Liberation Day in Italy Liberation Day is a national holiday in Italy that is annually celebrated on April 25. It marks the fall of Mussolini's Italian Social Republic and the end of the Nazi occupation in Italy in 1945, towards the end of the second World War.
Although it’s enjoyed across the country, central Italy is said to be bruschetta’s spiritual home. Bruschetta is a classic Italian appetiser (GETTY IMAGES) Andrea Boscu Bianchi Bandinelli’s family estate, Villa di Geggiano, near Siena, has enjoyed 400 years of glorious architecture, fabulous wine and extraordinary food.
Statues of Jesus are seen at parades, processions and festivities in Italy on Easter Day. Statues of Jesus are seen at parades, processions and festivities in Italy on Easter Day. ©iStockphoto.com/Sebastien Cote What Do People Do? Easter, or Pasqua in Italian, is a festive holiday throughout Italy.
Focaccia is an Italian flat bread often baked with olives, oils, herbs and other ingredients. The bread has a similar texture to pizza crust, and it can be used as an appetizer or as sandwich bread. Focaccia is usually baked in a round pan, cut into wedges and then split horizontally before serving it.
Margherita pizza has tomato sauce and, optionally, fresh tomatoes (red), mozzarella cheese (white) and basil (basil) and was named after Queen Margherita of Italy  in the late 1800s. Its colors, red, white and green were picked to emulate the colors of the Italian flag.
Ritu Dalmia, the owner of Diva - one of Delhi's finest Italian restaurants, has interestingly not undergone any professional training to become a Chef. She cooked her first meal at the tender age of nine and till date trusts her instincts when it comes to cooking. Ritu believes cooking is an art, guided by a natural sense of taste and talent.
Spaghetti con Pomodoro e Basilico (tomato and basil) is a simple Italian dish. Since tomatoes were first cultivated in the fertile land of Naples in the sixteenth century, tomatoes fully replaced the previously prevalent sweetness of Italian food with their savory acidity.
The name itself, tiramisu, means “pick me up” in Italian most likely referring to the two caffeinated ingredients that are present in the dish, espresso and cocoa. Traditional tiramisu begins with Savoiardi Ladyfingers, light and delicately sweet sponge cake biscuits.