Wednesday, February 9, 2005

Italy Recommended as a Great Short Break Destination by Travelrobe

Italy Recommended as a Great Short Break Destination by Travelrobe

Travelrobe has recommended Italy as a great short break destination saying that you can catch the world cup winners at their best.

London, UK (PRWEB) July 19, 2006 -

Italy recommended as a great short break destination by Travelrobe.

Travelrobe has recommended Italy as a great short break destination saying that you can catch the world cup winners at their best.

Italy is perhaps the hardest to classify of all European countries, It is a modern industrialized nation. It is the harbinger of style, its designers leading the way with each season's fashions, but it is also to an equal degree, a Mediterranean country.

Italy provokes reaction. Its people are volatile, rarely indifferent to anything, and on one and the same day you might encounter the kind of disdain dished out to tourist masses worldwide, and an hour later be treated to embarrassingly generous hospitality and Travelrobe thinks the latter is true after winning the world cup.

Mark Felix Travelrobe's MD says the easiest way of traveling around Italy is by train and its train system is one of the least expensive in Europe, reasonably comprehensive, and in the north of the country at least very efficient.

The economic boom In recent years and the glut of visitors in the more touristy cities have conspired to increase prices in Italy. However, the weak lira or euro - often results in highly favourable exchange rates for sterling and US dollars, which helps keep real costs down.

In general you'll find the south much less expensive than the north: as a broad guide, expect to pay most in Venice, Milan, Florence and Bologna, less in Rome, while in Naples and Sicily prices come down to fairly reasonable levels

Italian food occupies a revered place as one of the world's great cuisines. The southern Italian diet especially, with its emphasis on olive oil, fresh and plentiful fruit, vegetables and fish, is one of the healthiest in Europe, and there are few national cuisines that can boast so much variety in both ingredients and cooking methods.

Italy's wines, too, are among the finest and most diverse in Europe and the international image of cheap fizz and rough reds is long out of date.

In Italy facilities aren't particularly geared towards disabled travellers, though people are helpful enough and progress is gradually being made in the areas of accessible accommodation, transport and public buildings.

There's no reason to be intimidated by the art and architecture of Italy. If you want to lie on a beach, there are any number of places to do it and many resorts are still largely the preserve of Italian tourists. Other parts of the coast, especially in the south of the country, are almost entirely undiscovered and here are a few cities to visit - Florence, Genoa, Milan, Naples, Padua, Palermo, Pisa, Rome, Siena, Turin, Venice, Verona, Vicenza

Contact Mark Felix for more insights into this topic.

Direct line: (0208) 679 - 3182

Other helpful information on Italy can be found at: Travelrobe. com.

To book a cheap hotel in Italy, cheap flight to Italy, car hire, vacation package, cruise, visit Travelrobe. com

Mark Felix

Travelrobe. com

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Tom Sharpley Launches Stay Sharp Training

Tom Sharpley Launches Stay Sharp Training

Offering Baseball and Softball Training and Clinics for Youth

Marshall (Vocus) May 19, 2010

Experienced and regionally known coach Tom Sharpley recently launched Stay Sharp Training, a baseball and softball organization based in Marshall.

Stay Sharp is offering baseball and softball training and clinics for youth ages 9-18. Stay Sharp Training is positioned to become the area's premier baseball and softball training organization, with programs for individuals, teams and groups. Led by Sharpley, the Stay Sharp team of trainers all played or are playing collegiate baseball. Baseball training includes hitting, pitching, fielding, catching and base running. Softball training includes hitting and fielding.

"Having coached youth ballplayers for many years, I have learned how to explain to them, on their own level, how to play the game," Sharpley said. "Being able to connect with them then allows me to stress to them the importance of doing things right both on and off the field in an attempt to develop fine young people."

Sharpley has compiled many hours of coaching, training, mentoring and instructing youth sports. He is local to mid-Michigan but is a respected and well-known coach regionally. Prior to coaching, he played collegiately at Glen Oaks Community College and then Spring Arbor University while also playing Stan Musial AABC during the summers. He began coaching in the mid-1980s at Bloomfield Hills Andover High School. Since 1996 he has founded and coached the Marshall-Battle Kids, Mid-Michigan Tigers and Battle Creek Jr. Bombers youth travel baseball teams.

Two of his players were his two sons, Evan and Ryan. They both started playing baseball as soon as they could pick up a bat. They learned to play baseball with some of the same drills that Sharpley still uses today. Evan is playing professionally with the Seattle Mariners (after playing both baseball and football at Notre Dame) and Ryan was drafted out of high school by the Chicago White Sox, instead opting to go to the University of Notre Dame on a baseball scholarship.

For more information or to make an appointment for training, visit www. staysharptraining. com or call 269.753.5995. Stay Sharp Training also is on Facebook: http://www. facebook. com/staysharptraining. com (http://www. facebook. com/staysharptraining. com).

Stay Sharp Clinics
Stay Sharp is holding a comprehensive, all-skills baseball clinic (http://www. staysharptraining. com/Baseball_Clinics. html) for boys ages 9-14 on June 14, 15 and 16 from 9 a. m. to noon at the Marshall Athletic Fields. Sharpley and a team of former and current collegiate baseball players will work with the boys, in groups based on age and skill level, on batting, fielding, base-running and pitching. There also will be position-specific instruction. The registration fee for the three-day clinic is $140 before June 1 and $150 after June 1. Registration is limited to 65 kids.

Stay Sharp is also holding a softball clinic (http://www. staysharptraining. com/Softball_Clinics. html) for girls ages 9-14 on Monday, June 14 from 1-3 p. m. at the Marshall Athletic Fields. Sharpley and former and current collegiate baseball players will work with the girls, in groups based on age and skill level, on batting and fielding. Kellogg Community College Softball Coach Russ Bortell will be a guest instructor. He has been a college coach for more than 30 years. The registration fee for the clinic is $32 before June 1 and $34 after June 1. Registration is limited to 40 kids.

For more information on the baseball or softball clinics, to register online or to download a registration form to mail, visit www. staysharptraining. com.

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