Why  Pistoia ? my interview to American  expats who decided to live here.

 I love my birtplace Pistoia, as a part of myself, althought   I wanted to escape from her when I was young  as I thought it was too small , too NOT open mind for the big dreams I had..after many  years I fell in love with her just because I have been so fortunate … More Why  Pistoia ? my interview to American  expats who decided to live here.

Cooking class & sweet memories in a Chianti Tuscan villa 

Imagine a group of beautiful ladies from the States – headed by my dear friend Suzanne Stavinoha Waltz –  sharing a stunning typical  Tuscan  villa “under the Tuscan sun” , on a green hilltop , in the countryside of Chianti area : amazing view, great landscape , vines & olives groves around it , aromatic … More Cooking class & sweet memories in a Chianti Tuscan villa 

Sardinia fascinates me !

Here again after a long long ,busy year I can enjoy the same seaside & this marvellous sea, the granite marble big rocks 🌊☀️🌻🌴🌺meet my old friends from different regions & nations, tasting great food & excellent wines!🍾🦀🐠🐬🦂🌴🐚🌞🍷🍸🍹🍧☕️  This summer I have to add more memories to those I have collected in more than fourty … More Sardinia fascinates me !

Tour,lunch &  shopping  with Texan  ladies  in Chianti 

What a wonderful  idea  travelling all women together in the Chianti countryside enjoying  food,wine & lovely landscapes!  This is one of my fav tour :  ladies only …..💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽 A stop in Greve in Chianti, for  a beautiful & yummy cappuccino , a tour among hanging hams & salami by Falorni historical butchery, lunch by  “Il … More Tour,lunch &  shopping  with Texan  ladies  in Chianti 

Chianti : Vignamaggio , Monnalisa birthplace & “Much ado about nothing”

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”

Sardinia : shopping & fun ( for ladies only !)at the seaside market

What a better way to start a summer day than leaving our men on the beach & go to the market for some shopping & chats ? Nothing! So many original things on these stalls just in the small heart of , San Pantaleo , a village on the Emerald coast . During the summer … More Sardinia : shopping & fun ( for ladies only !)at the seaside market

Pistoia’s hills : lunch by Zummo cheese house & much more…

Looking for a cooler  location where to have a good lunch & chats with my friends Rossella & Francesca we drove about 45 minutes on the Pistoia’s mountains direction ….Pavana! Just next door  to the  Zummo trattoria there is the Savigni butcher shop   http://www.savigni.comwho provides great hams, salami & charchuterie .Pairing these delicious meats … More Pistoia’s hills : lunch by Zummo cheese house & much more…

Pistoia : an exaordinary shopping night for sales !

A wonderful time in Pistoia yesterday night : from 9 :00 pm until over midnight all the shops showed  their clothes & items  outside the door on the street & celebrate the sales’ beginning! Some shops were so beautiful, live music in the street & lots of people enjoying shopping & fresher night air 😍😍😍  … More Pistoia : an exaordinary shopping night for sales !

Pistoia’s restaurant : Il carbonile ~ quality & passion 

A perfect Sunday lunch on a terrace with old good  friends pairing  with tasty & beautiful dishes prepeared by a passionate young chef, Alessandro , who worked in my beloved London & in Australia before landing  in Pistoia. A special comment on a liver patè that is my favourite , both for its taste & … More Pistoia’s restaurant : Il carbonile ~ quality & passion 

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!

Slowfood Galway , Ireland , visited & tasted Pistoia ‘s flavours with me

What a nice tour we had together in Pistoia ! Such a great group of people , all experts of food and really interested in knowing everything about Tuscan food and wine, of course, and extra virgin oil and plants! An unforgettable 4 days trip with Irish people that I feel so close to Italian … More Slowfood Galway , Ireland , visited & tasted Pistoia ‘s flavours with me

London to me : Covent Garden a small Beautiful world 

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 

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

Cup of coffee and Tuscan cigar are a must after an Italian lunch!

Coffee is a MUST after such a big lunch in Tuscany! This is a creamy one roasted in Pistoia by Caffè York http://www.caffenewyork.it since 1930. Tuscan cigars are also a Tuscan production and The compositor Giacomo Puccini ( La Bohème opera) used to smoke them too. You could see How is easy to use just … More Cup of coffee and Tuscan cigar are a must after an Italian lunch!