Friday, July 24, 2015

Siena, A Step back to Medieval Tuscany.

Siena is likely Italy's loveliest medieval city, and a trip worth making even if you are in Tuscany for just a few days.
Siena's heart is its central piazza known as Il Campo, known worldwide for the famous Palio run here, a horse race run around the piazza two times every summer. Movie audiences worldwide can see Siena and the Palio in the James Bond movie, Quantum of Solace.
Siena is said to have been founded by Senius, son of Remus, one of the two legendary founders of Rome thus Siena's emblem is the she-wolf who suckled Remus and Romulus - you'll find many statues throughout the city.
The city sits over three hills with its heart the huge piazza del Campo, where the Roman forum used to be. Rebuilt during the rule of the Council of Nine, a quasi-democratic group from 1287 to 1355, the nine sections of the fan-like brick pavement of the piazza represent the council and symbolizes the Madonna's cloak which shelters Siena.
siena

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Calabria seems to have been created by a capricious God who, after creating different worlds, he is amused to mix them together.

Calabria is a region of southern Italy with capital Catanzaro.
It bordered to the north with Basilicata and south-west arm of the sea separates Sicily and is bathed in the east by the Ionian Sea and to the west by the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Calabria is the toe of the boot, the extreme south of Italy. Lapped by the beautiful waters of the Ionian Sea and the Tyrrhenian Sea is separated from Sicily by the Strait of Messina.
The warm climate, the beautiful colors of the sea, rocky coasts alternated to sandy beaches, its wild and mysterious, intense flavors and authentic local cuisine and the testimonies of its ancient origins make Calabria a unique place to admire both in winter and in summer.
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Friday, July 10, 2015

Italy Photo Gallery: Top 10 most popular articles in June 2015.

1.- Almond milk.
Almond milk.
Ingredienti: per 4 persone 1 lb sweet almonds, peeled 1 ¾ oz bitter almonds, peeled 3 ½ oz sugar 10 cups water Almond milk is commonly found in Sicily where it is drunk very cold in the Spring and around Easter time. It was likely to have been invented in a Sicilian monastery and then spread across the island as a drink that was refreshing and full of energy. Almonds
2.- Tiramisu: The Authentic Recipe.
Tiramisu: The Authentic Recipe.
Tiramisù, "a piece of heaven in your mouth" is the Official Dish of the IDIC (International day of Italian Cuisines) 2013, a worldwide celebration of authentic and quality Italian Cuisine. The IDIC 2013 official dish is TIRAMISÙ, undoubtedly the most widely known dolce italiano in the world Ingredients for 10 people 220 gr Egg100 gr Sugar500 gr Mascarpone80 gr Marsala wine50 gr

Monday, June 8, 2015

Italy Photo Gallery: Top 10 most popular articles in May 2015.

1.- Almond milk.
Almond milk.
Ingredienti: per 4 persone 1 lb sweet almonds, peeled 1 ¾ oz bitter almonds, peeled 3 ½ oz sugar 10 cups water Almond milk is commonly found in Sicily where it is drunk very cold in the Spring and around Easter time. It was likely to have been invented in a Sicilian monastery and then spread across the island as a drink that was refreshing and full of energy. Almonds
2.- Tiramisu: The Authentic Recipe.
Tiramisu: The Authentic Recipe.
Tiramisù, "a piece of heaven in your mouth" is the Official Dish of the IDIC (International day of Italian Cuisines) 2013, a worldwide celebration of authentic and quality Italian Cuisine. The IDIC 2013 official dish is TIRAMISÙ, undoubtedly the most widely known dolce italiano in the world Ingredients for 10 people 220 gr Egg100 gr Sugar500 gr Mascarpone80 gr Marsala wine50 gr

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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Italy Photo Gallery: Top 10 most popular articles in Aprile 2015.

1.- Almond milk.
Almond milk.
Ingredienti: per 4 persone 1 lb sweet almonds, peeled 1 ¾ oz bitter almonds, peeled 3 ½ oz sugar 10 cups water Almond milk is commonly found in Sicily where it is drunk very cold in the Spring and around Easter time. It was likely to have been invented in a Sicilian monastery and then spread across the island as a drink that was refreshing and full of energy. Almonds
2.- Tiramisu: The Authentic Recipe.
Tiramisu: The Authentic Recipe.
Tiramisù, "a piece of heaven in your mouth" is the Official Dish of the IDIC (International day of Italian Cuisines) 2013, a worldwide celebration of authentic and quality Italian Cuisine. The IDIC 2013 official dish is TIRAMISÙ, undoubtedly the most widely known dolce italiano in the world Ingredients for 10 people 220 gr Egg100 gr Sugar500 gr Mascarpone80 gr Marsala wine50 gr

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Almond milk.

Ingredienti: per 4 persone

1 lb sweet almonds, peeled
1 ¾ oz bitter almonds, peeled
3 ½ oz sugar
10 cups water

Almond milk is commonly found in Sicily where it is drunk very cold in the Spring and around Easter time. It was likely to have been invented in a Sicilian monastery and then spread across the island as a drink that was refreshing and full of energy.

Almonds were introduced to Sicily more than 2,000 years ago by the Phoenicians who brought them directly from Asia. At the time, almonds were eaten as fruit to be used as medicine or in dessert recipes. It wasn’t until the Arabs arrived in Sicily that almonds became the foundation of Sicilian pastries.

The Arabs taught the Sicilians to mix almonds with eggs and honey to make a base for many sweets and pastries. It should come as no surprise that almonds have been grown across the island for centuries. Up until a hundred years ago, the province of Agrigento was the biggest almond producer in the world. Nowadays, if you visit Siracusa in early spring, you will be surrounded by rosy white clouds of almond trees in bloom.

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Tiramisu: The Authentic Recipe.

Tiramisù, "a piece of heaven in your mouth" is the Official Dish of the IDIC (International day of Italian Cuisines) 2013, a worldwide celebration of authentic and quality Italian Cuisine. The IDIC 2013 official dish is TIRAMISÙ, undoubtedly the most widely known dolce italiano in the world

Ingredients for 10 people

220 gr Egg
100 gr Sugar
500 gr Mascarpone
80 gr Marsala wine
50 gr Coffee
Salt
Cocoa
Savoiardi (similar to but larger 15/16 than Ladyfingers)
tiramisú

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Italy Photo Gallery: Top 10 most popular articles in March 2015.

1.- The Rewards of Walking the Cinque Terre.
The Rewards of Walking the Cinque Terre.
I hiked the Cinque Terre. Yes I did. Ok, not all of it – one pathway is impassable due to a landslide in 2011, but I walked as much as I could. I climbed up a plethora of stairs, rocks, and all for what? All to see the 5 stunning villages of the Cinque Terre; Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarolo, and Riomaggiore! My mind can convince my body of anything and everything. Such as – No, you don

Friday, March 6, 2015

Italy Photo Gallery: Top 10 most popular articles in February 2015.

1.- The Rewards of Walking the Cinque Terre.

The Rewards of Walking the Cinque Terre.

I hiked the Cinque Terre. Yes I did. Ok, not all of it – one pathway is impassable due to a landslide in 2011, but I walked as much as I could. I climbed up a plethora of stairs, rocks, and all for what? All to see the 5 stunning villages of the Cinque Terre; Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarolo, and Riomaggiore! My mind can convince my body of anything and everything. Such as – No, you don

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Monday, February 16, 2015

The Rewards of Walking the Cinque Terre.

I hiked the Cinque Terre. Yes I did. Ok, not all of it – one pathway is impassable due to a landslide in 2011, but I walked as much as I could. I climbed up a plethora of stairs, rocks, and all for what? All to see the 5 stunning villages of the Cinque Terre; Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarolo, and Riomaggiore!

My mind can convince my body of anything and everything. Such as – No, you don’t need to buy the Cinque Terre train card – we’ll hike it all – no problem. Now, I love a good hike – I grew up outdoors, and hiking is a great way to explore. But I highly dislike stairs. I don’t get on the stairmaster in a gym for a reason. Stairs are tedious – they hurt my legs, my butt, and every other part of me with each and every step. Worse – I hate uneven stairs; I cannot manage to sustain a moderated pace. Every step is different. And without railings – THE Worst.

cinqueterre_vernazza

Friday, February 6, 2015

Italy Photo Gallery: Top 10 most popular articles in January 2015.


1.- Procida archaic beauty always wonderfully the same.
Procida archaic beauty always wonderfully the same.
The common destiny of the islands, Lesser. Whatever language you speak, wherever we gowns and from wherever they start, one street will be that to get here. L 'have a unique route, one and only one perspective, a sort of a straight line, like that every day from Naples or Pozzuoli draw the ferry to Procida. And so they become places become memories that are relived every time with this slow

Friday, January 9, 2015

Italy Photo Gallery: Top 10 most popular articles in December 2014.

1.- Procida archaic beauty always wonderfully the same.

Procida archaic beauty always wonderfully the same.

The common destiny of the islands, Lesser. Whatever language you speak, wherever we gowns and from wherever they start, one street will be that to get here. L 'have a unique route, one and only one perspective, a sort of a straight line, like that every day from Naples or Pozzuoli draw the ferry to Procida. And so they become places become memories that are relived every time with this slow

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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Italy Photo Gallery: Top 10 most popular articles in Settembre 2014.

1.- Procida archaic beauty always wonderfully the same.

Procida archaic beauty always wonderfully the same.

The common destiny of the islands, Lesser. Whatever language you speak, wherever we gowns and from wherever they start, one street will be that to get here. L 'have a unique route, one and only one perspective, a sort of a straight line, like that every day from Naples or Pozzuoli draw the ferry to Procida. And so they become places become memories that are relived every time with this slow

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Procida archaic beauty always wonderfully the same.

The common destiny of the islands, Lesser. Whatever language you speak, wherever we gowns and from wherever they start, one street will be that to get here. L 'have a unique route, one and only one perspective, a sort of a straight line, like that every day from Naples or Pozzuoli draw the ferry to Procida.

And so they become places become memories that are relived every time with this slow approach the coast, with the gray shapes on the horizon beginning to color, the more detailed design of the houses, the smell of the salt air of the peaks on the pier when launched will tend to lower the bridge.

procida panorama Piazzetta

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