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The Piloni-Torniella Promotion association is organizing also for this year an exhibition with the patronage of the Municipality of Roccastrada. The exhibition will be opened with a ceremony at 6PM on August 10 in the premises of the former Torniella primary schools, in via Senese 21.
This initiative intends to give the right attention to the beauty of the art by a painter born in Roccastrada and grown artistically in Piloni.
We are speaking of Franco Soldatini (1927-1997) also known as “Il Cangialli” (“Yellow dogs”…due to the peculiarity of his character he was said to be “as rare as yellow dogs”), who maybe has not yet received an appropriate recognition for the quality of his work.
Over one hundred paintings have been selected from his extremely vast production, and have been lent by numerous owners from Southern Tuscany. Seeing all the paintings in a single setting will provide a comprehensive overview of the “painted poetry” which, day by day, Cangialli created taking inspiration from the nature of his places and the life of its inhabitants.
The exhibition will be open every day except Mondays from 6PM to 11PM until August 25.
From August 29 to September 8 it will be re-installed in the Scriptorium room at the San Galgano Abbey with the collaboration of the Municipality and the Pro Loco of Chiusdino, and may be visited from 9AM to 7PM.
For more information: Torniella ph. +39342 0903972
San Galgano ph.+39 0577 756738
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In July 2019 we have published some maps with simple walks in the immediate surroundings of Tatti, in the area of Massa Marittima, Southern Tuscany. The walks have been suggested by Auro Luti, a Tatti resident with a deep knowledge of this territory, and are rather short trails (around 5 km).
A peculiarity of these maps is that you will find there also place names which are not part of official cartography. These have been compiled in the past months with interviews and meetings with the Tatti community, as well as the perimeter of the commons (usi civici) related to the village.
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