Normality…what a wonderful word ;-)

(Italy as a protected area day 12)
Italy as a protected area day 12. Some people tell that in bad times you should not focus on the things you miss. Personally in a situation like this I simply miss basic and simple ones like walking! Today is the very first Sunday of springtime, very sunny outside. You look out of the window […]

When lifes gives you only lemons, you make a lemonade (or Limoncello)

(italy as a protected area day 6)
Italy as protected area day 6. This is the first Sunday of this period of quarantine. Normally you would have woken up later, have a look outside the window to decide if later you would have a walk at the sea shore, do some home cleaning, having a distracted look at the TV running the […]

The sound of silence…

(Italy as a protected area day 4)
In our cities we are totally overwhelmed by noises (cars, people, works…) so walking in the steets, during these “stay at home” days is really unreal. Few people walking only, we can go out only for food shopping, health reasons or going to the work. We keep on repeating “Io sto a casa” with limited […]

The Market

(Italy as protected area, day 2)
Italy as a protected area day 2. Today I have been to the local food market, this is one of the reasons we are permitted to stay outside. We must have a self certification where in case the police stops us we declare what we are doing and they are going to check. We have […]

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” […]