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THE ONION FESTIVAL. WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT? UMBRIA ALSO CELEBRATES THE EXISTENCE OF THE VEGETABLE!

posted by Home In Italy on August 10th, 2016

Cannara, a beautiful medieval village in the province of Perugia, in Umbria, organizes in September a big party dedicated to onions. It is a traditional gourmet at the end of the summer, named: ‘Festa della cipollo di Cannara’! Now already celebrating its 36th edition, which became a national reference which reaches 230 thousand visitors every year.

The amazing quality of the food available in each of the five stands every day during the festival, provide hundreds of meals. Dishes whose recipes date back to 1500, as old as the binding of the onion of Cannara. Growing onions is an integral part of the history of the country in the province of Perugia.
There is already a trace of this in the lecture of 1500, while in the nineteenth century advanced techniques were used to improve the quality and production which at the end of the last century has exceeded 80 percent of the total in the region. Cannara is one of the places where the onion is still cultivated using the traditional methods, which have little to do with the intensive mass production, significant binding the people in Umbria, and considered the main source of survival for centuries.
The event is scheduled for the 31st of August 2016 and will close on September 11th (on the 5th of September there will be no events).
In addition to the excellent dishes with and without onions, this festival also offers exhibitions and artistic events which will culminate with the celebration of the patron saint, San Matteo, 21st of September.

The village of only four thousand inhabitants offers visitors a valuable museum where you can admire intact ancient mosaics, remains and archaeological findings. The museum will remain open to public during the festival until late in the evening.
Cannara retains a number of aspects from the Franciscan period. It is in this village that St. Francis of Assisi conceived the third Franciscan order and the famous ‘Predica agli uccelli’ well portrayed by Benozzo Gozzoli.

A FROZEN EVENT AT VISSANI RESTAURANT

posted by Home In Italy on August 2nd, 2016

When: August 14, 2016 at 20.00

Where: Casa Vissani restaurant

Enjoy a gourmet experience in a casual way: together with the well known excellence of the Vissani cuisine, the night will be colored by many attractions: Showcooking, Open Bar, Live Music.

Menu

Welcome with Bubbles!

(selection of national Prosecco wines, Beers and welcome drinks)

The Boss of the land

(Buffet dedicated to a selection uncommon vegetables and more)

Farm on the table

(Buffet with a selections of regional cold cuts)

For more info: http://casavissani.it

Neapolitan pizza, a UNESCO heritage

posted by Home In Italy on March 15th, 2016

The petition in support of the Neapolitan pizza makers as UNESCO intangible heritage has reached one million signatures all around the world.

Already enrolled in the Guinness World Records for having won the official world record for the length of 1595.45 meters pizza at Expo 2015, Italy now points to UNESCO. Well yes; Italy claims paternity of the Neapolitan pizza and sends one million and 38 thousand signatures to the UNESCO world headquarters in Paris, after having received support from some cultural and social institutions around the world from London to New York, from Buenos Aires from Sao Paulo to Las Vegas to Japan and Australia. The passion for pizza sees the Americans as the largest consumers of pizza with 13 kg each and Italians at the head of the European ranking followed by the Spanish, the French, the Germans, the British, the Belgians, the Portuguese and by the Austrians.

Neapolitan pizza, was officially recognized as a traditional specialty guaranteed by the European Union, but food piracy and misappropriation of identity, very common for Italian food, pushed the trade associations to reach an international recognition. Every day in Italy are served around 5 million of pizzas for a total of a billion and a half in a year in the 63 thousand pizzerias around the country. It is not a coincidence that today 39 percent of Italians believe that the pizza is the Italian culinary symbol and that pizza is the most known Italian word abroad with 8 percent, followed by cappuccino (7 per percent), spaghetti (7 percent) and from the espresso (6 percent).

Historical Coffee Houses in Venice

posted by Home In Italy on December 15th, 2015

When talking about historical coffee houses, you cannot help but mentioning Venice. It is in the lagoon city that the coffee tradition was born thanks to its location and the trade relations with the Arab world. The real explosion of the phenomenon “coffee house” takes place in the 1700, with the launch of numerous clubs. Among them, the most famous and the oldest one is definitely the caffé Florian, which is still the symbol of the city. A tour among the best known historical Venetian coffee houses starts here, right under the arcades of the Procuratie Nuove in St. Mark’s Square.

Caffè Florian was founded in 1720 opened under the name “Alla Venezia Trionfante” (Venice the Triumphant). Since the beginning, this elegant building was characterized by its exclusive products and acquaintances: it was the place where politicians and intellectuals met (such as Carlo Goldoni and Casanova and, more recently, Gabriele d’Annunzio).
Today, the Caffé Florian still maintains the charm of the times it lived. With its architecture, the result of restoration and reconstruction, and the richly decorated interiors, the caffè is an important cultural center and, at the same time, a perfect place to enjoy an espresso a few steps from the Grand Canal.

Always in St. Mark square, there is another historic café; after Stendhal, Lord Byron, Alexandre Dumas, Wagner, Marcel Proust, even today, the Gran Caffe Quadri is the favorite place for actors and directors attending the Venice Film Festival in Venice, including Woody Allen.

More recent, but equally fascinating, the history of Harry’s Bar begins in 1931. Built from an old warehouse next to St. Mark square, in this place spent time intellectuals, artists and writers such as Arturo Toscanini, Guglielmo Marconi, Charlie Chaplin, Orson Welles and Peggy Guggenheim.

In the Lido area, finally, is the Lion’s bar, designed in 1925 to offer visitors and tourists a shining example of the Art Deco.