14 Sep

Nights of Archeology at Semifonte

The nights of archeology at the Dome of Semifonte
Theatrical performance The Great Illusion
With Arsenal of Arts for the nights of archeology

With Arsenal of Arts for the nights of archeology - general rehearsal

In the evocative setting of the Dome of Semifonte, already a place of poor battle, the theatrical company Arsenale delle Arti, with readings, sound and visual impressions, will open a glimpse of the literary representation of war in the ancient world, where the heroic ideal is accompanied by awareness of the human dramas behind the war events.


I will disappear without a name, in the invisible desert of nothingness.
The echo of my lamentation will remain, a feeble song for those who will come

(Euripides, Troiane)

Paths in the night lead to a place of memories of pain, massacre, war. A monument stands in memory of a tragic past.

An open and illuminated dome is the place of the profound, of the individual and collective consciousness, a casket of the soul.

In the darkness of the night, intrigued branches of trees are uneasy thoughts, confused memories of a man whose consciousness re-emerges as from an inner forest-labyrinth, from an encounter with an impossible and always invoked death as a cessation of pain.

A telephone rings and emotional syncretism between memories create connections between parallel worlds. The soldier, now a relic reduced to a mutilated and fragmented body, becomes a paradigmatic history of pain that recalls the archetype of other immortal stories, of legends that found Western culture: myths.

Voices emerge from the dome of the human soul and presences, simulacra take shape because they share, sublimate in a poetic song the pain of all the victims: the great illusion of immortality in the beautiful heroic death.

"There is nothing noble about dying.

Not even when one dies for honor "

(D. Trumbo, And Johnny took the gun, 1939)
14 Sep


Last Sunday of March We inform you that Sunday, March 29 there will be an excursion dedicated to the knowledge of wild herbs for food use.

14 Sep

Visit to the Poggibonsi Archeodromo

Poggibonsi Archeodromo Sunday, October 25th

Visit to the Archeodrome

Meeting at the fortress of Poggio Imperiale in Poggibonsi 11.15 am for a guided tour, organized by the Started association, of the museum spaces of the Cassero and subsequent immersion in the time of Charlemagne with a visit to the full-scale reconstruction of a medieval village, rebuilt based on the archaeological investigations of the Poggio Imperiale site.

Cost € 8.00 per person - free for children.

For those who want to hold back in the afternoon or simply want to stop at lunchtime: Light lunch traditional Tuscan menu at L'Angolo di Gallurì - € 8.00 (€ 6.00 Achu members)

Reservations and info on info@chiantisegreto.org - cell. 3920989829.
A trip (in e-bike) in the Middle Ages at the time of Charlemagne

E-bike tour from Colle di Val d'Elsa to the archaeological park of Poggibonsi with guided tour of the archeodrome
E-bike Tour Program:

(organized by Toscana by Bike)

8.30 am, departure at Toscana by Bike (Montespertoli, via Taddeini 127).

9.00 am, meeting at the North Poggibonsi exit, public parking

Approximately 10 am departure from Colle di Val d'Elsa in e-bike to the archaeological park of Poggibonsi, with itinerary along the old railway.

11.30 am the Poggibonsi Archeodrome: a 'live' experience in the past of 1200 years ago in a village, visit to the museum and the archaeological area with the Started Association

13.30 light lunch at "Angolo di Gallurì"

4.00 pm Archeodrome presentation "Ivar and Svala brothers Vikings" organized by the Started Association

Costs and Reservations

For the launching of advertising and the inauguration of this new itinerary, exceptionally favorable rates will be adopted exceptionally

Є 25 per person: e-bike rental with chaperone for the whole day, transfer of participants

€ 5.00 guided tour of the Archeodrome

€ 8.00 lunch "Angolo di Gallurì"

€ 20 including lunch for those who come with their own bike
14 Sep

SUNDAY 30th August SATURDAY 6th September

"La Torre del Chito"

Meeting at 16.15 in Piazza Ugo Capocchini in Barberino Val d'Elsa and moving with own means to the place where the walking path begins.
Saturday 5th September

"From San Donato in Poggio to Cortine"

Meeting at 4.30 pm at the Pieve di San Donato in Poggio for the start of the walk.