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Best Vegan Food in Italy

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Best Vegan Food in Italy

Italy has a fast-growing vegan population in Europe; about 10% of Italians are vegan or vegetarian. Italy is surprisingly vegan-friendly. Back before the industrial revolution, many Italians were vegan or vegetarian, simply because they couldn’t afford the luxury of meat.  They developed a rich food culture based on soups, casseroles, pizza, and hearty dishes made with legumes and even delicious gelato.  So, if you’re ready to eat your way across the country, here are some key things to know before you head out on your vegan food adventure in Italy.  Let’s take a look at 10 of the best choices...

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History of Ancient Pasta

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History of Ancient Pasta

The earliest possible evidence of Italian pasta dates to the Etruscan civilization. A 400 BCE Etruscan tomb in Tuscany containing objects that some historians believe to be tools and kitchen utensils used to roll and form pasta very similar to those still in use today. A Torchio – one of the first pasta machine: https://www.italytravelandlife.com/food/food-icons-italy/ Marco Polo Marco Polo arrived in China in 1274. In the 17 years that Marco Polo spent in China, dining with the likes of Kublai Khan, he certainly sampled the various forms of Asian pasta. Image of Marco Polo http://www.silk-road.com/artl/marcopolo.shtml Outline of Marco Polo’s travel...

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History of Cefalu Italy (A Coastal Paradise)

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History of Cefalu Italy (A Coastal Paradise)

Cefalù, is a town in northern Sicily, Italy. It lies at the foot of a 1,233-foot (376-metre) promontory along the Tyrrhenian Sea, east of Palermo city. Image of  beautiful Cefalù from https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cefalù Map of Sicily, Italy  Image of map of Sicily: https://www.britannica.com/place/Sicily Map of Cefalu, Sicily   https://www.pinterest.com/pin/262053272056153181/ The city originated as the ancient Cephalaedium, which was probably founded as an outpost of the Greek city of Himera and first appeared in history about 395 BC as an ally of the Carthaginian leader Himilco. Image of Himilco from https://www.pinterest.com/pin/560698222338117834/   Valued for its strategic position on the height of the promontory,...

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History of Bergamo

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History of Bergamo

Bergamo is a city in the alpine Lombardy region of northern Italy, approximately 40 km (25 mi) northeast of Milan, and approximately 30 km (19 mi) from Switzerland. Map of Bergamo, Italy. Image from worldmap1.com/map/Italy/bergamo-map.asp Bergamo occupies the site of the ancient town of Bergomum, founded as a settlement by the Celtic tribe of Cenomani. In 49 BC it became a Roman municipality, containing c. 10,000 inhabitants at its peak. An important hub on the military road between Friuli and Raetia, it was destroyed by Attila in the 5th century. Bergamo was conquered by many empires in the past as...

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Facts About Bologna

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Facts About Bologna

Bologna started life in the 6th century BC as Felsina. For two centuries it was the capital of the Etruscan Po valley territories until tribes from Gaul took over, renaming it Bononia.  They lasted another couple of hundred years before surrendering to the Romans. As the Western Empire crumbled, Bologna was successively sacked and occupied by Visigoths, Huns, Goths, and Lombards. Bologna Towers The city reached its pinnacle as an independent commune and leading European university around the 12th century. Wealth brought a building boom and every well-to-do family left its mark by erecting towers.  Artist impression of the towers...

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