Part of a series of illustrations depicting the sweet culinary wonders of Pistoia, Italy. Food illustration with emphasis on realism, color vibrance and texture. Mixed media technique involving watercolors, colored pencils, soft pastels and graphite by Miriam Figueras.

PISTOIA “I must confess that prior to this trip, I had never heard of Pistoia but I was eager to discover its specialties anyway. With surprise and immense delight, I came across many places to truly celebrate food, tradition and time, as I had never done before.” A very passionate story by Miriam Figueras, illustrator from Barcelona. #CCTravellers2017

Pistoia, 2017

PISTOIA, end of summer 2017. Streets and squares, churches and saints, people and bicycles, lights and shadows, frescos and striped facades, many trees and one suspension bridge in the middle of little mountains. Moments captured through mobile photography, in colours. And moments captured through analogue photography (yes, later home-developed films), in black and white. Browse through the gallery by Andrea Lavezzaro! #CCTravellers2017

Ponte Sospeso a Mammiano, San Marcello pistoiese

PISTOIA rurale, ingegnosa, accogliente, poetica. Il viaggio di Valentina Miozzo [del blog sul turismo sostenibile “Viaggiare Libera”] & Mirco Malerba [@happylunedi] nella capitale italiana della cultura 2017 è una scoperta tra i boschi che abbracciano la città: antiche ghiacciaie e ferriere, il ponte sospeso che per molto tempo è stato il più lungo al mondo, Orsigna e l’Albero con gli occhi di Tiziano Terzani ma soprattutto i suoi abitanti. Grazie di cuore all’Ecomuseo della montagna pistoiese e a tutte le persone che ci hanno aiutato ad ospitare in modo speciale questi nostri #CCTravellers2017, in città e sui monti! Grazie, CCTeam

Punti di Vista - Nora Nadjarian

PISTOIA “In the tropical Butterfly House in the gardens of Villa Garzoni there is a piranha. I stand staring for a few moments at the fish with the deadpan face, shimmering reddish yellow scales and huge eyes. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a piranha at such close range.” Continue reading this (true) story by Nora Nadjarian | #CCTravellers2017