Yes, I miss London as a friend who lives far from me but who stays in my heart everyday, every moment of my life. London has a special place in my mind : live its big streets, its multicolour windows, its shops & its smells around different world’s cultures & kitchens ! Miss the curry … More Missing London in Christmas time
Amazing views, great wines, beautiful plants & trees from Tuscany – from my Pistoia, called city of green , beacause of its greenhouses – provided by Moreno Menci who exports his plants since more than twenty years in Czech Republic www.vivaimenci.com , a traditional Tuscan architecture for the farmhouse that is a 4 star hotel where … More A small Tuscany in Czech Republic
This time in Rome I wanted to visit the old ghetto near Campo dè Fiori & just close to the nice Isola Tiberina . I had in my memory the deep yellow/orange colour of the Jewish quarter I saw in a beautiful film of some years ago titled : “La finestra di fronte ” by … More Eating in Rome as Romans do since 1923 …
I was missing this place! Finally I was back last week & enjoyed every corner of it, every stall, every colour! So crowed in the morning & so many different kind od fruits & vegetables & the puntarelle to be shipped in vacum too! It made me think to Florence the nice & pittoresque San … More Roma : Campo dè Fiori & its colours
I would like to ask you if you miss, sometime or very often ☺️, a city as much as I miss London. To me it is a kind of nostalghia or , as I learned in Portugal , the “saudade” a strange , deep feeling inside your stomac, in your heart growing every day a … More London to me : missing a city as a person,is it possible ?
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Can’t imagine how many times I think about this city :it was a real beautiful discover & want to go back soon again. Our guide showed this quarter where the Fado = faith , music started : a quarter in which each wall tells … More My Lisbon : doors ,windows & the Fado murales
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 )
The Tuscan compositor Giacomo Puccini born in Lucca in 1858 , was used to smoke Toscano cigar during his relaxing time & even when creating his operas such as la Bohème or La Tosca 😉and with a Toscano cigar you could see it in his statue in front of his birthhouse-museum in the heart of … More Made in Tuscany : 200 years of Toscano cigar celebrated with ‘Toscanello’
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
If you visit Lisbon din’t miss this ! suggested by our local tour guide it’s just close to the Chiado quarter & plaza de Rossio in a stunning building dated 1640 great lunch : fresh grilled fish & octopus with rice , really impressive the exotic flavour of this typical dish👍👍 the Pata negra ham … More My Lisbon : an historical Restaurant with typical delicious dishes
The English writer , John Ruskin ( art critic ,poet ,peinter ) , born in my beloved London in 1918, visited Pistoia in 1845 . He was really impressed by the Church of San Giovanni fuorcivitas ( this Latin word means outside of the city but at the present it is considered THE city heart … More Pistoia ,a hidden gem in Tuscany: John Ruskin loved (& wrote )about this Church
È vero, cara Lucia , che ci dimentichiamo spesso di dire da dove …’blogghiamo’! in effetti io scrivo spesso su Pistoia, la mia piccola città che io amo chiamare ‘una gemma nascosta’ sì, perchè è nel mezzo a due città ( Firenze e Pisa ) più conosciute di lei che da secoli ormai la … More #dadoveblogghi : eccomi qui , io sono di PISTOIA, una AUTENTICA città toscana!
my first dinner in Lisbon was a tasting tour for me & my husband only and our guide of course , Silvia. First stop by Casa do Alentejo not at the restaurant that is not very good, but on the ground floor in a small courtyard full of locals 😉😉 we had a kind of … More My Lisbon : a guided tasting tour
Loved this palace : it was a real surprise😍😍😍😱😱😱for me ! my friend from Italy told me not to miss it and so I did the first evening I was in Lisbon went there👍 it’s a restaurant but more than this it is a true institution representing the Alentejo region just close to Lisbon You … More My Lisbon : visit with me Casa do Alentejo !
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
What do You ask to an hotel? For me it has to be : in The city’s heart ,❤️❤️ close to The pulsant life but not noisy At night😛 Clean Historical building but renovated Big shower & bathrobe Not too soft bed not too soft pillow Many complimentary bath accessories Smiling & helpful people … More My Lisbon :a design hotel with a view
tasting & walking tour to immerse myself in The real Lisbon ‘s atmosphere with its colours, smells & goodies! Mountains of codefish, ( They call it The sea pork as They eat everything of it : toungue & chick too)sardines & pata negra ham so expensive & so lightly tasty as no one else …extra … More My Lisbon : a Food tasting tour remembering Sardinian flavours
If You walk in Lisbon You can see graffiti everywhere ! Not just on walls but even on tram , bus & funicular : so…not just azulejos 😉😉here , something new too. To celebrate The famous FADO there are graffiti on The Alfama quarter walls Where The first Who started singing this was a prostitute … More My Lisbon : graffiti street art style
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
My very first time in Lisbon was last week , just before Easter & I am missing it already…. its colours, its fresh & light air ,its smells , its sweets bakery shops’ windows , its old cafès ,its azulejos All over façades, its mosaic Street’s pavements, its multi colour trams & funicular , The … More My Lisbon ‘s coloured façades
Please don’t ️️miss ️it ️when in London : everything you can desire is Here ! Fashion shops,beauty shops, food, parfums ,drink, Theatre, cafes , restaurants,market,street artists ,live music, happenings , champagne, chocolate, teashop & …..people of any kind & colour , children That can run as in a small town’s Church square without cars In … More London to me : Covent Garden a small Beautiful world
So glad to share this with you ! Have a ️Look to some picts about this guidebook about Interesting tips on ️how is simple to rent a farmhouse or a villa in Tuscany, ️️how to avoid common mistakes, how to Travel in Italy & which are The treasures of this area and one of these … More Ciao sweetie! I was featured in a guidebook
Love this food Paradise ️sooo much & I Want to share it with you😍👍 I am Sure you Will like it too. Here are ️my reasons : 1.The location ( Just near The Shard, few steps from The tube station) 2. The colours ( so ️many, so different , so ….wow!)from vegetables to fruits 3. … More #Boroughmarket #London :Ten reasons to visit
You know I love this city as I could love a friend or a man or a mother who gives you life Love it because it is a shining gem Inside myself It knocks every day at ️my heart’s door and I answer Yes, here I am Here you are Nothing changes if nothing changes … More London to me
Pisa & its Symbol : The tower ! Pisa & its tourists ,Pisa & The souvenirs’ stalls Lucca smaller & closed sound its old walls , Lucca with a Roman Anphiteater & its small shops … Enjoy !br />
️Many clients asked me about 5 Terre : Ligurian costal small villages overlooking The clean sea . Here are ️some picts I took during ️my tours , ️Hope you like them !
http://www.thequinhotel.com The Quin Hotel in New York means the Quintessence not the Queen… but , anyway, it is close to be a real queen in the huge choice of New York hotels. Stayed there for 4 nights last July for my birthday and I loved it: staregiacal position just few steps from Central Park and … More The Quin Hotel in New York, N.Y.
Such a Wonderful weather we had ! end October as spring time in Liguria a visit to the pittoresque Harbour Of Portofino & then….a boat to fly over the Sea direction ……Rapallo ! To visit the best delicatessen drug store in town http://www.parlacomemangi.com where even Catherine Zeta Jones & Micheal Douglas stopped too😉😉👍👍 A Special … More Portofino & Rapallo by boat !
Sunset with dinner in an exclusive part of The island : hidden villas in The green, a small elegant village facing The Mediterranean Sea & a wonderful landscape . A Special setting for a romantic dinner outside on The Hsrbour with fresh wind typical Of This area & a delicious tasty seafood. Paradise on earth … More #Sardinia : Portobello = Beautiful Harbour a secret gem in North Sardegna
Love this small town facing the deep blue clean Mediterranean sea with its houses & narrow streets , flowers & capers tree in the garden! Enjoy😍😍😍
Surrounded by bougainvillae had fab dinner last night : agriturismo di mare! Never been before but for Sure to be repeated 👍👍 Very tasty seafood starting with lardo & bottarga on pane carasau ( delicious!) , Venere rice with octopus, ravioli with cernia fish & fregola with crab ( really excellent!) The location is near … More A dinner in #Sardinia : #agriturismo di mare = #seafood agriturismo with delicious #Vermentino wine😉😉
Here I am again 😍😍😍since now on hope you Will enjoy My pills Of Heaven from This fab place I love so much & Where I am used to spend My summer holidays since I was a child. Salted kisses from Santa Teresa di Gallura ~ north Sardinia facing Corsica island .
It’s strange to explain but sometimes it happens :as you are living in one Of The best region Of Italy ( Tuscany ) you are not interested in visiting The most well known places as Monteriggioni, just outside Siena. I thought it was time for My daughter ( 15 years old ) to feel as … More Ever been in Monteriggioni ,Tuscany?
When I saw The villa & the garden I thought : I am part Of a painting ! when you think or dream about Tuscany I am sure you should have this view only on your mind. The location is so beautiful and so lovely you Wouldn’t want to leave it… The owners ~ Moreno … More Montechiari Estate top wines in Montecarlo , Tuscany!
I am so sorry but I have to start writing in Italian as I have to tell you my “love story” with London city, so I need to use my mother tongue language to describe at its best my feelings . I will try to add an English translation to my next Italian posts so … More My love story with LONDON – 1st chapter
Loved Chiavari from The first time I visited dome years ago : elegant and small as a chic sitting room in a Victorian house. Beautiful old buildings, original Windows for New shops , Good restaurants or small bistrots Where Having ‘farinata’ = cheakpeas kind Of thin focaccia. People are relaxed & make you feel The … More Chiavari : a real gem in Liguria