A hidden little treasure inside the old walls of Lucca dedicated to parfume , titled ” Il naso e la storia ” = the nose and the history. I discovered this original museum just last week walking as a tourist in a city that I love and that I know pretty well since I was … More A little scented treasure in the heart of Lucca
Here I am today : by Andrea Slitti chocolate & coffee boutique in Monsummano Terme , 10 km from Pistoia. http://www.slitti.it Andrea Slitti is a maître chocolatier from Tuscany : since 1988 won lots of prestigious prizes in The most renowned international & National contests . Lovely Easter’s Windows & gorgeous chocolate eggs , any … More MadeinPistoia – Chocolate valley in Tuscany : Slitti maître chocolatier
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
Once upon a time, In a foggy & grey winter Morning in a small town in Tuscany a nice coloured surprise knocked at My door .. A multicolour box with 6 coffee cups designed by a Chinese artist , Liu Wei , lighted up My day ! Illy caffè from Trieste – Italy – wanted … More Illy caffè art Collection just 4 me!
Giovanni da Verrazzano statue in the square
Shoes are My passion or maybe I can say My obsession? I spent half Of My life dealing with them: My father was involved in The shoe business as footwear Agent in Italy representing some Italian factories on The export market . I followed him as soon as I finished The college and I loved … More Passion4…shoes!!
Love it! I know is not common abroad so I think you should try it when you are in Italy. There is a special machine who makes it : sometimes it is already sweetened but I prefer to add sugar as much as I like.The taste is really full & smooth ,creamy and I can’t … More Ginseng coffee: ever tried??
Can you see the colour and can you smell the scent? It’s a real unique experience to taste it on Tuscan bread without salt , just few simple precious elements only. The pureness of genuine ingredients.
The secret is not to leave on the skin the white side as it is the bittest part of the fruit. The Benedectine nuns make two kind of marmelade : one with thicker cut and one with thinner ones. I tried both and can assure you that they are extremely tasty and delicate .
Really couldn’t believe Benedectine nuns in Pistoia were taken the pectine directly from they oranges’seeds , instead of buying it at the supermarket as usually I do , and you do too, I’m sure! /p>
Since before I have tried this one I didn’t love marmelade : too bitter, too different from the idea of jam I had. Once I tried this made with LOVE by Italian Benedectine nuns’ hands in Pistoia’s monastery ( a very small community indeed, 3-4 people only left) with organic oranges from their cloister, I … More MadeinPistoia :ORGANIC MARMELADE BY ITALIAN NUNS
Tuscany is not only synonymus of fashion and art , in fact in the month of March it offers the occasion to TASTE and buy the best Italian food products and just few from abroad : where? By TASTE of course, from March 9th to 11th this year by Stazione Leopolda ( it was the … More FLORENCE IS A MOVEABLE FEAST FOR TASTE EVENT!
If you Travel in Florence you can’t miss This Special exibition about Marylin’s shoes created just for her by the great Italian designer Salvatore Ferragamo
This is the first boutique opened by the Founder Guccio Gucci ( That’s why the logo has his monogram : GG)