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    Alabaster: The Craft
    Alabaster was a thriving industry for the city of Volterra. Although it may not be the main source of the economy today it is still a distinctive feature of the culture and history.

    Giostra del Saracino (The Joust of the Saracen)
    If you happen to be near the town of Arezzo in June or September, you will want to make sure you witness the Joust of the Saracen. This historical reenactment is filled with pageantry and games as the town is transformed back to the 14th century and all those that participate are dressed in costumes from that period.

    Giugno Pisano
    This is a month long celebration held in June in the city of Pisa. The main atttractions include: Candlelight Festivities, Game of the Bridge, Historical Regatta of Saint Ranieri and The Regatta of the Ancient Maritime Republics.

    The Great Pearl of Venus
    According to legend the seven islands that make up the Tuscan archipelago where created when Venus broke her pearl necklace in the Tyrrhenian sea.

    Joust of the Bear
    This is one of the most fascinating and authentic historical Tuscan event in which 12 knights from Pistoia compete to win a bear.

    Legends From Tuscany
    Enjoy these great stories from Tuscany: The Apparition of Dante, The Ghost of Michel Angelo, The Goblin of La Via del Corno, Pomo and the Goblin Horse and The Witch of the Porta alla Croce.

    Quercia delle Streghe (Oak of the Witches)
    Nestled in the Tuscan forest within the garden of Villa Carrara in San Martino in Colle (Capannori, Lucca) is a 600 year old enchanted oak tree that has sprouted many legends and tales.

    Scoppio del Carro
    The Scoppio del Carro (Explosion of the cart) is a Florentine tradition that is held every year on Easter Sunday. People gather around the Piazza del Duomo to witness this explosion, which takes place at noon.

    Tuscan Folk Tales
    Read "The Ballad of Santa Zita" & "La Madonna e la Zingarella", which are two selections from the book titled Roadside Tales of Tuscany published in 1885.

    Folk Songs

    Songs from Tuscany
    These folk songs from the Tuscany region include: La Bianchina, Colomba del Sasso and La Rondinella.

    Toscana Regional Songs
    In Tuscany folk and learned music sometimes mix and draw from each other. In Tuscan songs the melody is usually simple.


    Proverbi Toscani
    A collection of the most beautiful and famous Tuscan proverbs.

    Raccolta di proverbi toscani
    This contains a nice collection of Tuscan proverbs listed by topic.

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