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Polenta with the “O”, Civitanova Marche

In Folklore, Food by Silvio DellʼAcqua

The “pulénda de Citanò” aka “pulénda co’ lu O” (polenta with the “O”) is a type of “polenta” -an Italian peasant food made by boiling cornmeal into a dense porridge- that was typical of a very limited area: the surroundings of Civitanova Marche, a small town on the eastern coast of central Italy.

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“Bargniff” and friends: a short bestiary of Lombard folklore

In Folklore by Andrea Panigada

The figures of the Italian folklore are no way inferior to those in Ireland, both in number and variety; even in Lombardia we have a fair amount of such. If is true that elves and goblins are scarce, although not entirely absent, however we find in abundance chimerical beasts, ghosts, various devils and witches.