The historical archive of Radda in Chianti

The Historical Archive of the Municipality of Radda in Chianti is first and foremost the precious historical memory of the Chianti area and therefore a place of the soul for all those who live there but also for those who visit it from all over the world. Known until recently by a small number of scholars and researchers, following the two projects of enhancement first and restoration then curated by me, a path of recovery and presentation of these historical memories has begun to the attention of the vast public, who is increasingly “thirsty” to learn more about this kind of ancient materials.

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Villa Il Padule, historic abode on the outskirts of Florence

There is notice of Villa “Il Padule” (the name derives from ancient times, when the Rimaggio torrent was reduced to a swamp, before flowing into the Arno River) since 1494. Just think, in Florence at that time the sermons of Dominican friar Savonarola were raging, the troops of Charles VIII descended from France and the Florentines drove Piero II de ‘Medici, placing a provisional term for the famous Signoria and First Medicean Republic.

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Ten years anniversary for Poggibonsi’s ‘Chioschino’

Ice cream, Italian passion, Mediterranean passion. We talk about it with Nica and Ida of the “Il Chioschino” Gelateria, amiable and enterprising owners who tell us: “We approached the world of ice cream with and out of curiosity; we met just by attending a course and we immediately liked each other, so much so that our relationship was consolidated in a solid friendship and finally in the common profession of ice cream makers!”

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Chicco, the best pizza in town!

But let’s get to the tasting that was dedicated to us: we start with the curious, opulent, speciality of the pizzeria, that “Scarpetta” which refers to the same all-Italian custom, made with ‘Authentic Integrated Grinding Flour’ from the famous mill mentioned above .. Our ‘scarpetta’ (small shoe) is with “Pecorino fondue, nduja, crispy bacon and pepper powder” and is an extra-menu, recurring in the restaurant that follows the best of the market. Large and baroque alveolation, it seems that it opens and closes like an accordion, perfectly absorbing the ‘sauce’.

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La Loggia del Chianti: when the cooking educates the palate

There is a real air of novelty at the Loggia del Chianti: from this year Simone resumes his role in the family business, determined to leave his mark in what has always been his parents’ place.
A professional rugby player, in the past he has dedicated time and love to this family project, but lately he has understood that to take a step forward he had to dedicate all of himself to the restaurant.

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An agricultural shed welcomes a modern villa

The Casa al Vento property is located in the hamlet of Montemorli, not far from Poggibonsi. Here a nineteenth-century agricultural shed came to new life thanks to a preservation and restoration plan devised and directed by architect Giovanni Del Zanna. Works were carried out by EDILPIÙ and their workforce coordinated by foreman Cosimo Lecce, aka Mimmo, under the expert guide of technical director Alessandro Taddei. With their experience, they managed to valorize the building’s historical character while adapting it to the spaces and functions of a modern dwelling, equipped with state-of-the-art technological systems.

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