REGIONS

The regions of Italy

There are 20 Regions in Italy and each has its own history, its typical products, its dishes and its traditions. Thanks to the climatic and agronomic variety and to the many influences from other cuisines, Italy is an extraordinary melting-pot of flavours.
The richness and variety of Italian cuisine is mainly due to its multicultural history. Pellegrino Artusi (an Italian businessman and writer, author of the best-seller recipe book La scienza in cucina e l’arte di mangiar bene dated 1891) recognized influences of ancient Greek and Byzantine, Jewish, Arab and Norman cuisines.
Important changes developed in the Italian cuisine when America was discovered: new ingredients such as potatoes, tomatoes, corn and peppers started to enrich the recipes and soon became their integral part.

Traditional Italian cooking is simple and the recipes are often passed on from grandmothers, who typically create delicious dishes using only few fresh ingredients.
Many Regional recipes nowadays are used all over Italy, however in order to taste the authentic ones one has to visit the place where it originated… or order one of our experience boxes, which will fill your home with delicious flavours of authentic Italian Regional food and wine excellence!

In our online shop we propose three different boxes for each Region: Aperitif, Dinner/Lunch and Dessert. Each product is carefully selected and harmoniously combined with the others, to recreate the perfect balance just like local Italians would do.

Sicily

Sicily is rich in ancient traditions. Recipes are usually handed down from one generation to the other within the family, some old recipes have even been found in poems and literature, which have become an integral part of this island’s cultural background. Read more

Apulia

Apulia contains many souls and it is known as the “heel of Italy”. It is a charming Region which can be visited all year round. There you can find archaeological sites (it was first colonized by Mycenaean Greeks), ancient history, spirituality and of course, loads of delicious foods and wines to taste.  Read more

Tuscany

With its lyrical landscapes, superb cuisine and worldwide famous red wines, the experience of Tuscany is what you need to be finally seduced by Italian exquisite taste. Here you can visit historic churches and Renaissance monuments in Florence or magnificent art museums. Read more

Piedmont

Piedmont is the second largest Italian Region, probably the most elegant, famous for Fiat cars and its excellent wines. In its capital Turin, from where most of the touristic tours of the Region begin, the influence of neighboring France is palpable as the Savoy family, the last kings of Italy who lived here, left a regal aura in this area.  Read more

The regions of Italy

There are 20 Regions in Italy and each has its own history, its typical products, its dishes and its traditions. Thanks to the climatic and agronomic variety and to the many influences from other cuisines, Italy is an extraordinary melting-pot of flavours.
The richness and variety of Italian cuisine is mainly due to its multicultural history. Pellegrino Artusi (an Italian businessman and writer, author of the best-seller recipe book La scienza in cucina e l’arte di mangiar bene dated 1891) recognized influences of ancient Greek and Byzantine, Jewish, Arab and Norman cuisines.
Important changes developed in the Italian cuisine when America was discovered: new ingredients such as potatoes, tomatoes, corn and peppers started to enrich the recipes and soon became their integral part.

Traditional Italian cooking is simple and the recipes are often passed on from grandmothers, who typically create delicious dishes using only few fresh ingredients.
Many Regional recipes nowadays are used all over Italy, however in order to taste the authentic ones one has to visit the place where it originated… or order one of our experience boxes, which will fill your home with delicious flavours of authentic Italian Regional food and wine excellence!

In our online shop we propose three different boxes for each Region: Aperitif, Dinner/Lunch and Dessert. Each product is carefully selected and harmoniously combined with the others, to recreate the perfect balance just like local Italians would do.

Sicily

Sicily is rich in ancient traditions. Recipes are usually handed down from one generation to the other within the family, some old recipes have even been found in poems and literature, which have become an integral part of this island’s cultural background. Read more

Apulia

Apulia contains many souls and it is known as the “heel of Italy”. It is a charming Region which can be visited all year round. There you can find archaeological sites (it was first colonized by Mycenaean Greeks), ancient history, spirituality and of course, loads of delicious foods and wines to taste.  Read more

Tuscany

With its lyrical landscapes, superb cuisine and worldwide famous red wines, the experience of Tuscany is what you need to be finally seduced by Italian exquisite taste. Here you can visit historic churches and Renaissance monuments in Florence or magnificent art museums. Read more

Piedmont

Piedmont is the second largest Italian Region, probably the most elegant, famous for Fiat cars and its excellent wines. In its capital Turin, from where most of the touristic tours of the Region begin, the influence of neighboring France is palpable as the Savoy family, the last kings of Italy who lived here, left a regal aura in this area.  Read more