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 […]

bags full of books!

(travelling, no matter how, is always a good idea)
Bags full of books😀#florence #firenze #toscana #tuscany #italy #italia #whatitalyis #books #libri #palazzostrozzi #streetbookstore #details #dettaglio #dailylife #vitaquotidiana #igersitalia #igersfirenze #igerstoscana #tourguide #guidaturistica #bags #valigia #reading #lettura #bookporn Un post condiviso da The Tuscan Sunflower (@the_tuscan_sunflower) in data: Mar 21, 2018 at 11:41 PDT Books are always a good way of travelling, knowing, discovering new […]

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 […]

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 […]

Emiko and her “Silver Coast”

(not only Florence)
Three little reasons to write this post:I love Argentario, the Silver Coast, the southermmost part of Tuscany, I would say the wildest side, olive trees, wheat fields, little country towns, sea, sky and Giglio and Giannutri Islands in front of it. The Silver Coast is part of Maremma, the southern coastal area of Tuscany.I looooove […]

The Tuscan Sunflower Guide it’s me ;-)

(wh questions time)
Talking about yourself is not an easy task but I would like to introduce you some nice people I admire or I work with so I have to give the good example! When I was a kid one of my dreams was to become a journalist or a photographer, as you can see I do […]

windows and doors!

(just look around yourself ,-) )
Every country has is own way to make windows and to make light enter into a flat or a house.  And also the doors gives you some information about people’s daily life. Here in Tuscany and also elsewhere in Italy, we have this big windows protected by wooden shutters and we sometimes they are decored […]

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 […]

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). […]