Village Art in Casola Spring Festival

FESTIVAL DI PRIMAVERA Ι April 25 – 29 For more than a century 3 groups of villagers have been competing in Casola Valsenio to win an ambitious recognition: the most attractive and interesting allegorical creation with living statues posing on artistic plaster architectures. A day and a night parade transform via Roma in a magic world madeContinue reading “Village Art in Casola Spring Festival”

Forgotten fruits

Another autumn is bringing the well-known Forgotten Fruits Festival in Casola Valsenio (1st and 2nd week of October). Villagers and farmers are setting up colorful food stands to delight and attract our interest and taste. They offer jams and cakes made with fox pears, pomegranates, quince apples and pears, blackthorn and jujube fruits. They also sell plentyContinue reading “Forgotten fruits”

Castiglioncello ruins

On 26th December Cor, Bacio, Spotty and I visited the ancient ruins of Castiglioncello in the Santerno Valley, just half an hour from us. A charming little hamlet that made us dream. Would it be in Tuscany – actually it is! – but closer to Florence or Siena, it would now be totally renovated with aContinue reading “Castiglioncello ruins”