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Establishment of the day

Old restaurant Porto di Savona
Old restaurant Porto di Savona

In the nineteenth century, stagecoaches would leave from just outside this trattoria, with a daily service to Liguria, and to the port of Savona in particular, along a trading route that was of great importance for Turin. Worthy of a place in Gerolamo Marzorati's Guida di Torino in 1864, its halls a......

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Historical products

Adri Cake
Adri Cake

In 1959, when her family took over Stratta, Adriana Monzeglio started looking after the shop, while her sisters took charge of the banqueting. It is to her exquisite taste that we owe this refined, most delicate of cakes, which has been adored for decades. It often graces wedding receptions: sponge ......

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Historical recipes

Mezzo e mezzo
Mezzo e mezzo

This is probably the most unique aperitif ever invented. Nardini’s classic aperitif has always been the “Rosso” a red bitter vermouth mixed with selzer water. In the 1970’s a client decided to try it with a bit of Nardini’s rhubarb liqueur. The word spread and the “bit” of Rhubarb b......

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Episodes, personalities, trivia

Sissi
Sissi

The ethereal, stunningly beautiful wife of Emperor Franz Joseph, Sissi was extraordinarily astute. Despite her apparent fragility, she enjoyed perfect health and travelled the length and breadth of Europe, always adored and revered by her subjects. This is how she is described by Karl Platino Junior......

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