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Il Carro Matto (The Crazy Cart)

carro matto firenze

Every year at the end of September in Florence the celebration of the “Carro Matto” takes place, where the city recreates the moment of arrival of the fresh bottling of the newly harvested wine for the year, transported to Florence by cart and white oxen coming from the countryside.

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Pietra Serena Production

scalpello pietra

The ancient manufacturing tradition of Mugello is made up of numerous different types of crafts, like the cutlers of Scarperia, the ceramic artists of Barberino and Borgo San Lorenzo, and the pietra serena of Firenzuola.

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The Lantern Festival

festa rificolona firenze

Florence is a city of many festivals and traditions that date back to ancient times, one of which is the Festa della Rificolona, or the Lantern Festival, which takes place every year on the 7th of September.

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The Mugello Hen

gallina mugellese

Rich in breathtaking landscapes and animals, Mugello is an extraordinary area where nature reigns. In the territory of Mugello a special species of hen, called the mugello hen— “Mugellese” or “Mugginese” in Italian— is bred. Many iconographic representations widespread until the mid 1900s testify to the historical presence of the “Mugellese” hen in the Tuscan countryside.

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Il Carro Matto (The Crazy Cart)

Every year at the end of September in Florence the celebration of the “Carro Matto” takes place, where the city recreates the moment of arrival of the fresh bottling of the newly harvested wine for the year, transported to Florence by cart and white oxen coming from the countryside.

Pietra Serena Production

The ancient manufacturing tradition of Mugello is made up of numerous different types of crafts, like the cutlers of Scarperia, the ceramic artists of Barberino and Borgo San Lorenzo, and the pietra serena of Firenzuola.

The Lantern Festival

Florence is a city of many festivals and traditions that date back to ancient times, one of which is the Festa della Rificolona, or the Lantern Festival, which takes place every year on the 7th of September.

The Mugello Hen

Rich in breathtaking landscapes and animals, Mugello is an extraordinary area where nature reigns. In the territory of Mugello a special species of hen, called the mugello hen— “Mugellese” or “Mugginese” in Italian— is bred. Many iconographic representations widespread until the mid 1900s testify to the historical presence of the “Mugellese” hen in the Tuscan […]

The ‘Fiera Calda’ of Vicchio

Just like it’s been every year in the past, the Fiera Calda will be held from the 31st of August to the 4th of September, one of the oldest popular traditions of Vicchio. As always, the Fiera Calda begins on the last Wednesday of August and finishes on the Sunday that comes thereafter.

What to Do in the Summer in Tuscany

If you find yourself vacationing in Tuscany this summer, you won’t even have the possibility of getting bored thanks to a summer calendar rich in events and demonstrations. From music to theater and from one festival to another of every type, here’s what to do in Tuscany this summer.

The Feast of the Patron of Borgo San Lorenzo

Summer 2016 in Borgo San Lorenzo is bursting with fun events celebrating the local culture. Big celebrations are planned for the Feast of San Lorenzo, the patron saint of Borgo San Lorenzo, with an exciting palio planned to be held on the 6th, 7th, and 10th of August.

The Watermills of Mugello

The watermill signals a true and proper revolution of agricultural techniques used in the country related to the use of water as a source of energy. This technology gradually allowed the replacement of animals and it also allowed for a higher amount of energy available and a greater quantity of products. In the territories of […]