Villa Ott and the other beautiful villas in the Crespina countryside district, in Tuscany

The countryside area of Crespina and Tripalle has been very popular since the sixteenth century, when the noble families from Livorno and Pisa, started building their holidays villas. The most important and well known ones are Villa Belvedere, Villa Corsini Valdisonzi, Villa Museo Calo Pepi e Villa Ott, with no doubt one of the mostContinue reading “Villa Ott and the other beautiful villas in the Crespina countryside district, in Tuscany”

Luigi Pecci Centre for Contemporary Art in Prato reopens with “The end of the world” exhibition

The Luigi Pecci Centre for Contemporary Art reopens, after the completion of the futuristic spaceship-shaped extension by the Rotterdam-based Indonesian architect Maurice Nio, and of the renovation of the original building designed by the Rationalist architect Italo Gamberini.,presents the exhibition The End of the World. Through the works of over 50 international artists in a showingContinue reading “Luigi Pecci Centre for Contemporary Art in Prato reopens with “The end of the world” exhibition”

Pastry-shop Francesco Cecchi, Cinquale: amazing pastries & cakes in Versilia

This is a real gem. It is not a secret to reveal, but for sure a very special address where to taste excellent cakes and pastries, typical of the traditional italian haute patisserie. The Pasticceria Francesco Cecchi is almost hidden  between the streets of the little seaside resort of Cinquale, adjecent to the celebrated ForteContinue reading “Pastry-shop Francesco Cecchi, Cinquale: amazing pastries & cakes in Versilia”

Lucca Comics & Games Festival 2016

This year Lucca Comics and Games Festival takes place from October the 28th to November the 1st. It is not only one of the most important comics’ festival in the world, but it has also a unique features, the location: the amazing city center of Lucca, one of the more beautiful and charming Tuscany cities.Continue reading “Lucca Comics & Games Festival 2016”

Osteria Brucia Tegami, Bagno a Ripoli, Florence in Tuscany

Just 20 minutes far from Florence, in the little town of Bagno a Ripoli, at the 39th of Roma street, the thoughtful and lively Fiamma welcome her guests in the cozy space of the Osteria Brucia Tegami. Light green and yellow are the relaxing colours dominating walls and furnitures of this nice osteria. A selectedContinue reading “Osteria Brucia Tegami, Bagno a Ripoli, Florence in Tuscany”

Il Cucchiaio della Nonna, restaurant and pizzeria, offers excellent gluten-free food in Forte dei Marmi

Il Cucchiaio della nonna is a restaurant and pizzeria offering pizzas and flatbreads cooked in wood, local and fish food, but also a take away service, for the beach lovers. The restaurant is located at the end of Forte dei Marmi, in the department of Vittoria Apuana, in the parallel of the seafront street, 50Continue reading “Il Cucchiaio della Nonna, restaurant and pizzeria, offers excellent gluten-free food in Forte dei Marmi”

Piaggio Museum, Pontedera in Tuscany

The Piaggio museum is a special place. Located in Pontedera, Tuscany, where the Piaggio company was born, it is a beautiful example of recover of an industrial area. The exhibition area hosts a permanent collection of Piaggio, Gilera and Vespa, designed by Giovanni Casiraghi, Luigi Pegna and Corradino D’Ascanio. Unique pieces, part of the bestContinue reading “Piaggio Museum, Pontedera in Tuscany”

Lucca Summer Festival 2015

The Lucca Summer Festival is one of the most important music festival in Italy. The concert’s calendari s really impressive, hosting some of the most important artists in the world. This is the 2015 concert calendar: BOB DYLAN & FRANCESCO DE GREGORI – July, 1, 2015 JOHN LEGEND – July, 5 2015 LOS LOBOS –Continue reading “Lucca Summer Festival 2015”

Mitoraj Myth and Music – exhibition in Pietrasanta

The town of Pietrasanta, also known as the “ Little Athens of Versilia “, has become a symbol for the sculpture since the Renaissance, when Michelangelo and all the main sculptors of the period went to visit the nearby marble quarries in the Apuan Alps of Massa and Carrara. Since the last 20 years, Pietrasanta, withContinue reading “Mitoraj Myth and Music – exhibition in Pietrasanta”

Venice is always an amazing surprise

  Venice is always a surprising city. Ponte di Rialto, Canal Grande, San Marco, are for sure worldwide known, but at the same time, they are normally besieged by multitudes of tourists. Walking far from these very famous attractions, is what I normally do, during the periodical visit of the Vacavilla’s Venice apartments. This is the reasonContinue reading “Venice is always an amazing surprise”