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A space dedicated to the Made in Italy, full of recipes, tradition, cultures and curiosities. Enjoy all the secrets of the marvellous Italian food and wine world.

The secret place where to admire the “Cupolone”

Non stiamo parlando di una cupola qualsiasi, bensì del tetto di Roma: la cupola di San Pietro. Com’è noto, porta la firma di Michelangelo, che nel 1546 ridisegnò il progetto precedente e, già settantenne, diresse i lavori fino alla sua morte. La realizzazione dell’opera fu conclusa nel 1590 da Giacomo Della Porta e Domenico Fontana. La cupola di San Pietro è una delle più vaste coperture in muratura mai realizzate, nonché simbolo di Roma (insieme al Colosseo, ovviamente!).

 

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Do you only have 15 minutes? Try the delicious zucchini frittata.

The frittata, a typical dish of Italian cuisine, was born as a poor preparation that was mainly consumed by the working classes. È un alimento completo a base di uova leggermente sbattute e insaporite con ingredienti a piacere. È una delle preparazioni più antiche e diffuse della storia.

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Two Italian grandmas’ recipes to face winter.

In Italy, if you say winter it means comfort food. Everybody knows that in Italy comfort food means grandmas’ courses! They are jealously saved, handed down from generation to generation, prepared respecting traditions and with a lot of love. The first two secret ingredients? Deftness and patience. Thanks to them, grandmas’ courses – like meat sauce, chocolate cake, handed rolled out pasta ...

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How to deal the cold Italian giorni della merla?

It’s really cold in Italy!
The reason why is: “giorni della merla”, the coldest days of the year! It’s an ancient legend rooted in the heart of young and old. Its main characters are a white blackbirds’ family who is arrived in town at the end of summer. It found refuge on a high tree in Porta Nuova district. Its life was happy and safe until the last three days of January, when cold, ice and snow storms came.

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The Roman fried food recipe

Italy is full of centenary gastronomic traditions.
And even more, among old recipes, unforgettable memories and its indisputable beauties stand out holidays’ recipes. Christmas, Easter and Carnival: every occasion, in Italy, is good to set the table and celebrate the joys of life and palate. Among the most popular recipes, however, the first place goes to Christmas.