Best Region in Italy for a Gourmet?
I am visiting Italy next fall and the main purpose of the trip is to eat well, I really don't want to run between cities eating in tourist traps. I want to explore great restaurants offering authentic cuisine in at most one or two regions.
I understand that Venice and the Veneto is your first love so to speak and can quite understand it if you tell me to visit this region but is there any other region that you would recommend as second best after the Veneto? Maria's Reply
The Veneto does have some really good food but you might be surprised that it is nowhere near top of my list. The region of Piedmont where we used to live is much better.
It is the region which started the Slow Food Movement
and everywhere in the region has something special from the wine region of the Langhe with its world famous truffles
through to the elegant city of Turin
with cuisine as sophisticated as that of Paris.