When it comes to looking at the best things Italy has to offer visitors and locals alike it's hard not to focus on the rich diversity of the country's food culture.
Italy remains a very regional place with every area have strong dishes and local produce that residents are often proud to be self appointed ambassadors of.
The team over at The Perrenial Plate have recently been traveling through Italy and on this journey they decided to list their 10 things they love about Italy.
Pasta. pizza, espresso, olive oil, truffle,wine, parmesan, balsamic, gelato and prosciutto all make up a list and what is a wonderful snap shot of just a tiny selection of the wonderful ingredients available across Italy.
Take a look for yourself, it's sure to make you hungry.
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