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Maremma Box: Le Logge

During the Middle Ages, wayfarers who stopped at Tuscan inns were offered wine and cookies, called “cavallucci” precisely because the patrons led horse-drawn stagecoaches. It is from this custom handed down over the centuries, as the owner explains, that Cavallucci delle Logge was born, a cookie factory that produces various types of typical Tuscan cookies and faithfully represents the Sienese confectionery tradition.

We are in Massa marittima, a town with a remarkable artistic footprint that has always been linked to Siena since the 1200s, despite now being part of the province of Grosseto.¬† In the main square, the monuments give beautiful perspectives from whatever angle you find yourself, but the best spot is right under the loggias, where Massa marittima’s historic cafeteria is located. It is exactly from here that the adventure of the cookie factory, whose workshop is located just outside the city’s medieval walls, began.

Walnuts, candied fruit and spices are the main ingredients for making cavallucci, which still turn out to be the most popular cookies among locals and visitors, bringing back to the present distant stories of wayfarers who moved from one part of Tuscany to the other, in search of these goodies…