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The territory of Montemarcello-Magra Park offers several local wine and gastronomy products and many traditional dishes characterizing the various areas of the inland and seafront areas of La Spezia, different for environmental and cultural features. Over 15 products have already been added to the regional atlas of traditional products (including different apple varieties, Birindella peach, Alberello courgette, etc.) and others will be added soon. The rich wine and gastronomy heritage includes quality agricultural products mainly coming from Val di Vara, like onion and Pignone potato, local traditional dishes like testaroli, mesc-ciua, lard paté, prosciutta castelnovese and Pignone sausage, Brugnato cheese, Sarzana sweets and, last but not least, the mussels of La Spezia Gulf.
Riviera di Levante extra-virgin olive oil has obtained the PDO label, Colli di Luni wine (white and red) the DOC label, Calice al Cornoviglio honey the PAT label (Traditional Agri-Foodstuffs). Val di Vara also boasts an autochthonous chicken breed: Gigante nera.

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Features: Ring-shaped sweet cake with a diameter of about 25cm and a thickness of 5 or 6 cm. Preparation: Ingredients: 500g flour, 2 eggs, 150g sugar, 1 glass milk, 50g butter, yeast, lemon and orange blossom essence. Sometimes 50g raisins, 50g walnut...
Category: Sweets
Features: Ring-shaped cake, with a diameter of about 20cm. Soft and honey-colored. Preparation: Superfine flour, water, sugar, eggs, anise seeds, margarine, yeast, honey, and natural aromas. Today, the dough is prepared with a kneading machine. After...
Category: Sweets
Features: Cake with the shape of a small basket with grip, inside which an egg with shell is placed. Preparation: An essential stage in the preparation of this cake is leavening, which takes a lot. Baked in the oven and made with flour (1 kilo), sugar...
Category: Sweets
Production Area: coastal area of the Province of La Spezia Product Description: Breakfast biscuits.
Category: Sweets
Spungata
Features: Round cake with a sponge-like aspect: riddled and irregular in its upper part. Cream-colored sheet of pasta dough with superficial coating. Preparation: Ingredients: 400g flour, 250g honey, 250g walnuts, 200g sugar, 2 glasses white wine, 100g...
Category: Sweets
Brugnato Caciotta
Features: Fat cheese obtained from cow's milk. Cylindrical shape, 10cm high and with a diameter of about 18cm - 30cm. Weight can vary from 0.2 to 5-7 kilos; it has no rind at all or a very thin rind according to the maturation. If the cheese is mature,...
Category: Cheese
Features: Mozzarella is a pulled-curd cheese, round and with a milk-white color. It is always preserved in its own whey. Production Area: medium Val di Vara Curiosities: The name probably derives from the practice of "mozzare" (literally, "to chop off")...
Category: Cheese
Features: High-quality fresh pasteurized and partially-skimmed milk produced in the Province of La Spezia, in the Farmstead of Marinella di Sarzana and obtained from cows bred on the spot. The market is almost entirely local and the milk is sold through...
Category: Cheese
Ricotta
Features: Ricotta obtained from cow's milk. White-yellowish color. Very tasty, since it contains a high percentage of fats. Production Area: Inland of Liguria Curiosities: The term ricotta derives from the Latin "recoctus", which refers to the whey...
Category: Cheese
Features: The plant has a variable height and, if it is left growing freely, can reach 4-5m of height. It has a smooth trunk with greenish branches that become reddish if exposed to the sun. It has lanceolate leaves, green in their upper part and grey...
Category: Fruit
Features: Fruit tree ripening in spring, it belongs to the family Drupacee, genus Prunus, species Cerasus. The big-size tree can also reach 15-20m of height when it is adult. The leaves are oval and serrated. The fruit is a dark red, bright, and attractive...
Category: Fruit
Razzola Olive Tree
Production Area: Province of La Spezia Product Description: Local cultivar used for the production of oil. Similar to Taggiasca, but with less hanging branches. Big and tapered black fruit, slow-ripening, very rich in oil.
Category: Fruit
Traditional Apples (Beverino Apple, Bianchetta Apple, Musona Apple, Pipin Apple)
Production Area: Province of La Spezia Description: Beverino Apple - small-size fruit, with yellow and prominently rusty skin, hard and white pulp, thin structure. Bianchetta Apple - small-medium size fruit, with white-greenish skin, not rusty, soft...
Category: Fruit
Honey of Liguria
Features: Fruit of the tireless bees, honey is one of the most genuine foods, since it does need no treatments, either to produce or to preserve it. Local honeys, produced from the nectar of the flora of our inland, are chestnut honey, acacia honey, heath...
Category: Honey
Riviera Ligure Extra-virgin Olive Oil - Riviera del Levante (PDO)
Deriving from autochthonous olive varieties, this oil is characterized by a high content in oleic acid (over 70%), a low content in linolenic acid (and, as a consequence, of trilinolein), and a low acidity. The Protected Designation of Origin is reserved...
Category: Oil
Alberello Courgette of Sarzana
Features: Alberello di Sarzana courgette is a cultivar with tapered and light green fruits, similar to Genovese courgette for size and shape. Production Area: Piana di Sarzana Curiosities: It was imported in Europe from South America in the 16th century....
Category: Vegetables and Legumes
Features: Variety of climbing bean, with a delicate taste and very digestible. It is multicolored, white and veined. It is a bean with the "eye": it is characterized by a grey spot with dark streaks at the germinative juncture. The seed, round and slightly...
Category: Vegetables and Legumes
Features: The plant is low, with a fixed growth. The seed is cylindrical and slightly kidney-shaped, about 1cm and a half long, smaller than the classical Cannellino bean. It is white with ice-grey streaks if you look at it against the light. Cannellino...
Category: Vegetables and Legumes
Features: Senerìn is a climbing bean, that is characterized by an indeterminate growth. It has a flat pod, 15-20cm long. The ash-colored seed, from where the dialect name senerìn derives, is small, about 1cm long. If used when it is green,...
Category: Vegetables and Legumes
Features: Black pea is already characterized from the sprouting stage by a particular violet variegation on the leaves. The plant is very vigorous, and sometimes can exceed the two meters of height. When it is dry, the seed has a size of 3-5 mm, a brown...
Category: Vegetables and Legumes
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