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Scarperia’s Ancient Knife-Making Tradition

Scarperia’s Ancient Knife-Making Tradition

For almost five centuries the ancient cutler tradition dedicated to the production of cutting tools and cutlery both for war purposes (daggers, spears, and swords) as well as for domestic and labor purposes (forks, awls, pruning knives, shears, and sharpeners) has been handed down across generations.

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The Sanctuary of Gabbianello

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Situated in the untarnished nature of Mugello, Bilancino Lake (Il Lago di Bilancino) is the biggest manmade lake in Tuscany with a depth of 31 meters and surface area of 5 kilometers squared.

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The Ceramics of Mugello

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The ceramic tradition of Mugello has truly deep roots. The first records date back to the Renaissance when in the first years of the 1500s Pierfrancesco de’ Medici had a ceramic factory built in Barberino near the Villa of Cafaggiolo.

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The Model Forest of the Florentine Mountains

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The Model Forest of the Florentine Mountains is the first Model Forest in Italy. It is situated in an area in Tuscany that spans 548 km squared and comprises seven municipalities:

1. San Godenzo
2. Londa
3. Pontassieve
4. Rufina
5. Pelago
6. Rignano sull’Arno
7. Reggello

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Scarperia’s Ancient Knife-Making Tradition

For almost five centuries the ancient cutler tradition dedicated to the production of cutting tools and cutlery both for war purposes (daggers, spears, and swords) as well as for domestic and labor purposes (forks, awls, pruning knives, shears, and sharpeners) has been handed down across generations.

The Sanctuary of Gabbianello

Situated in the untarnished nature of Mugello, Bilancino Lake (Il Lago di Bilancino) is the biggest manmade lake in Tuscany with a depth of 31 meters and surface area of 5 kilometers squared.

The Ceramics of Mugello

The ceramic tradition of Mugello has truly deep roots. The first records date back to the Renaissance when in the first years of the 1500s Pierfrancesco de’ Medici had a ceramic factory built in Barberino near the Villa of Cafaggiolo.

The Model Forest of the Florentine Mountains

The Model Forest of the Florentine Mountains is the first Model Forest in Italy. It is situated in an area in Tuscany that spans 548 km squared and comprises seven municipalities: 1. San Godenzo 2. Londa 3. Pontassieve 4. Rufina 5. Pelago 6. Rignano sull’Arno 7. Reggello

Vin Santo Wine

Among the many typical Tuscan products “Cantucci and Vin Santo” are definitely the most widespread in the countryside and in the kitchen of Tuscan restaurants.

Visit Florence: Itinerary for the San Lorenzo Neighborhood

San Lorenzo is one of the most characteristic and typical neighborhoods in Florence, located in a central area of the city, between the Cathedral and the Fortezza da Basso. Taking a walk through the ancient streets of this wonderful neighborhood can only start by visiting Piazza San Lorenzo and the Medici Chapels, and then walking […]

Stunning views of Florence

Everyone who is in Florence in search of lovely panoramas cannot possibly leave out of their itinerary a visit to Villa Bardini and Forte Belvedere, which can both be reached by taking a short walk through ancient streets that unveil immersive gardens.

Florence and Dante

Dante Alighieri, the great poet, was born in Florence in 1265 and died in Ravenna in 1321. Dante became an important literary figure, as he was a pupil of Brunetto Latini and a devoted student of poetry. He wrote the Vita Nuova (New Life) inspired by Beatrice Portinari with whom he had fallen in love […]