The Italian aperitivo is akin to happy hour. There are a few different opinions about how and why and where the tradition began: some say it was started in Milan in the 1860s by the creator of Campari, while some argue it was actually started in Turin in the 1780s by the creator of vermouth.
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It seems like every region of Italy is well-known for something. Tuscany is known for wine and truffles; Lazio is known for Roman history and spaghetti carbonara; Campania is known for Pompeii and pizza and so on. But can you name anything that the region Emilia Romagna is known for?
Venice, a city of islands, is located in the Veneto region of Italy that is bordered by the sea, the mountains, and the countryside. This varying geography means that this region, and particularly the city of Venice, has some of the most varied cuisine in the whole country. Here we’ll share some of our favorite traditional foods in Venice, including everything from traditional rice dishes to the Venetian “tapas” you will be happy to try, and of course a few desserts!
New Year’s Traditions in Italy go beyond giant feasts, time spent with family, celebratory beverages and include delightful red underwear, the throwing of various things, and tombola. If you want to have a truly unique New Year’s experience, Italy might be the perfect place.