Today a striking earthquake hit the region of Modena and Bologna. We feel very sorry about this fact and we hope the best for all those people that are living terrible hours because of the earthquake.

Ashpazi Italiayi loves Emilia Romagna, and wants to show the best of this Italian region. We selected a video of Tortellini, that is a particular kind of pasta, where with a small slice of fresh pasta your wrap typically mix of meat (pork loin, prosciutto) or cheese. Originally from the Italian region of Emilia (in particular Bologna and Modena), they are usually served in soup.

Broad beans and pecorino is a traditional meal for the City of Rome the 1st of May

May Day is an important celebration in Italy. Very popular is the Concerto del Primo Maggio (“1 May’s Concert”), organized by Italian Labour Unions in Rome in Piazza San Giovanni. It is attended by more than 500,000 people every year, because a lot of famous bands perform for free in the huge square in the middle of the San Giovanni neighborhood. The concert is usually broadcasted live on TV.

The folk tradition is to eat broad beans and pecorino cheese. These two typical products can be eaten either at home after the email, or in the country side, where a lot of people go to have a picnic under the first shining sun of the spring.

If you notice some small farmer’s trucks at the side of the country streets showing the sign “Fave & Pecorino” it is because they are selling directly their products.