History of Maccaroneria Gragnano

Great expectations for the reopening of the "Maccaroneria", the beautiful showroom inside the Pasta Factory Awarded the Knight Olympian Afeltra, among the oldest in the Campania town known throughout the world for the production of pasta. It was this pasta factory to launch at the beginning of 1800, the popular format of "macaroni". Ferdinand II of Bourbon, a lover of the good life and sensitive to gluttony, paid a visit in Gragnano with his second wife, Maria Theresa Isabella of Austria, to taste the famous Pastificio Afeltra macaroni. "A macaroni noodles is worth a hundred", it seems to have been his comment after tasting them. The Pasta Factory Awarded Afeltra is located in the center of Gragnano, in the original building that since 1848 produces up to 50 qt artisanal pasta a day with the best semolina, bronze drawing and slow drying. The Maccaroneria reopens thanks to the efforts of the Pandolfi family, always asserted in the field. There could be no better time of the Pasta Party to return to provide the public with extraordinary traditional cuisine inventive methods. On the ground floor you can buy typical products: pasta and all the delicacies of the area. It just has to go on Via Roma in Gragnano and be pampered with the delights of "Maccaroneria"

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  • The tour will end in the afternoon at the port or at your Hotel.
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