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Here is a roundup of November’s release, buona lettura!
Help Save a Landmark of Renaissance Architecture
#CrazyforPazzi… This is the name of the campaign aiming at raising funds to save the loggia of the Pazzi Chapel, a masterpiece of Renaissance architecture in Florence. Built in the 15th century by one of the greatest architect of the time, Filippo Brunelleschi, the Loggia of the chapel needs an urgent action. The non-profit institution in charge of the church’s administration, Opera di Santa Croce, was able to raise about 50% of the funds, but this time an Italian treasure needs your help. By giving your support, you not only can help preventing the deterioration of the amazing Florentine symbol, but you can also become part of the history of the Basilica of Santa Croce.
Venice Wheelie Bag Ban Not True
Have you heard one of the latest news regarding the wheelie bag ban in the beautiful Italian gem, Venice? Well, you are still safe since this prohibition has been denied. It is true that the trolleys of the tourists who visit the city can damage piazzas, bridges, and alleys and cause noise pollution, but until suitcases with inflatable tires are not on the market, the plonk, plonk, plonk of the wheels can still be a characteristic of La Serenissima. So do not hesitate to book a vacation to Venice!
A Sparkling Twist on Your Traditional Holiday Menu
Bollicine, bollicine, bollicine (bubbles, bubbles, bubbles)… This is the perfect word for your holiday toast. And the Northern region of Trentino has you covered with its sophisticated Ferrari sparkling wines. With their long-lasting tradition, the Cantine Ferrari are a must for your Italian vacation and for a sparkling twist on your holiday meal. For a perfect match, stop by the Michelin-starred locale, Locanda Margon, which offers the so called Menu Bollicine, a savory multi-course meal characterized by tasty recipes and the right wine pairings.
Recipe of the month: Pumpkin and Bietola Lasagne
It is not Thanksgiving and not fall without pumpkin! This tasty recipe combines the sweet flavor of squash along with the rich taste of Parmesan and bietola (Swiss chard). This is a new and delicious dish to share with your loved ones during the holidays. Pair it with the right white wine and you will immediately love it.
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