Unique Al Palatino Garden Restaurant of Kolbe Hotel in Rome, Italy

Old Roman structures can give unexpected labyrinths of rooms and gardens in their internal spaces. Kolbe Hotel is among one of them. As you walk through its front door and cross the lobby, another door opens to a peaceful oasis. A garden with centuries-old olive trees, citrus trees and a manicured lawn that surround Unique…

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Behind the Bright Red Door of Ristorante 1978 in Rome, Italy

There’s a bright red door at Via Zara, 27 that opens to an enchanting room. With just 7 small tables that seat 20 guests at a time, an enogastronomic journey at Ristorante 1978 is one that can’t easily be forgotten.Ring the doorbell and Restaurant Manager Gabriella Forte opens the door welcoming guests inside an elegantly-furnished…

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National Fettuccine Alfredo Day 2019 at Alfredo alla Scrofa

With just three ingredients, freshly-made fettuccine, butter and Parmigiano Reggiano, and with swift movements of amalgamating them, the first Fettuccine Alfredo was made in 1914. Six years later, in 1920, newly-married Hollywood stars Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford dining at Ristorante Alfredo alla Scrofa were served the Fettuccine Alfredo. The combination of soft ribbonlike pasta…

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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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Le Verger des Papes in Chateauneuf-du-Pape, France: Wine Tasting and Dining

Le Verger des Papes stands on a historical position just next to the 14th century castle of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, the summer residence of the popes during the Avignon Papacy. The restaurant has a panoramic terrace shaded with trees where tables are laid outside during the warm months. Overlooking the top of the village, it gives a…

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La Mère Germaine in Chateauneuf-du-Pape, France

Châteauneuf-du-Pape is small village that lies 12 kilometers north of Avignon in southeastern France with just over 2,000 of population. Its popularity is attached to the red wine production of Châteauneuf-du-Pape Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (AOC) and in the medieval period, to the castle that sits above the village that was built for the popes who…

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