The words “food” and “Italy” will have you dreaming of freshly made pasta, aromatic wine, and custard-filled desserts. You may find yourself fantasizing about all the amazing dishes and beverages you will try in the various regions and provinces. But before you make reservations weeks in advance to Trattoria dall'Oste in Florence, you may want to consider how eating in Italy may not be the same as eating where you’re from. So, how do you do Italian food justice when visiting the famous boot? The first step is to throw any personal rules about what to eat, how to eat, and when to eat out the window. Italians have their own set of guidelines - ones that are not meant to be broken. Here is a comprehensive list of how to eat, drink and satisfy your cravings like a local when in Italy.
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