Sunday, 8 June 2008

Off to Tuscany (2)

Here's a picture of our village, Casola, which was once a very important staging-post for the mule trains which passed through from the Florentine hinterland to the coast and the north of Italy.
The forests around the village are mainly chestnut and millions of the nuts are avilable, free for the gathering, in the autumn. They roast beautifully on the top of the woodstove or may be ground up to make many Italian delicacies, including a very tasty "bread".

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