Friday, September 16, 2011

Capodimonte Porcelain

Capodimonte porcelain is porcelain that has been made by the Capodimonte porcelain group, which was established in Naples, Italy in 1743. Capodimonte porcelain was made as a response and copy of Meissen porcelain (developed some thirty five years earlier in Meissen near Dresden, Germany by Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus). Capodimonte Porcelain  is famous for its moulded figurines and its decorative shaped flowers applied to cups and vases.

Nowadays Capodimonte Porcelain is made in a variety of factories and workshops in southern Italy in and around Naples. Notably the Majello factory which was founded in 1867. There is an official mark that is applied to all Capodimonte Porcelain to show it has been created using the proper methods and buy craftsmen who have been trained in the correct way at official schools.

Capodimonte Porcelain is charicterized by its lightness, usually matt finish, attention to detail. Common subjects are flowers, figurines, plates, lamps and vases, reproduction of sculptures from the classical period.

Check out some other unique Italian Goods such as Venetian Masks and Murano Glass Jewellery.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Motorhome Rental

Our Great British Summer is slowly drawing to an end. For those of you who haven’t managed to get away yet, how about trying something different like a Motorhome Rental. If you have never hired a Motorhome or tried this type of holiday before then you will surely not be disappointed.

Motorhome Holidays give you the freedom to do what you want when you want. You can explore places in luxury and stop and start when you like. If you feel like changing route half way through your trip and heading off in a different direction then you can do exactly that, you are not tied to hotels bookings, or organised trips.

Go Explore Motorhome Rentals have a fleet of modern Motorhomes available to hire all year round. There modern range of Motorhomes comes fully equipped with all the mod cons including gas and electric blower air heating. 2, 4 and 6 berths Motorhome are available.