Ask an Italian where in the world they would most like to live, and the odds are that they will say “right here”. Indeed, most people – not just Italians – have raved about Italy since tourism began, and to be honest the country really does have it all: one of the most diverse and beautiful landscapes in Europe; the world’s greatest hoard of art treasures (many on display in fittingly spectacular cities and buildings); a climate that is on the whole benign; and, most important of all for many, a delicious and authentic national cuisine. The country is not perfect – its historic cities have often been marred by development, and beyond the showpiece sights the infrastructure is visibly straining – but for its places to visit, many of the old clichés still ring true; once you’ve visited, you may never want to travel anywhere else.
-Genoa ,Sometimes overshadowed by the popularity of world famous cities like Rome and Venice, Genoa nevertheless is one of Italy’s true hidden gems.
Cristiano Ronaldo was Honored yesterday with the Ballon d'Or after a stunning year that saw him net an astonishing 69 goals in 59 games !
Voting was done by national team captains and coaches, plus selected journalists, in FIFA's 209 member countries who chose their top 3 preferences.
In a tight race, Ronaldo received 1,365 points, Messi had 1,205 and Ribery got 1,127.
The super star Pele, after a silent pause and smile, read out Ronaldo's name. Madrid star rolled back his head and closed his eyes, grinning, then kissed his girlfriend, before going up to the stage.
"People who know me know how many people helped me," the emotional winner said in Portuguese. "If I have forgotten anyone, I do apologize because I am deeply moved."
Pele greeted Ronaldo minutes after he cried on stage when collecting an honorary Ballon d'Or for his own outstanding career. Pele finally received a Ballon d'Or which he could never get during his career when th