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ROME & LAZIO COOKING TRADITION AT EXPO MILANO 2015!

ROME & LAZIO COOKING TRADITION AT EXPO MILANO 2015!

On the occasion of Expo Milano 2015, where Rome and Lazio – its region – will enjoy particular attention and a number of local products have been selected as genuinely representative of the cooking tradition of this corner of Italy: 26 wines14 meat and sausages8 types of bakery and confectionery10 types of cheese and dairy products; 26 including vegetablesfruits and legumes; 4 oils and 12 among fish products, mineral waters and other categories.
Here you a go a shortlist:

  • MEAT & COLD CUTS
    abbacchio romano; corallina romana; mortadella from Amatrice; porchetta from Ariccia; ham cooked in wine; coriander sausage from Monte San Biagio; black pig cold cuts from Rieti; Roman spianata
  • CHEESE & DIARY
    cacio cheese (varieties Fiore, Magno, Romano); caciottafiordilatte from Agro Pontino; pecorino cheese; ricotta cheese
  • WINE
    Cannellino wine from Frascati; Cerveteri wine; Est! Est !! East !!! from Montefiascone; Marino wine
  • BREAD
    homemade bread from Genzano; bread from Lariano; bread from Veroli; pizza bianca

You can easily find most of them in any traditional Roman restaurant: ask our staff at HotelRome.net for the best places downtown!

 

U.S.A. FOR EXPO MILANO 2015: A PAVILION TO FEED THE PLANET

U.S.A. FOR EXPO MILANO 2015: A PAVILION TO FEED THE PLANET

American Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet” is the leading theme of U.S.A. pavilion at Expo Milano 2015. Designed by the renowned architect James Biber, the American section at the Universal Exposition dedicated to food & nutrition occupies a 35,000 square foot space (the whole event covering a 3.6 million square foot surface). Its structure is meant to recall the traditional American farm, to which agricultural development in the US much owes. The intent goes far beyond a mere historical reconstruction, though: technological innovation, science, business and enterpreneurial attitude will be at the core of the American exposition. Beyond including a vertical farm supposed to be harvested on a daily base, the building will certainly impress visitors with further features such as:
transparent technology wall that shows the inner workings of the pavilion
– wood repurposed from the original Coney Island boardwalk
– installations, events, and exhibits throughout
rooftop terrace and cafe
– gathering space, courtyard, and VIP meeting spaces
retail merchandising space
grove of oak trees, the national tree of the USA
The American pavilion is one of the 145 structures representing each participant country at Expo Milano 2015. For more details, tickets, venues and trasportations between Rome and Milan don’t hesitate to contact HotelRome.net!

 

ITALIAN CARNIVAL(S)!

ITALIAN CARNIVAL(S)!

Carnival has just begun, and from now on, for the next couple of weeks, every Italian city will celebrate it in its particular way: from Venice to Acireale, from Ivrea to Viareggio, visitors will have the chance to assist to something unusual… masks, chart parades and even fierce battles with oranges, which have their roots in a certain type of pre-Christian annual festivities. Rome is goig to have her share of fun of course, and HotelRome.net will be glad to provide you with the events full programme, including parties and street performances.
Meanwhile we would like to offer you a shortlist of dates, so that you can more easily plan your stay in Italy for the next days:
12 February: Fat Thursday (major celebrations)
17 February: Shrove Tuesday (major celebrations and end of Carnival)
18 February: Ash Wednesday (beginning of Lent)
5 April: Easter
Carnival is indeed strictly related on Easter Sunday: the end of Carnival marks the beginning of Lent time, the foruty days of abstinence preceeding Easter day.
But as long as it is Carnival everything is allowed more than ever, either in terms of unconventional behaviours and of food of course! So don’t miss the typical Carnival sweets: the ‘angel wings’ (called in many different ways in Italy: crostoli, chiacchiere, frappe etc.) and Carnival fritter or dough balls (so called castagnole) will be basically ever-present!

ROME & MILAN FOR 2015 EXPO

ROME & MILAN FOR 2015 EXPO

From May 1 to October 31, 2015, Milan will be the world capital of food in the name of the Universal Exposition which will take place there on the theme of nutrition: Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. The 6-month event will actually turn whole Italy into a giant window where food from 140 countries of the world will be not just on sale or offered for tasting, but will be also looked at from the educational point of view. Rome will be offering to Milan any support in terms of services and communication: tickets for any event at Expo will be on sale in Rome as well; foreigner embassies having their seat in Rome will set up exhibitions and cultural events to promote their respective countries; several information points and stands for tasting will be located in the key spots of the Eternal City, such as inside her two airports.
Hotelrome.net is at your disposal for any information and ticket reservations for Expo Milano 2015!