Tribute to Italy! Grazie Steve McCurry!

Italy as protected area day 36. Photography is one of my greatest passions and the National Geographic cover with the Afghan Girl made by Steve MacCurry is one of my favourite pictures ever. McCurry loves Italy, he has worked for many Italian magazines so he collected many pictures to tribute it, creating this video “Tribute […]

Music for the Hope!

Italy as protected are 35 days (five weeks) . A serene Easter Monday.. Today just a few lines to show you an intimate but emotional moment we lived yesterday thanks to Andrea Bocelli singing from the Duomo church in Milan. Andrea accepted the invitation of the Duomo and the city of Milan, to sing from […]

React

(Italy as a protected area day 28)
Italy as protected area day 28! A month! Ok when our prime minister Giuseppe Conte told us about the national lockdown we truly hoped that it would have finished on 3rd April but here we are…let’s hold on! One of the questions that arise during this period is: what can we do in order to […]

Come together

(italy as protected area day 25)
Italy as protected area day 25…Officially the lockdown will go on until 13th April, just after Easter. But this morning as the news were running , it was said it could go on until 1st May. Patience is a great gift and we must think that we have to respect these rules in order to […]

A letter from the future

Italy as protected area day 19. Almost three weeks! When we first heard this news from China, we just underestimated it. Too far away, another continent, it is a big country, it is not to happen here… But then you find yourself in the middle of it. Hearing news from all over the world you […]

It should be Springtime…

(Italy as a protected area day 11)
Italy as protected area day 11….Yesterday I didn’t write anything: news, feelings were really massive. Number of positive cases augmented all over the country and even the number of death people, making Italy the country with the highest outbreak outside China. The pictures and the videos of the Italian army transpots 70 coffins because there […]

Give us our daily bread…

(Italy as a protected area day 9)
Italy as protected area day 9…when I write these posts it seems that I don’t want to write anything about the numbers of this spread No, it is the contrary: I would like you always to checks all the official information on the Italian Civil Protection site. Every evening at 6 pm there is a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]