What gifts and souvenirs can you bring from Italy

Italy is associated with delicious cuisine and world-famous architectural landmarks. This amazing country gives its guests an unforgettable vacation, however, everyone thinks about what souvenirs and treats to bring from Italy, to please their loved ones and introduce them closer to the unsurpassed Italian cuisine and the centuries-old traditions of this country.


Contents:
  • Alcohol
  • Amaretto
  • Grappa
  • Limoncello
  • Prosecco
  • Attributes "Ferrari»
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • dried tomatoes
  • Carnival masks
  • Cosmetics
  • Coffee
  • Dolls
  • Murano glass
  • Meat delicacies
  • Ventrichinu
  • Coppa
  • Mortadella
  • Prosciutto
  • Salami
  • Clothing and footwear
  • Olives and olive oil
  • Pasta
  • Sweets
  • Marzipans
  • Honey
  • Almond cookies
  • Chocolate
  • Pesto sauce
  • Souvenirs
  • Amphora
  • products
  • lava in Romeo and Juliet style
  • Coins
  • monuments of architecture in miniature
  • Figures
  • Cheese
  • Parmesan
  • Mozzarella
  • Gorgonzola
  • Grana Padano
  • Porcelain
  • Football attributes
  • jewelry and jewelry
  • Rosary
  • can not be exported

Alcohol

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Amaretto

Amaretto is a dark brown liqueur with an original taste, an almond flavor and a strength of 20 to 28 degrees. The business card of the true Amaretto is an unusual square bottle. Use a liqueur with ice, as part of many cocktails or adding to tea, coffee, pastries and desserts.

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Grappa



Grappa is grape vodka. Its fortress can reach 50 degrees. Italians call this drink wine, because they make it from a grape cake. Types of grappa differ not only in the varieties of grapes from which it is produced, but also in terms of aging, and the availability of various fruit additives and spices.

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Limoncello

From Italy, no doubt, it is worth bringing the world famous Limoncello liqueur. It is a sweet alcoholic drink of yellow color, with a strength of 30-32 degrees. In fact, it is alcohol, infused with lemons and the addition of sugar.

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Prosecco

What kind of wine to bring from sunny Italy? One of the symbols of the country was sparkling wine Prosecco, originally from Venice. From other effervescent, dry wines it has a pleasant aroma and exquisite taste. Some experts say that even French champagne is inferior to this drink.

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Attributes of "Ferrari"

Faithful to the fans of "Formula 1" definitely like gifts containing the brand name of the brand "Ferrari".Numerous souvenirs will be appreciated not only by admirers of the well-known automobile brand. Get a gift of a quality reduced model of the famous car will be happy man of any age.

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Balsamic vinegar

Traditional Italian balsamic vinegar is popular among gastronomic souvenirs. Make it in Modena from grapes. Balsamic has a very thick consistency and dark brown color, which resembles tar. Balsamic vinegar has a pleasant aroma and sweet and sour taste with pronounced fruit notes.


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Dried tomatoes

To one of the most common souvenirs are dried( dried) tomatoes. These are slices of tomatoes, dried in the sun. They are sold by weight and vacuum packages, soaked in olive oil with various seasonings.

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Carnival masks

A beautiful and original gift from Italy will be a Venetian mask. Souvenir shops of the country are filled up with a huge number of carnival masks. They are of two kinds: modern and masked characters of Italian comedies. Variations and styles just do not count, for every taste and purse. And in Venice itself you can buy unique masks with exquisite ornaments.

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Cosmetics

Qualitative cosmetics of famous brands will be an excellent gift for any female representative. What kind of cosmetics should I bring from Italy? Quality and democratic price are different cosmetic brands Kiko Milano, Pupa and Collistar, which include decorative cosmetics. To the admirers of natural products for face and body care, you can buy a cream from the Italian brands L'Erbolario and Bottega Verde.

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Coffee

Present in the form of a pack of real Italian coffee will delight the connoisseursan invigorating drink. The Italians are well known and know how to use it. In the country, coffee is not grown, but the best in the world coffee mixtures are prepared. The most recognized brands of coffee in Italy are Illy and Lavazza.

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Dolls

As a souvenir for children from Italy, you can bring a doll. The most popular doll in Italy is Pinocchio. Here it can be found in various sizes - from small ones, placed in the palm of your hand, to puppets in human growth.

In Sicily - the birthplace of the puppet theater, you can buy a variety of puppet dolls. Another well-known among the Italians is the doll Befana - a good witch who comes to the children on the feast of the Epiphany and leaves them with sweet gifts.

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Murano glass

Italy is famous for its Murano glassware. Famous jewelry, interior items, decanters, glasses and other funny things are made on the island of Murano near Venice. Visiting this island, you can see the whole process of making and buy jewelry or dishes. Buying Murano souvenirs is best in specialized stores.

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Meat delicacies

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To ventricin

A variety of sausage wentrichine is produced in the Italian village of Cronjaleto in the province of Teramo. Sausage has a rather sharp taste, because they cook it from jerky and red pepper. In Italy, this piquant delicacy has long fallen in taste to all.

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Koppa

This is a raw pork neck, in the manufacture of which meat is separated from the bone, salted, and then marinated. The marinade can include white and red wines, local spices and garlic. The meat is kneaded in a special way and stuffed with it the natural pork intestine. After this, the koppa is fumigated with smoke and aged for at least 3 months.

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Mortadella

Delicious souvenir from Italy will be a gastronomic attraction of Bologna - mortadella. It is made exclusively from pork, with the addition of bacon, black and white pepper, coriander, anise and pistachios with wine. Sausage has a subtle flavor and rich taste. Has a short shelf life, so buying it in large quantities is not recommended.

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Prosciutto

Prosciutto or Parma ham is produced in many regions of Italy, but the standard is the product prepared in Parma. Hams are salted and dried in a special way for a long time - up to 2 years. There are several varieties of prosciutto: kródo - made naturally, with the help of salt, sun and wind, and prosciutto cotto, which is boiled before the drying process.

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Salami

Italy is the recognized leader in the production of salami. Genuine Italian salami consists of only a few ingredients: pork, fat, spices and salt. Quality sausage is characterized by dense forcemeat and large pieces of white bacon. The main attribute of the premium variety is a noble white mold.

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Clothing and footwear

Italy - a paradise for shopaholics. Here you can buy unique items of local manufacturers, as well as buy fashionable brand clothes at a bargain price. On the island of Burano you can buy a beautiful lace, San Marino will enjoy a rich selection of leather products, in boutiques of Rome and Milan, collections from the best Italian and world designers are presented.

Shoes are better to buy in the season of sales and only in brand stores. Cheaper things can be purchased in outlets, but you should carefully look at the quality of products.

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Olives and olive oil

In Italy, grows about 100 varieties of olive trees. Therefore, a nice gift will be a jar of canned local olives, which amaze with their diversity. They differ in taste, color, size. Usually tourists bring from Italy green olive oil. To avoid forgery, it is recommended to buy oil in villages and only in metal containers for easy transportation.

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Pasta

Legend of Italy - pasta. The brand number one here is Barilla. To buy a paste as a souvenir is not very advisable, it is fragile and voluminous. But such a paste as in Italy is not found anywhere else.

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Sweets

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Marzipanas

Sicily is famous for its marzipans. As gifts from the island, they bring sets of marzipans in the form of various vegetables and fruits. Marzipan fruit is a delicious dessert and a real work of art.

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Honey

Sicilian honey is an incredible gift from Italy. It has a very pleasant taste, because bees collect nectar from plants near the volcano Etna. The most popular peach and lemon honey among tourists, such varieties can not be found anywhere else. You can buy it during the excursion to the volcano, and you can try different kinds of honey in the province of Ragusa, where every autumn the holiday of honey takes place.

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Almond cookies

One of the most popular Italian desserts is the almond biscuit "Amaretti", which simply melts in the mouth. This is something between an almond cookie and a meringue. Also you can not ignore the almond cookies "Ricciarelli".The cookie is low in caloric content and has an original taste. No less known is the local sweetness called "Pasta di Mandorle", which looks more like marzipan, but looks like biscuits with almonds.

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Chocolate

Turin is the chocolate capital of Italy. Here you can not be afraid for the quality of the purchased product. Local producers make delicious chocolate and a lot of varieties of chocolates. Chocolate confectionery factory Amadei is recognized as one of the best in the world, and Italian sweets Ferrero Rocher has long conquered the world market. No less popular sweet souvenir are the chocolate pyramids Gianduiotti.

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Pesto sauce

To fans of Italian cuisine, you must buy a pesto sauce, which is produced in Genoa. It has a rich taste, thanks to the composition of olive oil, cheese and basil. It is sold in small jars and can be of two types: traditional - green and red - with the addition of dried tomatoes.

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Souvenirs

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Amphoras

Next to Naples are the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. It is from here that you can bring a piece of antiquity in the form of historical literature, albums dedicated to excavations, and various figurines in the ancient Roman style. Also here are selling ceramic "replicas" of the famous ancient amphorae.

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Products from volcanic lava

Lovers of unusual gifts just like the figures of frozen lava. At the foot of Etna there are many shops with similar souvenirs. Here, ashtrays, bottles, figurines of mythical creatures and various ornaments make of lava.

You can also bring a piece of lava from the excursion to the crater of Etna or dial volcanic black sand on the beach near Catania.

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In the style of Romeo and Juliet

In memory of the trip to Verona, you can buy the figures of Romeo and Juliet. The heroes of the Shakespearean tragedy became the hallmark of the city, as it is here that Juliet's house is located. In the local souvenir shops you can find a lot of souvenirs - from magnets with a view of the Juliet balcony to the costumes of the heroes.

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Coins

In the souvenir shops of Rome, which are located around the Colosseum, there is a large assortment of ancient Roman coins. But be careful, many of these souvenirs are unlikely to pass the test for originality.

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Architectural monuments in miniature

An original reminder of the rest in Italy will be miniature copies of monuments of architecture: the Leaning Tower, the Colosseum, the Vatican Cathedral, the Trevi Fountain. These copies of national symbols will be an excellent memorable gift.

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Figures

Popular among tourists are souvenirs that reflect the history of ancient Rome. During the tour of the Colosseum, you can buy souvenirs with figures of Roman emperors in toga, figurines of gladiators who fought in the arena of this amphitheater, as well as a miniature copy of the statue of David and Venus of Milo.

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Cheese

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Parmesan

The most famous cheese in Italy is Parmesan. Italians call it the "King of Cheeses".Parmesan is an absolutely natural product, preservatives are not used in its manufacture. The cheese ripens at least 12 months in special conditions. On the real Italian Parmizan there should be a stamp DOP and inscription Parmigiano Reggiano.

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Mozzarella

Young white Mozzarella cheese is made from milk buffalo or cows. It is sold in the form of white balls in brine. Mozzarella has a delicate taste with pleasant sourness. The product does not contain salt, therefore it is perishable. Buy it necessary in sealed containers.

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Gorgonzola

Gorgonzola is a famous Italian blue cheese made from pasteurized milk with the addition of noble mold. It has a pleasant piquant taste, contains a lot of useful substances and vitamins. To keep the cheese moist, wrap it in foil, and stand for about six months. In Italy, it is produced mainly in the provinces of Lecco, Cremona, Brescia, Milan.

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Grana Padano

Grana Padano is a solid, bold straw-colored cheese, with a granular crumbling structure and a pineapple flavor. It is easily digested, rich in calcium, vitamins and protein. Grana Served does not lose its taste even after freezing and is perfectly combined with honey, jam and fruit.

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Porcelain

The Italian company "Pavone" produces porcelain figurines, which are highly appreciated by collectors all over the world. In addition, Pavone produces various interior details, souvenirs and dishes. These products are produced with the help of the latest technology, the process of roasting is monitored by highly qualified specialists, and each product is painted by hand. These porcelain works of art are sold in the company's branded shops.

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Football attributes

Football fans can buy form, scarves, mugs, covers, caps, backpacks and other souvenirs with the symbols of the Italian football clubs Milan, Inter and Juventus. They are sold everywhere, but it is worth considering that in stadiums and in specialized stores the price for such souvenirs will be lower.

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Jewelry and bijouterie

Italian jewelry has gained worldwide recognition, thanks to a combination of age-old traditions, original design and progressive technologies. Therefore, they will be the best gift for a woman from Italy. The main cities that produce jewelry, and jewelry made of precious metals with natural stones are Valenza, Vicenza, Florence and Arezzo. Here you can find products of the famous brands "Chimento", "Pianegonda" and "Facco Corporation".

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Rosary

A fashionable man's adornment in Italy is considered a rosary - it's a beads-rosary, sometimes with a pendant in the form of a cross. It was originally used by Catholics to read prayers. In our time, this is a man's neck decoration, which for many people is a talisman, a symbol of protection, a guardian.

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You can not export

  • works of art that are of cultural value;
  • objects of historical significance with archaeological excavations;
  • antiques;
  • drugs and weapons.

For all purchases and souvenirs it is desirable to keep checks.

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