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Gnocchi alla Sorrentina

INGREDIENTS: 900 g boiled potatoes; 300 g flour "0"; no.1 egg; salt. DIRECTIONS: Mix the ingredients together by hand until an even mixture is obtained. Roll into oblong shapes to cut into 2 cm each one; then shape them using a fork and 2 fingers.


Coronavirus #stayathome

It seems unbeliavable that Italy was placed under the lock-down conditions to contain the spread of Coronavirus and protect Italy’s most vulnerable citizens. But this is the only way to protect our health and all over the world.



My assistance consist of ...

When renovating your Italian dream house you like feedback about the work in progress and you cannot be present. I'm your eyes at distance and my Team is happy to work in complete collaboration with you.


Il Marted' grasso in Italia

"Martedì Grasso" in Italy refers to events of the Carnival celebration, beginning on the 17th January and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday (known as Shrove Tuesday). It reflects the practice of the last night of eating rich, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season.


MERLA days

It is " i giorni della Merla (hen blackbird)". According to our ancestors legend, the last three days of January (29, 30 and 31, or according to others legends the last two days of January and February 1st) are supposed to be the three coldest days of the year.


Carnival is on the way

According to the Catholic religious tradition, the Carnival begins with the Septuagesima Sunday (the first of the ninth Sunday preceding the Holy Week according to the Gregorian calendar and ends on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday which marks the beginning of Lent).


My assistance consists in ...

Clients like to be updated about the work in progress at their house when restoration works are requested. I provide this assistance too and I like taking pictures and I enjoy it a lot! I'm your eyes at distance.


8th December

The Immaculate Conception of Mary is a dogma of the Roman Catholic Church, according to which the Virgin Mary was conceived without any stain of original sin. It is completely distinct from the Virginity of Mary and the virgin birth of Jesus, though it is a popular mistake to confuse them.


Christmas is on the way

Christmas time starts in Italy on the 8th of December and ends with the Epiphany on the 6th January. In this period, just waiting for the Jesus's birth, markets are held showing numerous decorations, nativity figurines, sweets and gifts.


Picking Olives

In October olives are ripe enough to be picked but sometimes you must wait until December, it depends on the variety of the olive and according to the region where they are, the weather condition and the picking method you are using.



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