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In the pictures don Massimiliano Gori, parish priest in San Casciano.

That, despite the Coronavirus pandemic, on Monday 13 April, on Easter Monday, at the end of the liturgies of Holy Week, provided for a historical tradition in many Chianti countries.

At the end of the Holy Mass, in fact, he went out alone, out of the churchyard, for the blessing of the campaign.

A ritual with an ancient tradition: it dates back to when parish priests in “small processions” made “rogations”, in front of a cross or a tabernacle.

And facing the countryside, they imparted the blessing for the protection of man in the work of the fields, to preserve the crop from disease, hail, drought and various calamities.