SUPER TRUFFLE GOES TO HONG KONG 

No sign of crisis in the truffle market! At the recent annual truffle auction at the Castle of Grinzane Cavour (Cuneo), this year’s super white truffle from Alba (Piedmont) was purchased by a buyer from Hong Kong. The monster tuber, weighing 750 grams, was knocked down for €100,000.

Another truffle, weighing 385 grams, was purchased by a local Italian buyer for €7,700 who donated it to charity.

 

17 Nov 2009

GRAGNANO, CITY OF PASTA

 

The Consortium of Pastai (pasta manufacturers) of Gragnano (Campania region), carried off one of the four prestigious nominations for food excellence awarded in this year’s edition of the Foreign Press Association of Rome’s gourmet group (Gruppo del Gusto).

14 Nov 2009 More

ROME'S TOURIST ANGELS ON WHEELS

Rome’s city council has introduced, on an experimental basis, a team of 16 young people who are to ride round the city centre to assist tourists.

10 Nov 2009 More

ROME:HADRIANS's ATHENAEUM FOUND

The excavations in Rome’s Piazza Venezia for the new underground C Line have brought to light traces of important  archaeological remains that have galvanized researchers of Ancient Roman history....

06 Nov 2009 More

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VILLA D'ESTE BERNINI FOUNTAIN RESTORED

One of Villa d’Este’s famous fountains, known as “Il Bicchierone” (or “The Great Goblet”), has been restored to its former glory after some years of neglect. Although the fountain, which takes the form of a banqueting cup sitting in a sea-shell shaped base, is not the most spectacular of the Tivoli garden’s water plays, it is of special interest as it was designed by the great baroque sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini in 1661 for Cardinal Rinaldo d’Este. 

 

03 Nov 2009

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