How is the perception of yourself with a mask on your face? I have to tell you that this made a great difference to me. I was thinking about the Italian saying : put you face on it ! It means you sign something with your personality, your own mark . This is not more … More How ,just a mask,can change your own perception
http://www.bookclubintuscany.com/ How you can resist to all this? Everythinng you can wish is included here : book,📖travel, food 🍝🍕, wine, 🍷 great company 👭👭 day trips 🚗🚗 , shopping 👠👒💄👢 tastings , a lovely villa 🏡🏡where to stay , cooking class 🍳🍅 , historical palaces, city tours , Tuscan landscapes …whatelse??? My good friend Suzanne … More Do you like read & travel?this is just 4 you : an amazing tour in Tuscany !
As my grandmother Gina used to make with me, now it was time 4 me with my daughter Francesca! From my old receipes’ book ( a bit dirty, sorry ! I know, but it is also full of good memories & I don’t want to have any new other one but …THIS!!) . Different names … More This is for my foodies’ friends: “cenci”a typical fried dough 4 Carnival
When I was a student this was my library & it was the only one in Pistoia .forteguerriana.comune.pistoia.it All the past generations have studied here surronded by these old shelves full of handmade old books & some of them also written by hands! Founded in 1473 after the Cardinal Niccoló Forteguerri ‘s death who decided … More Pistoia : Forteguerriana library dated 1473 it’s one of the oldest in Italy.
Live the literary life, Tuscan style! Yes, this will be my next tour in Tuscany : read the book , visit the setting! Brunelleschi’s Dome or Death in Florence, or Mona Lisa or Dan Brown’s Inferno….here they are now : are not only in your mind and fantasy but in the locations we will visit … More Book Club in Tuscany with …me!
Think you can’t imagine how many nice things could happen in a small city as Pistoia ! I really want to show you as much as I can of my birthplace in Tuscany as it is a hidden gem nobody knows…but you miss a lot if you don’t visit it once in a life time! … More MadeinPistoia : a different choice, no more slot machines but …free books!!
What a special emotion for me watching at the same landscape chosen by Leonardo da Vinci to paint his masterpiece…and this villa is the Monnalisa birthplace too. Feeling as being part of the history , feeling proud – one time again – to be born in this wonderful region filled of beauties & goodies & … More Chianti : Vignamaggio , Monnalisa birthplace & “Much ado about nothing”
You don’t need many things to feel free & enjoy life here! That’s what I really like of this place : no make up ! just at night maybe if you go to dance or to a special dinner no shoes ! just slippers, sandals or better ….bare feet no elegant dresses ! just casual … More Sardinia : the free life of living in an island
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 )
Did you know Stefanie Meyer wrote her bestseller imaging Volterra before visiting it ? It was in her mind , in her immagination whike she was writing , then she saw a picture of Priori’s square & recognized it as the perfect real setting for her story So probably the beauty of this place was … More Volterra : do you remember Twilight New Moon ?here it is ,Volturi ‘s sewer cover!
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
An interesting little book written by Sandra Ristoro – expert in Etruscan archeology and Gilberto Stanghini – grower in Pistoia and member of http://www.vivaistipistoiesi.it – was presented to 30 journalists invited to Pistoia for a press tour visiting our greenhouses and of course olives plantations. It contains beautiful photos about olive tree ‘s origins … More A book about olive trees in Tuscany : mythology & history
It’s The third time for me here : love This fair about food and wine, beer and chocolate, salmon and icecream , cookbooks and tasting storma, shows & chefs from all over Italy. Florence is a Special location to host Such events & I really loved FUORI DI TASTE , dinners and meeting outside The … More A tasting of TASTE 2014 in Florence, Tuscany
Yesterday, I had The chance to meet friends I didn’t see since ages The occasion was the the presentation of The first book wrote by Alessandro Bonan born in Pistoia and now living in Milan. Such a strong feeling seeing so many old friends together! It brought me back to My twenties when we had … More When a friend writes a book