Italian Christmas Desserts: Specialties from Abruzzo
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Italian Christmas Desserts: Specialties from Abruzzo

It's not Christmas in Italy without the famous pandoro and panettone desserts, but in Abruzzo, the real stars of Christmas are the sfogliatelle, caggionetti and bocconotti. All three of them are filled with grape jam and coated with powdered sugar.  Sfogliatelle not just Neapolitan Sfogliatelle, although commonly associated with Naples, are a ...

Teramo, TE, Abruzzo
Tuscan Christmas Cookies: i Cavallucci
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Tuscan Christmas Cookies: i Cavallucci

Cavallucci cookies (sometimes referred to as Cavallucci di Siena) are an ancient Tuscan cookie. The name ("little horses") probably derives from the fact that they were offered to passers-by and pilgrims, who were probably often on horseback, by the countryside taverns. They were already known at the ...

Tuscany
Hotel La Torretta in Castiglione dei Pepoli Near Bologna
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Hotel La Torretta in Castiglione dei Pepoli Near Bologna

Castiglione dei Pepoli is a small town located in the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines immersed in nature. It is the ideal place to spend a relaxing holiday outdoors, visit nearby Bologna, enjoy the lakes and other nearby attractions. And the Hotel La Torretta is the ideal place ...

Hotel La Torretta, Castiglione dei Pepoli, BO, Emilia-Romagna