Going to Italy on vacation? How to eat tasty and budget

Going to Italy on vacation? How to eat tasty and budget

Making a budget for a trip to Europe in the first place determine the cost of travel and accommodation. About nutrition, as a rule, do not think much.

And only on the spot it turns out that the price range and features of the local organization of food places do not coincide with the expectations of the usual way of life in his native country.

In the Luggage of a professional traveler there are life hacks about the ways of cheap, tasty and healthy food for each country. Here are a few secrets from the avid traveler for those who are going to relax in Italy.

Rule 1

Avoid tourist restaurants. All restaurants marked in the guidebooks, both offline and online, will be more expensive than authentic restaurants in terms of price. The menu in tourist restaurants is standard, adapted. Such dishes are available in most Moscow restaurants. Is it worth it for the sake of such pleasure to cross thousands of kilometers? The smaller the restaurant, more modest entourage and where the menu is on one sheet, the tastier the food will be. In such institutions, a lot of Italians, and the owner of the institution is constantly in the hall communicates with their guests. Here you will be told about the features of the preparation of a dish and from what market the products were purchased, will share culinary secrets.

Rule 2

In Italy, many categories of food places. Not familiar with the definitions of these categories, inexperienced tourists often bypasses them, and sorry. Here are some of them for a small budget:

Tavern — so called restaurant in the countryside, in the beautiful surroundings of big cities. Cheap.

Trattoria (food) and Osteria (drinks) — home, family restaurants. Often there you will not find a printed menu, but you can safely trust the choice and recommendations of the owner. The Trattoria emphasis on food, the Restaurant more for wine and appetizers to wine. Prices are lower than in restaurants.

Pizzeria. Because pizza was born in the South, consequently it tastes better. Cheap.

Tavola Calda — translated as “hot table”. In such institutions, mostly self-service type canteens. Prices are very reasonable.

Tavola Calda — translated as “hot table”. In such institutions, mostly self-service type canteens. Prices are very reasonable.

the delicatessen La (Rosticceria) — institution, serving fried and baked in the oven dishes and small pizzas. It’s mostly takeout.

Pasticceria (Pasticceria) – bakery, coffee and desserts.

Rule 3

Discounts and coupons. An experienced traveler actively uses this resource. Every day at www.thefork.com you can find discount coupons in a particular restaurant, where the usual set for two can be bought at half price and get into a good and well-known restaurant. Coupon comes in the mail, payment on the spot. The second useful resource is www.groupon.it, here prices sometimes fall to 70%. Payment immediately. Large restaurants and small establishments participate in these programs.

Rule 4

To rent an apartment with a kitchen and cook yourself. Minus – acquaintance with the country is incomplete, as cuisine and culinary traditions are an integral part of the cultural heritage of the country. Without this component, the real country is not known.

Rule 5

A real traveler never eats in the country of the restaurants of the cuisine of another country. He will not go to Italy to eat sushi and will not eat hamburgers in international chains of fast food restaurants.

25.07.2019 / by / in

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