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Bar café pastry-shop Grigolon
Bar café pastry-shop Grigolon

A little masterpiece of the Liberty style, with most of its original panelling in carved tropical walnut with floral motifs, monogram and clock, marble and wrought-iron tables and period fittings. Even the sign, now restored, is original. A centre of city life, it was the first unofficial headquarte......

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Historical products

Il Bicerin del Caffè Al Bicerin
Il Bicerin del Caffè Al Bicerin

The famous Bicerin is a hot, non-alcoholic drink served in a small glass – or “bicerin” in Piedmontese – first served in the nineteenth-century at the Caffè Al Bicerin, a historic establishment in the Piazza della Consolata in Turin.The recipe, which has been handed down over the years, is ......

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Historical recipes

Cannelloni alla Favorita
Cannelloni alla Favorita

It is said that Antonino Ercolano was already serving them in 1800. He had invented the little La Favorita trattoria in order to turn to account the culinary arts he had learnt as a seminarian at the archbishopric. He had not managed to become a priest, but for his friends and for all Sorrento he ha......

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Episodes, personalities, trivia

A shot of grappa for D’Annunzio
A shot of grappa for D’Annunzio

In the final years of the 1800’s the tumultuous romance between actress Eleonora Duse and writer Gabriele D’Annunzio brought them often to Asolo and Bassano del Grappa, and inevitably to Nardini, to have a drink at “ their table” in the back room in a quiet corner beside the fireplace....

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