Category: Design

It was October 1978 when many pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square questioned themselves about the fate of the new Pope, who according to the forecasts attributed to him African nationality, certainly would not have been Italian. And so it was that October 16 was elected the first non-Italian Pope, Karol Wojtyla. The first non-Italian Pope since 1523. Elected a Slavic Pope who succeeded in breaking down communism and the Berlin Wall. Just the same year, a few months after two young entrepreneurs from Lazio took an important decision for the fate of their lives, registering in the form of limited liability company, their dream came alive and Vip Tour was born, their companions in tourist transport .

From there it will soon be V.I.P. Tours along with others will assert themselves as one of the pioneers of the “City Sightseeing” sector in Rome and in Italy. To respond to an increasingly growing demand in the field of the Open bus, establishing itself on the market for service quality and passenger care, not only for open buses. From the Via Farini office, in Rome, a few steps from Termini station.

Another element of attraction was set up in 1998 by the “Concorde” bus – the 50-seat Mercedes Intercar, which the company assigned to the V.I.P. Tour Naples – Pompeii. The peculiarity of this vehicle was that, in addition to having a typical “old style” structure, it was equipped with every comfort by providing audio video tools, able to provide a description of the history, points of interest, customs, traditions and the costumes of tourist sites about to be visited by travelers.

A few years later V.I.P. Tour, the well-established company will introduce a further element of attraction to its offer the Tour: Naples-Pompeii. It will be the bus “Concorde” – Mercedes Intercar 50 seats to accompany travelers pleasantly. The peculiarity of this vehicle was that, in addition to having a typical “old style” structure. But equipped with every comfort as audio video tools able to make a preview of the history, customs, traditions and customs of tourist sites that were about to be visited

In 1997 Green Line Tours purchased ten small 26-seater tram-buses, called “Greeny Bus”, due to the low level of pollution produced. These vehicles were equipped with Iveco 80E18 engines with ecological diesel combustion, introduced the catalytic muffler according to the regulations in force in compliance with the “Euro2” law. They were just called “Greeny”.

While in 2014, Italy won the Oscar with the film by Paolo Sorrentino – La Grande Bellezza. That through the description of the surreal worldly events mixed with his dense and intense dramas of the protagonist Gep Gambardella. It makes us discover Rome, the majestic and exciting capital. An itinerary immersed in the unique atmosphere of Imperial Rome starting from the Rione Celio, where the protagonist’s house is located, which enjoys a marvelous view of the Colosseum. Between the Roman Forum and the Domus Aurea, which combines antiquity and modernity with medieval churches, centuries-old monuments and elegant palaces of the late nineteenth century alternates, in perfect harmony, welcoming rooms with a “Roman” flavor and fashionable meeting places. In fact in imperial times this was one of the most sought after residential areas by noble families and even today its splendor shines through the magnificent ruins of the Baths of Caracalla. It is precisely in these celebrated streets that the “City Sightseeing” route takes place, where on board the Green Line Tours duoble deker offers an Open Bus service against the backdrop of great beauty. In the same year, 2014 Green Line Tours will introduce a new tour in Italy with a visit to Siena on board the 28 seats Granturismo cars in order to guarantee a quality and safety standard always at the highest levels.

At the end of the 90s and the beginning of the 2000 Green Line Tours enter the world of the internet is born www.greenlinetours.com, a real innovation that during the years around 20 revolutionized the whole world and the way to do tourism. Thanks to its website, Glt opens a window and connects with customers from all over the world, this will give greater scope and greater interaction with its customers, building loyalty. From that moment on, the sharing of information and the exchange of interests of customers, Glt changes and renews the commercial proposals offered by Glt. And with today twenty years after a revolution began September 1998 by the witty Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the two very young programmers who created Google Inc, the first search engine on the web. Green Line Tours is present on all the search engines in the world, its website reached the fourth release at the end of 2017, finally introducing the possibility to book tours in real time from all over the world.

In 2018 the rebranding of Green Line tours is under way, the logo changes. The restoration of the image of the company is not just about the intangible, but also the cars are equipped with a new look, new audio reproductions customized for young people and adults and obviously available in multilingual.

Green Line Tour, becomes a company in step with the times able to still compete with its competitors on the market, which during these 40 years have grown, having entered the market also international companies. Glt’s mission does not change to the first place there is the desire to tell Rome and other Italian destinations by making a dream vacation to tourists from all over the world live. Green Line Tours communicates through social networks and through these modern channels shortens the physical distances with its customers.

 

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Spring has sprung here in Italy and we couldn’t be more excited about it. Why? Here are four of our top reasons to visit Italy at the end of March, April or May. Welcome Spring With an appropriately upbeat to do list if you visit Rome.

 

Horti Farnesiani – Il Palatino’s secret garden

Since it was completed the restoration of the Farnese birders on the Palatine, the exhibition Horti Farnesiani is starting on wednesday 21th march tells, even with multimedia supports, the comparison between the magnificence at the time of the Farnese and the transformations over time on the secret garden of Palatino’s hill. In the mid-sixteenth century, the Farnese’s family had undertooked construction for a large garden with avenues, flowerbeds, trees, fountains, buildings, paintings, statues and other works of art that etchings, prints, paintings and writers in its splendor. The set of archaeological remains, renaissance fragments and natural elements is today the main reason to visit this wonderful though lost garden that the exhibition will recount after the recent restorations.

 

Sakura Hanami – EUR Lake

Hanami, litterally this term means admire flowers, its considered a classic of trees, especially that of cherry trees, in which they are called sakura. The Sakura bloom lasts for a short time, it starts towards the end of March, usually around 20-24 march and the maximum flowering occurs a few days later and lasts until the beginning of April when the Sakura present themselves to fade and in this period Hanami is celebrated. On July 20, 1959, Japan donated 2,500 cherry trees to Italy, many of which still surround the EUR lake. You can admire from the wonderful spring show offer by the Hanami blossoming

 

Roseto Comunale

From 21th april going to open Rome garden rose, you should start to visit the garden and combining with an exploration of the Aventine and its panoramic park. The Roseto is located very close to Circo Massimo home to around 1,100 varieties of botanical roses, ancient and modern from all over the world. The cultivated specimens come from all over the world: from the Far East to South Africa, from Old Europe to New Zealand, passing through the Americas. The Roseto was the site of Rome’s Jewish cemetery for centuries, before being presented to the city in the twentieth century. The rose’s garden in Rome opens to the public for the flowering season, and there are usually guided tours and special events, also open at night Villamusical shows.

 

Villa Priorato di Malta

The villa and garden of Malta’s Priorato are located on the Aventine Hill in Rome, is one of the two institutional seats of the government of the Sovereign Order of Malta. The Magistral villa, witch granted extraterritorial status by Italy. It also hosts the Grand Priory of Rome and the embassy of the Sovereign Order of Malta to Italy. The Priorato palace is not immediately apparent, but look through the keyhole into the villa’s green door and you see the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica.

 

 

 

The art’s exhibitions can be a good reason to organize a trip through city discovery tours. It will be a synonymous with beauty and knowledge.  And right now Italy is hosting a nice slice to discover art. From the shots of Kertész in Genoa to those of McCurry in Pavia, through the paintings of Picasso and De Chirico in Brescia and the drawings of Correggio and Guercino in Modena, up to the collective imagination of the 2000s on show in Catanzaro. Your journey to discovery city with art can start from here.

BRESCIA – From futurism to metaphysics, from “Return to order” to informal art in a path of surprising beauty: this is the exhibition “Picasso, De Chirico, Morandi, 100 masterpieces of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries from the private collections of Brescia, set up at Palazzo Martinengo from 20 January to 10 June, which presents a selection of works of the most beautiful and important residences of Brescia and its province.The review, curated by Davide Dotti, is an opportunity to admire the likes of Balla, Boccioni , Depero, De Chirico, Savinius, Severini, Morandi, Carrà, De Pisis, Sironi, Burri, Manzoni, Vedova and Fontana Among the works, also the fomous “Still Life with the Head of a Bull”, an oil on canvas exhibited for the first vault, painted by Picasso in 1942.

GENOVA – A seaside town, between historical events, exhibitions to discover art walks in the Ligurian capital, without forgetting a visit to the Aquarium, We need to get from the sea to understand Genoa, because it is from the water that the Ligurian capital has built its way to being and his fortune. It is set in Genoa at the Palazzo Ducale foundation from 24 February to 16 June.A ‘visual diary’ with intimate and poetic tones that reveals the expressive power of small things is what emerges in the great retrospective dedicated to André Kertész. It is curated by Denis Curti.

PAVIA – If you went in Pavia you would live symbolic journey of emotions and experiences conducted between India, Afghanistan, Burma, Japan, Cuba and Brazil that proposed by the exhibition Steve McCurry. Among the works is the portrait, now become an icon, by Sharbat Gula, the Afghan girl that McCurry has photographed in the refugee camp of Peshawar.

MODENA – The Gallery Estense in Modena hosts from February 17 to May 13 a selection of drawings by authors such as Correggio, Nicolò dell’Abate and Lelio Orsi, Ludovico, Annibale and Agostino Carracci, the Scarsellino, Guido Reni and Guercino in the large exhibition entitled ‘ From Correggio to Guercino. Masterpieces on paper from the Este dukes’ collection. The works on display, from free studies of invention to real preparatory drawings, come from the great heritage of the collections kept in the Gallery’s store.

CATANZARO – The collective exhibition curated by Luca Beatrice, set up from January 13 to March 20 at the Marca Museo delle Arti in Catanzaro, is titled ‘The Millennium is Age’, which offers a focus on the 2000s and its protagonists. Starting from obsolete objects and people, such as telephone cards, cassettes, floppy disks, Lira, but also the Twin Towers, Oasis and Gianfranco Fini, and coming to those who have now replaced them, from the smartphone to Facebook and Spotify, from the Euro to Netflix, to Justin Bieber, the Movimento 5 Stelle and Matteo Renzi, the exhibition itinerary tells the first 18 years of the new millennium through the gaze of 10 artists who were completing their studies in 2000, or moving the first steps.

The Chiostro del Bramante in Rome are cloisters from the early 16th century, now used for hosting art exhibitions, conferences and concerts. It is considered to be one of the high points of Renaissance architecture in Rome.

Emulsione su legno di Michael Lin
Emulsione su legno, di Michael Lin – Photo Credit: Raffaella De Pietro

The building is part of the complex that also includes the adjacent Santa Maria della Pace church, home to the famous fresco Sibyls by Raphael, and was designed by the architect and painter Donato Bramante, one of the most prominent artists of the Renaissance.

 

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TIPS From the café you can see the fresco Sibyls by Raphael inside the adjacent Santa Maria della Pace church


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