Are you ready for the new year? As I already told you in my previous posts this upcoming year , 2017 , will be very important for my beautiful little town Pistoia and for me , of course , as I feel as being part of my birthplace. Just about 50 years ago nobody could … More Welcome 2017 & may all your dreams come true as these ones…
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 !
Do you remember the film : “Portrait of a lady” directed by the great Jane Campion in 1996 with Nicole Kidman & John Malkovich? Some scenes have been played in this old palace in the heart of Lucca and finally it is open to public & the magnificent garden too, so I could visit it … More Lucca & Pfanner Palace : feeling as a princess like Nicole Kidman!
You know how much I love❤️ my birthplace , Pistoia, located in Tuscany ,just in the between of the marvellous Florence & lovely Lucca , more renowned & visited by tourists than my small city. So you can understand how happy I’ve been to be invited by Tuscanybuzz www.tuscanybuzz.com to a blogtour #BuzzMeetFriends along with American, Brasilian … More Pistoia : a must see town in Tuscany!
Ever heard about “farro” ? it’s an old cereal used in the past on our mountains especially in the Lucca area , spelt in English. Since I was a child my grandmother told me about this special kind of “brown rice “she tasted by her friends in the Garfagnana district. At those times – about … More Ever tried farro beans soup ? a Tuscan traditional dish
Yesterday evening I visited the 48th edition of this wine event called “Festa del vino”: Montecarlo is such an amazing small village between Pistoia & Lucca known especially for its white wine but also for the red one . Unfortunately not many tourists know this rich terroire of wineyards …hope with this post it can … More Montecarlo di Lucca : a wine hamlet in Tuscany – wine festival until September 8th!
Such a nice village with great view over the river & with very fresh air : in summer time is full of tourists & locals from Lucca or from the seaside , Viareggio or Forte dei Marmi. Loved the old doors & the Carrara marble fountain at the hamlet village . Many Italo – American … More Tuscany : Castenuovo Garfagnana a small hamlet on Lucca’s mountain
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’
I had The pleasure to visit The 26th edition of Antiche camelie della Lucchesia www.camelielucchesia.it last week end. Old villas with Beautiful gardens with many different kind of multicolour Camellias , a Camellietum That is an area created to preserve & conserve pre-1900 cultivars, The only tea plantation in Italy : Camellias Sinensis producing a Very Special … More Old Camellias exibition near Lucca , Tuscany
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 />
RISTORI This is The name Of a lovely small cosy food boutique in The heart of Lucca! Espresso coffee , aromatized coffee, profitterols with wipped cream,ice cream , burger ice, Sacher torte, pinenuts block , cappuccino , spirits and much more… A nice small tea Room on The back side reminds me a Londoner location..sweet … More Lucca : #sweet food to go !#chocolate&more in Fillungo street The Fifth Ave Of Lucca
Maybe I have already told you I have been studying in Lucca about 30 yrs ago & This is a Special place to me ❤️❤️❤️ A sunny day in Lucca can make feel as being in a cosy nest ( piazza Anfiteatro ) free as fresh air ( walking on The old walls) being a … More Strolling in Lucca with sunshine!
In a lovely location facing The Fifth Avenue Of Lucca That is Via Fillungo , LADURÉE Open a New shop together with Massimo Rebecchi fashion store at The first floor Of The same old ,historical beautiful building . Same charming atmosphere for The French Macarons we love but with a feeling Of being hosted in … More Macarons by LADURÉE New shop in Lucca
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
Found This nice shop in Lucca with vintage clothes and accessories: can’t help thinking about My Sundays in London visiting the original Camden Town markek with its stalls full Of coloured scarfs & clothes surrounded by any kind of people , smelling ethnic food & the Camden Lock
Old books , the flea-market in Lucca : they brought me back to the school times, old times, nice memories, English books so charming to me..
An old typing machine ‘Olivetti’ had one when I was a child , always loved writing with it.