The history of the grotto

Once upon a time...

Before refrigerators were invented, our grandparents would store their perishable foods in a grotto – somewhere in the shade or in a cave where it would still be pleasantly cool even during warm summer days. With the modernisation of cooling methods, grottos also gradually came into their own.

 “Anyone who has never sat on a stone bench, in the shadow of the trees,
with a Boccalino (tankard) in one hand and a steaming Polenta in the other – in short –
anyone who has never visited a grotto, should make up for lost time without further