I recently went back to Italy and visited a town called Pizzo Calabro, which is a quaint coastal town located in Calabria (Southern Italy). It was built on a steep cliff overlooking the crystal clear water of the Gulf of Santa Eufemia. One of the main attractions is the beautiful Aragonese castle known as Castello Murat because the former king of Naples and brother-in-law of Napoleon, Joaquim Murat, spent there his last days as a prisoner.
However, what makes this town the perfect holiday destination is the famous “tartufo di Pizzo”, a delicious ice-cream dessert with a heart of melted chocolate which looks like a truffle (“tartufo”, in Italian).
This ice cream was created over 60 years ago by a pastry maker named Don Pippo de Maria for an aristocratic wedding and soon became extremely popular in town. These days, no trip to Pizzo Calabro should end without tasting this exquisite ice cream whose original recipe is still kept under strict guard by the De Maria descendants. I had a wonderful time... Paola
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