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Avec NOMADE-MOTORHOME,<br />

Un MINI-TRIP de 7 jours en Camping-Car<br />

Bruxelles - Lac de Côme - Venise - Monza<br />

- Turckheim - Bruxelles<br />

24 août 20<strong>23</strong> version 1<br />

Escapades et Gourmandises<br />

Bruges en McLaren 720S Spider - Bruxelles en Rolls-Royce Phantom<br />

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AOUT 20<strong>23</strong> ver. 1<br />

Gourmandises<br />

Et Balades<br />

VOYAGES VOYAGES<br />

EVASION EN MOBILHOME<br />

SPINGSTEEN & E-STREETBAND<br />

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NAUSSICAA<br />

COSTA NAVARINO (GRECE)<br />

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THURINGE (ALLEMAGNE)<br />

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À BRUXELLES, EN 2012,<br />

AVEC LA ROLLS ROYCE PHANTOM<br />

ESCAPADE À WATERLOO<br />

EN MCLAREN GT EN 2022<br />

Rédaction :<br />

redaction@ohlife.one<br />

Responsable de rubrique :<br />

Christiane GOOR (AJP)<br />

Responsable Images :<br />

Charles MAHAUX (AJP)<br />

Avec la participation de<br />

P. HEIDEBROEK - CAMINTER<br />

Journalistes Accrédités :<br />

Eric HEIDEBROEK (AJP)<br />

Christian HUBERT (AJP)<br />

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Zoom<br />

1<br />

Juillet 20<strong>23</strong><br />

Editorial<br />

Voici la page de départ de votre visite.<br />

Cliquez sur les gros boutons et vous serez dirigés vers la rubrique indiquée.<br />

A chaque rubrique son sommaire, parcourez alors les sujets.<br />

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By<br />

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BOUTON<br />

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BOUTON<br />

BOUTON<br />

By<br />

OH ! LIFE<br />

MOBIBULLES ©<br />

Découvrir<br />

des paysages<br />

en toute liberté !<br />

Dans OH ! LIFE Magazine nous voulons être plus<br />

proche de nos lecteurs. Et si les grands voyages, les<br />

grands hôtels et les destinations paradisiaques sont<br />

souvent à l’honneur, nous voulons tester un mode<br />

de villégiature qui a vu son essort grandir de façon<br />

spectaculaire dans la période Covid. J’ai à cette<br />

époque imaginé le nom Mobibulles © . Cette idée<br />

m’est venue pendant le confinement.<br />

Les autorités communiquaient qu’il fallait rester<br />

dans sa bulle familiale, d’où l’idée du camping-car/<br />

mobilhome/motorhome, où j’ai proposé de parler<br />

de «mobibules © » Pour mettre en avant un moyen<br />

de voir du pays, sortir de chez soi, s’évader sans<br />

risquer d’être malade ou de rendre malade d’autres<br />

personnes. C’est une liberté totale en toute sécurité.<br />

C’était tellement génial que les camping-caristes ont<br />

été rapidement débordés. Le pire pour le secteur,<br />

c’était les charges de nettoyages et désinfections<br />

obligatoires comme chronophages. Pourtant, chacun<br />

Eric HEIDEBROEK<br />

Journaliste AGJPB F05749<br />

y a mis du sien et le succès s’est avéré encourageant.<br />

Au point que non seulement les locations ont atteint<br />

des sommets, mais, également les ventes de véhicules<br />

neufs et d’occasion. A telle enseigne que les délais de<br />

livraison ont créé problème pendant plus d’un an.<br />

Vu le succès relevé par cette liberté mobile nous avons<br />

voulu tester pour vous, grâce à la collaboration de<br />

NOMADE-MOTORHOMES, et réaliser un reportage<br />

d’une semaine complète, avec l’un de leurs véhicules.<br />

Direction le nord de l’Italie, avec une étape à Côme,<br />

puis une autre à Venise. De là, on remonte à Milan<br />

pour assister au concert de Bruce Springsteen à<br />

Monza. Ensuite retour en deux étapes vers la Belgique.<br />

Ce reportage abondamment illustré prêt et vous<br />

attend ! Entre-temps vous pouvez découvrir notre<br />

partenaire en cliquant-ici :<br />

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QUÉBEC (CANADA)<br />

MADERE (PORTUGAL)<br />

LA COROGNE ET BILBAO (ESPAGNE)<br />

MINITRIP VENISE <strong>MONZA</strong> EN CAMPING CAR (ITALIE)<br />

VOLKSWAGEN CALIFORNIA DANS LES HIGHLANDS (ECOSSE)<br />

EXPLORATION ANTARTIQUE (GROENLAND)<br />

BOULOGNE S/MER NAUSSICAA (FRANCE)<br />

COSTA NAVARINO (GRECE)<br />

L’EXTREMADURE (ESPAGNE)<br />

LYON (FRANCE)<br />

NORMANDIE (FRANCE)<br />

BOURG EN BRESSE (FRANCE)<br />

GENEVE (SUISSE)<br />

ALLEMAGNE<br />

ANGLETERRE<br />

CANADA<br />

ESPAGNE<br />

FRANCE<br />

GRECE<br />

GROENLAND<br />

HOLLANDE<br />

ITALIE<br />

PORTUGAL<br />

SUISSE<br />

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ITALIE<br />

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The Choice :<br />

Nomade<br />

Motorhomes,<br />

A Must !<br />

efficiency and organization that we were able<br />

to verify throughout our trip, demonstrating<br />

the high degree of professionalism of this team.<br />

What’s more, compared with our first partner,<br />

the vehicle made available to us is considerably<br />

larger, and features equipment not foreseen<br />

in the first project, such as a sanitary unit<br />

with toilet and shower. As we were leaving<br />

with three people, Nomade Motorhomes<br />

spontaneously suggested a version equipped<br />

with a pop-up roof, so that the third occupant<br />

could enjoy royal comfort. This turned out<br />

to be an excellent solution compared with a<br />

hammock fixed behind the front seats...<br />

At OH! LIFE, the idea of testing a<br />

motorhome in the back of our minds<br />

for some time.<br />

The plan to attend a concert by Bruce<br />

Springsteen and the E Street Band’s on the<br />

last leg of his tour of Europe, in Monza<br />

tour of Europe, in Monza, was beginning<br />

to take shape.<br />

Everything runs smoothly,<br />

even when it’s not easy!<br />

Because on June 7, the partner with whom<br />

we’d been working on this project for many<br />

weeks announced that he’d had to withdraw<br />

at the very last minute, and we had to react<br />

very quickly to meet our commitments. During<br />

our visit to the Holiday Show last February,<br />

we had met the young and dynamic Nomade<br />

Motorhomes team. We got back in touch and<br />

explained our project. They were won over<br />

and decided to join us, despite the fact that it<br />

was high season. That just goes to show their<br />

sense of anticipation and precision. A quality of<br />

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BRUCE, WE’RE COMING!<br />

Plume @ Eric HEIDEBROEK • Capture d’images @ Caminter 20<strong>23</strong><br />

During the confinements, the authorities required us to remain in our «bubble». And for our part, at the<br />

editorial office, we wanted to present our readers with a solution for getting out of their homes in complete<br />

safety. And we came up with the «mobilhome» formula, which lets you stay in your own bubble<br />

while traveling... We then launched a series of articles entitled «Travel safely in your Mobibulle©». If<br />

our journalists had this experience, we had none. So, as we had tickets for the Bruce Springsteen and<br />

the E Street Band concert in Monza, we said to ourselves, «after all, why not.» We’ll even take the<br />

opportunity to take a little trip to Italy... Here’s the story of a great experience!<br />

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Program:<br />

1 - Lac de Côme, 2 - Venise, 3 - Monza, 4 - Turckheim<br />

The concert is scheduled for July 25, so we receive<br />

the motorhome on July 21 at 3pm. With<br />

time to prepare it, we left Nomade Motorhomes<br />

around 5pm. We had planned our trip<br />

so as to leave in the late afternoon for the longest<br />

stage (888 km), Beersel - Menaggio (Lake<br />

Como). We would then leave Menaggio for Venice,<br />

297 km away, where we would stay for 2<br />

days. From Venice, we’d head back to Milan,<br />

where a cab would take us to the concert at<br />

the Monza circuit. The next day, we’d start the<br />

return trip home, stopping off at Turckheim in<br />

Alsace (420 km) and then heading for the Hannut<br />

office (462 km), to give the motorhome a<br />

good clean before returning at the agreed time<br />

on July 28.<br />

As recommended in the Nomade Motorhomes<br />

instructions, it’s important to remember that<br />

while driving a «Van» or a «Grand Van» is similar<br />

to driving a very large car, you need to get<br />

used to not only the width, but above all the<br />

length. Remember to widen curves, especially in<br />

built-up areas, to prevent the rear wheel from<br />

climbing the kerb. Or, even trickier, in some<br />

campsites when the «roadways» are more than<br />

narrow... And trees tend to lean against the bodywork.<br />

Fortunately, the occupants of these holiday<br />

resorts are used to it, and provide excellent<br />

service to the more novice.<br />

Such was the case at the Menaggio campsite<br />

on the shores of Lake Como. Admittedly a very<br />

pretty spot with its small pebble beach, but their<br />

fairly narrow, terraced paths don’t really pose<br />

any problems, just on arrival and departure. A<br />

little patience, a great helping hand and you’re<br />

all set! Prego! «And that’s just as well, because<br />

I wouldn’t do this every day,» said Marie-Pierre<br />

CASEY in the 1985 «Pliz» commercial.<br />

It’s also worth remembering that, while the<br />

«Van» drives at legal speeds without a care<br />

in the world, and brakes well, it’s important<br />

to anticipate traffic conditions,<br />

even more so than in a car. This applies<br />

to slowing down and overtaking,<br />

as well as steep climbs and descents,<br />

due to their greater weight and higher<br />

center of gravity. With a little practice, you<br />

can manage the power required and the cooling<br />

of the brakes. The Ducato started out as a utility<br />

van. Burstner has done a good job with the<br />

fittings, using high-quality materials. The beds<br />

provide ample comfort. In the pop-up roof, you<br />

benefit from wide openings that let you enjoy<br />

the view. The mattresses are comfortable.<br />

The blinds, cleverly integrated into the windows,<br />

offer all the privacy you could wish for, and are<br />

also very aesthetically pleasing, even if they need<br />

to be operated with care. In terms of comfort,<br />

space is at a premium, but getting around and<br />

using the furniture is easy.<br />

On the driving side, these FIAT vans are surprisingly<br />

upright and the pedals are rather tiring.<br />

It’s surprising that the Stellantis Group, which offers<br />

these vehicles under different brand names,<br />

has ergonomics that don’t provide the comfort<br />

expected even of professional drivers. Indeed,<br />

it’s easy to be surprised when, on approaching<br />

a roundabout, the Ducato collapses on the front<br />

wheel outside the bend - and not just the motorhome<br />

in this test, we found that the Peugeot<br />

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a hotel concierge... and then, suddenly, we see a<br />

minibus maneuvering. The driver tells us to head<br />

for Zurich and take the Gotthard, which leads to<br />

Italy. Elementary for those who know. And now<br />

we know too!<br />

St Gotthard road tunnel<br />

And here we are, off we go again to tackle<br />

this famous 16.9-kilometre tunnel through the<br />

mountains. And it’s a smooth ride on the Swiss<br />

freeways, all the way to the Gotthard...<br />

The Ducato’s clutch sometimes disagrees, forcing<br />

us to use the double clutch to relieve it. It’s<br />

just that the going keeps getting tougher and<br />

tougher, and the weather’s like hell!<br />

It’s not a traffic problem that’s holding us up, it’s<br />

the Swiss, who only let about twenty vehicles<br />

through at a time. So you can imagine when<br />

there are thousands of them... And a queue that<br />

stretches for several kilometers.<br />

For us, it took 3 hours!<br />

When the road is finally free again, it’s still raining<br />

and we notice that a greasy film is preventing<br />

the windscreen wipers from doing their job. So,<br />

at the first opportunity to stop - and this after<br />

many kilometers, as the infrastructure doesn’t<br />

allow it - we stop to remove a layer of paraffin<br />

with «paper towels».<br />

In fact, it’s because of the trucks stuck with us in<br />

the traffic jam, which emit fumes of badly burnt<br />

fuel oil - and, of course, extremely greasy fuel<br />

oil - when idling and restarting. At five forty-two<br />

in the morning, we arrive at our first stopover,<br />

Lake Como!<br />

van from «Monsieur Bricolage» had the same<br />

tendency, not that you’re coming too fast! It’s<br />

not only very uncomfortable, but also on the<br />

verge of losing front-wheel grip.<br />

On the other hand, roadholding is very good,<br />

even on the winding roads of the Vosges, at legal<br />

speeds and without any concern for precision.<br />

For the purposes of this report, a 140 hp Fiat<br />

Ducato did the job. Sufficient power and torque,<br />

consumption over +/- 2,700km in the region of<br />

450 euros, i.e. between 9 and 10 liters of fuel oil<br />

per 100 km, but in its defense our timing was far<br />

from that of holidaymakers.<br />

We drove at good speed on all the motorway<br />

networks. It’s worth noting that the Italian<br />

freeways were perfect, and that the speed limits<br />

were well thought-out and adapted to the<br />

conditions and infrastructure we encountered.<br />

From Beersel to Menaggio, we took the E411<br />

to Luxembourg, then continued through France<br />

to Basel.<br />

In Switzerland, our gsm, which was in charge<br />

of navigation, was unable to give us the route<br />

to Italy... The reason was the price of access to<br />

the Swiss Internet network, which charges 4G at<br />

€12 per megabyte, and after 5 megabytes and<br />

therefore €60, the account is blocked for security<br />

reasons. Unless you give permission to the operator,<br />

who will then put you out of business...<br />

Telephony/Internet in Switzerland is a racket!<br />

So, war is war. It’s 1 a.m., and let’s face it, we’re<br />

lost! So we try asking directions, for example to<br />

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Lac de<br />

Côme<br />

Lake Como is a magical<br />

place with an image<br />

of luxury and opulence,<br />

generated not least by<br />

the residential choices of<br />

numerous celebrities.<br />

Not to mention the fact<br />

that this place of<br />

delicate charms is also<br />

the setting for numerous<br />

films and exceptional<br />

events.<br />

The inhabitants of Como<br />

have understood this well,<br />

and their paradise is visited<br />

by a huge number of enthusiasts<br />

who come to admire<br />

the superb villas and the<br />

tranquil calm of the villages<br />

set against the foothills surrounding<br />

the lake. The clear<br />

waters, the almost Helvetian<br />

cleanliness of the<br />

streets, the Latin charm of<br />

the inhabitants, the uniquely<br />

fragrant coffee, the fruits<br />

and vegetables of rare freshness<br />

and powerful flavor. All<br />

this generates a sense of<br />

plenitude and inimitable relaxation,<br />

all the more so because<br />

the temperatures are<br />

so pleasant. Not too hot,<br />

not too cold, with the occasional<br />

breeze to balance the<br />

atmosphere.<br />

Travellers make no<br />

mistake make no<br />

mistake, Lake Como is<br />

an ideal place to spend<br />

good times, enjoying<br />

fine cuisine and<br />

delicious local wines.<br />

Several boat excursions are<br />

available. These range from a<br />

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Cadenazzi, the luxury motorboat comparable<br />

to a Riva, in which the stars travel or<br />

shoot scenes from their finest films.<br />

It’s also possible to hire a motorboat in the<br />

image of the stars. Numerous captains offer<br />

their services for around 450 euros for<br />

a one- or two-hour trip.<br />

You’ll discover villas whose gardens<br />

plunge down to the clear waters, letting<br />

your imagination carry you away to the<br />

magical world of the inhabitants of these<br />

places, be they rich or simply ordinary. The<br />

lake makes no difference, offering its fullness<br />

to everyone. Now, these private luxury<br />

speedboat rides come at a price that<br />

can’t compete with a public transport boat<br />

ride. In fact, these boats are like buses,<br />

ferrying passengers from town to town<br />

around the lake in record time.<br />

They offer a glimpse of the lake’s beauties<br />

for just a few euros. The three of us paid<br />

€13.50 to reach Villa Carlotta.<br />

A sunny stroll with a refreshing breeze on<br />

the upper deck. We could have continued<br />

to the terminus, as it was no more expensive<br />

and just as pleasant.<br />

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Menaggio, une cité latine<br />

riche d’arbres séculaires,<br />

de mémoires, de ruelles<br />

intimistes et d’eaux claires.<br />

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Les cités du lac de Côme<br />

Paisibles et agréables,<br />

Dolce farniente, prego...<br />

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Villa Carlotta, a luxuriant oasis of rare plant species and a<br />

wealth of sculptures displayed in large spaces<br />

Rare essences, a house with an extraordinary view and containing works<br />

of art from antiquity to the present day.<br />

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It’s now 300 years since the<br />

Marquis Clerici of Milan<br />

built Villa Carlotta in Tremezzina.<br />

The villa<br />

has had several masters, including<br />

Princess Marianne<br />

de Nassau, who gave it to<br />

her daughter Charlotte for<br />

her marriage to Duke<br />

Georges II. He was responsible<br />

for the development<br />

of the botanical garden,<br />

enriching it with<br />

numerous rare species.<br />

Perched on the edge of the<br />

lake the villa Carlotta offers<br />

an unobstructed view of the<br />

blue waters of Lake Como.<br />

Alongside it, on more than 8<br />

hectares, its gardens are<br />

refreshingly shaded, with<br />

glades of luminous green.<br />

The villa is home to extraordinary<br />

works of art, displayed<br />

in vast spaces that<br />

show them off to their best<br />

advantage.<br />

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Villa Carlotta<br />

Via Regina, 2 - 22016 Tremezzina<br />

Tremezzo, Como<br />

https://www.villacarlotta.it/fr/<br />

Beauty, love and origins are brought to life in the heart<br />

of the Villa Carlotta estate - magic, magic!<br />

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Camping Venezia Village<br />

We leave Menaggio and spendid<br />

Lake Como for Venice, 460 km<br />

away. The road is quiet, the<br />

weather is good and the ride is<br />

smooth. We arrive at the Venezia<br />

Village campsite to find a place<br />

that matches the photos we’ve<br />

seen on the net. Everything is of<br />

the highest quality, with generous<br />

spaces for motorhomes and<br />

well-defined vegetation. The relaxation<br />

facilities are<br />

The indoor swimming pool is as<br />

pleasant as it is popular, and the<br />

sanitary facilities are exceptionally<br />

well-equipped, clean and<br />

well-maintained, with comfortable<br />

surfaces and music. Catering<br />

is simple and very affordable,<br />

so much so that we won’t be<br />

using the camper’s kitchenette.<br />

Our rating: 10/10, more than fair<br />

prices and a warm welcome!<br />

Camping Venezia Village<br />

Via Orlanda, 8/C- 30170 Mestre<br />

https://www.veneziavillage.it/fr/<br />

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Venice<br />

Our first steps in Venice on a<br />

cab boat like the stars... It’s<br />

another way to discover the<br />

city, with a tour of the Grand<br />

Canal and then a discovery<br />

through a maze of canals<br />

where you’ll come across<br />

many gondolas...<br />

The worst... The worst are the tourists**<br />

So, to avoid being in their way, we’ll be taking<br />

the Venetian route. Of course, we’ll be passing<br />

through some tourist hotspots, but our guide<br />

«Caminter» has concocted a more intimate itinerary<br />

for us, off the beaten track. We discovered<br />

real life, real Venetian scenery. We met craftsmen<br />

and shopkeepers who work with Venetians on a<br />

daily basis.<br />

By talking to them, we were able to get to know<br />

them without thinking of them as tourists. They<br />

tell us about daily life in this special city, with no<br />

cars and, instead, canoes to get from one nauti-<br />

** Some «tourists» don’t respect anything, leave their<br />

garbage everywhere. They pay and think they can get away<br />

with anything. It’s sad for those who discover their remains,<br />

their passage.<br />

We journalists, can only observe the bitterness of the Venetians.<br />

Yes, tourism is a source of income but a minimum of<br />

manners and and respect would not be a luxury...<br />

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Albergo Antico Capon<br />

301<strong>23</strong> Campo Santa Margherita – Dorsoduro Venezia<br />

https://www.anticocapon.it/<br />

cal street to the next. Vegetable<br />

growers run their stores<br />

from boats, while building<br />

contractors use «truck» boats<br />

filled with platras or sand and<br />

cement, as the case may be.<br />

Venice is teeming with these<br />

trades, moving through the<br />

canals that tourists rarely, if<br />

ever, visit. It’s easy to understand<br />

why some people choose<br />

Venice as their home.<br />

Thanks to Aldo, who received us with respect and courtesy in this restaurant. Antico Capon.<br />

The cuisine is simple with a touch of refinement. We recommend it!<br />

It’s a city steeped in history,<br />

art and elegance, where water,<br />

sun and home all come<br />

together in a very special atmosphere.<br />

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Peggy Guggenheim Collection<br />

When we talk about art, we can’t help but think «Peggy Guggenheim», and<br />

knowing that she rests in Venice for eternity is all the more reason to visit the<br />

Collections she built throughout her life.<br />

If you love the contemporary, the audacious, the exhaustive and the rare, you’ll<br />

love her collections.<br />

Above and beyond the perfection of the exhibitions, what stands out most is<br />

Peggy Guggenheim’s fundamental work, which will give work to the artists she<br />

supports, and you will discover the evolution of the work of her protégés.<br />

Peggy Guggenheim Collection<br />

Palazzo Venier dei Leoni - Dorsoduro 701<br />

I-301<strong>23</strong> Venice<br />

https://www.guggenheim-venice.it/<br />

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Ca’ Macana (Atelier fondé en 1984)<br />

Dorsoduro 3215 301<strong>23</strong> Venezia<br />

https://www.camacana.com/<br />

Catalogue complet en ligne<br />

Venetian mask creation workshop<br />

Venice, with its centuries-old<br />

carnival, is an undisputed<br />

magnet for masks and<br />

costumes. The lagoon is<br />

the scene of an artistic<br />

life renowned for its<br />

refinements.<br />

We met one of the artisans<br />

who specializes in maskmaking,<br />

Alfio di Contin.<br />

He has three workshops in<br />

Venice.<br />

Mirta, one of his employees,<br />

was busy finalizing an order<br />

of over 300 masks for a<br />

reception.<br />

In the second shop, we<br />

admired Alfio’s meticulous<br />

work. Yes, he himself is<br />

passionate about painting<br />

and decorating masks. And<br />

in the third workshop, masks<br />

are formed from templates<br />

or drawings and invented<br />

structures. This workshop<br />

attracts the most passionate<br />

of Venetian art enthusiasts.<br />

If you step into one of his<br />

working areas, don’t be<br />

surprised to be seduced!<br />

The Fontegoart Gallery presents «Unconscious Beauty», paintings by Nicola Tenderini until August<br />

28, 20<strong>23</strong>. An exhibition promoted by the Venezia Art and Design Assiciazione culturale in collaboration<br />

with Galleria ADmore. www.fontegoart.it<br />

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Water Taxi<br />

https://www.veneziaturismo.net/<br />

On our first day, we took a cab to visit<br />

Venice. A superb mahogany boat, driven<br />

by a captain who took his time showing<br />

us around Venice’s canals. His piloting<br />

ensured our comfort and the best<br />

viewpoints.<br />

In Lake Como, the fare was 450 euros for<br />

an hour, but we preferred a boat-bus<br />

ticket at 13.50 euros...<br />

Here in Venice, the three of us paid<br />

140 euros for an hour and a half of<br />

discovery and visual pleasure.<br />

Complete happiness!<br />

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After Venice, it’s time to head back up to<br />

Monza, where Bruce and the E Street<br />

Band are waiting for us.<br />

Since the start, we’ve been overtaken by vehicles,<br />

many of them sticking to our side, and well, what’s<br />

so special about us?<br />

It’s only when we come across an Estonian coach<br />

in a traffic jam, stopped on our right, honking at<br />

us and waving «OH LIFE Go To <strong>SPRINGSTEEN</strong><br />

At <strong>MONZA</strong>» stickers that we finally understand...<br />

So, as we had one large sticker left over, we<br />

offered it to them, much to their delight!<br />

And a little further on, to thank us, they offered us<br />

two large cans of beer. A little later, a couple<br />

waved to us. The driver, standing in line, waves<br />

concert tickets out of his open window.<br />

So it’s already on the road that we get into the<br />

mood! It was really great!<br />

We weren’t sure we’d be able to find a place to<br />

park the camper van, in Monza, we decided to<br />

stay at the Sporting Hotel in Brugherio.<br />

It’s a three-star hotel, but what comfort, kindness<br />

and service, worthy of a 5-star hotel! Highly recommended!<br />

The cab they booked for us dropped<br />

us off in Monza, another good experience.<br />

Hotel Sporting<br />

Via Santa Caterina da Siena, 35<br />

20861 Brugherio (MB)<br />

https://www.hotelsportingbrugherio.com/<br />

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Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band<br />

Autodromo Nazionale Monza<br />

HERE’S THE HIGHLIGHT OF OUR MOTORHOME TRIP,<br />

THE BOSS CONCERT AT <strong>MONZA</strong>. BRUCE DREW A CROWD<br />

OF OVER 70.000 ! A REAL TIDAL WAVE!<br />

A GREAT ATMOSPHERE AND A REAL SUCCESS!<br />

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Age 71,<br />

and he’s fresh as a daisy!<br />

The crowd cheers,<br />

he doesn’t walk, he runs over<br />

with his guitar at arm’s<br />

length, to the traditional<br />

«BRUUUUSSSSSS»<br />

from the crowd’s hooting<br />

crowd... which fades away at<br />

the first chord of the Boss’s<br />

guitar. And then!<br />

ONE<br />

TWO<br />

THREE<br />

FOUR !<br />

All hell breaks loose, fans<br />

jump up and down, arms<br />

outstretched, the star is in<br />

top form, and so<br />

is the E Street Band!<br />

And it doesn’t stop there, as<br />

the Boss performs a whole<br />

string of songs without<br />

taking a breath, showcasing<br />

every member of his band.<br />

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Bruce Springsteen and<br />

the E Streetband are true<br />

professionals! It’s all<br />

done like clockwork.<br />

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THE SECRET<br />

OF BRUCE AND THE<br />

E STREET BAND<br />

In any order...<br />

PASSION - PROFESSIONALISM<br />

STRENGTH OF WORK -<br />

ABNEGATION - TEAM SPIRIT<br />

Sport, weight training,<br />

physical and mental<br />

maintenance and, above<br />

all, a lot of hard work<br />

are the keys to such<br />

performance.<br />

That’s the secret !<br />

Just think, before the<br />

European tour, THEY<br />

PERFORMED EVERY 2 DAYS<br />

from April 01 onwards<br />

in New York, Brooklyn,<br />

Cleveland (OH), Baltimore<br />

(MD), Belmont Park (NY), and<br />

on April 14 in Newark (NJ).<br />

BEFORE THE EUROPEAN<br />

TOUR (opposite), which<br />

began on April 28 and ends<br />

on July 25. On August 09,<br />

it’s off again for the USA<br />

tour, starting with Chicago<br />

(IL), Foxborough (MA), East<br />

Rutherford (NJ), Syracuse<br />

(NY), Baltimore (MD)<br />

,Pitsburgh (PA), Uncasville<br />

(CT), Albany (NY),<br />

Columbus (OH) Washington<br />

(DC), Vancouver (BC),<br />

Edmonton (AB), Calgary<br />

(AB), Winnipeg (MB),<br />

Toronto (ON), Ottawa (ON),<br />

Montreal (QC) Poenix<br />

(AZ),San Diego (CA)<br />

Ingelwood (CA), and finally<br />

on December 10 and 12 in<br />

San Francisco (CA).<br />

EUROPEAN TOUR 20<strong>23</strong><br />

<strong>MONZA</strong> is the final leg of the<br />

Springsteen and E-Street Band<br />

European Tour 20<strong>23</strong>.<br />

A VERY BUSY TOUR:<br />

April 28 and 30 Spain<br />

(Barcelona)<br />

May 05, 07 and 09 Ireland<br />

(Dublin)<br />

May 13 and 15 France (Paris)<br />

May 18 Italy (Ferrara)<br />

May 21 Italy (Rome)<br />

May 25 and 27 Netherlands<br />

(Amsterdam)<br />

May 30 Scotland (Edinburgh)<br />

June 11 Netherlands (Landgraaf)<br />

June 13 Switzerland (Zurich)<br />

June 16 England (Birmingham)<br />

June 18 Belgium (Werchter)<br />

June 21 Germany (Düsseldorf)<br />

24, June 26 and 28 (Gotheborgh)<br />

June 30 and July 02 Norway<br />

(Oslo)<br />

July 06 and 08 England (London)<br />

July 11 and 13 Denmark<br />

(Copenhagen)<br />

July 15 Germany (Hamburg)<br />

July 18 Austria (Vienna)J<br />

uly 21 Germany (Hockenheim)<br />

July <strong>23</strong> Germany (Munich)<br />

July 25 Italy (<strong>MONZA</strong>)<br />

August 09 start of North<br />

American tour.<br />

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BORN IN THE USA and it’s time to go home !<br />

And there you have it, after a 4-hour concert with no posing, no weaknesses,<br />

Bruce & The E Street Band filled the hearts and ears of thousands of<br />

spectators. One comment, however: the quality of the sound, and its nonaggressive<br />

amplitude, and yet we were under a column of sound. Fantastic<br />

concert, extraordinary performance! Just one word to sum it all up:<br />

THANK YOU! And welcome back to America for the rest of the Tour 20<strong>23</strong>!<br />

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For OH! Life and its partner<br />

NOMADE-MOTORHOMES,<br />

it’s time to return home.<br />

In the same style as Colmar,<br />

only a few kilometers away,<br />

Turckheim offers a reassuring<br />

face with its bourgeois<br />

houses and wooded structures.<br />

Turckheim (France)<br />

Le Stammtisch<br />

1 Place Turenne - 68<strong>23</strong>0 TURCKHEIM - France<br />

https://le-stammtisch-restaurant.eatbu.com<br />

The medieval campsite at<br />

Turckheim is a family-run<br />

structure where many<br />

regulars gather.<br />

It’s a place that camping<br />

fans will appreciate.<br />

Services are of a high standard,<br />

although the sanitary<br />

facilities lack a little privacy<br />

due to their suspended partitions.<br />

But the clean showers<br />

make up for it. Laundries<br />

and other practical facilities<br />

provide the necessary<br />

comfort.<br />

The town of Turckeim knows<br />

how to entertain, and at the<br />

Stammtisch restaurant we<br />

were treated to a «Jambonneau<br />

au Munster*» which<br />

was not only hearty but also<br />

extraordinarily tasty.<br />

After this gourmet stopover,<br />

enjoy a guided tour of the<br />

town by folkloric characters.<br />

It’s a great way to round off<br />

this pleasant stop.<br />

«Munster = strong cheese»<br />

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