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Gelati MonasteryThis UNESCO World Heritage Site has 12th-century frescoes and dozens of underground, defunct qvevri.
Corn, queso fresco (similar in texture to feta cheese) and remoulade couldn’t disguise the tomatoes’ almost unyielding toughness.
Top it with a spicy Italian sausage ragu and melted mozzarella cheese, douse it with a Vietnamese coconut curry sauce and shrimp, or mix it with chipotle roasted chicken, black beans, queso fresco cheese and fresh avocado.
After a rebuild in the 1530s, the Procuratie Vecchie's interior, adorned with ornate ceilings and frescoes, was reserved for politicians and royalty—in its heyday as a city-state, the Doge and his nine governors used the Procuratie as headquarters.
Guests are invited to enjoy any meal—and even a late night snack–here, or in one of the hotel's al fresco courtyards.
Top with lime crema, cilantro and queso fresco, if desired.
The hotel, which is located at the highest point in the ancient town, was built around an 11th century villa; its endless rooms are painted with original centuries-old frescoes and filled with antiques.
One part of the project took far longer than expected: the restoration of a Madonna fresco on the front of house, overseen by a team from Vienna’s Academy of Fine Arts and partly paid for by the Austrian government.
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fresco and the Art World
The Italian word fresco means “fresh” and comes from a Germanic word akin to the source of English fresh. In the Renaissance, pittura a fresco, meaning “painting freshly,” referred to paint applied while the plaster on the wall was still wet, as opposed to pittura a secco “painting dryly,” in which paint is applied when the plaster was dry. In English, fresco appears earliest as part of the phrase in fresco; it does not appear as a noun referring to a painting until 1670. A different sense of Italian fresco, meaning “fresh air,” appears in the phrase al fresco “outdoors,” borrowed into English as alfresco and used particularly in reference to dining outdoors.
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