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Café San Marco
Café San Marco

A symbol of Irredentism and a ‘distributor’ of false passports after the tragedy of Sarajevo, to free anti-Austrian patriots from the Austro-Hungarian army, it was devastated in May 1915 by the Austrian police. Reopened in 1919 and restored after the Second World War and again in 1997, it is a s......

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Historical products

Acqua di cedro
Acqua di cedro

Acqua di Cedro by Nardini Distillery in Bassano del Grappa is a liqueur that is older than its famous cousin Limoncello. Cedro, or Citron is a fruit that thrives in the microclimate of Lake Garda. The thick peel is used to make an infusion and sugar is added. The product is clear and sweet with a p......

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Historical recipes

Rossini's recipes
Rossini's recipes

The great Pesaro-born composer Gioachino Rossini was a sophisticated gourmet. He had haute cuisine in his veins, together with music. He acquired his sophisticated tastes during his long stay in Paris, from 1824 to 1836, when he was the acclaimed director of the Théâtre Italien. In those years he ......

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Episodes, personalities, trivia

A sip of grappa for the Queen Mother
A sip of grappa for the Queen Mother

The mother of Queen Elisabeth knew Nardini grappa and it was so loved that it was the only Italian hard liquor served at her daughter Queen Elisabeth II wedding. In 1987, the Queen Mother, who, passing  by Nardini on an official visit, impelled her escort to take her inside. There she had a dri......

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