Mabel Fatokun

Culinary Holidays: Eat Your Way Through Italy With These Flavour Spots


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Italy’s lesser-known locations have a lot to offer any traveller, regardless of whether they prefer sweets or savoury foods like arancini or fresh pasta.”You’ll never be short of things to do – or eat – on an Italian escape, from the lush landscapes to the faultless food.” Even after many years of domestic and international travels, we yet discovered lesser-known locations and their culinary treasures.

In order to provide tourists from all over the world with these unique gastronomic and cultural experiences, here comes Flavours Holidays.

Giglio Island.
The Island of Giglio, tucked away off the coast of Tuscany, is a true hidden gem, providing the ideal escape from the crowds,” Lorne tells Euronews Travel.

The relatively undiscovered location offers immaculate beaches, glistening waters, and quaint villages, visiting it for a leisurely weekend excursion or as a longer retreat, taking your time exploring.

Local ingredients are used to enhance Tuscan culinary specialties and simple dishes served in restaurants across the island. There will be an abundance of fresh seafood available, which is ideal to consume after exploring some of Giglio’s hidden coves or trekking one of the picturesque trails.

This island is an “untouched paradise.” “Waiting to be explored, it’s a true sanctuary of tranquillity and natural beauty,”

Pugloa and Salento


Many visitors to Italy frequently ignore the “heel” of the nation. But any traveler’s wish list should include a visit to Puglia, and Salento are located in the south.

It’s a very picturesque area with apparently infinite beaches—many of which are ranked among the greatest in the world. Take a refreshing swim at Cala dell’acqua viva and enjoy the breathtaking turquoise waters to start your day, we suggest.

Following a swim, join the locals at Martinucci Cafe in the charming town of Castro, where you can savour a creamy cappuccino paired with a pasticciotto pastry, a typical Puglia sweet pastry.”

The whole area is far less travelled than most of Italy, making it ideal for finding undiscovered beaches and charming towns. “Salento is a true haven for those seeking an authentic Italian experience.” “Enjoy a taste of authentic local life with its rustic scenery and cuisine.”



A sleepy hamlet situated on the craggy shore of the enduringly well-liked island in Sicily. Go to the historic [former fishing area] Tonnara and relax with a cool Aperol spritz while you watch the sun set over the Mediterranean Sea.” Scopello is renowned for its breathtaking cliffs, glistening waves, and enchanting atmosphere. Lorne describes it as “a true hidden gem waiting to be explored.” where breathtaking natural beauty and history collide to create the ideal Sicilian escape.

Arancini are the island’s most famous dish, and no trip there would be complete without trying them.

According to legend, these delicious rice balls first appeared in Sicily in the tenth century, when the island was ruled by the Arabs. They have been immensely popular for generations, and what better place to sample the savoury treats than the location of their origin?

Pasta in Lari

The charming hill town of Lara, located in the centre of Tuscany, will demonstrate why pasta is a staple food there. When visiting the town, which has historic streets adorned with mediaeval buildings, Lorne suggests stopping by the factory owned by the illustrious Martelli family.

Established in 1926 by brothers Guido and Gastone Martelli, the company is well-known for its handcrafted pasta-making customs. Enjoy freshly made pasta along with other regional specialties and fully experience the flavours of authentic Tuscan cooking. Ancient traditions and local flavours are combined to create the ultimate Tuscan dining experience,” making it the ideal town for foodies.

After the snow has melted, take a fascinating tour of the Dolomites.
The northeastern Italian Dolomites are definitely worth a visit in the spring and summer, even if its ski slopes and snowfall are probably what make them most famous.

Sipping a Hugo spritz, which is created with elderflower liqueur, mint, and prosecco and is described as “a delightful twist on the classic Aperol spritz,” as the temperature rises.

The delightful concoction was created in 2005 in the Dolomite village of Naturno by barman Roland Gruber, and it has since become more well-known across Europe. The Dolomites offer a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, surrounded by towering peaks and lush meadows.

Immerse yourself in the natural splendour of this lovely mountain range while admiring the stunning views of The village of Corvara.

Corvara captivates with its breathtaking views of the mountains and The charming village is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, providing hiking in the summer amid breathtaking alpine surroundings and skiing in the winter (including great après!).

All these spots are so ideal for their natural sceneries and flavoured cuisines. You wouldnt want to miss any when next you plan your trip to the European Italy.


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