Christmas is coming

It’s 23rd November, this month has already gone and I haven’t realized it yet. But somebody else noticed it. Just after some weeks spent at work by going to some places because of some events and fairies, or working into the office, it’s time to have my little break.
Why not spending some days out of the city and go to Naples.

Et voilà.. it’s Xmas
Here you are some photos taken by Via Roma, going towards Piazza del Plebiscito:
Via Roma - Naples

Nice Xmas lights all around, weird Xmas lights, those kind of Xmas lights you can only see in Naples.

And here you are the best ones:
shopping bags or girls with bags in their shopping time

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and then the best of all, the image that its the typical representation on Naples style and flavor and tradition for everybody in the world: the ‘sfogliatella napoletana’

typical dessert in Naples 'sfogliatella'

If you have some days to spend somewhere, discover this city and its beautiful and weird traditions!

Romantic views and landscape – Italy, Tuscany

I was just thinking how to share some of the photos I took during last week. They are nice pictures, romantic views, panoramas, buildings, rivers and sun…

Florence, Ponte Vecchio
Florence - Ponte Vecchio

Florence, Galleria degli Uffizi e Circolo Canottieri
Florence - Galleria degli Uffizi

Florence, romantic view from Ponte di San Niccolò
Florence from Ponte di San Niccolò

Siena, Piazza del Campo
Siena, Piazza del Campo

Siena, the Dome
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Florence, Lungarno rules!
Florence Lungarno

Florence Rain

Florence rain sounds so familiar. It starts in the morning and never stops until late night, maybe until next day, but just if you’re lucky. But Florence is also so romantic when it rains. And it’s also crowded, tourists are everywhere, and they like the city even when it rains. The squares, the statues, the Dome, the churches, the shops windows, everything have its romantic side while raining…

Here you some views of the Dome:

Florence Dome and rain
Florence Dome and rain

Florence Dome view

And here’s another view while going towards the station – under the rain.

Going to meet some friends to enjoy this night together. But I can’t resist and I have to stop and take some wonderful picture, here in front of this view, even if it’s raining. A lot.

And now, it’s time to compare this views with some new ones, taken just after a brief storm, here in Florence. Let’s enjoy a little bit of sun, at least here in this article, by looking at these pictures. Half of the Dome is bright, half is dark.

Florence Dome - half sun

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Sunny photos are to be used in a new article.
Don’t miss the new ones!

Italian markets

Italian markets are something so traditional that you can’t live in Italy and enjoy this specific part of any Italian life. You can go everywhere, with any of your friend, and enjoy clothes markets, vintage markets, street food, food market from all around the world…

And this happened to me some weeks ago, when I came across what I thought it was the Xmas market 2014. But I was wrong, anyway, I thought it was too much early for Xmas.

And here we are: I was going towards Santa Croce when I saw so many people, and in 2 minutes I was in front of hundreds of food corners and little shops that were selling any kind of stuff.

What do you think they are?

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Flower and herb seeds, fruits, oranges and ginger and more..

licorice

licorice, licorice roots and very big black bricks made of this plant.

And going on with food markets full of sausages, porks, strudels, ‘vin chaude’, apple pies and so on…

I was really sad to know it was going to be open just for 2 days,

hence I couldn’t do anything else but buying sweeties and homemade products and weird buiscuits.