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Restaurant Crotto dei Platani
Restaurant Crotto dei Platani

This is a magical place in the heart of the mountains, with a huge fireplace and ancient barrel vault painted with stars, a terrace overlooking the lake, and a little marina. Heir to the ancient “crotti” on Lake Como – natural cavities in the rock where food and wine were stored – the licenc......

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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

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

The Bridge and its grappa
The Bridge and its grappa

In 1948, after the complete destruction of the Ponte Vecchio at the end of the second World War, the covered bridge in Bassano del Grappa was completely rebuilt with private funds collected by the Alpini soldiers. Alcide De Gasperi, the first Prime Minister of the Italian Republic, dedicated the bri......

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