Nastro Azzurro – a light pale lager.

 When it comes to food and beverage, Italy does a lot of things exceptionally well, but, beer, not so much. To be fair, Italian beers are fine, but given the choice, why reach for one when even the cheapest of wine is delicious.

Now, that said, sometimes the occasion demands a beer. One such instance is on those hot days, you’ve just emerged from the sea, and there’s still residual saltwater on your lips. In this instance, order a Nastro Azzurro. It’s lighter than the other usual options (Peroni, Menabrea, Ichnusa), and ever so delicately sweet, which balances nicely with those salty lips.

Cin Cin!