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Rome, until a few decades ago, was literally surrounded by vineyards, those of the Castelli, which for centuries have met the needs of the city, from the time of the Roman Empire to the Middle Ages, until the mid-twentieth century, when the countryside was depopulated year after year, abandoning the wine heritage of the capital to itself. Today, the only DOCG of Rome and Lazio is Cesanese del Piglio, the most ancient and well-known native vine of the territory, whose origins date back to the Romans, loved by the Emperors and Popes who had the papal court in Anagni, protagonist of “L’Arte da bere – Le Dimore del vino”, a tourism enhancement project that, in synergy with the La Sapienza University, will bring wine to two of the most beautiful residences in the area: the Colonna di Piglio Castle and the Doria Palace Pamphilj di Valmontone, with the aim of giving life to new transversal narratives that, alongside and together with wine, tell – with the voice, among others, of the winemaker Roberto Cipresso – with cultural and artistic events also the history of the great patrons ( the Colonna family and Prince Camillo Pamphilj) and the great painters linked to those residences (above all Mattia Preti, in the seventeenth century), also thinking of distant dialogues with contemporary painting, represented for example by Piero Ricci in Piglio.

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Marco Ribaudo

Marco Ribaudo

For the love of food and wine! Marco Ribaudo, Certified Sommelier, with 25 years in the food and beverage industry now invites you to join him in his latest adventure, the opening of la Cucina del Vino to share his culture and passion for creating unforgettable memories around the table.

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