Trento and the commemoration of Saint Vigilio


November 28th, 2014

Every year the town of Trento (Trentino region, close to the National border with Austria) celebrates its patron Saint Vigilio on the 26th of June. At this time of the year the town gets transformed and it seems like it takes you back in time to the mediaeval era. Strolling in the streets of the... View Article

“Gnocco fritto” a recipe from Romagna


November 24th, 2014

This is Andrea from Romagna region talking about a culinary specialty and a small gem, the village of Bertinoro. “I love “gnocco fritto” (a fried dumpling). It has the same shape of a typical piadina from Emilia-Romagna but the dough is fried. I love enjoying my “gnocco fritto” in a small village on the gentle... View Article

Autumn in Trentino


November 22nd, 2014

Autumn in Trentino: a weekend in September My friend from Trentino Noemi answers my question “What is your favourite country festival of your region?” My favourite country festival (sagra) is “Autumn in Trentino”, a weekend that celebrates good food and wine from the region and happens every year around the 20th of September and it... View Article

Andrea and his Cesena


November 17th, 2014

From the words of my friend Andrea, he shares with us the treasures of his region. “In Cesena you can find the Majestic Malatestiana Library, a monastic library from the fifteenth century, at the present day included in the UNESCO Memory of the World. It is the first civic library of Italy and Europe. The... View Article

Traditional Italian sugar almonds for celebrations


November 2nd, 2014

I got married in Mauritius in October this year and at dinner on the wedding day my dad proudly showed up with a confection of Pelino confetti (sugar almonds), the well known candies from Abruzzo, the region where my family and I come from. I love him for taking care of me, always reminding me... View Article