Italy’s Regions

Italy is divided up into 20 regions and each region, except for the Aosta valley, has a number of provinces. Although there are many types of pasta that are eaten in many or all the Italian regions, a lot originated in a particular region and then became popular in other parts of the peninsula, whilst others are only found in one or a few regions.

Campania, Pasta Types, Vermicelli

Vermicelli

    Vermicelli, which means little worms, is a long dried durum wheat pasta which in Italy is thicker than spaghetti. However, apparently, it is thinner than spaghetti in USA. I wonder how that came about! The word vermicelli has also been adopted in other countries around the world to...

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