It’s Italian Week in Dubrovnik with a celebration of top Italian cuisine. Italia Fest Dubrovnik 2016 opened today in the Lazareti complex by the east gate to the Old City. Every day from 9.00am to 9.00pm until the 28th of August food lovers will be able to purchase Italian favourites such as prosciutto, Mortadella, wild boar salami, salami with truffles, Parmesan cheese, mozzarella, goat’s cheese, anchovies, olives, dried tomatoes, spices, pasta, pastries, and many other delicacies that are normally only available at Italian markets.
The organisers of the event have just held an Italia Fest in Split and now they have moved south down the Croatian coastline to Dubrovnik. More than a hundred different products are on sale at the market and the organisers stated that it will “bring the atmosphere of an Italian market to Dubrovnik.” They added that all the market traders will be happy to explain the products that are on offer.
Six large stands have been installed in the Lazareti complex and among the many Italian delicacies you can find sausages from Montepulciano which are aged and preserved in a cave, a giant Mortadella produced in Bologna, Tuscan ham flavoured with hot peppers, garlic and basil aged in wheat flour, selected boar steaks, salamis and cheeses flavoured with truffles and high quality Parmesan which has been aged for 36 months.