A walk in the kingdom of wine

Is Monday after Easter and as tradition says it’s time to an excursion with friends.

So along with Giulia, Erika and Gabriele decided to go to visit the wineries Antinori in Bargino in the heart of Chianti.

The cellars areCantina-Antinori-facciata-esterna located inside of a hill or as they say in Tuscany of a Poggio.

The environment is very modern but very well inserted between the scenarios of the place.

Upon our arrival we are greeted by Guendalina, who today will be our guide in this place really spectacular.

Guendalina invites us to follow and while opens a huge door that mark the entrance to the main winery.

Inside hundreds of casks and barriques sorted in various modern rooms with distinctive traditions of the place as the terracotta floors, the Tuscan mandolate253255_377148139061039_1105580525_n

After completing the guidance of all environments Guendalina brings us into a room made entirely of glass overlooking the cellar where the center is a long wooden table. We have around the table and begin tasting wines that have made the Antinori family famous all over the world.

The bouquet of fragrances, flavors and aromas of this nectar left in me a wonderful memory of this great experience.

Dear Greetings

NP

A Sunday afternoon in Oltrarno

Taking advantage of a half day of free time by the various commitments and the beautiful sunny day today in Florence, I decided to do a nice walk to the city center.

I take my jacket, my red backpack and I depart destination: Oltrarno district

The Oltrarno  is located in the historic center of Florence on the left bank of the river Arno.

Walk along Via Romana that part homonymous port, one of the ancient entrances to the city at the time of the walls.

In just a few minutes I am in Piazza Pitti where stands the famous palace truly majestic in its architecture once the Palace of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.

But this is not my goal for today, I continue to walk in continuing in an alley on the left called Sdrucciolo de’ Pitti and go straight arrive in one of my favorite squares: Piazza Santo Spirito.

Tmercatino_santospiritohe square is very austere surrounded by historical buildings and dominated by the simple but impressive facade of the homonymous church.

This Square is a venue much appreciated by the Florentines where is posssible read a good book or meet with friends, perhaps with a good coffee enjoying its tranquility.

But not today! In fact it is the second Sunday of the Month, and as tradition held the historic antique market. Dozens of stalls set around the square display and sell antiques and local handicrafts. Continua a leggere

Una Domenica pomeriggio in Oltrarno

Approfittando di una mezza giornata di tempo libero dai vari impegni e della bellissima giornata di sole di oggi a Firenze decido di farmi una bella passeggiata per il centro città.

Prendo la giacca, il mio zainetto rosso e parto: destinazione quartiere Oltrarno.

Il quartiere Oltrarno si trova in pieno centro storico di Firenze sulla riva sinistra del fiume Arno.

Cammino lungo tutta via Romana che parte dall’omonima Porta, uno degli antichi accessi alla città al tempo delle mura.

In Pochi minuti mi ritrovo in Piazza Pitti dove sorge il famoso Palazzo davvero maestoso nella sua architettura un tempo la reggia del Granducato di Toscana.

Ma non è questa per oggi la mia meta, continuo nel camminare proseguendo in un vicolo alla sinistra chiamato Sdrucciolo de’ Pitti e proseguendo sempre dritto arrivo in una delle mie piazze preferite: Piazza Santo Spirito.

La Piazza si presenta molto austera circondata da palazzi storici e dominata dalla semplice ma al temmercatino_santospiritopo stesso imponente facciata dell’omonima Basilica.

Questa Piazza è un luogo di ritrovo molto apprezzato dai fiorentini dove leggere un bel libro o ritrovarsi con le persone care, magari in compagnia di un buon caffè godendo della sua tranquillità.

Ma non Oggi! Infatti è la seconda Domenica del Mese e come da tradizione si tiene lo storico mercatino dell’antiquariato. Decine di bancarelle disposte intorno alla piazza espongono e vendono oggetti di antiquariato ed artigianato locale. Continua a leggere

Imagine you were born in a territory that thanks to its landscapes, historical artifacts, ancient traditions and culinary passions is famous worldwide.

Imagine at the same time to live every day and every day spent discovering new treasures and peculiarities.

So! it is from here that my desire to create this blog which has as focal point my Tuscany. Continua a leggere