Middle Ages in Altopascio

Altopascio is 20 km from Lucca. It’s a small town, once known for the production of the typical Tuscan bread and during the Middle Ages for the Tau Knights, for the bell called ‘La Smarrita’ (the lost bell) that saved pilgrims lost in the fog at sunset and for the hospitality of the Friars that prepared hot soup for the pilgrims in the so called ‘Calderone’ (cauldron) quoted by Giovanni Boccaccio in his Decameron.

A couple of we ago, Altopascio re-enacted the Middles Ages with a lot of people ready to dress and live in the XIII Century and to show the most common activities as building, fighting, cooking, playing, singing, weaving, writing, etc..

Can you guess what was this guy doing? ๐Ÿ™‚

He is part of a crane made to lift stones or bricks, look at the following pictures! ๐Ÿ™‚



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