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Restaurant La Botte
Restaurant La Botte

Near Monreale, a place beloved of the Palermo aristocracy, it originally sold wines from the estate of a family of nobles, before becoming a trattoria. In 1962, the Cascino family, one of the most ancient of Sicilian master-chefs, now in its second generation, turned it into a restaurant. The arcade......

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Historical products

Stratta Sweets
Stratta Sweets

These are probably the world’s only soft-centred sweets still entirely made by hand. The original recipe dates from 1836 and the process involves thirteen carefully monitored steps, at the end of which the sweets are wrapped, using a semi-automatic machine made in 1933. Their pastel colours then b......

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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

Casinò Vittoria
Casinò Vittoria

During the Belle Epoque, the Grand Hotel Vittoria in Pesaro had its own private, authorised casino, which was open both to its guests and to non-residents. It is still possible to admire the 50-, 100- and 500-lire chips that were used by illustrious gamblers to make their bets....

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