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a film region
A kitchen like no other
The hidden Venice
5 years of unification against the French
During the years 1865 and 1871 Florence was declared the official capital of Italy. This fact occurred during the Italian unification against Napoléon but later due to war and the reconquest of Rome by the Italians was dismissed.
There is not only the Leaning Tower of Pisa
A town lost in time
Two surreal traditions
Il Palio de Sienna
The Palio is a horse race that is held annually twice a year. It is a 5-round competition in which each district (contrada) participates with a horse that represents each neighborhood. Race conditions are often pretty daring as the horses gallop across cobblestones.
Calcium in costume
It is a tradition of more than 300 years old that dates back to Florence. It is a type of primitive soccer that consists of matches of more than 60 players, all of them dressed in renaissance attire. The objective is to score the maximum number of points using all kinds of combat and fighting strategies.
Tuscany's Medieval Manhattan
a precious wine
Brunnello di Montalcino is one of the most expensive and appreciated wines in the world. The Sangiovese grapes grown in the region are known for their superb flavor and give the wine equal parts quality and longevity. The Denominazione di Origine Controllata e garantita recognizes it as an official appellation of Tuscany .
End to our first article of curiosities about the Tuscany region. See you soon with new Italian curiosities!
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