The beans of Posina: forgotten flavors to rediscover

Vicenza is an area rich of history and typical products of the Italian food and wine tradition. It is surrounded by magnificent places to visit and products to discover, envied all over the world and sold all over Italy. Among these, one of the most interesting for its suggestively streaked appearance, its flavor, and the many names that suggest its rich history, is the “Posina bean”, also known as the “Pope's bean” or the “Devil's bean”.

If the approach to the underworld can be easily justified by the reddish color and black streaks, the reference to the Pope remains more cryptic, as well as the name of one of the two species: the "Scalda", whose name perhaps highlights its properties energy. The second type of Posina bean is instead commonly known as "Fasòla".

Two different but equally significant products, which contribute to define the uniqueness of the gastronomic tradition of a small town rich in history such as that of Posina, and the area which it is located in. A territory that was occupied several times throughout history, often scenario of battles or borderline between conflicting jurisdictions.

Visiting these places means discovering long paths surrounded by nature, between valleys and mountains, but also retracing steps of history, especially the Great War, perhaps carefully crossing the accessible sections of the 52 tunnel road, used by soldiers to find shelter during the first world war. Places rich of history, to discover and admire before resting and refreshing yourself with the typical gastronomic specialties of the area.


A land to discover:


Food and Wine: The Posina Bean, characteristic of the Vicenza area in the valley as at altitude, perfect for minestrone and salads.

History: The Strada delle 52 Gallerie, a complex system of tunnels and paths used by soldiers during the World War I.

Territory: Hills, mountains and valleys: a paradise for trekking and mountain biking enthusiasts.


Credits: Il Giornale di Vicenza