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Torta Paradiso

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Torta Paradiso first came into existence in Enrico Vigoni’s pastry shop in the late nineteenth century. The story goes that Vigoni experimented long and hard before finding the recipe and, when an aristocratic lady tasted it, she instinctively exclaimed: “This cake is paradise!” Whether or...

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Acqua di cedro

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Acqua di Cedro by Nardini Distillery in Bassano del Grappa is a liqueur that is older than its famous cousin Limoncello. Cedro, or Citron is a fruit that thrives in the microclimate of Lake Garda. The thick peel is used to make an infusion and...

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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Tagliatella by Nardini Distillery in Bassano del Grappa is a drink that was born of humble origins but has become a best seller. Nardini’s Tagliatella has a curious history. Back in the period after the first and second world wars where many battles were fought...

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Certosino or Panspeziale

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Together with its universally renowned tortellini, which it has been making ever since 1880 and presenting in period-style boxes, each with its own “instructions for use”, the Pasticcerie Paolo Atti & Figli in Bologna also make another historic Bolognese delicacy: Certosino, or Panspeziale, a traditional...

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Historic grappa

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Grappa is a product that has existed probably as long as grapes. After winemaking, no by- products were left unused. The stems, vines stalks and pressed grapes were cooked and distilled to make what became known as grappa, probably taking its name form “graspa” which...

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Mezzo e mezzo

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] 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...

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Laurence Olivier e la suite 118

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Laurence Olivier e Vivien Leigh trascorsero una vacanza al Grand Hotel Miramare di Santa Margherita nel febbraio del 1947, occupando la suite 118. Per l’occasione, in onore dell’attrice, al Teatro Centrale di Santa Margherita si tenne una proiezione riservata di “Via col vento”.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=".vc_custom_1491488548464{margin-top: 30px...

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Marconi e la suite 105

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Nel 1933, sulla terrazza panoramica del Grand Hotel Miramare di Santa Margherita Guglielmo Marconi trasmise per la prima volta nel mondo, segnali radio telegrafici e radio telefonici, alla distanza di 150 chilometri, per mezzo di microonde di 60 cm. Durante il suo soggiorno, oltre a...

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