Food lovers around the world simply love Italy. This is even made true by a report created by the World Food Travel Association, which placed Italy as the most favoured country for gourmet travellers.
The study confirms different countries acknowledge Italy as the place to go with Chinese tourists who visit Italy consider the place as the only food and wine destination outside of the East. Italy also is the only country mentioned by most US travellers.
German travellers also confirmed Italy is the best place for foodies and placed Tuscany at the 4th position while Rome is at tenth as one of the must-see places to find great food and wine.
The 20 Italian regions in Italy are proud of their tasty delicacies made by gifted chefs and wonderful restaurants. Here are just some of the best reasons why you should also visit the country.
Have a taste of their authentic Genoese pesto which is mostly made with basil, pine nuts, salt, and garlic, seasoned with pecorino cheese and Parmesan and extra virgin olive oil. The locally grown basil is the key ingredient in the creation of this perfect dish, as the salty breeze blends well into the scent of the leaves.
The popularity of the pesto made in Liguria was even affirmed by the Genoa Pesto World Championship, which happens in April at the Palazzo Ducale in Genoa.
Have a taste of their great seafood menu with an ocean view at the Babette in Albenga, close to Savona as the location offers a stunning view of Gallinara Island.
Most may not know this, but Alta Badia has the most starred restaurants in Italy. It may even sound strange for some because the area is known for its simple and nutritious ingredients and not for the elaborate ones.
However, these days Alta Badia is getting famous for its gourmet dishes and Ladin culture.
Visit the St. Hubertus restaurant in San Cassiano and have a taste of their risotto especially cooked on a wood stove, follow this with fatty liver canederli, and venison filet and you will certainly acknowledge Alta Badia as the place to have your stomach filled while appreciating the stunning landscape of the Dolomites.
Travelling to this place is a dream haven for food lovers. Find happiness as you tour street food areas while consuming arancini, pane e panelle, and so on, or just eat a plate of pasta with sarde.
Sicily has also been acknowledged as one of the top destinations for luxury holidays in Italy in 2022, which gives you a good excuse to book a flight now and travel to this great location.