Less restrictions in Italy post lockdown, freedom no more masks outside, museums are open, no border among Italian regions anymore … More Here Pistoia – Tuscany – Italy Phase #3 started!
Feelings about after lockdown , freedom or grotto syndrome? … More Pistoia, Tuscany,Italy May 18th 2020 no more lockdown !
What a great, sunny day in Torcello island with a fab group of American and English people sharing excellent food in a relaxing ,charming and historical location such as Locanda Cipriani ! Antipasto di astice was so delicious with the perfect Bellini cocktail ( just invented in 1948 by Giuseppe Cipriani owner of the renowned … More Locanda Cipriani : a must in Venice
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 ~
Another summer, another lovely dinner in one of my fav restaurant on the Emerald coast : “Belvedere” near Porto Cervo.It first opened as a gastronomy shop to take away & then during the years it became a real restaurant with few seated places & with excellent seafood dishes . This time we tasted a local … More A fish cooked in a brick : a seafood dinner in Sardinia
Ever heard about “farro” ? it’s an old cereal used in the past on our mountains especially in the Lucca area , spelt in English. Since I was a child my grandmother told me about this special kind of “brown rice “she tasted by her friends in the Garfagnana district. At those times – about … More Ever tried farro beans soup ? a Tuscan traditional dish
Have you ever heard about Certaldo before? Maybe because the renowned writer & poet Giovanni Boccaccio – The Decameron’s author – was born here …..https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giovanni_Boccaccio and its home museum so interesting to visit http://www.casaboccaccio.it/ with books & even old shoes dated 1300 and aspectacular view from the tower over the hamlet that till today maintained its old … More Certaldo : a Medieval beautiful hamlet in Tuscany!
This time in Rome I wanted to visit the old ghetto near Campo dè Fiori & just close to the nice Isola Tiberina . I had in my memory the deep yellow/orange colour of the Jewish quarter I saw in a beautiful film of some years ago titled : “La finestra di fronte ” by … More Eating in Rome as Romans do since 1923 …
Usually I do not eat where I sleep but in this case it’s a must. http://www.estrobar.com it’s the Abitart hotel restaurant & I loved it! The location is so beautiful: many original paintings on the walls & such a great food experience , really unmissable. Prices are also fine to be in a such fashionable location … More Where to eat in Rome?
Not just a modern & original 4 star hotel designed by an architect who loves modern art but the people….amazing!! so welcoming ,such a great stay by www.abitarthotel.com & its restaurant too. Art is the main ingredient in this place : everywhere you could see masterpieces & the atmophere is very relaxing , not too modern … More Where to stay in Rome?
Live the literary life, Tuscan style! Yes, this will be my next tour in Tuscany : read the book , visit the setting! Brunelleschi’s Dome or Death in Florence, or Mona Lisa or Dan Brown’s Inferno….here they are now : are not only in your mind and fantasy but in the locations we will visit … More Book Club in Tuscany with …me!
You know, Sardinia is my second home & I love it in a deep ,true , visceral way : as you love a good friend you don’t see very often & you miss so much. I love it not just for its natural stunning beauties ,not only for the sincere & fantastic people living there, … More Sardinia island :perfect for food lovers
If you need an elegant , classy location but at the same time a warm, welcoming place where to eat with your family or friends , for a business luncheon or dinner to sign an agreement or to celebrate a birthday or an anniversary , this is the best place in town , since 1926 … More Pistoia: Ristorante Rafanelli a must for traditional Tuscan specialities & great wines🍷🍷🍸🍸
Cannot find better words to describe my town , Pistoia , than those used by the American journalist , Barbara Jones , that I had the pleasure to meet in 2008 . She wrote for the Los Angeles Daily News and in her article she describes so well the city and its beauties … More Pistoia : a medieval,hidden gem,in Tuscany
By ristorante La Ruota near Moneglia http://www.laruotamoneglia.it we had a great food experience: starting with a glass of Prosecco everything comes sooo easy for everybody !even the most difficult receipe!👏👏👏 Edoardo , the owner – chef , was so nice & funny to explain his receipes & so we had a lot of fun , … More Cooking class with porcini mushrooms & ..a glass of Prosecco in your hand!
What a better way to end a long first working week after summer holidays ? Have pizza with friends by Il Pollo d’Oro pizzeria & restaurant , since 1962 on your service! http://www.ilpollodoro.com Pizza is a full meal you can have for every occasion – including breakfast ! – a way to share a very … More On Friday night a Pizza is a must!
Yesterday evening I visited the 48th edition of this wine event called “Festa del vino”: Montecarlo is such an amazing small village between Pistoia & Lucca known especially for its white wine but also for the red one . Unfortunately not many tourists know this rich terroire of wineyards …hope with this post it can … More Montecarlo di Lucca : a wine hamlet in Tuscany – wine festival until September 8th!
Porto Cervo is a vip location & so it is this Brazilian restaurant overlooking a swimming pool in the middle of a gorgeous garden. Food was basically made of grilled meat : many different cuts and simply delicious! A big buffet with salads, potatoes, any kind of vegetables & starters. Enjoy these picts!
What a wonderful location just close to my home in Sardinia : flowers, fabulous food & fresh air ! An excellent white wine a Vermentino from Gallura that is in the north of the island where I am . This wine is so sweet & delicate but strong at tge same time…I was drunk after … More Sardegna : a typical dinner with seafood
Looking for a cooler location where to have a good lunch & chats with my friends Rossella & Francesca we drove about 45 minutes on the Pistoia’s mountains direction ….Pavana! Just next door to the Zummo trattoria there is the Savigni butcher shop http://www.savigni.comwho provides great hams, salami & charchuterie .Pairing these delicious meats … More Pistoia’s hills : lunch by Zummo cheese house & much more…
A perfect Sunday lunch on a terrace with old good friends pairing with tasty & beautiful dishes prepeared by a passionate young chef, Alessandro , who worked in my beloved London & in Australia before landing in Pistoia. A special comment on a liver patè that is my favourite , both for its taste & … More Pistoia’s restaurant : Il carbonile ~ quality & passion
http://www.volume.fi.it In piazza Santo Spirito in Florence you can enjoy a cup of coffee in an original setting : in the past it was a wood sculpturer atelier , now contains all the characteristic tools of the woodmaker & his sculptures, just amazing!! Great breakfast options : inside with a huge choice of books & … More Firenze by mouth : VOLUME an original setting for a tasty stop
Last wek end we hosted a all day round & night 👍😉a kermesse of tuscan food cusine , many different kind of restaurants & trattorie from Pistoia ‘s district under the same sign & roof : Tuscan food! Just finished the second edition & with a great success for Corradossi restaurant who won the award … More Pistoia: La Toscana in bocca = Tuscany by mouth a Food experience!
If you visit Lisbon din’t miss this ! suggested by our local tour guide it’s just close to the Chiado quarter & plaza de Rossio in a stunning building dated 1640 great lunch : fresh grilled fish & octopus with rice , really impressive the exotic flavour of this typical dish👍👍 the Pata negra ham … More My Lisbon : an historical Restaurant with typical delicious dishes
my first dinner in Lisbon was a tasting tour for me & my husband only and our guide of course , Silvia. First stop by Casa do Alentejo not at the restaurant that is not very good, but on the ground floor in a small courtyard full of locals 😉😉 we had a kind of … More My Lisbon : a guided tasting tour
Loved this palace : it was a real surprise😍😍😍😱😱😱for me ! my friend from Italy told me not to miss it and so I did the first evening I was in Lisbon went there👍 it’s a restaurant but more than this it is a true institution representing the Alentejo region just close to Lisbon You … More My Lisbon : visit with me Casa do Alentejo !
What do You ask to an hotel? For me it has to be : in The city’s heart ,❤️❤️ close to The pulsant life but not noisy At night😛 Clean Historical building but renovated Big shower & bathrobe Not too soft bed not too soft pillow Many complimentary bath accessories Smiling & helpful people … More My Lisbon :a design hotel with a view
Not only ️great tasty food but also a stunning view over Moneglia’s bay…and a real EXPERIENCE of good Italian food! Not Just a huge choice of wines from all over Italy but also a friendly staff with Edoardo in The kitchen & Letizia , his wife, following ️our dinner step by step … La … More An authentic food experience in an Italian Restaurant with a view
Love this food Paradise ️sooo much & I Want to share it with you😍👍 I am Sure you Will like it too. Here are ️my reasons : 1.The location ( Just near The Shard, few steps from The tube station) 2. The colours ( so ️many, so different , so ….wow!)from vegetables to fruits 3. … More #Boroughmarket #London :Ten reasons to visit
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
Not only excellent top quality products need to create a Great dish , you Have to put passion in it and The young chef Giulio Paolini shows it in his original & Good Looking receipes . A Sunday lunch to Taste his creations made with love : a Tuscan cusine rivisited in a modern key … More Pistoia: Il Grigio Veneziano ,a Restaurant with a Real passion4food
Here we are : Cooking & tasting Special dishes Of this magical region Of Italy, Liguria! Chef Brenda Fawdon from Brisbane ~ founder with Sonja Drexler Of http://www.mondo-organics.com.au the first fully-licensed organic Restaurant in Australia . Let’s See How much fun we had together in a culinary week Such as the last one .. A … More Cooking class in Liguria
Just great First quality seafood in a small cosy location under the Old walls that surrounding Pistoia’s City center. A young & elegant atmosphere suitable for louncheon & for romantic dinners , leading by a family who has been involved in this sector since many years , providing eccellent fresh seafood cusine . The young … More Pistoia New opening: ‘Il Cucciolo’ seafood Restaurant
Gallura is the northern part of Sardinia : quite often windy and with mild temperature all year round. Food specialities are zuppa cuata a sort of lasagna made with pane carasau bread sheep cheese and beef broth , ravioli with ricotta cheese , sugar and lemon with tomato sauce , handmade gnocchetti with sausage and … More #Sardegna : typical #food from Gallura
Sunset with dinner in an exclusive part of The island : hidden villas in The green, a small elegant village facing The Mediterranean Sea & a wonderful landscape . A Special setting for a romantic dinner outside on The Hsrbour with fresh wind typical Of This area & a delicious tasty seafood. Paradise on earth … More #Sardinia : Portobello = Beautiful Harbour a secret gem in North Sardegna
Villa Giorgia ~ Albergo in collina ~ Many years ago , when I was a child ,’Albergo ‘ is the way my grandfather used to call an hotel . Nowadays finding this exclusive 3 star Albergo on Pistoia’s hills it has been a great discovery as it offers a wonderful view on my town , … More Pistoia – Villa Giorgia , a charming hotel with a view
La Mediterranèe – Paris Quartier Latin Tables available outside to see the sunset in front of historical monuments and just few steps away from les Jardin du Luxemburg, a cosy athmoshere inside with soft lights and mostly French clients. The menù cover is original with Cocteau drawings , The menù Inside is quite Interesting not … More Paris , France : Seafood Restaurant with an history
Just at the world’s end on the Northern coast overlooking the bay , the lighthouse of Capo Testa a stunning landscape Sea Lounge Restaurant bar Cala Spinosa welcomes you with typical seafood dishes dj set live music at night cocktails and Sardinian Ichnusa beer just open this summer it is a romantic and trendy stop … More Sardinia island: my’pills of heaven’ Cala Spinosa Sea Lounge bar with stunning view
Try the typical Italian cusine and enjoy the Roman lifestyle by Estrobar Ristorante cucina Italiana
where you can try the typical Tuscan products with special wines and spirits