Salento is the south-eastern extremity of the Puglia region. Salento peninsula is a rock of limestone dividing the Adriatic Sea from the Ionian Sea.
Salento's coasts are varied, and can be sandy or rocky, but all boast pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters.
To start this week in the best way here you'll find the most common ways to wish Good Luck in Italian! More slang for you!!!
Obviously the most common way is wishing BUONA FORTUNA (Good luck), but we also have other special ways, related to animals!
As you surely know in every country animals speak their own 'Language'.
So, what about Italian ones? No Meows nor Woofs...
As you probably know if you’ve read our Newsletter, we are preparing a new Section for you: The Italian Cuisine & Recipes! But to be ready to cook like an Italian and to read the real Italian recipes, there are terms you need to know. Not just terms, but also our measurement system, which is probably different from yours.
Are you ready to start thinking in Grams (Gr.), and Liters (L.)?
It’s time to enter in an Italian Kitchen and discover the Italian names of all the tools you’re going to use and much more!
COME IN! WE ARE OPEN!
As Italians are famous around the world to be the most amazing Latin Lovers, also our language has many nuances to express this amazing feeling.
The first main difference between English and Italian is how we say I LOVE YOU.
I can hear you saying, that's easy, 'Ti amo' is the correct answer. Yes. And no.
One of the main issues when travelling abroad is 'Where can I buy this stuff?". Each country has its own habits regarding the shopping.
Here you can find the Italian ones and our 'Store's names'.
TABACCAIO: this is the store that sells cigarettes and stamps. All these stores also have chewing gums, batteries, and are also stationery shops. In many of these now you can play to the Scratch and Win and other lotteries.
ALIMENTARI: they are little shops where you can find the main foodstuffs. Usually pasta and all different kind of food, cheese, cold cuts and bread.
This is another ingredient of the Italian DNA. One of those basic aspects of our life that can't be changed and that makes us feeling nostalgic when we are abroad.
A CAFFÉ represents the beginning of a new day, it's the break we need while working, it's a special moment that allows us to chat for a brief moment with the friendly barman at our favourite bar.
It's not just a drink, or a way to get some energy when we feel tired, but a true RITUAL.
Here are the infos you can't miss if you want to understand what a CAFFÉ means for us:
The first thing foreign visitors notice when they start reading our Menu is they are strangely divided intos various sections, so different from the rest of the world.
These strange cathegories are based on the fact that a real Italian Lunch, or Dinner, should be made of different dishes, from the lighest, to the pasta, to the meat or the fish ( along with some side dish) to the dessert.
These are the cathegories you will find when reading an Italian Menu.