Picturesque grocery shops and other typical food and wine shops across Italy

One of the things I like to photograph in Italy – besides lonely bikes, asymmetric windows and doorknobs – are beautiful fruit shops and delis selling typical, local food products. Not only are the food products usually displayed in a beautiful way, but the names of the shops are often picturesque and creative too.

Some words have a regional origin, such as Cilenterie (a shop selling typical food products from Cilento), Norcineria (a shop selling pork meat products, originally from the town of Norcia in Umbria), while others refer to the type of products or the way they are being sold: Salumeria (a shop selling mainly cold cuts), Prosciutteria (a shop selling different types of ham), Pizzicheria (a shop selling small amounts of cold cuts, cheeses and other food products), Fiaschetteria, Enoteca (both words refer to retail shops selling wine and offering wine tastings), Bottega (artisan food shop, usually with a workshop where food products are being prepared) and many more.

Pizzicheria, Siena (Tuscany)

Pizzicheria, Siena (Tuscany)



Bassano del Grappa (Veneto)

Bassano del Grappa (Veneto)

Tropea, Calabria

Tropea (Calabria)

Norcineria, Spello (Umbria)

Norcineria, Spello (Umbria)

See: 5 Charming Little Towns in Ancient Umbria

 

Vernazza, Cinque Terre (Liguria)

Vernazza, Cinque Terre (Liguria)

See: Cinque Terre

 

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Sorrento (Campania)

 

Norcineria, Norcia (Umbria)

Norcineria, Norcia (Umbria)

See: The Green Hills of Umbria – A trip across the Valnerina

 

Manarola, Cinque Terre (Liguria)

Manarola, Cinque Terre (Liguria)

See: Cinque Terre

 

Cefalù, Sicily

Cefalù, Sicily

 

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Norcineria, Norcia (Umbria)

See: The Green Hills of Umbria – A trip across the Valnerina

 

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Via dei Serragli, Firenze (Tuscany)

 

Cilenterie shop in Palinuro (Campania)

“Cilenterie” shop in Palinuro (Campania)

See: Palinuo, Pisciotta and the Coast of Myth

 

"A Putia", Pisciotta (Campania). " 'A putia" in dialect means 'la bottega' (typical food shop)

“A Putia”, Pisciotta (Campania). ” ‘A putia” in dialect means ‘la bottega’ (typical food shop)

See: Palinuo, Pisciotta and the Coast of Myth

 

Prosciutteria, Parma (Emilia-Romagna)

Prosciutteria, Parma (Emilia-Romagna)

See also: Parma

 

Torino (Piedmont)

Torino (Piedmont)

See also: 10 Reasons why Turin should be on your Italy Bucket List

 

Salumeria, Verona

Salumeria, Verona

 

Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre (Liguria)

Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre (Liguria)

See: Cinque Terre

 

Montepulciano

Montepulciano

 

Typical chocolate and candy shop, Torino (Piedmont)

Typical chocolate and candy shop, Torino (Piedmont)

See also: 10 Reasons why Turin should be on your Italy Bucket List

 

Sperlonga (Lazio)

Sperlonga (Lazio)

Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre (Liguria)

Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre (Liguria)

See: Cinque Terre

 

Corniglia, Cinque Terre (Liguria)

Corniglia, Cinque Terre (Liguria)

 

Ponza island (Lazio)

Ponza island (Lazio)

See: Ponza island 

 

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Spello (Umbria)

See also: 5 Charming little towns in ancient Umbria


 
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Photo credits: all photos © Slow Italy, except (from top to bottom): Pizzicheria Siena by Michelle Lee; Bottega del Pane by Salva Barbera; Tropea by fabriziosinopoli; Cefalù by Muriel M. Photography; Fiaschetteria by Aldo Cavini Benedetti; Montepulciano shop by Santi; Salumeria Verona © violinconcertono3.

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