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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]