Pistoia : happy 50th anniversary Bar Nazionale !

What a great coincidence : Pistoia  has been crowned Italy’s capital of culture in 2017  & just in this year , Bar Nazionale celebrates 50 years of activity! Run by the same  family  with the same kindness , with the same smile from 5:30 in the morning ( very hard to smile at that time … More Pistoia : happy 50th anniversary Bar Nazionale !

Espresso coffee : do you really know how to clean a coffee machine?

Maybe you think you know how   do it – very easy indeed – and maybe… you can even  drink it – very good and easy too – but …. do you know how to wash  properly a coffee machine? Let’s have a look here….to have the best coffee  your machine has to be perfectly … More Espresso coffee : do you really know how to clean a coffee machine?

A surprise birthday party for breakfast🍰🎂☕️for ladies only🎁

Ever celebrated a birthday party for breakfast?? My friends & I did it this morning in a nice café in Pistoia called Evo Cafè http://www.evocaffe.it Our common friend was just 40 last August but everyone was on holiday so cannot celebrate it. So, we decided to have breakfast all together before going to work this … More A surprise birthday party for breakfast🍰🎂☕️for ladies only🎁

Pistoia : Grand Cafè Le Damier , for a special cappuccino & more..

LE GRAN CAFE’ LE DAMIER – Via della Madonna,8 – Pistoia, Tuscany, Italy It is not a big bar as the name can suggest you, but on the contrary , it is a very intimate  cafè located in one of the most central street of Pistoia, Tuscany , italy. Run by a very charming young … More Pistoia : Grand Cafè Le Damier , for a special cappuccino & more..

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

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!

Passion 4 cappuccino  : how has to be a real good one 

If you want to start a new day with a twist don’t miss this cappuccino! great coffee flavour & very thick foam , kindness & smiling faces will serve it to you ( not so common anymore nowadays , unfortunately, ) delicious fresh pastries every morning & many newspapers & magazines so you can stop, … More Passion 4 cappuccino  : how has to be a real good one 

My Lisbon : A Brasileira ~ Historical Café since 1905 ~ Fernando Pessoa & me 

Loved the Chiado quarter, so lively, so glam so cool!!!  A mix of Paris , London & Rome : a lovely district where to walk, shopping , listen to street music & stop in a cafè sitting close to ……Pessoa! Born as a drugstore was the first  cafè in Lisbon that importing Brasilian coffee , … More My Lisbon : A Brasileira ~ Historical Café since 1905 ~ Fernando Pessoa & me 

My Lisbon : since 1829 an historical charming cafè with a view

You know …..I love old historical cafes ! I am always writing about them  beacause I like them for their atmosphere & location ( usually in the city center) , their products ( usually top quality ones) & sometimes for the views too. this just in a very lively  square called Praça da  Figueira  www.cofeitarianacional.com has … More My Lisbon : since 1829 an historical charming cafè with a view

My Lisbon : in Belem an old patisserie since 1837  

So many different kind of cakes, pastries, sweet bread with canded fruits typical 4 Easter time & Lovely old cafè that , as You know ,I love! Lisbon is  a real Heaven  4 people like me Who can’t resist to taste everything that looks so attractive to eyes…😍😍😍  I travelled until Belem just to visit … More My Lisbon : in Belem an old patisserie since 1837  

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

Lucca : #sweet food to go !#chocolate&more in Fillungo street The Fifth Ave Of Lucca

RISTORI This is The name Of a lovely small cosy food boutique in The heart of Lucca! Espresso coffee , aromatized coffee, profitterols with wipped cream,ice cream , burger ice, Sacher torte, pinenuts block , cappuccino , spirits and much more… A nice small tea Room on The back side reminds me a Londoner location..sweet … More Lucca : #sweet food to go !#chocolate&more in Fillungo street The Fifth Ave Of Lucca

Passion4cafè : ‘Armando’ in Pistoia since 1947 , Tuscany , Italy

In the past we had more historical cafes in my town , Pistoia. Nowadays just this survives in these taugh times.. it is in Via Curtatone e Montanara in the heart of Pistoia in front of the Cappelli Boutique I mentioned in my previous post. Closed on Sunday afternoon & Monday everyday offers a huge … More Passion4cafè : ‘Armando’ in Pistoia since 1947 , Tuscany , Italy

Made in Pistoia : best cappuccino on earth ~ it is in Tuscany ~ !

I love cappuccino as most of Italians love coffee : I’m a cappuccino adicted but …. 1.Must have a very thick foam or I don’t drink it 2.must be with fresh full caw milk 3.must be really warm 4.must be in a large ceramic cup not in glass I Found The best cappuccino with all … More Made in Pistoia : best cappuccino on earth ~ it is in Tuscany ~ !

THE ILLYSHOP PROJECT : WHERE TO FIND THEM

illyshop Rome Via dei Due Macelli, 59D – Rome Tel 06.69190715 Hours: open daily 9:00 to 19:30 The project illypoint illy distributes its products in a selective way, within places able to express and represent his world: the best bars illy, the online shop http://www.shop.illy.com, specifically the illy and, from 2011, the illyshop , real … More THE ILLYSHOP PROJECT : WHERE TO FIND THEM

Illyshop Cafè in Rome :more about coffee & coffee machines

In the new concept store you can buy and taste all the illy brand products, in an environment designed to offer the consumer a unique experience. Inside the new boutique, fans can explore all aspects of the illy world: the tasting Iperespresso through the two new models of coffee machines Y3 Touch – linear and … More Illyshop Cafè in Rome :more about coffee & coffee machines