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Agro Pontino brand

The Agro Pontino brand of taste: from history to the table

    For Italians the Agro Pontino brand has always existed but maybe it needed a logo to make it recognizable abroad. The history of the Pontine Plain and the birth of the Agro Pontino seem recent but are rooted in the centuries past. As a particular fate, in the coasts of…

    scottone cheese in Rocca Priora

    Tradition of Scottone Cheese from Rocca Priora

      We are in a square in the town, with a copper pan, and a young shepherd are the focus of the ancient tradition of scottone cheese in Rocca Priora. The festival of the Scottone animates the cold Sunday in Rocca Priora, the town that occupies the highest peak of the…

      Cured with food

      Be cured with food? A Ferentino bakery is for you

        The Internet is full of advice on how to be cured with food, how to eat healthy and on gluten problems. But finding someone in Ferentino making bread and pizza according to the principles of Nutraceutical (Nutrition + Pharmaceutical) was a surprise. At first glance Gusto Antico seemed like any…

        San Martino with Cesanese

        San Martino with Cesanese: when all the ‘must’ becomes wine

          Again this year the producers of the Cesanese of Piglio meet to celebrate St Martin’s festival on the November 11 and try the new wine of a very special season. It repeats the tradition that aims for this day to be dedicated to the ‘fruits’ of autumn: wine, chestnuts and…

          homeopathy in vineyards in Piglio

          Piglio Cesanese, new frontiers of homeopathy in vineyards

            Piglio is famous for its Cesanese DOCG red wine and now also its fame will grow due to the particular way in which some winemakers are taking care of their vineyards. This is the case of Geminiano Montecchi who uses homeopathy in vineyards to protect his vines and organizes courses…

            Cesanese Grape Festival

            Cesanese del Piglio 43rd Grape Festival

              For most people beyond the boundaries of Ciociaria and Rome, the Cesanese del Piglio grape is still a mystery, an idiosyncracy of Lazio whose history is a small paragraph in the stories of Italian grapes and thriving viniculture. For many, the wines of Lazio are represented by the Frascati whites…

              Sgurgola donuts

              Queen of Sgurgola Donuts: traditional dishes

                Every dish has its own history that is intrigueing and Sgurgola Donuts are known as the Queen for their particular shape that resembles a crown. In the tradition the donuts were made at Easter, with white flour, also marking the arrival of spring. They were like a pagan omen in…

                Sgurgola Festival of Grapes

                Festival of Grapes in Sgurgola, the best of Ciociaria

                  Did you know that grapes of Sgurgola were among the delicacies of Munich? Can you imagine the German buyers fighting over baskets of grapes from Sgurgola? This was Sgurgola before the intoxication by mass industries and multinationals: a fertile area that thanks to the railway station was exporting its products…

                  icecream

                  An Unforgettable Icecream

                    What is an unforgettable icecream? I would say that with my long experience of 'chronic addiction to ice cream' the answer is a holistic experience. Eating an ice cream is an experience that can give you a moment of joy. When we go to a bar rather than a supermarket…

                    Osteria Paliano 'Un quarto all'uva'

                    A Paliano Osteria in the castle alley

                      From a friendship an inn in was founded in Paliano. A Paliano osteria, just round the corner from the old gate, which immediately became a meeting place due to the magic of the place, the warmth of the welcome and the quality of food they offer. lt is "Osteria un…

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