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Fucecchio

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LAND OF MASTERS LEATHERWORKERS

The town of Fucecchio, located on the right bank of the Arno, covers much of the area on the slopes of a hill which since ancient times has taken the name of Poggio Salamartano.

The origins of Fucecchio are linked to the history of the counts Cadolingi, House Pistoia that around the year 1000 dominated individual lands in the Valdinievole and in the lower Valdarno. Failed their dynasty, the territory remained free became the object of dispute between the cities of Florence, Lucca and Pisa. In this same period he formed a ruling class represented by the city's most prominent families who went to form the Common Consular-class formed at the end of the 12th century. Between ' 700 and ' 800 was a major expansion; in June 1944 he became infamous for the massacre of so many civilians took place in the area of the Marsh at the hands of the Nazis.

 

Traditions

Fucecchio has for centuries a tradition in leather processing, already in the eighteenth century in fact is documented the presence of cobblers and cobbler. Today is must for fans of footwear and leather accessories and undisputed symbol of the Made in Italy.

 

Typical products

Neighbouring town of Fucecchio typical products are the fegatello, prepared by sticking the meat in a sprig of fennel, dish for which you do not use only the liver but also thin, and zuccherino, typical of the Carnival of Fucecchio, anise and citrus aftertaste.

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