VIRTUAL TOUR |
OF THE MONTALE STUDENTS' AREA
People generally say: "HOME SWEET HOME", but,
you know, it isnt always like that
Its very difficult to love the place where you live;
you often think that theres certainly a special village,
or a special town for you, where you could live a perfect life
These are different youngs thought about life-style:
therere people who love the country and nature, but therere also those who
prefer big cities!
what do you think?
Why dont you come on a journey around Tuscany?
Its a virtual trip, a virtual journey in our local area and in our ways of living at
the beginning of the third millennium
.Are you ready?!?
Three, two, one
Sara Della Vista 2B/L
There arent many things to know about Cerretti, the small village
where I live; and its also very difficult to say if I hate or love it!
Cerretti is a tiny village in the Tuscan country, located between the main street that
connects Santa Maria aMonte with Staffoli. Cerretti has got a meeting place, the little
square, the heart of the village, where theres the Church, the elementary and the
nursery school. In front of the square theres a pizzeria and, not far here,
there re two bars, where we can always see, in the morning and at night, many old
people who spend here all their spare time playing cards and speaking among them. There
are also two greengrocers where many people often go to buy food, newspapers and also all
that we can use for the house. In short, beside some shops and factories, there are only
houses and wide places with olive groves. So, among the young people Im not
the only one who doesnt like Cerretti: a pizzeria and two old bars arent
enough for us, for the youngest. Its very boring to stay there!!!
However I like nature and Cerretti is also a quiet and peaceful village, where nature is
very nice: flowers, butterflies, woods and mushrooms are a typical landscape.
Actually, the origin of the name derives from trees called "Turkey oak" that
were and still nowadays are quite common in this village. Trees look the only good things
Id like to move somewhere else, but maybe there isnt
any place where Id like to go. Im looking for a village where I can have good
time with my friends, where I can find a lot of entertainments, but first Id like to
find some friendly people. Im not very acquainted with the young people living in
and its the main problem. So, I will continue to live there but I
will have to try to make friends with them.
Sara Della Vista 2B/L
I live in Marti, in the centre of Tuscany, Italy. Marti is a
small village. In this village everyone knows everyone else. Marti is situated in the
council of Montopoli Val DArno. The most important event in Marti is
"Martinfiera" is the village fair which takes place the last Saturday of
September. On that day all the village is excited and is full of people. In my opinion
"Martinfiera" is the most interesting fair in the council, even if there is not
a fun fair. The symbol of Marti is a castle and the official colours are red and white.
Very probably the name of Marti derive from Mars.
Luca Catarinicchia 2B/L
Legoli is a small village , between Castelfalfi and Montefoscoli. Legoli
is in the council of Peccioli ; its takes 10 minutes to go to Peccioli. In Legoli
there is only one bar and one shop , it isnt a beautiful village but its a
very quiet Village because there isnt much traffic. When a person comes to Legoli,
he can visit an old church whose name is "tall church". The church is situated
in the highest part of Legoli; when its summer, at night you can see the light of
some cities, for example Pisa, Pontedera and Volterra. Also from the park you can see a
wonderful view of the green hills. Its a beautiful view!!!
Sadouk Awatif 2B/L
I dont like Legoli very much because there arent many shops, cinemas or sports
I prefer living in big cities!!!
Cucigliana, is a very beautiful village, with a lot of green areas but
there arent many shops. We can do a lot of trips in its woods, its very
beautiful to see and hear the animals !! We can also go for a walk in the village;
here we can see a little but very nice church, with a little square with a statue in front
of it. Near the church there is a football ground with a bar and a very nice bowling
alley. Once a year there is a festival called "La Linguaccia" and I m a
waiter, Its great fun!!
At this festival we can dance and eat because there is a restaurant and a
Andrea Bertoncini 2B/L
Hello!!! My name is SERENA and I live in Ponsacco near Pisa. It's big
enough, in fact there are 14.000 inhabitants and it's called "La cittą del
mobile" for its many artisans who work wood.
For us there is a cinema, many bars, a disco, some gyms with a swimming pool and two
stadiums. Young people don't like their village because they always go to a town near
Ponsacco, Pontedera. It's bigger and more beautiful than Ponsacco, there are many
clothes-shops and video games halls. Everybody goes to secondary school here, because in
my village there are only nursery schools and elementary schools! So Ponsacco isn't very
lively in the afternoon and at night!!!
Notwithstanding my village is very important for me because I have grown up here and all
my friends and my relatives live there.
Serena Riccetti 2^BL
SANTA MARIA A MONTE
The village where I live is called S.Maria a Monte and its near
Pisa, one of the most beautiful cities in Italy.
S. Maria a Monte is very small but its lovely, because its a quite and
peaceful village. In fact, it is in the countryside and its very rich in woods and
nature. In this village there are many small shops, especially food,clothes and shoes that
are the most important industrial sector in Tuscany. But, S. Maria a Monte is not very
full of playgrounds and young people havent many places to play-with the exception
of a small sports ground-; they must meet at bars or in the square.
In fact,in my village there is an only one big square called Piazza della Vittoria, where
a statue in the shape of a soldier is situated in memory of the fallen in the Second World
However S. Maria a Monte is lacking in architecture except for some churches, like San
Giovanni Evangelista and Madonna delle Grazie that go back to the 14th century.
In May ,when we celebrate the Beata Dianas day, in the village theres a great
feast and a lovely market with numerous artisan stalls. Besides many people come here to
see the famous "Panieras procession" during which some young men and girls
carry a flowers basket in memory of Beata Dianas miracle.
Elisa Capobianco 2B/L
My town is called s. Maria a Monte and its a small village near
Pisa. I like it because its peaceful and calm and there is no traffic. There are
many places and bars where young people can stay and play together, and there are also
many small shops of food and clothes.in the middle of the town there is the most important
square called Piazza della Vittoria, where there is an important monument dedicated to the
soldiers that, during the second world war were killed to save the country. Finally every
year, in my town is celebrated a particular procession where some girls take a large
basket of flowers. This procession is dedicated to Beata Diana, the patron saint of
S. Maria a Monte.
There are not many things to say about S. Donato, a small village in
the province of Pisa, which has a population of about four thousand people.
In S. Donato there are not many places where to meet, apart from a square, a little square
where you can find a church, a greengrocer's, a baker's, a hair stylist, and two bars
where instead people usually meet. Actually in the two bars , young, and especially old
people, spend some of their spare time talking and joking between friends or playing
In S. Donato, there's also a football ground and a volleyball ground where children go and
play with their friends. Children always find a way of having fun!! For the youngest,
instead, is more difficult. In my village people spend their free time like this.
According to me it's a little bit boring village!!! S. Donato is so tiny that there are
not enough places for young people, there are no pubs, pizzerias, discos or any other
places where young people usually meet.
However S. Donato is quiet, surrounded by nature and from this point of view it's a nice
village. Not far from S. Donato there's the famous river Arno. In 1966 the river burst the
banks and he provoked a terrible flood in Pisa, Florence, in many other little villages
and also in S. Donato. This event remained in the history of my village. From what I've
written, it's easy to understand that I don't love my village so much as the main problem
is that I don't have many friends so for me it's difficult to live there.
Maria Elisa Noviello 2B/L
We live in Cascina, in the province of Pisa. We dont like it very much
because there arent many places to meet our friends. Cascina is an old city and
its called "the furniture city" because it has always had a big production
of furniture. We usually meet in a sports ground in the outskirts, there we play
volleyball and we talk with our friends about music, singers, TV and young peoples
things. In Cascina theres a video-games hall (but we never go there), a library,
some bars, some restaurants and, in the main street, there are some shops.
Comparato Denise, Lo Piccolo Gianni 2BL
P.S. To all the readers of Y2K
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