Apr 21

Three Off the Beaten Track Train Trips from Rome


Somerville, MA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014

The ancient, but ever so modern, capital city of Rome offers enough museums, monuments and cultural events to keep visitors busy for at least a week, if not longer. In between the lauded Roman attractions, travelers may yearn for a little quieter adventure off the beaten tourist track. ItaliaRail offers three such destinations, only an hour or so from Rome, and easily accessible by train:

Orvieto

Escape the hustle and bustle of Rome to this charming town in the pristine emerald hills of Umbria. Wander the narrow cobblestone streets, browse through beautiful shops filled with handmade Italian ceramics, linens and glassware. Have lunch at a charming osteria overlooking miles of perfectly, landscaped farmland, and just breathe in the fresh air. The gothic Duomo of Orvieto is the towns most famous landmark. Known formally as the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, it has been called one of the greatest artistic treasures of the late Italian Middle Ages. Its elements of 13th -14th French Gothic architecture, make it unique compared to most Roman basilicas built at that time, and truly a sight to see. Open to the public everyday, with varying hours depending on the season. Free admission during the week.

From Rome by train: From Roma Termini take the InterCity train to Orvieto station. Travel time is about 1 hour and 15 minutes with fares as low as $ 14 each way.

Fara Sabina – The Sabine Hills

Despite its close proximity to Rome, only about an hour to the north, the rural Sabine Hills remain frozen in time with beautiful rolling hills, medieval castles, and miles of olive groves to meander through. To make a visit even more memorable, consider taking bikes along. The regional trains from Rome allow bikes on the trains for an extra fee. The National Park Monti Lucretili offers hiking and biking trails through picturesque Italian villages to peaks that offer sweeping panoramic views. Weather dependent, hikers can see as far as St. Peters Basilica in Rome. The Sabine Hills are known for their production of premium extra virgin olive oil, which has been going on for more than a thousand years. Many well-known chefs swear by the olive oil from this region so be sure to take a few bottles home.

The major towns of the Sabine Hill are connected by regional train. You can hop off in one to explore, then hop back on the train to the next. If you want to venture further into the Hills, bringing a bike is recommended as the area is not well-serviced by taxi or bus. That said, tour companys offer guided half-day tours of the olive groves where they provide transportation. The tours include a stop at a massive, thousand year-old olive tree that still produces these savory, delicate fruits (yes olives are considered a fruit.) and an Olive Oil Museum . Tours can be arranged from Rome or once you arrive in Fara Sabina.

From Rome by train : Roma Tiburtina to Fara Sabina station by regional train takes about 45 minutes. The fare is $ 4 each way.

Sperlonga

After a few hot days combing the streets of Rome from monument to monument, travelers may find themselves craving the cooler breezes and sandy shores of the Mediterranean. A perfect time for a day at the beach. Sperlonga is one of the most beautiful seaside towns near Rome, that beckons both locals and travelers looking for a beach break from the big city. The town itself is very small with a few quaint shops selling resort – type ware and souvenirs. Restaurants serve typical Italian dishes with an emphasis on seafood. In Sperlonga its all about the beach. Visitors head down a 10-minute path that leads to blue-green ocean and white-sandy shores. Space to just sit on your own towel or blanket is hard to come by, as the beach is organized into various private beach clubs. Do like the Romans do and rent a private cabana, or an umbrella with two chairs, for about $ 25 for the day. If you can pull yourself away from the beach, touring the remains of Emperor Tiberius Villa and Grotto is an interesting diversion. The mostly unpopular ruler of Rome from 14-37 AD, Tiberius had his summer residence in Sperlonga. A few parts of the ancient villa, including a fascinating seaside cave-grotto, remain for visitors to tour along with an adjoining museum of ancient artifacts and statues.

From Rome by train: From Roma Termini to Fondi-Sperlonga station takes about an hour and ten minutes by regional train. The fare is about $ 11 each way. From the train station, you can grab a bus that takes fifteen minutes to get to the beach.

About ItaliaRail:

ItaliaRail are the experts on Italy train tickets and passes. In cooperation with Trenitalia, Italy’s only national railway, ItaliaRail provides a direct connection to Trenitalia’s reservation system allowing rail travelers access to the most routes at the best prices. Travelers are able to book in multiple currencies and knowledgeable customer service agents are available to answer questions and give advice on train travel throughout Italy. ItaliaRail was launched in 2005 and is a division of International Rail, LLC.







Apr 19

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Apr 16

Car Insurance for Teenaged Drivers Doesn’t Need to be Expensive

When you are young, one of the more thrilling things to look ahead to is the evening you get your driving licence. Several adolescents look forward to owning their first auto and having more independence than they did in the past. Their minds are thinking about the locations they will go and pals they’ll see, but as a parent, your mind is likely thinking about the risks and disbursement of having a teenaged driver.

Unfortunately, adolescents are statistically the most likely age-group to enter a collision. Because of this, insurance companies charge teenaged drivers the most when it comes to vehicle insurance. Consequently they need to charge risky motorists more for insurance to cover the higher chance that they will be paying claims.

Reduction Vehicle Insurance for Teens

Even though a teen-aged motorist may definitely include an additional expense to your monthly funds, as well as their policy contract will likely constantly be higher than an adults, there are still some things you can do to bring down these prices. So proceed through this listing supplied as a cortesy from our partner http://compare-insurers.com

- Discounts – there are a multitude of discounts accessible for teen-aged drivers such as great student, low mpg, motorist’s training class reduction, being away at school without a car, multi-automobile, and multi-policy reductions among others.

- Type of auto – purchasing a practical, trustworthy, secure vehicle to your teen can save money. Prevent sportscars and other cars that are more likely to be involved in an accident, stolen, or vandalized. When you can, update the automobile with the latest safety and security characteristics.

- comparison-shop – store on line and also find as many car insurance quotes as you can. This gives you the finest opportunity at locating a good deal and maximizing your reductions.

Even though automobile insurance for teens is high-priced and your youthful child getting the wheel might be stress provoking, fortunately it gets better over period. As time passes and experience your adolescent will hopefully become a confident, safe driver, and his or her insurance rates will eventually come down to reveal this. For the time being, doing everything you can to lower their insurance premium will conserve you and your teen cash each month and make their summer job dollars stretch farther. Advice from Evaluate-Insurers.com

Apr 15

Comparison Shopping is the Best Way to get Cheap Car Insurance

Driving around city, seeing TV, listening to radio stations, flipping through magazines, assessing your e-mail – if you need to do these points you’ll probably see several ads for car insurance. Many of these adverts will maintain that you can get ridiculously affordable car insurance, and they make it sounds quite appealing. Nonetheless, vehicle insurance is substantially more than simply a bill that’s due every month.

When you enter an accident, or your auto is damaged in other modes, you can easily come face to face with thousands of bucks in fixes and doctor’s bills. Most individuals do not have this sort of cash laying about, and this is why insurance is significant. There are lots of distinct types of auto insurance coverage, and generally you will be able to select an amount for each kind. For instance, one kind of auto insurance coverage is liability insurance. When you select liability insurance, you will be competent to choose an sum such as $25,000, $50,000 or more.

Finding Cheap Auto Insurance

Alas, more car insurance plan means a higher-priced premium. Nevertheless, comparison shopping is the greatest means to conserve money each month, for many grounds:

- You may observe which insurance providers offer the many discounts, along with the most that you are certified for.

- This means you have more opportunities to obtain the cheapest cost.

- Gives you a great thought regarding what a high, reduced, and typical premium will likely be.

- The more estimates you find the more companies you are uncovered to.

The best strategy to comparison shop is online. Here-you have access to hundreds of car insurance businesses. You simply have to go to their sites and input your information. The thing to always recall is to examine coverage first, and then price, using a free quotes system e.g. http://compare-insurers.com. You might locate a policy for a month and one for 0, but the policy does not really cover much at all, meaning the 0 coverage is the greatest deal.

When you have questions over which type of insurance you should select, don’t hesitate to phone an broker immediately.

Apr 13

Coffs Open Air Cinema Announces its ‘Smart’ Sponsor

Coffs Harbour, NSW Australia (PRWEB) January 17, 2008

Coffs Open Air Cinema is very excited to announce that Smart Ventures has come on board as its major sponsor and also established it as a carbon neutral event.

Smart Ventures provides innovative solutions to accelerate growth in small to medium businesses. CEO, Brett Goldsworthy said, “We have invested in the Coffs Open Air Cinema because we believe it is a valued small business in the region and we wanted to get involved early and help grow this great concept.

“If the open-air cinema experience in Australia’s capital cities is anything to go by, this will become part of the culture in Coffs Harbour and be on everyone’s must-do list.”

Goldsworthy continues, “We trust that local businesses looking to expand will see our sponsorship of this wonderful event as supporting the local community and we hope that the Coffs Open Air Cinema will one day showcase locally produced short films as well as mainstream features.”

Organiser Sinclair Black said, “It’s not just about the films, it’s the whole outdoor experience, being able to kick back on your beanbag or deck chair, relax with family and friends, and soak up the atmosphere in this beautiful harbour city.”

The Coffs Open Air Cinema is screening films every night under the stars from 5th-20th January 2008 at the Coffs Harbour Jetty foreshores. This is a wonderful opportunity for locals and visitors to the Coffs Coast to watch classic and contemporary films in a beautiful setting by the sea.

The program has something for everyone including the sidesplitting comedy Knocked Up, the Oscar-winning Life is Beautiful, and the film adaptation of the Broadway musical Hairspray. For a complete list of films visit http://www.coffsopenaircinema.com.au.

Gates open at 7pm each night and screenings start at sundown, approximately 8.30pm. Tickets are available online at http://www.coffsopenaircinema.com.au or at the door each night from 5.30pm. Tickets are $ 12 for adults and $ 8 for children.

Experience an amazing summer by the sea with the Smart Ventures Coffs Open Air Cinema from 5th-20th January 2008.

For further information:

Hadley Black

Coastal Cinemas

Office: (02) 6656 4624

Email: hadley(at)coastalcinemas.com.au

Additional Information

Smart Ventures http://www.smartventures.com.au was founded in 2004 to provide innovative banking solutions to specific market verticals. Since that time the group has focused on market verticals in various countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, China, India, Peru, and the United States. Smart Ventures provides a comprehensive package of services and resources to accelerate growth. Smart Ventures is also affiliated with Shift2Neutral and Beach Hut Media.

Beach Hut Media http://www.beachhutmedia.com.au is looking to establish a film and media business on the Coffs Coast and looks to showcase both clients and productions in the future.

Shift2Neutral http://www.shift2neutral.com is a carbon neutral company looking at working with various groups to establish a standard by which corporations can work to. Shift2Neutral wishes to work with Coastal Cinemas and provide a environmental friendly atmosphere for all to enjoy.

Smart Ventures Contact

Coffs Harbour:

Rod Cross

rod(at)smartventures.com.au

Ph: 0433376575

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Apr 11

Malaysia Airlines Says Priority Is Families of the Missing, Though Ticket

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Allegiant Air ending Rochester service, trimming presence in Fargo
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Apr 03

Katy Perry Tickets: Katy Perry Tickets in Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Minneapolis, Cleveland, Atlanta, Phoenix, Montreal, Tacoma, Kansas City, Fargo & St. Louis on Sale Today


New York, NY (PRWEB) January 27, 2014

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Katy Perry, the worldwide superstar and pop princess recently announced her third headlining tour. The PRISMATIC world tour will kick off in North America in June when she travels to the PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina and will conclude with a show in Houston, Texas at the Toyota Center. Perry will be traveling to many of the most popular venues on the continent, as well as some of the most intimate arenas to see a concert. At various dates on the tour, Perry will be joined by three different opening acts, Capital Cities, Tegan and Sara and Kacey Musgraves.

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This will be Perrys first tour since the critically acclaimed California Dreams Tour concluded in 2012. That show lasted 124 dates around the world, taking Perry and her great sounds to North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australasia. The tour netted close to $ 60 million and was one of the top 15 tours of 2011. It earned Perry the Peoples Choice Award for Best Tour Headliner, one of more than a dozen awards Perry has received at that show.

Perry will be joined by three entirely different acts on the tour. The first leg of the tour will be covered by Capital Cities. The duo joined forces in 2008 after meeting through a Craigslist ad and ever since, Ryan Merchant and Sebu Simonian have been known as Capital Cities. In 2011, they released the song that turned out to become their greatest hit in 2013, Safe and Sound. The song was one of the most popular from last year and helped them gain success with their debut album, In a Tidal Wave of Mystery.

The middle leg of the tour will give fans attending the PRISMATIC world tour pop music, mixed with country. Musgraves is one of the rising stars in country music and is one of the top breakout stars from 2013. She is a talented writer that has been nominated for Country Music Awards and Grammy Awards for two songs, Mamas Broken Heart, performed by Miranda Lambert, and Merry Go Round, Musgraves breakout hit. She earned four nominations for the Grammy Awards, tying with Lorde and Taylor Swift for the most of any female in 2014.

The last leg of the tour will see Tegan and Sara open for Perry. Tegan Rain Quin and Sara Keirsten Quin are identical twins that formed their group in 1995 when they were just 15. They have travelled around the world, performing with many of the most respected musical acts. Among the artists and groups the duo has performed with in the past include fun., Neil Young and the Pretenders, Weezer, Cake, Ryan Adams, Bryan Adams, The Killers, Newfound Glory, Death Cab for Cutie and Paramore.

The North American leg of the 2014 PRISMATIC world tour consists of 46 dates around the continent. Perry is one of the most popular artists in terms of sales and in terms of pleasing her fans, so this tour is a must-see for any true fan.

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Apr 02

An auto insurance perspective on electric cars

Vehicle insurance is quite affordable in regards to guaranteeing an electric push car. Discover why it’s so-and what car insurance will seem like in the potential for electrical and hybrid automobiles.

Looking at the showrooms of major car producers it’s now safe to say that electric cars are the future. There are fewer and less businesses left that have not released their accept the electric-motor vehicle however, while futurity-automobile club will be joined by a growing number of players. And when you’ve such titans as Ford, Nissan and actually BMW competing against each other on this fresh marketplace it is possible to call where the sector is heading over the following ten years. New-car companies like Tesla Engines additionally make their factor to tipping the size towards the more environment-friendly electric motor notion. But as we all agree about the typical automobile producing tendency in addition, it is important to consider the insurance view also. Because after all, we may find ourselves paying more to insurance company than to carmakers within the time scale of time while we’re using the vehicle.

The incentives

There are several insurance companies that take their image seriously, and as a part of creating a great image among prospective customers they suggest environment-friendly guidelines. In many events such policies result in incentives and reductions provided to proprietors of reduced-exhaust vehicles. Normally cross and electric-motor drive autos are subject to such price reductions, which makes auto insurance much more inexpensive for them. As a result, you may wind up spending much less for covering your high-priced electrical car than you might do for an inexpensive gas engine vehicle. That Is surely some food for thought to absorb.

A little outlook

It’s certain that electric cars are here to remain however odd and inconvenient some of them may look today. More models is likely to be released, batteries can get their storage expanded as well as the overall design will be enhanced – merely as it was with average automobiles less when compared to a century ago. Therefore it’s normal to expect the repair costs to decrease as fresh specialists will be able to support such automobiles in a timely manner. However, once the changeover to the new push type is going to be whole we are sure to observe a change in auto insurance providers as well, since insurers that you can get on http://cheapinsured.net are consistently interested in getting more money and they’ll strive to earn a gain in a environment full of “safer” cars. But only time will tell if this tiny forecast is right or not.

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Apr 02

An auto insurance perspective on electric cars

Motor insurance is fairly inexpensive when it comes to covering a power push vehicle. Understand why it is so-and what car insurance will appear to be in the potential for electrical and hybrid vehicles.

Browsing through the showrooms of important car producers it’s today safe to mention that electric automobiles will be the time to come. There are less and less firms left that haven’t introduced their take on the electric-motor vehicle however, while futurity-car membership has been joined by a growing number of players. And when you’ve such titans as Ford, Nissan and actually BMW competing against each other on this new market you can easily predict where the business is heading next decade. New car companies like Tesla Motors additionally make their share to tipping the scale towards the more environment-friendly electric motor notion. But as all of US agree regarding the general automobile manufacturing tendency it’s also significant to consider the insurance view also. Because after all, we may end up paying more to insurance companies than to carmakers on the period of time while we are using the vehicle.

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Mar 28

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