An amazing studio in the heart of Florence : a jump in the Renaissance

http://www.imosaicidilastrucci.it What a coincidence : about a month ago a gemmologist from Pistoia , Lucia Gori , told me about this place in Firenze . Two days ago a friend of mine Carmen , native from Canarie island but living in Florence since long time, brought me here and I immediately recognized the name engraved … More An amazing studio in the heart of Florence : a jump in the Renaissance

Where to stay in Florence & feeling part of the History : Relais Santa Croce ~ Baglioni hotels ~

If your dream is to live a real Florentine experience & feeling like being part of the History, not just a visitor , this is exactly where you should stay. In an historical building , Palazzo Ciofi-Jacometti , old columns frame the  palace dated midway through the 18th  century,  commissioned by the Papal treasurer  Marquis … More Where to stay in Florence & feeling part of the History : Relais Santa Croce ~ Baglioni hotels ~

Celebrating  300 years of Chianti Classico  wine 🍷: 1716 September 25th  & today 🍷2016

Yesterday I was strolling  in the Florence city center & I’ve heard a drum sound …so I stopped:  I thought it was like being in another century … then I saw a police woman on a  horse & lots of people standing at the border of the  Calzaiuoli street that leads to Piazza della Signoria … More Celebrating  300 years of Chianti Classico  wine 🍷: 1716 September 25th  & today 🍷2016

Nomination : a shining lady  behind an Italian leader  jewels brand     

http://www.nomination.it I have had the great pleasure to meet Monica Tiozzo  – the Nomination president – during an happy hour in Pistoia planned by TO BE DONNA  -an entrepeneurs’ women association of Confcommercio –  to present her new book titled : ”How  to be  a mother, a wife and yourself as well as a president … More Nomination : a shining lady  behind an Italian leader  jewels brand     

MadeinFlorence : Manetti , edible gold to enrich your Christmas dishes

Not just  arts & fashion in Florence, it is also a city worldwide renowed   for its goldsmiths shops on the Ponte Vecchio , the small artisans studios & also this kind of gold :genuine 23 kt gold  & genuine silver  available in flakes ( yes as corn flakes😂😂) crumbs ,powder &  leaves  to be … More MadeinFlorence : Manetti , edible gold to enrich your Christmas dishes

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

Florian café : not just in Venice but in Florence too!

In Via del Parione, 28-32/R ,just at the beginning of this street almost on the corner with the most fashionable  street  , Via Tornabuoni ,near palazzo Spini Feroni that hosts the Ferragamo’s shoes museum & its boutique , you can find the Florian Café , founded in Venice in 1720. http://www.caffeflorian.com Daniel , the kind … More Florian café : not just in Venice but in Florence too!

The fab 4 F :  #Florence – #Ferragamo  – #Food – #Fashion !

Florence at night is shining as a real  gem This is Spini – Feroni ‘s palace in its magnificence🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 in Santa Trinita Square. Il Borro tuscan Bistro is on The Arno riverside , same building of Ferragamo’s headquarter  ( Old Beautiful  historical palace Spini -Feroni ) an elegant & typical Tuscan  bistrot can offer you … More The fab 4 F :  #Florence – #Ferragamo  – #Food – #Fashion !

#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 

Aperitivo in Florence :TAMERÓ diladdarno – Santo Spirito

Sunday Morning Today A Different athmosphere over the Arno river : Santo Spirito area Friends Colours Food Spritz White wine A sunny square with trees As a small Place des Vosges Parisienne Families Children Happiness Joy Sun Birds & fountain Church & restaurants Everything is Ready for us To be enjoyed We are hanging on … More Aperitivo in Florence :TAMERÓ diladdarno – Santo Spirito

Ever visited Boboli garden in Florence? Medici’s spirit is still in the air

Just back from a Saturdsy Morning into The green , sun , roses , peonia , scented lemon & statues , lakes & grotto! All in one place : Pitti palace gardens , Boboli & then a visit to Bardini’s garden . One only ticket to visit both and fill your eyes , nose , … More Ever visited Boboli garden in Florence? Medici’s spirit is still in the air

Macaron by Ladurée in Tuscany now : Lucca & Florence

Maybe you remember when in a previous post I mentioned The Italian Macarons’ origins : Caterina dei Medici from Florence exported them to France in The XVI century when she moved to France to get married to Henry II Of France. Nowadays another lady brought them back to Italy : first in Milan & Rome … More Macaron by Ladurée in Tuscany now : Lucca & Florence

La MILKERIA : organic original Italian ice cream in Florence ~Tuscany

Milkeria in Firenze Borgo degli Albizi 87R ( just close to The Bargello museum , in The city center) Last Saturday I had the pleasure to meet my friend Paul from Sydney in Florence & decided to try this brand new ice cream shop in The heart Of town. ‘Organic’ is the word you can … More La MILKERIA : organic original Italian ice cream in Florence ~Tuscany

MadeinPistoia : Pistoia the capital of the green !

Maybe not everybody knows that Pistoia, my birthplace , is the capital of green! Yes, we export thousand of plants every year to create the best private and public garden of the WORLD! Here follows an extrat from a very interesting book written by Francesca Bardelli about the history of the nursery industry in Pistoia: … More MadeinPistoia : Pistoia the capital of the green !

‘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..’