Italians may not follow road rules, and let’s not even get into discussing Italian politics, but when it comes to coffee, there are many hard-and-fast traditions not to be messed with.
For instance, cappuccino is a breakfast coffee, which should never be ordered after a meal. In fact, in some restaurants the owners will even refuse to serve a cappuccino after a meal as they think the heavy milk will mix badly in the stomach!
Instead, Italians will have an espresso after a meal. But even for this simple shot of coffee there are a few coffee rules to be followed.
One delicious way to enjoy an espresso in the summer months is with a simple scoop of creamy gelato swirled into the hot bitter shot.
This is particularly wonderful because to enjoy this great Italian coffee recipe means you either have to make gelato, or buy it from a delicious gelateria!
To learn about Italian food and have fun discovering tasty ways to use seasonal Italian ingredients, we have hands-on cooking classes in Florence and Cooking Classes in a Tuscan Villa.
Immerse yourself in the Tuscan culture on our small-group Best of Tuscany tour visiting Siena, San Gimignano and Monteriggioni, as well as stopping for lunch and wine tasting at an award-winning Tuscan Villa wine estate – the highlights of Tuscany in one spectacular day tour from Florence.
For a more exhilarating trip to Tuscany, bike ride from Florence to the Tuscan countryside, whizzing up and down the rolling Tuscan hills that form the stunning Tuscany countryside as you tour to a great Tuscan villa wine estate for a Tuscan wine tasting, and lunch at an award-winning Tuscan restaurant.
Visit two historic Tuscan villas on the Taste of Tuscany at the Villa wine tour. Stroll through the Tuscan countryside for a Perfect Morning in Tuscany small-group walking tour.
If you would like to have a private guide accompanying you, we have private tours that cater to your every desire. From Florence (and Tuscany) to Rome, Venice to the Cinque Terre and beyond, we are at your beck and call.
To explore other areas of Italy, can check out our Artviva Walking Tours website to read more about the tours we have to offer in Florence, Rome, Venice, Cinque Terre, Umbria, Naples, Pompeii and more.