1. Name and what do you do at Select Italy?
My name is Luca Zuccarello and I am from Catania. I’m an intern in Select Italy in Chicago.
2. What’s your favorite Italian destination?
I don’t have a favorite destination but I do love to visit different places. Each place has something that you don’t know and in which you can do different activities. I like Camigliatello in Calabria, where you can ski and also try the specialty foods of Sila, such as the hot pepper! I went to Lampedusa when I was child and I still have great memories about the beaches. Also, if you like fishing, Lampedusa is the destination for you.
3. Whom would you go there with?
I would go there with my friends for just one week to escape from everyday life and have fun.
4. Which 3 things should never be missing from one’s luggage when traveling to Italy?
My Smartphone which helps me to research what I need, take and share pictures with my family, and best of all I don’t even need a dictionary, because I have my phone!
Don’t forget comfortable shoes to walk around the city and the many little streets, as well as visiting all the museums.
5. What Italian food are you addicted to?
For lunch and dinner I drink one glass of red wine from the Etna, and it is delicious when you match it with some meat. Another food I love is lasagna. I can eat a full baking tin. Also, pistachio ice cream made in Bronte is something that I can’t even describe, it’s so good – you have to try that! The pistachio in Bronte is unique and when they have the Festival of Pistachio in Bronte, all foods are cooked with pistachio.
Reveal to us a secret about Italy! Food, shop, unique view, restaurant, your favorite T4T…whatever, we are really curious!
See the sunrise from Etna. It is a superb sight, from there you can see the sea and the shore of Calabria and behind your back you will have the central crater smoking. After, at the Portopalo of Capo Passero in the Province of Syracuse there is Granita di Fichi that you can eat inside or with a brioche. And to finish, you can visit one of the many beautiful beaches with clean sand.