A Tasteful Trip: Foods of the Mille Miglia
Artwork by Mauricio Cremer
Of course, you visit and participate in the Mille Miglia because you love cars. But there is much more to Italy than great driving roads and history—and don’t tell us you were planning on finding your meals in between fuel additives at the closest gas station.
With a varied selection of dishes from towns and regions along the Mille Miglia route, our handy graphic is a great way to ensure you’re ordering the local specialty—and trying something new. From fruitcake to the legendary Pasta Di Roma, there’s something for everyone in these 9 main locations. And if you find yourself in Italy when the Mille Miglia is not thundering through the countryside, rest assured, these fantastic dishes can be ordered year ‘round.
1. Brescia: Casoncelli Alla Ricotta
Casoncelli pasta with ricotta filling in a butter and sage sauce.
2. Verona: Polenta e Osei
Quail stew on a bed of Polenta
3. Ferrara: Cappellacci Alla Zucca
Cappellacci pasta with Pumpkin filling in a butter and sage sauce.
4. Rimini: Piadina
Flour tortilla sandwich ( a bit thicker than a tortilla) filled with mozzarella, prosciutto, tomatoes and basil.
5. Ascoli Piceno: Olive All’ Ascolana
Deep fried green olives, filled with ground meat.
6. Roma: Bucatini all’Amatriciana
Bucatini pasta in a tomato, bacon and onion sauce.
7. Siena: Panforte
Fruit cake with almonds, hazelnuts, honey and a variety of spices.
8. Pisa: Trippa Alla Pisana
Tripe stewed in a tomato and bacon sauce.
9. Reggio Emilia: Parmigiano Reggiano
There are a variety of cheese factories that you can visit in Reggio Emilia. Here you will learn why the aging process makes this cheese one of the staples of Italian cuisine.
10. Parma: Prosciutto di Parma
In Parma you can also visit the farms that produce this Italian delicacy and learn why Italians refer to this ham as “crudo” (raw) and everything else as “ham”.