Vespas, the Vatican, a warm espresso there’s so much that comes to mind when someone mentions Italy, from its rustic beauty to a fascinating ancient history. But, there’s one part of the country we all know and love; the food. Italians pour so much passion, as well as freshly chosen ingredients into each dish, with food that has been perfected over generations. These are just a few of the mouthwatering Italian dishes you could be trying on your next adventure to Italy...

Orecchiette

This delicious Italian dish is a play on two words orecchia meaning ear and etta which means small, so together ‘orecchiette’ translates to ‘small ears’ and it’s easy to see why. This wide range of homemade pasta comes from the Southern region of Italy known as Apulia. 

Orecchiette from Italy

Arancini

There’s nothing quite like biting into a crisp, golden brown Arancini ball and enjoying the mix of rice, peas, mozzarella and ragu. They can be found throughout most of Italy, although the ingredients may change depending on the region you're visiting.

Arancini from Italy

Torrone

A sweet, sticky delicacy made from egg whites, honey, toasted nuts and citrus zest. It can be found all over Italy, in sweet stores and cafes. You can try a whole range of different flavours and treats, but be careful once you start you’ll soon find the slab disappears, very quickly.

Torrone from Italy

Ribollita

A rich, hearty dish from the rustic region of Tuscany. Ribollita was traditionally a poor man’s food and it was created by servants who would collect the unfinished food and reboil them for dinner. But, today it is a warming and satisfying meal that will keep you warm throughout the winter months. 

Ribollita from Italy

Osso buco alla Milanese

This dish is a real treat for meat lovers with tender veal shanks, braised in white wine and served with a range of vegetables and a sauce made from zest of lemons, garlic and parsley. Once finished you’ll be desperate to eat it all over again, if you have any room left.

Osso buco alla Milanese from Italy

So, why not book your next flight and spend a few nights enjoying all these dishes and much more? We even have some amazing properties for you to stay in. So, what are you waiting for?