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New year’s eve in Florence we eat tuscan food

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Not only on New Year’s Eve, is a tradition to make dinners and lunches with family and friends and in Florence … to eat tuscan food! If for Christmas Eve dinner, “Who spoils Christmas Eve, wolf’s body and dog’s soul” (tuscan way of saying), tradition wants fish and not meat, the last of the year…

A Capodanno a Firenze si mangia toscano

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Non solo a Capodanno, è tradizione fare cene e pranzi con la famiglia e gli amici e a Firenze … mangiar toscano! Se per il cenone della vigilia, “Chi guasta la vigilia di Natale, corpo di lupo e anima di cane“, la tradizione vuole il pesce e non la carne, l’ultimo dell’anno e a Capodanno,…

Christmas in Tuscany is magical!

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Christmas is a magical time to experience in Florence and Tuscany: the cities of art are filled with amazing decorations, the villages dress up with markets and nativity scenes in the most beautiful churches. Among the traditional and original proposals in the program, we recall these: The city of torches At Abbadia San Salvatore, on…

Il Natale in Toscana è magico!

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Il Natale è un periodo magico da vivere a Firenze e in Toscana: le città d’arte si riempiono di splendide decorazioni, i borghi si vestono a festa con i mercatini e i presepi nelle chiese più belle. Tra le proposte tradizionali ed originali in programma, rammentiamo queste: La città delle Fiaccole Ad Abbadia San Salvatore,…

Truffle food of gods

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An ancient rite that is celebrated at dawn, even today: a man, a dog, the silence of the woods. A secret art, tied to the bond with nature and with one’s dog, often handed down from father to son, because truffles almost always grow in the same places, next to the same plant. Finding one…

Florence, words and music

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How many songs are dedicated to Florence? So many, so many. Let’s try to make a list, certainly not a definitive one, with a bit of history. Bring a kiss to Florence Bring a kiss to Florence, which is my city that i always have here in my heart. Bring a kiss to Florence, I…

Firenze, parole e musica

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Ma quante sono le canzoni dedicate a Firenze? Tante, davvero tante. Proviamo a farne un elenco, non certo definitivo. La porti un bacione a Firenze La porti un bacione a Firenze, che l’è la mia città che in cuore ho sempre qui. La porti un bacione a Firenze, lavoro sol per rivederla un dì… Una…

Chestnuts in Tuscany

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From the Casentino to the Monte Amiata, from the Mugello to the Pistoia mountains, up to the Lunigiana, October is a multiplication of festivals and feasts dedicated to another fruit of the Tuscan landscape, as are olives, chestnuts. The chestnut grove shows itself as the most typical and representative wood of the Tuscan landscape, when…

Cavar le castagne dal fuoco

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Dal Casentino al Monte Amiata, dal Mugello alla montagna Pistoiese, fino alla Lunigiana, ottobre è un moltiplicarsi di sagre e feste dedicate a un altro frutto figlio del paesaggio toscano, come lo sono le olive, le castagne. Il castagneto si mostra come il bosco più tipico e rappresentativo dell’armonia del paesaggio toscano, quando si lasciano…

The table of the poor and the one of the rich

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Table differences between social classes in the Middle Ages Chickpea, broad bean and chestnut soups, along with milk and cheese, lard and sometimes eggs. Poor wine that tasted like vinegar. It was what was on the table of the poor, especially in the city. Poor and peasants lived with the “fruits of the earth”: wheat,…