Italy's biggest island, Sicily, has a rich and diverse cuisine, much like its geography and culture. Situated at the crossroads of the Mediterranean, Sicily has been shaped by centuries of foreign rule and trade, resulting in a unique blend of flavors, ingredients, and cooking techniques, making it a culinary destination from professional chefs and kitchen connoisseurs to curious foodies and cultural junkies.
Easily reachable by train from all major Italian cities, the Cinque Terre makes the perfect getaway all year round, from long summer months spent at sea to chillier, blue-skied winter days. If you're planning a trip or simply curious, let's look at what each sleepy village has to offer.
So why the debate between the two unique cakes? Can't we like them both? Of course, nothing is straightforward in Italy, and Italians love an opportunity for a little innocent debate! Those with a simpler palette tend to gravitate towards Pandoro, while nearly 50% of the Italian population selects Panettone as the ultimate holiday dessert hero. Contrary to popular tastes and preferences, I choose both!
Italian breakfast at the bar is a daily habit for many people in Italy and has become my favorite morning ritual. From the smells and chatter to the sound of porcelain espresso cups clinking together, the minute my alarm goes off, I am headed to my bar of choice to get my morning breakfast fix and soak in each second of my vita italiana.
Everyone has their Sunday traditions. When the last day of the week rolls in, it is a chance to reset, recharge as well as relax before Monday returns us to the daily grind. Across the Mediterranean Sundays are seen as sacred not just for their religious tendency. They are grounded in ritual shared among family and friends. When looking into their habits as a whole, it seems that’s Spain, Italy and Greece are not at all dissimilar in their routines of this one day.
Campania is a region in southern Italy known for its rich history, rugged coastlines, ancient ruins, and delicious cuisine (think Margherita pizza, creamy pastries, and buffalo mozzarella). Discover five hidden gems in Campania worth exploring on your next Italian getaway.
Beyond an auxiliary signal to enhance a statement, the Italian gesture can be understood with no words at all. In a country where dialects can even differ vastly between 2 towns within 5km of each other, the use of the 250 hand gestures within the Italians ‘corporeal dictionary,’ is not only useful but also fundamental.
The scenic beauty of coastlines, crystal-clear Mediterranean waters, charming towns, stunning landscapes, vibrant culture, embracing la vita lenta (slow life), and delicious Mediterranean cuisine all contribute to the allure and enchantment of living along the Mediterranean. Who wouldn’t want to dive headfirst into this lifestyle? Sipping espresso in a cozy café while watching the world go by or getting lost between narrow streets makes one want to experience this lifestyle forever.