After a review of the pure state case, we discuss from a geometrical point of view the meaning of the quantum Fisher metric in the case of mixed states for a two-level system, i.e. for a q-bit, by examining the structure of the fiber bundle of states, whose base space can be identified with a co-adjoint orbit of the unitary group. We show that the Fisher information metric coincides with the one induced by the metric of the manifold of SU(2), i.e. the three-dimensional sphere S-3, when the mixing coefficients are varied. We define the notion of Fisher tensor and show that its anti-symmetric part is intrinsically related to the Kostant-Kirillov-Souriau symplectic form that is naturally defined on co-adjoint orbits, while the symmetric part is non-trivially again represented by the Fubini-Study metric on the space of mixed states, weighted by the mixing coefficients.