Italian Amaretti cookies

Italian Amaretti cookies

Besides cantucci biscuits, another very popular Italian cookies are Amaretti. These cookies are almond flavored, are crisp outside and soft inside. They are similar to French macaroon cookies but have no filling. Another great complement to coffee.

Rome, Piazza Navona

Rome, Piazza Navona

One of the most popular places for a tourist to enjoy an Italian mean in Rome is Piazza Navona. It is large, long square built on the site of the Roman stadium so it also takes its shape. The square has three large fountains with statues. The middle of the square is taken up by the painting artists and both long sides are lined up with restaurants, also having tables in the open air.

Italian Cantucci biscuits

Italian Cantucci biscuits

Cantucci are typical Italian almond cookies (biscuits) made dry and hard by double baking. In the old times, bread double-baked was very useful for long storage, especially during travel or wars. The origin of the almond biscuits is placed in the city of Prato, in Tuscany. Italian cantucci make a great complement to coffee.