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first_imgItaly is a land celebrated for its culinary greatness. Its cuisine has long since travelled beyond Italian borders and nowadays can be found all around the world, from Iceland to India.However, there is far more to great Italian eating than just pizza, pasta and panini! Our Italian friends at Bed-and-Breakfast.it give us the lowdown on Italy’s best local specialities, and where to find them. Rome, Carciofi alla giudiaCarciofi alla giudía, literally “Jewish style artichokes”, is a dish of deep fried artichoke, which has a delicious nutty crunchiness. The special Romanesco artichoke variety, harvested between February and April in the coastal region between Ladispoli and Civitavecchia, (just north of Rome) is especially suited for this dish. To sample this tasty meal, head to the Jewish restaurants of the Roman Ghetto; here you’ll also be able to enjoy the hospitality in one of the many Bed and Breakfasts in Rome. Find Rome flights Piedmont – La Bagnacauda, PiemontestBagnacauda is a warm dip, eaten in a similar way to fondue but with raw or roasted vegetables rather than bread or meat. Made with anchovies, olive oil and butter, it’s a food of humble origins, and was traditionally eaten during the autumn and winter months, whist the new season’s wine was tasted.Today Bagnacauda has achieved the status of ‘regional specialty’ and can be found all over the Piedmont region, served as a main meal, or a side dish in individual pots traditionally made of terra cotta. Find Turin flightsSardinia – SeadasThe Seadas, also known as Sebadas, are special fritters made with a pecorino cheese filling typical of Sardinia. Today, they are considered one of the most famous Sardinian traditional desserts, but, originally, they were eaten as a main course, especially by the shepherds at Easter and Christmas.The key ingredients of this tasty dish are semolina flour, pecorino cheese, pork fat or butter, sugar or honey. Most restaurants on Sardinia serve this dish so don’t leave the island without sampling it! Find Cagliari flights Related10 best things to do in Rome: a local’s guideRome resident Tripbod Judy reveals 10 of the best things to do and see in the Italian capital. Hop between the Roman ruins whilst eating the best pizza, pasta and gelato!10 best cheap hotels and hostels in RomePlanning a cheap city break in Rome? Whether you’re looking for hotels near the Colosseum or a hostel close to the Trevi fountain, the ideal accommodation in Rome doesn’t need to break the bank. Here are some brilliant budget options for those of you looking for cheap hotels in Italy’s…5 Most Romantic Cities in Italy5 Most Romantic Cities in Italy Naples – BabaThis small cake, saturated in rum has become a well-known party dessert. Although it’s associated with Neapolitan cuisine, its origins are somewhat un-Italian; the creation of Baba is attributed to Stanislas, an exiled king from Poland. Apparently, he spilt a bottle of rum over his daily ‘Kugelhopf’, a type of very dry cake, but loved the result so much, he demanded it always be served that way. The ‘Baba’ au Rhum’ was thus born and later brought to Naples by French cooks where it became a local specialty. Find Naples flightsSciliy – Pasta con le sarde PalermitanaA traditional Sicilian specialty, Pasta con le Sarde is a seasonal recipe, most commonly eaten from March to September when its main ingredients are widely available. Herrings, wild fennel, anchovy fillets, onions, pine nuts, powdered saffron and small raisins are the main ingredients.There are many versions of Pasta con le Sarde, but the ‘Trappitara’ style – the recipe from Trappeto, a satellite town of Palermo – is most renowned. Arabs probably introduced the original recipe in Sicily during their colonization, but following colonizers added their own twists on the dish, with the use of wild fennel due to the Greeks and Romans. Find Palermo flights Travellers heading to Italy for their next holiday may want to try a Bed & Breakfast, which can offer a cheaper form of accommodation with the bonus of added hospitality.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more