A walk in the park today & the feeling of being in autumn…just yellow & orange leaves around me but nice mild weather in my beloved city,Pistoia! This is our “Central park” just fewminutes walking from my home : something I love of my town is that everything is easly reachable by foot or … More Pistoia : colours of autumn in the park
If you are travelling in Tuscany don ‘t miss the Leonardo da Vinci birthplace . Not all foreigns know that “da Vinci ” in Italian means “from Vinci ” & it is a small village near Pistoia ~ MY birthplace 😉😄 ~ surrounded by beautiful olive grooves & wineyards, lovely farmhouses where to stop … More Leonardo da Vinci was born here!
Originally , in the 1300 , the towers were 72 -in a very small village think they were more towers than inhabitans!- but towers meant power at that time & so each noble family showed it through them. Nowadays only 14 left but the atmosphere is like a diamond posed on a hill from which … More San Gimignano : as a small New York skyline with its old towers
I have already written another post about this but each season I found something new to share with you, my friends! Today I feel as spring is finally here, after so many rainy days sooooo….let’s enjoy blooming in private gardens & then the clear sun light on this old park with animals enjoying sunshine & … More Pistoia : has a small lovely Central Park
A very intetesting experience in this greenhouse near the Tuscan coast – few Km from Viareggio – with many plants , of course ( they are focused on eucalyptus ornamental trees that they export them even abroad) but during the summer time it becomes a different kindergarden with a special teacher of 80 years old … More MadeinTuscany :a school of life in a greenhouse with a grandpa
Have you ever heard about this part of Sardinia island? It is just in the middle of the island near the beautiful town of Nuoro and Cala Gonone, on the coast with its stunning clifts on the emerald sea. I’ve been here to visit a friend who lives here and I loved Orgosolo , the … More Sardinia’s heart : Orgosolo , no seaside… but murales!
Giardino di Scornio was created on a basis of an Italian garden just around the old villa called Villone Puccini ( in English it means big villa)dated 1702-04 . At the end of the 19th century Niccoló Puccini , heir of the Puccini’s family from Pistoia ,with the help of a landscape architect started the … More My Central park in Tuscany – Pistoia
Don’t need too words to describe this wild , stunning place : this is the view from my balcony , an explosion of colours and green that leads you immediately in the mood of relax and peace….and the strong wind! A wind typical of this northen area of Sardegna ,that brings you sea’s scent , … More Sardinia : a real paradise on earth
A big marvellous island almost in front of Tuscany , into the Mediterranean sea , with amazing white and pink beaches, rocks & scented mulicolours flowers ,bougaivillae , eucalyptus , mirto …simply wild nature ! Only blue sky & blue sea around you : when you are on the beach you can imagine to be … More Sardegna : my love affair , my summer retreat
Wonderful view eyes open over this landscape A perfect silence around us no cars no people just birds the green of the vineyards the olive trees orange old stones for a typical farmhouse hills made of clay… called ‘balze’ Badia San Giusto overlooking the valley an unreal atmosphere but it’s here it’s Tuscany in … More A Tuscan wine tasting in a farmhouse with a view on the ‘balze’ – Volterra
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.
http://www.rosebarni.it A name , ROSE BARNI ,an historical surname for roses ,it means an historical name for roses in Pistoia since ever! When you can say to your friends , visiting your garden or simply sipping a cup of coffee sitting in your patio full of scented roses : look , this is a RoseBarni … More Made in Pistoia : Rose Barni – growers (with passion ) – of the best roses ,since 1882
September is a Special season for me : you can smell The grapes scent in The countryside,some figs still hanging on trees, black berries are dried by sun, fresh nuts, pears & cidrus . The temperature is perfect for walking Tours through The fields . Time for harvest : you know How much is important … More Pistoia : Agriturismo Amedea & harvest time
Gorgeus nature explosion of flowers different shades of green and blue sky & sea can’t decide which I love most but I can suggest to come here and see breath smell swim losing sense of time feeling part of it all
Sardinia means FREEDOM to me! no rules, no dress code, no hurry, no shoes, no hair dresser, no clothes ( just bikini & slippers), no roof on my head in fact when I am here I am spending more time outside than inside and my shower is in the garden I can see the sky … More Sardegna: it’s an open air shower!