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Villa Tulumba

..... Cordoba Argentina

Villa Tulumba, also known as the Villa of the Valley of Tulumba, in the heart of the Province of ,Cordoba, is a little known Colonial Village over 300 years since its foundation. With just over 1000 souls it boasts a Cathedral and Colonial buildings dating back to the era of the Spanish Conquest. Known as well as a "open air" Museum due to its typical colonial architecture and cultural activities from Religious Tourism , Folk Fares, horse racing and Gaucho reunions. Artist love this area due to a special light at dawn and sunset for painting outside.

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The Old Route 40, started in Kilometer 0 in the heart ......

.. of Mendoza City. I visited this City several Times, since the beginning of the era of the Digital Camera and Internet on the WWW I was there in the year 2006, hunting old tractors, in this case a David Brown 50D 6 cylinder made in England, ....

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Route Ruta 40 Mendoza Argentina

David Brown 50D Tractor, found near the City of Mendoza, Year 2006 Travel Photo Gallery (< ERROR: the link title is too long!)Bob Frassinetti

Travelling to Mendoza, Argentina in the quest for old and steam tractors along Highway 40, Route 40
Touring around Mendoza with Bob Frassinetti

One of the things I love the most about my job is the fact that I’m always on the move, always hunting for awesome treasures in and around this beautiful country that is Argentina.

This time I’m in Mendoza, a breathtaking city at the bottom of the Andes Mountains; home of the KM 0 of the marvelous Route 40, my favorite place in the whole wide world.

Such was my good luck this time that I managed to find a cozy small hotel on the roadside of Route 40!

The city of Mendoza was founded early in the Colonial times, in 1561. The Incas had reached the region we know today as Cuyo, and more precisely Mendoza in their late expansion years, just before they were conquered by the Spaniards. Therefore, this region was a greatly civilized area, known for its stupendous ecosystem and its great Pre Columbian constructions as well as its refined culture.

Today, more than 400 years after its foundation, Mendoza is a regional metropolis and a melting pot between the Argentine and the Chilean cultures, for it’s in the borderline between this neighboring countries.

Mendoza withholds Argentina’s finest wine production and it’s a precious tourism spot for travelers from around the globe. The brilliant combination of natural resources, winter sports, all year long natural spa facilities and the imponent Aconcagua Mountain –the highest most peak of the American Continent- makes of Mendoza a dream destination for every single one of us who loves to enjoy life’s pleasures and treats.

The city of Mendoza is also the capital of the equally named province. This is a modern and clean, nature friendly capital, features a broad and rich cultural and artistic life.

A stone throw away from downtown Mendoza the visitor finds the ever-growing and improving fine vineyards, wineries and boutique wine producers. Most of these are open all year long for visitation and wine trying. Even better is to enjoy this wonderful option during the month of March, when it’s still summer warm in the region, in the fabulous Wineries Classic and Sports car Rally.

Among the rainbow of urban and ecology friendly tourism that can be found in Mendoza, there are several interesting sights within the city, such as the gorgeous trolleybus transport system.

This transport system was lately installed in Argentina by the late 1940s, specially located in Buenos Aires, but covering other major cities such as Mendoza and Rosario. However the pass of time and the evolution in the automobile industry made it fade away from the rest of the country except for Mendoza, Rosario and the latter addition of Cordoba city in the Mediterranean region of our country.

The first Trolleys of Mendoza were German, made by the famous Mercedes Benz in 1957 in Buenos Aires. Latter on Japanese origin vehicles came to replace the German ones Nissan / Tokyu Car / Toshiba. Most of which were maintained in such proper way that still running by the end of the millennium.

Among the interesting features of the trolley system in Mendoza is the fact that a big commercial shift took place in the mid 1980s when the province exchanged commercially its fine wines for mechanical goods with the USSR by means of the Uritzky, model ZIU 682 that complemented the Japanese fleet.

After the dissolution of the USSR, and together with the growth and development of Mendoza –implying the need of a broadening of their transport system- new imports were made from Germany and Japan to attend the growing demand.

This unique ecology friendly means of transport provides Mendoza with an even more appealing aesthetic to the visitor alike the local. While at the same time, the one of a kind scenario created by Mendoza’s unique features, invites locals and foreigners alike to discover this magic land of beauty and good living.

Bob Frassinetti in Mendoza Argentina 2006

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Villa Tulumba, Cordoba, Argentina

The Villa in the Valley of Tulumba, in the heart of Argentina, the province of Cordoba, an open air Museum, Historic Site

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Villa Tulumba, ........ Villa del Valle de Tulumba, here in Cordoba, Villa Tulumba is a town in Córdoba Province, Argentina. It is the head town of the Tulumba Department. Known also as an open air Museum, Historic sight, Cathedral, over 300 years old and part of the Royal Road up to Alto Peru in the 17th Century, Canmno Real,.....

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January 2004 Rome, Florence, Venesia and back Via Paris to

Buenos Aires, Via Paris, great Trip, Winter of 2004

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Travel to Europe, from the City of Buenos Aires to Rome, from using T shirts to heavey winter cothes, a great 2004 Trip, .............. enjoyed everyday, only a few photos survived and so I just will up load one! ...............

Travelling for Art and Antiques" in all South America and I have been on line since 1996 . I work not only as a Travel Guide, been for many years in Lonely Planet Guide Books for Buenos Aires and Argentina,...... But as a living, Exporting Art and Antiques World Wide Living with art and antiques and travelling the south of South Amercia. Argentina, Chile and Uruguay San Telmo, Buenos Aires Argentina Argentina, South America Art and Antique Travel Guide by Bob Frassinetti Living with art and antiques and travelling the south of South Amercia. Argentina, Chile and Uruguay La Lucila, Buenos Aires B1637AZJ Argentina Hobbies: art,antiques,shows and flea markets,rally car adventure, travel along route 40 ruta 40 argentina, patagonia, walking, rally adventure tour Favourite places: travelling and writting about art or antiques and travel information as well as - Buenos Aires but will be travelling to New York and London soon so I will let you know if I change my mind. - The Big Island Chiloe, in Patagonia Chile full of myths and mystery - Ushuaia The end of the World - Anywhere in Italy really, especially Rome and Florence - Anyway and anytime in Paris, France - Patagonia Argentina - Iruya, North of Argentina or some where along Route 40 and in the Village of the Valley of Tulumba, the heart of Argentina, the Province of Cordoba, ......... So if you are interested in Art or Antiques, and you are travelling to Buenos Aires, or to other parts of Argentina, like Rosario, Entre Rios, Cordoba or Mendoza, please feel free to email me, I can help, from Guided Tours to Exporting Antiques and Art …….. and what about Collectibles and just to mention some like Advertising, Advertising Art, Architectural, Art Deco, Auto Parts, Badges, Banks, Beswick, Bottle, Bottle Openers, Bronze, Button, Calendars, Candy Containers, Carnival Glass, Chandeliers, Christmas, Coca Cola, Corkscrews, Elvis Presley, Ethnic Art, Ethnic Toys, Fans, Fishing, Fishing Reels, Folk Art, Francisco Adaro, Furniture, Harmonica, Lamps and lightning items, the wild 60's and 70's, Garden Furnishing, Girl Scout, Glass Art, Glass Contemporary, Golf, Halloween, Inkwells, Insulators, Ivory, Japanese Woodblock Prints, Jewellery, Judaic, Kitchen, Knife, Lamps, Lighters, Lightning Rod , Majolica, Match Holders, Medical, Motorcycles, Rare Motorcycles and other Motorbikes made here in Argentina, Music, Napkin Rings, Nautical, Netsuke’s, Nutcrackers, Paintings, Liberato Spisso, born Buenos Aires, Argentina. 14 March 1903, Portrait Artist, Viski, Jean ( Janos ) 1891 - 1961, Old Car, Paper, Paperweights, Pens, Pencils, Pencil Sharpeners, Pepsi Cola, Perfume Bottles, Pewter, Phonographs, Photography, Postcards, Posters, Prints, Radio, Railroad , Records, Steam Tractor, Scientific Instruments, Sewing, Sheet Music, Silver, Souvenirs, Sports, Stero Cards, Stereoscopes, Telephones, Television, Tools, Toys, "The Buenos Aires Toy Museum. Argentina", or a Tractor, Typewriters, Watch, Weapons, Weather Vanes, Wood Carvings, Wooden, World's Fair, to say Vito Campanella. Bob Frassinetti,.

For more information: Email: Bob Frassinetti. Press here to go back to web blog:Daily Updates on Art, Antiques, Collectiblesas well as travel information for Buenos Aires, Argentina. Phone me thru Skype, ID: Bob Frassinetti. Updated 2012 Copyright Bob Frassinetti, travelling for arts and antiques in the south of South America,.......

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Art and Antiques and Travel and Life

Argentina, South America Art and Antique Travel

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Full Name: Bob Frassinetti ( 49 / Male )
Lives In: La Lucila, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Citizenship: Argentina
Website: Travel in and around Argentina
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: art & antique dealer and journalist
About artdealer:
Updates on why I travel and ......
about myself, so at the moment I am researching all about
cultivating Cactus Pear Fruit, and then processing it into Wine and / or Vodka!

Vodka seems to have become an IN drink, specially if flavored from something more than potatoes or rice!

So a bit more about me, and why I travel,....... I'm know as Bob Frassinetti, Enterpreneur in the World of art, art collecting and international antiques dealer as well as free lance journalist from Argentina, Buenos Aires, working on the web, writing both for pleasure and work on art, antiques and collectibles, in and on Buenos Aires, Argentina as well are neighboring countries, Chile and Uruguay. "I've written for several Travel Adventure, Art & Antiques Magazines on and off the web and have researched Toys made here in Argentina, as well as Travel Adventure from Route 40 and Lighthouse Adventures along the Atlantic and Pacific coast, following like always the Dakar Rally from 2009, 2010,2011, and again 2012! Join me now as we are “Building a Gallery Museum in the Province of Cordoba” Real Estate Investment in Art Bricks and Land, we are and have purchased Land for cultivating Cactus Pear Fruit, and then processing it into wine and Vodka, we are Building a Gallery Museum to Exhibit local Art and Artist as well as our exclusivity Art and Toy Museum Collection ........ Travelling for Art and Antiques" in all South America and I have been on line since 1996 .

I work not only as a Travel Guide, been for many years in Lonely Planet Guide Books for Buenos Aires and Argentina,......

But as a living, Exporting Art and Antiques World Wide
Living with art and antiques and travelling the south of South Amercia. Argentina, Chile and Uruguay
San Telmo, Buenos Aires Argentina

Argentina, South America Art and Antique Travel Guide by Bob Frassinetti

Living with art and antiques and travelling the south of South Amercia. Argentina, Chile and Uruguay
La Lucila, Buenos Aires B1637AZJ
Argentina

Hobbies:
art,antiques,shows and flea markets,rally car adventure, travel along route 40 ruta 40 argentina, patagonia, walking, rally adventure tour

Favourite places:
travelling and writting about art or antiques and travel information as well as

- Buenos Aires but will be travelling to New York and London soon so I will let you know if I change my mind.
- The Big Island Chiloe, in Patagonia Chile full of myths and mystery
- Ushuaia The end of the World
- Anywhere in Italy really, especially Rome and Florence
- Anyway and anytime in Paris, France
- Patagonia Argentina
- Iruya, North of Argentina or some where along Route 40.

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