From the artisanal coffee-roastery the most authentic Italian coffee

We are in post-war Italy, in Velletri, in the area of the Castelli Romani, while the reconstruction of the numerous buildings destroyed by the bombing was under pressure, when Flavia Pace, who had remained a widow, decided to roll up her sleeves and reinvent her life with her young sons Antonico and Maurizio Vidili, beginning [...] read more

The Green Gold of the Agro Pontino

We are in Sonnino, in the province of Latina (southern Lazio), an ancient medieval village that stands on top of a hill, the extreme offshoot of Mount Ceraso. A magical land, rich in legends and myths, traditions and propitiatory rituals. It is said that Sonnino was a land of bandits and an enigmatic past that reappears in the form [...] read more

Saffron: how to recognize the “true” Red Gold

The name saffron comes from the Arabic za῾farān. It is obtained from the trifid stigma of Crocus sativus, a plant of the Iridaceae family, cultivated in Asia Minor and in some countries of the Mediterranean basin, including Italy. True saffron is considered the red gold, for its sensory characteristics and antioxidant organoleptic peculiarities. The real [...] read more

Latium: a special crusher

Giovan Felice Pace, a miller from the beginning of the 20th century, was the founder of a family that still preserves the secrets of the precious art of artisan oilmaking with the complicity of a territory with particular organoleptic characteristics that favours the production of a very rare oil. In Velletri, south of Rome, in the [...] read more

Lazio. The season of oil presses, olives and olive oil

EVO oil is extra virgin olive oil, 100% Italian extra virgin olive oil. You can have more, the ideal is 100% Italian extra virgin olive oil, but produced only with olives from one specific territory. Only in this way can you compare all the famous characteristics that distinguish the various productions. Italian olive oil is [...] read more