"Where are you from?" - "I’m from Italy. Florence!" - "Ah!
Tuscany. Beautiful place!" This is always the exclamation
that someone makes whenever they ask me where I live. Tuscany is really a wonderful region and not just because its capital is Florence, but for its culture, its people with the cute accent and for its characteristic hills.
It seems that the Mazzuoli and the Bacci (my mother's family name) have their roots in Tuscany for at least a couple of centuries and always in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, a small town on the hills of Florence. My grandfather on my mother’s side of the family built bicycles and he even had a bicycle racing team while Lisandro Mazzuoli undertook the art of watchmaker under the Pistelli family who was known during the middle of the 1700s for the construction of tower clocks and long case clocks.