The UNESCO series: The Archaelogical area of Agrigento

Agrigento (or Girgenti as the locals are used to call it) is a small city on the south eastern coast of Sicily. However it is also a former Greek Colony called Akragas. The Greek heritage is still well preserved, although 3000 years of history have passed since their presence so that what we see today are the remains of a huge city rich of temples, named after the Greek pantheon.

Zucchini Parmigiana, easy and tasty

What I am presenting today is a "parmigiana" made with Zucchini instead of Eggplant. The main ingredient changes but the procedure stays "almost" the same. If you had to stick to very traditional recipe, the vegetable shoud be fried, but I don't like to fry that much thus I grilled my zucchini instead. Here below is the recipe, easy and very tasty.

The UNESCO series: Ivrea, industrial city of the XXth century

Despite being a very beautiful town, founded by the Romans (whose trace are still today visible in the roman bridge over the Dora Baltea river) under the name Eporedia, and despite being the birth place of Arduino, a man who was crowned the first king of Italy in 1002 (whose castle is still towering on the hill above the city), Ivrea has been a hub of the modern industrial production for a long period of time, spanning from the early 1900s up to the 1980s. Many city have an industrial past so why should Ivrea count more than others? The Unesco Committee provides us with the response.

Paella (almost) original

A while ago I posted about the differences between the Spanish Paella and the Italian Risotto (read my post here) and I promised I would also share my Paella recipe. So here we come to my personal interpretation of this Spanish Flagship food, which is popular all around the globe and appreciated pretty much by all.

All art has been contemporary

Torino is one of the world capitals of contemporary art. From one side the city was in fact the birthplace of several artiistic movements, especially by the end of the 1800s throughout the 1900s, while from the other side the city is home to the largest contemporary art Museum in the Country, called "Castello di Rivoli".

The UNESCO series: Reggia di Caserta

Hindered by it's location, few miles away from the bay of Naples, the Amalfi Coast, Capri, Ischia and very close the Vesuvius, the mighty Royal Palace of Caserta is pretty often neglected by tourists, despite it's undeniable value. Not only the Palace is surrounded by a complex of natural beauties, including the marvellous aqueduct built by architect Vanvitelli, but also is the largest royal palace in the world by volume (expressed in cubic meters).