One of the first things that comes to mind when people think of Italy is the iconic cuisine. Pasta, gelato, tiramisu, cannoli, pizza… With so many options for delicious dishes, a holiday in Italy is a foodie’s dream.
To get your taste buds tingling, we’ve compiled a list of the best places to find the most scrumptious Italian specialities to enjoy during your holiday.
Pasta: Italy’s most popular dish
Pasta is perhaps the dish that’s most associated with Italy and you’ll truly be spoilt for choice. From freshly made tortellini and ravioli, to pasta dishes such as carbonara, lasagna, spaghetti alla puttanesca and spaghetti cacio e pepe, all topped off with a generous helping of grated parmesan, Italy is a pasta lover’s dream.
The aforementioned tortellini famously has its origins in Modena, a region located 90 miles north of Florence. With traditional recipes perfected and passed down from the nonnas (grandmas) of Italy, you won’t have any trouble finding your favourite pasta dish.
Gelato: A must for those with a sweet tooth
You can’t have a holiday in Italy without sampling the traditional gelato. In fact, having a scoop or two of gelato each day is nothing to feel guilty about as it’s the norm! More creamy and flavourful than normal ice cream thanks to its lower amount of butterfat, there’s no artificial colouring in the best gelato and the fruit-flavoured gelatos (also known as ‘sorbetto’) is said to contain more vitamins… That’s enough to win us over!
If you’re looking for delicious gelato, Florence is the place to visit! The modern version of this refreshing delicacy is widely thought to be created by Bernardo Buontalenti, a resident of Florence. Today, Florence is filled with traditional gelaterias and is reputed to be one of the best cities in Italy for gelato.
Coffee: Enjoy a brew by the masters
Italian coffee has long been regarded as the best brew in the world thanks to the love that’s poured into it. Like many Italian delicacies, coffee is considered an art form, so the standard of coffee in Italy is very high.
Coffee lovers should head to Naples, the birthplace of the espresso. Get your caffeine kick at a sidewalk café and enjoy a delicious cannoli with your brew as you watch the world go by. It’s the perfect opportunity to sit back and relax.
Make your Italian holiday dream a reality
If your stomach is rumbling at the thought of all this heavenly food, book a holiday to Italy to give your taste buds a treat (or two)! With so many great places to visit in the country, let Eurocamp help you explore all the wonderful culinary surprises and satisfy your hunger, thanks to many of their holiday parc locations located close to these delicious Italian cuisine hotspots.
*This post has been sponsored by Eurocamp
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