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
When I was a student this was my library & it was the only one in Pistoia .forteguerriana.comune.pistoia.it All the past generations have studied here surronded by these old shelves full of handmade old books & some of them also written by hands! Founded in 1473 after the Cardinal Niccoló Forteguerri ‘s death who decided … More Pistoia : Forteguerriana library dated 1473 it’s one of the oldest in Italy.
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 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
I am so sorry but I have to start writing in Italian as I have to tell you my “love story” with London city, so I need to use my mother tongue language to describe at its best my feelings . I will try to add an English translation to my next Italian posts so … More My love story with LONDON – 1st chapter
Yesterday, I had The chance to meet friends I didn’t see since ages The occasion was the the presentation of The first book wrote by Alessandro Bonan born in Pistoia and now living in Milan. Such a strong feeling seeing so many old friends together! It brought me back to My twenties when we had … More When a friend writes a book
She is the youngest of the family who runs with passion and love this restaurant with his husband & the rest of the family