inglese gennaio 2016I’m a  certified tour leader guide , personal shopper in Tuscany  & wedding planner  in Italy.

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Born  in Pistoia, where I live , a hidden gem in Tuscany , between Florence and Lucca.

My first passion  were shoes : working as footwear agent for about twenty years with my father who first started this profession , we attended to the main shoe fairs in Europe and in Italy. Spreading the  MADE IN ITALY in the world was a great satisfation indeed.

Think I  became a personal shopper ante litteram as I did it much more in advance because  all my  foreign clients needed a  guide for their shopping, ,suggestings for  their dinner & lunch  and beautiful places where  to stay.
My passions are so many 😋😉 food , fashion, shoes of course ! thick foam cappuccino ( if possible sipped in a historical café ) tea , gelato , pizza & homemade pasta ,books, arts, old bookshops, museums,wine, theatre , photography ,travel,cinema ,  chocolate, dessert wine….wine and  writing & sharing all this with you!
Call London my second home as I lived there when I was  twenty and fell in love with it.

Sardina island, located  in front of Tuscany,  is my summer house  since I was ten, that’s why  you will find here a  dedicated category for this amazing island with  its delicious  food , a   stunning wild  nature & strong  traditions.

When I am not travelling you can find me in my Restaurant Pizzeria” Il Pollo d’Oro ” in Pistoia , http://www.ilpollodoro.com  owned  by my husband family since 1962.

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Tweeter :  @mikyriccia

FB : Michela Ricciarelli or Passion4tuscany

Instagram : passion4food4fashion