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THE ONION FESTIVAL. WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT? UMBRIA ALSO CELEBRATES THE EXISTENCE OF THE VEGETABLE!

posted by on August 10th, 2016

Cannara, a beautiful medieval village in the province of Perugia, in Umbria, organizes in September a big party dedicated to onions. It is a traditional gourmet at the end of the summer, named: ‘Festa della cipollo di Cannara’! Now already celebrating its 36th edition, which became a national reference which reaches 230 thousand visitors every year.

The amazing quality of the food available in each of the five stands every day during the festival, provide hundreds of meals. Dishes whose recipes date back to 1500, as old as the binding of the onion of Cannara. Growing onions is an integral part of the history of the country in the province of Perugia.
There is already a trace of this in the lecture of 1500, while in the nineteenth century advanced techniques were used to improve the quality and production which at the end of the last century has exceeded 80 percent of the total in the region. Cannara is one of the places where the onion is still cultivated using the traditional methods, which have little to do with the intensive mass production, significant binding the people in Umbria, and considered the main source of survival for centuries.
The event is scheduled for the 31st of August 2016 and will close on September 11th (on the 5th of September there will be no events).
In addition to the excellent dishes with and without onions, this festival also offers exhibitions and artistic events which will culminate with the celebration of the patron saint, San Matteo, 21st of September.

The village of only four thousand inhabitants offers visitors a valuable museum where you can admire intact ancient mosaics, remains and archaeological findings. The museum will remain open to public during the festival until late in the evening.
Cannara retains a number of aspects from the Franciscan period. It is in this village that St. Francis of Assisi conceived the third Franciscan order and the famous ‘Predica agli uccelli’ well portrayed by Benozzo Gozzoli.

BLUE FLAG 2016 AND THE CLEANEST BEACHES IN ITALY

posted by on August 8th, 2016

Every year everybody is looking forward to the award event given by FEE, meaning ‘Foundation for environmental Education’, to the cleanest beaches of Italy. This year 292 Italian beaches are selected by the FEE to participate: 11 beaches more than last year. Beaches from north to south of the country are able to wave the ‘Blue Flag’. The award is given to coastal municipalities and marines based on the quality of the water The selection of the beaches is based on an international and, in general, the practices based on the development of the environment. The award has an international aspect, this year on top of the list is Spain with even 685 ‘Blue Flags’, but Italia is the country of which 5% of its beaches is awarded on a world wide level.

The consequence if this event is optimal for tourism, which in practical terms is measured by significant increases in tourist flows: according to research from the university of Urbino and Perugia, 94% of the ‘Blue Flag’ beaches benefit from a strengthening of the image. In general the summer of 2016 confirms a record of tourism in Italy. The number of tourists increase with 9,5% with respect of last year.
Going back to the topic of the Italian beaches, here below some examples of the beaches in Italy selected by FEE:

At first Sardinia conquers the podium of honor for its boom of ‘Blue Flags’ in 2016, with its 11 selected places for this event, these are 3 more than last year because Teulada, Sassari and Badesi got added to the list. Other places in Sardinia which got selected are Capo Testa in Santa Teresa di Gallura and l’isola Caprera.
Tuscany is the second most awarded by the FEE and wins a further award for the north parts, Massa Carrara and Punta Ala. Following to this are Carovigno in Brindisi Puglia, Silvi Marina in Abruzzo, Levanto in Liguria, Praia a Mare in Calabria, Anacapri which is part of the Capri island and l’isola Vulcano which is one of the archaeological island of Sicily.

A FROZEN EVENT AT VISSANI RESTAURANT

posted by on August 2nd, 2016

When: August 14, 2016 at 20.00

Where: Casa Vissani restaurant

Enjoy a gourmet experience in a casual way: together with the well known excellence of the Vissani cuisine, the night will be colored by many attractions: Showcooking, Open Bar, Live Music.

Menu

Welcome with Bubbles!

(selection of national Prosecco wines, Beers and welcome drinks)

The Boss of the land

(Buffet dedicated to a selection uncommon vegetables and more)

Farm on the table

(Buffet with a selections of regional cold cuts)

For more info: http://casavissani.it