In Aosta, the city that marks the passage from Switzerland into Italy along the Via Francigena after leaving the Great St. Bernard Pass behind, any self-respecting dinner finishes with a typical Valdostana coffee!
Let’s find out what it is we’re talking about! Valdostana coffee is an ancient coffee, with quite some sugar, spiced with grappa, genepy, cognac and flavoured with lemon and orange peel: a real infusion of warmth and energy.
And what about the “Grole”?
“Grole” is the name given to the typical bowl used for this drink, which is carved in wood with several openings from where each guest can drink as a sign of friendship.
A peculiar story, especially in times of the current pandemic. Nonetheless we wanted to share it with you in the hope that soon we’ll be able to return to those carefree days when drinking from the same cup didn’t sound so strange.