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
I spent two weeks in Liguria last October as tour leader for two American cooking classes. Cannot imagine How many receipes we Did and How much we enjoyed sharing all This ! Some picts maybe will help to understand How many kilos more I have now under My skin…
Munich : Bavaria, Germany Lived in This beautiful town about 30 years ago to study German language and today I found it still very Interesting , clean , tidy, elegant & safe to be a big city. The windows shops are shining with New winter collections & restaurants & cafes are very welcoming at any … More A luxury delicatessen food store in Munich :Alois Dallmayr
I Love London and Harrold’s is a must when I am visiting This terrific city. This summer I heard there is a temporary Harrold’s store in Porto Cervo, so as I was in Sardinia, decided to go & see. Nothing to do with The original department store! Just some glass big boxes containing jewels,luxury cars,bikes … More Postcard from Sardinia: Porto Cervo hosts Harrold’s
Today in Pistoia ( small town near Florence ) we celebrate Saint Bartolomeo martyr. He is the patron Saint Of children so since I was a child I remember this day Of commemoration as a very happy one: streets around San Bartolomeo’s Church are full Of food & toys stalls with lots if sweets and … More MadeinPistoia : San Bartolomeo children’s party in the streets
On Thursday morning if you have the chance to be in Sardinia on the Emerald coast you really can’t miss this Open air street market! You can find many different kind Of things : handmade hats,vintage sun glasses, clothes Of course!, bags, jewels , small handmade sardinian souvenir to hang in your summer house and … More My pills Of Heaven : Sardinia ,San Pantaleo street market
Ladies Of sea Signore del mare Marongiu Gina seafood shop in The heart Of Santa Teresa di Gallura Only beautiful ladies running this historical shop started at The beginning Of last century by grandfather Picchierru ( Giovannino Nicolai) who used to sell The fish he took on The coast directly on The street with his … More My Sardinia : Ladies of the sea ( & sea food)😉😍
Having breakfast on the balcony with original Sardinian products is one of the most delicious pleasure I wish to share with you this morning! Starting with honey, from the North of this rich island, to creamy ricotta sheep cheese , handmade marmelade and fresh ciabatta bread, surronding by a calm,relaxing nature with flowers, pine trees, … More Sardinia: my”pills of heaven”: breakfast time
Just some picts of Santa Teresa di Gallura in The North Of Sardinia island,in the middle Of The Mediterranean sea!
Something magical happens at night: lights reflecting on The river Seine Look like eyes Open in The dark , monuments & bridges have different shape and life seems so easy and smooth .. Paris at night is The title Of a nice poem by Jacques Prèvert : Trois allumettes une à une allumées dans la … More Paris at night : a movable feast
Since I was a child I spent my summer holidays in a stunning big island in the middle of the Mediterranean sea in front of Tuscany region: Sardegna. Together with Sicily it is the biggest island we have. The biggest and the most beautiful place I have ever seen not just for the sea ~ … More Sardinia island: ‘my pills of Heaven’4 you!
During My last visit in Paris I stayed by Hotel des Grandes hommes in front Of The Pantheon near The Sorbonne University and just close to The Luxemburg gardens . Loved its location first& its charming athmoshere : as you could see from The picts it is has a small but cosy reception ( it … More Paris: Hotel des Grands Hommes in front Of The Pantheon
Love Paris for its streets with trees and shops : old& glam ones, patisseries as wisdom Of taste, old cafes as private sitting rooms Where you can breath The air Of past times.. you can see writers and models sipping tea and champagne listening to music as well as simple French people living there . … More Paris:place des Vosges ~ a square of charme
Last week was in Paris ~ France ~ and visited one of the most beautiful square of the city : place des Vosges. Under the arcades I visited Dammann Frères established in 1692 in Paris . Just in that year the King Louis XIV granted the exclusive privilege sale of tea to Mr Damame in … More Passion4 …tea in Paris!
I visited Liguria with my American clients last year and I really fall in love with it since The first time I saw Monterosso and its landscape from the hills . Here is so different from my Tuscany! The nature is wilder and predominant over all. Houses and Churches looks like to be painted on … More Le 5 terre ~ Liguria a gorgeus place
Every room has a different artistic mirror as This one … Guess Who is on This pic?? Me Of course!! More picts here ….www.abitarthotel.com
Illy travels with me! I am going to The New opening of Illy coffee concept store in Rome
Red colour for the train, red colour for The coffee machine In The train That was Illy !
The hall and welcome by the smiling,helpfull staff always at your service
Da un portale una nave…
Come vi avevo prennunciato, ecco un altro amico della mia stessa età , degno di nota. Queste foto sono state scattate nel 2009 nella biblioteca Fabroniana aperta al pubblico per l’occasione. Le sue opere raccontano il viaggio,l’emigrazione. Originale ,sensibile e profondo con un tocco di classe che lo contraddistingue da sempre in ogni cosa che … More CLASSE ’64 – DARIO LONGO : AMICO, ARTISTA
Yes, London has a special scent to me a special original scent I cannot find anywhere else it’s a mix of strong aromas from coffee to spiced food , flowers and rain,smoke and croissant, dust and grass,horses and buses all over you when you are walking you can immerse yourself into a special olfactory tour … More LONDON’S SCENT
Love London and its homes behind every door a different smile behind every gate an unique golden prison
Whoever arrives at Moneglia and chooses to stay at the former Abbadia San Giorgio monastery is truly privileged since he can find atmospheres of great tranquillity and a place of history and ancient spirituality just as it was when Franciscan monks chose Moneglia as their home in the 15th century. The convent and the cloister … More Up to the stairs to the rooms
I love travel and I love to find out cosy hotels around the world. This is in Liguria ( MONEGLIA ) , a region just on the border with Tuscany, where I have been for business and I fell love with it at the first sight! And what about you?
No words can describe the feeling of being unique of this square everything is in here concentrated as a painting living with us since centuries and still alive
Love this town love its streets & square each one reminds me a glorious past elegant,chic, simple and gorgeus at the same time just have a look and enjoy it with me
Roots full of wrinkles as an old face, as my grandmother’s hands who could hold me and give me strenght and courage, as Tuscan farmers, as windy and rainy days, as when there were very hard times during the war with nothing to eat except what these plants and other ones could produce by themselves … More OUR ROOTS IN AN OLIVE TREE
Walking down London’s streets is itself a pleasure , especially when you are in a such exclusive area like this one, with imponent buildings and trendy people from all over the globe walking around you Harrod’s is a must for Italians : everyone wants to visit once in life and buy some souvenirs to take … More LONDON – HARROD’S
Such a wonderful entrance by LIBERTY’s store Love flowers and love Liberty for the wonderful old setting with woods all over (stairs,pavement,fornitures) You may have the feeling of being welcomed in an elegant English palace who opens its doors just for you Have you ever had an afternoon tea here ?
Feeling at home Can’t tell you how much I feel comfortable when I land to London airport : it’s always like a ‘ welcome home’ for me!I could say I feel as London town would recognise me , my footprints on the pavement I smile, yes, while I am waiting for the passport controll I … More LONDON – HOME
Found This nice shop in Lucca with vintage clothes and accessories: can’t help thinking about My Sundays in London visiting the original Camden Town markek with its stalls full Of coloured scarfs & clothes surrounded by any kind of people , smelling ethnic food & the Camden Lock
Tuscany is not only synonymus of fashion and art , in fact in the month of March it offers the occasion to TASTE and buy the best Italian food products and just few from abroad : where? By TASTE of course, from March 9th to 11th this year by Stazione Leopolda ( it was the … More FLORENCE IS A MOVEABLE FEAST FOR TASTE EVENT!
I have to tell you. my heart belongs to her ( not it..HER ! ) as she is like a friend for me : an elegant Lady that opened her arms to me when I arrived there 30 years ago. I was alone with just a lot of dreams in my bag to fullfill . First of … More MY HEART BELONGS TO …LONDON