The smallest restaurant in the world “Solo per Due” (Just for Two) is located in Vacone, in the province of Rieti, in a small and charming village located 68 kilometers north of Rome.
The structure is set like a precious stone in a fascinating and glamorous context, which dates back to the last century. The restaurant has only one table available. It is designed for only two people who want to relive the ancient traditions of Sabine cuisine.
The menu is drawn up and agreed with the guests and everything is studied in detail.
The „castagno dei cento cavalli“ (hundred horse chestnut tree) is a hymn to the power of nature. It is a majestic tree surrounded by stories, legends, magic. It is the only one of its oldest and largest species in the world and therefore included in the Guinness World Record list.
It is located in Sant’Alfio, on the eastern side of Etna in Sicily. Although there is no precise dating, according to experts it is between two thousand and four thousand years old.
Founded in 1088, the University of Bologna is the oldest in the world.
The first studies centered on law, later added logic, astronomy, medicine, philosophy, arithmetic, rhetoric, grammar and then theology, Greek and Hebrew.
The university’s fame made Bologna a destination for distinguished guests and scholars.
In Italy there are 13 other universities that are over 500 years old.
5. PASTA MY LOVE
There are over 300 types of pasta consumed in Italy. They are divided into dry and fresh pasta, short, fine, smooth and striped.
The countless varieties are distinguished by type of dough, size, surface and the possible presence of the filling.
It is a variety that testifies to the immense wealth of the Italian culinary heritage, able to combine history and innovation, tradition and creativity of one of the most loved and appreciated products in the world.
Some of them are produced only regionally. Others, despite being produced throughout Italy, are known by a different name from region to region.
The shape is not just the fruit of the imagination. The different formats are a matter of taste. The choice is also linked to the consistency and seasoning with which the pasta will be consumed.
When you see it on the shelves of the shops you think immediately: “It’s Christmas now!”
Without it, it’s not Christmas at all in Italy! We are talking about the typical dessert of the Christmas holidays that accompanies every family, every dinner, every toast of good luck. The undisputed king of Christmas parties, il Panettone!
THE PANETTONE BETWEEN HISTORY AND LEGEND
Together with Pandoro (its version without candied fruits), Panettone is the symbol of Christmas in Italy.
Its origin is shrouded in different stories and legends. Read More