Traditional food from the Euganean Hills


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Traditional food from the Euganean Hills

THE MOST TYPICAL AND TRADITIONAL FOOD AND WINE SPECIALTIES FROM THE EUGANEAN HILLS. THEIR ORIGINS, INFORMATION AND INTERESTING FACTS. THE HISTORIC RESTAURANTS AND PRODUCERS TO ENJOY THEIR AUTHENTIC FLAVOR.

This section of WebFoodCulture is about the most typical and traditional food and wine specialties from the Euganean Hills. The following articles include their fascinating origins, useful information and interesting facts. They also provide indications on the historic restaurants and producers of these delicacies, giving the opportunity to taste their authentic flavor.

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The most traditional food and wine specialties from the Euganean Hills. The historic restaurants and producers.


A villa, Goldoni and the Friularo wine.

There is a place where emotions from a time past, art, culture and taste, seem to blend. A beautiful, ancient villa in the Italian countryside becomes the source of feelings that inevitably ignite inspiration. It’s here that the Friularo wine was born, the fruit of a sensibility slowly acquired over the centuries. (continue)

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Ballotta: Galileo’s trattoria (crt-01) Ballotta: Galileo’s trattoria (crt-01)

There are places where food, no matter how delicious, manages to acquire additional, unexpected flavor: places like ‘Ballotta’, a ‘trattoria’, serving traditional specialties since the XVII Century to all kind of customers. Among them, very famous people such as Galileo Galilei … and many others! (continue)

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Maraschino liqueur and the Luxardo family (img-03, cc-01, crt-02) Maraschino liqueur and the Luxardo family (img-03, cc-01, crt-02)

‘Maraschino’ is the main ingredient of some of the most famous cocktails in the world. Its captivating flavor comes from a very particular type of cherry, the ‘marasca’. Its name is indissolubly associated with a brave and competent entrepreneurial family: the Luxardos. (continue)

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One of the most precious gems of the Euganean Hills is certainly Arquà Petrarca. Part of the name of this village derives from that of one of its greatest admirers, the famous Fouteenth Century writer Francesco Petrarca. It’s without doubts a magical place: walking through its narrow alleys, it’s possible to breathe air full of culture and history.



Just a few images are more than enough to understand the magic and charm of the Euganean Hills. Their gentle slopes create a relaxing landscape, marked by the sounds, the scents and the colors of nature. Endless rows of vines, similar to a precious diadem, surround a place suspended in time, whose pace is perfect for study and meditation.


Colli Euganei, tramonto.

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State: Italy
Region: Veneto

The Euganean Hills.

The Euganian Hills are a group of volcanic reliefs whose height does not exceed six hundred meters. They rise from the Po valley plain, in the northeast of the Italian peninsula, not too far from the city of Padova. Their name comes from Latin: it was used by the Ancient Romans for the local population.

Petrarch and the Euganian Hills.

Francesco Petrarca, one of the most famous intellectuals of the Fourteenth Century, was a great lover of the charm and tranquility of the Euganean Hills, so much to settle in the local village of Arquà. The most renowned work of this author is certainly the ‘Canzoniere’: a collection of compositions (mostly sonnets), in great part about his passion for a woman, Laura. A troubled romance, originating considerations that quite often go beyond love.

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