Considered to have some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe, the island of Sardinia is one of dualities.
With a coastline attracting Europe’s jet set, this façade belays the islands inner beauty, one with snow capped mountains and ancient ruins. Viewed as one the oldest geological bodies in Europe, the island’s people and its geography share an ancient and storied history. Providing a heaven for mountaineers and beach lovers alike, Sardinia’s strength lay in embracing the duality of its rustic roots and that of its glitzier, costal tourist industry.
Its capital, Cagliari, situated in the gulf of Angels, provides a pleasant mix of history and nature. The Castello district, with its ornate palaces, allows for a great view of the city while also soaking in the warm Mediterranean sun. For travelers looking for something more casual, the Poetto beach, the longest in the area, acts as a meeting spot and overall great place to unwind after a long day.
When was the last time you had dinner in an Italian restaurant in Canada and you thought you were dining in Italy? That’s exactly how “Ospitalità Italiana Certified”restaurants want you to feel when you visit their fine dining establishments.
Ospitalità Italiana is an official certification from Unioncamere, Italy’s federation of local Chambers of Commerce and Industry, that tells you that the food you are enjoying is unquestionably Italian: products are authentic, ingredients genuine and recipes true to the thousand year history of Italian cuisine.
Canada is home to some leading Italian Chefs. Passionate and innovative, many have refined their skills and advanced their knowledge directly in Italy. In addition, Montréal boasts a fabulous cooking school ITHQ where young aspiring chefs learn Italian technic and Italian traditional recipes from the masters.
So the next time you make reservations for an Italian dinner in a Montreal restaurant, ask if they’ve received the Ospitalità Italiana seal of approval. You will enjoy the true Italian taste.