In Italian May is “Maggio”, so “Maggeo” is a sort of fusion between the name of the month and the geo- prefix. Since in 2020 it is not possible to attend May Day celebrations in person, in Italy and many other parts of the world, we try to re-enact some past May Day events by … Continue reading “GeoMay” Day in Torniella-Piloni, Tuscany
These things can happen on a Saturday morning in a 300-resident hamlet cafe, apparently casually.. Please also see the page on the “Communities of Torniella, Piloni, and Scalvaia” under the pibinko.org “Collaborations”, giving some context to this episode.
Torniella, Piloni and Scalvaia are three hamlets populating the scarcely populated Farma Valley, half way between Siena and Grosseto, in Southern Tuscany. Torniella (with the presence of folks also from Piloni and Scalvaia) was the starting point on January 4, 2007 of the Palla a 21 in Chicago project. This subsequently triggered many of the … Continue reading Communities of Torniella, Piloni, and Scalvaia
The palla a 21 tournament in Torniella, on August 9, whas interrupted around 8PM due to “impending obscurity”. With the evening approaching, the ball becomes invisible. The most ruthless “mandatori” (the players who serve the ball) will start to lower the serving angle, so the others won’t see it coming, and they are bound to … Continue reading Waiting for the Palla 21 tournament in Piloni, August 22-23: let’s have a swim in the creek
At Casa del Chiodo, in the morning, the freshest spot is where you will find us if we need to work on a PC (while some clients where having breakfast inside). Unless you head for the cellar, but you’ll need to cope without the WI-FI.
We have renovated the web site (actually, a single page) for Casa del Chiodo, a farmhouse in Piloni, Farma Valley. The place is in Southern Tuscany, about 45 minutes South of Siena. In addition to standard information about the premises, we have added news about interesting activities which take place at Casa del Chiodo, in … Continue reading Casa del Chiodo in Piloni, Southern Tuscany, Italy: the first participatory mapping farmhouse