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Monthly Archives: December 2012


Merry Christmas from Firenze wherever you may be!!

This is the last masterpiece made by my marvelous niece Leda. She is 5 years old and she loves drawing. Explanation of the work of art: on the right you can see Santa Claus with his bag full of gifts (that she wants to receive of course…this is a subliminal message for Santa) and on the opposite side you can admire the typical Christmas sledge towed by areindeer (with  antlers). On the back: inscription saying “zia Checca” (“auntie Checca”). Checca is my nickname.

Why don’t you buy yourself a guided tour of Florence this Christmas? Things are passing, a guided tour is an unforgettable experience.

Emotions – The greatest gift!

I wish everybody the best Holiday Season! Be happy and Merry Christmas!!

By |December 8th, 2012|Events in Florence, Home|0 Comments

Shine bright like a diamond…This is me one day of November in Ferrara!

Shine bright like a diamond… It’s not just only a song by Rihanna, but in Ferrara it’s a real palace that belonged to the duke Ercole d’Este!

 In November I have been to Ferrara, for the 1st meeting of the Tourist Guides of Italy on Facebook! We have created a group on Facebook to have a virtual square where we can confront each other about our wonderful job: showing our cities to the travellers, being passionate tourist guides of Italy! Giving a body to the names we knew just through a profile picture has been really incredible! The white astonishing palace behind me is the Palazzo dei Diamanti (Palace of the Diamonds), symbol of Ferrara. The name comes from the shape of the marble blocks, which remember the faces of a bright diamond. Depending on the moment of the day, the light reflects on the stone giving a nice sparkling impression. Belive me, Ferrara is really worthseeing, have a stop there during your holidays in Italy, maybe on the way to Venice. And ask me if you want to discover the city with a good guide, I have many friends there!

By |December 6th, 2012|Cities of Italy, Home|0 Comments

Never tired of taking pictures of this amazing church: Santa Maria Novella

Don’t you think it is astonishingly awesome? Everytime I pass through this square I can’t resist: I have to take a photo!

By |December 6th, 2012|Home|0 Comments