When you are in Florence you can’t miss this museum : in a stunning location ( that reminded me the Victoria & Albert Museum in London ) you could find all the original statues of the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral façade and the original Baptistery ‘s doors by Ghiberti and Brunelleschi – with just … More Firenze : Il Grande Museo del Duomo, bellissimo!
Oh yesssss!!👏👏👏👍👍👍🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🍾🍾🍾 So proud to be featured ( not me , my birthplace Pistoia but it is part of myself indeeed! ) in this worldwide renowned travel guide , the Lonely Planet!!! Seeing Pistoia in a list of the 10th must visit cities in the WORLD….close to Lisbon & Cape Town makes me cry of … More Pistoia : Lonely Planet travel guide crowned it as a “must see” in the world!
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!
I have the pleasure to announce you this fab tour for the next spring 👍😉 A great Italian experience with lots of food, wine , art , shopping & of course …..fun! I will be one of the local hosts & will be happy to share my beautiful region with you. Have a look to … More Visit & taste the highlights of Tuscany with this tour ( & with me 👍😉🍷)
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!
Santa Teresa di Gallura : this morning I wanted to see the fishermen’s boats & their nets. Love especially the old ones , they remind me my grandfather who liked to fish & to buy fresh fish directly from the boats early in the morning ( earlier than THIS morning! 😁). Like to read their … More Sardinia : the fishermen’s boats & nets
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
http://www.caffenewyork.it If you are a coffee lover or simply a coffee addicted you can’t miss this roastery’s experience. Open & run by the same family since 1930 in Montecatini Terme ( 15 km from Pistoia ) & now settled in Pistoia , opened its doors to me & my clients to show us how to … More MadeinPistoia: ever sipped a real Italian espresso in a coffee roastery?in my tour yes, you can 😉☕️👍 Pistoia, a hidden gem in Tuscany
http://www.isolalamente.com What can I say about this wonderful woman who is able to fullfill your wish of getaways , both in Italy & worldwide, with more than 30 years of experience in the travel industry as travel agent & certified tour operator , honeymoon planner & of course a fantastic wedding planner? Just show … More Pistoia : a travel consultant & a wedding planner who fullfills your dreams!
Just close the beach a huge display of clothes & home decors items & …bees. & organc honey from the local mountains , Carrara marble comes from here , & lots of sun ☀️☀️ On Monday morning , every week of the year , enjoy!
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
Loved the Chiado quarter, so lively, so glam so cool!!! A mix of Paris , London & Rome : a lovely district where to walk, shopping , listen to street music & stop in a cafè sitting close to ……Pessoa! Born as a drugstore was the first cafè in Lisbon that importing Brasilian coffee , … More My Lisbon : A Brasileira ~ Historical Café since 1905 ~ Fernando Pessoa & me
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
Did you know Stefanie Meyer wrote her bestseller imaging Volterra before visiting it ? It was in her mind , in her immagination whike she was writing , then she saw a picture of Priori’s square & recognized it as the perfect real setting for her story So probably the beauty of this place was … More Volterra : do you remember Twilight New Moon ?here it is ,Volturi ‘s sewer cover!
Not only Chianti area , not only a red red wine but also a rosè one…not only Chianti in Tuscany exists! let’s have a look at this enchanting location the Pisa area..& yes, Pisa is not only the leaning tower🍷🍷🍷🍸🍸🍸😂😂😂 This a big estate where you can taste many different kind of wines : … More My Tuscany’s tale : wine tasting ,not only Chianti region exists
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 !
In a romantic setting as San Giovanni Baptistry I found out this stunning exibition with a fab light ! it’s like to be in another world : no sounds just this mix of colours & shadows ….an enchanting setting for a stop from my walking tour abd on the ceiling a film was playing…. … More My Volterra :Rosso Fiorentino art exibition
I am going to tell you the story of ….. ….once upon a time there was a Tuscan girl who dreamt about living abroad & leave her small town for a big metropolis , as London, forgetting about her past & starting a new life far away from her birthplace… 30 years later this girl … More My Tuscany’s Tale: Volterra & 50 shades of green
You know …..I love old historical cafes ! I am always writing about them beacause I like them for their atmosphere & location ( usually in the city center) , their products ( usually top quality ones) & sometimes for the views too. this just in a very lively square called Praça da Figueira www.cofeitarianacional.com has … More My Lisbon : since 1829 an historical charming cafè with a view
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
tasting & walking tour to immerse myself in The real Lisbon ‘s atmosphere with its colours, smells & goodies! Mountains of codefish, ( They call it The sea pork as They eat everything of it : toungue & chick too)sardines & pata negra ham so expensive & so lightly tasty as no one else …extra … More My Lisbon : a Food tasting tour remembering Sardinian flavours
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
Pistoia city hall , Comunale palace ,An extraordinary open by FAI www.fondoambiente.it a sort of an Italian Heritage Trust that dedicates a springvweek end For special openings & guided Tours Of hidden places usually closed to public. Led by volounteers of Art students from Pistoia’s high School & from The Architecture University of Florence , dressed with … More Pistoia : hidden gem’s treasure in Tuscany
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
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
Twice a week , on Wed & Sat ️morning , in the Duomo square of Pistoia – since The Middle Age ! – the market takes place : same location ,different kind Of goods . In The past centuries Just food stalls & animals nowadays clothes , shoes, flowers , plants & household goods. … More Made in Pistoia : Saturday shopping at the market
So glad to share this with you ! Have a ️Look to some picts about this guidebook about Interesting tips on ️how is simple to rent a farmhouse or a villa in Tuscany, ️️how to avoid common mistakes, how to Travel in Italy & which are The treasures of this area and one of these … More Ciao sweetie! I was featured in a guidebook
You know I love this city as I could love a friend or a man or a mother who gives you life Love it because it is a shining gem Inside myself It knocks every day at ️my heart’s door and I answer Yes, here I am Here you are Nothing changes if nothing changes … More London to me
Interesting Typical Italian experience trying to learn ️how to cook Italian way & then eat it👍👍😉😉 Hands at work together with eyes & nose to smell every scent & catching each secret … For Italians eating is an important thing a Special moment We love to share with others ….not Just ONLY food but meeting … More Cooking class in Italy with me
️Many clients asked me about 5 Terre : Ligurian costal small villages overlooking The clean sea . Here are ️some picts I took during ️my tours , ️Hope you like them !
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.
Lisa welcomes you with a glass Of her wine : red Chianti from her wineyard Just behind her. Her grandfather & father started this passion 4 wine ,extravirgin olive oil & Vin Santo dessert wine ( That I love!😍❤️) many years ago when her grandfather bought this estate . Nowadays Lisa runs this beautiful Agriturismo … More A Real Tuscan farmhouse producing wine & Organic EVO
Thank you for sharing my feelings , pictures & some words about what I see , discover, love! My next aim in this new year Will be to share with you The best Of my little town in Tuscany , Pistoia : an hidden gem squeezed between The well known Florence & Lucca and all … More New year , New ideas
Fe places can offer so many exellences in just one region: Sardinia is one of these! Follow me & enjoy❤️❤️❤️
Just on the historical via degli Orafi ( goldsmiths street ) of Pistoia a new ice cream shop opened last Saturday ! Creamy Stick ice cream and sorbets . Hand made with fresh ingredients , gluten free & very very tasty for our summer days & nights in town . An ice cream to go … More Pistoia New opening: STICKHOUSE ice cream shop!
What a great , beautiful surprise receiving This photo book from Lori Leinbach ( founder,director & chef by CulinaryUnderground in Southborough – Ma – Usa ) and her husband Chuck Linton ! A very nice book in which we can remember & show to our friends and relatives some Of our best sweet moments spent … More Photo book from Culinaryunderground in Italy ~ Liguria~2013
Last year I met many different kind of people from everywhere .. I shared with them my passion for food, shopping and art and for The great addentare Of travelling! But most of all The pleasure to stay together on The same way , same street , different language , same heart I’ve met a … More A New year , New things I’ve learned
I know , I am born here, living here for almost all My life, it’s natural to say it is a beautiful town because is MY town! It’s not entirely true , I am not Looking at it with The eyes Of heart This time I was trying to see it as an unknown city … More Pistoia: an hidden gem in Tuscany , Italy