Macerata, a toast to Europe.  Snacks fill the city

Macerata, a toast to Europe. Snacks fill the city

MACERATA – The desire to leave is all there and Europe Day, back after two years of hiatus due to the pandemic, has hit the nail on the head immediately. Crowd of people who gathered around the city to taste unusual dishes in the traditional “European Appetizers” it departed yesterday (May 11) in the afternoon and will continue until Saturday (May 14). 61 activities have been launched, cooking dishes from a foreign country: France, Spain and Germany remain the most popular, even if someone has tried to experience something different like Albanian or Estonian cuisine.

«We needed it very much – comments Ezio Taccari from the bar Ezio in via Garibaldi -. After two years we needed moments like this and we have high expectations. It seems that time will also help us and that people want to go out and meet again. So we are optimistic.” “It is very nice to celebrate the European Aperitifs again after two years – adds Marco Guzzini from Di Gusto restaurant, in Corso Matteotti -. and we thank the Municipality for the excellent organization. We offer Ireland, a country that has always been our first choice, that’s why we have beer stew and other typical dishes».

European appetizers in Macerata

Here is the list of participating companies: La Rotonda (Lithuania), al Casolare (Austria), Almalu (Greece), Bacco Perbacco (Greece), Bar Delizie (Germany), Bar Ezio (Spain), Bar Ginetta (Macedonia), Bar Mercurio (Germany), Bar Otto Bocciofila Maceratese (Netherlands), Bar Romcaffè (France), Bar Villetti (Estonia), Basquiat Bistrot (France), Fabric Brewery (Norway), Birroteca Beer Bang (Czech Republic), Black and White ( Germany) ), Burning (Estonia), Cabaret (Belgium), Caffè centrale (Germany), Caffè Corso (Spain), CaffettOne (Spain), Civico 37 (Ireland), Crazy Burger (Portugal), CrisGlo Bar (Spain), DiGusto (Ireland) ), Forneria Garibaldi (Germany), Friends Caffè (Albania), HAB (Germany), The backyard (Portugal), Il Forno Matteo (France), Il Pozzo (Spain), Koinè Vineria (Slovenia), La Botte Gaia (France), Lokanda Mala gel (Belgium), Lord Bio (Spain), Macerati – Spiriti Conviviali (Belgium) , Maga Cacao (Spain), Maia Fucina Gourmet (France), MaMò (Greece), Mastro Gelato (Greece), Mcfast pizza & burger (Czech Republic), MoMA Food (Belgium), Mon Amour Cafè (Germany), Mymarca (Germany ) ), Osteria Agnese (Iceland), Osteria Il Quartino (Spain), Panino Marino (Ireland), Mistic pizza (Ireland), Pizzeria Ristorante Bel Mondo (Romania), Pizzeria Roberta (Turkey), Pizzeria Scalette (Belgium), Porchetteria Centrale ( Belgium), Ristorante Pizzeria Da Silvano (Portugal), Samo off the Course (Spain), Spritz & Chips (Netherlands), Spulla (Netherlands), Taverna degli Amici (Romania), Time Out (Netherlands), Tutto Pepe (Czech Republic), VerdeCaffe (Portugal), Vere Italie (Norway), and Zerodiciannove (Germany).

It is open every day from 7 pm in Piazza della Libertà Stand “Europe House” of the Municipality where it is possible to find gadgets and useful information. Tomorrow (May 13), always in Piazza della Libertà, there will be a Stammiben Prevention Poste, a project of the Department of Pathological Addictions of the Vast Area 3 and carried out in collaboration with the Glatad Onlus Association and Coop. Pars “Pío Carosí”. In addition, on Saturday (May 14), from 3 to 10 p.m., in the Diaz Gardens, “Europe Day, dedicating a day to sport” will take place. In the green lung of the city there will be spaces dedicated to Macerata sports associations that intend to make their business known through demonstrations, workshops, mini tournaments aimed at promoting individual disciplines. Also on Saturday, coinciding with the festival of Europe and on the occasion of the Night of the Museums, the Civic Museums of the Buonaccorsi Palace and the Sferisterio will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. (last entry 30 minutes before). The Macerata Infopoint will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. At 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. there will be two special guided tours of the Civic Tower, at sunset and at night.