How to travel to Italy whilst staying at home

You might have read the title and thought “How would that be possible?” Well, with your palate, of course! Take your taste buds on a journey from the comfort of your home by trying some delicious and authentic Italian foods. 

Whether you are saving up money to go on a real trip to Italy in the near future or you are still not comfortable travelling during these strange times – travelling through your taste buds is a great alternative! Today, I’ve partnered up with Springvale Foods, wholesale fine foods, to share with us some of the delicious authentic Italian treats they sell on their online store. 

As Just Eilidh says in a recent blog post, “it’s important to buy from local businesses and Springvale Foods offers the best of both worlds – they are a UK-based company that sources delicious products from innovative English brands but also from around the world.” Springvale Foods is ideal for trade customers who are looking to stock the shelves of their food shops with artisan fine foods.

Augusta Chocolate Chip Panettone

Since the holiday season is quickly approaching, any of their panettones had to be included, and this Augusta Chocolate Chip Panettone will go down a treat on Christmas Day! Augusta Panettoni was founded in 1945 by a master pastry chef who is said to be the custodian of the traditional Panettone Milano recipe. If you have leftover panettone (which doesn’t happen often!), SheKnows shared some of Food Network chef Bobby Flay’s leftover panettone recipes.

Garofalo Farfalle Tri Colour

Established in 1789 in Gragnano, the homeland of pasta, Garofalo has been high-quality pasta for over 200 years. So, they sure know a thing or two about delicious Italian pasta. Garofalo Farfalle Tri Colour is a fun and delicious pasta that can be enjoyed by everyone.

Maretti Bruschette Pesto Chips

I couldn’t talk about travelling to Italy without mentioning one of the most popular pasta toppings and, in my opinion, the most delicious Italian sauce – pesto. In this case, Maretti Bruschette Pesto Chips, crispy Bruschette chips that boast a fragrant sweet basil pesto flavour made by the Maretti Bakery. They prepare their Bruschette Maretti in a traditional bruschetta style. 

Positano Sicilian Cannoli filled with Pistachio Cream

Positano Forno e Cremeria have a passion for good food and traditional specialities. Their Italian treats are handmade by great pastry chefs according to tradition but with modern taste in mind. Their pistachio filled Sicilian cannoli will be difficult not to eat in one sitting.

Vicenzi Amaretti Cookies

As this article on Voice Online comments, “If you happen to have a soft corner for Italian pastries, you are sure to have heard of Matilde Vicenzi.” Vicenzi Amaretti Cookies are some of the many delicious baked products that Vicenzi make.

In 1905, Matilde Vicenzi started making a small line of pastries, including ladyfingers, amaretti and puff pastries, in San Giovanni Lupatoto, Verona. Years later, Giuseppe Vicenzi, Matilde’s grandson, followed his grandmother’s footsteps and was able to expand the company and widen the range of baked goods. Now, even though the company headquarters are still located in Verona, Vicenzi’s fine Italian pastries are sold internationally.

Have you tried any of these fabulous Italian goodies?

Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.