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Agliana

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A GREEN LUNG IN VALLE DEL BISENZIO

Agliana is located halfway between Pistoia and Prato, surrounded by streams that delineate the area characterized by the presence of natural parks.

Agliana develops in the 2nd century BC with the construction of the via Cassia, the road that connected Rome and Florence, made the country an important town due to its strategic location. The Middle Ages was significant for some buildings still visible today, including the Church of San Niccolò, where they gathered the members of the commune.

To enrich the country, the natural areas of the Parco di Carabattole and Parco di Sandro Pertini, at the heart of which lies a lake.

 

Traditions

Two parties bind Agliana to its past: The Palio dei Ciuchi a Spedalino, a race riding donkeys, where the five districts will compete during the feast of Santa Maria Assunta and the Torneo dei Rioni, the football competition, reintroduced in 2012 after more than twenty years of absence, where he will compete in this case too, the quarters of the city.

 

Typical products

The typical dishes in agliano kicks off are the polpettone aglianese, a meat dish served with a tasty cream of celery and migliaccio toscano dolce, a cake with pig's blood, which unlike the salty recipe pistoiese provides adding pine nuts, raisins and orange.

 

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