Eating out in Italy

italian foods

With regard to food, Italy is not economic, cheaper than the most expensive: pizzeria, trattoria, restaurant.

The advice is to stay away from the tour and enjoying a meal in typical trattorias frequented by locals. If the Italians know something is eating, start with a "antipasti", generally with cold meats or raw vegetables accompanied by a "Bruscetti" toast spread with garlic and olive oil with a side of tomatoes or peppers. Then the first course "Primo Piatto" usually "pasta":

  •     Bucatini alla matriciana: Spaghetti with meat sauce, smoked tomato and pepper.
  •     Penne dall'arrabbiata: pasta with tomato sauce, parsley and pepper.
  •     Spaghetti alle vongole: pasta with seafood sauce.
  •     Gnocchi alla romana: semolina gnocchi, milk and olive oil.

The "main course", usually meat or fish:

  •     Pesce spada e patatine: swordfish and potatoes.
  •     Baccala alla Vincentian cod, anchovies, peppers, olive oil.
  •     Saltimbocca alla Romana: veal, prosciutto, sage and sweet wine.
  •     Abbachio alla scottaditto: grilled lamb chops.

And hundreds of dishes, each more delicious! feel free to experiment and to accompany your meal with a good Italian wine: Chianti, among the reds; Frascatti, among whites.

In presenting desserts, Italy is not far behind: the delicious tiramisu, ice creams, the "panna cotta" an exquisite cream custard, fruit salad "macedonia di frutta" ...

A good meal in Italy is always completed with a good "espresso", a glass of Lemoncello, delicious lemon liqueur, liquor or any other characteristic of each region: Strega, Galliano, Amaretto or Sambuca.

It is also possible, in Italy, take a quick snack and choose only one dish or a "panino" sandwich can be cold or hot or a "pizza al taglio" portion, or a "tramezzino" sandwich made only bread crumb.

It is convenient to know about the religious festivals or taking place in the region and on the date that we travel. They are numerous and striking. Every town in Italy has its patron saint, in addition to the national celebrations: St. Peter and St. Paul in Rome on June 29, St. John the Baptist in Florence on June 24, San Javier in Naples the first Saturday in May and September 19, Santa Rosalia in Palermo from 13 to 15 July ... most important national holidays are: Liberation Day, April 25, on Labor Day, May 1, and the national holiday in Italy , June 2. In addition, the famous Carnival of Venice or the equally famous sporting event: "Il Giro d'Italia" that need no introduction.

Italy is a party and we can plan our trip to measure.

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