In fact, from next autumn the training and start-up courses will begin, which we will talk about below, while we discover a histrionic and literate entrepreneur.read more >
Category: Chianti and Valdelsa
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.read more >
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.read more >
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!”read more >
By Simone Cecchini Today we visited Matteo Lazzeri, born in 1976, now known in Val d’Elsa and beyond as ‘Gommayo’. His workshop opened almost twenty years ago, in 2004, after having worked for seven years for the best tire dealer in Poggibonsi (at the time, let’s specify!). His passion for cars, […]read more >
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’.read more >
We meet the Milanese chef – but Tuscan by adoption – Alessandro Chiesa, while he’s baking strictly homemade bread in a wood oven: he has been at the reins of the brigade for a year now… – being in a castle let’s say “at the reins of his kitchen garrison!”read more >
The heirs of the Bianciardi family have created the Friends of Palazzo Bianciardi Association with the aim of making this heritage accessible through the creation of the MAB, the Bianciardi Archive Museum, so that it can become a resource for the community and beyond.read more >
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.
The La Chiantina restaurant, a true reference point for many Castellina gourmets, changed management six years ago, with Salvatore D’Alessandro, manager and pizza chef of the restaurant at its head.read more >
The project, started in 2017, arose from the need to create a multipurpose space, respecting planning regulations and enhancing the park’s landscape without disturbing in any way the trees inside it which are a historical heritage of Radda.read more >
Talking with Valeria is like immersing yourself in a fantastic, almost fairytale world: born in Castellina in Chianti and raised in this generous and fertile land, she immediately began to cultivate a passion for relationships.read more >
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.read more >