The term "Relais" indicated in ancient times a post office where to stop to refuel the horses during the long trips between one village and another.
Often there was also a tavern or a tavern in these places, where travelers could eat something, quench their thirst or stay for the night.
Today with Relais we mean suggestive old residences where the reception is of a family character ...
If you want to take a trip that is not just a journey but an authentic and unrepeatable experience ...
If you think that there is nothing better than returning home after a long and exhausting day, lie down on a newly redone bed, enjoy a dinner at home and then maybe relax on the couch to see your favorite movie ...
If you want to feel at home even when you are traveling ... This is what we will offer you!
We will welcome you in our house and in our village as you welcome an old friend.
Get to know the locals and make memorable experiences and new friends along the way ...
Because you can be thousands of miles away from home and yet feel at home!
It tells the story that Seric by Canterbury, nicknamed "The Serious" in the Anglo-Saxon countries, (950 ca - 28 October 994) was ordered and educated at the Glastonbury Abbey in Somerset.
Before becoming archbishop of Canterbury, in 990, he was named Abbot of the Abbey of St. Augustine, in Canterbury, and then bishop of Ramsbury and Sonning.
Having obtained the archbishopric's nomination, in 990, Sigerico wanted to go personally to Rome to pick up the Pallium, symbol of his new dignity, directly from the hands of the then Pope John XV. Perhaps at the suggestion of the pontiff, Sigerico wanted to note, for his return trip to Canterbury, all the stages that he through ', and this personal chronicle, today reached us, gives us the oldest account of the ancient pilgrimage route. to Rome
which will later become famous as Via Francigena.
Little or nothing we know instead of his outward journey ...
Legend has it that during the outward journey, once arrived in Tuscany, because of the marshes and swamps that infested the area, he stopped in a shabby inn where a local peasant refuged it with what he had put in table for your family:
a soup made with the poor ingredients of the earth ...
So was the Osteria Il Sigillo an old inn, where the Pilgrims stopped on their journey to Rome?
It is not known, but among the dishes offered by the Osteria stands out the Etruscan soup ... which recalls in the name the origins of those places, ancient Etruscan possessions, and in the flavors the tradition of Tuscany on the table, suggesting the memory of that travel…
The name "Il Sigillo" represents a memory.
It is the memory of the wax seal with the intertwined initials with which we Letizia and Raffaele sealed the invitations to our wedding and represents that commitment of love and devotion, of loyalty and of the spirit of sacrifice that pervades us in life daily and in our work.
And it is also the memory of our roots, of the history of the place and of those who have accompanied us to here.
But it will also be a memory for our daughter, the symbol of belonging, of a bond that does not break.
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