buvo skirta vaikams- nuo teatro, muzikos iki kūrybinių dirbtuvių , kur vaikai buvo mokomi įvairiausių amatų. Didžiulis būgnas tiesiog buvo aplipęs vaikais, kur jie azartiškai mušė į taktą , o jo garsas aidėjo toli už skvero. Visiems norėjosi pašėlti , padūkti. Puiku , kad šio festivalio programa sudaryta 5 metams.Tai bus labai gera galimybė per Velykas pasidžiaugti kultūriniais renginiais ir kūrybine Airija.
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Canary Wharf, London, UK – Silvija Travel Tips

Canary Wharf is one of Britain’s major financial districts in the heart of East London. It was once home to the West India docks but as these went into decline and redevelopment began in the 1980’s, Canary Wharf was born. The London skyline changed forever, a new shining ultra modern part of the city was created including some of the tallest buildings ever seen in Britain. One of the first buildings completed in 1991 was Number One Canada Square. This became a powerful symbol of the regeneration program and one of the most recognised buildings in London. Many more buildings have now been built and Canary Wharf has grown into an integral part of London’s modern skyline. It is as instantly recognisable as other landmarks such as the London Eye and Houses of Parliament.

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Caernarfon Castle, Wales – Visit Britain – Silvija Travel Tips

Caernarfon Castle, tucked in the northwestern corner of Wales in the UK is a magnificent example of medieval castle building. Work began on the site over 700 years ago. In 1283, the English King Edward the 1st built this castle to stamp his authority on the rebellious Welsh. Edward adorned the castle with imperial grandeur such as these carved stone eagles and stone heads mounted all along the battlements. To would be attackers, these heads may have looked like helmeted soldiers and hopefully acted as a deterrent. On permanent lookout, they symbolised the strength of the royal garrison within. The castle’s curtain walls were unique in Britain at the time because they contained passages that ran between the towers. They allowed guards to keep a constant lookout, and also offered valuable protection to archers. Running between the outer and inner walls, they are over six meters thick and were a unique innovation at the time. All the towers here at Caernarfon Castle perform specific functions: there was the well tower retrieving fresh water from the bedrock, one tower that stored and processed grain, another that housed the treasurery, and others such as the lookout towers that held more traditional defensive roles. But the greatest of all has to be the Eagle tower, which contains the royal apartments where King Edward intended to stay with queen Eleanor. Every thing about it was designed on a grand regal scale. King Edward brought his heavily pregnant wife to stay in this tower. He wanted the next future king to be born in Wales. He was later given the title prince of Wales, which has been conferred on each first-born royal son ever since. Our own Prince Charles was invested here at Caernarfon in 1969. Caernarfon Castle is a world heritage site, and it’s gone from being what would have been a palace to being part of Caernarfon itself: a thoroughly absorbed landmark in the fabric of Wales.

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British Airways Christmas Getaway – Silvija Travel Tips

British Airways is gearing up for the Christmas getaway and expects to operate more than 11,000 flights to and from London between Friday December 22 and Friday January 4, with the most popular destinations chosen by customers including New York, Rome and Geneva.

More than 60,000 Christmas dinners and 90,000 mince pies will bring some of the season’s spirit to customers on long-haul flights, and on short-haul flights a new M&S On-Board menu continues the celebration with Santa Percy Pigs and a seasonal Turkey Feast sandwich.

For the first time ever British Airways has created a dedicated Christmas channel on its in-flight entertainment system called ‘Festive Cheer’ showing a number of classic Christmas films including Home Alone and Elf. Television programmes include The Office Christmas Special and audio treats such as Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and Rachel Joyce’s I’ll Be Home for Christmas are gifted to customers.

To help bring some sparkle to the season, the airline has also added two English sparkling wines to its first class drinks menu. Camel Valley and Gusbourne will be available on board for six months.

Carolina Martinoli, British Airways’ director of brand and customer experience, said: “Christmas is obviously an incredibly popular time of the year for friends and families to travel and reunite, so we want to make the flying part of their travels exciting and special for them. To mark the season, we like to inject some fun and tradition with Christmas dinners, festive films and seasonal tipples.”

British Airways increase summer 2018 flights from UK regional airports to Europe – Silvija Travel Tips

British Airways is to increase flights from UK regional airports to some of the top European holiday hotspots in summer 2018.

In May this year British Airways launched seven new summer-only routes from Manchester Airport and four from Birmingham and Bristol airports.

From May 2018 there will be extra weekend flights from Manchester to Malaga, Ibiza and Palma, with Mykonos flights operating on Saturdays instead of Fridays,  an extra weekend flight from Birmingham to Palma and an extra weekend flight from Bristol to Malaga.

Additional summer routes include flights from Manchester to Alicante and Nice, from Birmingham to Malaga and Florence and from Bristol to Ibiza, Palma and Florence.

For snow and ski lovers, British Airways is also launching new winter-only services from Manchester to Salzburg and Chambery on December 15. 2017.

Luke Hayhoe, British Airways’ general manager customer and commercial, said: “Following the successful launch of our regional flying this year we are delighted to resume flights from these three important UK airports next summer. We have looked at what our customers want and have altered our schedule to provide improved departure times and the extra flights and capacity on the most popular routes.”

Each way fares from Manchester and Birmingham start from £46 to Palma and from Bristol to Palma from £50. They are on sale now on www.ba.com

All flights operate on modern Embraer 190 jet aircraft, with spacious cabins and two abreast seating allowing every customer to have an aisle or window seat.

Customers travelling in the airline’s Club Europe cabin receive complimentary food and drinks on board, a generous free baggage allowance and free seat selection and  online check-in.

British Airways currently operates up to 10 return flights a day between Manchester and London Heathrow and a weekly service to London City Airport.

Allianz Riviera Stadium Tour, Nice, France – Silvija Travel Tips

Allianz Riviera stadium (Stade de Nice) was one of the venues for the UEFA Euro 2016 event and hosted the following soccer matches:

12 June 2016 – 1800 Poland v Northern Ireland (Group C)
17 June 2016 – 2100 Spain v Turkey (Group D)
22 June 2016 – 2100 Sweden v Belgium (Group E)
27 June 2016 – 2100 Runner-up Group B v Runner-up Group F (Round of 16)

The multi-use stadium in Nice, France is used mostly for soccer matches of host team OGC Nice and also for occasional home matches of rugby union club Toulon. The stadium has a capacity of 35,624 people but it is capable of accommodating up to 45,000 spectators for concerts, operas and large-scale shows. The stadium’s opening was on 22 September 2013. The stadium also houses the Musee National de Sport a collection of greatest sporting exploits from each era displayed through an innovative and immersive indoor display. See the football used in the World Cup 1998 final, Marcel Cerdan’s gloves, Jean-Claude Killy’s skis, Yannick Noah’s racket and the Olympic torches. The exhibition includes atmospheric sound installations, film projections and interactive challenges included an F1 car to test your driving skills.

Allianz Riviera http://www.allianz-riviera.fr/en
Musee National de Sport http://www.museedusport.fr
Nice Tourism http://en.nicetourisme.com
Atout France http://uk.france.fr
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Israel TV presenter Gil Hovav, Open Skies show on Lithuania – Silvija Travel Tips

Kaunas on Open Skies

Israel’s favourite TV personality Gil Hovav has recently visited Kaunas. He loved the #kaunastic Devils’ museum and Yard Gallery!A full episode of Open Skies on Keshet12 was dedicated to Lithuania. Watch it here: http://bit.ly/2zXv7CY

Posted by It's Kaunastic on Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Israel’s favourite TV presenter Gil Hovav  recently visited Lithuania to film a travel TV show for his Open Skies series. In Kaunas he filmed at the #kaunastic Devils’ museum and the Yard Gallery. A full episode of Open Skies on Keshet12 was dedicated to Lithuania.

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