Made in Pistoia : seasonal fruits”loto” & “giuggiole”

In Italian these orange beautiful tasty fruits with  thin peel are called Kaki or cachi but in my area we call them Loti as lotus , the flower. My grandmother used to offer this since I was a baby girl & telling me that it was filled with little toungues & in fact you can … More Made in Pistoia : seasonal fruits”loto” & “giuggiole”

Old Camellias exibition  near Lucca , Tuscany

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

MadeinPistoia :the first nursery park in Europe

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