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The Strength of Sauris

Everyone sets goals to be achieved in their life but it is normal having to overcome many difficulties and obstacles. However, it seems that, during the centuries, the inhabitants of Sauris have been able to rely on a particular Strength that has helped them to overcome all adversities.
Do you want to join the research group on the secret of the “Strength” of the people of Sauris? Together with Marinella we will immerse ourselves in the history, traditions, and life of the Saurians starting from the legend of Sant’Osvaldo to the present day and surely you too can have access to this miraculous “Strength”.

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The Carnival of Sauris

The Saurian carnival is one of the most ancient and characteristic events of the village of Sauris and is open to all those who share its values. To participate in the next edition you can apply throughout the year but you have to know that you must pass a theoretical and practical examination in front of the appropriate commission of the cultural circle.

Do you want to get the approval of the cultural club to participate to the next carnival?
Submit your application in time and Lucia will assist you to help you play the role of an original saurian mask!

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The Breath of Sauris

We are all stressed, and anxious to do many things with the feeling of always having little time, we dream of reconnecting with ourselves, with others, and with the planet, but we cannot. We lack breath.
But perhaps you did not know that in Sauris it is possible to realize this dream. Such pure air, a slower, human-scale lifestyle, allows you to breathe with freedom and rediscover our truest humanity.

You just have to try it in person, provided you make yourself available to tell the whole world about this memorable experience.

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Potions, talismans and fabulous plants of Sauris

It seems that the inhabitants of Sauris enjoy longevity higher than the national average and that the secret of this longevity is kept in the use of ancient talismans and potions that the Saurians derive from particular plants cultivated in the ancient gardens of the village. The editor of the magazine “QB” wants to go deep and asked Renzo to put together a research group to discover the details of the secret kept by the Saurians and then disclose the discovery for the benefit of the whole world.

For this enterprise, Renzo gave an appointment to the researchers at the ethnographic museum and it is recommended to bring a smartphone to collect the photo material, videos, and interviews.

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250 million years ago in Sauris

The mayor of Sauris wants to expand the Ethnographic Museum with photos and fossils of the famous Carnic Lagoon formed 250 million years ago, a geological peculiarity that characterizes the valley of Sauris in a truly unique way.
Renzo, an architect also an expert in geology, has been commissioned to coordinate the team of explorers who will have to complete the mission.

Do you want to try your hand at this adventure? Renzo is waiting for you at the Ethnographic Museum and will also provide you with the knowledge and equipment necessary for research.

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Ancient stories of Venice among streets, shops and old proverbs

Pierluigi has recently established the association “Heritage of Venice” to preserve the ancient Venetian popular culture and, together with Monica, organizes thematic research on the past of Venice involving scholars, researchers, and fans of Venice who want to help spread the most authentic soul of this city.

Are you a “Venice Lover”? Do you want to contribute to keeping Venice’s value high?
Join the new expedition, Monica is waiting for you at Ca’ Dei Proverbi with the map of the mission.

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The new elixir “Rocca degli Dei”

“La Rocca degli Dei” is a typical Calabrian liquor business owned by Carmine. For months, he has been developing a new liqueur based on typical local herbs. Today he convened a group of experts to finalize the recipe and understand how to transfer into this new product the soul of the culture and traditions of the country of Fuscaldo. From the collection of officinal herbs, to the archaeology of the ancient stone doorways of the village, an immersion in the oldest heart of Calabria awaits you.

Do you feel up to it? Then make your way to the factory to be part of the team of authorized experts gathered to start production!

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Beyond the superstition of Mefitis

Around the phenomenon of the “mofete”, gas fumes of Oliveto Citra, legends and many fears have arisen over the millennia. Marzia, an expert geologist of the association “Mefitis”, has decided to start a scientific investigation to remove once and to do this she needs a team of scholars from various disciplines including geologists, archaeologists, and naturalists.

Don’t hesitate, we need your help!

So we wait for you tomorrow for the inspection, try to be on time and remember to bring your water bottle!

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Discovering the amber gold of Cetara

Franco is the owner of the restaurant S. Pietro di Cetara and has to organize a banquet, but discovers that he has exhausted the supplies of the famous Colatura di Alici di Cetara Dop. He then relies on Daniela to bring him by the sea the new supply within lunchtime.

Do you want to be part of the crew bringing the amber-gold to the banquet? We are at the pier of Salerno and, I recommend, don’t be late because the delivery must be on time.

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Celebrate the arrival of King Umberto I in Lecce among shops, palaces and banquets

In 1889, King Umberto I and Prime Minister Francesco Crispi came to Lecce to inaugurate some important monuments. To celebrate the memory of this historic event, the Associazione Dimore Storiche Italiane asked Fabio to put together a group of passionate volunteers to coordinate the production of an article and the preparation of a commemorative aperitif.
Fabio is waiting for you in Piazza Carducci, bring all your motivation together with lots of curiosity and creativity.

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Deep in the green heart of the Italian Riviera

The Tigullio section of Italia Nostra commissioned Antonella and her environmental friends to produce the material for a documentary about the culture of the hill of Lavagna to promote the green culture and eco-sustainability of this territory.

Do you want to be part of the group that will highlight the eco-sustainable qualities of Tigullio?
Come with your smartphone and with all your curiosity to interview the locals and capture a landscape that dates back to more than 1000 years ago.

Vuoi far parte del gruppo che metterà in luce le qualità ecosostenibili del Tigullio?
Vieni con il tuo smartphone e con tutta la tua curiosità a intervistare i locali e immortalare un paesaggio che risale a più di 1000 anni fa.

Se ti intendi di fantasmi e non temi il mistero, Ilaria ti aspetta domani al tramonto davanti al castello, mi raccomando arriva puntuale perché sembra che il fantasma non aspetti!
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The Ghost of Sorci Castle

laria is a journalist and was commissioned by the owners of Castello di Sorci to summon some ghost experts with whom to examine the truth of the facts and legends of the infamous Baldaccio, the ghost that seems to infest the castle.

If you know about ghosts and do not fear the mystery, Ilaria awaits tomorrow at sunset in front of the castle, I recommend arriving on time because it seems that the ghost does not wait!

Se non temi il mistero vieni al castello Ilaria ti aspetta domani al tramonto, mi raccomando arriva puntuale!
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Polenta Experience in the Unesco Prosecco Hills

After many years, the recognition as a Small Local Production is now imminent for the ancient mill Molinetto della Croda: it can finally grind his own flour and sell it to the public! On the occasion of this event the Association of
Molinetto has commissioned Silvia to organize a party to celebrate the local culture and the tradition of polenta.

We need the contribution of some other event planners, so don’t back out, Silvia is waiting for you at the Molinetto to organize the party!

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Favara, cook eat and explore!

Farm Cultural Park is a Contemporary Art Museum that has given great prestige to the small medieval village of Favara and has now decided to take on the challenge of communicating local food traditions in a modern way. Annalisa Pompeo, a well-known Sicilian food and wine blogger, is ready to coordinate the groups who will take action to rediscover the ancient cuisine of Favara passing from house to house.

Looking forward to being part of this special crew? Then do not miss the next adventure where Annalisa intends to discover with you the secret recipe of the Easter Lamb, a typical dessert of Favara.

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Time travel for foodies in Milan

Simona has created “Time travel for foodies in Milan”, a new TV format dedicated to the history of Milanese food and wine.
Would you like to be part of the crew that will produce the episode dedicated to risotto alla milanese from Leonardo da Vinci to the present day?

Bring your smartphone and all your curiosity and creativity, Simona will be waiting for you at the “Camparino” Café in front of the Duomo to decide together the shooting schedule. 
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Create your wine in the Euganean Hills

Amanda is an expert sommelier and a good marketing consultant and a well-known farm in the Euganean Hills commissioned her the launch of an innovative line of wine derived from different denomination of the best products of the winery. For this important task, Amanda has decided to involve a team of oenologists with a particular creativity who will be given carte blanche to go off the grid.
Are you creative enough to be part of this team? Amanda is waiting for you at Podere Villa Alessi with all the tools of the trade.
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1818: the Fratta Carbonara and the bread crisis

1818, Fratta Polesine. The Austrian police set up checkpoints in the city streets to obstruct the supply of food to the citizens, so Enrico, the great Carbonaro master of Fratta, is recruiting the most daring to overcome the roadblocks and deliver the precious foodstuffs to the population.
So, it’s your time, join the Carbonari! Enrico is waiting for you in the shadow of the old mill to organize the uprising.… Read More

Flag wavers at The Palio degli Ochi

With a view to the next Palio degli Ochi of Arquà Polesine, the Lord William III of the Marchesella commissioned the master flag waver of the group “Musicians and Flag Wavers of Arqua Polesine” to organize a new choreography to make the show even more special.
All the flag wavers of the contrada are called to take part to the rehersal at the court of the Castle of Arquà Polesine. Be on time and please, don’t forget to bring your flag!
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Unveil ancient vineyards in Venice off the beaten track

Giuseppina is a historian and researcher from Venice and she has recently discovered that many streets take their name from the wine trade as Venice, from 1300 to 1700, was the largest disposal station of wine in Europe, partly produced inside the city. The news is shocking and to arrive at a detailed discovery, Giuseppina summons historian colleagues from all over the world to help her map the history and traditions of this unexpected revelation
Your knowledge of the history of wine and the wine trade in Europe will be very useful. Meanwhile Giuseppina is waiting for you at the Church of San Silvestro near Rialto with a map showing the reliefs of all the streets.
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Verona Agrifood Delivery

Elisa has turned her passion for cycling into her work and has recently embraced the cause of Torricelle agritourisms, in a wonderfull hilly area overlooking Verona, which wish to spread the culture of 0km and allow the consumer to appreciate, in addition to the special quality of the their products, the history of the producers too. Elisa has therefore decided to organize the service: “Verona Agrifood Delivery” for a home delivery that brings the soul of the producers in addition to the products.
Do you like this idea? If you want to be part of the first team Elisa is waiting for you at the shop with bicycles and the map to create a truly innovative service.
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Ambassadors of San Basilio

Maura is the owner of the cosy agritourism Forzello of San Basilio, a small and quiet village where she was born, immersed in the beautiful and lush Polesana plain in the heart of the Po Delta, where Maura’s father made the incredible discovery of a ancient Roman post station, sign of the millenary tradition of local hospitality for travelers, traders, pilgrims and now for tourists. A mix of history, nature, food and legends that Maura wants to spread by forming brave Ambassadors of San Basilio.
If you want to discover the secrets of a rare land where time has stopped in an eternal framework, take part in the formation of Maura to become Ambassador of San Basilio and bring to the world the most intimate soul of this wonderful place and its inhabitants.
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“Pinza alla Munara” – The bread of the mills in the Po area

Caligo proloco wants to nominate the Munara – style Pinza as a certified typical product of Veneto region. Alberto, owner of the Valgrande agritourism, has to involve a group of journalists, experts in food & wine, for the dossier, necessary for the nomination. It will need to collect and catalog information about ancient traditional recipes by interviewing the institutions, the “veci” and involving the famous Polesine “azdores” in order to put the hands in the dough by sharing their passion.
Your presence is very important for Alberto, so he asks you to arrive on time at the agritourism with your smartphone for photos and interviews because the time for the nomination is quickly running out!… Read More

Italian Spritz Masterclass

Are you passionate about enogastronomy but you don’t speak a word of Italian? No problem!
Cristina is ready to train you with her masterclass “Italian Food & Spritz Masterclass” where you can learn the Italian terminology that will allow you to move freely in the oldest shops in the center of Padua and you will be able to prepare Spritz by yourself, the traditional Paduan aperitif famous all over the world.

Don’t be shy, take part in this unforgettable experience and don’t worry about the Italian vocabulary, Cristina has organised everything!… Read More

The Maiorchino Tournament

The Mayor of Novara of Sicily commissioned Filippo, president of the PFM cultural association, to organize a special edition of the famous Maiorchino Tournament so as not to lose the tradition. During the Tournament, the citizens of Novara di Sicilia compete in a spectacular race where they roll a cheese (The Maiorchino) through the streets of the town.
Citizens of Novara di Sicilia, you are called to set up and take part in the tournament! Filippo is waiting for you tomorrow and don’t worry about the hat to take part, it’s ready for you!… Read More

The Cuisine of the Monsú of the 800 Sicilian aristocracy

Mariagrazia is an expert in agri-food productions and together with her friend Roberta, a professional cook, she thought to create the first Master in Cuisine of the Monsú, where you will learn to choose food products, to cook them and even to prepare the table in the manner envisaged by this particular type of cuisine. You will discover the tradition of the French chefs hired by the high aristocracy of the time, contaminated with the truest soul of Sicily.
If you have decided to participate do not hesitate, bring the shopping bag and Mariagrazia will give you the apprentice badge.… Read More

The treasure of Ammicc Palace

Today, at dawn, the death of Mr. Lambicco, rich feudal lord of Bernalda, was announced. It was rumored that the rich gentleman hid a great treasure and an assault on Ammicc Palace was unleashed. Imma, Lambicco’s daughter, however, reveals that the treasure is actually an ancient secret recipe and decides to open the doors of the palace only to talented cooks and talented pastry chefs.
If you want to participate in the “treasure hunt”, come tomorrow in front of the church of San Bernardino. Behind the treasure lies a “sweet” surprise … hurry up!… Read More

The marriage of King Manfredi at the Swabian Castle

An advertising agency was commissioned by the managers of the Swabian Castle to create an original concept to promote the Castle on social media, the theme will be the re-enactment of the marriage between the son of Federico II, Manfredi of Swabia, and Elena of Epirus, which took place in 1259. To remain anchored to the facts and the iconographies of that time, the Agency involved Francesca, a well-known art historian, expert in the historical period of Federico II and Manfredi.
Don’t worry about setting up, Francesca thinks of everything, just bring your smartphone and all your creativity for the social media campaign!… Read More

I love nocciola

Irma is the greatest Italian hazelnut expert, she decided to organize an exclusive Masters course reserved for those “nutty” who have applied to promote the Italian hazelnut in the world.
We have received your request to participate in the Master and we ask you to send us your CV and any references for the selection. Places are limited, we wish you the best of luck. Good hazel-luck!
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The Knights who freed the Val D’Orcia from Ghino di Tacco

1400: Ghino di Tacco holds the territory in check preventing the kitchens of the village being supplied. The Lord of the village hires a handful of valiant knights to recover food and feed the population. The knights, through the fields of the Val d’Orcia, run through less traveled streets, without being found by the terrible Ghino. They can in this way get everything they need to celebrate the success of the mission after they return to the village.
Join the knights who want to help feed the village and get rid from the evil feudal lord!… Read More

Action…!“Unconventional Pisa for foodies”

The Pisa Film Association “Corte Tripoli Cinematografica” has commissioned Francesca, director and expert in enogastronomy, to make a short film about the many enogastronomic suggestions of Pisa, to enhance the city apart from the well-known leaning tower. Francesca is trying to create a group of talented video makers and location managers to make truly unconventional shots.
Francesca prepared the Storyboard and is waiting for you tomorrow at Keith Art Shop Caffè, you just have to bring your smartphone and be ready to immerse yourself in the flavors and tradition of this wonderful city.… Read More

Bologna: There is more beyond the sheet pasta!

The Bolognan enogastronomic culture center “Giorgio Costa”, asked Mario, a well-known expert in local enogastronomy, to involve a group of international journalists to promote and clarify the history and culture of the true Bolognan tagliatelle and thus defend the dish from the many mystifications.
Did you receive the invitation to give your contribution to this important enogastronomic report? Mario is waiting for you with passes at the Osteria del Sole. You will have to work and taste!… Read More

Fleeing from the pirates in Portofino

Alarm! Alarm! From the Castle of S.Margherita Ligure, Debora has just spotted the Corsican Pirates! Hurry up! We must flee to the mountain. Do not worry, we will certainly find a good refuge in the woods and we will be able to survive by discovering the resources that nature provides us with!
But now hurry up, collect supplies and the few belongings, Debora is waiting for you to guide you towards salvation through ancient paths!… Read More

The Gorgonzola cheese and the Marchioness: a poor cheese on the riches’ table

Early 1800s. The Marchioness Busca Arconati Visconti, born Serbelloni, hosts the nobility in her country house in
Gorgonzola. The Marchioness will organise a sumptuous lunch for her distinguished friends, to show them that the
“Gorgonzola” is not a cheese for the poor, but is also worthy to be served at the tables of nobles. Ginevra, the
Serbelloni’s housekeeper, is selecting the team that will help her organize the taste with the best Gorgonzola.
And you, will you be part of the team? Ginevra is waiting for you for tastings.… Read More

From the Middle Ages the true story of the legendary “Pastissada”

Francesca, an expert blogger of medieval cuisine, has discovered that the “Pastissada de Caval”, a typical dish of Verona, based on horse meat, finds its origins even in the ancient battle between King Odoacer and King Theodoric of 489 AD. The news is so striking that she decides to convene in Verona all the friends who share her same passion, to recreate and publish in real time on the blog photos, videos and details of the historical facts that can be recovered from the artistic finds hidden in the city and from the legends that are still handed down among cooks and sommeliers from Verona.
Francesca is waiting for you at the Antica Bottiglieria Baraldi and don’t forget to bring your smartphone!… Read More

The very good Frico Friulano of Grandma Marisa

Relatives and grandchildren can’t wait to taste, once again, the specialty of Grandma Marisa, her legendary Frico, a famous traditional dish from Friuli. This time the grandmother asks everyone to help in the preparation of this dish and Alessandra, the niece graduated in gastronomic sciences, immediately offers to organize the expedition to buy all the necessary ingredients.
What an emotion! Alessandra will bring the shopping bag and the list of ingredients and when we have taken everything, Grandma Marisa, will teach us how to prepare her excellent Friulian frico!… Read More

The “Figo Moro” of Caneva conquers Japan

Taisuke Hamasaki is the owner of the restaurant “La Tartarughina” in Tokyo, renowned for its Italian cuisine. He wants to include in his menu the “Figo Moro” of Caneva, an exclusive specialty from Friuli known thanks to Giuliana, a well-known expert in local agri-food production, to whom he asked for advice to define the best proposals for pairing with Friulian wines and cheeses. Giuliana has decided to involve the leading local experts.
You too are part of the team! Remember to bring what you need to take pictures to send to Hamasaki, so you will help the Figo Moro to conquer even Japan with its sweetness!… Read More

The Master to become “Turin Taster”

Armanda has organized an innovative master degree in enogastronomy of Piedmont, to allow enthusiasts to learn about local cuisine specialties and become “Turin Tasters”.
The master will be very practical, you will learn the peculiarities of local products and you will have to show that you know how to buy, to the best value for money, at the market stalls of Porta Palazzo.
So, if you are passionate about local enogastronomy do not hesitate! Come in Piazza Palazzo di Città and don’t forget to bring your shopping bag.… Read More