Maritozzo seems to be booming in Japan in recent years, and that is also the news in Italy.
It's a fashionable presentation at a trendy cafe, it's in a plastic container at a supermarket, it's frozen, and Maritozzo is written everywhere in Japan !! I think it's nice and strange to hear that sober guys like eating for breakfast are popular.
The name Maritozzo is made up of Marito (husband) + ozzo (suffix that gives a funny tone), and it is said that it was given to a woman who was loved by a man once in a while.
Italy is a country where the food you eat changes depending on the region. Maritozzo is a traditional Roman dessert, so it's hard to see it in Naples. Meanwhile, I finally met at a cafe in the Vomero area.
The brioche was moderately moist and the cream was light and delicious.
There are various versions of fruit, pistachios, chocolate cream, etc. in the show window. The upper row is Maritozzo ⁉︎ of Cornet (Italian croissant)
When you come to Naples, compare it to Maritozzo in Japan and in Rome.
Rome deserves to be called "Caput mundi" = the capital of the world, and fragments of various countries can be found. There are obelisks in Egypt, London-style neighborhoods, etc ... and even Japanese cherry blossom trees.
Why are there Japanese cherry blossoms in Italy, where there is no custom of cherry blossom viewing?
Its roots date back to 1959.
That year, Italy was developing a district called EUR on the outskirts of Rome for the Rome Olympics ahead of the following year. It was a district developed by Mussolini for the Rome Expo, which was supposed to be held in 1942 (EUR stands for Rome Expo), but it was not realized in World War II and the defeat and was left unattended. Was there.
The facilities have been refurbished and reworked to create a venue suitable for attracting athletes and spectators from around the world.
Through this Olympics, it was very important to show a new Italy that survived the tragedy of fascism and war.
Against this background, many high-ranking officials from overseas visited Rome during this period.
The then Prime Minister, Nobusuke Kishi, was one of them.
Four years after Rome, Japan, ahead of the Tokyo Olympics in 1964, has the same desire as Italy, which was an ally during the war, to "make the Olympics a success and appeal to the world how it has recovered from the defeat." is.
Prime Minister Kishi presented 2,500 cherry tree saplings to commemorate his visit, and these were planted around a pond in the EUR district, which is the venue for the Olympic Games.
Every year when the cherry blossom season comes, many Romans, style lovers, oriental culture lovers, and of course Japanese also come here to take a walk along the cherry blossom trees named "Japanese Promenade" and have a picnic. I spend a relaxing time relaxing.
Due to the corona wreck, we couldn't see the cherry blossoms in EUR last year and this year.
However, vaccination is gradually progressing, and nuvola (a cloud-inspired convention center by architect Fuksas) in this EUR is the largest vaccination site in Rome.
Hope you can resume cherry blossom viewing in EUR next year!
Procida Island becomes the capital of Italian culture in 2022!
It's about this time of sad news, but happy news has arrived in Campania!
Procida Island in Campania was selected as the "2022 Capital of Italian Culture" by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities of Italy. (Official website of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities of Italy → https://www.benicultura…)
The Procida project is "La Cultura non Isola". In the sense that culture is not isolated, it is also called Isola, which means island in Italian.
Instead of isolating the island, make it a place of exploration, experimentation and knowledge!
44 cultural projects, a 330-day program and 240 artists will be attending next year!
Procida Island has many maze-like paths. It's fun to walk around the city without hesitation, but Procida isn't just about colorful and cute buildings.
Unlike the resort areas of Capri and Ischia, the island's people have a rustic and laid-back atmosphere with a sense of life.
It is a place where you can enjoy the "life feeling of the islanders".
Houses drying laundry are lined up, islanders gather on the terrace with a view of the harbor, grandfather sells vegetables from the fields on the road, fishermen clean nets and boats It is a heartwarming island that cannot be seen in urban areas that are famous for sightseeing.
The beautiful coastal streets have become the setting for several films. Among them, the 1994 movie "Il Postino" "Il Postino" is famous.
The excavation work that began in 2019 at the Pompeii ruins has created a new "fast food" store counter. It will be available from next year!
I was really thrilled when I saw it on the documentary show last night. It's been a while since I was so excited.
The archaeological site manager said, "This is the first case in which we were able to excavate the exact same thing (at that time)."
This counter is called "Thermopolium".
The extraordinary features of this discovery are the excellent preservation of the pictorial decoration of the room and the food debris found along with the human bodies and animal bones of the two victims of the eruption.
The two ducks hung upside down would have been used for the dishes on the menu.
At the bottom of the dorio (wine container), the presence of ground broad beans in wine to change the taste and color was confirmed.
The dog tied to the leash was probably used as a guard dog, like the famous Beware of the Dog mosaic, which is a symbol of Pompeii.
This latest discovery shows that the archaeological site of Pompeii still tells a lot about 2000 years later.
We are waiting for you at this wonderful fast food restaurant.
May the day come soon!
Pfizer vaccine (COVID-19 mRNA BNT162b2v) vaccination will begin on December 27th. A young Roman nurse is the first inoculator.
The vaccine will be shipped from Belgium on the 25th and will arrive in Italy on the 27th. First of all, priority is given to medical professionals and those with chronic diseases. Two doses are required at least 21 days apart and are for 16 years and older.
The number of people infected with coronavirus in Italy on December 24 is 18040, which is not a low number, but it has been gradually decreasing since the end of November, the peak of the second wave.
From today until the end of the Christmas period on January 6th, Italy is locked down, with a peek on the 4th. It's a lonely Christmas, but I hope this will work towards the future convergence of the corona.
have a nice Christmas. Buon Natale
Of course it was news in Japan, but Diego Maradona died on November 25th.
He was a member of the Naples team for several years in the 1980s and led the team to victory many times, and he is like a god to Naples soccer fans.
Even after leaving Naples, he loved the city for a long time, and the Naples seemed to watch him as genius but mentally weak as his family from a distance.
In honor of his achievements, plans are underway to rename Naples' home ground "Studio San Paolo" and nearby stations to Diego Armando Maradona.
Thank you for all the excitement. I sincerely pray for your soul.
The Kamaldori Monastery is located on the highest hill in Naples, 485 meters above sea level.
Designed by the then popular architect Domenico Fontana at the end of the 14th century, it has been a place of prayer and labor in remote nature. You can still see the sisters who live in faith.
The interior of the church, decorated in the late Renaissance-Baroque style, is also spectacular, but the main attraction here is probably the view from the observatory.
Beyond the messy city of Naples, you'll want to take panoramic views of Mount Vesuvius, the Sorrento Peninsula, Capri and Ischia, Nisida overhanging the sea, Pozzuoli and Bahia.
The Santa Lucia district of Naples is lined with luxury hotels and has a beautiful panoramic view of Ovo Castle and Mount Vesuvius overhanging the sea.
The coastal street, which was always crowded with walkers and tourists, disappeared during the lockdown, and the scenery was very sad for the Naples.
After the lockdown was unlocked, people began to come out, and with the arrival of summer, vacationers from within the euro area began to come.
However, after 6 pm, it is mandatory to wear a mask even outdoors (where people gather), so it is a quiet and calm atmosphere, probably because you can not get into the usual chat.
In restaurants and cafeterias, the tables are spaced apart, and waiters and cooks, of course, wear masks.
It may be the way they have survived the history of thousands of years of change that seems to be accepting the hardships, even though everyone is attending in a long and difficult situation.
On Monday (September 14th), all the classmates were there for the first time in a while.
School was a fun place before! In Italy, children hugged a lot with their friends, especially boys playing against each other.
I'm very happy to finally meet my school friends this time, but it's very different from my previous school life. .. ..
Children playing indoors during the lockdown and large outdoors during the summer didn't have to worry too much about the virus. Now that school has begun, we have to face new rules (friend distance, masks, silent meals, etc.).
Despite the confusion, I remember that children are more prepared to live with the virus.
The number of infected people is still increasing little by little, but let's do our best to continue our current school life by washing our hands and disinfecting them diligently!
Let's try to have a healthy body and mind every day.
It's okay to have some weather in Naples today!
Although it is a new type of coronavirus whose convergence is difficult to predict, for many Italians, the summer time spent by the sea is a source of energy. Many people have given up on overseas vacations this year, but the nearby beaches are a great success.
The tanned people have their beach beds on the shores, and they turn around like sunflowers and sunbathe all day long so that they can hit the sun better.
This landscape gradually calms down in September and returns to the original quiet beach.