FRIULI – VENEZIA GIULIA

FRIULI – VENEZIA GIULIA

Where Italy touches other countries and cultures, like the Slavs of Slovenia and Germans of Austria, the food begins to...
VENETO

VENETO

The Veneto might have been happy to just be known for the easy drinkability of its wines with a great...
TRENTINO – ALTO ADIGE

TRENTINO – ALTO ADIGE

The split personalities of (Italian) Trentino seem to get on fine with the predominantly German Alto-Adige (Sud Tirol). Olive oil...
LOMBARDIA

LOMBARDIA

This is the engine room of Italy, and at least its financial and political centre. The diverse cuisines of Lombardy...
VALLE D’AOSTA

VALLE D’AOSTA

The far northwest corner has a cold climate cuisine which avoids stodge and dishes up classics from ingredients like the...
PIEMONTE

PIEMONTE

Vying with Tuscany as the most important wine producer, Piedmont certainly boasts a more sophisticated cuisine, a meeting of household...
LIGURIA

LIGURIA

Here is perhaps the classic ‘Mediterranean’ cuisine as we understand it; light olive oils, foccaccia and light sauces based on...
EMILIA-ROMAGNA

EMILIA-ROMAGNA

It’s fair to say Emilia-Romagna is about food first and wine second. It is famous, and arguably unrivalled for, ingredients...
TOSCANA

TOSCANA

Tuscany IS Italy to some people, and there’s no argument that in food and wine – as in most other...
UMBRIA

UMBRIA

Often regarded as a less crowded or touristy version of Tuscany, Umbria has plenty of distinctive food elements; from powerful...
LE MARCHE

LE MARCHE

Underappreciated here perhaps, Le Marche also has many specialities from land – almost all of it hilly or just plain...
LAZIO

LAZIO

The region containing Rome is a contrast – or in the modern way – a blend of pastoral and seaside...
ABRUZZO

ABRUZZO

The Abruzzese are very serious about eating and will often go at it for long periods! This hilly region has...
MOLISE

MOLISE

The dishes of tiny Molise are characterised by pasta, greens and quick preparation. There are a number of distinctive and...
CAMPANIA

CAMPANIA

We might be biased, but – Campania has a bounty of recognized food classics, and claims pre-eminence (fairly convincingly, we...
PUGLIA

PUGLIA

The most important southern region, certainly by volume, and probably overall,  by offering the most number of notable wines. These...
BASILICATA

BASILICATA

Not so well known, this region is mountainous – and if it’s not mountainous it’s hilly! This a home of...
CALABRIA

CALABRIA

The Calabrian culinary and wine scenes are still a celebration of simplicity and rusticity; the elements are pasta, vegetables, eggplant,...
SICILIA

SICILIA

One of Italy’s hottest destinations – for exciting food, based on sublime ingredients, like citrus, spices and vegetables. Now emerging...
SARDEGNA

SARDEGNA

Sardinia still boasts strong and distinctive foods, echoing a population which until recently kept to the relatively protected hilly interior....