At Val Verde, we’re passionate about the Italian cuisine, lifestyle and culture. Each region of Italy has a unique history. Click on a region to learn more, there are 20 to discover.
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A northern region of Italy bordering with Switzerland and Austria. Home to some of Italy’s most spectacular mountains and seven national parks. A must visit is the Dolomites Alps, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a truly unforgettable experience for winter sports lovers.
Trentino-Alto Adige cuisine has Austrian and Hungarian influences. Some dishes to try are Canederli or Strudel.
Known as “the green heart of Italy”, this region is covered in lakes, mountains and forest. Umbria is the only region in Italy having neither a coastline or border with another country. A must visit is Marmore Falls, a truly breathtaking natural beauty. The town of Assisi is also spectacular, a picturesque town perched on a hill was the birthplace of St Francis one of Italy’s patron saints.
Umbria has a reputation for producing incredible cured meats and truffles. When it comes to pasta, Umbrian cooks traditionally make pasta with only water and flour.
Situated in Southern Italy, stretching along the Tyrrhenian Sea. Home to the largest city in southern Italy, Naples! There is plenty to see in Campania, the island of Capri is breathtakingly beautiful.
The region is known for creating the Neapolitan Pizza, a soft dough pizza with raised swollen edge (termed Cornicione in Italian) traditionally topped with a San Marzano tomato sauce and buffalo mozzarella cheese. The Caprese Salad is also a well-known dish from the Campania region, originating on the Island of Capri.
The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. There is plenty to see, from the stunning white beaches of Scala dei Turchi and Spiaggia dei Conigli to Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe. A must visit is Taormina and Lampedusa.
Sicily is known for numerous dishes, including Arancini, Cannoli and Caponata.