Have you been in Rome for several days and visited almost all the sights of the city and the Vatican? Then maybe you are interested in the idea of visiting Florence, the city of art? See my instructions on how to do this. Florence Given the small distance between Rome and Florence, about 280 km, tourists tend to see them in one trip.
When you think of a steak, what comes to mind? It is unlikely that one of the first in my head the thought of Italy. Although we do not always associate this food with Italian cuisine, it cannot be denied that the Florentine steak (Bistecca Fiorentina) has become one of the most beloved meat dishes both in Tuscany and around the world.
What food do you associate with summer vacations? Surely, many, without hesitation, replied: "Barbecue!" Do you know that Italy can also boast of its performance of barbecue? Arrosticini (Arrosticini) is a lamb dish typical of the Apennines, particularly in the Abruzzo region. It is impossible to visit Abruzzo and not try the traditional arrostichini!
Prosciutto is the favorite Italian ham in many countries. However, it has nothing to do with the ham that we are traditionally used to seeing on the shelves of domestic stores. Prosciutto is a dried pork ham - it is sold as a whole piece of meat or cut into thin slices.
Winter in Italy is quite warm, but humid, which means it is not very comfortable. There are several ways to keep warm in winter in Italy. I hope that such a harsh name will not scare away, but, on the contrary, will attract our dear readers, with trepidation in their hearts, looking towards the Apennine Peninsula. Because already in the name itself, it would seem, a contradiction is concluded: Italy and the cold.
On Saturday morning we set off to conquer Sicilian roads. Our path lay in the capital of all the mafia - the city of Corleone. Today I want to share with you, dear readers, the scenery from the Ford Fusion window, kindly provided for the trip by our friends Antonella and Mario. All roads in Sicily are divided into 4 types, these are: A-Autostrade E-Highways (Strade di grande comunicazione) SP-Roads of regional significance (Strade di interese regionale) SS-Roads of local significance (Strade di interesse locale) I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the roads.
The historical symbol of Rome is the she-wolf who fed and saved the lives of the brothers Romulus and Remus. But the unspoken symbol of the modern Italian capital is cats. The masters of Rome And not some effeminate beauties, but the most ordinary purring curious breed. To local residents and guests of the capital of Italy, free cats liked very much, by joint efforts people care about the well-being of the mustachioe-striped.
Simplicity, originality and excellent taste are three criteria that literally force the hostess to opt for a particular dish. Carpaccio (Carpaccio), of course, meets all the requirements. This is a traditional Italian cut flavored with additional ingredients to enhance flavor.
If you, having heard the unique "southern" pronunciation of one of the inhabitants of Salerno (Campania), ask: - Napoletano? The interrogated proudly, even a little offended, will answer: - No! I'm Salernitano! It would seem that the difference is so minimal that the foreigner will not feel it, will not feel it: both of them “hiss” from Salerno to Naples and back — a little more than an hour.
Most Italian meat products are cooked from pork. But, as you know, from every rule there is at least one exception. In the list of dishes far from the vegetarian table, Bresaola stands apart from its "counterparts". She is beef jerky. In some northern regions of Italy, there are still versions of venison and horsemeat.
So, my dear readers, the last time we walked around the historical center of the seaside Salerno, we enjoyed the beauty of the promenade, the Villa Comunale and the Verdi Theater. Well, now you can treat yourself to something tasty. But hey, have a little patience and don't go into the first bar or osteria you come across.
Today everyone has heard of the mafia. Around 1860, this word fell into Italian, and in 1866 it was used by the British consul in Sicily, who reported to the leadership about “... juntas chosen by the mafia (Spanish junta -“ meeting, committee, association ”), which participate in the income of workers, keep in touch with criminals. "
Never before in history has mankind eaten as much meat as it consumes now. The number of livestock is growing every year. But the amount of food eaten is not an indicator of living standards. The quality of meat products is the main goal of bona fide producers. The Italian pancetta (Pancetta) - a true example of an ideal product - is the Italian version of bacon, that is, it is prepared from pork belly.
This time we will again talk about the Italian product, which is firmly rooted in domestic tables.Salami (Salame) - a kind of hard sausage with bacon, appreciated throughout the world. Once in Italy, only privileged classes of the population enjoyed it. Today, almost everyone can afford salami at least for a holiday.
Today, boiled sausage will not surprise anyone. She has long moved from the category of delicacies to the orderly ranks of everyday products. But, if the domestic consumer industrial sausages are increasingly associated with toilet paper, the Italians talk about their Mortadella (Mortadella) with a proudly raised head.
Each Italian province prefers different types of meat, but cuttings from the neck and shoulder of a pig are popular in all regions. Of them make a traditional product - Coppa (Coppa). The bright red color and marble-white veins on the cut create a truly bewitching spectacle. Spices for it vary depending on the place of production.
“Why do we Russians love Italy so much and recklessly, often without ever having been there? Why does the word“ Italy ”make our hearts so sweet and our faces take on a dreamy expression? Why is there something like a Pushkin Mediterranean night where it smells laurel and lemon? This love is irrational, it defies any explanation.
On June 29, Rome celebrated the feast of the patrons of the city, Saints Peter and Paul. The celebrations ended with the famous “Girandola” on Pinchio Hill, where fiery fireworks danced to the accompaniment of classical melodies. I, on the advice of my friend and colleague guide Irina Kravchenko, climbed the Gianicolo hill (Yanikul) - one of the best viewing platforms in Rome.
The actress and singer, whom God himself kissed, can be said of Olga Yankovskaya, Honored Artist of Russia, a leading actress of the legendary first and only Roma theater in the world in Moscow. An actress with incredible energy, the owner of an amazingly strong voice - you can talk about Olga only in superlative degree.
But still the light still burns inside me, hidden under layers of meditation and survival instinct. And just one touch of his shoulder to mine, so that the smoldering flame flared up again. I look at Leonardo: at his proud profile, a mysterious look, a clenched jaw. He looks like a cold statue, and I am ready to give all the gold of the world to find out how he feels at that moment.
Eduardo's plays are the real lively noisy many-voiced Naples. We say Napoli - we mean Eduardo. We say Eduardo - we mean Napoli. This great man, in addition to high awards, including the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit for the Italian Republic, had the highest award - people's love, which the author did not have more.