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4 Italian dishes you must try

It wouldn’t be prudent for me to talk about Italy as an amazing travel destination without mentioning something about the food which I must say is mouthwatering. Italy is truly the home of amazing cuisines.

I will take some time and briefly talk about 4 Italian dishes that I strongly recommend you to try out when visiting Italy.

1 Pizza Margherita

Well, you can’t talk about Italian cuisine without of course starting with pizza. It’s believed that this dish originated in Italy and it has gone to be one of the most popular dishes in the world. In Italy, Pizza is a popular main course made out of purely Italian ingredients with the main being fresh bread that is topped with basil, cheese, tomato sauce and other ingredients depending on the city it’s being made.

2 Lasagne

Lasagne is another mouthwatering Italian delicacy that many enjoy as a main course meal. The dish is expertly prepared by putting together a number of preferred vegetables and spices in Italy such as garlic, tomatoes, oregano and onions which combine to bring out a tantalizing flavor. These are then expertly combined with meat and pasta to create a delicacy to remember.

3 Biscotti

Biscotti are a popular snack in Italy that you will find in cafes or bars. It’s one of the best cookies you will ever taste as it has been perfectly married with some butter and almonds which become really flavorsome when taken together with tea, cappuccino or latte. There are a number of variations of biscotti which are popular in different cities.

4 Cannoli

The cannoli which is believed to have originated in Sicily is another popular snack in Italy. The best of it is of course homemade. In fact, it’s a go to snack that Italian mums like to prepare for the family. It’s essentially pastry dough that has been sautéed, and then rolled with cream and ricotta cheese stuffed in it. It’s truly a delicacy.

When it Italy, be sure to try out these delicacies and to get the best experience, don’t try them at a big restaurant, you’ll get the real unadulterated flavor in small local restaurants.

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The 3 most memorable cultural sites in Italy

There is no question that Italy is among the cream of the crop as far as the world’s leading travel destinations are concerned. This is primarily because of the rich culture and history that this beautiful country oozes. You just have to see and experience it for yourself to believe it.

I am going to briefly look at the 3 most memorable cultural sites in Italy which I strongly recommend you to pay a visit.

The Colosseum

The Roman Empire was known for its special interest and investment in entertainment and it left a standard that has ended up being replicated in various parts of the world thanks to the Colosseum which still stands as the largest Amphitheater to have been built by the Romans. The Colosseum was used for various events the most notable being the gladiator fights. This is truly an amazing site.

Pompeii

Pompeii is a really amazing site to behold especially once you get the history surrounding it. It essentially is the ruins of the City of Pompeii during the Roman era that was destroyed by a volcanic eruption from the nearby Mt. Vesuvius. The most interesting bit is that it’s this volcano that actually helped preserve many of the artifacts in the city. You can still see the sculptures, mosaics and many more.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa

When in Italy, you can’t miss out on the opportunity to see the amazing site of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The history surrounding it is amazing as the site especially when you discover that the building began to lean because of a flaw in its architecture way back in the 1100s and has remained that way ever since. From atop this tower you can get a really picturesque view of the City of Pisa.

When visiting Italy, don’t miss out on a trip to these three heritage sites as they will give you really amazing memories and photos to take back home.

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3 cities you must visit when in Italy

Italy is a travel destination that will leave you spoilt for choice as literally every city you plan to visit has awesome offerings form amazing historical architecture, a rich culture, mouthwatering cuisines, beautiful beaches and much more natural scenery. Whichever Italian city you chose to visit, you won’t be disappointed.

Having travelled to all these cities, I would like to share with you my top three picks. This article is therefore about 3 cities you must visit when in Italy.

The City of Rome

Rome truly stood out for me and I honestly believe that it’s the most amazing city that I have seen so far in my travels. I find it truly interesting how the Romanesque architecture still stands tall. Many see this architecture as crumbling but I appreciate it the way it is because you get to feel and appreciate the history. Rome is home to many monuments such as the Roman Forum, the Colosseum and many more.

The City of Venice

When it comes to romance, Venice is just as they say, one of the most romantic places I have been to so far in my travels. The honest truth is when in this city, you just feel romance in the air. The city is vibrant, with very lively people not to mention the picturesque sceneries and good cuisines. This is the kind of place you want to spend your honeymoon or rekindle your fading flame.

The City of Florence

I love history and I can confidently say that since the City of Florence rose up during the renaissance, it has never gone back to sleep. I especially would like to highlight the amazing museums, the magnificent Duomo, the beautiful art and architecture, and the many other picturesque types of scenery. Anyone who visits Florence will truly appreciate its beauty.

In all honest, among these three cities I can’t tell for sure which was my best because I loved them for different reasons. To me, they all share the number one spot. You’ll just have to visit them to decide which one stands out most for you.