Magical Sunset ;-)

(summertime is on the way...)
I know, it has been a long time since I wrote the last post ;-(  But I have taken this time to study, take pictures and the most important thing, taking care of my life. And winter time is necessary to recharge the batteries. We have had a real winter with cold temperature but last […]

“What’s the sea? It’s life” Massimiliano’s life story

(people from livorno)
Christmas time is always a good time for inspiring stories so this time I will dedicate a post to a fellow citizen, Massimiliano Mattei, born in 1976 and a true champion not only in sport but xpecially in life. He studied as a chef, he worked also in the Philippines and he has always loved […]

Boxing Day!

(i wish you a merry christmas....)
Have you had a serene Christmas? Here in Tuscany is raining and a cloudy day, one of those days you relax! Babbo Natale or better Santa Claus just passed with his gifts, here in Italy everywhere we have just run a food marathon…and the New Year’s Eve is on the way! VH1 is running Christmas […]

Reading in the history! Livorno new library at Bottini dell’Olio

(not only Florence)
Livorno, my city, can surprise you in many ways! In its historical district called “La Venezia” there is a very important structure, commissioned by the Medici family in 1705, called “Bottini dell’Olio”. The main purpose of this building was to stock oil (“bottino” is the an Italian word for tank), then it became a storage […]

In Christmas we trust!

(it's christmas time)
Just two weeks for Christmas, before writing a letter to “Babbo Natale”, the Italian version of Santa Claus, I just try to feel the festivity mood, with some decorations. Living in a sea town sometimes I don’t have the sensation but there is a place where I can see around me reindeers, helpers, lights and […]

Just a sunny Fortress Monday in Livorno!

(not only Florence)
Livorno, Monday morning. It is not high season so we, tour guides, we can have more free time to see also the cities we live or we work in a more relaxed mood. I would describe my city as a slow city, a city you have to discover not in a hurry …The world “monday” […]

The Clockmaker!

people from livorno
There are certain kinds of shops that are disappearing or changing because of our technical evolution. We used to have mechanical clocks but now with our mobiles those sounding machines, underlining the passing of the time sometimes could appear useless, meaningless…Personally when I see an “old kind of shop” I like to observe it and […]

The Sailor Horizon!

(the sailor monument)
Livorno, the city of the Italian Naval Academy, where everybody has a sailor soul, since 2013 has a statue celebrating its seamen. This monument simply represents a sailor in real shapes, looking at the horizon, made in 1926 by Cesare Tarrini. It was restored and now placed close to the Naval Academy, on the sea promenade. […]

Livorno portraits

(people from livorno)
When I walk in a city I always observe the people working, expecially the old ones. I just imagine they have a special knowlegde and they take care of what they are doing. I always ask them sorry to take picture of them but personally I think photography is a great way to preserve memories […]