Mela Rosa dei Sibillini

Sibillini Pink apples have been cultivated in the Marche region since antiquity. More specifically, these apples are cultivated between 450 and 900 meters above sea level: from the foothills to the Apennine valleys and the slopes of the Sibillini Mountains.


The apple have been popular since the times of the Ancient Roman empire since they are smaller in size and are very resistant to disease or pests, making them suitable for organic agriculture. These apples are known for their sweet and slightly acidic taste, they  are small and have a slightly flattened shape and with a short stalk.

There are two festival dedicated to the Pink Apples, one in Montedinove and one in Monte San Martino

Throughout history, the Sibillini Pink apples were considered very valuable and were sought after above all for their shelf life; they are harvested during the first ten days of October and can be kept until April. There are different types of the Sibillini Pink apple, all sharing the common characteristic of an sugary and acidulous pulp accompanies by an intense and aromatic aroma. This apple is also perfect to be used in the preparation of cakes and desserts.

The cultivation of this apple had been almost completely abandoned, with only a few very old scattered trees surviving, but a few years ago they returned to cultivation, thanks to the work of the Sibillini Mountain Community. The Sibillini Pink Apples are now considered a “Presidio Slow Food” which identifies the production area, guarantees the quality of the fruit and encourages environmentally friendly cultivation techniques.

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true italian taste

When was the last time you had dinner in an Italian restaurant in Canada and you thought you were dining in Italy? That’s exactly how “Ospitalità Italiana Certified”restaurants want you to feel when you visit their fine dining establishments.

Ospitalità Italiana is an official certification from Unioncamere, Italy’s federation of local Chambers of Commerce and Industry, that tells you that the food you are enjoying is unquestionably Italian: products are authentic, ingredients genuine and recipes true to the thousand year history of Italian cuisine.

Canada is home to some leading Italian Chefs. Passionate and innovative, many have refined their skills and advanced their knowledge directly in Italy. In addition, Montréal boasts a fabulous cooking school ITHQ where young aspiring chefs learn Italian technic and Italian traditional recipes from the masters.

So the next time you make reservations for an Italian dinner in a Montreal restaurant, ask if they’ve received the Ospitalità Italiana seal of approval. You will enjoy the true Italian taste.