The exam for the Vogalonga

The rowers of the International Boat Rowing Association decided to take part in this year’s edition of Vogalonga using a typical Venetian boat and the ancient Venetian rowing technique. To enroll in the Vogalonga, however, it is necessary to have passed the admission exam on the Venetian rowers’ register, which includes a theoretical part of general culture, in particular on the world of boats, and a practical part where it is necessary to demonstrate a real skill in the traditional rowing technique.
How can you get ready for the exam? No problem! Monica is ready to start the lesson!
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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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In the footsteps of the Cimbri with donkeys

The memory of the Cimbri of the Lessini mountains is likely to disappear so the Local Rural History Research and Conservation Center decided to promote a recognition on the territory to find and map the last traces of the ancient Bavarian-Tyrolean settlers arrived here during the Middle Ages. Barbara has to accompany the expedition of exploring anthropologists who will have to search the area among pastures and ancient districts with her donkeys, to find traces, artifacts and testimonies of the ancient Cimbrian people and fix them forever in memory.
Barbara believes you can help out during this mission and is waiting for you at the farm with her donkeys, remember to bring a compass and pay attention to … “anguane”!
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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

Indomitable 2020 – The extraordinary story of Maria Antonietta Avanzo

Maria Antonietta Avanzo was a legendary free woman, a motoring enthusiast who traveled all over the world earning the title of “Indomitable” which is the title of the book about her life. A woman whose life is more and more current and for this, the great-granddaughter Adelaide, decided to organize “Indomitable 2020”, a circuit with vintage cars, dedicated exclusively to female racers, on the roads of the Po Delta and the lower Polesine area starting from the wonderful Ca ‘Zen estate where Antonietta used to spend hot summers.
Do you want to reiterate the distinctive sign of Antonietta? Subscribe to “Indomita 2020”, Adelaide is waiting for you at Villa Ca’ Zen for a memorable, unique and unrepeatable adventure!
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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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Citizens of the island of Sant’Erasmo – the veggie garden of Venice

The island of Sant’Erasmo has for centuries been called “the veggie garden of Venice”. Here the Venetians have always experienced the silence, the slow rhythm of nature and the life of the fields in the most famous lagoon in the world. The citizens of the island want to keep this climate for which they are open to new residents but only as long as they are respectful of this lifestyle.
If you want to become an honorary citizen of Sant’Erasmo you must prove to the commission of the village that you have the right stuff, Giovanna is waiting for you at Punta Vela to start your initiation into the new life of Sant’Erasmo.
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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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Domus de Janas, fairies’ house and the music of the tree of life

In Sant’Andrea Priu there is a magical place. Next to an ancient olive tree there are the Domus de Janas, also called “the fairies’ houses”. The Rural Heritage association is looking for special people to let them try a truly unique experience: finding a deeper connection with nature through the vibrations that this mysterious archaeological site gives off.
Will your emotions be able to make “The Tree of Life” sound? If you have an open and free spirit, the shaman is waiting for you to guide you on your process of reconnection with nature.… 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

Fishing with cousin Pepè at the foot of Etna

Saro’s cousins ​​live abroad, they come to Acireale for the first time and they dream of finding their roots, the sea and the lands they had never seen before and meeting their relatives they have never met. Saro organizes the meeting with Giuseppe, “Pepè”, the only cousin who has decided to continue the profession of grandparents and of great-grandparents: fishing. It will surely be an exciting moment even if it won’t be easy to understand each other, Pepè only speaks the Sicilian dialect! Do you feel ready to learn the ancient secrets of fishing and find your roots? Saro awaits you at sunset in the square of Acireale!… Read More

The marriage of Hazelnut and Chocolate

Giuliana Nocciola and Emanuele Cioccolato decided to celebrate their wedding in Giffoni, the village of Hazelnut PGI. The organization is entrusted to Mariagrazia, an expert in hazelnut and an associate of “La Città Della Nocciola”. For the event she will need help from specialized chefs and dining room staff, of course musicians and dancers cannot miss.
Don’t hold back, you too have been recruited to prepare the party! Mariagrazia is waiting for you at “Villa Rizzo” and don’t forget to bring your umbrella underwire!… Read More

“Trotula De Ruggiero” first Lady of the Salerno Medicine of the 11th century

Salerno year 1099 d.c., Sibilla Da Conversano is dying for having sucked the poison from the wound of her husband Robert II Duke of Normandy struck in battle during the first Crusade. Fortunately, Trotula De Ruggiero, one of the first female doctors in Italian history, does not give up and involves her students in the preparation of a powerful antidote obtained from the mixture of healing herbs collected in the Garden of Minerva.
But now don’t hesitate, we need you too! Come at the ninth hour of the morning at the Villa Comunale in Salerno and don’t forget to bring a cruet for analysis!… Read More

The Great Photo Contest at the WWF Oasis of Alviano

The Oasis of Alviano is one of the most beautiful WWF Parks in Italy, a wild and uncontaminated territory with a particular flora and fauna. Elena wants to promote the Oasis and invites you to the Great Photo Contest open to all lovers of photography and nature.
if you love taking pictures and immersing yourself in nature, don’t be shy! Take your camera and, even if you are not an expert, you will have a wonderful experience in a magical place.… Read More

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

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

Lord Byron arrives at Cà Zen

I am writing to you in a hurry because I have just learned that Lord Byron will be a guest for a few days at our wonderful Cà Zen Venetian Villa. I have authorized Silvia, our housekeeper, to double the servants and spare expense, because I want to be sure of making a welcome worthy of our family. So, I invite you to present yourself at the servants’ lounge and guarantee your utmost commitment right now, so that every detail is taken care of perfectly in preparation of the arrival of this illustrious guest.
Be at Ca ‘Zen in the morning with a clean apron. If all goes well, you will receive double pay.… 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