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Royal Palace of Caserta

From the series “16 Most Fascinating Objects of Unesco in Italy”
Royal Palace in Caserta is the largest building of the 18th century in Europe. That’s why it deserves a lot of touristic and architectural attention. The palace is covering an area of about 245 000 m2. There have placed 1200 rooms. It is unbelievable but the palace was built in 28 years from 1752 until 1780. The wonderful palace is surrounded by a huge park area. On its territory, you can see a lot of nice fountains and sculptures. The park has a great number of rare plants and trees.

As it was many years ago the Royal Palace still adores with the luxurious interiors. The throne hall is decorated with gilding and the main staircase looks like a real masterpiece. The decoration is made in the Empire style. There was used the best marble, precious metals and paints interstice with pieces … Read all

Old Town of Pienza

From the series “16 Most Fascinating Objects of Unesco in Italy”
The smallest town of Tuscany – Pienza – is one of the nicest in this area. Its population is not so big - just 2 000 people. Today it is quite hard to imagine that earlier on this territory was placed a small village. At the beginning of the 15th century Pius PP. II has rebuilt this village in a large town in Renaissance style. In 1459 the town has drastically changed.

Pius PP. II was born there and did his best for converting the village into a luxurious town. Pienza was the first European town which was built according to the accurate plan. Later all cities were built in such way. There were saved the Medieval buildings, today they are of a great value. In the centre of the historical area has placed a wonderful conciliar Church and several marvellous palaces.

The town isn’t … Read all
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Cuisine and restaurants of Italy

Rome
Besides traditional dishes of Italian cuisine that are available in any city of the country, gourmets will find many interesting specialties in Rome. Carciofo Alla Romana is a very popular vegetable dish that contains artichokes boiled in a special marinade. The marinade is made of high-quality olive oil, water, and white wine. During the cooking process, the alcohol vaporizes from the marinade, leaving a distinct and unforgettable aroma of white wine. The unusual dish is available even in fine … Read more
Florence
In order to feel the true magnificence of the national cuisine, don’t forget to visit the main market in Florence - Mercato Centrale. It is a two-layer shopping complex, the first floor of which is the location of numerous shopping stalls with all kinds of goods. There are always seasonal fruit and vegetables, the most popular meat delicacies, and mouthwatering local cheese available for sale. Visitors will also find fresh baking, dozens of pasta types, spices, nuts, and popular desserts. … Read more
Milan
In Milano, travelers can try a special variety of risotto that is called “risotto alla Milanese”. Only special rice named Arborio is used in this dish. The dish always contains beef broth together with onion. The dish contains some very unusual ingredients, such as saffron that is responsible for the bright yellow color of the ready risotto and adds a unique aroma. It is not possible to find ”risotto alla Milanese” in any other Italian city. Fans of meat dishes have an opportunity to … Read more
Venice
Seafood, rice, and polenta remain the most popular components of the traditional Venetian cuisine. Local people cherish and follow old culinary traditions of the region. In Venetia, it is possible to try a special type of risotto, Risotto Nero. Unusual black-colored rice is used to cook this local specialty. The rice becomes black because of cuttlefish ink, so the ready dish has a very creative and exotic look. Traditional polenta is the most popular garnish to meat. Cream soups are one more … Read more
Rimini
Rimini is a heart of gastronomy tourism concentrating a vast choice of restaurants, cozy cafés and stylish bars specializing in astonishing Italian cuisine. The best Italian restaurant of the city is the La Brasserie eating house. Every day hundreds of thankful regular customers come to enjoy original pizza and pasta. A rich menu of the restaurant offers a great choice of ethnic dishes. For example pizza addicts will discover more than a dozen of tasty treat varieties. The pizza house guests … Read more
Naples
Neapolitan cuisine is striking with its diversity. Locals cook dozens of interesting dishes of fish and seafood, bake wonderful pizza, and prepare salads with aromatic basil and fresh mozzarella from local farms. Small home restaurants are widespread in the city. Here you can try dishes prepared according to family recipes. A very interesting and popular local dish is Mozzarella in Carrozza - a special kind of mozzarella sandwich. Once it was prepared just to use mozzarella leftovers, but … Read more
Sorrento
The main feature of the local cuisine is an abundance of fine fish dishes. Chefs prepare culinary creations of seafood in every national cuisine restaurant, and visitors can taste some interesting creative treats. On the scenic coast there is the Bagni Delfino restaurant offering the most popular dishes of Italian, European and Mediterranean cuisine. The restaurant features special sauces that the chef prepares following original recipes; they are perfect complements to fine dining. Bagni … Read more
Turin
Connoisseurs of Italian cuisine are sure that you can taste special kinds of risotto in Turin restaurants. Local chefs cook this popular dish following interesting old recipes; they add a sophisticated mix of spices to rice. The pumpkin risotto with local cheeses is very popular. Many ingenious culinary discoveries are credited to Turin chefs, including the fragrant grissini bread appreciated by Napoleon Bonaparte. The city has its unique drink, bicerin; it is a coffee with milk, cream and … Read more

Authentic cuisine traditions in Italy

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