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Mestieri nel borgo

A trip in the ancient craft of Ponticello

The Mestieri nel Borgo is an ancient folk festival inspired by the traditions of the Lunigiana; held every summer to Bridge, a small village in the municipality of Filattiera. A unique opportunity to meet all the tradesmen of yesteryear in the picturesque scenery of the magnificent medieval village.

Now for the most part disappeared, the trades that evoke ancient customs are the main theme of the feast of Lunigiana. A solemn moment for all the inhabitants of the place, and not only to participate in evocative representations.

The noise of wrought iron, carved wood odor blend to give life to a perfect combination of emotions and ideas. The protagonists are women and men of the place, the only ones still able to transmit the knowledge of tradition.

Here are some of the ancient crafts that are presented during the event:

  • Woodworking: through the work of local artists you discover the valuable wood hand
  • The art of the stone cutter, craftsman standing armed with chisel to work very delicate materials such as marble or stone
  • The Malscalcia, practiced by the Farrier, an expert of horseshoes, its processing and the needs of the animal itself

Special scenario of this perched medieval village, you can trace all the stages of the old workings. The best way to get in touch with Tuscan tradition with music, dances and dinner tables with typical products of the Lunigiana.

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