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Establishment of the day

Café Tommaseo
Café Tommaseo

The self-awareness of Italy came alive here from 1836 to 1846 with Orlandini, Madonizza, Valussi and Dall'Ongaro, and it was here that, in 1848, the first cry of "Viva l'Italia" was heard. Loved by the poet Besenghi degli Ughi and by Svevo and Joyce, Stuparich, Quarantotti Gambini and Saba. In the s......

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Historical products

Amaretti di Voltaggio
Amaretti di Voltaggio

The almonds are Italian, exclusively from the Bari area, and the paste is stone-milled. The shape is created by hand, and so is the moulding on the baking tin and the sweet-style banding. The taste is a symphony of sweet almond. First created in the late nineteenth century by Attilio Cavo in a littl......

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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

Caffè Piccardo and Coppi's final sprint
Caffè Piccardo and Coppi's final sprint

“Thirty seconds at the Turchino!” In sports cafés and balancing on windowsills to bring the news to those in the street below, radio sets blared out Coppi’s lead over the Frenchman Teisseire in the Milano-Sanremo. Thirty seconds had stretched into five minutes at the Voltri crossing. It was a......

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