Season 2
Episode 3

28:33 min

Colline Metallifere
Tuscany, Italy

Welcome to the winery, we are in Italy. We will be visiting Tuscany and the Technological and Archaeological Park of Colline Metallifere.

In this episode we’ll visit the inspirational area of ​​Monterotondo Marittimo. We’ll meet a cheesemaker who produces pecorino cheese, using renewable energy. We’ll visit a woman oenologist who has managed to revive a local old vine. We’ll go hiking in the forest in search of ancient ruins. We’ll spend the evening in the square, attending the famous Balestro del Girifalco. And last but not least a top Italian chef will be show us how to make a very special cappuccino.

How to get there

We’re heading for Massa Marittima - Province of Grosseto, Italy , a 2 hours drive from Pisa airport..


The Balestro del Girifalco in Massa Marittima, Tuscany

​It is late afternoon and we are arriving in Massa Marittima to watch the Balestro del Girifalco. This is a game played with crossbows. The practice of this all male sport, dating back to the Middle Ages, used to train adult men for hunting and war. As in the Middle Ages, even today everyone can take part, independently of their class and wealth. The square is already packed and the fans are already warming up. The crossbowmen, part of the historical parade, begin arriving. The banners, waving high on the palaces, recall the colors of the three areas of Massa Marittima, here called “terzieri”: yellow gold blue and red for the Borgo, white, black and yellow for Cittavecchia and white, red and green for Cittanuova.

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