Turns out that romantic Italy not only produces delicious food – it’s healthy
Carmelo and Hilary were in Rome for a couple of days last September and one evening they went to Il Pagliccio, Ristorante in Roma. Looking through their fabulous wine list, Carmelo came across Il Vino della Pace — translated "the wine of peace". As educated as he is on wine, he had never heard of it, nor the winery. Inquisitively he called the Maitre d' over who was incredibly enthusiastic about the wine — which is made with a total of 830 grape varietals!!!
Friuli Venezia Giulia is situated in the northeast of Italy along the borders of Slovenia and Austria. overlooking the Adriatic Sea and surrounded by high mountains, it encompasses many different landscapes including the Carso plateau. The cuisine of Friuli Venezia Giulia is influenced by the Slavic, central European and Venetian cultures.
In Italy, Valentine's Day is a time of joy and fun that all people, irrespective of their age group, participate in, and it is now mostly an imported holiday.
Veneto is one of Italy's most varied areas — and the most visited region of Italy. Home to Venice and Verona, and also Italy's largest lake (Lake of Garda) it also contains tranquil and uncrowded spaces as well.
Stretching from the Alps to the lowlands of the Po Valley (covered by water and rice paddies), Lombardy is home to a wide range of landscapes, including breathtaking mountains, expansive rolling hills (famous for vineyards and wine) as well as its lakes.
In Italian, Piedmont means Ã¢â?¬Ë?at the foot of the mountain'. Originally inhabited by Celtic tribes, it was later absorbed by the Romans. In-the-know connoisseurs seek out Piedmont's white truffles, hazelnuts, and chocolates.
Also known as the Italian Riviera, Liguria is a narrow tongue of land in Northwestern Italy (bordered by France) between the Appennines and sea. The region includes impressive mountains and lovely rolling hills.
Emilia-Romagna, lying between the Apennine Mountains and the River Po is one of the most fertile regions of Italy. There are few regions in Italy more famous for food than Emilia-Romagna. Many of the Italian delicacies we all know and love come from this very productive region.