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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...

Fortress Medicea

Fortress Medicea

This splendid structure is situated on colle di San Donato, where stood the ancient buildings dating back to the II-III century BC and three hundred. The fortress was built between 1538 and 1560 under the will of Cosimo I de ‘Medici. The building was partly...

The Palio della Balestra of Sansepolcro

The Palio della Balestra of Sansepolcro

The Palio della Balestra of Sansepolcro is an ancient tournament that has its roots in the Tuscan Renaissance and has been able to perpetuate itself over time, continuously since the 15th century. Today is held on the second Sunday of September when the crossbowmen of...