A Renaissance tradition becomes popular again: Florence and its buchette del vino

Sep 22, 2019 209

BY: Chiara D'Alessio

Florence’s streets are filled with secrets and curiosities: some of them are known to those into history and local legends, others are so obscure only locals can tell you about them. This is not so unusual, when you think of it, all old cities are filled with history and, with it, always comes a deluge of old tales and interesting traditions. 

The city of Dante Alighieri has recently revived one of them, that of the buchette del vino, or wine windows. If you read us regularly, you may remember an interesting article about them on our very own pages, back in 2017. At the time, buchette were just a curious memento of Renaissance Florence, a nice reminder of what life used to be all those centuries ago, in a time when Tuscany was the cultural heart of the whole world. Today, these ubiquitous “holes in the wall” are operative again. 

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SOURCE: https://italoamericano.org/

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