As Christmas is drawing near, it’s the best time to share some exquisite traditional Italian food pastries that’re only being produced and consumed exclusively during the holiday season.
Every region has its traditional Christmas Eve meal that is of course consumed at dinner, for instance, the “Anollini” in Emilia Romagna, precisely in the areas of Parma and Piacenza. Anollini is a fresh egged pasta, stuffed with ground over cooked beef, vegetables and parmesan cheese. Best serve on a hot capon broth.
Another example is the Ravioli Genovese in Liguria, fresh pasta stuffed with ground beef and cow sweetbreads, eggs, herbs, breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese. Every Christmas Eve meal differs from one area to another.
Although it can be found all year through autumn also can be defined as the mushrooms season in Italy.
With rains begins to frequently fall at the end of summer and autumn starts knocking at the door; it is also the perfect time for mushrooms to abundantly grow in the forests, woods, and bushes of the Italian Peninsula.
Huge varieties grows in the country but not all are edible, although some are used for culinary purposes, a great number are toxic or hallucinogen.
Before the summer season ends, let me give you another series of beaches that you might want to check out in case you’ll be traveling to Italy in the next summer season.
Aside from numerous gorgeous beautiful women and extraordinary gentlemen, amazing landscapes and fascinating culture, Italy also offers exceptionally stunning beaches that become alive and crowded during the hot season.
On this second series of beaches in Italy, it will be places that I spend time researching and some of these beaches; I have already visited myself.
There is one aspect in the tradition of Italy that is as well present in the traditions of other European countries. And that is bread; a great Italian tradition.
In Italy, there’s an old saying that goes, bread should always be present on every meal, and it’s just the way it is. There are unfailingly, slices, sometimes whole, or cracked and toasted, and even salted bread idle by the side of the dining table.
There is a yearly consumption of 66 kgs of bread per capita, putting Italy in the fourth largest consumer of bread in Europe. And it is also a business venture with a huge profit margin.
Seismic activities have been hitting the center north of Italy
Series seismic activities have been hitting the center north of Italy, leaving devastation and creating fear and preoccupation in the minds of the people living in the epicenters' proximity.
The exact area of the seismic activities is in the Region of Emilia Romagna. The epicenter is in the town of Mantova, just 40 km or more from where this article is being written.
The first of these series of tremors started last May 20 the epicenter was a little to the east approximately 50 km from Mantova; it was 09:00 AM was at work having a cup of coffee, when suddenly the ground shook and sounds of cracking walls reverberates through space.
Italy is not just Rome, Milan, Venice or Florence, there are a lot more cities less famous but yet outstanding in their own way. Major cities like Naples, Turin or Padua is just a small percentage of Italy.
Here, you will discover smaller cities yet rich in cultural heritage are scattered throughout the Italian Republic.
This website is about and dedicated to the least famous cities that everyone should know about.
Because of the Apennines, mountain ranges of 1,300 km present in the Italian peninsula, a large number of hill towns have been developed throughout the centuries. Towns like Civita di Bagnareggio in the Lazio region, Orvieto in Umbria, Cortona and San Gemignano in Tuscany is really worth visiting.
With a coastline of about 7,458 km including that of its islands, the Italian peninsula has a huge number of sandy shores. TripAdvisor.it has come up with the top 10 beaches in Italy. These beaches stand out from the rest because of their beauty and varied forms.
1. The first in the ranking is a beautiful beach in Sicily, called the San Vito lo Capo, in the province of Trapani. With crystal-clear water and smooth white sand, this place was voted top notch in Italy and the 8th in the entire Europe.
2. In the second place is the little town of Villasimius, in the province of Cagliari, in the island of Sardinia. It has a small population of 3.365 but has been dwelt since the ancient times, this has been proven by archeological findings like the Nuraghi a ziggurat like structure that dates back from XIX -VI century BC, and also Roman ruins dating from III century BC to VI century AD.