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We sadly share the news of the passing of Elena Troia     

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Towson’s Cafe Troia gently adjusts its format.


By Richard Gorelick The Baltimore Sun The original Cafe Troia opened officially as a full cafe in 1992 but had operated for several years before that as an Italian grocery with a few tables. Cafe Troia was something new for Towson, a quiet, relaxing and sophisticated space for enjoying well-prepared Northern Italian cuisine that had…

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The Land of Wine!

They’re not household names like their Piedmont or Tuscan cousins, but the wines of Italy’s southern wine districts are bold, full-bodied, and satisfying. Southern Italy has been producing wine for over 4000 years. The wine business here was already booming in 2000 B.C. when the Phoenicians arrived. The Greeks dubbed southern Italy “The Land of…

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Naples was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site

In 1995, the historic centre of Naples was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, a United Nations programme which aims to catalogue and conserve sites of outstanding cultural or natural importance to the common heritage of mankind. The UNESCO evaluation committee described Naples’ centre as being “of exceptional value”, and went on to…

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Did you know?

The word “pizza” was first documented in 997 AD in Gaeta, Italy, and successively in different parts of Central and South Italy. The precursor of pizza was probably the focaccia, a flat bread known to the Romans as “panisfocacius”, to which toppings were then added.

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