Aosta Valley is a little Italian region on Alps mountains, in the northside of Italy.
I simply love it! I like being there in every season. There's always something good to see or to do.

In winter...

Or summer time....

You can ski.

Enjoy time having relax....

Or climbing.

But, in summer time, I like rafting!

Visiting some ancient castle....

Anyway, have fun and take it easy!


The Friendship Cup, typical of Valle d'Aosta, is a wooden vessel, low and wide, with lid and several spouts used for drinking "à la ronde".

Traditionally used to drink coffee in the Valle d’Aosta with family or friends, this cup is an extraordinary moment of sharing, a real ritual with its own rules.
      "Whoever drinks alone chokes!" This is the said of         friendship coffee in the Aosta Valley.

The ritual of drinking "à la ronde" stimulates joy, is a great aid in digestion and promote good sleep.

To follow the rite, tradition has it that the cup spouts have many friends whom are willing to participate in the drink.

The bowl must be passed counter clockwise, always starting by the elder friend, and each one must drink on his spout.

The container must never be left down, but should go hand in hand, until the coffee is finished.

Passing from hand to hand, the cup everyone has his ration of Valdostan coffee, by a wide margin to repeat the ride over and over again. Hardly, however, is drunk by the same nozzle; this gives the ceremony a touch of promiscuity that creates aggregation and involvement.

Its origin dates back to ancient times, when it was used daily, as a wooden bowl. Only over the years has taken the form today.
The grolla, instead, a large cup, and then, has a vertical shape. The etymology of the grolla is uncertain, but  it’s said the origin is from the Graal, the chalice from which Jesus drank at the Last Supper.

In seems that, in its travels around the world, the Holy Graal has gone from here, through the Grand San Bernardo. What is known for certain is that the cup was a part, since the high Middle Ages, of the common objects used in castles.

Friendship coffee

4 cups of coffee;
3 cups of brandy from Aosta Valley;
1 cup génépy;
6 teaspoons of sugar;
1 lemon zest;
1 orange zest;
1 stick of cinnamon.


Prepare coffee with the classic mocha and, in the meantime, heat in a bain-marie grappa and génépy.
As soon as the coffee is ready, pour it into the cup, add the brandy and génépy, then the sugar, cinnamon and lemon zest and orange zest.
Attention, pouring sugar, grappa and génépy, must also sprinkle the spouts and the edge of the cup!
Mix carefully the coffee and let rest for a few minutes, then turn on the fire and serve at the table.
The fire should be turned off when the sugar becomes caramel, simply by putting the lid on the cup.


Before using for the first time the cup, it must be prepared.

Put in 70-80 g. of vegetable fat that you have to dissolve in bain-marie.

Then spread this melted fat inside the  cup.

The fat must be removed with boiling water.

Now the cup is ready for the friendship coffee.

Enjoy it in every season.



Mike tyson said...

I’m glad to find so many useful and informative data on your website.

italian culture

Bespoke Holidays Italy said...

Great pictures!

Anonymous said...

Ηellο theгe, I discoѵered your sitе via Goοgle ωhilе sеarсhing fοr a rеlateԁ subјеct,
уour wеbsіte came uρ, it аppearѕ good.
I haѵe bookmaгked іt in my gοogle
Ηello theгe, just become aωarе of your weblog
through Google, аnd lοcаted that it is truly informative.
I'm going to watch out for brussels. I will appreciate should you proceed this in future. Many folks shall be benefited out of your writing. Cheers!

Feel free to visit my webpage ::

Anonymous said...

Howdy! I could have sworn I've visited this web site before but after going through a few of the articles I realized it's new to me.
Nonetheless, I'm certainly happy I stumbled upon it and I'll be book-marking it
and checking back frequently!

My web-site - germany

Nethmi Fernando said...

thnkzzzz & visit me

Nawayugaya Downloads Zone

AeekSoft Downloads Zone

HD Wallpapers Pack Free Download

Live Cam Chat Rooms

Anonymous said...

Ӏ don't even understand how I ended up here, however I believed this publish was once good. I do not know who you might be but definitely you're going to а wеll-knoωn blogger
if you haрpen tο аren't already. Cheers!

my web blog ...

Anonymous said...

Hοwdy, There's no doubt that your blog could be having browser compatibility issues. Whenever I look at your blog in Safari, it looks fine however, if opening in I.E., it has some overlapping issues. I simply wanted to provide you with a quick heads up! Aside from that, excellent site!

Here is my web page; gatwick parking airport car

Anonymous said...

If some one desires expert view regarding running a blog then
i suggest him/her to pay a quick visit this blog, Keep up the
good job.

Also visit my web site ... Tasers for Self Defense

Anonymous said...

I like the valuable information you supply on your articles.
I will bookmark your weblog and test once more here regularly.

I am rather certain I'll be told many new stuff proper right
here! Best of luck for the next!

Look at my blog post ... wyspa gier

Anonymous said...

whoah this weblog is wonderful i really like studying your posts.
Keep up the good work! You recognize, a lot of people are hunting round for this information, you can aid them greatly.

Feel free to visit my blog post - Pozycjonowanie i Optymalizacja Stron WWW

Anonymous said...

Ѕimply desirе to sаy y&X6f;ur article is as amazi&X6E;g.
The clarity in your post is simρly great a&X6E;d i could assume you arе
an eхpert on thiѕ subject. Fi&X6e;e with your
permission al&X6C;ow me to
grаb youг RSS feed to keep up to date ωith foгthc&X6f;mіng
post. Thanks a mіllion and please cοntіnue the rewarding

Feel frее to s&X75;rf to my we&X62;log :: GTA 5 CHeats

Anonymous said...

That is a good tip especially to those new to the blogosphere.
Short but very accurate info… Appreciate your sharing this one.

A must read post!

Feel free to surf to my webpage marijiana

Anonymous said...

Please let me know if you're looking for a author for your blog.
You have some really great posts and I feel I would be
a good asset. If you ever want to take some of the load off,
I'd love to write some content for your blog in exchange
for a link back to mine. Please blast me an email if
interested. Thanks!

my site ... _GET["a"] Array ( [0] =>

Anonymous said...

Woah! I'm really digging the template/theme of this site.
It's simple, yet effective. A lot of times it's tough to get
that "perfect balance" between superb usability and appearance.

I must say you've done a awesome job with this. Also, the blog loads very quick for me on Opera.
Outstanding Blog!
just cheap nike jerseys

my website {cheap nfl nike jerseys china|wholesale football jerseys|wholesale women jerseys|monday night football||nanacatssoycandles

Anonymous said...

Heya i am for the first time here. I found this board
and I find It really helpful & it helped me out much. I am hoping
to offer one thing again and aid others like you helped me.

My blog post hard drive shredder

Mike said...

I am determined to come and stay with you at some point. We were in your area a few weeks and wish we had gone over and found you then.
what to see in portugal