Are you passionate about nature, environment, agriculture, history, traditions, organic food, Italian goodies , Tuscany and all about Italy ? Yes? So, this is your call! Now with https://www.ageroliva.it/ you can have the chance to adopt a Tuscan olive tree on Pistoia’s hills and so in this way you could : 1. save a tree … More Adopt a Tuscan olive tree and enjoy your own organic extra virgin olive oil!
Delicious original traditional tuscan pastry homemade in Pistoia Tuscany Italy yummy and tasty food called scola or scole … More Scola : a typical original sweet bread made in Pistoia ~Tuscany~ Italy
Pistoia & its territory , especially in Casale & Casalguidi area, have been considered since the 17th century a centre of excellence and top quality handmade embroidery first made by convents & enclosed orders for the ecclesiastic pomp and later for noble families . The “Whitework” it is how they call this kind of embroidery … More Made in Pistoia : embroidery museum & the precious Tuscan stitch
Pistoia reveals hidden gems behind its doors or its gates , as in this case. http://www.ilfunaro.org Il Funaro is an indipendent cultural center founded in 20o9 by four women : passion for theatre leads them to renovate this forgotten ,ruined building – from which the street takes its name too, Via del Funaro – that … More Pistoia & “Il Funaro”a special space/place for artists
Ever tried ‘croccante’ ? It’s an onomatopoeic word thst sounds like ‘crock’ & in fact it crocks under your theeth! When I was a child I was used to have it during the traditional Carnival in Pistoia ,when the street food trucks were coming to town & spread all over a yummy smell of caramelized … More Made in Pistoia : how to make croccante
Every November I really need to find an old mill to …smell the aroma of the new extra virgin olive oil ! I said “I need ” because without this sensorial deep experience I can’t start winter time :for me it’s the easier way to try to forget summer time & live the autumn mood … More Made in Pistoia : morning in a Tuscan old mill pressing olives
Just started in Pistoia an exibition of Nativities : handmade by students of the primary schools and by adults with a great passion for using different materials to create special settings. From stones to a terracotta’s pot , even an old style bike as a special place where to born! Fantasy is a must here👍👏👏👏 … More MadeinPistoia : it’s Nativities time , the most original handmade ones!
Pistoia is not only art & architecture , greenhouses & stunning landscapes but you can also find …fashion ! http://www.icashmerissimi.com produces beautiful & soft jumpers , gilets ,capes & scarfs, gloves , socks hats all made of cachemire, or silk & cachemire in fashionable multicolours both for women & men. Visited the outlet in the Pistoia’s … More MadeinPistoia : multicolour cachemire made in Tuscany
LE GRAN CAFE’ LE DAMIER – Via della Madonna,8 – Pistoia, Tuscany, Italy It is not a big bar as the name can suggest you, but on the contrary , it is a very intimate cafè located in one of the most central street of Pistoia, Tuscany , italy. Run by a very charming young … More Pistoia : Grand Cafè Le Damier , for a special cappuccino & more..
Monica Bonechi’s solo exibition by http://www.sanroccoagriturismo.it in Pistoia makes paintings with embrodery & Special stitching ispired by music notes …a fantastic world made with coloured Damask designer coming out from The canvas as a scarf , cool!! Beautiful Tuscan Landscape with warm shades & sinuos cypresses . An Interesting exibition in a Lovely setting : … More MadeinPistoia : ever seen a painting with a scarf?
Biscuits but not Just These…..️many other tasty products coming from their oven! Starting as a simple bakery Lunardi brothers developped The shop introducing delicatessen from all over Italy plus a huge choice from almond biscuits , focaccia , different kind Of bread, cakes and handmade panettone for Christmas , Colomba fir Easter and so in … More MadeinPistoia : Fratelli Lunardi bakers since 1966
Another family run business on The hills around Pistoia overlooking a river as fresh water is an important ingredient to make an excellent pasta! Now you could see Inside The small factory That produce pasta since more Than 100 years & you could even meet The founder Of it , Giuseppe’s mother now more Than … More MadeinPistoia : Pasta maker , Giuseppe Chelucci since 1912
Another historical family run business in Pistoia. A coffee Roastery in The middle of The town , aromas are all around The factory ️when they are roasting The beans coming from abroad. Italian coffee is famous worldwide because Of The Special way The green beans are roasted & blended not because it is a Country … More MadeinPistoia : New York caffè since 1930 ~ Roasting coffee ~
Pistoia is a nice small city with Etruscan origins…. continue reading here on this interesting portal ….enjoy! http://www.menuale.it/blog/dove-mangio/il-pollo-doro–una-garanzia-da-piu-di-50-anni.aspx
Meeting Chiara Guarducci & her patner Franca in their workshop is a pleasure for all senses . For eyes : yellow almond biscuits , chocolate cookies, hearted shape fruits & jam cakes ,a soft multicolour setting ! For nose : sweet old memories reminded me when I ️was a child & my grandmother used to … More Made in Pistoia : handmade biscuits & cakes by Guarducci
Last Sarurday I had The pleasure to be one Of The tasters Of The New Opening small barrels by Marini Estate , Just in The surrounding hills Of Pistoia. ‘Vin santo è…. ‘ = It is Vinsanto ! Is The name if this event created by Marini to celebrate The Opening Of The barrels. … More MadeinPistoia – Vinsanto : a Tuscany a precious godness’ nectar for humans
Another excellent producer in my birth place , Pistoia. More Than 100 years dedicated to produce the best pasta with eggs or with spelt or with hard weat Semolina from Italy . All products are slowly worked & passed through traditional bronze plates so the surface can better absorbe the sauce ! A passionate a … More MadeinPistoia – Chelucci :#Pasta maker since 1912 in #Pistoia
Yes! The best chocolate is Made in Italy & in Tuscany in the so called ‘Chocolate valley ‘, in the nearby my birthplace, Pistoia. Founded in 2000 La Molina is an Italian niche producer Of very high quality chocolate with a Special regard to the artistic packaging. You could find it even in my beloved … More MadeinPistoia – La Molina #Chocolate made in #Tuscany : a top quality one!!
Here we are in Pistoia , my town , rich in typical local producers such as Giuseppe Marini http://www.marinifarm.it. His delicious VinSanto is a MUST not only for Tuscany but even abroad . Winner Of many awards it is a family run farm in the outskirts Of Pistoia producing Extra virgin oil, jellies wine, jams … More MadeinPistoia – How Tuscan grapes become VinSanto #dessertwine
In My previous post I introduced you The work in progress Of This big and tall sculpture : handmade in a foundry in Pistoia ( http://www.salvadoriarte.it) with The hard job Of The artist & an amazing cooperation with a team Of expert Italian people, after one year I can show you The masterpiece ready to … More #sotsart : a masterpiece MadeinPistoia by Alexander Kosolapov
First pasta’s celebration presented by an historical local producer & two machineries industries in Pistoia ! A stunning setting by the courtyard Of the old Court ( still in use – at present time – for the same purpose since the Renaissance period ) crowded by lot Of interested & curious people came from all … More MadeinPistoia : Un filo di #pasta : tradition & innovation made in Pistoia ~ Italy ~
In a sunny September morn I visited this beautiful highschool garden full of fruits’ trees & corn fields , biggest black berries ever seen , plums , giuggiole , apples , wahlnuts and pears The atmosphere is unreal : just outside the historical city center of my birthplace, Pistoia, this highschool ,focused on agricolture & envirronment classes … More MadeinPistoia:agricoltural highschool ” IPSAA DE FRANCESCHI”o
A Special product typical Of My town , Pistoia! Something so Good, so original with a lot Of history you have to taste once in your life! I visited Bruno Corsini Opened in 1918 and still producing these Special kind Of confetti used to celebrate important occasions Such as baptism , first communion, weddings, graduations … More MadeinPistoia : Corsini – Confetti di Pistoia ~ Sugared-coated sweets
Last weekend in Pistoia we had a Real grass pavement on The old stones Of “la sala” , a little square in The heart of The town That hosts The daily vegetable & fruit market . Lots Of people enjoyed This New park Having picnic on The grass, meeting friends & living in The green … More MadeinPistoia : a temporary park with real grass&trees in town! #uapc #uapc2014
First edition Of http://www.latoscanainbocca.it in Pistoia ! Located just close to The biggest library Of Tuscany, (www.sangiorgio.comune.pistoia.it )in The ex Breda area , called “la cattedrale ” ( The cathedral ). Open from 11 am until 11 pm : starting from breakfast with warm bread straight from The oven , until dinner time & more.. … More MadeinPistoia: a typical Tuscan food experience at LA TOSCANA IN BOCCA
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
Dated back to The longobard era ( VII century ) The monastry hosted Bendectine nuns since 1090 and The church had with a very relevant importance for The town Of Pistoia. In a very beautiful painting titled ‘The mistic wedding ‘ The Badessa Of The convent used to welcome The New Bishop of Pistoia in … More A mystic wedding in San Piermaggiore Church in Pistoia
In My town ,Pistoia, Where The Etruscans started making metal percussions instruments as early as 500 B.C. , still nowadays UFIP ( That in Italian stands for Join Italian Cymbals Makers)is producing them since 1931. The heirs Of Tronci & Biasei families are running the foundry That produces entirely handcrafted professional cymbals. Very famous composers … More MadeinPistoia – UFIP EARCREATED CYMBALS Factory in Tuscany!
Today in Pistoia ( small town near Florence ) we celebrate Saint Bartolomeo martyr. He is the patron Saint Of children so since I was a child I remember this day Of commemoration as a very happy one: streets around San Bartolomeo’s Church are full Of food & toys stalls with lots if sweets and … More MadeinPistoia : San Bartolomeo children’s party in the streets
Pistoia hosted This Interesting international meeting about nursery industry in an esclusive location : just on The Pistoia’s hills , in Tuscany , called convento di Giaccherino founded in 1414. http://www.conventodigiaccherino.it Since I was a child I have heard from my grandfather that a small community of Franciscan monks lived here surrounding by a wonderful … More MadeinPistoia : ‘Vestire il paesaggio’ International meeting on landscape designers
Last week I had the pleasure to visit some nurseries in the suburb of Pistoia in occasion of the international meeting ‘Vestire il paesaggio’ http://www.vestireilpaesaggio.provincia.pistoia.it about floriculture & nurseries in Pistoia area . My passionate guide was Gilberto Stanghini – vice president of the nursery industry association – who showed our group , (which was … More MadeinPistoia : visiting some of the greenhouses’ industry
A small town as Pistoia , squeezes between Florence & Lucca since ever , has the honour to host the first Europe’s nurserypark ,thanks to The Vannucci family Who since 1938 ~ this is The third generation now headed by Vannino Vannucci ( a middle age handsome gentleman ) ~ produces and exports ‘green’ worldwide … More MadeinPistoia :the first nursery park in Europe
Maybe not everybody knows that Pistoia, my birthplace , is the capital of green! Yes, we export thousand of plants every year to create the best private and public garden of the WORLD! Here follows an extrat from a very interesting book written by Francesca Bardelli about the history of the nursery industry in Pistoia: … More MadeinPistoia : Pistoia the capital of the green !
I love cappuccino as most of Italians love coffee : I’m a cappuccino adicted but …. 1.Must have a very thick foam or I don’t drink it 2.must be with fresh full caw milk 3.must be really warm 4.must be in a large ceramic cup not in glass I Found The best cappuccino with all … More Made in Pistoia : best cappuccino on earth ~ it is in Tuscany ~ !
On Pistoia’s hills , in the heart of Tuscany, a special kind Of pecorino hand made entirely with full raw milk only, by a family : Tondini Maria – the grandma , Graziano – the son , Daniele – the grandson, in the pict the little lamb with Graziano…
Run by a family – Vinicio & Graziella , Silvia their daughter, this butchery is well known in Pistoia since 1967. Used to go there with my gandmother to buy the best meat in town and – of course – the best fresh home made sausages.. The secret is , as usual, the top quality … More MadeinPistoia: a family business : making fresh sausages
What a sweet memory! The scent of this ricotta – still warm – is still in my mind and in my nose.. 3 spoons to try it : two for my English friends Fiona&Adrian from london & one for me. same plate to share the same experience
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.