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AT MAGAZINE

Edition IT/UK/ES - Monthly - Year I - Nr. 2 - December 2012

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English version

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Hit the road

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Nordic walking

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December in Barcellona...

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Cortes Apertas

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Bike path in Naples

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A ride in the past

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The cave Gana ‘e gortoe

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AT Magazine #1 | 2 dicembre 2012

A sinistra: Piazza dei Martiri (Napoli) Qui sotto: Dettaglio statua ph. G.Mocci Š AT Photographer

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Summary

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Hit the road

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Screen shot

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Who says what!

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Interwiev with Nicola Floris

edited by Francesca Columbu

Why do not you go ...

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Bike path in Naples

edited by Giuseppe Belli

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Cortes Apertas

edited by Giuseppe Giuliani

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December in Barcellona...

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Outdoor activity

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A ride in the past

edited by Stefano Vascotto

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Screen shot

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The cave Gana ’e gortoe

edited by Gianluca Piras

AT Decameron

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matita, gomma e mouse...

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Editorial

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Staff Editor Giampaolo Mocci

Che cos’è un’erbaccia? Una pianta le cui virtù non sono state ancora scoperte [R.W. Emerson]. Esistono migliaia di metafore e aforismi che concettualizzano il mondo e la vita. Forse definire “erbaccia” la vita è irriverente, eppure, quanti innanzi ad una pianta officinale, dalle virtù note, sarebbero in grado di riconoscerla? Le esperienze, gli uomini e la vita stessa sono erbacce a cui guardare con curiosità e attenzione, senza fermarsi alla prima impressione e scevri da ogni condizionamento impegnarsi a scoprine le virtù nascoste.

Andrea Concas

Giornalista professionista, scrittore, laureato in Scienze della Comunicazione, ha collaborato con diversi periodici (“Il Tempo”, ecc.), agenzie di stampa (Unione Sarda, ecc.) e tv. Editor per network editoriali (Mondadori). Attualmente dirige “Diario24Notizie”,”2012 Magazine” e “Sardinia Network”. È consulente dell’Ordine dei giornalisti della Sardegna e della Associazione della Stampa Sarda (FNSI). Dal 2008 è il responsabile del C.R.E. (Centro Ricerche di Esopolitica) e dell’Associazione intitolata al giornalista “José De Larra”. Dal 2011 è il presidente del GUS sardo, il Gruppo di specializzazione della FNSI relativo ai giornalisti degli Uffici Stampa.

Shawn Serra

Barbara Valuto

Oscar Migliorini

Flavia Attardi

Sabina Contu

Gianluca Piras

Ho 23 anni e vivo a Carbonia, mi sono diplomato al Liceo Scentifico Tecnologico di Carbonia e attualmente sto completando il mio percorso formativo come studente in Scienze della Comunicazione a Cagliari. Entrare a far parte della redazione di questa rivista turistica on line mi entusiasma e spero di dare un importante contributo.

Da turista occasionale e distratta, sono diventata una vera appassionata di viaggi dopo il battesimo del classico viaggio zaino+Interrail dopo la maturità. La laurea in Lingue e il tesserino da giornalista sono stati un pretesto per conoscere a fondo altri mondi, altre culture e soprattutto stringere amicizie durature con anime gemelle erranti in ogni angolo del pianeta. Costretta dal lavoro a fissa dimora e ferie limitate, ho scelto una professione che, dopo l’esperienza in un tour operator e un albergo, mi consentisse di vivere in un ambiente dove il viaggio è insieme fine e mezzo: l’aeroporto. Di appendere la valigia al chiodo, naturalmente, non se ne parla proprio.

Da sempre rincorro l’idea di poter diventare parte integrante di quel che i cinque sensi attribuiti mi permettono, attraverso tele, argille e metalli. Non esito a misurarmi ed esprimermi con diverse passioni, come la fotografia e l’arrampicata sportiva, che mi consentono di essere a contatto con le molteplici bellezze della natura...anch’essa come l’arte, infinita ed imprevedibile. Colpevole di un’inesauribile sete di conoscenza per me, sarebbe difficile scegliere tra tante meraviglie che mi attirano, mi circondano e che vivo!

Sabina Contu classe 1973 Segno zodiacale Vergine. Vivo e lavoro prevalentemente a Cagliari. Attualmente Delegata alla Sport della Provincia di Cagliari. Tra i vari incarichi ricoperti nel 1996 consigliere comunale del mio paese natio Jerzu e nel 2004 consigliere di amministrazione dell’ente regionale per il diritto allo studio. Amo la letterattura, la politica ed il diritto, in particolare quello ambientale, sanitario e sui temi della nocività lavorativa sto concentrando la mia attenzione negli ultimi anni. Film preferito : C’era una volta l’America. Attori: Cleant Eastwood e Meryl Streep. Il mio libro preferito è “L’arte della guerra” di Sun TZu. Le mie passioni sono la cucina e l’agricoltura.

Vivo a Oristano, dove sono nato il 20 maggio del 1961. Sono iscritto all’Ordine Nazionale dei Giornalisti e lavoro come responsabile dell’ufficio stampa e Comunicazione istituzionale della Provincia di Oristano, curando anche la redazione e la pubblicazione dei contenuti del sito istituzionale. Appassionato sportivo, ho praticato innumerevoli sport ma in modo significativo scherma, calcio, tennistavolo, tennis. Ora pratico con impegno agonistico lo sport delle bocce. Sono presidente del Comitato provinciale di Oristano della Federazione Bocce e atleta della Società Operaia di Mutuo Soccorso di Oristano. Di questa gloriosa società, fondata nel 1866, sono stato presidente dal 1999 al 2005 e faccio parte del Consiglio di amministrazione dal 1996.

Sono Gianluca Piras quasi trenta anni che pratico assiduamente tutto quello che l’outdoor in Sardegna e nel mondo, dalla speleologia al torrentismo, dal trekking alla mountai bike, in primis l’arrampicata in tutte le sue salse, grandi numeri non li ho mai fatti ma mi sento in sintonia con la mia filosofia: “siamo tutti liberi di confrontarci come vogliamo con la parete, nel rispetto del prossimo” .

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Stefania Spiga

Marco Lasio

Patrizia Giancola

Grazia Solinas

Ignazio Perniciano

Rosalia Carta

Paola Angelotti

Marco Mura

Stefano Vascotto

Stefania 38 anni, vivo e lavoro nella bella Cagliari, dividendomi tra gli impegni della quotidianità e la ricerca di una dimensione temporale da dedicare alle mie passioni: l’arte contemporanea, la poesia, il buon vino, le giornate di sole e i viaggi. Da 15 anni mi occupo di comunicazione e marketing. Ho collaborato con le più affermate agenzie pubblicitarie di Cagliari curando i progetti web per clienti come Tiscali. Dal 2001 ho accettato di dedicarmi totalmente all’utility Energit con il ruolo di Marketing & Communication Specialist. “Ora mi sento come se stessi aspettando qualcosa che so non arriverà mai... Perché adoro illudermi e sperare, ti senti più vivo mentre lo fai [C. Bukowski].

“Porta itineris dicitur longissima esse”. I latini dicevano “La porta è la parte più lunga del viaggio”: per iniziare una nuova vita bisogna trovare il coraggio di fare il primo passo, per cambiare bisogna avere le forze di farlo. Per crescere bisogna volare via dal nido e cogliere al volo tutte le occasioni. Viaggi, musica e la potenza delle immagini per evadere e costruire una chiave che apra tutte le porte che si presentano lungo la strada.

Regnum: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Divisio: Vertebrata Classis: Mammalia Ordo: Primates Familia: Hominidae Genus: Homo Species: sapiens Subspecies: sapiens Sub-subspecies: sardoa Aetas XLIII Sexus: aliquando… Mater lengua: Italica, Sarda campidanensis Aliis: Anglica (C1), Hispanica Castellana(B2), Batava vel Belgica et Hollandica (B1) Facultas: ars pingendi Aliis: ars de computatris programmandis , historia artium et antiquitatis, astronomia et astrologia, occulta philosophia, mythologia, hodierni litterae, ars herbaria (botanica et mycologia), photographia.

Maggio 1985, Perito informatico (ABACUS), laureando in Scienze della comunicazione, appasionato di assemblaggio, programmazione su Personal Computer e la musica rock. Il mio hobby della mountain bike mi ha portato a conoscere luoghi ed a riscoprire il contatto con gli spazi verdi che la nostra terra ci offre. Le nuove esperienze se rivestite di un sano velo di sfida mi coinvolgono e motivano a cimentarmi con passione in queste nuove avventure.

Ho cinquantasei anni e amo definirmi “diversamente giovane”. Ho vissuto buona parte della mia vita aldilà del mare, ma con radici ben salde sulla nostra terra. Sono sentimentalmente legato a una ragazza ben più giovane di me, che non so bene come riesca a sopportarmi. Dopo trentacinque anni di lavoro, in area commerciale nel settore della comunicazione pubblicitaria, faccio ora parte della categoria degli esodati. Coltivo molte passioni fra cui l’elettronica, i motori, il volo, la pesca, il modellismo, i viaggi e la musica. Nei rapporti umani considero imprescindibile il rispetto reciproco e il mio stile di vita è imperniato sull’osservanza di quelle che chiamo “le regole del gioco”.

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Amo paragonarmi ad un diamante: le sue preziose e molteplici sfaccettature sono come le mie tante sfumature di personalità e di carattere. Anche il mio percorso personale e professionale è piuttosto bizzarro: ho due figli di 28 e 26 anni, un cane di 15, un nuovo compagno, adoro gli studi umanistici, ma ho un incarico di manager presso una società di engineering, un brevetto di sub e amo il nuoto, un amore incondizionato per i libri, per i viaggi e per tutto ciò che è innovazione e tecnologia applicata alla tradizione. In tutto questo cerco il particolare che fa la differenza. Son un ariete e mi butto a capofitto in tutto ciò che faccio, ma tutto ciò che faccio deve divertirmi, deve farmi ridere. Il mio motto è: la vida es un carnaval!

Appassionato da sempre per gli sport all’aria aperta come la mountain bike, il kayak, immersioni e tanto altro, ho sempre inteso la parola outdoor come momento di conoscenza. Il percorrere sentieri su due ruote o far scorrere il mio kayak sul mare della nostra Sardegna è sempre occasione di arricchimento culturale che soddisfa appieno la mia inesauribile voglia di conoscere. Negli anni ho collaborato con riviste di trekking e outdoor in genere. La fotografia è inoltre l’indiscussa forma di archiviazione dei miei momenti passati tra amici o in solitudine per i monti o per mare.

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Staff Editor Elisabetta Gungui

Vincenzo Boi

Giuseppe Giuliani

Denise Lai

Giuseppe Belli

Francesca Columbu

Marco Cabitza

Angelo Mulas

Valentina Morea

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Cagliaritana di 35 anni, socievole, estroversa, creativa e simpatica (dicono!). Lavoro nel mondo della sicurezza per le aziende, studio Scienze della comunicazione e gestisco un Bed&Breakfast da circa due anni. Aspettative per il futuro? Esprimere sempre più la mia parte creativa nel mondo del lavoro (e non solo!). Sono appassionata di cinema, teatro, arte, musica, viaggi al fine di un arricchimento culturale/sociale, poco sport ma primo tra tutti il tennis. Le poche righe a disposizione son finite per cui concludo qui la mia brevissima presentazione!

29 anni, studia nella facoltà di Beni Culturali (curriculum archeologico) dell’Università degli Studi di Cagliari. Giornalista dal 2010, scrive per blog, quotidiani e riviste, anche online.

Vincenzo Mario Boi, studente in Scienze della comunicazione a Cagliari. Amante della musica e delle arti in generale, musicista da diversi anni e attualmente arrangiatore in collaborazione con diversi artisti locali. Curioso e aperto a nuove esperienze formative di carattere culturale.

Sono Giuseppe Belli, cinquantatre anni passati tutti nella mia città, Napoli. Essa, oltre ad essere una delle più belle città che io conosca è anche tra le più complesse e caotiche, di quello stesso caos incomprensibile che contraddistingue la nostra vita. Amo leggere e scrivere. Soprattutto la scrittura mi da modo di rielaborare la realtà che mi circonda e talvolta la possibilità di comprenderla meglio. Per questo ho pubblicato già due libri… e non c’è due senza tre.

Il mio nome è Angelo e, sono nato 55 anni fa nella zona più bella della Sardegna, la Barbagia. Porto sempre con me, ovunque vada la sua natura, i suoi profumi, i suoi sapori, la visione e l’amore della mia gente che sono uniche. Sono ragioniere, divorziato e padre di una splendida figlia. Adoro il cinema e la musica in tutte le loro forme. Amo la poesia e la magia delle parole: quelle ben cantate, quelle ben recitate e quelle ben parlate. Dalla mia gente ho imparato l’importanza dei rapporti umani, a costo di deludere, a costo di deludersi perché come qualcuno ha detto: non si è mai soli quando qualcuno ti ha lasciato, si è soli quando qualcuno non è mai venuto.

Quattro righe su di me... Giuseppe Giuliani. Giornalista, 45 anni, ama la vita di società e gli appuntamenti mondani tanto che vorrebbe abitare in Lapponia. Invece, vive ad Assemini dove, peraltro, pare non abbia mai incontrato una renna. Siamo tutti appesi a un filo. E io sono anche sovrappeso (Franco Zuin)

Classe 1974; Sarda di nascita e di sangue; Attualmente impegnata professionalmente presso l’aeroporto di Cagliari. Amante della natura, del buon cibo e dei viaggi; riesce ad emozionarmi un tramonto d’estate e allo stezzo modo un gratacielo di una grande metropoli. Faccio mia la frase:...[]”Accettare le sfide della vita significa porsi di fronte ai nostri limiti e ammettere di poterli o meno superare”..e ad oggi credo di avere, ancora, tante sfide da vincere!

Il mio mondo è una valigia. Inguaribile sognatrice e viaggiatrice per passione; un’irrefrenabile curiosità mi spinge a voler conoscere quel che non so, capire ciò che appare ostico, superare barriere e confini. La sete di novità e l’entusiasmo nel viverle sono la mia forza motrice, la parola è la mia arma (pacifica peraltro).

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Editorial Giampaolo Mocci translation by Valentina Morea

Hit the road What makes a traveler to visit places and social contexts other than its own, it is something rationally inexplicable. If we start from social psychology, knowledge of social reality is one of the key challenges. Center of interest are the cognitive structures and processes that allow people to gain the knowledge of their reality, and then turn and meet their needs. On the basis of these indications is not difficult to realize that individuals may have limited resources to develop new social information. According to Taylor (1981) the individual is seen as economizer of resources, this means that in front of an unknown situation tend to use strategies to simplify the problems, making use patterns, categories and prototypes. This is a summary of how we process what we perceive. The greater the residence time in a certain environment, the greater our capacity to activate the right behaviors. For example for Europeans dinner is a diagram precise, both for the time of day that is that for its mode of conduct. In summary, the same dinner: socializing, table, chairs, cutlery and dishes. But if we move to an Arab country where the time changes, the table, there are no chairs and consume the food with your hands? Our patterns and knowledge would not serve any more. Project themselves in an unknown context, with customs and habits, is to go to the unknown, to stimulate the curiosity to discover the individual’s ability to interact with the world. Without having the patterns that hitherto represented the knowledge and confidence to be able to face the everyday. The true nature of the traveler is in search of himself, the literature also referred to as characteristic of the romantic hero, being a traveler: the trip is tax evasion and escape from the realities of everyday life. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien in The Lord of the Rings (written in 1937-49 and published 54-55) wrote: “It is dangerous to go out the door. You put yourself on the road, and if you direct your feet well, you do not know where you end up wiped out�.

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Who says what! text and photographs by Francesca Columbu translation by Valentina Morea

Nicola Floris, Walker profession Within the vast current sports landscape begins to establish a new discipline known as walking with the stick. The correct name is but Nordic Walking. It takes its name from exercise practiced already in the 30s in Scandinavia,by the Nordic athletes as training during the summer and autumn months (hence the name Italianate Nordic walking). It is now well established, with countless medical and scientific research, that walk every day for three kilometers to produce beneficial effects on our health. Improves the health of the musculoskeletal system, the respiratory system, the cardiovascular system, nervous system, and no less important, it can help, the more sedentary, lose a few extra pounds. It seems obvious, therefore, that the Nordic Walking is considered by practitioners and experts, one of the sports most comprehensive ever. To get to know this sport interviewing Nicholas Floris, 40-year old Cagliari, environmental educator, naturalist interpreter, GAE guide of the Region of Sardinia. A young naturalist who has made Nordic Walking his profession and philosophy of life.

When and why does this passion be born? About 4 years ago, with a dear friend, with whom I later made the sports association, we decided to attend an introduction course organized in the city of Nuoro. At first it was more curiosity than anything else, but with each new workout felt like the feeling of return to human origins: a real walk on four limbs. When I use the sticks I seem to have four-wheel drive under your feet! Together with my partner we liked the idea of teaching a sport with a low impact on the body that allows us, at the same

time, to be in contact with nature, both loved and respected. From here the path that has led us to become instructors Regional, part of the Association Nordic Fitness Italian ANI. Is it correct to call this activity “sport�? Absolutely! I know that when you talk about sports you think immediately to tasks that require effort and hard work but I can assure you that the Nordic is not far behind. When using sticks sensitize the body to take biologic adaptations by stimulating our natural ability to adapt. This produces on the body a form 14


of training that is adequate for motor activity targeted to the welfare, allows an improvement in physical abilities without undue stress. In addition, like all other sports also Nordic has, for some years, athletic competitions at national and international level. Do you think that anyone can practice it? Of course! It is accessible to all. It ‘s a form of low-impact movement, wherever practicable, economic, sociable and adaptable to the needs of training. This means that you can customize the training according to the various needs of the practitioner. Weight loss, muscular rehabilitation, etc.. It is a versatile sport that offers fitness enthusiasts a new, inexpensive and fun way to enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle.

The instructors, through targeted exercises, will lead participants in a dynamic postural re-education through reeducation journey. It is a very effective both in preventing activities that assist in the treatment of musculoskeletal disease due, in fact, the assumption of poor posture. The only equipment to be used are the sticks that are usually provided by the instructors. With regard to clothing use tennis shoes and boots, which restrict the natural movement of the ankle, and comfortable clothing such as those used to make fitness gyms. Maybe adapting to the environment in which you are going to practice. Tell us about your business. The School Nordic Fitness Cagliari was the first amateur

Talk about low-impact movement. Can you explain what that means? The low impact activities are, by definition, all those that foresee during their practice that at least one of the two feet is constantly resting on the floor. This means reducing the impact on the ground, typical, for example, the stroke and the jogging avoiding, in this way, any trauma cartilaginous and reducing, to a minimum, musculoskeletal stress. What are the steps to start practicing? There is a need equipment? The easiest way is to contact an instructor ANI for your region. Within the site of the National Association (www.nordicwalking. it) you can find a list of all instructors in business. The next step is to take a course in which it is taught the proper use of the stick. Essential information: the misuse may bring more harm than good, causing overload in the shoulder, the trapezius and neck area. 15


sports association for the teaching of Nordic Walking in South Sardinia. He was born in December of 2010, the need to have a school in the territory that teaches to learn the proper technique 2p / b ANI. I try to explain in a few words, the meaning of this acronym: 2 p, stands for Posture and Step, which are the cornerstones of our technique, the correct position of the body relative to the environment and the appropriateness of the step along the way , 2 b, mean arm and stick, the correctness of the gesture performed with the upper limb and the use of the tool. Once a month we organize two courses: one base and one of Improvement. Twice a week we do the training, using the city parks (Molentargius Terramaini, San Michele, Poetto), not forgetting sometimes the streets. Once a month, at most two, (usually on Sundays) organize walks in nature (Oasis of The Forests and sites and also sites of archaeological interest). Our aim is to raise awareness of the Nordic as an alternative to gyms or activities complementary to other sports. Maybe you could convince me to do a test day. What are the next meetings? In December, we organize the 10 km in the Regional Natural Park of Molentargius Saline. As for the month of January we planned two courses, basic and advanced, respectively, on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13. Connecting, however, to our site (www. nordicfitnesscagliari.com) under Walks, you can find the schedule, constantly updated of upcoming releases. To give you a good reason to attend one of our courses, and since you’re a girl, I can tell you that if you want to keep in shape, with no major commitments of time, the fresh air and, not least, in good company, in Nordic Walking is the sport for you.

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Why do not you go... text and photographs by Giuseppe Belli translation by Valentina Morea

The bicycle path in Naples

The bicycle path in Naples, created by the new administration led by Luigi De Magistris just settled in San Giacomo Palace, for many Neapolitans was an extravagant idea. Yet, among the many criticisms and misunderstandings that have been created with those who did not agree with this and other initiatives such as the closure of the waterfront, something ph. G.Mocci Š AT Photographer

has changed in our city and there are many who have praised these changes. The views are as always different, but, if only in the near future you will be able to draw conclusions and an overall judgment on the present, we can safely say that after years of inaction was a necessary sign of discontinuity, and the intentions and fact this is coming true. The closure 18


to vehicular traffic of Via Caracciolo was a springboard to launch not only a new way to experience this city paralyzed by car trafic, and chaotic beyond belief, but also to create cultural and sporting initiatives around which could leave the armature connected to tourism, which alone could give breath to all the city’s economy. In fact, this year our city has hosted 19


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two events of great importance: before the America’s Cup and then the Davis Cup which re-launched not just the image of a city that in recent years have had to suffer the humiliation and humiliation be literally sunk into the garbage. Something like magic has been restarted and is seen again a city, although still plagued by endemic crime, who wants to return to live. And a first round resort, though modest, despite the global crisis, when there was. In short, if the livability of a city depends on the resolution of many social tensions which insurance decent work for all, a house, and a good functioning of social services first, and then with mobility, even cycle path may be the desire for a change related to a mobility alternative, more expeditious, because healthy ecological, economic and tourism. Surely Neapolitans and tourists will appreciate the positive aspects of cycling, as it is beneficial to health and pockets especially in

these times of crisis. In addition, knowing the nature of Naples, who rode always to invent a living, I’m sure many will not fail to learn to ride for real, if only to continue to hope and dream of achieving early light, what we would like to glimpse out of the tunnel of these our dark days.

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Why do not you go... text and photographs by Giuseppe Giuliani translation by Andrea Columbu

Cortes Apertas When you go to the center of Sardinia at this time of year, something catch your eyes immediately: the colours. The pastel pattern of vegetation for example, when it changes dress and prepare itself for the cold season. This is the time, when Sardinia’s heart open the doors of old towns, squares and houses.

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The dance of Mamuthones and Issohadores, the nougat takes shape, weavers working on the tambour, traditional costumes model on the streets, the grape become wine, pittolios and sonaggias, modelling by expert hands, don’t sound yet round the neck of the sheeps. This is Cortes Apertas or open courts, sixteen editions, example of the culture and traditions of Nuoro, Sardinia. Cortes Apertas, direct derivation of “Autumn in Barbagia”, is an intuition of ASPEN, Special Economical Production Agency of Nuoro chamber of commerce. Established to increase the value of internal areas of Sardinia from September to December, the better time to go there. Romolo Pisano, President of Nuoro chamber of commerce, recently said: when “Autumn in Barbagia” was born, the intention was to create a promotional marketing tool, not only to increase the value of territory for a couples of days but to improve the economical conditions for a long term. Twenty eight municipalities are the participants of the last edition. Being participant means: work hard to promote traditions, art, culture, customs…, give to the guests all the best in terms of organization and Each town, the first was Bitti the 7th of September, build an appointment through food and cultural traditions. Exhibitions, cultural dance and music, food tasting, theater performances. Every stage, give to the guest a full program of events and become unique, mixing fragrances and knowledge in a very original way. If you are a latecomer, you have two more chances to breathe the air of Cortes Apertas: Fonni, from 7th to 9th of December and Orune, from 14th to 16th of December.

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Il Castello di Gioiosa Guardia è il primo B&B nato in Sardegna, si trova a Villamassargia (CI), al centro di un incantevole oliveto, da dove ammirare uno splendido panorama e godere un’assoluta tranquillità. Punto di riferimento per molte associazioni botaniche che condividono con noi la stessa passione.

... a 5 min dalle Falesie di Domusnovas ed è un’ottima base logistica per corsi di arrampicata.

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Why do not you go... text and photographs by Denise Lai translation by Valentina Morea

December in Barcelona: buy gifts fun Christmas with your family and New Year with whom you want? Saying more than fair, but an exception to the rule we can grant you at least in the period ahead December 25, for a short stay and the purchase of traditional Christmas gifts. Especially if, surfing the web, we discover suddenly that the coolest cities in Spain we “cut costs� (not bad these days!).

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Barcelona, queen of nightlife and tapas, awaits you for a Christmas weekend full of culture and of shopping. The capital of Catalonia is one of those cities that you can not “not see” at least once, and I intend to see just consider everything that your eyes will learn to observe just arrived. Yes, because in Barcelona do not need to make big travel plans, with predefined steps and maps in your pocket. All around you will be surprised just watching, and soaking in the city life. For this reason I always recommend, and from the first day, a ride on the bus tour, which is useful to get an overview of the extravagant works that decorate the Spanish streets. So you can admire the Sagrada Familia, a symbol of Barcelona, the famous Catalan architect, Antoni Gaudi, was unable to complete, and that was supposed to be the life of Jesus The genius of the artist can also be found in the Casa Mila (La Pedrera), a six-storey building that he made while remaining faithful to the Catalan modernism, highlighting its innovative spirit and adopting as a central element of the curved line, linked to the idea of waves of the sea. The same modernism inspired the Batlò House, the Casa Calvet and the stunning Parc Güell, a garden fairy-tale in which Gaudi gave free rein to his creativity. After the tour bus (and a pair of comfortable shoes), literally throw yourself in the colorful Ramblas, perhaps the most famous street of the city, where street artists perform in unusual and entertaining skits. If you follow the path in the direction of the Old Port and Barceloneta, you should definitely stop for lunch at the Mercat de La Boqueria (http://www.boqueria.info/), the most famous and colorful market of the city, in which more than 300 stalls realize your culinary dreams.

And to help digestion, continue your walk penetrating the most characteristic area of Barcelona, the Gothic Quarter, where narrow streets and ancient buildings will guide you in the heart of the city. Here you can start to evaluate purchases in small spaces where shopkeepers and artisans will capture your attention with really unusual souvenirs. But that’s not all, you still have two whole days to live, you can admire the play of light and water in the Font Magica de Montjuïc, the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (http://www.macba.cat/), the true reference for art lovers, the Ribeira, the historic district that houses the Picasso Museum and the Palau de la Música Catalana. Do not forget, from one visit to another, to eat your main meal of the day and a few snacks at snack time, in a place where you only have to choose between paella, fresh fish and tapas at will! At the end of the mini-tour I can only provide you with information on price cuts, promised in the opening lines, details that you can learn in comfort on the site http:// barcelonaturisme.com/christmashopping/it/shopexp.html. On the website you will learn how to get hold of BARCELONA CHRISTMAS SHOPPING CARD, a card that will allow you to take advantage of discounts and benefits at shops, restaurants and hotels. Then exploiting the low cost airlines such as Vueling, Ryan Air and Easy Jet, you can buy your flight online at reduced prices, considering the many links European towns and cities, and using the small savings to impress friends and family with your gifts.

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Outdoor activity text and photographs by Stefano Vascotto translation by Valentina Morea

A ride in the past

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15.00 The door of my garage opens with an ominous creak and a ray of light is introduced from the doorway illuminating the metal frame of my Genius. It was time to give it a freshen up after a short summer break in which I practice more water sports. I slip into my old clothes of bikers along the few feet of asphalt from the center of Iglesias to the dirt road that will take me to one of the most characteristic areas of the mining basin of the southwest of Sardinia. Anthropogenic places for thousands of years in which the traces of civilization are mixed with rough and wild character of our country. Attack of the ascent of Monte San Giorgio the sun already beginning to fall on this day in late November. On the side of the cart road framed by high hedges Mediterranean consists of arbutus, heather and isolated cork oaks. The intense aroma of autumn fills the air as the wind begins to crack and become the sought wheezing, workout. Only a breath of wind and the sound of clawed wheels, all you need to forget the days of routine of town.

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15.20 Places humanized but abandoned for years, where the streets begin to be devoured by the surrounding vegetation. Every now and then a ruin stands for the working man has managed to create an artificial environment where nature has been exploited to succumb and then reborn after decades of neglect on the part of man. Every nook and cranny, every corner of this hill on the outskirts of Iglesias shows how human intelligence has been put at the service of business activities by creating bundles of wells, kilns, villages to house miners. Here everything speaks of mine and climb this mountain is like a return to the past, perhaps never fully known, as when this road was traveled by wagons to oxen and mules to transport the ore and everything rumbled as the smoke of the steam engine dark rose upwards. I guess the days when men worked hard, almost always in dangerous places for a pittance and that was enough to pull a living family usually large. Other times, and the flow of images in front of me is evocative of the era. Almost at the end of the climb beginning to glimpse the structure of Sa Machine Beccia (Sardinian :The old machine) which is nothing but the Santa Barbara Pozzo constructed forms of medieval castle in 1871 and finally closed in the 40’s of last century. Here were extracted as in the surrounding area tons of galena minerals and zinccontaining paint. 15.40 When I arrived and just left the mining structure behind I run smoothly and on ground almost flat to the village of Seddas Moddizzis other evidence of entrepreneurial capacity of a society that also recognized the miners and their families a minimum level of comfort, allowing housing and services such as the shop to buy basic necessities. Here, too, the abandonment is the key word and the time and weather, but

also vandalism, they are now decreeing death. 16.15 I trace the way backward to the intersection that leads me to the Mount San Giovanni. It ‘a good time even if you start to feel the cold, but I want to enjoy the sea view. Once arrived at the summit of the mountain begin to see the deep blue, with the Pan di Zucchero Mountain in the distance. Nothing difficult today, only a stroll and relaxation that only my “full” and these places full of history know give me.

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Technical information Description of way From the southern outskirts of Iglesias and more precisely the square of the former mine Monteponi you start down to take the dirt road that leads quickly to Monte San Giorgio. After a few kilometers uphill, turn left to get to ten minutes in Sa Machine Beccia you leave to cover an easy latch to the abandoned village of Seddas Moddizzis. From here you can decide whether to go back and take the road on the contrary to a fork on the left to the dirt road up to Monte San Giovanni and then descend to the difficult and arduous road to the town of Gonnesa. Alternative to recommend absolutely is this: from the center of the village of Seddas Moddizzis turn right and go down the paths to the great ruins of the laundry and then get back on the path more difficult than any excursion since the rains of recent years and the lack of maintenance have turned this road into the bed of a river. After a short climb you get to very top of the hill near Sa Machine Beccia to deal with the descent brings us back to Iglesias.

Technical information - Difficulty: Easy - Medium - Journey time: from 1,30 h to 2 h - Difference in altitude: from 254 to 384 34


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Outdoor activity text and photographs by Gianluca Piras translation by Valentina Morea

Young explorers The cave Gana ‘e gortoe

An invasion of forty elementary school children at the beginning of November has animated the Cave Gana’e gortoe located in the middle of the village town of Siniscola. The occasion was the presentation of new services activated in the same order to allow an easier tourist enjoyment. There are places cold and wet from the constant temperature all year round, there are places where the light

is the result of the action of its visitors, there are places where time is marked by the echo of the drops that fall on the rocks or by the flow of water to their inside, there are places that have been a refuge for the man from danger and bad weather. These places are protected and because of our past heritage and to guard the water reserves to guarantee our future. 38


These places are called “karstic” or more commonly known as the Caves. These can be long kilo-meters or a few hundred meters. Gana’e Gortoe is built up area of the village of Siniscola, on the slopes of Monte Albo. Its existence has been known since time immemorial, its aquifers were used to meet the needs of the population, in fact fueled the wash (Sa

Untana) where women did the laundry. This site was recently the subject of a restoration project by the degradation in which it had been left, by written cleaned, garbage and weeds that have hindered the entrance. The project that has involved the L.E.A. Hidromantes (head of the center for environmental education of Siniscola) that manages the site, the province of Nuoro, the municipality of Siniscola and by the Speleological Federation Sarda, the group Speleological Union Cagliaritana has completed

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the design of the course. Accommodation protections for progression within the galleries, posters with historical references and fauna, for the species present in the subsurface. The particular fauna is composed of bats belonging to the species Miniopterus schreibersii, and newt of Supramonte urodelo amphibian endemic to Sardinia. The completion of the work and the delivery of the site is the opportunity to inaugurate the opening to the public with the exception of visitors. The pupils of the elementary school Sa Seddon, explored the cave Via Olbia accompanied by experienced guides. Dressed and equipped in style speleological have heard patiently and followed advice and recom-mendations of the experts. At first a little ‘fearful, but as concretions, stalactites and stalagmites took shape, enthusiasm got the better. Galleries, climbs and descents, rivers and tunnels still up at the top of the path where luck would reward them with a meeting with some live specimens of Spe-leomantes (geotritone of supramonte). Before returning last exciting experience and the lights went out, in total darkness, the small cave have tried the deafening sound of silence in the cave. The infectious enthusiasm of the children has convinced some adults curious to succession into two groups for a guided tour. See exit and unbelieving people enraptured by the sight of a treasure that has always been under their feet. Promote the protection of these places is a moral duty. Raise awareness and sensitize the younger generation, so that they understand the importance of conservation

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