What to bring from Italy?

We list only the very special souvenir of each region.

For coffee lovers — best souvenir — maker. These coffee makers to make coffee in Italy. The famous coffee(the Italians call them machinetta per kafe). They are made of stainless steel. Look very elegant, lovely design and really, the flavour is exceptional. Coffee — Lavazza or Illy (lavazza, illy). The best of the brand.

Coffee is perfect — exquisite Italian dessert is prepared on the basis of mascarpone cheese. Also includes Savoiardi (Italian. savoiardi) — porous, dry biscuits, eggs, sugar, coffee (preferably espresso), alcohol (rum, brandy, Marsala); top dessert is decorated with cocoa powder and grated chocolate. The cake is baked, the consistency is soft like pudding.

Tiramisu is one of the most popular desserts in the world.

Almond cookies — this dessert will be remembered by all who at least once tried it. In General, sweets in Italy is a special topic. It is simply impossible to list all the masterpieces of the Italian masters. In each province they are unique.

Wines and liquors: the famous(best to buy in Tuscany), “Montepulciano d’abruzzo” (the main souvenir of Abruzzo), “Nero d’avola” (the favorite drink of the Sicilians), “Moscato” (Sicily or Piedmont), “Brunello di Montalcino”, “Amaro Montenegro”,”Barolo”, “Barbera”, “Grignolino” and “Barbaresco”.

Of spirits — “Grappa” — grape vodka, sometimes soft, sometimes more pronounced taste. Without her gifts from Italy will not be complete.

The original can still be attributed to alcohol based drinks flavor. Bergamot — citrus, reminiscent of a green orange, but has a completely unique taste and smell. The region of Reggio Calabria is a unique place where they grow this amazing fruit.

Cheese — the famous(parmigiano), the most popular edible souvenir. Other cheese (similar to Parmesan) — Grana Padano. It has a milder taste. Parmigiano Reggiano cheese is named after the cities of Parma and Reggio Emilia, where it happened nearly 1000 years ago at the behest of the Benedictine monks. Here it is made of the highest quality to this day. It does NOT use any preservatives, it is kept from one to two years to obtain a unique taste. And every year at international competitions it received a gold medal, what can be said about the Grana Padana. No wonder the Cheese bears the title “King of cheeses”. The total of these two types of cheese, their consistency. They are both solid — “pasta dura”.

One of the most popular cheeses — blue cheese. Place of production — the province of cities: Bergamo, Gaps, Como, Cremona, Novara, Lecco, Milan.

Green olive oil(best if it is bought in the village, right in special metal cans) — (1 liter 6 euros)

“Mortadella” (mortadella) — Italian equivalent of sausage, which, nothing to do with the “sausage” is not. It’s a bit like Amateur sausage with the addition of pistachios and pepper.

As a souvenir, which will not be on the shelf and will fit in the household, it may be advisable kitchen aprons with images of Nude statues of great sculptors with masculine “attractions”. You can find them all over Italy.

(this is very spicy type of sausage consisting of dried meat, seasoned with red pepper, 100% meat product).

Prosciutto crudo(raw cured ham) is considered the best quality of Parma,i.e.it will be called “prosciutto crudo di Parma”. The thinner it is sliced, the better! With a knife thinly slice the impossible, so ask the seller to cut it in the store. You can not refuse and even conveniently packaged. You can, of course, take in a vacuum package, but it is not the same.

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