My 2015 starts well: first my blog Stai Al Borgo got shortlisted on the Italy Magazine for the Best Travel Blog Awards 2014, and second I am finally moving to Florence! I can't be more honored to be nominated on the Italy Blog Awards on the Italy Magazine together among all the other great blogs. … Continue reading To 2015, A New Year and A New Chapter
I love to walk around in Florence. To me, it is something I can't get tired of. I was in the Borgo Santo Spirito in a rainy afternoon. Few people were on the street, but they didn't rush to indoor place because of the bad weather. So I took it slow as well, enjoying a … Continue reading Walks in Firenze: Deep into Borgo Santo Spirito
Again I went to visit a small fresh vegetable counter in the neighborhood and found a super cute grandpa, standing in the middle of the freshness. With all the delicious vegetables and the colors, it looks like a piece of art. And not far away near the Piazza della Signoria in front of a restaurant, … Continue reading Humans in Florence: from Fresh Food Market to Restaurant
Ciao Primavera! Hello spring time! The spring is in the corner. I am so exciting to see the sunshine, the blossom of the flowers, and hear the birds singing again. A new cheerful season is in the air This week's photo challenge subject is really great, as it reminds me the last spring time that … Continue reading Reflection of Ponte alla Carraia: Brings My Heart back to Florence
I can't think of another time that is more joyful than Christmas. Happiness surrounds everywhere! It is a tradition for Italians to have a big feast with family! This year we gathered together, and had a big long Christmas lunch! We had everything that is typical for celebration: cold cut platter, lasagne, tiramisu, and the most … Continue reading Pastry For A Joyful Event: Italian Christmas Cake Panettone!
To continue my series posts about Venice, this week's photo challenge is also featuring Venetian scene. I took this picture on the Rialto Bridge, the famous place where starts the story of The Merchant of Venice! The scene in Venice always consists of three elements, so as the horizon view: the water meets the earth, … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizontal Line in Venice
Thanks to this week's photo challenge, it reminds me my trip to Assisi last year. Assisi is famous for its religious history, where is a popular destination for pilgrimage. It is the bithplace for St. Frances, whom I know because of the story of him talking to the birds. While arriving the city, we saw Assis sitting at … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Arriving Assisi with Infinite View