"My father put a large oak log on the fire; rinsed the glasses with wine; tipped out the last drops; and poured the wine slowly, so that it would not foam up"...
The name Ciocco (Log) comes from Giovanni Pascoli's poem "the Log" 1903.
The country villa of the Cardosi-Carrara family, situated at Ai Caproni in Castelvecchio Pascoli, a stone through away from Il Ciocco, is the place Giovanni Pascoli chose as his residence in 1895 and where he spent the most peaceful years of his life. The house's structure, furniture and layout remains the same today as it was at the time of his death on April 6, 1912 in Bologna. It was later declared a national monument.
For more information on Casa Pascoli: www.fondazionepascoli.it