Where to stay in Florence & feeling part of the History : Relais Santa Croce ~ Baglioni hotels ~

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 ~

A fish cooked in a brick : a seafood dinner in Sardinia 

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 tried farro beans soup ? a Tuscan traditional dish

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

Certaldo : a Medieval beautiful hamlet in Tuscany!

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!

Where to stay 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?

Pistoia: Ristorante Rafanelli a must for traditional Tuscan specialities & great wines🍷🍷🍸🍸

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🍷🍷🍸🍸

Cooking class with porcini mushrooms & ..a glass of Prosecco in your hand!

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!

Montecarlo di Lucca : a wine hamlet in Tuscany – wine festival until September 8th!

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!

Pistoia’s hills : lunch by Zummo cheese house & much more…

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…

Pistoia’s restaurant : Il carbonile ~ quality & passion 

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 

Firenze by mouth : VOLUME an original setting for a tasty stop

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

Pistoia: La Toscana in bocca = Tuscany by mouth a Food experience!

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!

My Lisbon :  an historical Restaurant with typical delicious dishes 

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 

An authentic food experience in an Italian Restaurant 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

Pistoia: Il Grigio Veneziano ,a Restaurant with a Real passion4food

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

Pistoia New opening: ‘Il Cucciolo’ seafood Restaurant

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

#Sardinia : Portobello = Beautiful Harbour a secret gem in North Sardegna

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

Paris , France : Seafood Restaurant with an history

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

Sardinia island: my’pills of heaven’ Cala Spinosa Sea Lounge bar with stunning view

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