This week in Rome, Senators have put forward a bill intended to promote the Mediterranean diet which is such a key part of Italian cuisine and indeed the Italian way of life. Some aspects of the bill are: to make November 16 a national day dedicated to the promotion of eating the Mediterranean way and giving certain typical products a special seal so they may be identifiable as part of the dietary regime.
Features of a rich Mediterranean diet include lots of fresh produce such as olive oil, beans, fruits, nuts, legumes and of course every meal would not be complete without a good glass of Italian wine. More importantly, the Mediterranean diet is also not only about the specific foods you eat but also a way of living your life. A way of life that involves sitting down to savour meals slowly and sharing food and wine together with family and friends.
Travellers on a Vita Italian Tour get the opportunity to experience this way of life with relaxed lunches and dinners in local restaurants and trattorie.