Food Tour 1: INCOMPARABILE LAZIO!
The Lazio region is home to Italy’s capital. Rome is the most famous italian city and one of the most beautiful places in the world.
LET’S VISIT LAZIO
We started our food tour in southern Italy. We slowly made our way up to the center of the peninsula. When we talk about Lazio we immediately mention Rome because it is the easiest way to help foreigners understand where we are; but this region has many other places worth visiting. Lazio’s cuisine is varied, adopting influences from many of its surrounding regions. The culinary tradition here is made up of simple dishes, with few typical and very tasty ingredients — though not necessarily diet-friendly ones.
ROME: THE CAPITAL
If you are visiting Rome, in any season, eating is a unique experience. The first thing to plan between one visit to a monument and another is some time to enjoy lunch and dinner. There are many little restaurants where you can eat outdoors in the hear of the city. Usually, the owner of these restaurants is a character, who always has some funny anecdotes to recount. The “house wine,” whether it be white or red, will always go well with whatever dish you order. You cannot leave Rome without having eaten a carbonara, a pasta sauce prepared with eggs and pancetta, or a cacio e pepe, made with Pecorino and pepper.
If you prefer meat dishes, try the traditional saltimbocca alla romana, made with veal, prosciutto, sage, and white wine.
CIVITAVECCHIA: TIME FOR SEAFOOD
If you are looking for some delicious seafood dishes, visit Civitavecchia. The city is home to one of Italy’s most important ports, and every street corner hosts a small trattoria in which you can sample fresh fish. One of the city’s most famous dishes, in fact, is the civitavecchiese soup, made with fish and croutons.
- Donatella Mulvoni