The Garden of Ninfa, nature and wildlife

The Garden of Ninfa opens to the public and shows itself in all its beauty. From April the Garden of Ninfa, one of the most fascinating in Europe, returns to host walks and guided tours: an unmissable opportunity to immerse yourself in a truly extraordinary scenario.  Within the Garden of Ninfa there are cherry trees and ornamental apple trees that bloom in a spectacular manner in spring, varieties of deciduous magnolia, birch, marsh iris and a sensational variety of Japanese maples. In its more than eight hectares of extension there are more than 1300 plants and 100 surveyed birds. The Garden of Ninfa was declared a Natural Monument by Lazio Region in 2000, in order to protect the historic garden of international renown. The Garden of Ninfa is open to the public only on certain dates established with the entrance regulated exclusively through guided tours in order to preserve its delicate environmental balance. These are the opening dates of the Garden of Ninfa in 2019:

–         April: 6, 7, 14, 21, 22, 25 and 28;

–         May: 1, 4, 5, 12, 19 and 26;

–         June: 1, 2 and 16;

–         July: 6, 7 and 21;

–         August: 3, 4 and 15;

–         September: 7 and 8;

–         October: 5 and 6;

–         November: 3.

These are the opening times: from April to June in the morning from 9 to 12; the afternoon from 14.30 to 18; from July to September in the morning from 9 to 12, in the afternoon from 15 to 18:30; in October and November from 9 to 12 and from 14 to 16.

For more information, please check the dedicated website: https://www.giardinodininfa.eu/

 

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It’s Coffee time!

Coffee, coffee, coffee… Have you ever tried to order a coffee in Italy?  Ordering one is not as simple as at Starbucks. In Italy, everyone has his or her own preferences when it comes to coffee.

It does not matter where you go, you will always find coffee.

Italian people are proud of it and actually cannot eliminate coffee from their meals.

Italian cafeterias provide an enormous variety of coffee and the most famous are:

 

  1. Caffè espresso
  2. Caffè corretto
  3. Caffè decaffeinato
  4. Caffè doppio
  5. Caffè lungo (or caffè americano)
  6. Cappuccino
  7. Caffè macchiato
  8. Caffè marocchino
  9. Caffè latte
  10. Caffè al ginseng
  11. Caffè mocaccino

 

  1. Caffè espresso = is creamy, tasty and quite strong.
  2. Caffè corretto= is obtained by adding to a normal espresso a small amount of hard liquor.
  3. Caffè decaffeinato = is a coffee deprived of caffeine. People normally drink it in the evening and after dinner to avoid the risk of staying awake during the night.
  4. Caffè doppio = is simply a double dose of espresso.
  5. Caffè lungo = is obtained by draining more water than usual and contains more caffeine than normal.
  6. Cappuccino = is an espresso with foamed milk and it is generally topped with whipped cream.
  7. Caffè macchiato = is a normal espresso with addition of a little warm milk.
  8. Caffè marocchino = is a coffee with chocolate.
  9. Caffè latte = is a coffee with a huge amount of milk.
  10. Caffè al ginseng = is a creamy coffee with caramel.
  11. Caffè mocaccino = is a chocolate cream with coffee

 

Which is your favourite?