Brunelleschi's clock

Brunelleschi’s clock

Not many people know the existence of the Brunelleschi’s clock in the tower of the Palazzo dei Vicari in Scarperia. This was made by the great Filippo Brunelleschi, who received 20 gold florins in return. It was built in 1445, the year before the death of the great Renaissance architect. FILIPPO BRUNELLESCHI: FATHER OF THE CLOCK OF SCARPERIA Historical sources gave birth to Filippo Brunelleschi’s interest in watchmaking several times. On 29 May 1446 the illegitimate son of the artist…

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VKA Vodka

VKA Vodka: the vodka of Mugello

VKA vodka made in Tuscany that has managed to conquer the fans of this wonderful distillate. Since 2013 is on the Italian market, and not only, VKA vodka produced by organic farming, the first to be made in Tuscany. VKA Vodka bio has a great versatility capable of creating drinks for any occasion, without limiting imagination. The creator of this magnificent product of Mugello, which at first seemed almost a gamble challenging the world’s colossus such as Russia, is Luca…

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Potatoes tortelli of Mugello: the original recipe

The origin of the potatoes tortelli of Mugello is very old. For the first time the stuffed pasta appears in 1400 in a poem by the Pulci, poet of the Court of Lorenzo the Magnificent. The potatoes tortelli was born as a poor dish, as an alternative to the tortelli stuffed with chestnuts, fruit harvested throughout the Mugello. The potatoes tortelli of Mugello are distinguished by its square shape and by its size much larger than the other tortelli. The…

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New Year 2018 in Mugello

NWho we are? Where do we go? What do we do? Usually these are the most frequent questions that every person asks himself when deciding on where and how to celebrate the arrival of the new year. Unfortunately on the first question we can not do much but we can help you solve the last two. Here are some proposals, suitable for all tastes, that will finally answer the question of where to celebrate and what to do for the…

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Pietra serena di Firenzuola scultura

Serena stone of Firenzuola: features and curiosity

The serena stone of Firenzuola, extracted in the quarries of the homonymous municipality, is considered synonymous with prestige and elegance. This stone is the symbol of the Florentine Renaissance. It has been used by famous people such as Michelangelo or Brunelleschi for the construction of the Dome of the Florence (Santa Maria del Fiore). In particular, Brunelleschi has made the serena stone the protagonist of the new architecture. As a result, around 1350 the architects and sculptors began to use…

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