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San Domenico, Arezzo

San Domenico, Arezzo

The Basilica of San Domenico is a Gothic-style church in Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy, dedicated to St Dominic. It is especially renowned for housing a painted crucifix (1265) by Cimabue. History and Description The construction began in 1275 and was completed in the 14th...

Chimera of Arezzo

Chimera of Arezzo

The Chimera of Arezzo is regarded as the best example of ancient Etruscan artwork. British art historian, David Ekserdjian, described the sculpture as “one of the most arresting of all animal sculptures and the supreme masterpiece of Etruscan...

Santa Maria delle Grazie

Santa Maria delle Grazie

Santa Maria delle Grazie is a church in Arezzo, Tuscany, central Italy. It is located on the site of an ancient sanctuary with a spring that, in the Etruscan-Roman era, it was consecrated to Apollo. In the Middle Ages it was known as Fonte Tecta. In 1425, Saint...

Castagnaccio

Castagnaccio

Castagnaccio (locally also known as baldino, ghirighio or pattona) is a plain chestnut flour cake, typically found in the Tuscany, Liguria, Piedmont, Emilia-Romagna regions of Italy, and in the French island of Corsica. It is a typically autumnal dessert, made by a...

Donatus of Arezzo

Donatus of Arezzo

Source: Wikipedia photo credit: Wikipedia Saint Donatus of Arezzo (Italian: San Donato di Arezzo) is the patron saint of Arezzo, and considered a bishop of the city. A Passio of Donatus’ life was written by a bishop of Arezzo, Severinus; it is of questionable...

Pappa al pomodoro

Pappa al pomodoro

photo credit: lacucinaitaliana.it As we saw in many other recipes, like panzanella, bruschetta, ribollita and now pappa al pomodoro in Tuscan cuisine the use of unsalted and/or stale bread is very common. This bread is combined to other simple ingredients that are...