Are you passionate about nature, environment, agriculture, history, traditions, organic food, Italian goodies , Tuscany and all about Italy ? Yes? So, this is your call! Now with https://www.ageroliva.it/ you can have the chance to adopt a Tuscan olive tree on Pistoia’s hills and so in this way you could : 1. save a tree … More Adopt a Tuscan olive tree and enjoy your own organic extra virgin olive oil!
Goodmorning my friends ! It’s December 8th & in Italy it’s time to drees up the Christmas tree : it is an Italian tradition only? or even in your Countries is it the same ?Today offices are closed & shops open for Christmas presents. People are free from work & can enjoy a day off … More Pistoia dressed for Christmas 2016!
Pistoia is located 30 km from Florence & surrounded by hills & mountains filled with chestnuts trees, that’s why at the present they are full of these seasonal fruits that I really love! In the past chestnut trees were called : “bread trees” , just because from these small versatiles fruits – colesterol free + … More Made in Pistoia : castagnaccio a Tuscan chestnut cake
My grandfather Dino was used to say : “the simplest it is the best it tastes ” if the ingredients are top quality , I should add nowadays… This is the same for the real Tuscan bruschetta: no chopped tomato! just a toasted slice of Tuscan unsalted bread , extra virgin olive oil , … More How to make the real “bruschetta” with just pressed Tuscan new extra virgin oil
Giardino di Scornio was created on a basis of an Italian garden just around the old villa called Villone Puccini ( in English it means big villa)dated 1702-04 . At the end of the 19th century Niccoló Puccini , heir of the Puccini’s family from Pistoia ,with the help of a landscape architect started the … More My Central park in Tuscany – Pistoia
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
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
An interesting little book written by Sandra Ristoro – expert in Etruscan archeology and Gilberto Stanghini – grower in Pistoia and member of http://www.vivaistipistoiesi.it – was presented to 30 journalists invited to Pistoia for a press tour visiting our greenhouses and of course olives plantations. It contains beautiful photos about olive tree ‘s origins … More A book about olive trees in Tuscany : mythology & history
In a sunny September morn I visited this beautiful highschool garden full of fruits’ trees & corn fields , biggest black berries ever seen , plums , giuggiole , apples , wahlnuts and pears The atmosphere is unreal : just outside the historical city center of my birthplace, Pistoia, this highschool ,focused on agricolture & envirronment classes … More MadeinPistoia:agricoltural highschool ” IPSAA DE FRANCESCHI”o
Some tender white flowers in this city garden in the heart of London so charming , so nice to stay under its open arms
In a house close to me used to live a couple Of old brothers. Every spring I saw them in The garden looking after The blooms and plants.Since This winter I haven seen them anymore .Few days ago on The door I read ‘on sale’.Now I understand why The garden was so untidy and wild…but … More New season , new life
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
Living in Tuscany I had the chance to see- & smell – how the fresh olives are going to be crushed and I can assure you that is an unforgettable experience . That precious ‘green gold’,as it has been called, stays in your nose forever reminding you the harvest period in Tuscany – October/ November. … More TUSCAN FRESH EXTRA VIRGIN OIL