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Crown Yourself with this  XIV Century Italian Castle for Sale.

ITALY:  Lazio > near Rome

The main building floor-space area totals 2,250m2 (ground floor+first floor+second floor); in addition to that the ancient keep (donjon) has a surface of approx.1,000m2.

The grounds of this masterpiece of medieval history and heritage of ancient architecture include a 1,300 square-metre courtyard and a park (6,300m2) fenced by a tall stone wall, lined with cypress- and fir trees  and provided with a tennis court and a swimming-pool.

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You too can own a Super Mega-Yacht from WHY YAchts, if your purse is as deep as the the Atlantic Ocean. This is the monster of luxury-marine-living. With 10,000 sq. ft. of floating mansion, the parties one could host would be priceless.

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PRESS COMMUNIQUE via WHY Yachts

WHY, Wally Hermès Yachts: a new art of living on the sea is born.

Ancona, Italy. September 22, 2009. WHY, Wally Hermès Yachts, today unveils a revolutionary approach to cruising in motor yachts with the presentation of a full size model of its first born, an innovative 58 metre-long 38 metre-wide yacht, in Ancona’s shipyard.

Wally Hermès Yachts: a joint-venture.

WHY is the result of the joint-venture signed in June 2008 between Hermès and Wally, to develop a new type of motor yacht redefining the art of living on the sea. The iconic Parisian house and the iconic Monaco yacht brand formed an equal partnership whereby each company is fully involved in all aspects of the conception and design of each project.

Pierre-Alexis Dumas, Artistic Director of Hermès says : “When we met, in autumn 2007, Luca Bassani Antivari, President of Wally had thought about asking Hermès to accessorise the interior of one of his boats. I was impressed by the daring of his projects. My instinct was to get on board with him and go and seek out new territories in yacht design, but I had no interest in speed.”

Luca Bassani Antivari explains: “What I’ve always liked about Hermès, aside from its intrinsic quality, is its audacity and radicalism; its desire to go beyond trends, to make no compromises and to maintain the authenticity of the house. Wally shares the same values, ‘Hermès-on-Land’, ‘Wally-on-Sea’: inevitably our paths had to cross.”

WHY 58×38

The common values of the two brands have led to a first yacht that offers an unparalleled living space at sea.

WHY was developed to give life to this concept assembling a team of dedicated talents in design, engineering, and naval architecture.

Then the tried and tested Norwegian Ramform hull characterised by exceptional and unprecedented stability and volume and spotted by Luca Bassani Antivari, revealed itself as the ideal choice to be adapted to the WHY 58×38 project.

Following this unique adaptation, the decks and the interiors were developed in accordance with the fundamental credo of WHY, ‘form-equals-function’. Thus were born other innovations in the world of mega yachts: patios generously flooding the interior with natural light, photovoltaic panels on the glass hull sides, as well as on the roof opening, like Venetian blinds, a 25 metre-long forward end swimming pool, and a 36-metre aft deck beach.

WHY 58×38 offers comfort, privacy, stability, space, independence and sustainability.

( For more info: See WHY Yachts’ – PRESS COMMUNIQUE .Pdf file)

(Source: WHY Yachts / Photos: 5Mag)

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Balenciaga previews a selection of footwear models for its Spring/Summer 2010 campaign. Although not very extensive, we get a peek into what the fashion house has in store for the new season. Clean and sleek, the high top designs are highlighted by the use of various textiles, including suede, snake skin, patent leather, premium leather, and even wrinkled leather. Balenciaga