Made in Tuscany : 200 years of Toscano cigar celebrated with ‘Toscanello’

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’

Pistoia ,a hidden gem in Tuscany: John Ruskin loved (& wrote )about this Church

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 : hidden gem’s treasure in Tuscany 

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 

 Bags  by Gherardini & Braccialini  ~ made in Italy ~ in Florence , 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  

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

FASHION IN FLORENCE :ANGELA CAPUTI JEWELS DESIGNER

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 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..’