Marcello Cordovani

Marcello Cordovani

Marcello Cordovani is the founder and co-owner of VITORITALY. He is also the Tour Manager of the private tour of Italy
Monday, 14 December 2020 07:50

MY PRIVATE ITALY: OLIVE OIL, I LOVE YOU

Extra virgin olive oil (EVO) is undoubtedly the symbol of Mediterranean food, and Italian food in particular. Olive oil is an ancient product, rich in history. You don't drink it, you eat it; it is a valuable food, a few grams change the taste of food.

It is often said that the greatest satisfaction in creating something lies in the act of doing so, rather than in the outcome.

The landing of Salerno was designed to advance further north and free Naples as soon as possible, but it resulted in a painful time for the city.

One thing is clear: when you approach it, you should not be in a hurry. It is a work of art, a masterpiece, like a painting or a sculpture, where smell and taste take the place of sight. An inimitable taste: full, intense, harmonious.

All around the world, Italy is associated with culture, art, food, in a few words our way of life. But more and more people are attracted to our country for another reason: our ability to “do”, to manufacture beautiful things.

Today I will tell you about a very sad episode, which has left its mark on the city of Rome and beyond: the raid of the Jewish Ghetto in Rome. An episode that some of the oldest Romans still remember. My intent is not to judge, but simply to let you know about a piece of our history, sad as it is.

Italy, in addition to being a wonderful country, boasts an incredible variety of extraordinary products. In these days, in so many places some special people are committed to carrying on ancient customs and traditions as if nothing had changed over time.

Today I want to talk about an event engraved into the imagination of Italians, young or old, that happened 50 years ago.

I'm not "a connoisseur" for so many things. I am a good fork, not among the critics of Michelin-starred cuisine, but there are some foods which I have a real passion for. One of them is “Prosciutto Crudo”, raw ham.

If you ask a non-Italian about September 8th, he will probably answer it is one of the most beautiful days of the year, weatherwise. 

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