The Brigantino's Stories

This is our diary. We love to share curious facts about the island of Elba, its traditions and its (and therefore our) recipes. Here you will find tales, photographs and videos about the island.


Silvia, Italo and Elisa.


Elba's Christmas cake: Schiacciunta

Do you know about the cake that is a central part of the Christmas celebrations in homes on Elba? It is called schiacciunta and originates from Poggio, one of Elba's highest villages, above Marciana Marina.
It seems that this cake was influenced by the charcoal burners and woodcutters who used to come to Elba during the felling season.

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