When Bartali saved Italy… and cucina povera was born

Palmiro Togliatti had been shot. Italy‚Äôs leading Communist leader in the post war was a crucial figure of the day to day running of a nation. Whilst parliament was heavily controlled by the Christian democrats, the working class, the ones responsible for the re-birth of Italy were anything but. The country was economically desolate and … Continue reading When Bartali saved Italy… and cucina povera was born