Have you ever heard about “aperitivo”?
If you were in Italy, you know this italian rite for sure. Usually aperitivo starts between 6 and 8 p.m. and it is the time for relax and for meeting with friends after a long day at work. Do you know what the story of aperitivo is?
The first signs of aperitivo reach the ancient Rome where wealthy Romans started their meal with wine and some various snacks. These small appetizers and wine mixed with herbs and honey served to stimulate appetite.
Instead, the modern aperitivo was born in Turin in 1876 where a distiller Antonio Benedetto Carpano invented modern vermouth. In the next few years idea of aperitivo spread all country and today is in the center of social life of Italians.
Aperitivo could be served with various snacks like crackers, cheese, olives but also with a full buffet. The most popular drinks are: Spritz, Negroni Sbagliato, Americano, Campari or Prosecco.
Also, Accademia Studioitalia organizes often aperitivo for their international languages students learning Italian in Rome. The students and teachers from our school meet in bar (Italian bar not the American version of them), and they spend evenings together. It is a perfect moment to meet others and talk in Italian practicing what you have learned in the school.