Once upon a time,
In a foggy & grey winter Morning in a small town in Tuscany a nice coloured surprise knocked at My door ..
A multicolour box with 6 coffee cups designed by a Chinese artist , Liu Wei , lighted up My day !
Illy caffè from Trieste – Italy – wanted to Wish me a very Merry Christmas with this present
and It Made My day a very different one indeed😍👍😉
every time I am sipping a delicious Illy caffè I feel Sooo good & so fortunate to be Italian & Having The best coffee ever!
Thank you Andrea Illy to continuing The family business with Such a great passion for art & top quality coffee as Special sensorial experiences to be matched & enjoyed ❤️😍❤️☕️🎁
As I told you in My previous posts last October I was The tour leader of two American cooking classes : can you imagine how many special different kind of food I have tasted?
No, I don’t think you could until you could see them in here😉
Just some Photos of what I had enjoyed soo much for lunch & dinner EVERY- DAY -FOR -16 -DAYS with no stops!!
Of course I was – I am – on diet since now on…
Maybe not even people from Pistoia know it but we have after Rome with Saint Peter & Florence with The Brunelleschi Dome , The third biggest dome.
At The present under rennovation works it is in the historical center and just in Via della Madonna .
The sanctuary was founded in 1495 and became The most important stop in Pistpia for pilgrims .
The intitial project Of The Dome was by Giuliano Sangallo architect , after Ventura Vitoni continued The works but Giorgio Vasari from Arezzo finished it in about 1522.( same Who projected The Vasarian corridor in Florence !)
Great example Of Renaissance period in Tuscany .
I know , I am born here, living here for almost all My life, it’s natural to say it is a beautiful town because is MY town!
It’s not entirely true , I am not Looking at it with The eyes Of heart This time I was trying to see it as an unknown city collecting different shots & mixing them together .
Sometimes I get bored living here and so I need to see it with New eyes exactly as a foreign could be for his first visit .
Let ‘s have a Look at This now.. Follow me and tell me if you like it!
I met Mr Giovanni Lucchetti and his daughter in front Of their wonderful shop & they told me about their family tradition, 5 generations have been running this family business .
I am in love with old shops with a past and this has a lot to tell us indeed ❤️
The door is an original example of a Special kind of window that disappears when it is closed & it becomes just a black common door.
When they Open it ( it needs some minutes) it’s like a magic box : the round windows come out & the gem inside is ready to be seen as the shop itself is a jewel !
It is the most renowned shop in Chiavari in Via Martiri della Liberazione,54/60 retailer of Rolex, Pomellato, Pandora & many other exclusive brands.
Here you can feel as being in another world,another era !
Loved Chiavari from The first time I visited dome years ago : elegant and small as a chic sitting room in a Victorian house.
Beautiful old buildings, original Windows for New shops , Good restaurants or small bistrots Where Having ‘farinata’ = cheakpeas kind Of thin focaccia.
People are relaxed & make you feel The same , The vegetable& fruit market is always full Of people everyday Of The week( except Sunday).
Well reach able by train or by car is an unmissable stop if you Travel in Liguria.
I spent two weeks in Liguria last October as tour leader for two American cooking classes.
Cannot imagine How many receipes we Did and How much we enjoyed sharing all This !
Some picts maybe will help to understand How many kilos more I have now under My skin…