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Sulmona, in the province of L’Aquila, Abruzzo, is chiefly famous for being the world capital of confetti, the dragée almonds given to wedding guests…

Harry and Meghan had them at their wedding. So did William and Kate. And they got the idea from Charles and Diana, who ordered confetti from Sulmona for their wedding in 1981. The almonds come from Sicily but the sugar originally came from Persia and was added by the nuns of Santa Chiara in the 15th century. You had to be rich to afford them, or stand near the Podestà on Ferragosto, when he would throw them to the crowds.

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About Italia!

Welcome to this first issue of 2020! We send you our best wishes for a productive and peaceful time in the year ahead. Here we are looking forward to travelling deeper into Italy, discovering new places and seeing the familiar in a new light.