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Enjoy These Italian Breakfast Foods On Your Yacht Getaway

By Yacht Getaways Team
on  September 11, 2017

With the promise of exquisite restaurants, charming eateries, and local bakeries with shelves full of tempting treats, every Italian sailing getaway is sure to be a gastronomic delight that will impress even the most discerning foodie. Breakfast in Italy is famous for being a fuss-free affair but with no compromise on flavour, every day is certain to begin with something delicious.

Italian sailing getaways for food lovers - Have your fill for breakfast, lunch and dinner

First, Coffee!

Coffee is at the heart of every Italian breakfast and whether you prefer a hot espresso, a milky caffè latte, or a creamy cappuccino, you can look forward to savouring a perfect cup of liquid gold wherever you are in the Italian islands. If you’re looking for a caffeine-free alternative, we recommend caffè d’orzo, which is delicious and made from ground barley.

Crisp Cornetto

Italy’s version of a croissant, these sweet pastries are a little lighter than their French counterpart and are usually coated with a refreshing orange-rind based glaze. A perfect partner to a morning cup of coffee, enjoying one of these whilst looking out over the ocean is an incredibly delightful way to begin your Italian getaway.

Sweet Crostata

Although you may have to commit to purchasing a whole tart, it’s not a purchase you’ll end up regretting. A rich, buttery baked pastry case contains a delicious, usually locally sourced, fruit preserve filling. Popular varieties include frutti di bosco (wild berries), albicocca (apricot), and amarena (sour cherry). All equally as delicious, enjoying a slice of crostata is always a good idea.

Enjoy Sweet Doughnuts on Your Italian Sailing Getaway

There’s something very special about Italian doughnuts. Delightfully simple ciambella are fried before being coated with granulated sugar. They’re sometimes filled with a sweet custard or jam, but their light texture means that they’re equally as delicious when enjoyed plain. For something a bit richer, zeppole are perfectly chewy doughnuts which have been enriched with either pumpkin or ricotta, before being rolled in a fine sugar and served piping hot. Comforting and filling, a day which begins with a doughnut is sure to be an excellent one.

Sailing trips in Italy - Whet your appetite with breakfast treats

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