“In November 2015 this beautiful adventure began… since then I have traveled a long way!
I rediscovered my city, I observed it, I lived it, I photographed it and I told about it: 12 months of Modena My Diary”
You know, time flies and it’s passed a year since I published the first post on my blog.
Honestly, I wouldn’t never imagined to arrive so far, in this way, achieving some results which I am very satisfied with.
I wouldn’t never imagined so much participation and warmth from people who read me and always follow me with enthusiasm.
On one hand there are my fellow citizens, who love Modena, know what the city can offer and like hearing stories about the places they know and live each day. On the other hand there are Italians and foreigners, who are learning about my town through my images and my words, and each time I receive a comment by them I feel excited and enthusiast.
A community of about 7,500 people on Facebook and 4,000 on Instagram (with more than 3,600 photos with the hashtag #MyModenaDiary): a personal project that is shared, every day.
In these 12 months I’ve:
- told as this adventure began;
- observed the change of the seasons, bringing you to the park in the fall and suggesting you what to do during the spring;
- described my city during Christmas time, giving you some gift ideas;
- revealed my great passion for Albinelli Market, finding some market stories, and for vintage and the market which is held every end of the month in Piazza Grande;
- explored some of the places of Art and Culture, as MATA, the beautiful Luciano Pavarotti’s Home Museum, the Historical Rooms of the Town Hall, the Stanguellini Museum;
- investigated the history of the city, rediscovering places (as The Historical Shops of Modena and the former daytime hotel) and routes (such as the Modena’s waterways)
- spoke about food, traditions, dishes inside the heart of all the people of Modena: starting from “tigelle”, with the help of Francesca and Crescenteria Or-Ma, and tortellini (many thanks to my grandmother – without her this story would not be was the same), discovering that in the city there is a place where tortellini are ready-to-eat, and finally, for the moment, with the irresistible “gnocco fritto”.
- lived the city, its lifestyle, suggesting the places where I like to have my aperitif, to drink a good coffee, giving some idea for a brunch or lunch with friends.
Sometimes I think that I would like to do much more: there are many things I’d like to write and tell, but, as often it happens, I must reorder the mind and put all in a list, fixing achievable goals. Step by step.
I have many dreams for my future… I look to new horizons with the head full of ideas 🙂