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Its impossible to think about Italy without thinking about food - Pasta Bolognese, Neopolitan pizza, Mozzarella di Bufala, Roma tomatoes, risotto Milanese, steak alla fiorentina, Sicilian arancini. Like its food, Italy is intensely regional, and the same goes for its wine. It’s the identity of Italy's various regions that make a Sicilian and a Tuscan wine so completely different. You also find that Italian regional identity in family histories, as food and wine are an important part of Italian culture. Italy's wines are fascinating to explore - just don't forget the food!