Cocktail Bellini: the glamourous Italian aperitivo

In 1949 the city of Venice hosted an impressive exhibition about the late Renaissant painter Giovanni Bellini. To honour such a big personality the owner of the famous Harry’s Bar of Venice named Giuseppe Cipriani, created a new cocktail aiming at reproducing the sweet pastel shades of the painter’s palette.

APULIA: 5 tips for an extra ordinary tour.

Apulia, the heel of Italy touched by two seas, is becoming increasingly popular among travelers, for the combination of weather, nature, sea, history, art, and – of course – food and wine. Many foreign dominations have left their traces here through the centuries, from the Greek to the Byzantine, to the Spanish and the French; these traces are still alive in the local culture, in the peculiar architectural styles, in the Apulian dialects, and also in the culinary traditions.