Six Authentic Italian Foods To Try On Your Sailing Holiday

By Jenny Wilson published on 22 April 2017

Italy is famous for its stunning scenery, rich history and culture, and culinary delights. With so many delicious dishes to try on every menu during your Italian sailing getaway, Italian cuisine can be overwhelming but in the best possible way!

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When you’re in a country famous for its fresh and locally sourced ingredients, you can probably predict that any appetiser is going to be pretty impressive. When a platter of flavoursome olives, cured meats, freshly baked bread, fresh seafood and grilled vegetables is delivered to your table, one glance is all it’ll take for you to know this is going to be one of the best appetisers of your life.

Gelato: It’s an Italian Sailing Getaway Must-Have

Is it possible to visit Italy without indulging in at least one serving of gelato? We don’t think so, and with so many flavours made from fresh, natural ingredients you’ll be in for a treat whichever combination you choose.


You’ll see large slabs of this sweet treat in cafes and sweet shops throughout Italy. This nougat delight is made with locally sourced honey and toasted nuts, but you’ll also find Torrone dipped in chocolate if you want to try something extra decadent on your Italian adventure.


What could be better than a crisp pastry shell, filled with sweet ricotta cheese and chocolate chips, and topped with candied fruit and pistachio nuts? Heavenly!

Olive all’Ascolana

Olive lovers, this one’s for you. Large green olives are stuffed with cheese and meat before being covered in breadcrumbs and deep fried. You won’t be able to stop eating these, we almost guarantee it!

Pasta. Of Any Kind!

From rustic lasagne with rich béchamel and tomato sauces, to comforting carbonara and simple pasta al pesto, it’s impossible to go far wrong with a pasta dish of any kind. Ripe tomatoes, flavourful Pecorino cheese and the finest Italian cured meats go into these pasta dishes, and each recipe will have been honed and perfected over generations, resulting in authentic and hearty food that’s full of soul.

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