Yesterday I had the best experience of relaxation in a stunning original location : in the longest hypogeous path in Tuscany ,maestro Iuri Ricci – a skilled musical therapist & musician – played for us , a small group of people, his beautiful Tibetan bells . The sound was fantastic & the good vibrations … More Pistoia : the longest hypogeous in Tuscany & Tibetan harmonia
If your dream is to live a real Florentine experience & feeling like being part of the History, not just a visitor , this is exactly where you should stay. In an historical building , Palazzo Ciofi-Jacometti , old columns frame the palace dated midway through the 18th century, commissioned by the Papal treasurer Marquis … More Where to stay in Florence & feeling part of the History : Relais Santa Croce ~ Baglioni hotels ~
One of my best friend , Chiara , who knows me so well since ever, talked me about a special place I had to see : GARTEN3 www.garten3.it in the outskirts of Pistoia, Quarrata city. Of course ,she was right : GARTEN3 is located in the main square of this town & on the same corner … More Gelaterie Garten 3 : a corner of sweetness!
Still remember one of the first Pistoiablues in 1983 : I was still a teenager & never seen before a concert in the Duomo square of my city ! The most impressive thing to me was the very different kind of people coming from everywhere in Italy & from abroad with long hair & long … More Pistoia: tomorrow starts 37th edition of PistoiaBlues Festival & it’s live music in town!
I would like to ask you if you miss, sometime or very often ☺️, a city as much as I miss London. To me it is a kind of nostalghia or , as I learned in Portugal , the “saudade” a strange , deep feeling inside your stomac, in your heart growing every day a … More London to me : missing a city as a person,is it possible ?
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
This is my sea ! I belong to this I am part of it cannot imagine my life without it my source of strenght of energy warmth refilling my batteries walking on this beach its waves ‘ sound is the best music for my ears the best scrub for my skin beginning of every feeling … More Sardinia : this sea belongs to me!
Since I was child July was a very happy month for me : first of all because of my birthday on the 5th 🎉🎊🎁🎁🎁🎂🎂🎉than , on the 25th the patron’s celebration – Sant’ Jacopo -with Giostra dell Orso ( a kind of Palio in Siena : an horse race in the main square of … More Made in Pistoia : enjoy July with Pistoia Blues Festival!
Some friends, some food ( of course! ) some drink, a lot of music & fun & people of every age around us : teens , as my daugther ( that was there too arrived 7 hours 😱😱😱before the beginning with her friends) & middle age people,as us😊😊 http://www.tizianoferro.com Tiziano Ferro is a young Italian … More Florence stadium : Tiziano Ferro concert & his gay pride
Just some shots from Some shots from The Bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena in The main square of Pistoia : stunning view from a beautiful palace for The oldest Bank in The world : founded in 1472.
Can’t imagine how many times I think about this city :it was a real beautiful discover & want to go back soon again. Our guide showed this quarter where the Fado = faith , music started : a quarter in which each wall tells … More My Lisbon : doors ,windows & the Fado murales
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’
È vero, cara Lucia , che ci dimentichiamo spesso di dire da dove …’blogghiamo’! in effetti io scrivo spesso su Pistoia, la mia piccola città che io amo chiamare ‘una gemma nascosta’ sì, perchè è nel mezzo a due città ( Firenze e Pisa ) più conosciute di lei che da secoli ormai la … More #dadoveblogghi : eccomi qui , io sono di PISTOIA, una AUTENTICA città toscana!
If You walk in Lisbon You can see graffiti everywhere ! Not just on walls but even on tram , bus & funicular : so…not just azulejos 😉😉here , something new too. To celebrate The famous FADO there are graffiti on The Alfama quarter walls Where The first Who started singing this was a prostitute … More My Lisbon : graffiti street art style
My very first time in Lisbon was last week , just before Easter & I am missing it already…. its colours, its fresh & light air ,its smells , its sweets bakery shops’ windows , its old cafès ,its azulejos All over façades, its mosaic Street’s pavements, its multi colour trams & funicular , The … More My Lisbon ‘s coloured façades
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
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?
http://www.thequinhotel.com The Quin Hotel in New York means the Quintessence not the Queen… but , anyway, it is close to be a real queen in the huge choice of New York hotels. Stayed there for 4 nights last July for my birthday and I loved it: staregiacal position just few steps from Central Park and … More The Quin Hotel in New York, N.Y.
First time ever an opera seen through GoogleGlasses and This happens in Sardinia, Cagliari Opera Theatre! Puccini Would be so proud of This 👏👏👏👏👏🎶🎵🎼🎷🎺🎻🎹🎸🎶🎼🎼🎼🎼🎶🎶🎶 The opera seen through artists’ & staff’s eyes on The back stage 😉👍
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!