The Leaning Tower of Pisa

The Leaning Tower is the bell tower of the cathedral and is located in the Miracle Square of Pisa. The monument is the symbol of the city and one of the symbols of Italy.

It is a tall bell tower about 56 meters above ground and it was built between the twelfth and fourteenth century. Its slope is due to subsidence of the underlying soil has already occurred in the early stages of construction.

The construction: The first phase of the work was interrupted in the middle of the third floor. In an attempt to straighten the tower, the three planes added tend to sag in the opposite direction to the slope. The bell tower was completed in the mid of the next century, adding the belfry.

Restorations: Since its construction the inclination is increased. In the last decades of the twentieth century, the tilt had undergone a marked increase, so that the danger of the collapse had made concrete. Twenty years later, April 22, 2011 were completed the restoration work both inside and outside.

The Milan Cathedral

The Milan Cathedral is 108 meters and a half high, along 158 and wide 96 and is by far the third cathedral in the world, after Saint Peter and Seville. The cathedral was consecrated by Archbishop Carlo Borromeo in 1572, although it was not completed. The last spikes were placed only after the middle of the eighteenth century and in 1813 the completion was complete (but the last door was only positioned in 1965).

Among the most strange statues of the Duomo of Milan is that depicting St. Bartholomew (without skin), with his own skin thrown over his shoulders as a mantle. The statue was outside, but was placed inside the church because it scared the children.

Among the external decorations there are heads of monstrous beings, sometimes demons, very common in the medieval tradition; They depicted monsters to frighten the forces of evil.

Lasagna Bolognese

Lasagna is called often lasagna Bolognese. It is a rich and tasty dish of the Emilian cuisine prepared with layers of pasta, meat sauce, bechamel sauce and Parmesan.

Lasagne alla Bolognese is a first very rich dish and nutritionally complete. They are often served as a main course or at parties and special occasions.

Saltimbocca alla Romana (Slices of meat with ham)

The recipe of the Roman saltimbocca (Slices of meat with ham) is a classic Roman cuisine. The fame of this tasty dish has crossed national borders along with other traditional dishes like spaghetti carbonara or amatriciana.
The saltimbocca alla Romana is a dish very easy to prepare and at the same time very tasty.

Ingredients: Slices of meat, ham, sage, white wine, butter, salt and pepper.