Elena Ferrante’s Naples : a photo wandering guide!

(not only Tuscany)
A novel, a book, a song…sometimes can be the excuse to plan a visit! Sometimes we travel in cities or places thanks to TV series, movies or pages. Personallythe first Isabel Allende’s books made me wish to take a plane and visit Chile, I fell in love with Australia thanks to INXS and Nick Cave, […]

The Florentine Cupid!

(people from florence)
My passion for photography is very linked to portraits and daily life. When I do tours in Florence one of the details I underline the most are street artists, painters, musicians or performers. This is part of the soul of this city. Or maybe a playful detail to see and observe, a moment when your […]

The voice of a food writer (or of a tour guide)!

I have been reading ” Juls’Kitchen” for years and I have met Giulia in many occasions, from cooking classes to a food writing seminar last September.One of the things I like most about Giulia is her concrete and direct way to describe a plate or food, not giving an impersonal list of ingredients but trying to […]

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 […]

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 […]