Discovering Conversano, a Town of Art and Culture in Puglia, Italy

Conversano, formerly the ancient Cupersanum, was inhabited as early as the Iron Age, the last of the epoch of the protohistory of humanity after the Stone Age and Bronze Age, when the Peucetians founded Norba. Later on, in the 6th century, it flourished into a trading town with strong influence from the neighboring Greek colonies.…

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Il Podere di Marfisa of Tuscia in 3 Angles: Wellness Hotel, Restaurant and Wine

You tend not to count the minutes when you travel in the countryside between Rome and Viterbo for two hours. Like in all parts of Italy, the panorama is pulchritudinous, especially when you pass by Lake Bolsena. Olive orchards, vineyards and in summer, fields of colorful wildflowers.It’s an enthralling view that reaches its finest when…

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Dimora Ulmo Ristorante in Matera: Cuisine and Art in a Paleolithic Setting

In the labyrinth of alleys that lead to unexpected turns amidst ancient stone houses and cave dwellings dating back from the Paleolithic or better known as Old Stone Age, you arrive to the 18th-century Palazzo Torraca (Torraca Palace) where Dimora Ulmo Ristorante is settled in. It is an elegant building previously owned by the Ulmo…

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Four Hands Dinner with Host Restaurant and Cannolicchio Osteria di Mare

In celebration of the arrival of spring, Chef Alessandro Capponi of Host Restaurant in Fiumicino and Chef Luca Baldacci of Cannolicchio Osteria di Mare in Rome prepared a full four hands seafood dinner accompanied with the wines of Omina Romana at Host Restaurant on 30 April 2019. Both chefs with their own kitchen brigades filled…

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Il Margutta of Rome, 40 Years of Experience in Vegetarian Culture

It was in the year 1979 when Claudio Vannini conceptualized Il Margutta in Rome. Starting from a small restaurant specializing in macrobiotics, a diet that balances the yin and yang elements of food based on the philosophy of Zen Buddhism, it quickly evolved into the vegetarian culture. Being centrally located in the good part of…

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Surprising Gourmet Kitchen at La Fornarina Restaurant in Tivoli, Italy

You can easily understand chefs when their passion overwhelms them. They have an infectious enthusiasm that they transmit through their impeccable dishes. Perfect little details, rich combinations of colors, exploration on novel integration of flavors, playing with consistencies. The kitchen of La Fornarina has the unexpected side that Chef Simone Mancini reveals with his stimulating…

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Reviving Garum at An Ancient Roman Themed Eight-Hands Dinner

Archeo Gourmet is an ancient Roman themed dinner that took place on the 20th of March, 2019 in Monte Due Torri Gourmet with the joint efforts of three chefs and a researcher specializing in different fields. Josè Amici, Chef Patron of Monte Due Torri Gourmet, the host restaurant, along with Chef Fabrizia Ventura, chef designer…

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Sala della Comitissa in Civita Castellana: Destination Restaurant Outside Rome

There are countless reasons why Sala della Comitissa Ristorante should be your next destination for that kind of dining experience that you only aspire to have. It’s located in a historical building from the 16th century with a network of rooms, a big underground wine cellar where hundreds of wine bottles are waiting to be…

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Savoring the Historical Tuscan Dishes at Ristorante Baghino in Prato, Italy

Ristorante Baghino is one of Prato’s historical restaurants that showcases the excellent culinary tradition of Prato. It was opened almost 150 years ago by the Pacetti family and it is currently managed by sisters Silvia and Guia, daughters of Franco Pacetti. Located at the heart of Prato center, the spacious restaurant maintains a charming old…

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La Locanda del Profeta in Naples: Tasting the Stories of Simone Profeta

Naples may be about pizza but it’s also about unforgettable dishes of antipasto, pasta and main courses. Being along the coast, it’s also about the Mediterranean diet, an abundance of fish, vegetables, fruits, as well as meat. Without a doubt, the city has one of the best cuisines in Italy. Ask any Neapolitan about it…

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Local Cuisine at its Best: Ristorante Sora Maria & Arcangelo in Olevano Romano, Italy

At Ristorante Sora Maria e Arcangelo, the story of the kitchen evolves from the time it was opened in 1950 by Maria and her husband Arcangelo to their son Primo’s turn and now at present, with their grandson, Giovanni Milana who took control of the kitchen at the age of 22. The restaurant has a…

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Ristorante Acero Rosso in Vodo di Cadore, Italy: A Typical Mountain Chalet

The Dolomite mountains are just up ahead showcasing a picturesque view of the range of the Cadore mountains, Pelmo, Antelao, Rite and Sasso Lungo from the garden of Ristorante Acero Rosso. At almost 360 degrees, you can enjoy a breathtaking alpine scene right in front of you, just by sitting on the terrace of the…

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The Excellence of Fresh Seafood at Ristorante Meraviglioso in Polignano a Mare, Italy

After seeing the incredible iconic view of the beach of Polignano a Mare when you enter the town, the first thing you will notice is the effervescence of the place. In the warm months, Polignano a Mare is the destination of hordes of people who love the sea, the well-kept historical town, and Apulian gastronomy.…

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Pàlato Cafè & Bistrot in Molfetta, Italy: Three Floors of Pure Magic

The town of Molfetta is an ancient small fishing town in Puglia along the Adriatic Coast with fishbone-shaped alleys lined with houses made with tuff. It is another one of Puglia’s ancient architectural treasures that are frequented for its relaxed small town seaside atmosphere. Just a few steps from its ancient door is the entrance…

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Home-Style Apulian Cuisine at Casa San Giacomo in Ostuni, Italy

Ostuni, La Città Bianca (The White City), is one of the most popular summer holiday places in Italy because of its proximity to the Adriatic Coast. Established around 1000 B.C. by the Messapians, a lapygian tribe in the Classic Antiquity period, it has a characteristic antique architecture of whitewashed stone houses with weaving alleys. Restaurants…

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