COMPOSTA FRAGOLE E GUTTURNIO

Fragola e GutturnioDegustazione in cantina, domenica 28 Maggio 2017, per la nuova Composta Fragole e Gutturnio, prima di una nuova serie di prodotti artigianali che vedono la frutta abbinata al vino, rigorosamente delle valli piacentine.

Le fragole coltivate in agricoltura biologica nella Tenuta del Podere Borgo di Vigoleno® diventano protagoniste di un piatto dal gusto molto particolare, esaltato dal Gutturnio Malvicini, vino DOC pregiato, simbolo dell’enologia piacentina e del territorio.

Un tagliere di formaggi, servito prima del dessert è sempre un’ottima idea per completare un pranzo o una cena, ma può diventare anche un piatto unico, per un aperitivo o per un brunch.

Vi aspetto domenica 28 maggio 2017, per assaggiare la nuova Composta Fragole e Gutturnio a Ziano Piacentino, presso la cantina del’Azienda Vitivinicola Malvicini, in via del Mille 37, dalle ore 11 alle 19. Per tutta la giornata si svolgeranno degustazioni di prodotti tipici e vini, anche del nuovo Spumante Brut Pier41 Malvicini, con visita nella cantina e nei vigneti.

ROMAN RUINS OF VELEIA

In our Apennines with its forests, grassy meadows, ravines and fossils hidden in its valleys hides ruins of a Roman city. It’s Veleia Roman tha was originally inhabited since 500 B.C. (2500 years old cenerary artifacts were also unearthed in the vicinity) then by the Ligures Veleiates tribes and that by the Ist c. A. D. it had already been transformed into a thriving and prosperous city by the Romans.

Veleia Romana is 28 km from Borgo di Vigoleno, you can vist ruins all year round and during the summer take place the Ancient Theatre Festival.

The existence of the roman city of Veleia has been certified by ancient sources but any further information, including the area where it was built, had been lost soon. In 1747 the dean of the Macinesso Parish Church found the fragments of a bronze inscription and, unaware of its great value, sold them to the nearby foundries. Fortunately, it had not been destroyed thanks to a scholar (of that period) that recognised its artistic value and, together with Antonio Costa, canon of/in the Cathedral of Piacenza, bought the missing fragments.
Two years later, two scholars, Ludovico Muratori and Scipione Maffei, identified the Tabula Alimentaria traianea , the institution established by Nerva and developed/pushed ahead by his successor, Trajan.
Muratori also realized that the place where they had found the inscription was the site of the ancient Veleia.
After this remarkable discovery, the Duke of Parma don Filippo I di Borbone, aiming at competing with his brother, the Duke Carlo III, that was exploring at that time the roman site of Pompeii, officially started the excavations and, a few months later, founded/established the Ducal Museum of Antiquities, now the National Archaeological Museum of Parma, in order to receive the findings.

VIGOLENO LISTES IN PRESTIGIOUS “THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VILLAGE IN ITALY”

A vacation in Borgo di Vigoleno means a return to live in these small historic villages learning about them with the atmosphere, the fragrances and flavors that make typical local customs, products and traditions a way of life that is worth “savoring” with all fife senses. It’s no coincidence that the ancient medieval  village of Vigoleno is listed in the prestigious Club of “The Most Beautiful Villages in Italy” founded through the incentive of the Tourism Council of the ANCI (National Association of Italian Municipalities). This project arose from the need to promote the great heritage of history, art, culture, environment and traditions found in small italian towns which are, for the most part, cut off from the flow of visitors and tourists.

There are in fact hundreds of small villages in Italy that risk depopulation and consequency decline caused by a situation of marginalization as regards the economic interests thet gravitate towards tourism and commercial trends. Thus it was decided to establish a Products Club that brings together the needs of those wise administrators who are most sensitive to the protection and promotion of the village and who believe in and will partecipate actively in such an important and challenging association.

Admission to the Club requires the meeting of a number of prerequisities, both structural, such as the architectonich harmony of the urban fabric and the quality of the public and private building heritage, and general, regarding the quality of life in the village in terms of activities and services for the people.

The “smaller” Italy like Vigoleno, that which is more hidden and less known, best represents the unfolding of the millenary history that left its indelible marks especially in these places cut off from development and modernization at all costs.