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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]