Food & pics: what a passion!

(eating also with eyes)
It is a long time since I have written my last post but this period is our low season, so I take time to relax, dedicate myself to my dear ones and passions and also to read, study and doing some courses. Never taken for granted what I have studied for my guide course, I […]

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. […]

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 […]

The kids wondertaxi!

(tuscan people)
In Florence there is one of the most known Italian public paediatric hospitals, a national reference for complex cases. This hospital is called Meyer and gives care and assistance to very young patients and their families.While you are in Florence it can happen to see a very colourful taxi, called “Milano 25” with some comics […]

Blub: Art can swim!

(just put a mask on botticelli)
The importance of art in Florence is also shown in street art! While walking in Florence you find this “new” art everywhere…and we begin our trip inside it with Blub, a florentine artist that enjoys portraing famus people and paintings with underwater masks! His motto is “l’arte sa nuotare” that means “art can swim”: I […]

It’s Christmas light!

(jingle bells florence)
Well, just exactly 1 month to Christmas days and our cities can’t escape the atmosphere! Also Florence and its downtown must follow this “rule”! Every year the building that nowadays hosts the florentine branch of “La Rinascente”, the most elegant department store, is always covered by a thick net of lights that makes it shining!So […]

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 […]

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 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 […]