Category Archives: Curiosities

10 Fascinating Facts About Chickens

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1. Chickens slurp grass like spaghetti. When living in their natural environment, chickens will spend the day foraging for bugs and slurping down fresh blades of grass. According to scientists, “Pecking is a precise, high-tech activity,” requiring good coordination with … Continue reading

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Is Massa Marittima on the sea or not?

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This is certainly the first question that people ask when they come across the name of this town for the first time. How many visitors have asked themselves if Massa Marittima is on the sea or not! We will immediately … Continue reading

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LUCCA – The Tradition of Hand weaving

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The Lucca tradition of weaving dates back to ancient times. The oldest finds were made of silk, with designs of attacking panthers surrounded by “wheels” or “orbs” dating back to 1200, the Golden Era of textile works and commerce. However, … Continue reading

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Florence – Curiosities – “Siamo alle porte coi sassi„ “We‘re nearly there”

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“Siamo alla porte coi sassi” (we‘re near the gates with stones) is one of the old Florentine sayings. It means “we’re nearly there” as well as “there’s not much time left”. Where on earth did such a strange and so … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Bridge of Borgo a Mozzano – Lucca

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Only 20 Km from Lucca, in the location of Borgo a Mozzano, there is a magnificent bridge with the sembiance of the back of a donkey, constructed in the 12th Century by the will of Countess Matilde di Canossa. This … Continue reading

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Carrara – Curiosity – The strength of the wheel

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The Carrara community has always shown great attachment to the wheel. It appears as an architectural motif on the cathedral façade and at the bottom of one of the small Gothic windows around the building. The emblem appears, once again, … Continue reading

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Arezzo – where Life is Beautiful

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How much history is in the air in Arezzo! Whoever comes for the first time to the city will find a unique panorama that goes back to the Middle Ages. Lovers of cinema will not be able to help noticing … Continue reading

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