After our piece on Italians and their salami sandwiches, it seems snacks and street food is all the rage.
The Repubblica newspaper has dedicated a double page spread to the new Italian fashion: the bread roll and all its forms.
With Italy’s rich tradition of cold cut and cured meats, you can’t want for variety with everything from mortadella, to salame and more local varieties such as the cotoletta alla milanese for Milan (schnitzel), or the lampredotto (a kind of tripe) for Florence.
Recommendations for snacks and sandwiches in Milan include the historic De Santis at number 9 Corso Magenta and the Il panino Giusto chain which you can find in Brera, Porta Venezia, Navigli and Duomo.
We also recommend La Crocetta in Corsi di Porta Romana (at the Crocetta metro stop on Line 3).
In Florence the ‘Ino Panino is recommended, which can be found in via dei Georgofili.
Also keep an eye out for the Streetfood kiosks.