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4 11, 2016

“FINI FINI”, EXTRA THIN NOODLES IN GIBLET AND TOMATO SAUCE

“Fini fini”, the extra thin noodles in giblet and tomato sauce belong to the culinary tradition of Ciociaria, the area in the province of Frosinone, where they were prepared during religious celebrations or on special occasions, such as the welcoming [...]

4 11, 2016

THE BISCOTTO OF SANT’ANTONIO

In his manuscript “Cronache sulla terra di Acquapendente” from 1588 Paolo Biondo   describes a celebration organized by the Brotherhood of Sant’Antonio in honor of the Saint, when a typical braided cake was prepared as a symbol of fidelity to the [...]

4 11, 2016

THE POPE EELS FROM BOLSENA

The French Simon de Brion, who became Pope Martino IV in 1281 and, after an amazing restoration, elected the Rocca dei Papi in Montefiascone as his own residence, was also known for appreciating the eels from Lake Bolsena cooked in [...]

4 11, 2016

THE WILD STRAWBERRIES FROM NEMI

The red round and sweet wild strawberries which spontaneously grow in  Nemi  have always been a delicious  thirst quencher for the pilgrims, directed to Jerusalem or returning from the Holy Land, traveling  along the Via Appia  and Southern Via Francigena. [...]

4 11, 2016

THE ALMOND SNAKE FROM SANT’ANATOLIA DI BORGOROSE

  The origins of the snake shaped cake, made with almonds, sugar, eggs, lemon and coffee, often sugar-iced, date back to 249 A.D., when Saint Anatolia Martyr was put into a bag together with a venomous snake and came out [...]

4 11, 2016

THE FAVOURITE FOOD OF ST FRANCIS

Freshwater prawn pie, pike and Roman “mostaccioli” were St. Francis favourite specialities. In spite of the strict vow of poverty, which made the friars immune to temptations  and thirst of power, he  appreciated a bit of gladness. Poverty made them [...]

4 11, 2016

THE BREAD OF HOSPITALITY

The Bread of Hospitality   The concept of Jubilee also involves hospitality, and Rome, the Eternal City,  has always welcomed the pilgrims and satisfied their first needs. The Roman bakers have created for this purpose  a small loaf made of [...]

21 10, 2016

BASILICA di SAN PIETRO – Roma

Pochi edifici al mondo sono preziosi e carichi di simboli come la Basilica di San Pietro a Roma. E’ una delle icone della città, punto di sintesi del genio artistico e ingegneristico del Rinascimento italiano e del Barocco, luogo mitico [...]

20 10, 2016

ST. PETER’S BASILICA

Few buildings in the world are as precious and symbolic as St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, a jewel of the Italian Renaissance and Baroque, treasured by all Christians and tourists and  built right where the Apostle Peter, the first Pope, [...]

17 10, 2016

THE FIRST JUBILEE CROSS AND GIOTTO’S ANGEL IN BOVILLE ERNICA

The church of San Pietro Ispano, built on a cave where the Saint had lived in the tenth century, has ancient origins and was first mentioned by Pope Onorio II on November 28, 1125. The church hosts precious works of [...]

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