Lari, a medieval spot of peace in rural Tuscany

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The hamlet of Lari traces its origins back to the Etruscan age, but the village saw its importance increasing during the Middle Ages thanks to its castle, that soon became one of the most strategical fortresses of the area.

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Pasta of Lari

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To understand the secret of the success of Pasta Martelli ther’s only one way: take the car and climb the hills of Lari (small village in the Era Valley, near Pisa)) up to the fortress of the castle and knock on the neighbor across the door, that is of the pasta factory with the unmistakable yellow signs!

Only the members of the family work in the pasta factory.
They combine long years of professionalism with the passion for keeping up the Italian craft tradition of making pasta.

Come to Lari, : we will show you how we produce our pasta!

Click here If you want to organize your tour to the Pasta Factory

Lari, 29th September 2013 : the Reenactment 2013

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The Castle and the village of Lari come back again for 500 years, until the sixteenth century. This time, following the theme of a society divided between those who chose the contemplative life, the life of the soldier and that of manual labor. Company now at sunset, but whose influence was still heavy.

We will find that the monks preachers, intent in their work of conversion and moralization, blacksmiths intent on building weapons and armor, processing of wax and tissue along with many other craftsmen. The Castle will host the course bellatores, warriors, intent on practice duels with the sword and to explain their weaponry to the participants. On the terraces will make their appearance early models of cannons and arquebuses,

The village will be animated by numerous artisans and crafts stalls that will illustrate now disappeared, such as the processing of the wax, and others are still alive, like the blacksmith or the butcher.

Falconry show at 17:30

See you Sunday, September 29 from 15 to 19 in Lari : don’t miss this special and beautiful event !

 

 

 

For more Information:

Cultural Association ” Il Castello”
piazza del Castello, 1 – 56035 Lari (PI)

cell. 334.3963782 – fax 0587.687049/0587.684138

The Festival of Cherry in Lari

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If you like cherries, you can’t miss this Festival !

This is one of the oldest Festival n Tuscany, and usually takes place in Lari between the last week of May and the first weekend of June.

In the historical center are organized many artistic and cultural events, but the real star is, of course, the cherry !.

In the main square are set up market stalls and local producers not only provide baskets of fresh cherries, but also products such as jams and liqueurs, which are obtained from this red sweet fruit .
All combined with great food, musical entertainment and night markets.

The peculiarities of the soil and climate of the Pisan hills form the basis for this variety of fruit, unique in its kind.

The cherry cultivation in Lari has a secular tradition:

think that in this romantic village are grown even 19 different kinds of cherries!

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For tours in Lari:

http://www.ariannandfriends.com/cultural_tours_lari.htm