What drinks should you order while in Italy?

Italian life revolves around food and drinks, each matched together perfectly to create a truly captivating taste experience.

The country is home to a range of supreme drinks to choose from, but which ones are worth your time and money?

  • Vino (Wine)

    No trip to Italy is complete without drinking your weight in the local wine. Being one of the largest wine-making regions in the world, Italy has spent thousands of years cultivating the best wine varieties around. No matter if you choose white, red, sparkling, or even a dessert wine, make sure to get the backstory of the winery and brand, learning more about how the wine was produced as you slowly savour the taste of these mesmerising drink.

  • Birra (Beer)

    If you are more of a beer drinker, Italy has got you covered. Although not as famous for their beer, they still offer some exceptional varieties. Best known internationally for lagers such as Peroni, Nastro Azzurro and Birra Moretti, with the craft beer scene only recently starting to develop.

  • Aperitivi (Aperitifs)

    Popular aperitif liqueurs include Campari, Aperol and vermouth, and appear in some of the most popular cocktails around. Often served in Italy as a pre-dinner drink, or with a light snack such as olives or nuts, an aperitivo is actually designed to make you hungry. Despite being able to drink them on their own, many opt to have the cocktails varieties to enjoy as you set up for dinnertime. Such cocktails include the Aperol Spritz, containing Aperol, Prosecco, and soda, one of the sweeter, and fruitier summer drinks perfect for the warm nights of Italy. Another is the negroni, which can be an acquired taste. A strong drink contains Campari, gin and red vermouth, a bitter taste with a slightly sweet orange finish.

  • Digestivi (Digestives)

    Digestivi covers a range of liqueurs that are served at the end of a meal to aid digestion, but by far the most popular Italian version is the Limoncello. This drink was made in the Southern Italy region, created using the local lemons, which the coast of Italy is famed for. Many of the restaurants in Italy will give this drink out complimentary after your meal, letting you sit back and enjoy the stunning views of the country before heading back to your hotel. Due to its lemony, syrupy sweet flavour, is it almost like a dessert in itself!

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