Foz do Iguaçu, city of great movement of culture of the whole world; Indians, Arabs, Poles, Americans, Easterners and most importantly the Italians. With a strong influence in almost all the world, the country that looks like a boot, has a culture very rich in Arts, Fashion, Religion, Architecture and also in gastronomy. Immigration from Italy to Brazil took place at the beginning of 1880 until 1930, these people are spread throughout the country, mainly here in the South and Southeast.
The descendants of this great mass arrived in Brazil around the years of 1870 and 1960, known today as "Italians-Brazilians", in the period they arrived, had no concrete statistics of the number of people in Brazil.
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Italian-Brazilians are considered the largest population of "Oriundi" - descendants of Italians outside Italy - maintaining their traditional customs, as well as part of the Brazilian population, as in the Northeast, in the North and also in the Midwest.
Italian culture in Brazil has a strong contribution in all sectors of Brazilian society, especially in the change of economy, where Italians produced in the fields and cities.
One of the most common changes, in this context, is the question of religion, Catholicism, as well as in the arts, music, literature, architecture, gastronomy. In the field, we can mention the introduction of new agricultural techniques and mainly in the change of companies that have great agricultural production.
A large percentage of the Italians are in the south of the country, but there are also Italo-Brazilians in other regions of Brazil. Just as a large part of other cultural centers move to the corner of the country and still maintain their native language, Italians-Brazilians are no different, taking their dialect everywhere, except the young people who only speak the language of the country, Portuguese .
Here in Paraná, the first Italians to descend into these lands, were the Venetians in 1875 - they were an ancient people of Indo-European origin from the same group of Illyrians (already included by Herodotus among them). They lived in northeastern Italy, in a region that corresponds to the present Veneto. - Leaving the cities of Paranaguá, in the region of Morretes and Antonina.
The immigrants who came to the South of Brazil were almost all of the North of Italy, because the immigration only had intensification from 1895.
In 1900, here in the state of Parana lived more than thirty thousand Italians, spread by fourteen colonies of pure Italians and another twenty mixed. In the beginning, most of the immigrants worked as autonomous settlers, but with the development of coffee, they began to compose the labor of the region. The largest colonies flourished in the Metropolitan Region of Curitiba, with the municipality of Colombo (located in Greater Curitiba) the largest Italian colony in Paraná. The Alfredo Chaves Colony (which would later become the city of Colombo) was one of four where the first Italians who came to the state were concentrated.
Only after a while did these people come to the southern part of the state, thus forming their families, friends, homes and jobs. So we understand that the Italian cult settled a long time here in the south of the country.
About the gastronomy ...
Mamma Mia! It is undoubtedly very difficult to talk about the Italian country without gastronomy. After all, it is one of the most appetizing dishes that exists today.
But fool anyone who thinks that Italians only eat pasta, being very rich and with many enough options, Italian cuisine has a strong influence of Mediterranean cuisine - remembering that much of the country is bathed by the Mediterranean sea.
With this geography, the menu became more appetizing, with a variety of fish and seafood, consuming other types of meat, such as Ram, beef, chicken and turkey.
Being part of Europe, it is common in their dishes to have the presence of olive oil, olives and other seasoning - spices such as vegetables, dried fruits, vegetables, grains and also cereals. - Many of these spices merged in Brazilian gastronomy thanks to Italian immigration.
How can I not remember this famous dish that is present almost every weekend - weekday - at our table? Having originated in Ancient Egypt, a few centuries before Italy was a concrete country, the Egyptians ate a kind of flour and water - pizza dough - in addition, the famous pizza that we eat today, is an increase of the original recipe made by the Italians.
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The first pizza in history was made in honor of Queen Margherita in 1889, just as it is today, round, with ingredients that resembled the colors of the Italian flag. Cheese (white), basil (green) and tomato (red). Interesting is not it?
Risotto, what is this magnificent dish?
Typical dish from northern Italy, it came from an accident in 1574. Yes, an accident! In a dinner of one of the highlights of the great nobility, the cook inadvertently dropped a large portion of saffron from the dish. By his luck, he received approval from the guests, thus giving origin to the original recipe.
The famous Italian cheeses
Much of the people who consume cheese do not know, but this food is much produced and appreciated in Italy detail - with more of 400 types manufactured by that region. There are so many varieties that each cato of the country produces of a way, thus giving rise to more of a taste.
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With many varieties, there are cheeses of cow's milk, goat, sheep and buffalo, each with unique flavors and aromas. Among the best known and consumed Italian cheeses in the world are: gorgonzola, provolone, parmesan, muzzarella, muzzarella of buffalo and ricotta.
Tell me who is who resists a pizza or else, that lasagna, or the pasta? There is not really? Well, here in Foz do Iguaçu, you appreciate everything and more of the Italian gastronomy, with the main remaining. Feeling like it? Then accompany me that I show you the places to make your nights in Foz, one of the best.
With menu full of pastas and sauces, also has in rodizio, table of cheeses and wines with live music.
Address: Annex to Bella Italia Hotel - Argentina Republic Avenue, 1700 - Centro.
The Trafficking Mafia
Italian restaurant full of pendants and themes of the nostra, which serves individual consecrated dishes.
Address: Watslaf Nieradka Street, 195 - Center.
Vô Luiz Pizzaria e Cucina
Select pizzas and Italian house specialties in inviting bohemian space replete with elements of charm.
Address: Bartolomeu de Gusmão Street, 1089 - Centro.
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Traditional Italian restaurant with varied pastas and hearty pizzas in a simple family atmosphere.
Address: Bartolomeu de Gusmão Street, 1116 - Centro.
Pizzas, pastas, roast meats and more, with option of menu, self-service and carvery, in cozy space.
Address: R. Alm. Barroso, 1336 - Center.
With these Italian cuisine options, we at Hotel Tarobá can guarantee that your evening will be more than special. Come and enjoy the Italian culinary which is so rich and clear, stay with us, we undoubtedly have the best prices and satisfaction in receiving it.
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