Kicking things off with the big daddy of Italian cuisine, forget anything you once thought about pizza: here in Italy, pizza making is a form of art. Think ultra-crisp stone-baked dough, tomatoes bursting with the countryside from which they were grown, creamy mozzarella and simple toppings scattered with fresh basil leaves. Try the classic margherita for a masterclass in simple pleasures, or spice it up a little by diving into toppings like salty prosciutto and punchy white anchovies.
If you’re travelling to our Airone Beachclub in the southern region of Calabria, be sure to try Calabria’s traditional answer to pizza: pitta rustica. It’s a rustic flatbread folded around a mouth-watering combo of local cheeses, tomatoes and cured meats - we did warn you that your taste buds were about to go crazy!