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Ristorante Nonno Rossi
Ristorante Nonno Rossi

An institution in Bologna. It was opened in the nineteenth-century Villa Marisa by the aviator Mario Rossi – who piloted the legendary Caproni during the First World War – as a dining and meeting place for Italian Air Force officers training at the Aero Club of Bologna, right next door. While wa......

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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

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

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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