The Roman Colosseum Gets a Facelift

If you are planning a trip to Rome, be prepared to see a new look for the Colosseum– scaffolding. A three-phase restoration project has cloaked the iconic landmark in metal tubing, giving it a strange hybrid look of antiquity meets modern. The project, which had been delayed for three years by consumer associations and trade [...]

Italian Genealogy: complicated made simple

We just received this email from our friend Kim. Noone could tell before that Kim’s grandfather surname was wrong or misspelled: it seemed a typical Italian surname. But there was a little mistake. With a “no results” from a request to the Italian Municipality (Morolo in Lazio region), everybody could give up. But Kim wanted [...]

Almond brittle: a Christmas recipe Italian style

After Struffoli, we selected another famous and traditional recipe for a perfect Italian Christmas. Our NONNA used to cook a wonderful almond brittle…and yes, here there is a video recipe to show you how to prepare! Almond brittle is famous everywhere in Italy so it’s impossible to say from which region is from: it’s a [...]

Lazio recipes – Cooking and Food from Lazio

And here we are with the first part of traditional recipes from Lazio. Spaghetti alla Carbonara Pasta alla Amatriciana Castagnole – Carnival fritters buon appetito !

Pasta Amatriciana

“Spaghetti alla Amatriciana” is another famous recipe from Lazio, it takes its name from the town Amatrice near Rome. Did you know that the Amatriciana was originally “in bianco”, without tomatoes? Only at the end of the XVIII century tomatoes were added to this dish.

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