Switzerland is also in Tuscany!

Switzerland is also in Tuscany!

There is an area of Tuscany, in Pistoia’s province, at the boundary of the provinces of Florence and Lucca, which is called Valdinievole and consists of 11 municipalities such as Buggiano, Chiesina Uzzanese, Lamporecchio (famous for “brigidini”, in other words sweets usually sold during country festivals), Pescia and the two spa towns of Montecatini Terme and Monsummano Terme. Not far there is also Collodi, home town of the author of Pinocchio.

Valdinievole

In this area there is hilly place even more small, at the back of the Pescia River and at Continue reading

Seeing Florence from the bottom with the Renaioli

Once upon a time the “renaioli”: men who used to gather the “rena” from the Arno river, moving with a small boat with a flat bottom, along the river, between Pontassieve and Signa, using a long climbing pole to make the boat moving (yes, a similar way used by gondoliers of Venice!!).

Renaioli

As often happens, the tradition went lost, until a day has been decided to give another chance to this custom. Continue reading

Discovering Maremma

The south part of Tuscany, at the border with Lazio, is not as famous as other areas – such as Chianti or art cities. For many years has been considered a poor area, wild, not so much interesting to visit. Otherwise nowadays Maremma offers several attractions for visitors, like seaside, art, culture, food and wine: it actually represents a touristic destination, able to satisfy the most.

Maremma, Tuscany

Maremma, Tuscany

Maremma for those who love the sea Continue reading

Pitti Immagine Uomo

Pitti Immagine Uomo Every year in Florence takes place one of the most events related to the world of fashion: Pitti Immagine Uomo. This very important fair takes place in January and June, and it is the showcase of everything that will be cutting-edge during the next season for men’s fashion and, in small part, for women’s (recent is, in fact, the Pitti W).

Pitti Immagine Uomo

Pitti Uomo

The fair is an usually reserved to professionals related to the fashion industry, but even if you are not a journalists or a buyer, this fair is for you an opportunity to see the city of Florence completely transformed… Continue reading