Perdono (pardon)09.08.09

Of all the things I have learned through the years there is this thing about parties:you do not need a specific reason for throwing them. And one thing I learned yesterday is that in the whole of Valdarno there is an “oval weekend” (starting friday and ending tuesday) in the fall with a “fiesta” called Perdono. For Figline in Valdarno this fiesta starts every year on the first friday of September. And it ends on the tuesday with a horserace (pallio) and fireworks (fuochi d’artificio).

These perdono-fiestas starts in the beginning of August. The week after perdono in Figline it all starts again in Regello, also just about 3 minute ride from Le Buche di Viesca. So we will even manage to take part in some of that before leaving on Saturday.

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Max resting08.13.08

Max is big fun and good company. This is his favourite pasttime – just resting under the Tuscan sun (preferably in the shadowy patches which may be found = ombra.

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Max and Charlie playing at Le Buche di Viesca08.13.08

Max got a visit from Charlie and they just started playing.

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Market day in Figline08.12.08

Every Tuesday morning from about 9.00 until 13.00 there is a huge market in Figline, Valdarno. This clip shows only a small part of it all. It was shot on July 29th 2008.

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Agriturismo Le Buche di Viesca07.31.08

We keep going back to Agriturismo Le Buche di Viesca every year. This is our 5th time here. So here is just a short flip of Luigi say welcome to Le Buche di Viesca – in the heart of the Chianti area. (sorry for my bad italian here)

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  • the tuscan cat
    I for one believe that Leonardo (da Vinci) was really smart. And I also believe cats are smart creatures. So when I spotted a nice cat sleeping on a scooter carrying "the signature" Leonardo somewhere in beautiful Italy I just had to "shoot".

    For all you non-norwegian readers: older entries are in Norwegian only. Sorry.