The very name of Italy brings forth ideas of rich and tasty food served in large portions. Nothing can be closer to the truth than the envisioned idea of food that turns the taste buds into grateful slaves of the recipes. Italy is home to recipes that have travelled the globe, spurring individuals to mimic the gastronomic delights created by Italian chefs. If you are planning to visit Italy, then be prepared to delight your taste buds with a continued assault of goodies through your visit. Here is what you can expect from an Italian tour.

Turn gourmet, taste the culinary success of Italian chefs

The international media has time and again turned the spotlight on the fabulous recipes that come out of Italy. It is not without reason. One sampling of the parmesan cheese is all that is required for you to swear by Italian food. The diversity in tastes and preparation give one the impression that perhaps ingredients are a national secret. The taste is amazing, difficult to experience elsewhere in the globe.

Tryout handmade pasta and understand why it is loved

People have often wondered at the reason for the kind of love shown towards pasta the world over. Handmade pasta from Italy will give you enlightenment. An Italian package will inevitably include a cooking session where you actually get a shot at making handmade pasta. If you could master or perfect the art of making it, then you can be sure of getting a loyal following back home.

Quite nothing like olive oil in preparations

There really is quite nothing like olive oil in preparations. Beginning with the salad to literally any preparation, the use of olive oil adds a flavor that elevates the preparation. In addition to giving a great flavor to the preparation, olive oil is by far, one of the healthiest oil to use for cooking.  A food and wine trip to Italy will include a trip to one of the oil presses where olive oil is produced through traditional methods for greater quality.