Per…Bacco, che manifestazione!!!!
Thanks to the last beautiful days of September, the thirty-seventh edition of Bacco Artigiano has been some success, managing to drag a good following of the crowd!!!
Saturday afternoon the Corteo of Repubblica Fiorentina has paraded from Palagio di Parte Guelfa, long Calimala and Roma street, to piazza Duomo where the wine has been blessed by the religious authorities; the Corteo has continued along Calzaiuoli street and Piazza della Signoria. At 16,30 p.m., in the San Carlo dei Lombardi’s church, was offered a cruet of wine; after all that, the Corteo has returned to Piazza della Signoria. The performance of the musicians and of the Bandierai degli Uffizi accompanied the path of the “Bacco’s basket” with sales and promotion of the flasks of the Carro Matto from young dressed as peasants of the past, with the clothes supplied by the municipal archive.
The occasion of the fine weather allowed the Florentines to participate at the note event and a large number of tourists and curious to learn all about the Chianti Rufina and its traditions.
La storia di questa manifestazione parte da molto lontano e ricorda quando, nei secoli passati, il vino proveniente da Rufina raggiungeva Firenze con una carovana di carri (il carro è ormai conosciuto da tutti come Carro Matto), ognuno con 2000 fiaschi caricati a “cesta” (uno sopra l’altro come una piramide) da abili artigiani.
Tutt’oggi, in ricordo di questa tradizione, il carro viene realizzato come un tempo, con fili di paglia pazientemente intrecciati e bagnati per migliorarne la lavorabilità e permettere, alla loro essiccatura, una maggior stabilità a tutta la struttura.
The event, as usual, continued the following day in the center of Rufina with the opportunity to visit in the Villa Poggio Reale exhibitions and other events, and in Piazza Umberto I, the stands and the shows that have animated the manifestation.
The history of this event has a long way and remembers when, in centuries past, the wine from Rufina reached Florence with a caravan of wagons (the wagon is now known to all as Carro Matto), each one with 2000 flasks loaded as a “basket” (one over the other like a pyramid) by skilled artisans.
Also today, in memory of this tradition, the wagon is carried out as a time, patiently woven with strands of straw wet to improve the workability and allow, with their drying, greater stability to the whole structure.