Tribute to Italy! Grazie Steve McCurry!

Italy as protected area day 36. Photography is one of my greatest passions and the National Geographic cover with the Afghan Girl made by Steve MacCurry is one of my favourite pictures ever. McCurry loves Italy, he has worked for many Italian magazines so he collected many pictures to tribute it, creating this video “Tribute […]

Music for the Hope!

Italy as protected are 35 days (five weeks) . A serene Easter Monday.. Today just a few lines to show you an intimate but emotional moment we lived yesterday thanks to Andrea Bocelli singing from the Duomo church in Milan. Andrea accepted the invitation of the Duomo and the city of Milan, to sing from […]

The Little Fisherman

(a bronze photography)
(Yesterday I was finishing this post when our first prime minister Giuseppe Conte told Italy that it became an orange or “protected area”…I have dcided not to change the post reflecting the moods of that moment…) The things that you can do in a moment where we have to stay at home as precautions is […]

Street art in Florence ;-) Tommaso Brogini

Here we are! Back again 😉 The high season at end, cozy atmospheres and Christmas Eve on the way. It is time to recharge the batteries, to relax but also to study and update, also my blog! Going back on writing, choosing pictures and describing my territory. One of the things I love the most […]

The Tissue Wonder!

(Anna's tissue world)
One of the things I love the most about my job is to discover the handscraft workshops where talented artists work wood, leather, tissues…evrything which is connected with handmade! Maybe it is because I have still to discover my hidden talents in this sense 😉 Apart from joking I just admire who is able to […]

Tex Willer will save us

(just put a mask on botticelli)
Happy New Year! Buon Anno!Blub, one of my favourite street artists has created a new drawing! Just remeber, Blub is the Florentine street artist that use to draw his character underwater and sometimes with a mask. Here we are with Tex Willer, the character created by Gian Luigi Bonelli and still edited by Sergio Bonelli. […]

The cinquecento in Florence. From Michelangelo and Pontormo to Giambologna

(on michelangelo's footsteps)
Florence is the cradle city of Reneissance, Rinascimento in Italian, a word that has a wishful meaning: rebith, flowering. Many of the tourists I have been walking around with in the city, tell me “I can’t imagine I am walking on Michelangelo’s footsteps”. Yes sometimes I do have the same sensation, just looking around the […]