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Italy. Lazio region. Tivoli. Several people, all romanian citizens, talk together after the orthodox sunday mass. An old woman eats Koliva (Romanian, colivă ) in a white plastic glass. While recipes may vary widely, the primary ingredient of Koliva is wheat kernels, which have been boiled until they are soft, and then sweetened with honey, sugar, and some fruit. It may also contain sesame seeds, almonds, ground walnuts, cinnamon, sugar, pomegranate seeds, raisins, anise and parsley. Romanians also decorate the koliva with crosses of cocoa, chocolate or candy. The orthodox religious service took place in a catholic church " Chiesa di San Pietro alla Carita". Romanian immigration. Tivoli is a town and comune in the province of Rome.  02.10.2011 © 2011 Didier Ruef