Autogrill

Motta Milano Venezia Anni 70
My fascination with the Seventies might be the culprit here but I find the building above so ugly it’s beautiful: a striking example of an “autogrill”.
These highway restaurants can be found all over Italy. For some mysterious reason they feature a selection of regional food items that don’t really exist anywhere else on the territory. Among them the infamous noce di prosciutto pepata (literally a “walnut of peppered ham”) is a particularly baffling find.