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’
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
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
Winter is going to end & I need sun 🌞🌞 & New spring colours , no more Just black ! Have a ️Look ️to this Great choice The New Collection with brighter colours to celebrate ️many many years of bags’ production …since 1885 in The Italian fashion Market offering light & Nice shapes purses for … More Bags by Gherardini & Braccialini ~ made in Italy ~ in Florence , Tuscany
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 !
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
Last Thursday I ️was by Palazzo Borghese in Florence to celebrate ImmagineItalia & Co. http://www.immagineitalia.org 8th
Don’t miss a tasting tour with me when visiting Florence! An authentic Italian food experience with a lot to know about first quality ingredients & unforgettable sweet memories Of your visit in Tuscany! ❤️🌻☕️☕️🍴🍴🍩🍩🍩🍦🍦🍧🍨🍨
Florence : Sunday Morning & Open gates for some beautiful old noble palaces in The heart of The city Here they are : palazzo Frescobaldi ( renowned WINE makers) & Ferroni on The ‘oltrarno’ side. Let’s go!
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
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
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
Here we are in The heart Of Tuscany The so called Renaissance cradle A brand New EATALY is Open You could see The Giotto’s tower bell from The top floor , it is in fact located in an old building That hosted in The past a big bookshop Smaller compared to Rome sister I visited … More EATALY IN FLORENCE NEW OPENING
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
CHIAROSCURO CAFFE’VIA DEL CORSO,36R FIRENZE Just in the heart of Florence – just behind the Brunelleschi’s dome – have a fab coffee tasting with an interesting explaination by one of the owner , Massimo. Here I am with my American friend Suzanne from Texas, tasting and learing more about coffee and coffee plant & beans. … More CAFFE’ CHIAROSCURO – FIRENZE
Just close to piazza Sant’Ambrogio you can find great Japanese food PINGUSTO ASIAN FUSION RESTAURANT in an informal atmosphere with a huge choice and (very important to me) a lot of clients everyday so that’s why I can assure you that the food is always fresh ! Open everyday at lunch for just 10,00 Euro … More Florence, Tuscany : PINGUSTO WOK RESTAURANT
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
Once upon a time, there was an historical cafè called ‘Giacosa ‘ ( founded in 1815 and licensed furnisher Of the Italian Royal family ) in the most glamorous street of Florence ~ that could be compared to the Fifth Avenue in New York ~ Via Tornabuoni . It was the only café facing this … More Fashion café in the heart of Florence
One of the windows,the entrance of the shop, me with the earings just bought! Angela Caputi’s laboratory is just near Ponte Vecchio, in the heart of Florence. The Florentine artist designs her creations through inspirations from 1940s American films and her passion for fashion. In 2005 her creations were displayed by the Metropolitan Museum of … More FASHION IN FLORENCE :ANGELA CAPUTI JEWELS DESIGNER
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..’
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of Being and ideal Grace. I love thee to the level of everyday’s Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light. I love thee … More A poem by Elisabeth Barrett Browning : How do I love thee?
A love story in Florence : as one ofthe mostprominent English poets Of The Victorian era, in 1842 left England for Italy ~ Florence ~ with her lover – Robert Browning a writer – to spend her life here in This palace Where she died in 1861 June 29th . She is now buried in … More Elisabeth Barrett Browning, a love story
A day in Florence with My friends :ladies only soooo….as you can imagine ~ or maybe NOT ~ lots of windows shopping, laughs , cappuccino, cakes, luncheon in a cool restaurant, shopping !!yes again , spending money not just looking 😜😜Walking a lot, talking too much about many subjects, never too tired never fed up … More Strolling in Florence with friends
Today New opening shoes exibition by Ferragamo ‘a palace in The heart Of Florence. A beautiful story Of a man Who came from The South Of Italy , went to America,Found in Florence -Tuscany – his home and great success . Thanks to This brilliant mind nothing has to be created in shoes: He Did … More Ferragamo’s shoe museum in Florence
VOLUME in Florence is an original bar for ‘aperitivo’ and crepes and gallettes, in a very special location : it was a former wood workshop.It is filled with a varied yet beautiful crowd, from fashion editors to exchange students.Live music too. In Piazza Santo Spirito.
Black ravioli with octopus red hot sauce
Tuscan ham & salame , sheep cheese, figs&ginger jam etc etc…
Enjoy This very red aperitivo from Florence!
Italian aperitivo, in an Italian bar with wooden lasts..
No words can describe the feeling of being unique of this square everything is in here concentrated as a painting living with us since centuries and still alive