Gastronomy 29/03/2016 23:14
If there is something that makes Italy unique that is undoubtedly its gastronomy. Pizza, pasta and gelatos are some of the most famous Italian varieties; Lot of restaurants all over the world try to replicate the specialities of the italian cuisine. Although pizza, pasta and gelatos are the most famous dishes, you can still find a wide variety of aromas, flavors and textures.
Depending on the area in which you are, you will most likely find some dishes or others; Today we want to walk you through the Italian gastronomy so that you can get an idea about what you can find in some of our Wonder destinations.
As you walk around one of our Italian destinations, stop by in one of the multiple local places that you will see to get a nice snack. You know that there is no better way to get to know a new city than actually “walking through its gastronomy”. How does tasting a nice wine accompanied by one of the most popular cheese specialties -caprese or mozzarella ? Both varieties are star Mediterranian dishes that will delight you .
Additionaly, you can add focaccia, a small fluffy bread, usually dressed with olive oil and salt. In order to experience the full taste we recommend that you eat it warm; even though you can add tomatoes, olives, artichokes or onions, don’t forget that the truly authentic focaccia is only with olive oil.
After having stopped by one of the local bars to try that nice snack, keep on enjoying the walk around our Italian cities. Walking through Rome, enjoying the streets of Milan or strolling through the canals of Venice is exhausting, so after that it is time to charge batteries.
Depending on the city in which you are you can find different sauces such as pesto or simpler ones made out of oil and vegetables. However, wherever we go, there are two dishes that you can not miss.
As you all were expecting, the Italian pizza is one of those. Not all are equal or have the same taste; the Pizza Napoletana is the most famous and delicious one in the whole area. It is made in the wooden oven, with tomato sauce, mozzarella dried tomatoes and a touch of olive oil; the ingredients from the local area as well as the way to cook it make this pizza very unique and special.
We know that pizza is as much globally recognizable as pasta is; There are many types of pasta but if there is one that stands out above the rest this is “alla bolognese Spaghetii”. You can find the most typical ones in the northern áreas of Italy, such as in Venice or Bologna; With tomato sauce and beef is the star dish of Italy.
Just as we can not go back without seeing the Coliseum Rome or without getting a ride on a góndola in Venice, we can not miss the opportunity to enjoy one of the most delicious sweets that exist, the artisan Italian ice cream.
Italy is one of the countries with the greatest culture in this delicacy, a variety of flavors and different high-quality fruits make ice cream an unique and classical “art” . No matter what season is: artesanal Italian ice cream is sold and consumed throughout the year by both locals and tourists.
But if we are one of those who do not like cold stuff in winter, we recommend a good hot coffee to warm up; Italian coffee is also very much appreciated worldwide. You can also try the famous cappuccino accompanied by a nice “tiramisu”.
Now that we have seen how a day during a Wonder adventure could look like it is time to stop imagining and start preparing the adventure. We know that the destination is a surprise but certainly if it happens to be that Italy is your surprise destination you will for sure enjoy the style of its architecture, monuments, streets, landscapes and of course, its gastronomy.
The cities are known not only what we see but also for what we can taste, so let’s get started with a “ delicatessen “ wonder experience.Author: Lorena García
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