10 Dec 2019
Avatar photo by Katie Newman

Let’s be honest, Food & Drink is a big part of any holiday and where better than Italy for a full-on foodie experience.  Italy is full of fabulous gourmet offerings but we don’t always want that every day of our time away. With that in mind, I wanted to share some of the best places in Italy for some tasty Italian everyday dishes.

Gelato of course is always a treat everywhere. But how about:

Spaghetti in Rome

Rome is of course one of the best places in Italy to visit… especially for food! Make sure you get your hands on a big bowl of carbonara.  And then take some time to see the Colosseum, the Trevi fountain, the Pantheon, the Piazza Navona and so much more.

Tiramisu in Venice

This “Floating City” is one of the most beautiful cities in the world!  Possibly one of my favourite sweet treats comes from the Veneto region. Tiramisu. After that treat, make sure to check out Saint Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace, Teatro La Fenice, Gallerie dell’Accademia, and savour some delicious cocktails at Il Mercante.

Limoncello at the Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast with dramatic cliff top villages overlooking the Mediterranean, mountains of lemon trees and stunning views deserves time to explore. But it’s not just the natural sights to see. There are quite a few towns, such as; Sorrento, Positano, Atrani, Ravello, and of course Amalfi itself.

Other than how beautiful this region is, the thing that stands out is the scents of the flowers and fruits that lend themselves to make some of that famous local tipple – Limoncello.

Bistecca alla Fiorentina in Florence

A Florentine Steak is HUGE but a steak lover’s dream meal. After that you’ll need to work off those calories strolling around the city. There’s beautiful art, architecture and history everywhere you look. To finish off, watch the sunset over the Arno sipping the wines of Chianti.

Truffle hunting, wine tasting and other adventures

Get off the beaten track for your foodie adventures and learn to make pizza in Naples, go hunting for truffles in Tuscany, or taste wine almost anywhere.

Or alternatively hop onboard and experience the best of Italian cuisine at sea. We love Oceania’s Toscana or Celebrity’s Tuscan Grille but there are so many more.  Give us a call or email if you’re up for a foodie tour on land or sea.

Kit Williams, Silver Compass        info@silvercompass.co.uk           01225 744992