Claudia vangelisti


I'm from Tuscany.
I was born in Casentino, strip of quiet land and unspoiled environment, full of rich and artistic resources of churches, monasteries, medieval villages and castels.
Seat of the Natural Park of "Foreste Casentinesi": wonderful setting full of flora and fauna and of spiritual importance.
When I was a child I used to spend my days in my grandparents' house that lied at the foot of the Park. My grandparents loved to take me "to breathe" the forest. The wood-scent was the soundtrack of my memories: violet effluvium, musk and mint along the streams; smell of tree barks, smell of dry or wet leaves.
I was lucky to live in different places and the olfactory memory of my land always accompanied my journeys.
From my experiences I have understood that as M. Proust says "The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes".
And so…on my return..everithing started.