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The Good Italian II

The prince goes to the city, Milan, to meet a mysterious lady who turns out to be his niece.

Travelling in a very elegant Lancia Aurelia Spider B24, a symbol of Italian design and industry in the world, and driven by the faithful Fefe, now more of a godchild than a butler, he chooses the secret enclave which is most similar to the atmospheres of the princely Rocca in Soragna: the Four Seasons Hotel.

Formerly the Convent of St. Mary of Jesus for more than three centuries, its cloister with a garden, which the very quiet suite of the Prince looks on to, conceals one of its dearest secrets: a small plant of precious basil that the nuns cultivated in the 16th century, essential for the most exquisite recipe of all: trenette with pesto. After a flying visit to the Michelin-starred kitchen of the hotel and to the place of Italian tailoring worthiest of the prince, under the centuries-old tree which offers its shade to the Garden, the table is laid and the dinner is ready...

The secret recipe will convert the cosmopolitan young lady, spoilt by the most cliched frivolous luxuries, to the refined pleasure offered by the Italian lifestyle, that the whole world seeks and envies: CHEERS!!

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