Regions of Italy

Regions of Italy

A Tale of Stracciatella and Burrata: Embracing Tradition and Innovation in Italian Cheeses

18/04/2024

In the vibrant region of Puglia in southern Italy, two dairy delicacies shine among centuries-old traditions: Burrata and Stracciatella. These cheeses not only embody delicious flavours but also compelling stories of passion and craftsmanship passed down from generation to generation. Stracciatella is becoming more and more popular everywhere as chefs all over the world, who appreciate its taste and versatility, are featuring it on their menus. Despite the confusion that may be generated by its name – which defines also an egg-enriched soup and a chocolate-flecked ice cream – Stracciatella is the trendiest of all the Italian fresh cheeses: a…

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A FOOD TRIP ACROSS ABRUZZO

03/03/2020

  Abruzzo is a region located in the South-Central area of Italy between the Adriatic Sea and the central Apennines mountain chain. Long underrated, it is the greenest area in Europe as more than a third of its surface area is covered by Parks and Reserves. In 2016, the influential US newspaper Huffington Post classed Abruzzo fifth out of the best 12 regions in the world for quality of life. In 2019 the US All-News CNN television channel nominated it as the “hottest” holiday destination of the moment, defining Abruzzo as an “Italy concentrate”. According to CNN, the sea and…

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A FOOD AND WINE TRIP ACROSS LAZIO

03/02/2020

  Tuscia, Sabina, Agro Pontino, Ciociaria, Castelli Romani and, of course, Rome: there isn’t an inch of Lazio, Italy’s second-most populated region, that doesn’t boast its own traditions. Pinning down this region’s culinary culture isn’t easy: its dining tradition is complicated and is characterised by places, villages and hamlets that, though geographically near to each other, have very different customs and habits. Here is a selection of foodstuffs that represent the Lazio region, chosen specially for you. Proceno red garlic Grown in Proceno and Acquapendente, it has a spicy flavour and a rather intense, long-lasting fragrance. Bucatini Thick, hollow spaghetti;…

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A FOOD AND WINE TRIP ACROSS PIEDMONT

02/01/2020

  Travelling across Italy means, among other things, exploring the traditional food and wine of each place and experiencing the magical atmosphere of rural locations boasting a wealth of flavours and delights. Take Piedmontese cuisine, for example, which owes its origins both to the Royal House of Savoy and the dining habits of its farming population. That’s why you’ll find dishes and recipes that vary enormously, which can be quite rich, ornate and complicated even if made with simple ingredients. We recommend the following food and wine tasting tour of Piedmont, which will introduce you to the culinary delights of…

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A FOOD AND WINE JOURNEY THROUGH APULIA

03/12/2019

  Thanks to its mix of Eastern and Western culture, its beaches washed by a turquoise sea, its white villages and cities of art and culture, it seduces travellers year-round: we are talking about Apulia, Italy’s easternmost region boasting the longest coastline in the country. From the mountainous peaks of the Gargano area to the Tavoliere delle Puglie plain, the region stands out for the food and wine specialties that have made a name for themselves beyond national borders, becoming globally-recognized symbols of excellence. Here’s how to taste a bit of Apulia in 3 stops.   The Gargano Starting from…

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A FOOD AND WINE JOURNEY THROUGH LIGURIA

28/10/2019

  Liguria is a north-western Italian region overlooking the sea. Its coast, known as Ligurian Riviera, is one of the most panoramic roads in the world. Enclosed between the sea and mountains, the region offers inimitable specialties, in which the marine flavours blend with those of the land, creating a contrast which is hard to find elsewhere. Let us discover the tastes and scents of this magnificent area. When talking of Ligurian specialties, it is a must to start with His Majesty the pesto, the world-famous symbol of this region. It is a Genovese basil-based sauce to pair with pasta…

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A FOOD AND WINE JOURNEY THROUGH TUSCANY

03/10/2019

  Tuscany is a region in central Italy; Florence is its capital city, birthplace of the Renaissance and UNESCO World Heritage site since 1982. The area is mostly made up of hills (66%), but does also include some plain land (9%) and important mountains (25%). Moving away from the cities of art such as Florence, Siena and Pisa, we find ourselves in an equally enchanting atmosphere with centuries-old villages nestling in the hills and churches in the remotest of places. From the mosaic of vines in Chianti via the vertiginous heights of the Apuan Alps, where the renowned Carrara marble…

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A FOOD AND WINE TRIP ACROSS LOMBARDY

02/09/2019

  Lombardy is a north-western region of Italy, n°1 in the country in terms of population, and n°4 in terms of surface area. With its lakes, plains, and mountains, it spans an area that is extremely complex on a geomorphological level, but at the same time beautiful and rich in high-quality raw material, which is the basis of a considerably interesting history of food and wine tradition. Lombard products are a crucial link in the Italian food and agricultural chain, thanks to an unparalleled heritage including 250 traditional products of excellence, with 34 having PDO or PGI designations, and 41…

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A FOOD AND WINE JOURNEY THROUGH SICILY

01/08/2019

  As the crossroads of the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily continues to seduce travellers with its impressive variety of landscapes and cultural treasures. When speaking of this region, one shall not forget that it is the largest island of Italy and of the Mediterranean, as well as the 45th biggest in the world. Thanks to its climate and conformation – 60% hillside, 25% mountainous, and the remaining 15% flatlands – Sicily brings to the table a wine and food heritage of an incredibly high level. Products that form the basis of a unique cuisine, resulting from the influences of the Greek,…

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A FOOD AND WINE TRIP ACROSS SARDINIA

01/07/2019

  It is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, after Sicily and before Cyprus. Geographically, it is located west of the Italian peninsula and immediately south of the French isle of Corsica. We are talking about Sardinia, globally one of the most famous Italian regions of all. A place of opposites and strong traditions, the island preserves – season after season – its intact attraction: from the coastal locations, to the VIP tourism, to the uncontaminated mountain areas, every corner of this region is a pleasure for the eyes and soul. Not to mention the palate: Sardinia’s precious…

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