Posts Tagged ‘mediaeval’

What to see at Castello di Montefioralle

Montefioralle

Tuscany and particularly Chianti are dotted with small fortified hamlets which are often huddled around the ruins of a castle keep. These picturesque villages reflect a thousand years of conflict over land that came to an end only with the hegemony of cities such as Florence over their smaller adversaries, in this case, Sienna. The […]

Mediaeval Dinner in Certaldo – “A cena da Messer Boccaccio”

Mediaeval Dinner in Certaldo - "A cena da Messer Boccaccio"

Among the excellent mediaeval festivals held in Tuscany throughout the year, ‘A cena da Messer Boccaccio‘ (“Dinner with Boccaccio”) ranks high. This dinner takes place in the ancient part of Certaldo, known as Certaldo Alto, in June (Saturday 9 June and 16 June, in 2012). The menu includes some mediaeval dishes such as ‘Morsini di […]

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