After a decade in Italy, the Observer’s Rome-based correspondent Tom Kington lists his 10 most memorable meals in the country, ranging from a simple calzone in Sicily to a five-course restaurant blowout in Puglia
What’s the best meal you’ve ever had in Italy? Tell us in the comments below
This list is purely personal, focusing on the occasion as much as the menu. As such, I’ve made no attempt to be representative. Northern Italy hardly gets a look in, and a couple of them weren’t even in restaurants at all. I’m sure you’ll have your own suggestions and favourites, which you can post in the comments below. Buon appetito!
Cheap: up to €10pp
Expensive: above €30pp
Berlin’s Festival of Lights, touring and stocking up in Champagne and events for fashion lovers
Berlin has long been feted for its colourful nightlife, but visitors will be in for extra nocturnal treats next month as the annual Festival of Lights gets under way. From the Brandenburg Gate to the Radio Tower, more than 50 of the city’s iconic landmarks will be spectacularly illuminated. “Lightseeing” tours of the city centre by bus, boat, hot air balloon and rickshaw will run throughout the festival alongside musical performances, art installations and open-house events. There’s even a Light Run, enabling runners to take in the sights by night. The festival is on from 10-21 October. For more details, go to festival-of-lights.de/en.