oksana kolesnikova is offering you to have website «Our world» remembered
Do you want us to remember the «Our world» website?
Yes No
×
Прогноз погоды

the whole world in one place

About website

Last comments

Lovely Kumari
Nice you can check here also http://buff.ly/2aFtOvC
Lovely Kumari Paper Cut Into Leaf Map Of Amsterdam By Nils Westergard
A. Oscar

Just like plants and trees: when born straight stays that way forever: but humans always are excep…
A. Oscar Twins Born Holding Hands 2 Years Ago Are Now Closer Than Ever
Henrique
Hi,
This is terrible wave on, but I must to get a few of this in my believe.
Henrique The Majestic Power Of Ocean Waves By Luke Shadbolt (10 Pics)
per holfve
i want to there
per holfve SAVING SANTO STEFANO DI SESSANIO
oksana kolesnikova
goodly...
oksana kolesnikova Explosive Dance Portraits By Alexander Yakovlev (Part 2)
commented
Paper Cut Into Leaf Map Of Amsterdam By Nils Westergard

Paper Cut Into Leaf Map Of Amsterdam By Nils Westergard

Street artist and paper art enthusiast Nils Westergard cut an incredibly detailed map of Amsterdam on leaf-shaped paper. When Nil is not doing paper art, he is obsessed with wall murals, and he’s incredibly good at it.

aug 9 16, 14:54
0 1
Twins Born Holding Hands 2 Years Ago Are Now Closer Than Ever

Twins Born Holding Hands 2 Years Ago Are Now Closer Than Ever

Two years ago, the monoamniotic twins born holding hands left doctors in awe. Now, the girls Jenna and Jillian Thistlethwaite are closer than ever. Jenna and Jillian Thistlethwaite were born with a rare 1 in 10,000 condition – the twins shared the same amniotic sac within their mother’s…

aug 4 16, 11:47
0 1
The Majestic Power Of Ocean Waves By Luke Shadbolt (10 Pics)

The Majestic Power Of Ocean Waves By Luke Shadbolt (10 Pics)

Australian photographer Luke Shadbolt has captured the ominous power of waves in his latest series, “Maelstrom.” Partially inspired by the volatile El Nino season of 2016, Shadbolt hasn’t revealed where these photos were taken, adding to the universality of the shots. He explains the series…

may 10 16, 12:35
0 1
SAVING SANTO STEFANO DI SESSANIO

SAVING SANTO STEFANO DI SESSANIO

Is the fate of many unique, virtually abandoned villages in the unknown corner of Abruzzo sealed? Not if Swedish-Italian millionaire Daniele Kihlgren can help it. In 1999, a solitary motorbike trip proved to be a revelation for this modern-day idealist. By chance, he stumbled upon the almo…

mar 8 14, 09:45
+2 1
Explosive Dance Portraits By Alexander Yakovlev (Part 2)

Explosive Dance Portraits By Alexander Yakovlev (Part 2)

Russian studio-dance photographer Alexander Yakovlev is back with his expressive images of professional dancers. Dynamic and powerful, his new photo series “The Mirages” immortalizes the graceful movements of the dancers with the help of exploding flour. Based in Moscow, Yakovlev is a gra…

dec 30 15, 19:16
+1 1
10+ Brides Wearing Hijabs On Their Big Day Look Absolutely Stunning

10+ Brides Wearing Hijabs On Their Big Day Look Absolutely Stunning

Hijab Bride source Hijab Bride source Hijab Bride source Hijab Bride source Hijab Bride source Hijab Bride source Hijab Bride source Hijab Bride source Hijab Bride source Hijab Bride source H…

sep 12 16, 12:23
0 0
Women’s Beauty Captured 100 Years Ago In Vintage Postcards From 1900-1910

Women’s Beauty Captured 100 Years Ago In Vintage Postcards From 1900-1910

Luzon Woman From The Philippines source Japan Female-warrior Gypsy Girl With Mandolin source Lily Elsie, English Actress And Singer source Anna Pavlovna Was A Russian Prima Ballerina source Anna May Wong Was The First Chinese American Movie Star…

mar 29 16, 17:10
0 0
110+ Reasons Why Women Live Longer Than Men (New Pics)

110+ Reasons Why Women Live Longer Than Men (New Pics)

5 Minutes Break source This Will Be Just Fine Painting The Sidewalk Mexican Style source So My Buddy Fell Off The Roof The Other Day source Approved Non-Slip Non-Conductive Tread source What Could Go Wrong? source Glassblower Pl…

apr 10, 14:37
0 0
Guy Creates Body-Shaming Meme Out Of Plus-Size Woman’s Photo, Gets Surprised When She Responds

Guy Creates Body-Shaming Meme Out Of Plus-Size Woman’s Photo, Gets Surprised When She Responds

There are few things in this world more satisfying than watching a sexist, body-shaming creep get reduced to nothing by the Twittersphere. It just happened a few days ago when a South African man turned plus-size model Lesego Legobane, also from SA, into a degrading meme that compare…

sep 21 17, 12:54
0 0
Parking Sings At A Laser Surgery Center In Brentwood, NY

Parking Sings At A Laser Surgery Center In Brentwood, NY

When Jim Diesel was picking up his grandmother from an eye surgery center he noticed that “every single sign was bent back”. The picture was taken near the Laser Eye Surgery Center parking lot in Brentwood, NY. As funny as this might look, it actually becomes scary when you realize pe…

sep 15 16, 15:21
0 0
Sculptor Tries Photographing Dancers, And The Result Is Mindblowing (12+ Pics)

Sculptor Tries Photographing Dancers, And The Result Is Mindblowing (12+ Pics)

Dance Photography source Dance Photography source Dance Photography source Dance Photography source Dance Photography source Dance Photography source Dance Photography source Dance Photography source Dance Photo…

oct 17 16, 12:18
0 0
Kiwi And His Goth Girlfriend Just Had 4 Babies And Internet Is In Love

Kiwi And His Goth Girlfriend Just Had 4 Babies And Internet Is In Love

This adorable love story is truly colorful. 19-year-old Maura T. Hennelly shared the love story of her parrots on Twitter and the internet fell head over heels for the two drastically different lovebirds. In mid-2017 Maura noticed that Kiwi, the bright, colorful boy lovebird, was g…

jul 15, 13:20
0 0
I Created A Realistic Sloth Costume

I Created A Realistic Sloth Costume

I am a sculptor/propmaker/costume designer and had the chance to make this lifelike sloth costume last year. How could I resist, sloths being my favorite animals on this planet. It’s a two-layered padded bodysuit, separate movable extended claw-gloves, claw-slippers and of course t…

may 21, 08:03
0 0

SAVING SANTO STEFANO DI SESSANIO

expand

Santo Stefano di Sessanio at sunsetIs the fate of many unique, virtually abandoned villages in the unknown corner of Abruzzo sealed? Not if Swedish-Italian millionaire Daniele Kihlgren can help it. In 1999, a solitary motorbike trip proved to be a revelation for this modern-day idealist. By chance, he stumbled upon the almost-deserted hilltop village of Santo Stefano di Sessanio in the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park in the Apennines. He was struck speechless, not only by the outstanding beauty of the setting, but also because almost everything was untouched. “Time seemed to have stood perfectly still – no concrete buildings, no factories, no tourist infrastructure like the Swiss chalets you find in so many Abruzzese towns,” says Kihlgren. It wasn’t long before he returned to Santo Stefano – not only with his motorbike, but also with a plan to save this village from extinction. Kihlgren, in his mid-forties, has been described as a maverick, a millionaire with enormous willpower. And where there’s a will, there’s a way. Kihlgren bought a house in Santo Stefano and soon many more. Next step was signing a deal with the local authorities to leave Santo Stefano in its original condition – in other words, an embargo on building new houses and a ban on the use of concrete. In exchange, Kihlgren would spend a substantial sum, up to €4.5 million – a mix of his own and borrowed money – on breathing new life into the village and giving it a second chance. “This has nothing to do with renovation,” Kihlgren insists. “It’s about restoration – restoring honour. I had a unique opportunity to save one of the last authentic places in Italy from the grip of cement.” In 2004, five years after Kihlgren first wandered through Santo Stefano, the village was ready for its second life. Kihlgren received help from some big names, including the renowned British architect David Chipperfield, who also supports the concept of ‘conservative restoration’, or restoring while maintaining original features.Sextantio

Santo Stefano di Sessanio Santo stefano di SessanioSanto stefano di SessanioSanto stefano di SessanioSanto stefano di Sessanio 

The result of the first project here in Santo Stefano di Sessanio is Sextantio Albergo Diffuso. A fairly recent concept in the hotel business, an albergo diffuso is a ‘hotel’ scattered throughout a town in different houses. Guests are assimilated into the village and feel part of the community. Kihlgren’s Sextantio originally had 32 houses, but some have been sold to foreigners. Buying a completely restored house from Kihlgren costs about €1200 to €1500 (from $1470) per square metres. The rest serve as hotel rooms with a central reception area, hotel manager and staff.The rooms usually come with a kitchenette, a table and chairs, a fireplace – Spartan luxury. “We try to retain everything that refers back to village life,” says Kihlgren. “Only local materials are used, and old furniture and artefacts were sourced in the area. Modern technology, such as under-floor heating and light switches, is discreetly hidden. We also conducted research with the National Museum of Abruzzo and talked to the elderly residents of Santo Stefano to discover how people used to live and what materials they used. Even beter, after a couple of days staying here, you feel connected with the place. Probably just how Kihlgren felt the moment he decided to save a part of Italian heritage.
Sextantio suiteSextantio suiteSextantio suiteSextantio suiteSextantio suiteSextantio suiteSanto StefanoDaniele KihlgrenSextantioSextantioSextantioSextantioSextantioSextantio
How to get there

Santo Stefano di Sessanio is 150 kilometres (a 1.5-hour drive) from Rome and 100 kilometres from the Adriatic coast and the city of Pescara. The best way to explore the region is by car. Sextantio Albergo Diffuso has 27 rooms dotted throughout several buildings, ranging from double rooms to suites, which are twice as large.
A Classic Room with breakfast for two starts at a bargain €160 ($196) per night in low season. While the setting is perfect, there’s definitely room for improvement on the hospitality side.

view from Santo Stefano di Sessanio


Read more→

Posted on 08.03.2014 09:45

Comments

To show the previous comments (%s from %s)
per holfve
per holfve 3 January 16 15:14 i want to there Text hided expand
1
Show new comments
All comments are shown: 1
Facebook comments
Like

Site search

Like
new
Internet Says That The Queen Trolled Trump In The Best Way Possible

Internet Says That The Queen Trolled Trump In The Best Way Possible

Donald Trump’s visit to the U.K was a hectic mess of summits, protests, golf (obvs) and tea with the Queen. That’s right, Donald Trump, hardly known for his manners and etiquette, had tea with the Queen. Now it’s not known what Her Majesty thinks about Donald, but we can hazard a g…

jul 17, 17:10
0 0
Here’s How Dead Pop Stars Would Look Today If They Were Still Alive (12 Pics)

Here’s How Dead Pop Stars Would Look Today If They Were Still Alive (12 Pics)

Elvis Presley source Kurt Cobain source Bob Marley source John Lennon source Jimi Hendrix source Janis Joplin source Jim Morrison source Karen Carpenter source Dennis Wilson source Bobby Darin …

jul 17, 13:10
0 0
126+ Epic Design Fails That Are So Bad, It’s Hilarious (New Pics)

126+ Epic Design Fails That Are So Bad, It’s Hilarious (New Pics)

Class Stalls In Bathroom source And You Thought The Other Glass Stall Was Bad source That’s Nice source Hmmm source A Friend’s Two-Year Old’s Birthday Cake source The Paint In This Public Restroom source This Car Dealership …

jul 17, 11:55
0 0
The Singular Loneliness Of New York City

The Singular Loneliness Of New York City

Loneliness is New York’s leitmotif. This feeling is palpable everywhere in the city—a place filled with 8 million people, many of whom are immigrants and transplants. There are different shades of it: the loneliness of an Uber driver who fled Venezuela, leaving his family behind, who…

jul 17, 07:57
0 0
Guy Creates Paper Art That Changes Completely When Touched, And Some Might Scare You (20+ Pics)

Guy Creates Paper Art That Changes Completely When Touched, And Some Might Scare You (20+ Pics)

Fold Out Gif source Fold Out Gif source Fold Out Gif source Fold Out Gif source Fold Out Gif source Fold Out Gif source Fold Out Gif source Fold Out Gif source Fold Out Gif source Fold Out Gif …

jul 16, 17:33
0 0
The Way This Woman Uses This GIANT Pencil She Got As A Gift Amuses The Internet

The Way This Woman Uses This GIANT Pencil She Got As A Gift Amuses The Internet

If you went to school at any point during your life you have experienced the feeling of anxiety that occurs when you don’t have a writing utensil. Perhaps your laptop died; or you woke up late for class and had to race to campus, only to discover you have everything but something to …

jul 16, 15:16
0 0
Jimmy Kimmel Asks Americans To Name ANY Country, And Result Is Too Painful To Watch Until Little Boy Steps In

Jimmy Kimmel Asks Americans To Name ANY Country, And Result Is Too Painful To Watch Until Little Boy Steps In

Americans have a reputation abroad for being somewhat insular, and that is putting it kindly. Perhaps it’s a lack of curiosity, education or just being told over and over that the USA is ‘exceptional,’ but for some reason there is just a startling lack of knowledge about the world as…

jul 16, 13:10
0 0
Teacher Teaches Kids About Sex, Can’t Stop Laughing At Their Questions

Teacher Teaches Kids About Sex, Can’t Stop Laughing At Their Questions

Sex Ed is always an awkward, exciting and hilarious part of the curriculum for students, as pubescent teens begin to make sense of the weird hormonal urges taking place in their bodies. While the easy availability of adult content on the internet means that kids are picking up sexy…

jul 16, 12:50
0 0
20+ Controversial Photos Of Prison Cells Reveal How Differently Countries Treat Their Criminals

20+ Controversial Photos Of Prison Cells Reveal How Differently Countries Treat Their Criminals

Bastøy Prison, Horten, Norway source Penal De Ciudad Barrios, Ciudad Barrios, San Miguel, El Salvador source Aranjuez Prison, Aranjuez, Spain source Haiti’s Civil Prison, Arcahaie, Haiti source The Maula Prison, Lilongwe, Malawi source …

jul 16, 10:47
0 0
Kiwi And His Goth Girlfriend Just Had 4 Babies And Internet Is In Love

Kiwi And His Goth Girlfriend Just Had 4 Babies And Internet Is In Love

This adorable love story is truly colorful. 19-year-old Maura T. Hennelly shared the love story of her parrots on Twitter and the internet fell head over heels for the two drastically different lovebirds. In mid-2017 Maura noticed that Kiwi, the bright, colorful boy lovebird, was g…

jul 15, 13:20
0 0
They Thought That I Was Just One Overambitious Teen, Then I Proved Them Wrong

They Thought That I Was Just One Overambitious Teen, Then I Proved Them Wrong

When you tell people “I’m going to be successful.” and you are only 13, they tell you “Of course you will.” while thinking you are too ambitious. Instead of listening to those people I worked hard and proved you can do anything you set your mind to, no matter how old you are. Now b…

jul 14, 23:02
0 0
Cat Owners Are Shaming Their Cats For Their ‘Crimes’ And It’s Too Entertaining To Read

Cat Owners Are Shaming Their Cats For Their ‘Crimes’ And It’s Too Entertaining To Read

Cat’s are probably one of the most shameless creatures of the animal kingdom. They come and go as they please with an attitude that says,”I run things,” leaving dead mice and birds in their wake. Well some cat owners are fed up with their feline companion’s devil-may-care behavior an…

jul 13, 18:05
0 0
I Have Been Living In Seoul For Two Years And Here Are Some Of The Photos I Have Taken

I Have Been Living In Seoul For Two Years And Here Are Some Of The Photos I Have Taken

I moved to Seoul from the US a couple years ago to be an English teacher. In college, I had studied photography, but I had given it up for almost four years after graduating. While living in Korea, I got inspired and bought a cheap camera and lens and started shooting again. I was …

jul 13, 14:44
0 0
High-heeled Crocs Are Now A Thing, And People Can’t Decide Whether They’re Ugly Or Actually Cool

High-heeled Crocs Are Now A Thing, And People Can’t Decide Whether They’re Ugly Or Actually Cool

There’s a whole lot of snobbishness about Crocs gooing on out there. Like Nickleback and vegans, some things are seemingly just cool to hate. Personally, I don’t see what all the fuss is about. They are super comfortable and serve a purpose, which is just fine for me. The latest ou…

jul 13, 13:27
0 0
Guy Falls Asleep On Roadtrip, Girlfriend Asks Internet To Photoshop In What He Misses Along The Way

Guy Falls Asleep On Roadtrip, Girlfriend Asks Internet To Photoshop In What He Misses Along The Way

The internet is an amazing place. The sum of all human knowledge resides there, we can order food from there and find a dizzying array of porn the likes of which you never knew existed. It also brings people in ways that nothing else can, and nothing unites people quite like a good p…

jul 13, 13:05
0 0