FOOD & WINE: A VERY SERIOUS BUSINESS !!!



Come with us at the discovery of world-famous Italian food and wine, tasting the original products right where they were created and savouring unknown flavours in enchanting locations.

Take pleasure in world-renowned food products such as Parmigiano Reggiano (Parmesan cheese), Prosciutto di Parma e San Daniele (Parma and San Daniele ham), Aceto Balsamico di Modena (Balsamic Vinegar of Modena), Pesto Ligure (Genoa's Pesto), Mozzarella di Bufala (Buffalo Mozzarella) from Campania and Tartufi d’alba (Alba Truffles), gourmet specialties that made Italy famous as the land of good food. Enjoy Italy's wines at their best, in the very regions where they are produced: Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino in Tuscany, Barbera and Barolo in Piedmont, Prosecco in Veneto and Lambrusco in Emilia, Spumante Franciacorta in Lombardy, and many others....

EATING IN ITALY

In Italy you can enjoy food at its best, but with VITOR you will learn how to eat as an Italian. First of all, we invite you to take your time! Italian food tastes really great and so worthy of wasting a few hours; furthermore, when eating out, courses are many and service is slow. Each of the different geographical regions within Italy has a different style of cuisine, based on what is readily available in that area: northern Italian cuisine uses more rice than pasta, and risotto and polenta dishes are most popular; central Italy favours olive oils and cheese, beef and wild boar, as well as stuffed pasta; southern Italian cuisine frequently uses tomato sauces and olive oil, and is famous for the best pizza; coastal regions are often known for their seafood dishes. Bread is not an eat-alone food: use it as the main tool to "fare la scarpetta", i.d. clean up your plate after a meal or to pick up whatever your fork can't do! Pour olio d'oliva (olive oil) and aceto (vinegar, even balsamic), of which there are plenty of sorts, as sole condiments for salads: Italians like to enjoy the exceptional flavour of what they're eating, and not mask it with other toppings!

Sip caffè espresso (black coffee) at breakfast and after eating, and even as a break in the afternoon. And taste great gelato artigianale (home-made ice cream) in any sort of flavor, from dark chocolate to figs! Finally, please remember: before starting to eat, Italians always wish a good meal by saying “Buon appetito!”