23 Most Popular Italian Drinks to try when visiting Italy!

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When visiting Italy, it’s easy to get lost in the incredible history, food, culture, and landmarks. But, an often-overlooked element is the fantastic array of drinks in Italy that you simply have to try out!

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Prosecco, Italian Sparkling Wine is loved the world over and even listed in the UNESCO World Heritage listing!

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Campari and bubbly soda water is widely viewed as a wonderful aperitif, a drink served before a meal or at cocktail hour.

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Amaretto is a sweet Italian liqueur originating in North Italy in Saronno (fairly near Milan) and derived from the Italian for bitter (amaro).

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Limoncello originated right on the Amalfi Coast, on the island of Capri to be exact. You can enjoy it as a nice aperitif or more commonly as the Italians do, as an after-dinner digestif.

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Sambuca is a colourless liqueur with a very high alcohol content and a strong aniseed taste. It is often enjoyed “con la Mosca” (translated means “with fly”), but in reality means that 3 coffee beans are floated on top and chewed while drinking.

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Aperol Spritz is a refreshing Italian cocktail made with Prosecco, Aperol, soda water, and ice and usually enjoyed as a pre-dinner drink in Italy!

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If you’ve ever enjoyed a dry Italian red wine, it’s probably Chianti. Produced in the largest wine-producing region in Italy, Chianti is the most famous wine in Tuscany and definitely worth a try!

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A refreshing Bellini is the perfect Italian cocktail for a warm summer day. A sweet and fruity cocktail, it is made from just two ingredients: peach purée and Prosecco, an Italian sparkling wine.

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When exploring Italy, adding these 23 most popular Italian drinks to your travel itinerary is an absolute must. Read our full post for these and more!

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