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Lucca: Who invented 'Burlamacco'?

Burlamacco
Did you know that...

Do you know who Burlamacco is? If you've been to the Carnival of Viareggio you've certainly seen him, otherwise I'll tell you all about...

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Florence: Roberts Borotalco was born in Florence too!

Talco_Roberts
Did you know that...

Have you ever seen Roberts talcum powder? It’s the one in the green box with Art Nouveau decorations and red words. Those of you born...

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Pisa: The legend of St Minias, the beheaded saint

San_Miniato
Mysteries & Legends

Saint Minias is a highly venerated Saint in Tuscany. Evidence of this is for instance the charming village in the province of Pisa that...

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Arezzo: Clarke: the young captain who saved the 'Resurrection'

Uomo_che_salvo_resurrezione
Historical Curiosities

Today I'm in the mood to tell you a nice story. No ghosts this time! It's such a beautiful story that a movie could be made out of it. ...

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Arezzo: Guido d'Arezzo and the invention of the music

Guido-d-Arezzo
Big Names

In Talla and surroundings people have no doubt: the inventor of the musical stave, the inventor of the music notes and also of the mode...

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Pistoia: The Kiss of the Christs in Gavinana

Il-bacio-dei-cristi
Local Traditions

It is a very ancient but still popular rite. Two large processions that meet up with a Christ on the cross in front of each one: the he...

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Siena: Piero Carbonetti and his tin drum

Piero-Carbonetti
Local Traditions

Subversive, persecuted, anarchist, homeless, dreamer: it is really difficult to define Piero Carbonetti, Tuscan bred and born and Garib...

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Pisa: Kinzika, the young woman who saved Pisa from the Saracens

Kinzika
Local Traditions

It was really her, a young woman with an Arabian name, Kinzica, of the noble Sismondi family, to save Pisa from being sacked by Saracen...

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