Three Italian Regions Famous For Their Food

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All over Italy, food is taken incredibly seriously indeed, but certain regions are particularly dedicated to creating delicious, authentic food. If you’d like a taste of the real Italy, head to one of these regions to taste local delicacies and dishes.


Perhaps one of the most famous Italian dishes, spaghetti bolognaise, has its origins in this stunning region. Here, the pasta dish is made authentically, without experimental additions or extras. Think tender cooked meat, the best tomato sauce you’ve ever tasted, and sumptuous strands of spaghetti.


Naples is well known as a food capital of Italy, and many Neapolitans will argue that their city does the best food in all of Italy. Debates rage over the true origins of pizza, but many agree that it started here. Taste a slice from a street food stall, or visit a restaurant and enjoy a whole one to yourself.


One of Italy’s most popular foods, pesto, comes from this port city. Once you’ve tried the real stuff, it will be hard to go back to store bought. Rich, vibrant and full of flavor, freshly made pesto is a real treat for the taste buds and goes brilliantly with pasta, bread, or even over pizza.