Italy has more UNESCO World Heritage sites than any other country in the world
Pesto sauce was invented by Genoese sailors to try to avoid getting scurvy
Ricotta cheese is not a cheese at all. It’s a creamy curd cooked twice… ‘ricotta’= re-cooked
The Italian desert, TIRAMISU, means ‘pick me up’.
It takes about 42 coffee beans to make one espresso
To drink an espresso like an Italian, don’t sip it-you should finish it in 3 sips so drink up! One of the important facts about Italy.
Pizza was originally the poor man’s food and was cooked using lava from Mount Vesuvius. That’s a cool fact about Italy!
Gelato has a much lower fat content than ice cream. It actually ranges from fat-free to 4%-6% for the creamier flavours.
So TREAT YOURSELF!
Italian spoken today comes from the original Tuscan dialect and was spoken by less than 3% of the population when Italy was unified in 1861.