1. What’s your name and what do you do at Select Italy?
Arianna. I am part of the Marketing and Social Media Team.
2. What’s your favorite Italian destination?
I can’t say that I have one favorite destination, but a few.
Rome: the capital as well as my birth town, is the one place to visit. I suggest to go during autumn or spring, when you can see the leaves change or the flowers bloom in the many beautiful parks. Rome is also a town to walk around the little streets and discover the small shops as well as a place to enjoy the food and all the day trips available around the city.
Tuscany: every part is beautiful with its old ruins, its many wineries, delicious food and day trips, such and Siena or Pisa, as well as being near the sea and where I spent a lot of my childhood.
To end, the magical and still not-well-known island of Ponza, where you can still get some peace unless you go in peak season (end of July and August) and spend the days being rocked by the waves or discovering the old Roman ruins still there.
3. Whom would you go there with?
My friends or boyfriend.
4. Which 3 things should never be missing from one’s luggage when traveling to Italy?
A good camera to take the perfect snap of the landscape, your delicious dish or immortalize a special moment.
Good and comfortable shoes as well as some elegant ones. You might be walking all da,y but at night there are always events or special places where you need to be at your best. Remember you are still in Italy, the fashion capital.
Extra space in your luggage. When you pack don’t over do it, you know that you will bring back many gifts for others and for yourself, and you are going to a place where you can find almost everything you will need.
5. What Italian food are you addicted to?
Pasta obviously, almost any kind but a good carbonara makes me always happy. Cold cuts from boar sausages to hard pecorino are to die for.
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Cafe of Sant’Eustacchio near the Pantheon in Rome for an authentic and delicious coffee with panna, as well as Da Enzo a small authentic Roman restaurant in Trastevere. An don’t miss the many aperitivo spots downtown, for example il Bar del Fico.
In Amiata, there is one of the many towns called Arcidosso where there is a small restaurant called La Locanda del Prete where you can have a delicious Tuscan meal.
If you get to Ponza don’t miss a delicious fish dinner at the only restaurant on one side of the island of Ponza called Punta Incenso.
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