Andalo and Passo
The north of Italy is the lapel of the Italian “boots”, the country of the Alps, a paradise for skiers and the most international region of the country, bordering Slovenia, Austria, Switzerland and France. Here you can successfully combine skiing in the world famous Val d’Aosta or Dolomiti di Brenta with shopping in Milan, the canonical fun of San Remo and the melancholy charm of Venice.
If the basis of South Italian cuisine is pasta and olive oil, then the north is corn, rice and butter.
Italians themselves divide the north of the country into two large regions – the Northwest (provinces of Piedmont, Liguria, Lombardy and Val d’Aosta) and the Northeast (Emilia-Romagna, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Trentino-Alto Adige and Veneto) . Continue reading
Frankly speaking, Italy could have had everything smaller. Sicilian gelato and leaning tower. Michelangelo’s David and Juventus Football Club. Haute Couture Week in Milan and the collapse of the Roman Empire. Cipolletto, Cipollotto, Chipollochcha and Bertolucci. So no, in Italy there are also mountains. The ski season opens on December 8 in the Alps, and this temptation is unshakable, like Spartak at the dawn of the uprising.
border = “0” In 2006, Turin was the capital of the 20th Winter Olympics, and the ski resorts located in its vicinity proudly contributed to their resume the competitions that they hosted. In Bardonecchia, snowboarders performed miracles in turns. In Sestriere, skiers practiced speed. Biathlon settled in Cesan, and freestyle in Souz d’Ulks. Continue reading
An indispensable attribute of the Italian meal is wine. It is also used as an aperitif, served with the main dish, used as an independent dish with fruit or cheese addition. Huge areas of the country are planted with a vineyard, which makes it possible to produce different varieties of wines – white and red, sweet and dry, dessert and sparkling. Beer in Italy is almost never consumed. But a bottle of Amaretto, Sambuca or Limoncello liqueur, Grappa national grape vodka, and of course, traditional wine brought from Italy will be an excellent gift for a connoisseur of alcoholic drinks.
It is no coincidence that Italian wines occupy a leading position in the global market for alcoholic beverages, because the quality of the drink depends not only on the method of its manufacture, but also Continue reading