Happy Zucca! (it is pumpkin Halloween time!)

risotto or dolcetto? that's the problem! happy halloween!
It’s Halloween! Also also here in Italy we are covered by orange pumpkins everywhere, real yummy and vegetable ones (and to tell tou the truth I see them more in a risotto than a faced one with curved eyes and a mouth) and also marzipan ones called “fruttini” (little fruits) we use to make for […]

Livorno, the place you won’t expect!

(just walk a little bit further!)
For many of the people arriving in Tuscany, Livorno can be the starting point to visit Pisa or Florence or the departure one to cross the sea and go to Sardegna or Corsica, but if have time just explore a little bit this hidden gem (of course I just sponsor it because it’s my city). […]

A glass full of irony!

(sail with the wine ;-) )
Tuscan people are known for their sense of irony so they apply it in every aspect of life: politics, their own life and food too. Talking about slow tourism, as we did yesterday with this post A bunch made of artichokes  here in the pic you can see a tip suggested in a florentine restaurant “No […]

A bunch made of artichokes!

unusual bunches of vegetable flowers!
Saturday morning! It’s almost market’time where you go and buy fresh products from the sellers. Artichokes are ones of my favourite vegetables and finding and trying new recipes with them is always yummy. Here in Italy we have some little shops called “verduraio” or “fruttivendolo” (groceries) and some of them sell directly from the producers. […]

Cakes swwweeeettt cakes!

a visual map and guide to italian cakes ;-)
Just in case you visit Italy from north to south or viceversa and you love cakes, the “Newyorker” has published a visual guide to Italian Sweets: some of them are known all over the nation, some only in certain areas or in certain periods but when you visit Italy one compulsory thing is a pastry […]

Visiting Florence with Pimpa!

follow Pimpa's red dots in Florence
Florence for kids😄#guidaturistica #tourguide #firenze #florence #toscana #tuscany #italia #italy #igersfirenze #igerstoscana #igersitaly #ig_italia #ig_toscana #pimpa #lapimpa #altan #fumetto #cartoon #kidstours #tourguide #guidaturistica #kids #bambini #familytours Un post condiviso da The Tuscan Sunflower (@the_tuscan_sunflower) in data: 19 Mar 2017 alle ore 06:16 PDT Visiting an historical and artistic city like Rome, Florence or Milan is […]

The Wine Windows!

( just knock on the door and wine would be served ;-) )
Knock Knock! Wine is Here!Well going around Florence downtown you can notice little windows, underlined by an Italian word “vino”…and why do we have all these little window? Maybe still nowadays they have something to do with wine? In Italian they are called “buchette” or “finestre del vino” and they were used to sell…guess what? […]

The Painting Club!

(people from livorno)
The painting club💚 in Livorno we have an incredible painting tradition coming from Macchiaioli, passing through Amedeo Modigliani and still going on until now…so this morning some painters were practicing with the * four moors* statue #painting #pittura #art #arte #quattromori #fourmoors #livorno #leghorn #toscana #tuscany #whaitalyis #tourguide #guidaturistica #peoplefromlivorno #igersitalia #igerstoscana #igersitalia #artista #artist […]

The Carousel!

(a kids time machine in the heart of Florence)
#firenze #florence #toscana #tuscany #giostra #carousel #piazzadellarepubblica #cavalli #horses #igersfirenze #igerstoscana Un post condiviso da The Tuscan Sunflower (@the_tuscan_sunflower) in data: 3 Nov 2014 alle ore 13:01 PST Piazza della Repubblica in Florence is the place where the roman veterans created a military camp in 59 b.C.. Today is one of the hearts of the […]