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Tuscany: A butcher shop for longer then our country’s been a country.

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Antica Macelleria Falorni, Greve in Chianti, Tuscany

If you’re a vegetarian you may want to turn back and skip this post. :-)

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Butcher Shop Entrance

Founded in 1729, the “Antica Macelleria Falorni” is one of Italy’s most famous butcher shops located in the main piazza of Greve in Chianti, Tuscany.

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Bucher at work behind fully stocked shelves.

It was during one of our drive-abouts we stopped to walk among the shops of Greve in Chianti and found Antica Macelleria Falorni.

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At work behind the display case…looks like ribs.

If it hadn’t been for one of our friends on the trip I would have missed this shop as my walking had taken me past it.  Lucky he said something and I walked back to look around and take photos.  I was glad I did.

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The best of cuts — the variety of which is almost over-whelming.

There was so much on display, so many different types, different cuts along with the garlic, peppers and spices hanging it was a bit over-whelming to the senses.

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A ceiling of prosciutto

There was also much history on display in the form of photos and equipment used long ago in their business.  You could easily get a sense of the past and the shops long existence.

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Butcher tools of the trade from years past.

The prices were sobering but perhaps within reason for the finest of meats…

Fillet of Beef, 38+ Euro ($47+) for a potion I couldn’t make out on the photo below, perhaps a KG (2.2 lbs).

Minced Beef (hamburger), 10+ Euro ($13+) for that same portion, perhaps a KG.

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Choice cuts ready for sell – pork and beef

If I could have figured out a way to bring back one of the prosciutto’s I would have — I love Italian prosciutto thin sliced.

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Prime Italian Prosciutto

Yet another “flavor” of  Italy discovered.

I did a little split toning, letting the shadows drift a little into reddish tones, with these photos.  There were naturally lots of reds and reddish reflections anyway so I played upon that somewhat.

8 Comments on Tuscany: A butcher shop for longer then our country’s been a country.

  1. That butcher shop was quite a find! I’m glad you didn’t miss it and am certain you are too. I think your processing on these is right on, with the idea of bringing out the reds. The overall toning down of the saturation works well. You’ve just about got me convinced to bump a visit to Italy up the list!
    Tom Dills recently posted… August 2012 Wallpaper

    • Tom, thanks. As you can tell we had a great time and I enjoyed the photographic opportunities. You’d probably love it in Italy.

  2. That Prosciutto looks wonderful. I think that is normally the most expensive item in our grocery stores here, but a little taste every now and then is a real treat.
    The shop looks well lit, or did you bounce some flash?
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  3. This is awesome and a place I would loved to have spent time wandering through. Now, I’m hungry!
    Monte Stevens recently posted… An Afternoon at Riverbend Ponds

  4. You did a masterful job of presenting the meat shop. The place certainly has character and lots of meat to try and enjoy. Each of the series are very good shots.
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