Italian cuisine developed through centuries of social and economic changes, with roots stretching to antiquity.
Italian cuisine is known for its regional diversity, especially between the north and the south of the Italian peninsula. It offers an abundance of taste, and is one of the most popular and copied in the world. It influenced several cuisines around the world, chiefly that of the U.S.
Gastronomic map of Italy (1962)
Italian pasta map
Italian iconic dishes and leading wines
Map of Italian wines
Culinary of Europe according to Italy