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La musica del mare termina sulla riva o nel cuore dell’uomo che ascolta?
(Khalil Gibran)

Non amo il caldo afoso e il mare affollato, non amo le distese di ombrelloni in cui si respirano gli odori del vicino tipiche delle nostre riviere italiane e l’acqua sporca, soffro il caldo, sudo, la mia pressione si abbassa tanto da dover prendere medicine per star bene… tuttavia riconosco il fascino del mare, della spiaggia, il relax del distendersi al sole, oltre al beneficio del sole sul nostro organismo e per la crescita dei bambini. Per questo motivo mi piace il mare italiano fuori stagione e per fortuna, abitando abbastanza vicino al mare, possiamo goderne tutto l’anno.
In alternativa al mare in Italia, sicuramente i Paesi Nordici offrono delle spiagge stupende e delle località di mare che spesso gli italiani ignorano, ma che vale davvero la pena di condividere e di risaltare.
Sfatiamo anzitutto il mito per cui al mare nei Paesi Nordici noi italiani sentiamo freddo: va solo scelto il periodo giusto dell’anno e il momento giusto della giornata. Oltre che la località giusta.

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The Church Palace Rome: un soggiorno romano in un’atmosfera da sogno

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Although we always travel with our little girl, our choice falls on comfortable, beautiful, even luxurious hotels. We’re not the typical family that venture into a hippy backpackers-travel with a kid (I hate uncomfortable beds and camping tends), and we believe that you can travel with style and class even with an enthusiastic 5-years-old little girl.

Probably our choices are dictated by age (were not so young) and by the full trust in the (good) education of our daughter…

We already knew The Church Palace

In a hot summer evening in the garden of The Church Palace we had the privilege to assist Sabrina Persechino’s fashion show for AltaRoma and then we visited the interior of the hotel during the cocktail. I was pleasantly surprised by the colors of the interior, by the terrace, by the art and so I put the hotel in my wishlist.

The Church Palace, former Domus Mariae Palazzo Carpegna, is a striking 4 star superior hotel set in a beautiful historical Renaissance-inspired building. Surrounded by a private park, with an ancient fountain and an 18th century nymphaeum, the hotel harmoniously integrates with the Villa Carpegna Park.

Behind the beautiful cloister, at the very heart of the hotel, lies a majestic Church with a nave and two side aisles and a splendid colonnade of precious green marble. Alongside its natural religious function, the Church is also available for concerts and other prestigious events.

The Church Palace Rome

The Church Palace offers 200 rooms including Smart, Classic, Deluxe and Junior Suites.

The property also provides guests with 2 restaurants – The Circus and Nero, – The Office lounge bar and the charming, open-air The Square, set in the hotel’s cloister. We had dinner at Nero: the choice of the menu is not very wide, but the dishes are modern and with interesting flavors and there are also a kids menu and a special kids dessert list.

The hotel also offers the Bachelet Auditorium & Cinema and 5 meeting rooms.

The Church Palace enjoys a strategic location both for those coming to Rome by car or train or plane. The hotel is located in Via Aurelia 481, in a well-served residential quarter, just 300 meters from the Metro “Cornelia Station” (Line A – just three stops from the Vatican Museums). The Vatican City, St. Peter’s Basilica and the city centre are just 3.5 km far.

Free parking (a very important detail in Rome) is large and very comfortable. For transportation in Rome, you can then decide whether to use your car, public transport (metro line A or bus, which stops right next door) or the shuttle provided by the hotel (which I recommend booking – 4€ per person – in advance because for us there was no availability…).

The breakfast is a classic continental buffet breakfast with the usual choice of sweet and salty.

Wi-Fi is free and well functioning throughout the hotel and there is the possibility to use Handy.

Handy is a phone that is available for free for all hotel guests: you will find it in the room and you can take it with you anywhere. You will always be connected at no cost with 4G and you can also make free calls. Obviously there are limitations (calls are free only to some Countries), but the service is great: it also includes a city guide, maps, navigator… in short, for business or leisure, Handy is really good traveling companion! Just be careful not to lose or damage it…

What is missing? A hotel of this standard is well worth a SPA! Or at least a relaxation area and gym…

HOTEL THE CHURCH PALACE 
Via Aurelia 481
00165 Roma
Web www.thechurchpalace.com
Email [email protected]
Phone +39 06 660011 +39 06 66007902-11

Sebbene viaggiamo sempre con la nostra bambina, la nostra scelta ricade su hotel confortevoli, belli, quando si può anche lussuosi. Non siamo la tipica famiglia che si avventura in un viaggio hippie con lo zaino in spalla e bimba al seguito (odio i letti scomodi e le tende) e siamo convinti che si riesca a viaggiare con classe e stile anche con una quasi 5enne entusiasta di tutto ciò che vede.Read More

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Hotel Konventum: arte, relax e architettura a pochi passi da Copenhagen

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We arrived in the evening, tired after so many kilometers, finally to Hotel Konventum.

The calmness, silence and harmony between man and nature, between your thoughts and the North sky resonate in this Hotel. They welcome you with soft lighting, a quiet environment but not too cold nor aseptic, warmed by the color of the wood and the beautiful lobby.

From the architectural point of view, the structure uses lots of wood, which transmit heat and host to the traveler. And so many windows that overlook the breathtaking views looking at the Swedish coast.
On the other hand Helsingborg is just there. Only a narrow strip of sea separates Denmark from Sweden.

Architecture, art and design

Hotel Konventum was built in 1969 (but do not expect a dated hotel because it has undergone many renovations over the years) and since then has attracted international recognition for its unique architecture and its impressive area of 20,000 square meters. The hotel is spread over several levels, interspersed with charming courtyards, atriums with different and unique spaces around the main building.

Hotel Konventum is a very large property, where it is almost easy to get lost.
Despite being a large and well-known congress center (with all the structures of hospitality related to this kind of activity), peace and relaxation reign supreme… and the next morning at breakfast you discover that the feeling of being alone in this nice hotel was merely a sensation, due to the attention and respect – tipically Nordic – for silence and privacy.

Hotel Konventum owns a large private art collection of over 1,200 works of modern art from 1950 until today. Over 100 artists represented including Ærtebjerg Katrine, Asger Jorn, Carl-Henning Pedersen, Kurt Trampedach, Egil Jacobsen and Kristian Hornsleth. The exhibition is open to the public and you can reserve a guide.

Hotel Konventum: many services for all tastes

If you arrive by car (and I recommend you to visit Denmark by renting a car), parking is never a problem, nor from a cost point of view (it’s free) nor from the point of view of the parking facility ( there are many parking places).

In the breakfast room, the round tables and windows overlooking the green garden (with a gorgeous view) allow you to enjoy a rich continental breakfast with plenty of choice even with organic products.

If you love golf, you’ll really enjoy the Konventum Hotel services: Helsingor Golf Club offers an 18-hole, par 3 for 9-hole course. You can rent golf bags at Konventum and book directly at Helsingor Golf Club’s web www.golfbox.dk or phone +45 49 21 29 70.

The main attraction in Helsingor is the Hamlet castle (Kronborg Castle: find all the details in this article), but you will be sufficiently close to Copenhagen and the splendid Museum of Modern Art Louisiana.

For all information about Denmark visit the official website Visit Denmark.

Arrivi di sera, stanco dopo tanti km, finalmente ad Hotel Konventum.

La pacatezza, il silenzio e l’armonia tra uomo e natura, tra i tuoi pensieri e il cielo del Nord risuonano in questo Hotel. Ti accolgono luci soffuse, un ambiente silenzioso ma non freddo nè asettico, riscaldato dal colore del legno e dello splendido piano della hall.

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