Dario Longo :a contemporary artist from Pistoia

Immersed in an amazing artistic and natural setting , on Pistoia’s hills , by http://www.fondazionevivarelli.it I visited this lovely contemporary art exhibition by Dario Longo “Meeting point” is its title and here you could see some works made by http://www.dariolongo.it a good friend of mine since we were children . The colour and the shapes … More Dario Longo :a contemporary artist from Pistoia

Pistoia & Tibet : the first European in Tibet was from Pistoia, in 1716

My passion for Tibet was born many many years ago when my father visited this  Country in the 1988 for a trekking experience : he brought me back some Tibetan handmade moniles and lots and lots stories  about a very special, mystic place of which I didn’t know anything before his trip . A thousand … More Pistoia & Tibet : the first European in Tibet was from Pistoia, in 1716

Passioni visive exhibition: Visual passions in Pistoia tribute to Marino Marini 

The most preminent event in Pistoia in 2017 , in which Pistoia has been crowned Italy’s capital of culture, just open in the beautiful old palace palazzo Fabroni http://www.palazzofabroni.it  Not just sculptures made by the  great worldwide well known artist Marino Marini – born in Pistoia in 1901 – but masterpieces from the Etruscan era, … More Passioni visive exhibition: Visual passions in Pistoia tribute to Marino Marini 

Pistoia : Vinicio Polidori an artist with a special touch 

Vinicio Polidori : born in Pistoia same year as me ( so, a young man indeed !) met him first through its drawings explosed by Bar Nazionale in the library room & then met him personally through my friend Alessandra Vannetti who is the owner ‘s bar. Vinicio ‘s life is made of success & … More Pistoia : Vinicio Polidori an artist with a special touch 

Prato : Centro Pecci reopened with 12,125 square metres of contemporary art!

This post is dedicated to my  blogger friend Yvonne from Australia , who is going live in Prato for some days in the new year ! It has been a great surprise for me this beautiful location & its masterpieces inside. I suggest you to visit not just the museum but even the brand new … More Prato : Centro Pecci reopened with 12,125 square metres of contemporary art!

Pistoia : a low speed city, an  exibition of old greetings cards without cars…

Everything now is high speed , everybody is running but how  was looking a  city without cars? By the biggest library  in Tuscany – that is in Pistoia – wwww.sangiorgio.comune.pistoia.it – until the end of January you could see an old collection of postcards from Pistoia & its district with empty streets , just people walking ….cam’t … More Pistoia : a low speed city, an  exibition of old greetings cards without cars…

MadeinPistoia : Chocomoments, a  sweetness celebration 

        In Pistoia since two days & until this evening you can visit this chocolate kermesse ! So many different kind of handcrafted chocolate producers  – made in Italy – in  different shapes, tastes & colours & consistence ( as the liquid tiepid chocolate to be sipped  with a spoon as it is not … More MadeinPistoia : Chocomoments, a  sweetness celebration 

MadeinPistoia : an amazing eco-friendly Presepe (Nativity)

     I couldn’t believe it was possible to create such an amazing, original  Nativity  with just common things as expired food , dried leaves,tea bags,seeds,eggs’ shells ,wahnuts ,garlic flowers used as small trees, old jumpers used as mountains , expired white flour as snow , pistaches’shells, plastic pins, orange zeist ? It has been a … More MadeinPistoia : an amazing eco-friendly Presepe (Nativity)

Firenze : “House of excellences” top quality temporary mall  

In an historical beautiful  palace that was the Florence Court , now hosts an exibition related to the Expo 2015 with Florentine excellent handcrafted products. Free entrance for a stunning location with different kind of items , from necklaces in leather  to chocolate , shoes & much more, enjoy 😍😍😍😍                          … More Firenze : “House of excellences” top quality temporary mall  

Florence :  Elisabeth Barret Browning house museum – love story &  poems, an Italian life

Finally after many years I was able to visit this special museum I ‘ve only seen on internet . Such a great emotion to discover Elisabeth ‘s books, fornitures & letters, her bed & seeing frim the same  view she could see from her balcony😍😍😍 The great love for her husband , the poet Robert … More Florence :  Elisabeth Barret Browning house museum – love story &  poems, an Italian life

Firenze by mouth : VOLUME an original setting for a tasty stop

http://www.volume.fi.it In piazza Santo Spirito in Florence you can enjoy a cup of coffee in an original setting : in the past it was a wood sculpturer  atelier  ,  now contains all the characteristic tools of the woodmaker & his sculptures, just  amazing!! Great breakfast options : inside with a huge choice of books  & … More Firenze by mouth : VOLUME an original setting for a tasty stop

My Lisbon : José Saramago & the MUDE (Museu Design Moda )

During my tasting  tour in Lisbon our guide finished the tour in front of this palace that I really loved 💓💓💓 The Josè Saramago Foundation, the Portoguise writer & poet born in 1922 and the most translated portoguise writer of all. This reminded me one if his book titled : Cecità = blindness,cecity. Very interesting … More My Lisbon : José Saramago & the MUDE (Museu Design Moda )

Pistoia : a secret garden , wine & art and … whatelse?

In an old building  – historical palace – that is a Residence in the city  center of Pistoia ,www.artemuraresidence.com yesterday  I was invited to a wine tasting of Tuscan producers  ( one is my friend Lisa Barsi with her farmhouse – family estate  www.lepoggiola.com ) combined with fab paintings made by www.danielacorsini.it  Behind the palace there is … More Pistoia : a secret garden , wine & art and … whatelse?

Pistoia : hidden gem’s treasure in Tuscany 

Pistoia city hall , Comunale palace ,An extraordinary open by FAI www.fondoambiente.it a sort of an Italian Heritage Trust that dedicates a springvweek end For special openings & guided Tours Of hidden places usually closed to public. Led by volounteers  of Art students from Pistoia’s high School & from The Architecture University of Florence  , dressed with … More Pistoia : hidden gem’s treasure in Tuscany 

Old Camellias exibition  near Lucca , Tuscany

I had The pleasure to visit The 26th edition of Antiche camelie della Lucchesia www.camelielucchesia.it last week end. Old villas with Beautiful gardens with many different kind of multicolour Camellias , a Camellietum That is an area created to preserve & conserve pre-1900 cultivars, The only tea plantation in Italy : Camellias Sinensis producing a Very Special … More Old Camellias exibition  near Lucca , Tuscany

#taste 2015 : Top Quality  food producers in Florence 

Here I am again : Celebrating 10th anniversary  of Taste ,in Florence , Tuscany ! A three day food  & drink fair hosted in The ex  historical train station called  Leopolda (in Honour of his founder grand duke Leopoldo II of Tuscany opened in 1848 ) and now in use  Just for exibitions. ️Many  exibitors … More #taste 2015 : Top Quality  food producers in Florence 

MadeinPistoia : ever seen a painting with a scarf?

Monica Bonechi’s solo exibition by http://www.sanroccoagriturismo.it in Pistoia makes paintings with embrodery & Special stitching ispired by music notes …a fantastic world made with coloured Damask designer coming out from The canvas as a scarf , cool!! Beautiful Tuscan Landscape with warm shades & sinuos cypresses . An Interesting exibition in a Lovely setting : … More MadeinPistoia : ever seen a painting with a scarf?

Immagine Italia & Co. – Florence – Lingerie,underwear & homewear opens in 3 days!

Just 3 day left to the  8th edition of Immagine Italia & Co. http://www.immagineitalia.org  the international fair dedicated to the preview collections of underwear, homewear and lingerie. In the stunning setting of  Florence by Fortezza da Basso , from  Friday  6th  to Sunday  8th . Over 200 brands on show, among the most prestigious ones … More Immagine Italia & Co. – Florence – Lingerie,underwear & homewear opens in 3 days!

MadeinPistoia & exported to Saatchi Gallery in London

What can it be??? Guess! I wrote ️some previous posts about this….it’s about a red colour big sculpture ….before white & later red …… A masterpiece sculpture made by The artist Alexander Kosolopov originally from Russia but living in New York , working in Pistoia by Salvadori foundry http://www.salvadoriarte.comto create this big work called : … More MadeinPistoia & exported to Saatchi Gallery in London

#sotsart : a masterpiece MadeinPistoia by Alexander Kosolapov

In My previous post I introduced you The work in progress Of This big and tall sculpture : handmade in a foundry in Pistoia ( http://www.salvadoriarte.it) with The hard job Of The artist & an amazing cooperation with a team Of expert Italian people, after one year I can show you The masterpiece ready to … More #sotsart : a masterpiece MadeinPistoia by Alexander Kosolapov

MadeinPistoia : Un filo di #pasta : tradition & innovation made in Pistoia ~ Italy ~

First pasta’s celebration presented by an historical local producer & two machineries industries in Pistoia ! A stunning setting by the courtyard Of the old Court ( still in use – at present time – for the same purpose since the Renaissance period ) crowded by lot Of interested & curious people came from all … More MadeinPistoia : Un filo di #pasta : tradition & innovation made in Pistoia ~ Italy ~

Alexander Kosolapov in Pistoia : a #sotsart artist

By salvadoriarte I had The chance to meet & follow The last work of The worldwide renowned sculptor Alexander Kosolopov called : Lenin , Mickey, Jesus . A very big dimension work That takes months to be ended. In November it Will be exposed by http://www.saatchigallery.com/artists/kosolapov_alexander.htm?section_name=breaking_the_ice in London so I Will be there to see … More Alexander Kosolapov in Pistoia : a #sotsart artist

A mystic wedding in San Piermaggiore Church in Pistoia

Dated back to The longobard era ( VII century ) The monastry hosted Bendectine nuns since 1090 and The church had with a very relevant importance for The town Of Pistoia. In a very beautiful painting titled ‘The mistic wedding ‘ The Badessa Of The convent used to welcome The New Bishop of Pistoia in … More A mystic wedding in San Piermaggiore Church in Pistoia

Pistoia : Madonna dell’ umiltà – The 3rd biggest dome in Italy

Maybe not even people from Pistoia know it but we have after Rome with Saint Peter & Florence with The Brunelleschi Dome , The third biggest dome. At The present under rennovation works it is in the historical center and just in Via della Madonna . The sanctuary was founded in 1495 and became The … More Pistoia : Madonna dell’ umiltà – The 3rd biggest dome in Italy

‘If you must love me, let it be for nought except for love’s sake only..’

If thou must love me, let it be for nought Except for love’s sake only. Do not say ‘I love her for her smile—her look—her way Of speaking gently,—for a trick of thought That falls in well with mine, and certes brought A sense of pleasant ease on such a day’— For these things in … More ‘If you must love me, let it be for nought except for love’s sake only..’

Pistoia, a town to visit : Pinocchio&friends exibition

If you have The chance to visit Pistoia during these days you shouldn’t miss this interesting exibition in The Duomo’s square. It is located in the historical center by the City Hall ground floor in the a frescos’ hall. Pictures Of Pinocchio with many celebrities ~ Sophia Loren, Roberto Benigni,Dario Fo , Gina Lollobrigida and … More Pistoia, a town to visit : Pinocchio&friends exibition

ITALIAN DOORS

I love English doors , you alredy know it, I know, but I love also Italian ones , especially the old ones like this Would you like to live in a house with such imponent door?