A true Italian Icon in Tivoli

There are certain things that make a nation proud of itself. The Japanese have sushi, samurais, shinkansen – French: wine, Eiffel Tower and the Italians have pizza, mafia, Vespa and the always cute and vintage Fiat 500.

Tivoli, where I took this picture, caught me as soon as I jumped off the bus. Wandering and trying to live the real Italian style I came across this great image of Fiat 500 alone in the entrance of a residence. Even despite the years the Fiat 500 seems to be in very good conditions and it’s a pity I didn’t see the owner cos I wanted to ask him/her who he/she has managed to keep it in such a good condition.

Sunset in Comino

Regardless when you come Comino is beautiful, although I would avoid coming here during summer but that’s up to you. I was lucky enough to stay in Comino overnight twice. The fact that it is a tiny island makes it easy to run from west to east and viceversa and see and amazing sunset or sunrise in COmino. It definetely worths it.

Valetta at Night

I wish I could have visited Valetta on its heyday. Nowadays Valetta is a nice place, it’s the Capital City after all but it’s dirty and everything and everyone seems to die after 19:30. However, if you wander a bit in the evenings you can see beautiful places like this one overlooking the biggest Dome in Valetta and a landmark from wherever you look at it.

Sliema at Night

I’ve been living in Malta for quite some time now and I can say that there aren’t many places like Sliema. Actually there are not. Sliema is the most modern place in Malta. It’s also the cleanest so keep that in mind if you decide to live here. By some reason, many(not all of them) expats live there since it’s close to the beach and you can enjoy a very long (1.7km) promenade.

Isla (Senglea) Sunset

Many tourists forget to go to the Three Cities and if they do go, they go on a hop on hop off bus which is not the most convenient way. You have to walk the Three Cities. It’s no so big and if you’re lucky you can see something like this. Just go to the tip of Senglea and wait for that magical sunset at Isla (remember to bring some biscuits and tea/coffee)

Youth in Malta

Maltese people are very friendly but they are very different depending on where you go and what age they are. Nowadays it’s so difficult to find kids playing in the streets, that I found this moment interesting. Oh the good old days (without consoles and internet)

Tivoli Street

Even in a little vilage like this one you can find beautiful things like a proper well designed building that goes round along the street.

Tivoli Adrian Garden

If you happen to have an extra day in your visit to Rome, jump on a bus and travel 45 mins to a beautiful little city called Tivoli. You won’t be dissapointed. The people are friendler, happier and the landscape is (if you like a mix of nature and culture) magical.

Purity in Mind and Spirit

Kendo, one of my hobbies (that unfortunately I had to stop due to healthy reasons) has always offer me the chance to keep me down, to soften me, to relax and excite almost instantly. No other sport offers that . For such an man-oriented culture and society as the Japanese it is always a pleasure to observe women in the Kendo world. The Kendoka in the picture Matsuda Sensei during a Kendo Seminar in 2011.

Walls and Vespa

I don’t know if you’ve had the pleasure to drive one of this scooters but they are the best of its kind. Being a motorbike fan and having ridden for more than 10 years several type of bikes. I can tell that no bike on earth compares to a Vespa. However, to make it even more authentic what about riding a Vespa in a cosy village. A place where the senses really let you relax and enjoy the landscape around you, that’s Tivoli.

500 Miles South From Home

Despite its size it’s one of those places where history mixes perfectly. Malta is a place were to describe the adjective “old”, one must use older and oldest. However, at times that might not be sufficient. An old rust Fiat 500 lost in a narrow street is one of those examples.

Tea in Toronto

 The day is just about to start. I grab my camera, sit and read the news which are nothing but boring. Having a look at the Toronto map I caught this instant that represent the beauty of the tea moment regardless of which moment of the day we’re talking about.