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Carnival in South Tyrol

Carnival in South Tyrol

A catholic feast to celebrate being together, joy, humour, but also to remember a world full of mystery, ancient rites and old traditions, elaborate masks and high class costumes. Carnival was already part of the Roman Saturnalia, an old festival in ancient Rome, but also in Egypt and in Babylon. As we conceive it today, Carnival and its tradition started in the Middle Ages and were always associated with Lent.

Many cities and small hamlets all over Italy organise events of various types, and South Tyrol plays its part, too: highly elaborate floats, theatre shows, wooden masks and ancient costumes. All this, and more, makes this catholic feast a superb way of celebrating happiness, whose soul has been untouched for centuries.

Men in apron

Men in apron

This may well be the most loved souvenir for tourists. It is, however, an inseparable work companion for many people from South Tyrol. Some people even say that this attire has become trendy and stylish, if worn in an appropriate way.

Not dictated by fashion, but by sheer comfort. Without that very peculiar overall, which covers them up to the knees, they feel half naked. We are talking about farmers, wine-growers, workers or retired people who take up DIY. Primarily men, but we find women, too. Over the years, this garment has become unisex, and this traditional option has become an inseparable outfit, with a retro hue.  What are we talking about?

We are talking about the unmistakable blue apron, the emblem of the South Tyrol worker. It has to be noted that more and more tourists, especially coming from big cities, seem to appreciate it. 

2 Easy everyday make-up

2 Easy everyday make-up

SMOKY EYES: in order to realize the perfect smoky make up, you need 3 eye shadows, colour-graded from the lighter to the darker.

Use the middle shade on your eyelid. Apply the lighter shade on the inner corner, blend the two colour properly so there won’t be a neat division between them.

The darker eye shadow has to be put starting from the outer corner of your eyes, drawing a “C” upright, to ½ of the crease. Cover properly this area, blending the 3 shades.

Now you can complete the make up with some eyeliner; for a more rock look, draw a thicker line and bland it with your finger and put a lot of mascara on!

THE 60s STYLE: this make-up was brought back to life by Dita Von Teese, the queen of burlesque. Put the eyeliner, drawing a line that goes slightly up, like a small “wave”. Complete the make up with some mascara and a strong blood-red lipstick.

Scrub; do it yourself!!!

Scrub; do it yourself!!!

Would you like to learn how to make a scrub mask by yourself?

On the market there are a lot of expensive solutions to exfoliate your face skin, but if you want to save some money and still have an excellent scrub you onla need some honey and corn flour.

The preparation is super easy: put one tea spoon of honey in a bowl together with 2 tea spoons of corn flour. Mix it and use it on your face skin, pressing a little with circular movements.

Massage for a couple of minutes and wash it out with lukewarm water. Use a soft towel to gently dry your face.

Your face will be bright and clean!!!

Avalanches!

Avalanches!

Do not be scared!  You are most probably planning your stay at Ciasa Salares, or are enjoying it right now, and may well not want to be bombarded with frightening information about your safety… but this is important.

Christmas – not only decorations

Christmas – not only decorations

Christmas is upon us and we all sense that cheerful feeling of joy, redemption, happiness, the warmth of our family, the pleasure of savouring and sharing good food.

We can choose to delve into the world of decorations, buying Christmas presents and frantically writing Christmas cards, but we may also use this chance to explore new opportunities, chiefly winter sports such as cross country skiing, alpine skiing or snowshoeing. 

The "Gran Bracun"

The "Gran Bracun"

The heroic compatriot Francësch Wilhelm de Brach, known as the Gran Bracun, is quite famous in the Val Badia. The courageous young man from Marebbe acquired celebrity in the Crusaded in the Holy Land, but his boldest and most important deed took place in his native valley. Once upon a time, a ferocious dragon lived at the foot of the Sasso della Croce: this ferocious creature was always extremely hungry and devoured any human being or animal he found on his path. The lands around there started to clear out and so, since this terrible demon could not find anything more to eat, he started moving down the valley. The houses themselves offered no safe shelter from this evil being, so gloom and despair were thoroughly widespread around the region. 

The treasure of Saint Barbara

The treasure of Saint Barbara

The small church of Saint Barbara, on the hills towering over the hamlet of La Valle, in Alta Badia, is set in a panoramic, picturesque location. The inhabitants of the area still remember the story of the lords of Rü: they had buried money and precious jewels in the land near the church, several centuries ago. 

The shoemaker from Marebbe and the dwarfs

The shoemaker from Marebbe and the dwarfs

The day had come to an end, with the last sunrays hitting the high arêtes in the Val Badia. Toni was working late, trying to prepare all the things he would have needed to craft a new pair of shoes, which he intended to do the following day. When this was over, he stood up, walked out of the door, towards home. The following morning, he was flabbergasted when he saw that a new pair of shoes was already there. This was indeed bizarre, and the thought of this did not leave him for the whole morning.

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