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Osteria Cannone
Osteria Cannone

One of the most famous taverns in Bologna. Located in a strategic position, in 1900 it offered its delights to merchants coming in from the plains who off-loaded their wares from boats which arrived on a whole network of canals, like in Venice. The old-fashioned sign and the little entrance have rem......

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Historical products

Torta Paradiso
Torta Paradiso

The Torta Paradiso first came into existence in Enrico Vigoni’s pastry shop in the late nineteenth century. The story goes that Vigoni experimented long and hard before finding the recipe and, when an aristocratic lady tasted it, she instinctively exclaimed: “This cake is paradise!”Whether or ......

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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

Hollywood Festival
Hollywood Festival

From 1988 to 1992, the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este in Cernobbio was the venue for the Festival di Hollywood. Many famous actors and actresses turned up: Bette Davis, Lauren Bacall, Robert Mitchum, Gene Kelly, June Allison, Joseph Cotten, and Claire Trevor, to name but a few.In the photos: the preside......

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