Time passes and sometimes the landscape changes too but the traditions and culture of Tyrol remain, as if time had stopped. Even today the old traditions of Tyrol are repeated and handed down.
The Federal State of Tyrol or simply Tyrol (in German: Land Tirol or Tirol) is one of the federal states (Länder) of Austria. It is made up of two parts, North Tyrol (Nordtirol) and East Tyrol (Osttirol) and is one of the three territorial entities that form the Euregio Tirolo-Alto Adige-Trentino.
It borders to the south-west with Switzerland (Canton of Grisons), to the west with Vorarlberg, to the north with Germany (Bavaria), to the east with Carinthia and Salzburg and to the south with Italy (Autonomous Province of Bolzano in Trentino -South Tyrol and the Province of Belluno in Veneto).
Tyrol is one of the best known regions of Austria: the picturesque farmhouses, the magnificent landscapes with forests and mountains, and the ski resorts make it a very popular and popular tourist destination, both in summer and in winter.
The Tyrolean cuisine is a cuisine that comes from history, the true and essential one of the peasant reality accustomed to making the most of the resources of the earth and the millennial one of a people able to face the needs of the market, the hotel business that develops, the gastronomy that turns into art.
It starts with ingredients such as wheat, rye and Turkish wheat flours. We then move on to pork, freshwater fish, dairy products with vegetables and fruit, fruit that often becomes an integral part of many dishes, all flavored with aromatic herbs.
Appetizers where cold cuts abound, among which speck, cheeses, vegetables and great encounters of sweet and savory flavors that combine perfectly.
Excellent soups prepared with vegetables, speck pearls or semolina dumplings. Stuffed pasta and the famous dumplings to be offered in various ways, with meat, with cheese or to be served dry. Gnocchetti with spinach prepared with eggs, flour and salt. And again, Wurstel with sauerkraut accompanied by the historic Tyrolean beer, grilled mixed meats, perhaps accompanied by delicious jam sauces.
And to finish the apple strudel, Krapfen, parfaits and the inevitable Sacher cake.
The Krampus are typical cultural manifestations of the German-speaking Alps. In the myth the Krampus who are devils, would represent the real and metaphorical darkness in contrast with the light, the good, represented by St. Nicholas, that is Santa Claus. The Tyrolean Winery in Rome celebrates this important anniversary and awaits you every year in December for lunch and dinner with a special Krampus buffet!
The history of Oktoberfest has its roots in the distant 12 October 1810. That day the marriage between the Bavarian prince Ludwig and Therese of Saxony was celebrated. The celebrations for the wedding, which lasted five days, were extended to all the inhabitants of
Bavaria, took place in what was then simply a meadow (Wiese) on the outskirts of the city.
The celebrations were so successful that the following year they were repeated, and that lawn was renamed “Theresienwiese” in honor of the bride. Oktoberfest had effectively become a traditional event. At the Cantina Tirolese we celebrate the beer festival with a special menu every Thursday in October.