Posted on Monday, December 04, 2017

The food emporium, Eataly, has been open in Rome for 5 years now. It's home to some a lot of great food, as well as amazing food festivals and events each year. Here are some reasons why you should make it a point to visit Eataly if you are in Rome.

The Diversity Of The Festivals Throughout The Year

If you love food, you will love the diversity of the food festivals that take place here. They include everything from street food to straight up Italian favorites like pizza. During each festival you will not only get to sample items, but meet chefs and watch food demonstrations.

The Food And Wine Offerings

If you come to Eataly hungry, there's a good chance that you will go home feeling stuffed! There is just so much food located here. A favorite among the locals is the raw fish counter. Here you can things find octopus, seaweeds and violet prawns. Many visitors also love the monthly fish auctions that take place at Eataly. In addition to this there is also plenty of produce, breads and dessert type items to purchase and eat right on the spot. Feeling thirsty? Head on over to the second floor and visit Enoteca. It features more than 25,000 different Italian wines. Around 1,500 of them are biodynamic or organic varieties. If you aren't sure what to try, they have their very own whatsapp hotline that allows you to text them any time of day (or night) to get their recommendations for what to pair with a meal. This free service can be reached at +39 348 2317804.

You Can Feel Good About What You Are Buying

When you purchase food from Eataly, you can feel good about it. They focus on selling items that are of high quality. Those who they purchase items from, to resell to the consumer, are responsible in their growing practices and their sustainability efforts. However, these high standards don't mean that the prices of their products will be raised because of it. Many visitors are surprised to find that a lot of the items are extremely affordable. This means that you can purchase high quality items at reasonable prices while supporting local farmers in the area.

These are just some of the reasons why you should visit Eataly when you are in Rome. It will allow you to enjoy some of the fresh, local food, experience a festival and find a bottle of wine to bring back home. It's more than just a food market, it's an experience.

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