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Cuisine of ItalyItaly, Territory of Taste

Italy has always been a synonym for "good food," offering an unmistakable explosion of flavors, scents, and aromas. Aside from having one of the most famous cuisines in the world, it also proposes an immense variety of different regional dishes and recipes. 

Visitors cannot miss the culinary and wine itineraries - journeys through Italy's enogastronomic culture, in search of ancient recipes, genuine products, and simple food inspired by classic Italian cooking and innovative creations. World-renowned products such as Parmigiano Reggiano (Parmesan) cheese, Parma and San Daniele ham, Modena balsamic vinegar, Genoa's pesto, buffalo mozzarella from Campania, Alba truffles, and cured meats are just some of the symbols that make Italy the land of good food. And how could anyone forget pasta and pizza, universal synonyms for Italy? 

Italy’s wines, those noble ambassadors of Italian excellence throughout the world, must not be neglected. The pleasure of tasting a fine wine in its native environment is unparalled - a glass of Chianti or Brunello di Montalcino in Tuscany, of Barbera or Barolo from Piedmont, of Prosecco di Valdobbiadene in Veneto, of Lambrusco from Emilia Romagna, or the Sicilian wines or the white wines in Friuli and Trentino-Alto Adige, or the great reds of the Valtellina, just to provide a fine few exemplars. Italy is a world of tastes that tempt the palate , eyes, and heart! 

Italian Wines 

The Ancient Greeks used to call Italy “Enotria,” in reference to its production of  extraordinary wines. It would be impossible to list all the features of Italian wines, sought after the world over for their variety and their quality. 

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Enogastronomic Itineraries 

The staples of the Mediterranean Diet – the health benefits of which are well-known – are bread and olive oil. 

The Italian landscape is characterized, from north to south, by golden wheat fields and green olive groves – where different types of breads and high-quality olive oils are produced. 

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Agritourisms

Choosing farm stays: learn about the accommodations, food, services and amenities on an agritouristic vacation.