Chasing Boars and Boar Hunters in Chianti is the subtitle to the new powerful book by Dario Castagno entitled 'District 9 of Chianti'.
It is another beautiful voyage into the heart of Chianti by Dario in both English and Italian and is an elegant coffee table hard back edition dedicated to wild boar hunting in Chianti.
Dario's words are accompanied by 200 pictures taken by acclaimed international photographer Fionn McCann.
"Canizza a fermo!." he announced enthusiastically. I didn't know what to say since I hadn't yet mastered the colloquiail jargon of the hunters.
I glanced at him with a vacant look, not daring to say a word; I had no idea whether canizza a fermo was a welcome greeting, whether he was telling me a wild boar was charging at me from behind.
(I later learned it meant that the dogs had surrounded a prey and were barking frenetically).
Trombe stared at me for a few moments; seeing this flaxen-haired fellow with his miltary garb and blond Bolshevik style moustache, I suddenly had a wild idea that he might be a KGB spy.
Maybe canizza a fermo was a coded password to which I was meant to respond with a phrase like "The cat in the hat lies out flat," after which he would pass me an envelope containing top secret microfilms.
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