Italian food offers an abundance of taste, and their cuisine is one of the most popular and influential in the world. However, we argue that one must come to Italy in order to try real Italian food. The Italian cuisine is generally characterised by its simplicity, with many dishes having only two to four main ingredients and Italian cooks mostly rely on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.
A traditional Italian meal typically contains four or five courses. Especially on weekends, meals are often seen as a time to spend with family and friends thus, meals tend to be longer than in other cultures. Do you know the different Italian dishes?
Aperitivo - usually enjoyed as a drink appetizer before a large meal, for example a glas of prosecco or a negroni.
Antipasto - means "before the meal". It usually consist of cheese, ham, sliced sausage or marinated vegetables.
Primo - “first course", usually consists of a hot dish like pasta, risotto, gnocchi, or soup with a sauce, vegetarian, meat or fish.
Secondo - “second course", the main dish, usually fish or meat with potatoes. Traditionally veal, pork, and chicken are most commonly used in northern Italy.
Then of course Dolce - "sweet", such as a Tiramisu or ice-cream that is enjoyed together with Caffè and Digestivo like grappa or limoncello, sometimes referred to as ammazzacaffè -"coffee killer".
Italians care deeply and lovingly about their family’s cooking history - mothers’ and grandmothers’ recipes are passed on for generations with care and pride as a symbol of one’s own roots. We have the privilege to have the Verri family as our neighbours, together they run the fantastic restaurant Piazza Crova 3 where we recommend you go for a traditional Italian meal. They also serve breakfast and lunch if you don’t want to make it yourself during your stay at the Castello.
Our surrounding offers a broad variety of restaurants that will give you a real Italian food experience that we promise you will not forget!