As any Italian will tell you, there is certainly a fine art to making good coffee. And now, there is also good coffee making fine art! Artist Karen Eland re-creates classic artworks using coffee. Not only are figures from famous works including Botticelli’s Birth of Venus to Michelangelo’s Creation of Man on the Sistine Chapel […]
The morning sun glows off the façades of the Florentine buildings, rendering brilliant the typical pale citrus tones of their façades. The street sweepers have just passed by on their morning trail, leaving an almost after-the-rain freshness about the air. And on the streets, almost no one.
Being a truffle hunter more than a hobby, it is a lifestyle, a religion. It takes patience, and practice, dedication and determination. One of our great friends is the wife of one such a truffle hunter, and she often complains that her truffle-hunting husband adores his prize truffle-hunting dogs much more than he adores […]
If only all anger, resentment and the pure rage of youth could be expressed in such wonderful ways! One of the joys of being in a city like Florence is that there is always so much to see and do, and to eat and to drink. And on most days, you get to have a […]
One day stepping out of our office for a quick bite to eat, we came across one of our favourite people in Florence* rushing past. ‘We were just coming to visit you!’, we say. Then, trying not to panic at the thought, we asked, ‘It’s open, right?’ ‘Yes, of course!’, he assured us. ‘I’m just […]
It’s easy – and highly enjoyable, we must say – to just casually wander around Florence, take a stroll along the rough-hewn cobble streets, do some window shopping if that’s your thing, pass by relaxing hours in a city whose history dates back to B.C. times, a city who holds some of the world’s best […]
It is well-known that Italy is breathtakingly stunning. From the wine region in Tuscany, the fabulous Florence finesse, the enchanting canals of Venice, the romantic Roman ruins, the cluster of the stunning villages comprising the Cinque Terre and beyond, Italy is gorgeous. But there is yet another angle to Italy’s beauty. Colin Maybury, […]