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Italian food and drink
Only with Italy travels by Italy Travel Mood! If food is the soul of Italy, then wine is the lifeblood. Italian food and drink, in all its forms, presents an opportunity to get acquainted with specific regions and local customs through their cuisine. Considerable knowledge has been handed down from generation to generation, which is evident in the quality of the produce. You only need to take a brief glance at Italian products on the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) or Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) lists to recognize this. Italian bread, pasta, cheese, oil, fruit, vegetables, cereals, fresh or cured meat, and fish, are firmly rooted in regions, leading to a rich diversity in culinary traditions. This intimate journey to the hearts, minds, and stomachs of Italians is evident in an Italian picnic enjoyed in the park or countryside, or food lovers united at a candlelit dinner. As well as an abundance of culinary delights, there is a drink for every occasion. Italian fine wines and spirits are paired to the before, during and afterwards. Choose a glass of Brunello, Chianti or Franciacorta from a wine list that is synonymous with quality, and quintessentially Italian. Select a refreshing craft beer for a taste of modern Italy, or a taste of tradition with a Vin Santo, Grappa or Limoncello.