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 […]

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 […]

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 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. […]

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 […]