Wild boar is a lean and tasty meat that lends itself to many recipes, here is Elisa and Laura’s proposal.
The “Cala-mai” (The ‘Never-Descenders’), those paratroopers from Ponte a Ema…they hardly ever airdropped!
“The Cala-mai have come down to liberate you, the Florentines,” was written in the leaflets dropped by paratroopers of the 1st Squadron of the Ricognizione Folgore (Thunderbolt Reconnaissance) as they passed through Ponte a Ema in 1944.
The term Cànova, now completely disappeared, would signify “the shop where they would sell retail wine, oil and other essentials”. The Canabae were shacks that stood at the rear of Roman military camps where the Canovai would sell bread and wine to the soldiers and services to prostitutes!
The parish of Vicchio and the “student spirit” of the Signoria del Trentesimo (Lordship of the Thirtieth)
The Signoria del Trentesimo (Lordship of the Thirtieth) or of San Antonio had their residence at San Lorenzo parish in Vicchio di Rimaggio and kept their banner inside the church. Its members gathered under the porch which, at that time, had three arches and had a stone fireplace at the back.
Following the course of the Isone stream, after the Antella cemetery, you come into a valley just below San Donato in Collina which still preserves naturalistic and historical aspects and some evocative names such as Val di Lucciole, La Granchiaia, pescaia di Bacchus, Gamberaia and borri del Mascherone e degli Abeti.
Perhaps not everyone knows that Don Lorenzo Milani, the Prior of Barbiana, could have been born in Antella.
On April 5, 1914, the Albano siblings, Giorgio, Pierluigi and Elisa Milani bought the villa and the adjoining farm Mona Giovannella (between Antella and Osteria Nuova) from Ernesto Nathan, the mayor of Rome.
At the junction of the old Via Aretina with the new route (today Via Roma) opened in 1761, where the climb to the Hospital of Bigallo begins, a spout pours into a pile of stone.
Do you have little confidence with the pressure cooker? Elisa and Laura offer you a simple recipe precisely for this type of cooking.