Archive | 3:47 PM

Aperitivo at Caffè Tuscher, Cortona

8 Apr

It’s early evening and you are on your way home from work, (or not, as is our case), and a bit hungry but knowing it is way too early for dinner….what to do? Well, the Italians have a great tradition called Aperitivo.  The word is derived from the Latin verb aperire, which means “to open” – and the Italian ritual of a pre-dinner drink or two is meant to open one’s stomach in preparation for dinner. Of course, meeting up with friends, or making new ones, just adds to the enjoyment.

How did the Italian aperitivo tradition begin? In 1786, in Turin Italy, Antonio Benedetto Carpano invented Vermouth by infusing white wine with various herbs and spices. His drink became famous for opening the stomach before a meal and hence, aperitivo was born.

So even when the rain is falling or the streets appear empty,

©Blogginginitaly.com

©Blogginginitaly.com

plenty of people in Cortona are enjoying aperitivo at Caffè Tuscher.

©Blogginginitaly.com

©Blogginginitaly.com

©Blogginginitaly.com

©Blogginginitaly.com

©Blogginginitaly.com

©Blogginginitaly.com

©Blogginginitaly.com

©Blogginginitaly.com

Aperitivo at Tuscher – always a good time waiting to be had!

©Blogginginitaly.com

©Blogginginitaly.com

Ciao,
Judy

%d bloggers like this: