Setting the Scene
During the summer, Italy can reach some pretty high temperatures, so tourists and locals alike take to the outdoors for al fresco dining in the Mediterranean sun. Every year, people descend on the sprawling gardens of the Villa Borghese in Rome to enjoy a picnic in the tranquillity of the quiet gardens. Do as the Romans do and recreate this for yourself, packing up a basket and taking a day trip to Hyde Park to enjoy a relaxing afternoon by the Serpentine lake. Feel like avoiding the crowds of like-minded sun worshippers? Stay a little closer to home and enjoy a private picnic in your own back garden.
Creating a Little Italian Ambiance
No Italian summer would be complete without taking the time to enjoy some first class musical entertainment. From June to August every year Verona is brought to life with an open-air opera festival held in the picturesque and impressive setting of an ancient Roman amphitheatre. This year Arena di Verona will be hosting performances of the likes of Giuseppe Verdi's “Nabucco” and Giacomo Puccini's “Madama Butterfly”. Yet you don't need to travel across land and sea to enjoy classic Italian opera. Instead, just download some onto your computer, blast it through your speakers and enjoy an outdoor afternoon with a perfectly Italian atmosphere.
Eating Like an Italian
Of course, to truly enjoy summer like an Italian, you need to settle down to an authentic Italian meal. Allow Basilico to lend a hand here. To start with, no outdoor summer dining is complete without a refreshing drink, so why not get in a few Birra Moretti to quench your thirst? For those who prefer something a little lighter, our white wine Legato Inzolia, with hints of white flowers and citrus is the perfect delicate and fresh drink to accompany your day of relaxation. Make your picnic one of maximum enjoyment with minimal effort, and get in some Basilico antipasti and a grilled vegetable selection for sharing nibbles that will satisfy everyone. Enjoy our summery Burrata Bresaola pizza, topped with plenty of fresh rocket alongside bresaola, creamy burrata, mozzarella and shaved grana. Our fresh buffalo mozzarella, tomato, and basil salad, and burrata salad will add an element of healthy eating to the meal alongside some truly Italian flavours.
Finally, is it even summer in Italy if there's no gelato? Complete your day of living like an Italian, with a selection of our ice creams. For something refreshing and light, try the elderflower, lime, and mint sorbet or, go all out on decadence with our sea salted caramel ice cream and peanut brittle and fudge ice cream.
Just because you choose to stay in the UK this summer, doesn't mean you can't enjoy an exciting and exotic break. Make the most of your home holiday with a little Italian flair and relaxation!
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