Stage 13 – May 20 – Palmanova – Cividale Dei Friuli – When Cheese Becomes an Aphrodisiac

6 Minute Read | by Gino De Blasio Stage 13 and today we are in the region of Friuli. We are over that awkward halfway point and with the majority of sprinters leaving the Giro, we need to re-inject some passion into our race, so here goes, cheese makes you a better lover… You really need … Continue reading Stage 13 – May 20 – Palmanova – Cividale Dei Friuli – When Cheese Becomes an Aphrodisiac

When Bartali saved Italy… and cucina povera was born

Palmiro Togliatti had been shot. Italy’s 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