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Confetteria Avvignano
Confetteria Avvignano

This masterpiece of ornamentation was made in 1926 by Silfredo Avvignano, when he took over Antonio Prunotto's wine and spirits store. Damaged during the last war and immediately brought back to life, it was beautifully restored by great experts in 1989. On the outside, marble, stuccowork and a porc......

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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

Cannelloni alla Favorita
Cannelloni alla Favorita

It is said that Antonino Ercolano was already serving them in 1800. He had invented the little La Favorita trattoria in order to turn to account the culinary arts he had learnt as a seminarian at the archbishopric. He had not managed to become a priest, but for his friends and for all Sorrento he ha......

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Episodes, personalities, trivia

A sip of grappa for the Queen Mother
A sip of grappa for the Queen Mother

The mother of Queen Elisabeth knew Nardini grappa and it was so loved that it was the only Italian hard liquor served at her daughter Queen Elisabeth II wedding. In 1987, the Queen Mother, who, passing  by Nardini on an official visit, impelled her escort to take her inside. There she had a dri......

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