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Riparbella is in a beautiful location on the southern slopes of the Poggio di same Nicola, on a tufa ridge. Its development over time has taken a longitudinal shape unlike other neighboring countries that have a circular shape. Situated on a hill, like every country of ancient origin, Riparbella is distinguished by its rare beauty.
A mixed landscape of woods, olive groves, vineyards and a skilful tilled country which reflect the agricultural origin of the country. In front of the open sea view with the unveiling of the horizon of Elba and Capraia.
This impressive view can be enjoyed by walking along the nature trails of the campaign or by horseback riding or mountain biking in the many forests that surround the agricultural landscape. Also guided tours are possible within the Company Faunistica "The Garden" along nature trails and wildlife.
typical restaurants, traditional restaurants and small pensions many farms offer hospitality for a simple holiday in a typical and quiet atmosphere of a country town. The tradition gastronimica offers a range of typical Tuscan dishes caggiagione, good wine and typical products from farms and crops of local farmers.
The Old Town
The old town built around the castle is of medieval origin and dates from about the year 1000, through the work of the Gherardesca. Narrow streets and old houses, among which stands a well-preserved building of the fifteenth century the Marquis Carlotti manor house located in the Town Square, make charming historic center, creating a tranquil atmosphere, almost unreal. Interesting the Town Hall and the Church of St. John the Evangelist; the Monumental Cemetery by architect Bellincioni, built in the early twentieth century.
CULTURE AND TOURISM
Many are the activities that are known and appreciated Riparbella to Italian and foreign tourists.
Wild boar festival: (III Sunday in November).
Now it has twenty years of tradition with cuisine based on wild boar and deer, artistic events and folklore.
animated crib: (from December 24 to the entire month of February)
A big draw this exhibition collects annually increasing support. This is attested by the large number of visitors attracted by the striking beauty of these animated statues, flocking local exposure.
Painting Prize "City of Riparbella" (June)
artistic exhibition of painting, sculpture, poetry and short story, with a photo exhibition. The event culminates with a convivial banquet, accompanied by the award ceremony and the presentation of the works in the exhibition.
Agrifiera: (first Sunday and first Monday of August)
Its origins date back to those of the country when it was staged the traditional "Fair Livestock" essentially cattle. Today became "Horse Fair" with exhibition and sale of horses as well as competitive horse shows and not. It 'still possible see some "antique" bullock cart in the typical country tradition.
Evenings in the Park: (July-September).
Local parties in the municipal park with folk concerts, shows and gastronomy based on typical Tuscan products.
typical restaurants, traditional restaurants and small pensions many farms as well as new and comfortable tourist facilities - accommodation offer hospitality for a simple holiday in a typical and quiet atmosphere of a country town. The tradition gastronimica offers a range of typical Tuscan dishes based on game, good wine and typical products from farms and crops of local farmers.
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